Thursday, 13 August 2020 The University Grants Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the decision of the Maharashtra and Delhi governments to cancel final year college exams due to Covid was void ab initio (invalid at the outset) and could not override its order to universities to hold the exams by September 30 through online or offline modes, reports Dhananjay Mahapatra.
The University Grants Commission welcomed multidisciplinary formula in New Education Policy 2020. "Lot of emphasis is given to multidisciplinary in new education policy. All institutions should be multidisciplinary where students get opportunity to study any course. There's lot of flexibility with multiple entry and exit options," said UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain.
Water level of Jayakwadi Dam was increased following the heavy rainfall in the area. Jayakwadi Dam gates were opened on September 18 to release the excess water. Maharashtra's Beed is receiving heavy rainfall from the last few days.
Migrant labourers, who had left for their native places during coronavirus lockdown, are being brought back by their employers to project sites in cities. "It's been four months, I have returned home due to coronavirus lockdown," said migrant labourer Dharmendra. "Don't want to leave family, but don't have another option, in Maharashtra we can earn better and save for our family," Dharmendra added, who work in a steel company. Subhash is also going back with Dharmendra along with their employer Shyam Kumar, who came all the way from Maharashtra to bring them back to work. "We are facing shortage of labourers, came here to take them with us," said Shyam Kumar.
Two chain snatchers got injured in a gunfight with police personnel at sector 58 area of Noida. They have received bullet injuries, the criminals have been admitted to hospital. "An incident of chain snatching took place in sector-58, our team was on ground. The criminals attacked our team, in the gunfight both criminals got injured. We have recovered two pistols and mobile phones form them. Both are residents of Delhi," informed Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Ran Vijay Singh.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi. Yediyurappa met Naidu on Sep 19 before returning to Bengaluru. While talking to media persons, BS Yediyurappa said that he is expecting cabinet expansion before Karnataka Assembly session.
Delhi Police patrolled using cycle to spread awareness around Covid-19. Police personnel were seen cycling at Connaught place in Delhi. Delhi's Connaught place has seen increase in footfall recently. Assistant commissioner of police cp was seen cycling along with his team. Police have issued over 410 challans in Connaught place area. Police issuing challans for not wearing masks, or following Covid-19 norms.
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In view of increasing footfall at Connaught Place, Delhi police carried out cycle patrolling to spread COVID-19 awareness. Assistant Commissioner of Police Connaught Place along with his team cycled to make sure people were maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. Delhi Police, in last one week, has filed around 416 challans in Connaught Place area. Challans were issued for violating COVID guidelines.
India's Permanent Representative to United Nations TS Tirumurti spoke on the upcoming General Assembly session. Tirumurti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address will be the highlight of India's participation. PM Modi will participate in two debates in the high-level segments beginning from September 21. "This time UN General Assembly will be historic and in more than one way. India's highlight will be participation of PM Modi in two debates. First is a general debate where he will deliver our national statement. Other is the high-level plenary meeting to commemorate UN's 75th anniversary. PM's address will certainly be the highlight of our participation in UNGA," Tirumurti said. He added. "We are entering UN Security Council at a very interesting if not critical juncture. We will be entering Security Council during the 75th year of UN. The world is different from the one that was when we were last in council. We have set forth our priorities which include peace & security related issues."
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With a spike of 93,337 new cases, India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 53-lakh mark on September 19. The total coronavirus case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases. As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, so far 42,08,432 people were cured/discharged/migrated. In last 24 hours, 1,247 deaths have been reported, while the total numbers of death from the diseases mount to 85,619. According to IMCR, total samples tested up to 18th September are 6,24, 54, 254 including 8,81,911 samples tested yesterday.
Panjab University is all set to conduct examinations for final year students. In view of COVID-19, the university has decided to take exams through online mode. The question papers will be sent through..