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14th April 2021
|Union Minister for Science and Technology launched “Aahaar Kranti”|
A mission dedicated to spreading awareness about nutrition and accessible to all locally available nutritious food, fruits, and vegetables in India,
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhanhas launched“AahaarKranti” with the motto of ‘Uttam Aahaar- Uttam Vichaar’ or `Good Diet-Good Cognition’, for more details CLICK HERE
|Online Exams cannot be conducted for Higher Classes|
Amidst rise in daily COVID 19 cases, Karnataka State Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan has made it clear that online Examination for higher classes cannot be conducted,
However the online classes will be continued next academic year, After attending meeting regarding COVID 19 situation in state, he said in present system its not possible to conduct online Exam, only in offline mode Examination can be held,
Some deemed universities are conducting online Exams but cannot be conducted for all, he further added the schedule to Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Diploma Exams been affected due to KSRTC employees strike, the Exams will be conducted according to revised schedule later.
|Government likely to rethink on offline CBSE Board Exams 2021|
In the wake of spike in COVID 19 cases across the country, it is being said the central Government and the Ministry of Education have been forced to think about the consequences of conducting the CBSE board exams 2021,
The CBSE Board Exams for class 10 and Class 12 are scheduled to start from 4th May 2021, but with rise in daily cases conducting exams in next 20 days looks difficult,
The students under the hashtag #cancelboardexams2021 is trending on twitter, several politicians and celebrities have come forward in support of the students to reconsider the decision of holding exams in time of rise in daily cases.
|Guidelines for the observation of rituals in connection with Ramadan month in Masjids in context of COVID 19 released|
Minority Welfare, Wakf and Hajj Department, Karnataka State Government, Vikas Soudha, Bengaluru has released the Guidelines for the observation of rituals in connection with Ramadan month in Masjids in context of COVID 19, for complete guidelines to be observed in month of Ramadan CLICK HERE
|Cancel Board Exams, Delhi CM to centre as COVID 19 cases rise|
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Central government to cancel the upcoming board examinations or consider some alternative way to conduct them,
He suggested on the basis of internal marks the students could be promoted or failed or the exams could be conducted online instead of offline as COVID 19 daily cases have got rise across the country,
He added the examination centers can emerge as COVID 19 hotspots with the participation of nearly six lakh children and also one lakh teachers will be part of Exams in Delhi, as it may lead to large scale spreading.
|Currently No question of Lockdown in state, Says Chief Minister|
Amidst rise in daily COVID 19 cases, Karnataka State Chief Minister B S Yeddyyurappa has clarified there is no question of Lockdown now
Speaking to the reporters he said there is no question of imposing lockdown now, the state COVID 19 advisory committee has not given suggestion to implement lockdown now in state,
Meanwhile all party meeting will be called and opinion will be collected on what to do next, he urged people to abide the rules laid out, wear mask, use Sanitizers and maintain Social distance.
|75 series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of India’s independence launched|
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches “75″ series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of India’s independence,
A series of 75 important rules for family pensioners through two Tweets per week on social media will be posted in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to enhance awareness about the various aspects of pension rules and new recent reforms brought in for the welfare of pensioners belonging to all sections, including the family pensioners, for more details CLICK HERE
|Lockdown to be imposed if people don’t co-operate, Says Chief Minister|
In the wake of upsurge in daily COVID 19 cases, Karnataka State Government has already imposed Night Curfew in selected district centers including Bengaluru till 20th April 2021,
While speaking to reporters at Bidar Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyyurapa has hinted if the people does not abide by the rules and take precautions, with no other option left Lockdown may be imposed in state,
He said people should wear Mask, use Sanitizers, Maintain social distance, he further added that the experts have suggested to implement tough rules without bearing effect on economic activities, after by – elections tough rules may be implemented.
|Not possible to conduct Online Exams, Says Higher Education Minister|
With the spike in daily COVID 19 cases, the discussion is going on regarding conducting online Examinations,
In the Meanwhile Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan has said its not possible to conduct online Examinations for Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses, However the online classes are being conducted,
He added Due to rise in COVID 19 cases some of the deemed universities are conducting online Exams but its not possible to conduct online Exams for all in the state,
After the Examinations are over the offline classes may get commenced with continuation of academic activities, students will have an option to either attend offline classes are learn through online.
