Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday suggested that the syllabus for all classes should be reduced to 50 per cent because of continued loss of classroom learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and entrance exams like NEET and JEE next year should be based on the reduced syllabus.
Sisodia made the suggestions during the 57th General Council Meeting of NCERT chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank and attended by state education ministers. ... more...
“The current academic session is seriously disturbed due to ongoing Corona crises. The syllabus for all classes be reduced to 50 per cent because of the continued loss of school days. Next year’s entrance exams like JEE and NEET should also be based on this reduced syllabus to align with the current year’s class syllabus,” he said.
He also suggested that CBSE should not hold class 12 board exams before May 2021 so that students get some more time to study. Generally, the exams are held in February and March.
The Delhi government had earlier this month urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not conduct the board exams next year before May and further reduce syllabus as schools still continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to the CBSE, the Directorate of Education (DoE) had said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a major chunk of time of 2020-21 academic sessions (approximately seven months) could not be utilised for classroom teaching-learning process as schools in Delhi are closed till October 31.
Universities and schools across the country were ordered to shut down on March 16 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. On March 25, the Centre announced a nationwide lockdown. While several restrictions have been eased gradually in different phases of the ‘unlock’ since June 8, educational institutions continued to remain closed.
सीएम शिवराज सिंह चौहान ने भोपाल-इंदौर में मेट्रो निर्माण के काम में तेजी लाने के निर्देश दिए हैं। बुधवार को हुई बैठक में मध्यप्रदेश मेट्रो रेल कंपनी लिमिटेड के नाम बदलने पर भी स्वीकृति प्रदान की गई है। कंपनी को बोर्ड बनाए जाने के संबंध में भारत सरकार, एमपी सरकार और मध्यप्रदेश मेट्रो रेल कंपनी लिमिटेड के बीच 19 अगस्त 2019 को त्रिपक्षीय एमओयू साइन किया गया था।
सीएम ने बैठक में निर्देश दिए कि इस संबंध में आगामी कार्यवाहियां तत्परता के साथ पूर्ण की जाएं, जिससे प्रदेश के इंदौर-भोपाल शहरों में... more...
मेट्रो रेल के कार्य को गति मिले और लक्षित समय 3 से 4 वर्ष में काम पूरा किया जा सके। इसके साथ ही बोर्ड में सदस्यों की संख्या में भी परिवर्तन किया गया है। कंपनी के एमडी नीतेश व्यास ने कहा कि त्रिपक्षीय समझौते के अनुसार भारत सरकार और एमपी सरकार की प्रोजेक्ट में बराबर भागीदारी के लिए बनाए जा रहे नए बोर्ड में केंद्र के 5 संचालक और एमपी सरकार के 5 संचालक (प्रबंध संचालक सहित) शामिल होंगे।
LUCKNOW: Last week Izzatnagar division of northeastern railway(NER) dispatched 118 mini trucks to Benapole in Bangladesh from Haldi Road station in Uttarakhand. The uniqueness of this consignment was that NER used its nearly two dozen redundant ICF (Integral coach factory) coaches, which earlier served in railway for more than three decades ferrying passengers.
According to NER officials, due to the rise in... more...
demand for freight services, railway engineers came up with an idea to covert passenger coaches into automobile ferrying wagons—which are known as NMG (newly modified goods) wagons
“The NMG wagons speed limit is 100kmph against the regular wagons whose operational limit seizes at 75kmph. After removing all the berths, and wielding the windows and doors with metal sheets, the modified coaches turn into freight rake, which can be used for ten more years in goods services. Since NMG wagons have excellent goods carrying capacity and are pulled by electric locomotives, it becomes cost effective from operational point of view and further the benefit is carried forward to consumer,” said Pankaj Kumar Singh, the chief public relation officer of NER zone.
On August 18, a consignment of 118 mini-trucks was dispatched from Izzatnagar division in NMG wagons and the rake covered over 1360 km to deliver the vehicles scratch free to our neighbouring country Bangladesh. Each wagon had a capacity to carry five mini trucks, said CPRO.
He added, “ The customer was charged Rs 13, 440 a unit, while in regular wagon it would had cost them Rs 27,315 unit and by road the cost could have been Rs 16,666 a unit. After the first delivery, we expect more business for our NMG rake. Currently our engineers have converted 70 ICF coaches into NGM at Izzatnagar and 18 at Gorakhpur coach maintenance facility.”
From the delivery of 11 mini-trucks to neighbouring country Bangladesh, railway earned Rs 16,80,356 as revenue. According to railway sources, the conversion of one ICF coach into NMG wagon cost NER more than Rs 6 lakh.
BENGALURU: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Thursday commenced trial runs on Kanakapara Road (Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura Township) section.
The trial run began at 12:25pm from Yelachenahalli. “BMRCL starts its trial runs today in the new Reach 4 extension under Phase 2 of the project between Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura. This will continue for a 30 day period to check all the system parameters at different speeds for safety (sic)“ tweeted BMRCL. ... more...
BMRCL operated a 6-coach train and covered the distance in around three hours. “There is a protocol and test plan for the trials. Various systems are checked and parameter values are recorded. The trials were carried out over a period of three hours” said BMRCL managing director Ajay Seth.
The 6.4km elevated section of Phase 2, which will have stations at Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Talaghattapura and Anjanapura is likely to be operational on November 1. With this, the existing 24km Green Line (Nagasandra- Yelachenahalli) will become 30km long.
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Thursday stopped work on the Janakpuri West-Peeragarhi stretch under Phase-4 after the forest department accused it of violating the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
"We have stopped work on the Janakpuri West - Peeragarhi stretch and will resume work after all mandatory approvals are met," Anuj Dayal, Executive Director (Corporate Communications), DMRC, said.
to the Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Division, the DMRC did not have requisite permissions to undertake work on a 5.34-km stretch of Road Number 26 between Vikas Puri and Peeragarhi Chow,k and a 1,300-meter square portion of the Najafgarh drain, which are deemed forest areas.
Multiple notices were issued in February and August, asking the DMRC "not to carry out any construction work on the portion of Road Number 26 and Najafgarh drain", according to the forest department.
"The DMRC has disobeyed the directions issued and refused to stop work on Road Number 26 and has prima facie violated the Forest Conservation Act, 1980," it said.
The forest department had filed a violation report with the Union Environment Ministry, alleging severe damage to trees due to the DMRC work at the two locations.
It has also filed complaints at Vikas Puri and Mianwali police stations regarding the matter.
However, the DMRC claimed that "the issue of deemed forest came up only in August" and the same was never pointed out by the forest department in any of the visits conducted.
"The location of the same (deemed forest) is also not established through any authenticated record. It is being established through Google Earth images only, wherein the exact location of the 5.34 kilometres is not known. It may be outside the DMRC alignment as well," it said.
The DMRC said it would be happy to cooperate if there is further clarity on this issue.
"Delays in timely completion of projects also cause a very adverse impact on the environment as heavy machinery and workers are deployed for a longer period," it said.
The DMRC claimed it had applied for tree cutting permissions for the stretch between Krishna Park and Mukarba Chowk in April, 2018.
The application was sent again in September, 2019.
In this period, at least seven joint visits have taken place with forest officials regarding the trees along the Metro alignment.
However, the tree cutting permissions are still awaited, it said.
"As a professional organisation, the DMRC lays great emphasis on completion of projects on time as these projects are planned and executed for public good. Inordinate delays, owing to lack of such approvals and clearances also cause escalation in costs and inconveniences to the general public," it said.
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