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Monday, August 10, 2020

Ritu Sharma


‘Fund crunch’ stalls opening of 107 govt schools in Gujarat
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Confirming the move, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told The Indian Express, “Due to fund crunch amid Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to open these new schools has been kept on hold. We will work on it and decide what can be done.”

Access to religious sites is limited to a few: Study
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

There are instances highlighted in the report where for the photography assignments, Hindu students refused to visit Muslim areas and vice versa due to “the deep-seated prejudice one community had toward the other.

Shrey Hospital fire: Traumatising experience, cannot forget the screams of the victims, say survivors
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Forty-one Covid-19 patients, including 27 men and 15 women, and one paramedic staff of the hospital who sustained injuries in the fire were shifted to SVP hospital after the incident.

Ahmedabad Hospital Fire: ‘They call for money…couldn’t they inform when people died’
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Calling for justice, Shiraj Mansuri, younger brother of another victim, Arif Mansuri (42), a resident of Vejalpur, told The Indian Express, "We have lost our family member. The government should bring out the real reason behind this incident."

Gujarat: Civic bodies initiate fire audit in all Covid hospitals
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

On the allegations by opposition, AMC in an official statement stated that there was no discrepancy or corruption behind this incident and if this is revealed in the investigations then strict action will be taken against all accused

Blaze kills eight in ICU, Gujarat Covid hospital had no fire licence
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Ahmedabad Shrey Hospital Fire: Following the incident, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) ordered a fire safety audit of the 72 Covid hospitals in the city. Twenty were inspected on Thursday, with many found lacking NOC.

AMC orders fire audit of all 72 Covid hospitals after Shrey incident
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

After the incident, the AMC constituted a committee headed by Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Dr Manish Kumar, who is responsible for requisitioning and monitoring of all private hospitals in Ahmedabad city, and chief fire officer M F Dastur to visit and re-inspect all Covid hospitals in the city.

Sacrifice for Ram: Kar sevaks who survived Godhra blaze
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The train-burning incident, in which 59 passengers, mostly kar sevaks, died, led to communal riots across Gujarat, in which nearly 1,200 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.

Skewed rainfall pattern across Gujarat
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

By July-end, the overall average rainfall percentage was 42.23 per cent against 40.56 per cent in 2019. The amount of rainfall (in millimetres) was also not much different in June and July.

Samagra Shiksha switch to online classes for secondary, higher secondary students
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The small conference room right next to the state project director's office at the SS headquarters has been transformed into a makeshift studio where these live classes are shot.

In Surat and Ahmedabad; Parents shift kids from private schools to municipal schools
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

As many as 12,300 new admissions were recroded with the SMEB, of which 4,300 were of students who were going to private schools till last year. The maximum number is in the diamond hub of Varachha zone at 1,416, SMEB sources said.

Gujarat: Teachers needn’t physically deliver question papers for unit tests in schools
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said, “Since we have been encouraging home learning and online teaching amid the pandemic, it is equally important to assess where a child stands. Thus, these relaxations have been brought in for the convenience of students and teachers.

Dams in state 50 per cent full as monsoon enters second half
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The Sardar Sarovar across Narmada River in Narmada district of south Gujarat region accounted for almost half of that with a gross storage of 4913.72 mcm.

Amid inquiry over irregularities, govt appoints administrator for Sabarmati university
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Director of Higher Education, M Nagarajan, has been appointed as an administrator for the university under Section 43 (5) of the Gujarat Private University Act (2009) to ensure that the university is functioning within the provisions of the Act, said Principal Secretary of Education, Anju Sharma.

Women outnumber men in MICA’s class of 2022
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The new batch of PGP has a total of 119 female students and 97 male students as against 103 female students and 113 male students last year. For the FPM doctoral programme this year, there are 7 female students and 1 male student, whereas for CCC, out of 41 students, 27 are female and 14 are male students.

Private schools stay shut, Gujarat govt says its online classes will cover all students
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The announcement followed a decision by the private schools’ association to suspend online classes till the GR was withdrawn.

Ahmedabad: Teachers put textbooks behind to go on door-to-door Covid survey
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The survey is expected to continue this month as more teachers have been roped in for AMC's newly merged areas of Bopal-Ghuma, Chiloda-Naroda and Kathwada.

Phase 2 of surveillance: 122 super-spreaders test positive in Ahmedabad
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Among another vulnerable category of 1,065 bank employees who were tested, 10 emerged positive, data accessed by The Indian Express revealed.

Containing Covid: Aggressive surveillance, rapid antigen testing
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The AMC has also aggressively started conducting rapid antigen tests though officials were not willing to reveal the figures. In the surveillance and testing campaign of AMC, there are 400 teams dedicated to only sample collection. These are in addition to 120 Dhanvantri Rath and 50 teams of 104 helpline.

For autonomy in admission process and fee regulation; 7 institutes apply for state’s Centre of Excellence status
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

The educational institutes have applied for the status by paying an application fee of Rs 10 lakh along with a security deposit of Rs 5 lakh after the government made changes to the application process.

Teachers come home as Ahmedabad reaches out to special children
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

As part of an initiative undertaken by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 48 special educators like Ahir have been visiting over 1,285 children with special needs in its area since June 15.

Gujarat: Schools may reopen in Nov, govt plans to cut curriculum
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

At a virtual meeting chaired by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Thursday, nearly a dozen educationists from across the state deliberated on when to resume schools as well as reduction in curriculum. It has been recommended to reduce the curriculum by 20 to 30 per cent.

Pvt hospitals, home care take load off govt facilities in Ahmedabad
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Against a capacity of nearly 3,300 beds at the six government-run Covid-19 hospitals in Ahmedabad, they are down to less than one-fourth of their strength, with only 700 active patients. However, 2,005 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in private hospitals at present.

Ahmedabad: Private hospitals, home care services take load off govt health facilities
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

People under home care that The Indian Express spoke to said they preferred this arrangement over hospitals as it was not only affordable but family support helped heal faster.

Gujarat: Teaching and non-teaching staff of govt colleges can work from home
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

In its order, the state government has, however, made it mandatory for the teaching and non-teaching staff to remain available on mobile phone and e-mail.