Education

EDTECH: FLIPLEARN AIMS TO ONBOARD 50 LAKH STUDENT S BY 2025

Fliplearn Edge, a finding out a platform for schools that was launched just before the very first lockdown in 2020, has announced an ambitious strategy to enroll 50 lakh students and 5,000 schools across India by March 2025.

Fliplearn Edge, an app that gives personalized finding out knowledge with interactive content, has recorded a surge in the number of subscribers with more than 4 lakh college students, 18,000 teachers, and more than 400 schools receiving onboard in this transition period because 2020 when the government-prescribed lockdowns shut schools across India.

The app has been designed to complement a baby’s studying with the assistance of enjoyable and interactive digital content material that has been mapped to all training boards in India. It is particularly designed for colleges and provides the whole lot wanted for digital studying expertise and continued studying.

In September 2020, Fliplearn had introduced free entry to its Fliplearn Edge platform up to March 2022, with a goal to assist bridge the training hole created due to the pandemic.

Divya Lal, founder and MD, Fliplearn, stated, “We launched the Fliplearn platform with a vision to provide a complete academic solution for students and have tried to design our app in such a manner that students, parents, and teachers can integrate into its interface seamlessly. Our focus is continuous learning and unhindered education for all. We have set an ambitious target for Fliplearn and hope to enlarge our footprint in tier-2 and tier-3 cities so that students from these cities can also have access to quality content and affordable e-learning.”

-Aishwarya Sridhar

CHEETAH: THE WORLD'S FASTEST CAT IS RETURNING TO INDIA

If all goes well, eight cheetahs - five males and three females - will make the 8,405km (5,222 miles) journey from South Africa to their new home in a sprawling national park in India in November.

The world's fastest land animal will make a comeback in India, more than half a century after it became extinct in the country.

"Finally we have the resources and the habitat to reintroduce the cat," says Yadvendradev Jhala, dean of the Wildlife Institute of India, and one of the experts tasked with the effort.

This is the first time in the world, he says, when a large carnivore will be relocated from one continent to another for conservation.

With their black-spotted coats and teardrop marks, the cheetah is a sleek animal, racing across grasslands at speeds touching 70 miles (112km) an hour to capture prey.

The cat is also a remarkably athletic animal, breaking, ducking, and diving as it goes for the kill.

The vast majority of the 7,000 cheetahs in the world are now found in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.

The endangered cat was reportedly last sighted in India in 1967-68, but their numbers had vastly dwindled by 1900.

Three sites - a national park and two wildlife sanctuaries - in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have been identified for reintroducing the cheetah, Dr. Jhala said.

The first eight cats will find their home in Kuno national park in Madhya Pradesh, which has ample prey like antelope and wild boars.

Wildlife experts are also rooting for a tiger reserve in Rajasthan's Mukundra hills as a promising habitat.

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ODISHA CLASS 10 RESULTS 2021: BSE TO ANNOUNCE BY JUNE END

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha would announce the results of class 10 matric examinations by end of June. School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Dash on Sunday said that the results of the HSC exam 2021 would be announced by the last week of June. Dash said the evaluation process is on right track. On April 21, Odisha had announced the cancellation of the Class 10 exam due to rising Covid cases. Nearly 6.5 lakh students were to write the Class 10 exam that was scheduled to begin from May 3.

BSE said marks of class 9 half-yearly examination and annual examination, results of 2nd Practice Test, 3rd Practice Test, and 4th Practice Test of Class 10 would be taken into account for the Matric results in 2021. Results of the school's HSC examination performance in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 will also be analyzed, and based on the best performance of the school maximum number of different grades bagged by each school would be found out.

A School-wise merit list would be prepared after giving appropriate weightage to marks secured and uploaded in the above examinations. In case any candidate is not satisfied, he/she can appear in the examination to be conducted offline by the board after the pandemic situation improves.

-Aishwarya Sridhar

PADMA AWARDS 2022

Asserting the government is committed to transforming the Padma Awards into Peoples Padma, the Home Ministry said all citizens are, therefore, requested to make nominations recommendations including self-nomination.

