Omicron, COVID-19 Cases In India: Schools shut; board exams online?

COVID-19, Omicron cases in India: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, UP, Tamil Nadu also closed schools. Over 1 crore children have received covid vaccine. Latest updates here.

Omicron, COVID-19 Cases In India: Schools shut; board exams online? Omicron, COVID-19 Cases in India Latest Updates: More states shut schools, colleges; Board exams soon
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NEW DELHI: As COVID-19, Omicron cases in India tick upwards, various state governments have declared ‘schools, colleges closed’ along with universities and other educational institutions on an immediate basis while announcing new COVID-19 curbs such as imposing night curfew and weekend curfew.

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COVID-19 vaccine: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that over 1 crore children have received Covid vaccine so far.

School closed news: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Goa, Haryana, Telangana are some of the states that have decided to shut schools and colleges due to rising cases of Omicron, Covid-19 in India. However, several states have decided to keep schools open for higher classes like 10th, 12th due to upcoming board exams.

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State governments have also started vaccination drives in school premises so that more and more children can get vaccinated with ease. CBSE, CISCE have advised school heads to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated.

COVID-19 in India: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with others have tested COVID-19 positive. Several higher education institutions have also reported Covid cases such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur etc.


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Latest news on Omicron, Covid-19 cases in India and state-wise updates on states that announced school closure. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, UP, Odisha have decided to shut schools due to spike in cases.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 07:53 PM IST

Covid-19 India Update: Karnataka witness positivity rate over 10%; most Covid, Omicron cases in Bangalore

Karnataka Covid Cases: The Covid test positivity rate in Karnataka has crossed 10% as Coronavirus infection cases rise to 14,473, making the active cases in the state 73,260, said Sudhakar K, minister of health and family welfare. 

Bangalore Covid Cases: Bengaluru recorded 10,800 new Covid positive cases, making the number of active Covid cases around 59,000. 

Covid Fatality: 5 deaths were reported in Karnataka, out of which 3 is from Bengaluru, as per the data shared by Sudhakar. 

Jan. 11, 2022 | 07:38 PM IST

Covid-19 in India Update: Andhra Pradesh government to impose curfew from Jan 18 as coronavirus cases rise

New Covid-19 Guidelines: Andhra Pradesh government imposed a Covid curfew in the state between 11 PM and 5 AM. The curfew will start from January 18 to 31, said an AP government order.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court also took Covid precautions by deciding to conduct only virtual hearings from January 17 onwards as Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh are on the rise.  

Jan. 11, 2022 | 05:01 PM IST

COVID-19 Update India: Kejriwal government to launch Yoga classes in Delhi amid rising Covid cases to strengthen immunity

Online Yoga Classes Delhi: Delhi government is set to launch online yoga and pranayam classes for COVID-19 patients in Delhi. The online yoga session will be made available to those patients in home isolation from January 12 onwards, said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, as per PTI reports. 

The free yoga course in Delhi is provided under the "Dilli ki Yogshala" programme. "Eight classes will be provided with one hour each from 6 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 7 pm", Kejriwal said.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 04:50 PM IST

COVID-19: CCS University in Meerut postpones MBBS exams due to rising covid cases in UP

Chaudhary Charan Singh University postponed MBBS semester exams due to rising covid-19 cases in India

Jan. 11, 2022 | 04:10 PM IST

COVID-19: NSUI urges UGC to ensure colleges, universities hold both online, offline classes

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Jan. 11, 2022 | 04:03 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin gets covid booster dose

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday took the Covid-19 precaution dose at a private hospital, PTI reported.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 02:41 PM IST

COVID-19: About one lakh people in Rajasthan receive third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

More than 93 percent of the eligible population in Rajasthan has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena said on Tuesday, PTI reported.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 02:17 PM IST

Covid in India Update: Private offices closed in Delhi as per new restrictions in Delhi due to Covid cases

Private Offices Closed In Delhi: All private offices in Delhi will be closed, except those in exempted categories as per Delhi governments new directions amid the increasing COVID-19 cases. The schools in Delhi are already closed, but the private offices were allowed to function with 50 per cent of its staff capacity. The private offices in Delhi will now have to follow a 'work from home' routine, as per a PTI  report. 

Delhi Govt Latest Order And Circular On Covid: A DDMA (DDMA full form: Delhi Disaster Management Authority) order directed the closing of restaurants. But home delivery services and takeaway orders will be available.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 01:16 PM IST

Covid-19 Update India: BHU to conduct online classes as per new Covid guidelines; Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh on the rise

BHU: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to shift to online mode of education till January 16, 2022, as per the new Covid guidelines issued by the Indian government as Uttar Pradesh Covid cases are on the rise. 

Jan. 11, 2022 | 01:06 PM IST

Covid-19 Update India: Tamil Nadu education minister announce postponement of university exams as Covid Cases rise

Covid News Tamil Nadu: K. Ponmudi, the higher education minister of Tamil Nadu announced the postponement of all university end-semester exams scheduled to start from January 20 onwards, owing to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu. He further said that the new exam schedule will be released a week before the exam date, reported the Hindu. 

Covid Guidelines Tamil Nadu: "Any university or college that holds exams by violating the announcement will attract strict action," Ponmudi said. 

