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CBSE to reduce syllabus for Classes 9-12 by up to 30%: HRD Minister
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced that CBSE will reduce syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 by up to 30% amid the coronavirus pandemic. He further said that the core concepts will be retained. He added that the ministry received more than 1,500 suggestions from educationists to aid the decision.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:18 pm on 07 Jul
60-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies by suicide at Pune quarantine centre
short by Daisy Mowke / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A 60-year-old man allegedly died by suicide at a quarantine centre in Pune's Kondhwa. Both he and his son were tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The incident took place at around 10 am on Monday. "The man hanged himself in the quarantine centre. The reason for the suicide is not clear yet," said police.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:10 pm on 07 Jul
K'taka may deploy medical students to fight COVID-19 in B'luru
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Karnataka government is considering using services of house surgeons appearing for PG exams from 17 medical colleges in Bengaluru amid rising coronavirus cases in the city, said state's Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Government is also planning to "tap into the base of final-year MBBS students" for deploying them at COVID-19 care centres, said Dr Sudhakar.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:58 pm on 07 Jul
Nurses at Delhi hospital protest over delay in payment of salary
short by Apaar Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The nurses at NDMC's Kasturba Hospital held a two-hour protest on Monday over the delay in payment of salary. BL Sharma, president of the hospital's nurses' union, said the last salary they got is for March which was paid in May. "Why are we risking our lives if we don't even get a salary?" said a nurse at the hospital.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:53 pm on 07 Jul
Mumbai MP Gopal Shetty felicitates COVID-19 warriors with gold coins
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Mumbai North MP Gopal Shetty has felicitated 30 coronavirus warriors including security guards, sanitation workers and administrative staff by giving them each a 1 gram gold coin and ₹5,000 cash. He also inaugurated a COVID-19 care centre set up by the Satra Park Cooperative Housing Society within its premises in Borivali.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:25 pm on 07 Jul
8-month-old travels 400km for treatment, dies after testing COVID-19 +ve
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
An eight-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya for treatment died within hours of testing positive for coronavirus. "On their arrival (to hospital), the swab samples of the baby were collected and sent for tests. The baby boy tested positive for COVID-19 and later died in the evening," Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:52 pm on 07 Jul
3 health workers among 21 new COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh
short by Jigyasu / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Chandigarh's health department on Monday confirmed that three healthcare workers and four employees of the education department are among 21 new COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory. The tally of COVID-19 patients in the city is now over 480, with 82 active cases. So far, Chandigarh has recorded six deaths due to COVID-19.
short by Jigyasu / 04:48 pm on 07 Jul
File report by July 10 on Kanpur shelter 57 COVID-19 cases: SC to UP
short by Atul Mishra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Supreme Court, while referring to the news of 57 girls testing COVID-19 positive at a shelter home in Kanpur in June, directed UP government to file a status report. SC also stated that UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Tripura have failed to reply regarding COVID-19 cases among children in shelter homes. SC asked these states to file a response by July 10.
short by Atul Mishra / 04:02 pm on 07 Jul
Door-to-door survey in Delhi's containment zones completed
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The Delhi government has completed the door-to-door health survey in the city's 445 Covid-19 containment zones, covering around 3.68 lakh people, officials said on Monday. Over 1.66 lakh antigen tests have been conducted. The earlier deadline to complete the door-to-door survey in city's containment zones was June 30.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 04:49 pm on 07 Jul
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's niece tests positive for COVID-19
short by Atul Mishra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's niece has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna. Reportedly, CM's residence has been sanitised and family members are being tested for COVID-19. Notably, Nitish on Saturday underwent COVID-19 test after attending an event with a BJP leader who tested positive for COVID-19.
short by Atul Mishra / 04:43 pm on 07 Jul
A 59-year-old Covid-19 patient died in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal after he was left unattended for over an hour in a hospital's parking lot on Monday, his family alleged. His son said that the victim was being taken from a hospital to a Covid-19 designated hospital for treatment but the ambulance staff left him in the parking lot.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:01 pm on 07 Jul
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's principal secretary M Sivasankar has been removed from the post over his alleged connection in the gold smuggling case. This comes a day after Opposition alleged that Sivasankar tried to shield one of the suspects Swapna Suresh, a former UAE consulate employee. The officials seized 30 kg gold from baggage addressed to UAE consulate in Kerala.