The nominations/recommendations should contain all relevant details specified in the format available Padma Portal, including a citation in narrative form (maximum 800 words), clearly bringing out the distinguished and exceptional achievements/service of the person recommended in her/his respective field/discipline, the Home Ministry said in its release.

The Home Ministry said it has requested all central ministries/departments, states/UT governments, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, Institutes of Excellence that concerted efforts may be made to identify talented persons whose excellence and achievements deserve to be recognized from amongst women, weaker sections of the society, SCs and STs, divyang persons and who are doing selfless service to society.

Further details in this regard are available under the heading 'Awards and Medals' on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (www.mha.gov.in).

-Jyothi S Talawar

CBSE EXTENDS THE LAST DATE FOR AFFILIATION PROCESS TILL JUNE 30 FOR ALL SCHOOLS

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the last date for affiliation till June 30th, 2021 for all schools. The board has extended the deadline for new registration, upgradation, and extension under School Affiliation Re-engineered Automation System. The extension was introduced due to the prevailing COVID19 situation.

“The Competent Authority of the Board after due consideration and reviewing the current COVID19 situation has extended the first window period of online application for Fresh Affiliation, Up-gradation of Affiliation and Extension of Affiliation till June 30, 2021 for the session 2022-23 without any late fees.

The new affiliation system of CBSE, SARAS came into effect on March 1, 2021. The board has restructured the affiliation system to cope with the new National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. So, the restructured system will be completely digital and based on data analytics with the least human intervention. CBSE has asked the schools to keep a check on the official site of CBSE for more updates on CBSE Affiliation.

-Aishwarya Sridhar

THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS STARTING AT £4,000 FOR INDIAN STUDENTS AT UG LEVEL

The University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom has announced a scholarship worth £4000 for undergraduate students across programs who will be joining UEA in September 2021. For those looking to pursue undergraduate programs, the varsity is also offering scholarships to students joining in September.

Submissions are judged monthly and successful candidates will have their scholarship applied to three years of full-time study, while superior submissions will be considered for £8,000 per year. The candidates for September 2021 intake can submit their application until July 5, 2021.

''We want that these scholarships to enable deserving students to realize their dream of studying at UEA and this substantial financial support at undergraduate levels will help them to make an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of study, as well as the wider UEA community,” Karen Blackney, associate director, UEA Global said.

-Aishwarya Sridhar

MANIPUR GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SUMMER VACATION FOR SCHOOLS FROM MAY 1 TO 31

Manipur Government has announced summer vacation for schools across the state from May 1 to 31, 2021 amid a surge in COVID 19 cases. The state government has made this announcement on April 26, 2021. Manipur declared the commencement of summer vacation for all government-aided and private schools affiliated to the State Education Board.

The School Education commissioner of Manipur, T Ranjit Singh issued an official notification in this regard on April 26. The official order also stated to ensure necessary arrangements for the commencement of online classes till summer vacation starts. Meanwhile, states like Delhi, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana also announced summer vacations in their schools, colleges.

-Aishwarya Sridhar

TEACHER FRATERNITY WILL CONDUCT ONLINE CLASSES FROM HOME: JK GOVT

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday stated that lecturers who have been going to academic institutes underneath the 'in-campus in-person’ instructing coverage will now conduct online classes from their houses because of a spike in COVID instances within the union territory.

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded its highest single-day spike of three,164 COVID-19 instances, which took the tally to 1,66,054, whereas 25 fatalities took the toll to 2,197, officers stated.

"In view of the prevailing COVID situation, all schools, colleges, technical education, and skill development institutes shall not require in-person attendance of any member of the staff", an order from J&k Disaster Management Authority.

-Aishwarya Sridhar

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ENCOURAGES TO VACCINATE ALL THEIR STAFF

Educational institutes are encouraging their faculties and other staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible. Some private institutions have made it mandatory for their teaching staff to get vaccinated.

Recently Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri organized a paid mass vaccination drive for its teaching and non-teaching staff.

-Meghna Ghosh

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