Jan. 11, 2022 | 11:59 AM IST

Covid-19 India Update: Osmania University (OU) postpones exams as Telangana new Covid guidelines declares holidays

All examinations of the Osmania University scheduled from January 8 to 16, 2022 has been postponed owing to the holidays announced by the Telangana government to all educational institutions due to the increasing Covid cases in the state. 

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Jan. 11, 2022 | 11:35 AM IST

Covid-19 India Update: India registers 1.68 lakh new Covid cases; Maharashtra registers maximum Omicron cases

Covid India: India witnessed 1,68,063 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases, including 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, as per the latest Union health ministry data. There are 8,21,446 active cases currently in India. This is the highest in 208 days. About 277 new Covid fatalities have also been reported. 

Omicron India: Of the total 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant cases, Maharashtra registered the maximum number of 1,247 cases followed by Rajasthan at 645, Delhi 546, Karnataka 479 and Kerala 350, said a PTI report.

Schools and colleges remain closed in many states. Weekend curfews and night curfews are also imposed. 

Jan. 11, 2022 | 11:19 AM IST

Covid-19 India Update: Maharashtra education minister directs official to ensure smooth functioning of online learning

Maharashtra minister of education, Varsha Eknath Gaikwad said that she has directed officials to take action regarding levelling up the online education infrastructure and to ensure that schools are able to provide online learning effectively, especially among unprivileged students.

Maharashtra schools and colleges were closed except for classes 10 and 12 till February 15 as per the latest Maharashtra Covid guidelines, in the backdrop of increasing Covid cases in the state. 

Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:56 AM IST

Active COVID-19 cases in India highest in 208 days

India logged 1,68,063 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,58,75,790 which includes 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The active cases rose to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,84,213 with 277 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

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Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:47 AM IST

Omicron Cases in India Today

4,461 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus detected across 28 states, UTs so far: Union Health Ministry.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:46 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases in India Today

Single day rise of 1,68,063 new COVID-19 infections, 277 fatalities push India's tally of cases to 3,58,75,790, death toll to 4,84,213.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:29 AM IST

Covid-19, Omicron: School closed in Haryana 2022 till January 26

The Haryana government has decided to shut schools, colleges in the state in view of a sudden spike in Covid-19, Omicron cases in India. The Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal said that all schools are instructed to shut schools, colleges till January 26, 2022. “In view of the increasing cases of Covid-19 pandemic, the government has decided to keep the schools and colleges of the state closed till 26 January for the safety of the students,” the Haryana education minister said. 

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Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:22 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases Mumbai: 10,698 booster doses of COVID vaccines administered on first day

A total of 10,698 precautionary or booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered on the first day of the drive at Mumbai on Monday, the city civic body said. The beneficiaries included health workers, frontline workers and the people of 60 years and above with comorbidities as per the directions of the Central and Maharashtra governments, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

Jan. 11, 2022 | 09:19 AM IST

COVID-19: 7 more deaths in Punjab, 3,969 cases

Seven more people died of COVID-19 in Punjab on Monday, while 3,969 fresh cases took the infection tally to 6,25,347, a medical bulletin said. The number of active cases climbed to 19,379 from 16,343 on Sunday. The positivity rate also jumped to 19.31 per cent from 13.77 per cent the previous day. Two deaths each were reported from Bathinda and Ludhiana, while one death each from Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Patiala.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:53 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: BJP chief Nadda tests positive for coronavirus

BJP president J P Nadda on Monday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:52 PM IST

COVID-19: More than 9 lakh 'precaution doses' of Covid vaccine administered on first day

More than 9 lakh healthcare and frontline workers, and 60-plus citizens with comorbidities received their third Covid jab on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said, as the country began administering a "precautionary" dose against the infection, as per PTI.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:36 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: 67 including 31 students of IIM Ahmedabad tested positive for coronavirus in last 10 days

Amid a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases, 67 people, including 31 students, of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) tested positive for coronavirus over the last ten days in addition to seven people who were found infected on Monday, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:27 PM IST

Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, National Youth Festival in Puducherry to go online

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the upcoming 25th National Youth Festival in Puducherry has been made a virtual event, a government official said on Monday. The Union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has decided to conduct the event in virtual mode for two days on January 12 and 13, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:12 PM IST

Puducherry LG launches COVID booster dose drive of health care staff, senior citizens

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated the booster dose vaccination at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital for Women and Child, as per PTI.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:11 PM IST

COVID-19: Several coaching centres sealed in Jammu and Kashmir for violating Covid protocol

Authorities on Monday sealed several coaching centres in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly flouting COVID-19 norms, officials said, as per PTI.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 07:48 PM IST

COVID-19: No physical classes in Haryana schools, colleges till January 26

The  Haryana Government has decided that no physical classes will be held in all schools and colleges in the state till January 26 in view of the increasing cases of COVID-19, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 07:40 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai tests positive for covid

Jan. 10, 2022 | 07:09 PM IST

COVID-19: K'taka: COVID-19 booster dose vaccine drive begins in Dakshin Kannada, Udupi

The drive to administer booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible above 60 years of age began in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Monday, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 06:56 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases in India: Uttarakhand shuts schools up to Class 12 till January 16, says report

Jan. 10, 2022 | 05:19 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: Over 91,000 precautions doses administered till noon in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Monday started administering the precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine to frontline and healthcare workers as well as co-morbid people aged 60 and above, with the state administering 91,648 doses till noon. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said a total of 13,91,98,359 vaccine doses had been administered so far, as per PTI.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 04:30 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: Chandigarh directs school principals to inform students about vaccination availability

