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India records 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours, reports 91,702 new COVID-19 cases

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India’s reported COVID-19 cases have continued to show a downward trend and remained below one lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day as the country recorded 91,702 new cases during the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

With the new cases, the COVID case tally in India reached 2,92,74,823.
India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload and the country’s active caseload today stands at 11,21,671 with a net decrease of 46,281 cases in the last 24 hours.

The weekly positivity rate is currently at 5.14 per cent while the daily positivity rate stands at 4.49 per cent today. It has remained less than 10 per cent for 18th consecutive days now.

The Union Health Ministry informed that India’s daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 29th consecutive day.
As many as 1,34,580 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,77,90,073 today. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 94.93 per cent.

With 3,403 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, the COVID death toll in the country mounted to 3,63,079.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 37,42,42,384 samples were tested for COVID-19 so far out of which 20,44,131samples were tested yesterday.

As many as 24,60,85,649 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far.

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Education Department’s warning, online classes to be conducted on scheduled timings

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Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir has warned the Schools to conduct online classes in the scheduled timings. According to reports, legal actions would be taken against the School authorities if they don’t abide by these orders.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Schools got shut and the studies continued with online classes from home. Due to prolonged classes, some children weakened their vision power while many others were targeted by mental stress.

Education Director Jammu Ravi Kant Sharma informed that many parents and Non-Government organisations complained about children’s health problems due to mobiles and laptops.

Sharma has directed Chief Education Officers to register the complaints from the parents living in their regions and take a strict legal action those not following the guidelines. He has also called for a survey in different areas.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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Centre releases 15 pc amount under Covid emergency response package to states

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The Centre has released 15 per cent of the amount under the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness (ECRP-II) Package to the states to improve health infrastructure, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.
He said an amount of Rs 1,827.8 crore has been sent to the states and Union territories. The amount constitutes 15 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 12,185 crore under the package.

In a tweet, the minister said, “15 per cent of the total amount of ”Emergency COVID-19 Response Package” fixed by the Central Government to empower the country to fight COVID-19 which means Rs 1827.80 crore has been sent to the states and UTs. This package will prove helpful in the development of health infrastructure across the country.”

He also shared infographics that showed the allocation to all the states and Union territories out of Rs 1,827.8 crore.

The highest allocation of Rs 281.98 crore has been made to Uttar Pradesh, followed by Bihar (Rs 154 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 132 crore) and Madhya Pradesh (Rs 131 crore).

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UGC extends deadline for NET qualified candidates to complete Master’s Degree, details here

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University Grant Commission (UGC) has extended the deadline for NET and JRF qualified candidates to complete their Master’s program. UGC has decided to give extension to candidates who qualified December 2018 or June 2019 UGC NET examination, or those who cleared JRF under the UGC scheme but could not complete their Master’s program, as per Times Now report.

For candidates who qualified December 18 UGC NET and Joint CSIR UGC Test, the date has been extended to June 30, 2022. While for June 2019 UGC NET and Joint CSIR UGC Test qualified candidates, the last date to complete Master’s program has been extended to December 31, 2022.

The official notification read, “In the interest of the affected candidates, UGC has taken a decision to extend the last date for completing the Master’s degree or equivalent course with requisite percentage of marks as per the eligibility conditions of NET till June 30, 2022 for December 2018 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test and December 31, 2022 for June 2019 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test.”

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or any other equivalent course are allowed to sit for UGC NET 2021 as well as those candidates who have already appeared for the Master’s Examination and are awaiting their results, can also appear for the exam.

The extension will also be applicable for those candidates who have qualified for the post of Assistant Professor, or Lectureship and have not been able to complete their Master’s program due to the COVID-19 pandemic and any other unavoidable circumstances.

Meanwhile, UGC is yet to declare the schedule for UGC NET 2021 examination. The candidates should keep a tab on the official website of UGC at ugcnet.nta.nic.in for more details.

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Covid-19 Stats

01 Aug 2021, 1:50 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

31,654,584 Total Cases
424,384 Death Cases
30,812,873 Recovered Cases

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