CBSE to device a mechanism to declare the result of students studying abroad

In a Corrigendum to CBSE Board Press Release dated 01st April 2020, addressed to all the principals of affiliated schools Joint Secretary/Regional Officer (Delhi) Mr. J K Yadav has clarified the below. This is with reference to press release issued by the Board on 01st April 2020 wherein it is informed that Board will not hold the Examinations for the students of abroad which were postponed in these countries. In this regard, it is clarified that CBSE will device some mechanism to declare the result...

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Indian expat who died was infected by coronavirus

Kuwait awaits WHO’s COVID-19 categorization over deceased expatriate caseDirector of Al-Amiri Hospital Dr. Ali Alalanda said on Friday postmortem examination of a deceased Indian, who died on Thursday, revealed that he had been infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).However, linking his death to the coronavirus infection will be determined by the World Health Organization, Dr. Alalanda said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).The 60-year-old resident, whose corpse was brought to the hospital...

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Expat curfew violators to be deported

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry issued a stern warning yesterday against violators of the nightly curfew. Col Nasser Buslaib, head of the security media department, said that expats who violate the curfew will be deported while citizens will be referred to authorities for investigation. The Interior Ministry has urged the public to seek special permits available online if they wanted to leave home during curfew for emergency. Nearly 200 people have been arrested during curfew hours since the partial...

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75 new cases of coronavirus detected in Kuwait – Total 417

The Ministry of Health announced on Friday registering up to 75 cases of infection with coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours and put total number of contaminations with the pandemic so far at 417.Five of the persons who tested positive for contracting the disease came back to Kuwait from the United Kingdom as part of the latest repatriates’ evacuation, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, the MoH official spokesperson in his daily briefing about the disease status in the country.A Kuwaiti female...

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‘Lockdown in India was early, far-sighted and courageous’: WHO envoy

There is no evidence to suggest that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will disappear, says Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) special envoy on the disease, adding that people may have to consider new norms for the foreseeable future. Declaring a lockdown when there was relatively a small number of cases in India gave the country time to come to terms with the new virus, he tells Sanchita Sharma in an interview. Edited excerpts:Do you think Covid-19 can be stopped?If you don’t...

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‘April 5, 9 pm’: PM Modi urges people to fight Covid-19 darkness with light

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the people to display their collective resolve to fight the coronavirus disease by lighting a candle, lamp or flashlight of a mobile phone on Sunday evening. He also hailed the efforts put in by the people and authorities to make the 21-day lockdown to fight coronavirus disease Covid-19 a success.“The discipline and sense of service you showed, is unprecedented. The people and administration have tried to make this routine a success. The way you thanked...

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Kuwait proposes a unified Gulf food security network to achieve food security

Kuwait offered a proposal to establish a food security network among Arab countries in order to achieve food security in the Region, and to establish fast lines at customs centers to ensure the transport of basic products such as food and medical supplies.The food security idea was discussed during the meeting between trade ministers and their agents to discuss the current situation. The meeting was held over television by the Minister of Trade and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, today, with trade ministers...

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The Regency, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Hotels to be possible quarantine zones

Members of Kuwait's national guard wearing safety masks keep watch outside a hotel in the capital where Kuwaitis returning from Iran are quarantined and tested for coronavirus COVID-19, on February 24The government is in the process of contracting three well-known hotels to be possible quarantine zones, in the face of the threat of the coronavirus, reported Al Rai daily. The short-listed hotels are the Regency Hotel, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza. Besides these hotels, Khalifa Tourist Park, Aquamarine...

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World food prices decline amidst coronavirus, low oil prices, comments FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday world food prices declined sharply in March, driven mostly by demand-side contractions linked to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in global oil prices. Prices declined mostly due to expectations of economic slowdown as governments roll out restrictions designed to respond to the health crisis, FAO said in a monthly bulletin.FAO said its Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in international prices of commonly traded food...

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Indian expat dies – Corona or Heart attack? WHO report awaited

An Indian expat who was a patient was transferred this morning to the Amiri Hospital was pronounced dead on arrival was not among those infected with the Coronavirus but was present in the building which was quarantined for cases of who came in contact with a confirmed Corona patient, reports Al-Rai daily.The sources said that the ex-pat had severe chest pain today and he was taken by an ambulance to the hospital and it was found that he died and that attempts were made to revive him was unsuccessful.The...

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