"I don't see that incentivisation happening by the association. The incentive or encouragement to come and play hockey has to be there; it is not self-driven. If you are not passionate, then you have to create the interest for it. That is not forthcoming from the Mumbai Schools Sports Association or the MHA," he points out. … [Read more...] about Does the IOA want to finish Mumbai hockey?
Why does generation z matter
While a lot is being said about the aftermath of the pandemic, I cannot help wonder if it would also change the way film celebrities are treated in this country. Will we still care for empty rhetoric? Or will we, at least now, listen to those who lead by action through participation in long-term social change projects and who inculcate progressive values amongst their fan base? … [Read more...] about Silence of the stars
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought the AAP government's response on a school's plea challenging its circular directing all schools not to deny ID and password for online classes to students who did not pay fees due to financial constraints. Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the Delhi government's Directorate of Education (DoE) and sought its stand on the plea which has challenged its April 18 circular which says only tuition fees shall be charged from parents during the COVID-19 lockdown. In its order passed on July 8, the high court asked the private school to follow certain steps before denying ID and password for online education facility. It said such facility can be denied to those students who have not paid fees despite having no financial difficulties. After hearing advocate Romy Chacko, who appeared for the private school, the high court asked the school to first issue notices to the parents who have defaulted in fee payment for more than two months asking them … [Read more...] about School challenges circular to not deny online classes to students who can’t pay fees: HC seeks reply
Although Rajan Singh Purewal loved a variety of sports, football and basketball were his favourites. When he grew up, he set his eyes on professional football and made a career in it. Things eventually worked in his favour, and he got the recognition that he always deserved. … [Read more...] about Meet Rajan Singh Purewal, a rising football player of India
NEW DELHI: The government has issued closure notices to 141 polluting units, especially those along the Ganga river, for not installing pollution monitoring devices that can enable authorities to keep a track on their emissions. Addressing a news conference, Union Minister of State for Environment & Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said in 2015, notices were issued to 3,145 highly polluting industries under 17 categories for installation of 24x7 continuous effluent/emission monitoring systems. Of these, 1,475 have already installed these devices and 805 industries will complete the process by the end of this month. "By March end, 2,280 industries will be equipped with 24X7 monitoring systems. We have issued a closure order to 141 units which have not installed these machines. 321 have already been closed. "On the Ganga bed practically, we have issued closure order but action has been processed against 403 industries in other parts of the country. So, they will also … [Read more...] about Government issues closure notices to 141 polluting units