short by Jigyasu / 03:44 pm on 07 Jul
6 Gujarat policemen booked for alleged custodial death of T'gana man
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Police in Gujarat's Vadodara has registered an FIR against six policemen for allegedly killing a Telangana man while he was in custody at Fatehgunj police station. The victim went missing on December 10, 2019 after he was picked up by police on suspicion of theft. The accused disposed off the body of the victim after he died, said the FIR.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:58 pm on 07 Jul
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested three people including gangster Vikas Dubey's daughter-in-law Chama, maid and a neighbour for helping the gangster and his men during the encounter wherein eight policemen were killed. The police said that Chama did not open the door of her house despite insistence by a policeman looking for a hideout during the gunfight.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:48 pm on 07 Jul
Surrender can't be interpreted as consent for sex: Kerala HC
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
While finding a 59-year-old man guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl multiple times in 2009, Kerala High Court recently said that surrender can never be construed as consensual acts of sexual intercourse. "Only sexual intercourse which are welcomed could be construed as not violative of the rights of the victim, and accepted as consensual," the court stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:56 pm on 07 Jul
Burglars wearing PPE kits steal 780 gm gold in Maharashtra
short by Apaar Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Burglars wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits broke into a jewellery shop in Satara district in Maharashtra and stole 780 gm gold, police said on Tuesday. The CCTV footage of the incident shows the burglars wearing caps, masks, plastic jackets and hand gloves taking the jewellery from the display cases. A case has been registered at the Phaltan Police Station.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:05 pm on 07 Jul
Won't let China take reins: US on India-China border tensions
short by Kiran Khatri / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The US military "will continue to stand strong" in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said. "We're not going to stand by and let China...take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force," he added. This comes amid India-China border tensions in Ladakh.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:09 pm on 07 Jul
Thank you India for hosting Dalai Lama: US as it criticises China
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The US has thanked India for hosting the Dalai Lama since 1959 as the world commemorated the 85th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader. Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi further said, "The aspirations of His Holiness and the Tibetan people remain unfulfilled as the oppressive Chinese regime continues its disgraceful campaign of persecution."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:30 pm on 07 Jul
The executive officer of Maniyar Nagar Panchayat allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence. The police has recovered a suicide note from the spot in which the 27-year-old said she had been "cheated and was made to do some wrong work". A police official said that it was the first posting of the officer in Ballia.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:32 pm on 07 Jul
Revoke decision on postal ballots for those above 65: TMC urges EC
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal has urged the Election Commission to revoke its decision to allow those aged above 65 and under quarantine, to cast their votes via postal ballot. "This disenfranchises those above 65 from exercising their right to vote," TMC general secretary Subrata Bakshi said, adding the move is "arbitrary, malafide and unconstitutional".
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:08 pm on 07 Jul
Over 15L quarantined in Mumbai since COVID-19 outbreak: BMC
short by Kiran Khatri / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Over 15 lakh people have been quarantined in Mumbai after contact-tracing since the outbreak of coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Of these, 5.34 lakh people were identified as high-risk contacts. At least 13.28 lakh people have completed their 14-day quarantine so far while 2.46 lakh people are currently under home quarantine and 14,288 under institutional quarantine.
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:58 pm on 07 Jul
Haryana govt freezes DA of staff at current level till July 2021
short by Kiran Khatri / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The Haryana government has decided to freeze Dearness Allowance (DA) of its employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners at current rate of 17% till July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state's finance department said the government will not pay the additional instalments due from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:56 pm on 07 Jul
Govt committee suggests moving LG Polymers Vizag plant hit by gas leak
short by Anushka Dixit / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A government-appointed committee said that LG Polymers, owned by South Korea's LG Chem, should be moved from Vizag after the deadly gas leak killed 12 people in May. An investigation found that the plant was negligent and warning systems were not working, the committee said. "We will sincerely respond to the probe result and take corresponding measures," LG Chem said.
short by Anushka Dixit / 06:17 pm on 07 Jul
Pimpri-Chinchwad civic body scraps mechanised road sweeping tender
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Monday cancelled the ₹750 crore tender for mechanised road sweeping project. "We'll redo the proposal and put it before the civic general body for approval," said PCMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar. This came after BJP corporator Seema Savale flagged attempts by politicians to grab the tender through proxy contractors, reported the Indian Express.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:40 pm on 07 Jul
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