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Pending board exams to be held in schools where students are enrolled: Center


Students will appear for pending board exams in schools where they are enrolled (representation)

New Delhi:

According to the Department of Human Resources, students will appear for pending class 10 and 12 board exams in the schools where they are enrolled instead of an external test center.

The ministry also plans to report the results of the jury exams before the end of July, and the assessment process has already started for exams that were done before the lockdown was announced.

According to officials of the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), students will appear in their individual schools for exams and not in external test centers.

“Students will take exams in their own schools and not in external test centers to ensure minimal travel for them. Schools will be responsible for ensuring standards of social distancing are respected and students will have to carry their own bottles of disinfectant and cover their faces with masks, “said an official with the board.

The information was also shared by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ during a live interaction with students broadcast on DD News on Tuesday evening.

Usually, jury exams are held in designated examination centers for students. This is to ensure minimal school bias for their students and to allow independent external monitors to monitor the review process.

The board of directors announced Monday the dates sheet for the current exams in classes 10 and 12, which will now take place from July 1 to 15 with strict distancing standards in place.

The exams were postponed due to the national lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

While Class 12 exams will be conducted across the country, Class 10 exams are only taking place in northeast Delhi, where they could not be held due to law and order in the wake of protests against the amended citizenship law.

The Minister of Human Resources Development said efforts are being made to ensure that the result is reported by the end of July.

“Efforts are underway to declare the result by the end of July. The assessment process has already started for the jury exams and will continue to run alongside the pending exams. The teachers involved in the assessment process will be dispensed from dispensing administrative work for the mandate, “he said in the interaction.

The assessment of the CBSE exams for classes 10 and 12 takes place at home. In addition, the Department of Human Resources had reserved 3,000 assessment centers from which answer sheets would be distributed to teachers in their homes for assessment, and then collected.

Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Center announced the closure of classrooms nationwide as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

Later, a 21-day national lockout was announced on March 24, which came into effect the next day. It is now extended until May 31.

The jury was unable to complete class 10 and 12 exams for eight days of the exam due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, due to the public order situation in northeast Delhi, the jury was unable to sit exams for four days of exams, while a very small number of students from this and surrounding districts were unable to sit for exams for six days.

The board announced last month that it would conduct pending examinations in only 29 subjects crucial to promotion and admission to higher education institutions.

The methods of assessing subjects for which no examination is carried out will be announced soon by the jury.

The schedule has been decided to ensure that the jury exams are completed before competitions such as the JEE-Mains engineer entry, which is scheduled from July 18 to 23, and the NEET entry medical examination. , which is scheduled for July 26.

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97 dead, 2 survivors of the accident

Karachi, Pakistan:

Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Karachi, southern Pakistan, health officials said on Saturday.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft had made several approaches to land at the city’s airport when it fell into a residential area, damaging buildings and triggering a rescue operation that lasted overnight.

All passengers and crew were counted and the bodies of those killed were found at the crash site, the Sindh health ministry said, adding that 19 had been identified.

A local hospital previously reported receiving the bodies of those killed on the ground.

The site remained cordoned off Saturday morning.

The crash sent plumes of smoke into the air as rescuers and residents searched for debris and firefighters tried to put out the flames.

An AFP journalist saw charred bodies loaded in ambulances.

PIA said the plane lost contact with air traffic control just after 2:30 p.m. (09:30 GMT) from Lahore to Karachi.

The disaster comes as Pakistanis prepare to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr, and many are returning to their homes in cities and towns.

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Bhis Pic by Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn from 2004 Yuva Film


Abhishek Bachchan shared this photo. (Image courtesy: bachchan )

Strong points

  • “A memorable shoot. Calcutta based,” wrote Abhishek.
  • He also wrote on Cyclone Amphan
  • “It’s heartbreaking to see the visuals come out of Kolkata”: actor

New Delhi:

