New Delhi: All centrally protected monuments, museums and sites under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have been closed with immediate effect till May 15 due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the country. An order to this effect was issued by the ASI and it was tweeted by Culture Minister Prahlad Patel on Thursday evening. "Due to the prevailing COVID situation , it has been decided to close all centrally protected monuments, sites and museums under the ASI with immediate effect and till May 15 or until further orders," the ASI said. As the prevalence corona virus situation, it has been decided that all the centrally protected monuments/sites and museums under @ASIGoI will be closed till May 15. pic.twitter.com/rCvX0d5Q95 — Ministry of Culture (@MinOfCultureGoI) April 15, 2021 These include 3,693 monuments and 50 museums. In live monuments like Puri Jagannath Temple and Somnath Temple, daily 'puja' will be conducted but no public … [Read more...] about All ASI-controlled monuments closed for visitors till May 15 amid COVID spike
New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Thursday (April 15) decided to postpone the Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 amid spike in COVID-19 cases. For students studying in Classes 1 to 9 and 11, the state government has announced mass promotion. While new dates for the Board exams will be announced after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state on May 15. “In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic , Gujarat Government decides to postpone Class 10 and 12 board examinations, scheduled to be held between May 10 to 25 and mass promotion for students of standard 1 to 9 and 11. New dates to be announced after reviewing coronavirus situation on May 15,” ANI quoted Gujarat CMO as saying. The Gujarat Board exams were earlier scheduled to take place from May 10 to 25. Gujarat recorded 4,695 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the active cases to 39,250. With 73 more deaths, the death toll in the state reached 4,995, as per the Health Ministry data available at … [Read more...] about COVID-19 scare: Gujarat postpones Class 10 and 12 Board exams, new dates to be announced on May 15
Telangana may follow the Central Board of Secondary Examinations (CBSE) and cancel the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations (10th class) this year as well. The exams are supposed to be conducted from May 17 to 28 with major subjects to be completed by May 22 as per the schedule of the government released on February 9. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to take the final decision on cancellation after the Nagarjunasagar by-poll to be held on April 17. The surge in COVID cases and the apprehensions of parents may force the Chief Minister to cancel the exams. About six lakh students are presently enrolled in 10th class. Several parents and students have already appealed to the CM to cancel the SSC exams. In fact, a student started an online petition for the same a few days ago and it received the support of nearly 24,000 people so far. The government had cancelled the exams last year as well and promoted all students taking their internal assessment marks … [Read more...] about KCR may opt for cancellation of SSC exams
There is growing talk of a realignment of forces in Maharashtra after May 2 when the results of West Bengal and other four states would be in, notes Virendra Kapoor. IMAGE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, right, with Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar. Photograph: Ashish Raje/ANI Photo With each passing day, it seems to be getting harder for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra to brazen out the fall-out of the bomb scare near Mukesh Ambani's home. It is not clear why the explosives-laden vehicle was parked outside the house of Asia's richest man. Regrettably, though the National Investigation Agency has revealed a lot about the ongoing investigation, not a word has been said about the motive. Anyone familiar with criminal jurisprudence would know that motive is important to establish the guilt of an accused. In its absence, all manner of speculation has gained ground. From what we already know, it is clear that the brazen … [Read more...] about Will Pawar ditch Uddhav after May 2?
During today’s Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom announced that a second demo for its upcoming survival horror game, Resident Evil Village, will release on May 1st. That’s six days before the game’s official release date. Unlike the previous “Maiden” demo, this demo will be playable on all platforms the game will releases on, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Windows PC (via Steam), and Stadia. The demo will allow you to play for 60 minutes and explore both the village and castle areas, regardless of the platform. PS4 and PS5 users will have the option to preload the demo beginning today via the PlayStation Store. Additionally, players on these two platforms will receive early access to the demo on two separate weekends — April 17th at 5PM ET through April 18th at 4AM ET, and April 24th at 5PM ET through April 25th at 4AM ET. Each demo weekend will provide up to 30 minutes of gameplay. Capcom also released the fourth trailer for the game, which includes new footage and … [Read more...] about You can play the second demo for Resident Evil Village on May 1st, or earlier on PlayStation