(Washington)US State Legislature Lifts Ban From Yoga But Says no to Namaste
American state legislature has voted to lift the decades-old ban on yoga, but prohibited the use of namaste at a time when world leaders are adopting this way of greeting amid fears of the spread of coronavirus.
Pushed by conservative groups, the Alabama Board of Education in 1993 had voted to prohibit yoga, along with hypnosis and meditation in public schools in the state.
Moved by state legislator Jeremy Gray from the Democratic Party, Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 84-17 to pass the Yoga Bill.
The Alabama House of Representatives while lifting the ban on yoga prohibited the use of namaste.
The bill now moves to the state Senate and if approved and signed by Governor Kay Ivey, it would become a law and end a 27-year ban in K-12 schools.
(Washington)US State Legislature Lifts Ban From Yoga But Says no to Namaste
(Chd,Pb) Exams To Continue But Schools to Holiday till 31st March:Pb Govt
Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Friday announced closing of all schools in the state till March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of coronavirus.
He, however, said exams would be continued to be conducted according to schedule.
So far, one person who had returned from Italy had tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab.Seven Suspected Are Missing
The Health ministry on Friday put the number of coronavirus cases in the country at 75, which includes a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi in Karnataka who became the country’s first coronavirus fatality.
(New Delhi) Rahul Gandhi Cry Out at His Class Fellow Scindia’s Changed Ideology
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Jyotiraditya Scindia forgot his ideology as he was apprehensive about his political future and that he would not get respect in the BJP.
Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament that Scindia was an old friend of his And would not get respect in the BJP, nor would he feel satisfied there, the former Congress chief said.
A day after quitting the Congress, Scindia joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in the presence of its president JP Nadda and slammed his former party for “denying reality” and “not acknowledging” new thoughts and new leadership.
Scindia has been named as the BJP’s Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh.
(Kolkata) Intelligent Machines Challenge to Job Creation in India:Sharma
Secretary to the Union ministry of science and technology Ashutosh Sharma, said on Thursday.that India having a vast pool of young population So Situation is different here
Countries Like Germany cannot grow economically without intelligent machines. The situation is just the opposite in India which has a vast young population. Since we cannot stop the march of technology, planners in India must figure out how to create jobs in a changing environment
Sharma said at an event of the Merchants’ Chambers of Commerce & Industry that the rise in use of intelligent machines poses a challenge to job creation in the country,
Another challenge faced by technology is ensuring sustainable development, he said.
Sharma said intelligent machines are emanating from nations with a greying population such as Japan and Germany.
Diffusion of technology is not as rapid in MSMEs as it is in large companies
Sharma said the department has introduced a new policy – Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR).
“Connecting with MSMEs is part of SSR policy. SSR has the potential to fundamentally transform society by improving lives of our citizens while helping the nation achieve its goals for sustainable development,” Sharma added.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds earmarked by companies can be used for R&D purpose now, he said adding that a corporate can now finance an R&D project from its CSR fund, with matching contribution by the government.
He said India is ranked third in the number of start- ups.
The country has 28,000 start-ups of which 15,000 are based on technology. The department is supporting 3,000 start-ups through 120 incubators, he said.
(Washington)America Celebrates Read Day,PresidentTrump Inspires To Learn
As millions of students across the United States celebrate Read Across America Day, President Of USA Donald Trump Says that Melania and I are pleased to join them in celebrating the wonders of reading and literature, while also honoring our Nation’s outstanding educators, librarians, and families who support America’s remarkable young people.
Read Across America Day is a celebration of the joys of literacy and an important reminder that we must make every effort to ensure that our Nation’s children receive the necessary education in reading and writing to cultivate the skills they need to pursue their American Dream.
To help all of America’s students unlock their full potential in the classroom, my Administration emphasized the importance of education and literacy in our most recent budget by investing $19.4 billion in a new education block grant. This critical funding will allow States and school districts to focus on the needs of their students, including literacy and language arts, and will make a difference in the lives of students in communities across our Nation, empowering them with the tools and knowledge to fuel successful careers and fulfilling lives.
In classrooms, libraries, and homes around our country, literature provides children with the inspiration to learn and grow. On this Read Across America Day, we recall the motivational words of Dr. Seuss—an American icon of literature—and impart his wisdom on our Nation’s young people: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!”
Source White House
(New Delhi)Schools to Remain Closed in ,Northeast Delhi till March 7
After Violence Delhi is Under Control But Tense So
Schools will remain closed in northeast Delhi till March 7 in view of the violence
The annual exams have also been postponed since the situation is not conducive for conducting examinations in violence-affected areas, according to officials.
(Chd,Pb)Smart Phones Distribution Delayed, Capt Camouflage With Corona Virus
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Smart phones had already been ordered from China, which unfortunately had to delay release of the order due to the unprecedented Coronavirus problem, the Chief Minister told the House during his speech.
The issue, he said, had been rightly raised by some of the members since the promise of smart phones was part of his government’s election manifesto. His government had already notified the scheme and procurement of the phones had only been delayed due to the health emergency that had led to a shutdown in China, as a result of which the consignment of phones has not been received.
(Chd,Pb)SAD, AAP Hold Protest Outside Punjab Assembly Over issues related to unemployment and alleged sand and transport mafias in the state.
Members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) accused the Congress-led government of having “completely failed” in giving jobs to the unemployed youth in the last three years.
“Unemployed youths are seeking replies from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not fulfilling promise of giving employment to youth,” claimed SAD leader Parambans Singh Romana ,adding that the government’s ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojana’ has failed.
Protesting Akalis, led by Bikram Singh Majithia and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, also brought some unemployed youth along with them who were showing their degrees and claiming that they had not got any jobs yet.
The members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, took on the Congress-led government on the issue of alleged mafias in the state.
They alleged that the sand, liquor and transport mafias still continued in the state under the Congress-led regime.
The members of the opposition shouted slogans against the state government.
(Sangrur,Chd,Pb)School Bus Inferno :4 Children Burnt Alive
Four children were burnt alive when a mini van of a private school carrying students caught fire in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Saturday
The accident took place on the Longowal-Sidsamachar road, 12 children were in the van
Eight children were safely taken out by people working in nearby fields
Four children in the age group of 10 to 12 years were charred to death,
The children were returning home from school
(Chd,Pb)Punjab Govt Opens 354 Posts of IT Officers under e Governance
Punjab’s Governance Reforms Department has created a state level IT Cadre, with 354 posts of IT Officers to execute various projects such as Digital India under the national e-governance program.
The various posts for which the candidates can apply include Senior System Manager (SSM), System Manager (SM), Assistant Manager (AM) and Technical Assistant (TA). Candidates can visit following link https://ctestservices.com/DGR/in order to check the eligibility criteria and apply for the posts on or before February 21, 2020.
As per ,Additional Chief Secretary, Governance Reforms, Vini Mahajan said that the initiative would go a long way in making Punjab a digitally empowered, knowledge-economy instead of the conventional way of doing business. She further said the IT Cadre would provide impetus to implement enterprise architecture in all Government departments and functionaries in order to facilitate interoperability, besides avoiding duplicity of efforts and wastage of time.
The IT Cadre manpower, Vini Mahajan said, will be made available in all the government departments and help them seamlessly share information with each other on a unified platform being developed by the State Government.