Abhishek Bachchan, Friday, shared a picture of the backdrops from his 2004 film Yuva following cyclone Amphan, which has caused widespread devastation in Odisha and West Bengal in recent days. The actor posted a photo from the BTS starring co-star Ajay Devgn and the film’s director Mani Ratnam, which was shot in Kolkata and said it was “heartbreaking” for him “to see the visuals” leaving Kolkata hit by a cyclone. On Friday, Yuva turned 16 and Abhishek marked the occasion by sharing a page of his film journals with an emotional note. He wrote: “Wow! 16 years old already. This photo was taken on the sets of Yuva in Kolkata. We were about to start shooting the climax of the film. A memorable shoot. Based in Kolkata. It is heartbreaking to see the visuals come out of Kolkata following the destruction left by cyclone Amphan. “

Many people have died in West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan caused flooding, blew up roofs, uprooted trees and tore off power lines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced aid of Rs 1,000 crore on Saturday.

Come back to Yuva, Except Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, the film also starred with Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi. It took place in Kolkata and staged Abhishek as a goon and Rani Mukerji as his wife.

On the work side, Abhishek Bachchan will then be seen in Bob biswas, a film based on the antagonist Kahaani. The actor also The Big Bull, Ludo and Gulab Jamun aligned.

Brazil overtakes Russia with second highest number of coronavirus cases


The increase occurred while the World Health Organization declared South America “a new epicenter” of the pandemic.

Brasilia, Brazil:

Brazil overtook Russia on Friday as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States, while the Americas has become a new epicenter of the pandemic.

The South American country has now registered 330,890 infections and 21,048 deaths from the new coronavirus, although experts say the subtests mean the actual numbers may be 15 times or more.

The number of deaths in Brazil increased by 1,001 in 24 hours, for the third time in four days, it exceeded 1,000.

The increase occurred while the World Health Organization declared South America “a new epicenter” of the pandemic.

“It is clear that there is concern in many of these countries, but Brazil is clearly the hardest hit at this point,” said WHO emergency director Mike Ryan.

The United States has recorded more than 1.6 million cases and nearly 96,000 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

Russia has registered 326,488 cases and 3,200 deaths.

The number of deaths in Brazil is currently the sixth in the world, behind the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and France.

But the crisis is not expected to peak in Brazil until June.

The country of 210 million people has had a disjointed response to the pandemic.

Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who compared the virus to a “small flu”, condemns state and local government home maintenance measures, saying they are hurting the economy unnecessarily.

Infected pregnant Liberian nurse tells ordeal says I was in hell


The nurse was separated from her family and taken to a coronavirus care unit. (Representative)

Monrovia, Liberia:

Liberian nurse Sedia Marwolo was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors arrived at her home and took her to a special coronavirus hospital, which she compared to “hell”.

It was the start of a 15-day trial in which the 38-year-old woman cried almost every day and was paralyzed by the fear of knowing whether her baby would survive her COVID-19 infection.

Marwolo’s bosses sent her home in early May – without giving her a reason – although colleagues later told her that her immediate supervisor had tested positive for coronavirus.

Five days after they decided to take a test, the medical personnel in protective clothing were waiting for Marwolo at her home, while her neighbors watched her being taken away.

In a nightmare for a pregnant woman, Marwolo was separated from her family and taken to an intensive care unit for coronavirus in a military hospital east of the capital Monrovia.

“I was like in hell, alone and abandoned,” she said. “Being pregnant and ending up in a corona intensive care unit is terrible.”

Liberia has registered some 250 cases to date, with 24 deaths – a small number compared to Europe and the United States infected with the virus.

But as with other poor countries in the region, there is concern that Liberia is ill-equipped to deal with a large epidemic.

The nation of some 4.8 million people was already severely affected during the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, which killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia.

Inside the military hospital, Marwolo did not eat for two days out of fear. “I noticed that my baby was no longer moving in my stomach,” she said.

But she found a friend and ally in Harriette Mondaye, a midwife employed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who advises pregnant patients with coronavirus.

“It was a difficult time,” said Mondaye, adding that the infected nurse cried every time she spoke on the phone.

It is feared that pregnant women are particularly vulnerable in the coronavirus crisis.

During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, suspicious hospitals sometimes refused to accept patients, leaving some pregnant women to give birth on the streets.