Chandigarh administration directs principals of all Government and private schools to inform all students enrolled in their schools (in age group of 15 years to 18 years) about available option of COVID vaccination; says will take appropriate action in case of noncompliance.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 04:21 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 10, 2022 | 04:00 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: COVID-19 booster dose vaccination of vulnerable sections in Bengal begins

 The drive to vaccinate health and frontline workers and elderly people with comorbidities with a COVID-19 booster dose began in West Bengal on Monday, a health official said. A total of 22 lakh senior citizens, 10.5 lakh health workers, 7.5 lakh frontline personnel and 5 lakh doctors in the state are scheduled to receive the precautionary dose, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 03:59 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: No time limit set for operationalisation of Covid vaccination centres, says Government

The Centre on Monday made it clear to states and UTs that no time limit has been set for the operationalisation of Covid vaccination centres, and that they can operate till 10 pm daily based on availability of human resources and infrastructure, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 03:58 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: Odisha rolls out booster doses for frontline workers and elderly

Amid the relentless rise in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Monday rolled out booster doses for its frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities, much like other parts of the country, PTI reported.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 03:08 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: IIT Roorkee seals blocks as 53 test positive for COVID-19

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 01:33 PM IST

Haryana schools, colleges closed till January 26

The Haryana government has announced the closure of schools, colleges till January 26 due to the spike in Covid-19, Omicron cases in India. "Online teaching will continue, in which schools and colleges will take necessary action by focusing on the preparation of the upcoming examination," Haryana education minister said.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 01:31 PM IST

Covid-19, Omicron: Madras University postpones all semester exams

The University of Madras has postponed all semester exams scheduled to begin from January 21. Regular practical exams which began on January 3 also stands postponed, the Times of India reported. The decision was taken owing to the rise in Covid-19, Omicron cases in India.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 01:20 PM IST

Delhi Covid-19, Omicron Cases: Delhi to roll out precautionary dose of vaccine today

Amid a surging third wave of coronavirus infections, Delhi on Monday started administering a third or "precautionary dose" to people aged 60 or more, healthcare workers and frontline workers who took their second dose of vaccine nine months ago.  Around three lakh such people have become eligible for the third dose from Monday.  

Jan. 10, 2022 | 12:01 PM IST

Lucknow University to remain closed till January 16

Lucknow University has announced to close campus for offline classes from January 10 to January 16 due to rising Omicron, COVID-19 cases in India.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:13 AM IST

Omicron Cases in India

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,216 Omicron cases, followed by Rajasthan 529, Delhi 513, Karnataka 441, Kerala 333 and Gujarat 236. A total 1,79,723 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in around 227 days.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 10:12 AM IST

Covid, Omicron Cases in India Today

India saw a single-day rise of 1,79,723 coronavirus infections taking the total tally to 3,57,07,727, including 4,033 cases of the Omicron variant reported across 27 states and union territories so far, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Monday. The number of active cases has increased to 7,23,619, the highest in around 204 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,83,936 with 146 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 09:52 AM IST

Covid Cases in India: Over 300 Delhi Police personnel infected

More than 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Monday. "More than 300 police personnel have been infected. They belong to different units of the force and are under quarantine," said a senior police officer.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 09:08 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases in India Today: UP Govt order closure of schools for physical classes

Amid a fresh spurt of Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Sunday ordered closure of all schools till January 16 and said the night curfew will continue to be in force between 10 pm and 6 am in the state. The government, in a statement said, the night curfew, which happened to be in force between 11 pm and 6 am since December 25 had been extended by two hours on Tuesday. "All schools will remain closed till January 16, but online classes will be held.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:44 AM IST

J-K orders online classes up to college level amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday issued fresh guidelines, including adoption of online classes up to college level, and optimal use of virtual mode for conducting official meetings. The decision to this effect was taken by the State Executive Committee (SEC) which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A K Mehta.

Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:41 AM IST

NIT Hamirpur : 13 more test coronavirus positive

Ten students and three mess staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on the NIT campus in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district on Sunday, an official said. With this, the number of those who have recently been found infected with the virus on the NIT campus has risen to 186.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:21 AM IST

Covid-19: Rajasthan schools closed from today

The Rajasthan government on Sunday announced the closure of schools in urban areas, Sunday curfews. The restrictions were tightened on a day the state registered 5,660 new Covid cases and one death.  According to the guidelines issued by the state home department, schools up to Class 12 in municipal corporation and municipality areas will be closed till January 30. Online classes will continue as before, it stated. Earlier, the government had announced the closure of schools for classes 1 to 8 till January 17 in Jaipur and Jodhpur municipal corporation areas.

