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Sajan Prakash creates history, becomes first-ever Indian swimmer to make Olympic ‘A’ cut

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Sajan Prakash on Saturday became the first-ever Indian swimmer to breach the Olympic qualification time, clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy.

The 27-year-old, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, made the Tokyo Games ‘A’ standard, set at 1:56.48 seconds, by 0.1 seconds.

The Kerala swimmer has been continuously improving his performance in the 200m butterfly event.

Last week, in the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition he had clocked 1:56.96 seconds to miss the elusive ‘A’ qualification mark.

 

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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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