To prevent this scenario from happening again, UNFPA is providing maternity counseling at the Liberia Coronavirus Hospital, said Mondaye.

Marwolo finally started eating again and was discharged from the coronavirus hospital after 15 days, after recovering.

She then gave birth to a baby girl, who did not contract the virus.

But after surviving the ordeal, Marwolo and his family now face the stigma of having had contact with COVID-19.

Her husband and one of her three children also contracted the disease and recovered, making the family outcasts in her neighborhood.

“Stigma is another hell for any victim of this virus,” she said.

“It’s like a curse. We are even planning to leave the community.”

Marwolo attributes his recovery to the help of Mondaye and wishes to undertake further studies to advise people in similar distress situations.

“She encouraged me, she gave me hope,” said Marwolo.

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Migrants on rails as trains arrive 10 hours late without food or water


Migrant workers protesting on railroad tracks near the DDU junction near the UP border with Bihar.


Migrant workers traveling on three “ special Shramik ” trains to eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have complained of excessive delays and poor hygiene on board, even resorting to demonstrations along the route by blocking the railways and demanding accounts. They also claimed that rotten food was served to them during the trip.

Workers aboard one of these trains bound for Bihar from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh blocked the train tracks and launched slogans against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the tracks after their train was stopped at the signal outside the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya rail junction (formerly known as the Mughal Sarai junction), on the edge of Bihar for more than 10 hours.

“The train arrived last night at 11 pm and has been standing here since. We haven’t eaten for two days. We were forced to pay 1,500 rupees each for this trip,” complained Dhiren Rai, the one of the migrant workers on the train.

Another train from Panvel in Maharashtra to Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh was held near Varanasi for more than 10 hours. Late night visuals showed angry migrant workers crouching on the railroad tracks and refusing to move despite another train approaching them. They only left when the railway police intervened and everyone on board received a meal. The train later resumed its journey.


Migrant workers on a “special shramik” train threw away the food they were served at the Kanpur junction in Uttar Pradesh, claiming that it was rotten.

“We had food in Maharashtra but received nothing in Uttar Pradesh. The train was held in Kashi (Varanasi) for 7 hours, then it moved and was held again for 2 hours . Later he moved and is stuck again, “said Govind Kumar Rajbhar, one of the passengers on the train.

On Friday evening, migrant workers aboard a “special shramik” train from Gujarat to Bihar threw the food served at the Kanpur junction in Uttar Pradesh, saying it was rotten. Visuals from Kanpur show angry migrant workers confronted by railway safety personnel asking why migrants are being subjected to inhuman treatment.

“There is not even water in the toilets. What should we drink? The poor who are served to us are very tight as if they were cooked four or five days ago, that is why we threw away all the food, “said one of the migrant workers. told reporters in Kanpur.

More than 12.33 lakhs returned to Uttar Pradesh by 930 “ Shramik Special ” trains, state government officials said on Friday.

“More than 18.24 lakh workers returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states during the lockout. More than 12.33 lakh people returned by 930” Shramik Special “trains. The government approved 1,199 trains to bring back the migrant workers, “said Awanish Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Uttar Pradesh.

Malaika Arora took a page from Kareena Kapoor’s “Caftan Tales”. The actress’s reaction is priceless


Malaika Arora shared this photo. (Image courtesy: malaikaaroraofficial)

Strong points

  • The publication shows Malaika Arora wearing a caftan
  • “I swapped my sports clothes for caftans,” wrote Malaika.
  • “The essentials of summer,” she added.

New Delhi:

Kareene Kapoor’s “caftan series” inspired her best friend Malaika Arora so much that she took a page from it and changed her wardrobe and look during the lock. On Saturday, Malaika shared a selfie and a boomerang, in which she can be seen wearing a caftan and sporting a look without makeup. Malaika, who was often spotted outside her gym before India was locked up, said in her article that she has now swapped her “sportswear for Kaftan”, which is one of Kareena’s three “summer essentials,” and her “dry hair for messy hair” during the lockout. She wrote: “Yeah bebo (Kareena’s nickname), I traded my gym clothes for caftans, I dry my hair for messy hair and I make up without makeup in lockdown “with the hashtags #kaftantales and #summeressentials.