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Jan. 10, 2022 | 08:16 AM IST

COVID-19 cases prompt Centre, state govts to opt virtual mode

Amid a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases fuelled by Omicron variant, several government programmes have either been postponed or moved to virtual mode. The Union Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to organise the 25th National Youth Festival on the virtual platform from January 12-13 in view of the spike in Covid cases,PTI reported.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 06:29 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: Rajasthan schools shut till January 30, says report

The Rajasthan government has decided to close the schools up to class 12th till January 30, as per reports.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 05:29 PM IST

COVID-19: PM Modi reviews Covid situation in country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in cases.  The meeting was held virtually.  According to Union health ministry data updated at 8 am on Sunday, a total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, PTI reported.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 04:17 PM IST

COVID-19: Schools to remain closed from January 10 in Pondicherry

All schools conducting offline classes for students from grade 1 to 9 will remain shut from Monday in the Union Territory due to unabated rise in number of Covid 19 cases. Home and Education Minister A Namassivayam said in a release that online classes would resume for students of Classes 1 to 9 as holiday has been declared for these classes from tomorrow until further orders, PTI reported.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 03:52 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: Lucknow University to remain shut from January 10-16

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Jan. 9, 2022 | 03:08 PM IST

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Jan. 9, 2022 | 01:00 PM IST

COVID-19 cases in India: No plan to impose lockdown in Delhi yet, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there is no plan to impose lockdown as of now and there will be no lockdown if people wear masks, PTI reported.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 12:54 PM IST

In Other News: CBSE Term 2 Exam Date 2022: 10th, 12th datesheet, sample paper, term 1 result soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct Term 2 board exams 2022 for Classes 10, 12 in the months of March-April. The board will release 10th, 12th term 2 exam dates 2022 soon on the official website - cbse.nic.in. Students will also be able to download sample papers on the academic website - cbseacademic.nic.in.

CBSE 2021 Term 1 result for class 10, 12 is also expected soon on cbseresults.nic.in as the Term 1 exams ended in December 2021.

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Jan. 9, 2022 | 11:59 AM IST

COVID-19 Cases in India: Delhi CM Kejriwal tests negative for COVID-19

COVID-19 India: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has recovered from Covid and is back in the service of the public.  The CM had tested positive on January 4 and had isolated himself at home.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 10:43 AM IST

COVID-19: PM Modi to chair Covid review meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in the infection.  Government sources said the meeting is scheduled for around 4:30 PM.    According to the data updated at 8 am on Sunday, a total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported, as per PTI.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 10:33 AM IST

School closed news: Keeping schools open must be a priority, says WHO scientist

Jan. 9, 2022 | 09:59 AM IST

COVID-19 India: Registration for precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccine begins on CoWIN portal on Saturday

Registration for the 'precaution dose' of COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with co-morbidities started on the CoWIN portal on Saturday evening. The exercise of administering the precaution dose to these category of beneficiaries will begin from Jan 10, PTI reported.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:08 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Covid cases in Goa rise; school, colleges remain closed

Covid in India: About 1,789 new Covid-19 cases were registered in Goa on Saturday. There are 7,549 active coronavirus cases in Goa as of today, as per a PTI report. 

Schools and colleges in Goa remain closed as the Goa government decided to close them till January 26 on Monday.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 10:12 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Cases Update: Maharashtra schools, colleges closed as per government Covid guidelines

Maharashtra School News: Maharashtra schools and colleges closed till February 15, 2022, except for Class 10 and 12 students, as per new government Covid guidelines, owing to the rising coronavirus cases in the state. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 09:25 PM IST

Covid-19 Update India: Chief minister asks to speed up vaccination for children as Covid cases in Madhya Pradesh increase

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister of Madhya Pradesh asked to speed up the Covid vaccination process for children of age group 15 to 18 years in the state. He directed the officers to monitor the situation while reviewing the Corona situation in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Corona Cases: "There has been a 12 fold increase of Covid cases in MP in a week. 1577 coronavirus positive cases have been registered in Madhya Pradesh. Hence, the Covid situation in MP requires more attention," said Chouhan. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 08:31 PM IST

Covid-19 India Update: West Bengal registers 18,802 ne Covid cases; No decision yet on Class 10, 12 board exams

Todays Covid Cases in West Bengal: 18,802 new COVID-19 cases were registered in West Bengal, the state health department said in its Covid bulletin. 19 fatalities were reported. Bengal currently has 62,055 active cases.

 Kolkata Covid Cases: 7,337 new cases were registered in Kolkata today

West Bengal education department is not planning to change the schedule of the offline board exams since the exams are scheduled three to four months away, hoping that the COVID-19 situation could improve by then. The West Bengal Higher secondary board Class 12 exams are scheduled to start from April 2 and Class 10 exams from March 7

Jan. 8, 2022 | 07:43 PM IST

Covid-19 Cases India: Mumbai sees more than 20,000 coronavirus cases is a single day; schools remain closed

Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases India News: 20,318 fresh coronavirus cases were registered in Mumbai along with five deaths, on Saturday, civic officials said. Presently there are more than one lakh active Mumbai Covid cases, as per PTI report. 

According to a statement from the BMC, 82 per cent of the individuals who tested Covid positive today were asymptomatic. Only 21.4 percent of the hospital beds available in Mumbai are now occupied. 

Due to the huge rise in the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, including the Omicron variant, Mumbai schools are closed for classes 1 to 9 and also 11 till January 31. But offline classes will continue for students of classes 10 and 12. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 07:43 PM IST

Covid-19 Cases India: Mumbai sees more than 20,000 coronavirus cases is a single day; schools remain closed

Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases India News: 20,318 fresh coronavirus cases were registered in Mumbai along with five deaths, on Saturday, civic officials said. Presently there are more than one lakh active Mumbai Covid cases, as per PTI report. 

