The Gujarat Model: Managing Learning Continuity During COVID-19

As Gujarat, a state on the western coast of India, geared up to address coronavirus (COVID-19) related emergencies, its authorities knew that 25-30% of students had limited or no access to remote learning devices. Reaching the unreachable was a challenge. Rapidly responding, the state prepared detailed guidelines to ensure that no student was deprived of education. Learning support was provided at the local levels (villages/hamlets/habitats), pairing students with and without devices; promoting peer learning; creating a mobile bank; offline learning; home-visits by teachers and field staff; providing access to online…

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Gujarat Begins To Cull Birds After Avian Flu Scare

As avian or bird flu reared its head in Gujarat after a decade, the state government sounded an alert and declared a 10-km radius around a poultry facility in Hathijan in Ahmedabad district a ‘regulated zone’ and culled over 1,500 birds till Wednesday afternoon. The government also placed restrictions on movement of poultry, eggs, bird droppings, farm machinery and any other equipment in the said area. The action comes a week ahead of the high-profile global investment summit ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January…

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IPL: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar assist Sunrisers Hyderabad Beat Gujarat Lions

Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 47 after a medical show via his bowling group-associates as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions with the aid of five wickets in their IPL suit in Hyderabad on Friday. Chasing 127 for a win, opener Dhawan dropped anchor as he carried his bat via the innings because the Sunrisers chased down the target with six balls to spare on the Rajiv Gandhi global Stadium. Dhawan performed 2d mess around to his batting companions to begin with earlier than starting up later on to take…

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Alkem Labs Jumps 5%; Gujarat Unit Gets USFDA Nod

Mumbai: Shares of Alkem Labs today went up by over 5 per cent after the company said one of its manufacturing plants in Gujarat has obtained establishment approval from US health regulator USFDA. The stock climbed 4.91 per cent to Rs 1,377.75 on BSE. On NSE, it soared 5.16 per cent to Rs 1,379. “Its manufacturing plant at Mandva, Gujarat, has successfully obtained the Establishment Inspection Report from the USFDA. The plant manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and was inspected by the USFDA in September¬†2015,” Alkem Labs said in a…

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