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All students of Zindagi Foundation qualify NEET 2020

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BHUBANESWAR: All 19 students of Zindagi Foundation, a philanthropic organisation which supports meritorious students from underprivileged section to become doctor or engineer, have qualified the NEET-2020. Last year also 14 out of 14 candidates of this foundation were qualified in this entrance examination.

This foundation led by educationist Ajay Bahadur Singh provides free medical coaching, food, lodging facility and study materials for economically weaker section and underprivileged children from Odisha. On the very first year in 2018, as many as 18 out of 20 students had qualified the NEET.

Singh said this year the NEET had many challenges and uncertainties because of the Covid situation. The examination dates got shifted many times. “These students were facing problems in arranging food due to severe economic condition due to lockdown.Amid all these financial constraints and difficulties, they kept their dream of becoming a doctor alive. All of them have realized their dreams by qualifying NEET this year,” he added.

Khirodini Sahoo, daughter of a farmer from remote village in Angul district, secured 657 out of 720 marks in the entrance test. Due to pandemic, her father did not get any job and the family faced a difficult time during lockdown. “After completion of Plus II in 2018, I had appeared NEET last year. But I couldn’t get a government medical college due to poor rank. As I belong to a poor family, I requested Zindagi Foundation for help. They took care of my food, lodging, preparation and other issues,” she added.

She had fallen ill during lockdown. She was rushed to a Bhubaneswar hospital from her village for treatment. The foundation had helped her and provided a room for her preparation after she got cured from the illness. “Elephants had damaged our house and paddy crop in village. My father did not get any other job to support family. I had no smart phone for online classes. But the foundation had given me one. I was going to a small hillock to get internet for online classes. Amid all these difficulties I finally get a good rank. I hope I may get a seat in the SCB medical college and hospital Cuttack,” she added.

Another candidate Satyajit Sahoo, who’s father use to vend vegetables on cycle, has secured 619 marks. “I have been preparing the examination during last three years. Finally the foundation gave me a platform to prepare for the NEET and got good mark,” he added.

Similarly, children of roadside vendors, daily labourer, betel shop owner, fisherman, truck driver, milkman and security guards got qualified the NEET with the help of this foundation.



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Unlock 5: MHA extends guidelines till November 30; states to decide on schools

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NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued an order extending the guidelines for ‘re-opening’ the country, issued last month, till November 30.

The MHA extended the earlier guidelines keeping in mind the ongoing coronavirus phase.

“There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements,” the guidelines read.

However, lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones till November 30, 2020.

Further, the states and union territory governments cannot impose any local lockdown outside the containment zones without consulting the Centre.

As per the guidelines, National Directives for Covid-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce Covid-19 appropriate behavior.

Furthermore, states and UTs have been allowed to take the call on reopening of metro rails, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and hospitality services, religious places, yoga and training institutes, gymnasiums, cinemas, and entertainment park, etc.

As of Tuesday, with 36,469 new Covid-19 cases, India’s total cases surged to 79,46,429, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

With 488 new deaths, the toll mounted to 1,19,502, as per the Ministry.

The total active coronavirus cases are at 6,25,857 after a decrease of 27,860 in the last 24 hours. The total cured cases are 72,01,070 with 63,842 new discharges in the last 24 hours.



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Mumbai University IDOL exams go smoothly with 1-hour time slots

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MUMBAI: Mumbai University’s Institute of Open and Distance Learning conducted final exams for arts and commerce students on Monday. The distance education provider segregated students in smaller groups to conduct the exam.

A total of 4,202 or around 84% students appeared for the exams online. In the morning session, BA exam saw 3,049 students and afternoon session (BCom), 1,153. The exams could be taken on any smart phone with a camera, laptop or desktop computer. A four-hour time slot was given for the exam so that all students need not log in at the same time. Students could choose one-hour slots as per convenience. The exams went smoothly, university authorities said.



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RBSE Board Exam 2021 online registration begins, last date November 30

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AJMER: The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) on Monday started the process of filling the examination forms for 2021 board exams.

The last date to file the form is November 30. The board asked private schools to submit the affiliation fee before filling online forms for the exams.

Board secretary Arvind Kumar Sangwa said the fee for regular students is Rs 600 and Rs 650 for private students.

For practical subjects, there is an additional Rs 100 fee.

The board will not charge any fee from blind and handicapped students and from children of martyrs or of jawans injured in the Pulwama attack. But they have to deposit a token fee of Rs 50 as exam fees.

Schools will fill the examination form online using the ID given by the board office.

But private schools have to deposit affiliation fees before filling the form.

Students who have appeared in previous exam from other education boards have to obtain eligible certificate from RBSE.

Such students have to provide particulars of the eligibility certificate while filling the examination forms of the board exam.



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