According to a statement from the BMC, 82 per cent of the individuals who tested Covid positive today were asymptomatic. Only 21.4 percent of the hospital beds available in Mumbai are now occupied. 

Due to the huge rise in the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, including the Omicron variant, Mumbai schools are closed for classes 1 to 9 and also 11 till January 31. But offline classes will continue for students of classes 10 and 12. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 07:31 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Vaccination for Children: Delhi records more than 2 lakh first dose vaccination for adolescents

Covid in India: Over 2 lakh adolescents between the age group of 15 to 18 years get the COVID-19 vaccination first dose in the national capital Delhi. There are 10.14 lakh beneficiaries for the vaccination for children in the 15-18 age group in Delhi. The Covid vaccination for children in India exercise began on January 3, owing to the rising Omicron variant and Covid-19 cases in India.

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Jan. 8, 2022 | 07:04 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Nagaland reports 9 new Covid cases

Covid India: Nine fresh coronavirus cases were registered in Nagaland today, pushing the total number of cases so far registered in the state to 32,264, a health department official said, as per PTI. There are 79 active COVID-19 cases presently in Nagaland. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 05:50 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: 15 IIM Udaipur students test Corona positive

Covid Report Rajasthan: 15 students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur were tested Coronavirus positive, as Rajasthan Covid cases rise. Among the 15 Covid-19 infected students, 13 are asymptomatic, reported the Times of India


Jan. 8, 2022 | 05:31 PM IST

Covid 19 Update: West Bengal University of Health Sciences postponed MBBS, nursing exams since Covid cases are on the rise

The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) has postponed the examination for nursing and MBBS 1st year examination, which was scheduled to be held in the last week of January. 

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Jan. 8, 2022 | 04:57 PM IST

Covid-19 in India Update: All India inter-university archery championship got postponed

The all India inter-university archery championship got postponed as COVID-19 cases are increasing across India. slated The archery championship was scheduled to be held in Mohali from January 18-22. However, the tournament which is presently going on in Gachibowli, Hyderabad will continue since it has already started, an Archery Association of India official said, as per a report by theTimes of India.

Covid in India: 1,41,986 new Covid cases has been identified in India in the last 24 hours as per the data shared by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 04:36 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Odisha Omicron cases rise; 14 new cases identified

Omicron Cases in Odisha: 14 new Omicron cases have been identified in Odisha today, The total number of Covid-19 Omicron cases in Odisha has become 75 as of now, a health official said as per PTI reportThe Odisha government is making efforts to develop the genome sequencing capability in the state since the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar is the only facility in Odisha where genome sequencing is conducted. 

College Closed News: The Odisha government will close all colleges, universities and technical institutions in the state from January 10 to February 1, 2022, as per the latest Covid guidelines issued owing to the rising Odisha Covid cases. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 04:12 PM IST

Covid Cases in India Today: Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta tests Corona positive again

Jharkhand Covid Cases: Banna Gupta, Jharkhand health minister tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time today. The minister is now under home isolation. Previously in August 2020, he had tested Covid positive, following which, the entire council of ministers of Chief Minister Hemant Soren went for quarantine. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 03:58 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Updates: SFI demands Covid vaccination camp, free testing

The Students' Federation of India (SFI) demanded free testing, Covid vaccination camps, Covid vaccine drive at doorsteps and precautionary measures before reopening educational institutions across India. SFI made the following demands: 

  • Provide free Covid testing and vaccination including individuals below the age of 21 years. 
  • Corona vaccination camp in educational institutions. 
  • Coronavirus vaccination drive at door steps, especially for specially abled students. 
  • Covid precautions should be implemented before re-opening campuses across India.  
Jan. 8, 2022 | 03:34 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: SFI demands for free Covid-19 testing and vaccination even in private hospitals

The Students Federation of India (SFI) demanded that the Central Government should make Covid-19 testing and vaccination free for everyone across the country even in private clinics and hospitals. 

"The government should adopt favourable facilities for students and children across the nation since the Covid-19 and Omicron cases are rising," tweeted Mayukh Biswas, General Secretary, SFI. 

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Jan. 8, 2022 | 02:55 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Karnataka health minister asks citizens to get vaccinated as coronavirus cases rise

"Covid vaccine is the most effective available weapon against the coronavirus pandemic," said Sudhakar K, Karnataka health minister. 

He urged citizens aged 60+ with co-morbidities and completed 39 weeks after 2nd dose to book a vaccine slot for precaution dose. He also urged individuals to get their 2nd dose. 

He cited the Mumbai Covid cases example where a majority of the infected on oxygen beds are unvaccinated. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:57 PM IST

Kerala Covid-19 Cases

Kerala education minister V Sivankutty said, "Teachers and PTAs must lead the activities related to the administration of Covid vaccine to children in Kerala. The Education Dept will collect data regarding the number of vaccinated children everyday. The Dept will also convene meetings with educational boards like the CBSE."



Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:30 PM IST

West Bengal minister Sujit Bose tests COVID positive for 2nd time

In other news, West Bengal Fire Minister Sujit Bose has again tested positive for COVID-19, following which he has been placed under home isolation, a health official said on Saturday. Bose, who had contracted the disease in May last year, tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time on Friday night, he said.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:23 PM IST

Puducherry sees big jump in daily COVID-19 cases

Puducherry witnessed a big jump in the number of fresh coronavirus cases with 280 infections being reported during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday pushing up the overall tally to 1,30,278. The new cases identified at the end of examination of 3,554 samples were spread over Puducherry 234, Karaikal 27 and Mahe 19, PTI reported.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:08 PM IST

Odisha shuts universities till February 1

The Odisha government decided to shut all colleges, universities and technical institutions in the state until February 1, 2022, owing to the rising Covid cases in the state. Medical colleges, nursing colleges and other institutions under the ministry of health and family welfare are exempted from this closure, said an order from the Odisha government.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:07 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Odisha: Colleges shut

Odisha registered 3,679 fresh COVID-19 cases, a 36-per cent rise over the previous day and the biggest single-day spike in more than six months, the Health Department said on Saturday. The coastal state’s coronavirus tally stood at 10.66 lakh. The daily test positivity rate rose to 5.15 per cent from 3.92 per cent on Friday, it said, adding, the new infections include 384 children. 

Jan. 8, 2022 | 01:04 PM IST

COVID-19: Delhi likely to record 20,000 fresh Covid cases

Delhi is likely to record around 20,000 COVID-19 cases on Saturday with a positivity rate of around 19 per cent, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. He said till now there has been no Omicron variant-related death in the national capital.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:59 AM IST

Covid-19 Vaccination: Over 2 crore children in 15-18 age group vaccinated

Over 2 crore teenagers in the age group of 15-18 years have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in less than a week of the inoculation drive being launched for children, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.




Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:51 AM IST

Omicron Cases in India: IISER serves packed food, asks to avoid crowding

After 20 students test Covid-19 positive, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata in Kalyani has decided to disallow dining en masse and serve packed food from Friday. Students have also been instructed to avoid crowding and to access the laboratories in smaller numbers over multiple shifts, as per a report.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:26 AM IST

COVID-19 peak expected between February 1 to15: IIT Madras analysis

India's R-naught value which indicates the spread of COVID-19 was recorded at 4 this week, suggesting a very high infection transmission rate, according to a preliminary analysis by IIT Madras predicting the peak of the third wave between February 1-15. R-naught or R0 indicates the number of people an infected person can spread the disease to. 

A pandemic is considered to end if this value goes below 1. Based on preliminary analysis by computational modeling done by IIT Madras, which was shared with PTI, the R0 value was close to 2.9 nationally in the past week (December 25 to December 31).

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Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:21 AM IST

Covid-19 Latest: DCW chief Swati Maliwal contracts Covid

In other news, Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal Saturday said she has tested positive for coronavirus and is feeling "terribly ill". "Tested positive for COVID. Feeling terribly ill with high fever. Have isolated myself. Request people who came in contact with me to get their RTPCR done," she said in a tweet.


Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:19 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases: Uttarakhand schools to run 3 hours a day

Due to the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in India, the Uttarakhand government had earlier allowed primary schools to run six hours a day. However, the government has now clarified that primary schools would function three hours a day, the Times of India reported.


Jan. 8, 2022 | 10:52 AM IST

Covid-19 Latest Update: Bengaluru engineering colleges to hold offline classes

Amid rise in Covid-19 cases and state governments imposing restriction, the Karnataka government issued new guidelines for weekend curfew. As per the new guidelines, engineering colleges in Bengaluru Urban are now allowed to hold offline classes, India Today reported.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 10:28 AM IST

Omicron Cases in Today: India reports 1,41,986 new Covid-19 cases, 285 deaths

India saw a single-day rise of 1,41,986 new coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 3,53,68,372, which includes 3,071 cases of Omicron variant reported across 27 states and union territories so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. Of the 3,071 cases of Omicron variant, 1,203 have recovered or migrated, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am. 

Maximum number of Omicron variant cases was recorded in 

  • Maharashtra- 876  
  • Delhi - 513, 
  • Karnataka - 333, 
  • Rajasthan - 291, 
  • Kerala - 284 
  • Gujarat - 204 

A total of 1,41,986 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in around 222 days. The active Covid cases have increased to 4,72,169, the highest in around 187 days, according to the data, the PTI reported.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 09:52 AM IST

IIT Hyderabad students demand online class amid surge in Covid-19

With at least six persons testing positive for Covid-19 in IIT Hyderabad in the last 10 days, students on campus ask the institute for online classes. Though cases were reported at IIT Hyderbad, students said that the institute was insisting on them attending offline classes, as per the Telangana Today report.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 09:43 AM IST

Covid-19 Vaccination: 18,459 children vaccinated in Chandigarh yesterday

18,459 children in the 15-18 age group vaccinated for Covid-19 yesterday in Chandigarh. The city reported 390 new cases, 8 deaths, and 46 recoveries; positivity rate at 10.77% and active cases at 1,323, as per the ANI report.

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Jan. 8, 2022 | 09:34 AM IST

Covid-19: DDMA to meet on Monday to discuss 'total curfew' in Delhi

Amid surging COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss further restrictions, including 'total curfew', under the Graded Response Action plan, officials said on Friday. With rise in the number of coronavirus cases and its variant Omicron, weekend curfew was imposed in Delhi from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday. Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 8.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 08:42 AM IST

Gujarat schools closed till January 31, classes to continue online

The Gujarat government announced to shut schools upto Class 9 till January 31. The state government asked schools to stop offline classes for Classes 1 to 9 and continue with only online lessons. Coaching centres for students of Class 9 and above and those for post-graduate courses as well as competitive exams can run with 50 per cent capacity, the official release stated.