|Tough rules to be imposed after by elections, Says Chief Minister|
In the wake of spike in daily COVID 19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyyurappa has hinted that tough rules will be imposed after by – elections are over to control spread of COVID 19 cases,
Speaking to reporters Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said stringent rules would be implemented from 17th April 2021,
He added that Night curfew is being imposed and urged people to abide by the rules, by seeing the situation in a week strict rules likely to be implemented.
|Decision on Exams for 6th to 9th will be announced soon, Says Education Minister|
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said the decision to conduct Examinations for the students of Class 6 to 9 will be announced soon,
Speaking to the reporters he said an action plan will be prepared after Ugadi festival on how to evaluate students of class 6 to 9 after consult with Education Department officials and experts regarding conducting Exams in offline or online,
In the wake of rise in daily COVID 19 cases an meeting was held to discuss and collect views regarding conducting exams,
Representatives of private schools, parents and teachers’ organizations expressed their views, most were opposed to pass students without exams and expressed opinion that conducting examination in any mode will benefit the students.
|Change in Working Hours for State Government Employees|
With the onset of Summer and rise in temperatures the Karnataka State Government has announced change in office working hours for State Government Employees in 8 districts of North Karnataka,
For the next two months (till 31st May 2021) Government offices in Kalaburagi, Yadagiri, Raichur, Koppalla, Bellary and Belgaum Division’s Vijayapura and Bagalkot districts will function from 8 am to 1:30 pm,
However, these changes does not apply to employees who are advised by the District Collector or CEO to do urgent works related to COVID 19, for more details CLICK HERE
|Complete SSLC, PUC Syllabus by 20th April says Education Minister|
After conducting meeting with officials of Education Department, Karnataka Primary and secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said as scheduled the SSLC Examination will be held in June and PUC Exams to be conducted in May 2021, there will be no changes in it,
He added the directions been given to SSLC and PUC Board to take necessary steps to get complete the Syllabus by 20th April 2021, so students get ample time for Exam Preparations,
He further added to take all necessary measures as per the SOP released to ensure safety of students, he urged the teachers to concentrate towards getting good school results and said students should follow all safety protocols like wearing mask, maintain social distance.
|No Summer Holidays for college students says Higher Education Minister|
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said the Scheduled Examination and other Activities for Bachelor’s, Postgraduate, Engineering or Diploma courses will be conducted as been scheduled and there will be no changes,
He added this year Summer Vacations will not be given, classes will start immediately after completion of Examination, In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines all safety measures will be taken,
An integrated learning management system (LMS) has already been implemented in the state for college students,
The students have option to learn from wherever they want, the colleges been turned into studios where learning is made smart with use of technology.
|Exams for SSLC & PUC Will be held as scheduled says Education Minister|
Amidst spike in COVID 19 cases, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said the SSLC Examination will be held from 21st June 2021 while PUC Exams will be conducted from 24th May 2021,
This year for SSLC Exam around 8.75 Lakh students have registered and for PUC 7.1 Lakh students have got registered,
He said the students writing the Exams are real COVID warriors, it is the duty of Education Department to conduct the Examinations by taking all safety measures.
|Night curfew in Bangalore & Other 6 districts from today|
From today till 20th April 2021, 7 district centres of Karnataka, including Bengaluru, will be imposed a night curfew between 10pm and 5am,
Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi cities will come under night curfew and it is limited only to district centers, for more details CLICK HERE
|Karnataka Civil Services (Appointment on Compassionate Grounds) (Amendment) Rules 2021 released|
Karnataka Civil Services (Appointment on Compassionate Grounds) (Amendment) Rules 2021 gazette notification released,
Every dependent of a deceased Government Servant, seeking appointment under these rules shall make an application within one year from the date of death of the Government Servant, in such form, as may be notified by the Government, from time to time, to the Head of the Department under whom the deceased Government Servant was working,
Provided that, in case of a minor he must have attained the age of eighteen years within two years from the date of death of the Government servant and he must make an application within two years thereafter.” for more details CLICK HERE
|Two wheelers without side mirrors & Indicators to be fined Rs 500|
Karnataka State Traffic Police Department Joint Commissioner has announced that its mandatory to have Side Mirrors and Indicator for a two wheeler if want to ride a bike in Bangalore,
If any violations then a fine of Rs 500 will be collected, He added the most frequent accidents occur when two-wheeler riders collide without using a side mirror and indicator.
