Coronavirus News & Live Updates

Posted In education loan On March 23, 2020
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Central Helpline Number for Coronavirus: - +91-11-23978046 

Last Updated April 7, 2020, 11:35

COVID-19: The regional centres of IGNOU will accept scanned copies of handwritten assignments through a dedicated email i-d and take care of the evaluation process.

Last Updated April 7, 2020, 11:00

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhiyal Nishank’ on Monday appealed to companies to not withdraw any job offers made to students in campus placements due to the economic slowdown created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Last Updated April 6, 2020, 14:33

CS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services, announced on Monday a free, 15-day self-paced digital certification programme called Career Edge, specially designed for college students/working professionals to enhance their career skills by helping them effectively utilise the time at hand during this period of lockdown.

Last Updated April 6, 2020, 12:30

Only 57 per cent students in the country have required hardware like computer, router and printer at home to attend online classes being conducted during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a survey. The survey, with over 25,000 respondents, also pointed out problems being faced by students in sharing resources with parents who, as seen in many households, are also working from home. Around 57 per cent respondents said they have hardware like computer, tablet, printer and router, required for their children to participate in online classes from home while 43 per cent respondents said they do not have required resources, the survey conducted by online platform Local Circles said.

Last Updated April 6, 2020, 9:22

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and colleges to set up mental health helplines to address psychosocial concerns of students during the lockdown imposed to combat coronavirus.

Last Updated April 6, 2020, 9:00

Giving relief to the parents of students, the Lucknow district administration on Sunday announced that no school will force anyone for the fees during the lockdown. A lot of schools have been asked to take this step by their respective state governments.

Last Updated April 5, 2020, 9:00
The Australian government has pronounced students eligible for superannuation funds who have stayed in the country for over one year.

Last Updated April 5, 2020, 8:55

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) evaluation process of the Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exam 2020 answer scripts have been put on hold.

Last Updated April 4, 2020, 11:00

A city-based medical college Professor and his team have come up with a prototype for an affordable and automatic Artificial Manual Breathing Unit (AMBU) operating device, which could be crucial in this hour of need when India is fighting with COVID-19. There has been a major crisis for ventilators all over the world due to the rapidly increasing number of infected people. A lot of companies and doctors are trying to come up with cost-efficient and effective ways of manufacturing hospital equipment.

Last Updated April 4, 2020, 10:00

Savitribai Phule Pune University has announced an interim vacation for all its students, faculty and staff members till April 14, 2020. The interim vacation was announced in view of the current covid-19 lockdown imposed on the entire nation due to the deadly and widespread coronavirus outbreak. 

Last Updated April 3, 2020, 15:02

Three alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a drone equipped with the infrared camera which can help in the thermal screening of groups without human intervention and identify suspected Covid-19 cases at an early stage once the lockdown is lifted.

Last Updated Mar 31, 2020, 9:20

Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has postponed the Kerala Engineering/Pharmacy entrance examinations (KEAM 2020) due to Covid-19 and the lockdown. KEAM 2020 exams were scheduled to be held on April 20 and 21, 2020 which has now postponed to an undetermined date.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020, 17:30

Consortium of National Law Universities has extended the last date to apply for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) on its official website. Interested candidates who are yet to apply for CLAT 2020 can submit their application forms through their official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates can apply online for CLAT 2020 till April 25, 2020 and the exam will be conducted on May 24, 2020, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020, 12:30 

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will not declare the result of MAH MBA/MMS CET 2020 tomorrow i.e, March 31, 2020. The new result date for  MAH MBA/MMS CET 2020 will be announced later.


Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 17:30

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) has invited applications for the ITI CAT 2020 or the Industrial Training Institute Competitive Admission (ITI) Test. Interested candidates can apply on the official website, bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. The application process has begun and will end on April 16, 2020, at 11:59 pm. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 24, 2020. 




Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 17:00 


With classes and exams suspended and most of the hostels empty, state authorities have requested educational institutions to allow their hostels to be used as quarantine facilities to aid the fight against the fast-spreading coronavirus. Almost all the universities have been closed across the country to avoid large public gathering and limit human contact. The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is the first one to accede to such a request, and four of its hostels and guest houses have already been turned into quarantine facilities.



Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 16:30 

A quarantine facility has also been set up in Telangana's Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANNU) despite opposition from students and faculty members of the university. The students are protesting the move saying it will put students on campus at risk and claimed that the university will have to be shut down for a longer period if quarantine facility is set up.



Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 14:00 


The Arunachal Pradesh SSC Board exam 2020 which was scheduled to be held from March 31, 2020, to April 8, 2020, has been postponed due to the rising panic of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 15:30 

The HRD Ministry on Monday directed Navodaya schools in the country to make their unoccupied hostels available to local authorities to be used as any kind of medical facility.



Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 11:30 

In Delhi, there are 30 cases- 23 people who returned from abroad, 7- the family members of the positive cases. Currently, the situation in Delhi is under control. Urge all to follow the lockdown so that the situation is not out of control: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (ANI)



Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020 , 11:09

Total number of positive Coronavirus cases in the country is 415 and 7 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare



Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 11:00

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CFA Institute has postponed its June exam. The test has been delayed until at least December. Those who have already registered for the June chartered financial analyst exam will automatically be transferred to the nest two test periods which is yet to be determined by the institute.



Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020, 17:34

Colleges and universities have had their hands full with the pandemic and thus decided to close campuses and transition to online classes worrying about the health and concern of the students. Delhi following the footsteps of Kerala has decided to shut down schools, colleges & cinema halls till March 31 in view of rising COVID-19 cases.

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