Responding to her best friend’s post, Kareena shared it on her Instagram story and captioned it like this: “The only thing you haven’t replaced is the juice with wine. I love you, Malaika.”

Here’s what Malaika Arora shared:

And here’s what Kareena published on her story:


Screenshot of Kareena Kapoor’s Instagram story.

Like Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor also shared her photos without makeup locked. In one of his previous posts, she shared a photo of herself in a face mask and revealed that her summer essentials include “messy buns, caftans and homemade masks”. She wrote: “Summer essentials: messy bun, caftan and homemade masks.”

On the work front, Kareena Kapoor was last seen Angrezi Medium, which was made public shortly before the nationwide foreclosure in India. The film also featured the late actor Irrfan Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Pankaj Tripathi and Deepak Dobriyal. Kareena will then be seen in the period drama of Karan Johar Takht and Lal Singh Chaddha, in which she will share the screen space with Aamir Khan. Lal Singh Chaddha is a remake of the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, which starred Tom Hanks in the lead role.

New York chef Daniel Humm transforms starred dishes into charity cuisine in the COVID-19 crisis


Chef and owner Daniel Humm of the Michelin star restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

New York:

Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, who is used to being paid for food with exclusive black credit cards, says his greatest reward during the COVID-19 crisis is the grateful smile of the poor New Yorkers fed by the three Michelin star restaurant that it has become a charitable cuisine.

Cooks at his Manhattan restaurant, which was named World’s Best Restaurant in 2017 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, prepare 3,000 meals a day for front-line workers and disadvantaged New Yorkers, most of whom are distributed in a Harlem church. .

“I had a person the other day say to me, ‘Oh my God, this is the best meal I have ever had,'” said Humm, standing in his dark, empty restaurant, who was closed in mid-March by the coronavirus. pandemic.

In collaboration with Rethink Food, a New York-based non-profit organization that turns leftover restaurants into dishes for the underprivileged, Humm and his staff distributed some of the 90,000 meals served each week to those in need during the pandemic.

“When this crisis started happening and we had to turn off the lights for a minute, we were a bit shocked like everyone else,” said Humm. “But then pretty quickly, we felt like we wanted to help in every way possible.” Stripped of its tablecloths and its upscale clientele, the dining room looks lonely compared to the activity in the kitchen where meals are prepared for distribution in churches, soup kitchens, community centers and housing projects . Humm turned the kitchen into a police station with private donations and $ 250,000 from American Express, all of which went through Rethink Food.

After the lifting of the COVID-19 lockout restrictions and the return to normal, Humm knows that he will continue to cook not only for the 1%, but also for those who face extreme poverty.

“Food is magic, it is so powerful,” he said. “I mean, there are very few things in the world that affect everyone.”

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ICMR Releases Revised Opinion on the Use of Hydroxychloroquine, an Antimalarial


ICMR released revised advice on the use of hydroxychloroquine for health care workers

New Delhi:

A revised government opinion recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, front line staff on duty in containment areas and staff paramilitary / police involved in activities related to coronavirus infection.

As mentioned in the previous opinion, the infection medication is also recommended for all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in the containment and treatment of COVID-19 and family contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.

However, the revised ICMR opinion on Friday warned that taking the drug should not instill a sense of false security.

The recommendation was made after the Joint Monitoring Group chaired by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and comprising representatives of AIIMS, ICMR, National Center for Disease Control, National Disaster Management Authority, WHO and experts from central government hospitals examined the prophylactic use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the context of its extension to health care and other frontline workers deployed in non-areas COVID-19 and COVID-19.

Three new categories – all asymptomatic health care workers working in non-COVID hospitals / hospital areas / COVID blocks, asymptomatic front-line workers such as surveillance officers deployed in containment areas and paramilitary / police personnel involved in activities related to COVID-19 – have now been included.

According to the revised opinion, “At VIN, Pune, the HCQ in vitro test report for antiviral efficacy showed a reduction in infectivity and a log reduction in the copy of the viral RNA from SARs-CoV2” .