Jan. 8, 2022 | 08:34 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases: 352 healthcare workers at PGIMER test Covid positive since Dec 20

As many as 352 healthcare workers, including 157 doctors, of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have tested positive for the novel coronavirus over a fortnight, the premier institute said in a statement on Friday. "A total of 352 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) have tested positive since 20th December, 2021 in PGIMER, Chandigarh. Of these, 157 are doctors – junior residents, senior residents and faculty members," the statement said.

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Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:43 PM IST

COVID-19 In India: NIT Hamirpur declared 'mini containment zone' as 59 more students test COVID positive

Fifty-nine more students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday forcing the authorities to declare the institute as 'mini containment zone', a district official said. A total of 140 NIT Hamirpur students have been found infected with the coronavirus in the last three days, PTI reported.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:40 PM IST

Assam HSLC exam routine 2022 announced; SEBA to conduct exams from March 15 to 31

Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) has announced High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) routine 2022. Assam Class 10 board exams will be conducted from March 15 to March 31, 2022. 

Read More: Assam HSLC exam routine 2022 announced; SEBA to conduct exams from March 15 to 31

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:36 PM IST

School closed in Gujarat 2022: No physical classes in schools upto Class 9

Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government on Friday extended the night curfew time in 10 cities by two hours. There would be no in-person classes at school for students of Std first to ninth till January 31, it announced, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:35 PM IST

School closed in Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand schools closed till January 16, says report

Uttarakhand government has announced new COVID-19 guidelines according to which schools will remain closed for upto Class 12, as per reports.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:16 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases in India: Mizoram shuts schools, colleges amid rising COVID cases

Schools in Mizoram will be closed for students of classes 1 to 9 and class 11 amid the rise in coronavirus cases, as per the new COVID-19 guidelines issued on Friday, PTI reported.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:14 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: Over 12 lakh children vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh so far

In Uttar Pradesh, 12,16,167 children in the age group 15-18 have received their first dose of vaccination against COVID-19, as per an official statement.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 08:06 PM IST

School closed in Gujarat 2022: Schools shut for Classes 1 to 9 from January 31

Gujarat government has announced to shut schools for Classes 1 to 9 from January 31 in the state following surge in COVID-19 cases, as per reports.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 07:55 PM IST

Is school closed tomorrow in Gujarat?

While other states have announced schools, colleges closure, Gujarat is yet to announce any decision on shutting educational institutions in the state.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 07:45 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: NTA will conduct AISSEE 2022 again if students miss due to pandemic

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE 2022) again for students who may miss it due to COVID-related restrictions. The NTA will conduct the exam on Sunday, January 9, 2022. The exam will be held at different centres located across India.

Read Here: COVID-19: NTA will conduct AISSEE 2022 again if students miss due to pandemic

Jan. 7, 2022 | 07:37 PM IST

Schools and colleges closed: Odisha, Maharashtra have shut schools, colleges amid rising COVID-19 cases

Odisha and Maharashtra governments have announced 'schools, colleges closed' as Omicron, COVID-19 cases keep rising in the states.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 07:33 PM IST

Are schools closing again in Gujarat?

Officials in Diu decided to shut pre-primary, primary and classes 1 to 8 on January 6. This decision was made after observing the rapid rise in COVID cases, the TimesNowNews reported. Following this, there is a possibility of schools closing in Gujarat. However, there is no official announcement yet.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 07:01 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases in India: NIT Hamirpur in HP declared 'mini containment zone'

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh was on Friday declared a 'mini containment zone' after 81 students tested positive for COVID-19 in a couple of days. Meanwhile, 27 more students were tested positive for the virus in Rapid Antigen Test on Friday, PTI reported.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 06:55 PM IST

Board exams 2022: Assam HSLC, HS exams 2022 to begin from March 15

Assam board will conduct the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC), or Class 10 exam and the Higher Secondary (HS) Examination, or Class 12 exam from March 15. Education Minister Ranoj Pegu has announced the dates of both the exams after a detailed discussion with the officials of the Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, as per reports.

Read Here: Assam HSLC, HS exams 2022 to begin from March 15, says education minister: Report

Jan. 7, 2022 | 06:51 PM IST

COVID-19 India cases: Goa sees 1,432 COVID-19 cases; positivity rate touches 21.72%

Goa on Friday reported 1,432 COVID-19 cases, with the positivity rate (cases per 100 tests) reaching 21.72 per cent, up from 20.46 per cent a day earlier, a health department official said, PTI reported.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 06:51 PM IST

COVID-19 graph in India: Kerala logs 5,296 new COVID-19 cases

Kerala recorded 5,296 new positive cases and 189 COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, taking the total count to 52,64,235 and the death toll to 49,305, PTI reported.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 06:41 PM IST

Odisha college closed: COVID-19: Odisha shuts colleges, universities amid rising Covid cases

Odisha has decided to shut all colleges, universities and technical institutions in the state until February 1, 2022, owing to the rising Covid cases in the state. Medical colleges, nursing colleges and other institutions under the ministry of health and family welfare are exempted from this closure, said an order from the Odisha government. The educational institutions and all hostels of the institutions in the state will close from January 10 onwards.

