Social Distancing norms flouted at KSR Railway Station testing centre

Not every passenger arriving at KSR is getting tested at the station Of all the passengers arriving at the KSR railway station, only some are getting tested. Umashankar P, one of the in-charge responsible for the testing informed The Observer: “We do everybody’s testing. Does not matter from where they come outside of Bengaluru or […]

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Most govt schools are unfriendly to PwDs

No one cares to maintain CWSN toilets Most government schools in Bengaluru lack PWD aids that can be used by persons with disabilities (PwDs). Section 16 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act says all educational institutions are to construct buildings, campuses and other facilities accessible to children with disabilities. The Observer visited GKMM […]

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Despite Omicron, Bengalureans are not following Covid protocols

Citizens say govt must take action to avert 3rd wave People in Bengaluru continue to flout Covid rules despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. Sneha S, a Metro commuter, informed The Observer: I travel by Metro regularly and I can say this new variant has no effect on people as of now. Most of […]

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The grass is not yet green for Nandi Hills

People fear the new covid variant and increasing cases. Very few visitors for Nandi Hills, this season amid Omicron fear.  Will face another  period  of loss, say resort owners and travel agencies. R K Shree, the owner of R K Tours and Travels informed the Observer, “There have been many enquiries this week for Nandi Hills. […]

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Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed into malls, cinemas

Cultural activities in schools,colleges to be postponed New restrictions have been imposed in Karnataka amid the fear of spread of the new Covid variant, Omicron. It is unofficially determined as “not serious”, Revenue Minister R. Ashoka told a press conference on Friday. “From today, only double vaccinated people will be allowed into malls, cinema halls […]

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Sex education should include consent, harassment, sexuality

Since sex education remains a taboo in homes and schools, students seek information from their friends and the Web. Aviral Aggarwal, a mechanical engineering student, said chapters related to sexual reproduction were skipped in his school. “Our teachers didn’t teach us those chapters saying that ‘there is nothing to teach in this’.” They were told […]

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Basic computer knowledge is still Greek to many school students

Officials unsure how NEP plan will be enforced By Simran Sharma A student raised his hand, gathering courage amid blank faces, when the teacher asked if anyone knew anything about coding, C++, Java or HTML. “CPU” is the answer the class 8 student of a Government Urdu Higher Secondary School gave. Harsha Kashyap, a class […]

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Omicron fear makes parents reluctant to send their children to school

Fear of an emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid in Bengaluru, parents are reluctant to send their children to school. For their part, schools are waiting for government orders. Hemu R, a parent whose child studies in class 9, informed The Observer: “It is very scary for me to send my girl to school […]

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Concepts of financial literacy missing from our curriculum

Financial literacy doesn’t find a place in school curriculums; parents teach their children the basic concepts on their own. Gauri Gupta, an M.Sc. student who had studied economics in school, shared: “What we studied was just from the examination point of view. There were some big topics regarding the economy of the nation, but I […]

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Visvesvaraya Science Museum still not back to its glory days

Footfalls haven’t increased despite schools reopening Children, with their masks hanging on their chins,  hasten about the lifelike model of a dinosaur. Muffled voices of joyful squeals can be heard mixed with the mechanical noise of machinery and science models. Parents stand in a corner, looking over their young ones experimenting with various exhibits. The museum […]

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