“The drug is contraindicated in people with known cases of retinopathy, hypersensitivity to HCQ and heart rhythm disorders,” said the report.

The drug is not recommended for prophylaxis in children under 15 years of age and during pregnancy and lactation, said the review.

It is rare for the drug to cause cardiovascular side effects such as cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia (heart rate).

“In this situation, the drug must be stopped. The drug can rarely cause visual disturbances, including a vision disorder which is generally self-limiting and improves the discontinuation of the drug,” said the revised opinion.

The drug should be administered under strict medical supervision with informed consent, he said.

The National Working Group (NTF) for COVID-19 established by the ICMR examined the use of HCQ for the prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 infection for the high-risk population based on the evidence emerging on its safety and efficacy.

Data on the evaluation of HCQ prophylaxis in 1,323 healthcare workers indicated mild adverse effects such as nausea (8.9%), abdominal pain (7.3%), vomiting (1.5%), hypoglycemia (1.7%) and cardiovascular effects. (1.9%), said the advisor.

However, according to data from Pharma’s pharmacovigilance program in India, there have been 214 reported cases of adverse drug reactions associated with the prophylactic use of HCQ, he said.

Of these, seven were safety reports of serious individual cases with QT interval prolongation on the ECG in three cases, he added.

Highlighting the studies on the prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the opinion stated that a retrospective case-control analysis at the ICMR revealed that there is a significant dose-response relationship between the number prophylactic doses taken and the frequency of occurrence of SARSCoV-2 infection in symptomatic healthcare workers who have been tested for coronavirus infection.

Another survey of three central government hospitals in New Delhi indicates that among healthcare workers involved in COVID-19 care, those on HCQ prophylaxis were less likely to develop SARS-CoV-2 infection, than those who weren’t there.

The benefit was less pronounced among healthcare workers caring for a general patient population.

In addition, a prospective observational study of 334 health workers at AIIMS, including 248 on HCQ prophylaxis in New Delhi, also found that those taking HCQ prophylaxis had a lower incidence of SARS-CoV infection -2 than those who did not take it.

According to the opinion, the drug should only be administered on the prescription of a licensed doctor and it is advisable to consult a doctor for any adverse event or potential drug interaction before initiating the drug, according to the report.

Front-line workers should use PPE in accordance with guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and should be advised to consult their physician (within their hospital / surveillance team / safety organization) for any adverse event or potential drug interaction before starting treatment, says the lawyer.

If someone becomes symptomatic during prophylaxis, he / she should immediately contact the health facility, get tested according to national guidelines, and follow the standard treatment protocol, he said.

In addition to the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties), if the person on chemoprophylaxis develops other symptoms, he should immediately consult a doctor, he said.

All asymptomatic contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases should remain quarantined at home in accordance with national guidelines, even if they are on prophylaxis, the notice added.

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China reports no new coronavirus cases for the first time


More than 4,000 reported deaths in China are linked to the coronavirus.

Beijing, China:

China reported no new coronavirus infections on Saturday for the first time since it started reporting in January, one day after Communist Party leaders celebrated “major achievements” in the fight against the virus.

The virus first appeared in central China’s Wuhan city late last year, but cases have dropped significantly since the peak in mid-February as the country appears to have largely mastered the virus.

The official death toll in the country of 1.4 billion people is 4,634, well below the number of deaths in much smaller countries.

However, doubt was cast on the reliability of China’s figures and the United States led the charge by questioning the amount of information that Beijing has shared with the international community.

This milestone comes a day after the opening of the Chinese Parliament, the National People’s Congress, where Prime Minister Li Keqiang said the country had “made major strategic advances in its response to COVID-19”.

However, he warned that the country still faced “immense” challenges.

Wuhan authorities criticized for reprimanding and silencing doctors who first raised the alarm over the virus late last year, and repeated changes in counting methodology have cast doubt additional on official data from China.

Beijing has vigorously denied the charges of concealment, insisting that it has always shared information with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other countries in a timely manner.

Since its first appearance in Wuhan, the virus has spread around the world, killing more than 335,000 people worldwide.

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