Read Here: COVID-19: Odisha shuts colleges, universities amid rising Covid cases

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:50 PM IST

COVID-19 India: Odisha health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das on Friday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:42 PM IST

Assam school closed news

Assam schools to close, suspending physical classes for both public and private school students studying from Class 1 to Class 5 from January 7 onwards, owing to the increasing Omicron, Covid cases in the state, Himanta Biswa Sarma, chief minister of Assam said today. The schools are to remain closed till January 30. In Guwahati, schools will be closed for Classes 1 to 8, Sarma said.

Read Here : COVID-19: Assam schools closed for Classes 1-5, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:38 PM IST

COVID-19: Assam under third wave from January 1, says CM Himanta

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the third wave of the pandemic along with Omicron variant of COVID-19 has hit the state from January 1 and now the government will treat all coronavirus cases as patients of the highly infectious new variant, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:22 PM IST

New guidelines for Covid in Odisha

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Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:10 PM IST

CBSE board exams: Students furious over offline exams; demand online exams amid rising COVID-19 cases

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:04 PM IST

School, college closed: Odisha colleges, universities closed from January 10 to February 1

Jan. 7, 2022 | 05:03 PM IST

Covid in India: International arrivals to undergo 7 days quarantine

Covid 19 Coronavirus Cases India News: As Covid Cases rise, all international arrivals in India have to undergo 7-day mandatory home quarantine, says new Covid guidelines released by the ministry of health and family welfare

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Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:52 PM IST

Cancel board exams 2022: Maharashtra students demand online exams

"The government has closed universities and reschedule their exams offline to online. Then why our #boardexams2022 are offline ? Don't we have right to live healthy ? Change our pattern as well or #cancelboardexams2022 ...#JusticeForStudents #cancelboards2022 @VarshaEGaikwad," tweeted a student.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:51 PM IST

Covid 19 Update: Three Covid clusters in college hostels in Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Covid, Omicron cases on the rise

Chennai Covid Cases: An increase in Covid 19 cases has been reported in three college hostels in Chennai. Around 106 students have been tested positive for the Coronavirus infection. According to various media reports, the three Covid clusters in Chennai emerged from Stanley Medical College Hospital, Madras Christian College and MIT, Chromepet, Chennai. 

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:49 PM IST

Will board exams be cancelled in 2022 due to Covid, ask students

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:47 PM IST

COVID-19 in India: Jaipur Literature Festival postponed to March amid surge in Covid cases

The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), scheduled to run between January 28-February 1, has now been postponed to March 5-14 in view of the rising number of Covid cases, the organisers said on Friday, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:46 PM IST

Assam school closed news: Assam schools shut upto Class 5; up to Class 8 in Guwahati

Schools in Assam up to Class 5 will be closed starting tomorrow onwards, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. In Guwahati, schools will be shut up to Class 8, the chief minister said.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:41 PM IST

COVID-19 India: Covid vaccine doses administered in India surpass 150-crore mark

India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 150-crore mark on Friday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya termed it an "historic achievement" made possible because of the relentless hard work of healthcare workers under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:36 PM IST

Lockdown in Karnataka Latest News Today: Bengaluru Engineering colleges allowed to function amid rising Covid, Omicron cases

Karnataka government has exempted Engineering colleges from the recently issued Karnataka Covid guidelines that stopped physical classes for schools and colleges, except for medical and paramedical courses in Bengaluru.

Bangalore Covid Cases: All engineering colleges of the Bengaluru urban district are permitted to function strictly following COVID 19 protocols, said Ashwath Narayan CN, minister of higher education, Karnataka. 

Omicron Cases in Karnataka: 107 new Omicron cases have been detected in the state of Karnataka on January 6. As of yet, 333 Omicron cases has been identified in Karnataka.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:35 PM IST

COVID cases in India today: Karnataka Minister R Ashoka tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Friday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a private hospital. "I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am healthy, Those who were in contact with me may please get themselves tested," the minister tweeted, as per PTI.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:33 PM IST

Is board exam cancelled for 2022 class 10?

"Is board exam cancelled for 2022 class 10," students are asking while urging the state governments to conduct online board exams amid rising Omicron, COVID-19 cases in India.


Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:31 PM IST

#cancelboardexams2022: Students campaign on Twitter demanding online board exams

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:29 PM IST

#cancelboardexams2022: Students demand online board exams due to rising cases of COVID-19 in India

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:20 PM IST

#cancelboardexams2022: Students demand online exams amid rising COVID-19 cases in India

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:15 PM IST

Maharashtra Covid, Omicron Cases: Schools to remain shut in Nashik from January 10 to 31 for Classes 1 to 9 and 11

Nashik Covid Cases: As Covid cases and Omicron variant cases are on the rise in Nashik, all schools in Nashik district of Maharashtra will remain closed as the government suspended offline classes for classes 1 to 9 and 11 from January 10 till 31, Offline classes will continue for students of classes 10 and 12, Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Thursday.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 04:11 PM IST

CBSE Class 12 Board Exams: Supreme Court quashes policy to consider improvement marks as final

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a condition specified in a clause in the CBSE's evaluation policy of June last year which stated that marks obtained in the later examination will be considered as final for assessing Class 12 students, PTI reported.

Read More | CBSE Class 12 Exams: Supreme Court quashes policy to consider improvement marks as final

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