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Top Headlines 19th May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 19th May 2020: EducationBro
Top Headlines 19th May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 19th May 2020: EducationBro

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1. Government implements Shekatkar Committee recommendations related to creating border infrastructure: Highlights with Details
  • Government has accepted and implemented three important recommendations of Committee of Experts (CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lt General D B Shekatkar (Retd) relating to border Infrastructure. These were related to speeding up road construction, leading to socio economic development in the border areas.
  • On the matter related to creating border infrastructure, the Government has implemented recommendation of CoE to outsource road construction work beyond optimal capacity of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). It has been made mandatory to adopt Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) mode for execution of all works costing more than Rs 100 crore.

2. Harsh Vardhan participates in the 73rd World Health Assembly through VC: Highlights with Details
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) through Video Conference in New Delhi. India’s response on address of Director General, World Health Organization (WHO), delivered by Dr. Harsh Vardhan is as follows: Key Highlights
  • India took all necessary steps well in time, including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of nationals stranded overseas, massive community surveillance through robust disease surveillance network, strengthening of health infrastructure, capacity building of over two million front line human resources, risk communication and community involvement. I think we did our best and we did well. We are learning and we are confident of doing better in the months to come.

3. Union Finance Minister announces several initiatives to boost Education Sector: Highlights with Details
  • Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has announced several initiatives to boost education sector in New Delhi. The Minister said that investing in the human capital is equivalent to an investment in productivity and prosperity of the nation. The present pandemic situation has presented new challenges and several opportunities for our education system.
  • The Minister highlighted that the education sector has taken this opportunity to plan several interventions, particularly in the area of adopting innovative curriculum and pedagogies, concentrating energies on the gap areas, being more inclusive and integrating technology at every stage, to usher in a new era of focussed investment in the human capital.

4. Union HRD Minister announces dates of remaining examinations for class X and XII, Download Here
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced the dates of remaining examinations of CBSE Class X and XII in New Delhi. The Minister said that the examinations of Class X will be conducted for the students of North East Delhi only, while the exams of class XII will be held for students across the country including North-east Delhi. All examinations will be between 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Earlier during a webinar interaction with the students on May 5, HRD Minister Pokhriyal had said that the remaining exams of CBSE X and XII will be conducted between July 1-15.

5. Delhi Government allows plying of buses, taxi- cabs, auto and E- Rickshaws with certain restrictions
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Centre's guidelines are largely in line with the proposal sent by Delhi government based on suggestions of lakhs of Delhiites.
  • In a tweet, Mr Kejriwal said, lockdown period has been used to prepare the healthcare system if Corona cases increase, but it is now time to relax the restrictions to some extent.
  • He added that Delhi government will prepare the detailed plan for Delhi based on the Centre's guidelines and announce it tomorrow.

6. Ministry of Tourism organises 20th webinar titled ‘Uttarakhand Simply Heaven’ under "Dekho Apna Desh" webinar series: Highlights with Details 
  • The 20th session of the Dekho Apna Desh webinar series, titled “Uttarakhand Simply Heaven” highlighted the potential of tourism in Uttarakhand’s two regions namely Kedar Khand (Garhwal Region) and Manu Khand (Kumaon Region) and touched upon .the popular destination like Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hemkhund Sahib and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers.

7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews preparedness as Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ set to make landfall on 20th May 2020
  • Cyclone ‘AMPHAN’ has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness of States and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of the Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’. Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah was present, along with senior officers of Government of India and officers of IMD, NDMA and NDRF.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that the Super Cyclone is expected to make a landfall on West Bengal coast in the afternoon of 20th May as an extremely severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds ranging up to 195 kmph. It would be causing heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the State.
  • In West Bengal, districts of East Medinipur, South & North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, and Kolkata are likely to be worst affected. The storm is also likely to impact coastal districts of North Odisha including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore.

8. Lockdown 4.0 - States/UTs cannot dilute restrictions imposed in MHA guidelines: Highlights with Details 
  • Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on 17.05.2020, issued the revised guidelines regarding lockdown restrictions, to contain COVID-19. As the lockdown was extended up to 31.05.2020, widespread relaxations were given in the restrictions.
  • Under the new guidelines effective from today, States and UTs would now delineate the Red Orange and Green zones, taking into consideration the revised guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on 17.05.2020. Inside the red/orange zones, containment and buffer zones would be identified by the local authorities, based on local level technical inputs and Health Ministry guidelines. 

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