The joint police commissioners have ordered the traffic police to take serious action against the motorcycle riders who do not have a side mirror and indicator.
|Bridge Course for students of class 1 to 5 to be started soon, says Education Minister|
In the wake of ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the Schools for the students of class 1 to 5 have not been started,
Meanwhile Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said Bridge course (Setu Banda) will be started shortly for the students of class 1 to 5,
He said the Bridge course (Sethu Bandha) scheme will be started soon to teach the students and bridge gap between the previous class and the next classroom lesson.
|Government Urdu Schools Time table during month of Ramadan 2021 released|
Department of Education, Karnataka has released the School time table for Government Urdu Schools during the month of Ramdan 2021, in the month of Ramadan the Government Urdu Schools will function from Morning 7.50Am to 12.45PM
|Ministry of AYUSH to introduce concept of Ayurveda in Veterinary Science|
A Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India to introduce the concept of Ayurveda and its allied disciplines into veterinary science,
It will help to develop a regulatory mechanism for the use of Ayurveda in the veterinary sector for the benefit of animal health, livestock owners’ community and the society at large, for more details CLICK HERE
|Education Minister urge teachers to motivate SSLC Students|
In the wake of ongoing COVID 19 pandemic the classes for SSLC Students this year had a delayed start, As been announced earlier the SSLC Examination 2021 is being scheduled in June 2021,
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said in most of the Schools the Syllabus for SSLC has been completed and he urged the Teachers to motivate the students while taking classes, utmost care to be taken that all the students who have registered for SSLC Exam 2021 attend the Exams,
He added the integrity of the Exams should be maintained if found any violations strict action will be initiated against the concerned officials,
As attendance for regular classes is not mandatory, Teachers and Head Masters should take note of students who not attending classes but registered for Exams and make them attend exams without failure, in Government Schools where subject teachers are not available steps to be taken to consult teachers from nearby schools and complete syllabus,
He further added the State Government is taking all safety measures so that Exams are smoothly conducted, this year in Exam hall there will be 18 to 20 students seating arrangements in a room, Question papers will be dispatched according to the seating arrangement in room.
|CBSE Class 10 & 12 Board Exams to be held as scheduled|
Amid rise in COVID 19 cases across the country, under the hashtag #Cancelboardexams2021 a campaign have been going on Twitter for the past few days by the students of class 10 and 12 to postpone board exams,
However the CBSE Board Controller of Examinations Samarth Bharadwaj has clarified that the Exams will be held as scheduled, no changes will be made,
All the arrangements are being made that the Exams are conducted in safe Environment, there is positive attitude among parents and students regarding conducting Exams,
|Night Curfew imposed in some districts of Karnataka|
In the wake of rise in daily COVID 19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyyurappa announced that from 10th April to 20th April 2021 Night Curfew is being imposed in Bengaluru, Mysore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Udupi, Kalburagi,
The Nigh curfew will be imposed from 10PM to 5AM, Chief Minister B S Yeddyyurappa said the step been taken as spike in COVID 19 daily cases,
He added the other services will remain as usual, if the cases upsurge the same might be implemented throughout the state,
He further said strict action will be initiated against those not wearing mask, within prescribed limits Marriages are allowed, no permission will be granted for large ceremonies.
|Students’ and Teachers Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ) released|
Department of School Education and Literacy has developed an indicative and suggestive Implementation Plan for School Education called Students and Teachers Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ), it was released by the Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank,
SARTHAQ has been developed through wide and intensive consultative process with States and UTs, Autonomous bodies and suggestions received from all stakeholders
SARTHAQ will pave the way for our children and youth to meet the diverse national and global challenges of the present and the future and help them to imbibe 21st century skills along with India’s tradition, culture and value system as envisioned in National Education Policy 2020, for complete details CLICK HERE