Science

The world becomes cleaner, as emissions fall in April

May 1, 2020

 The global lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 led to a massive drop in carbon emissions in April. Besides the fall in industrial production and closure of transportation, new commitments by some countries like Japan and Chile also contributed to reduce carbon imprints. Although the 26th session of the Conference of […]

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UPDATE – COVID-19: Bangladesh shuts all educational institutions

March 17, 2020

Educational institutions across Bangladesh will be suspended for the next two weeks to help stem the spread of coronavirus after the number of cases rose to eight, an official said Monday.”Primarily we decided to close the educational institutions on M…

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Turkey to air remote school lessons amid COVID-19 fears

March 13, 2020

Primary, secondary and high schools in Turkey will be closed for two weeks, with remote education to begin in the second week as part of several precautions against the novel coronavirus, the country’s education minister said on Thursday.The announceme…

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Belgium, Portugal to shut schools over coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Belgium, Portugal and Luxembourg announced Thursday that schools will be closed as a precaution against the novel coronavirus.Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes told a press conference that the country’s schools will be closed as of Friday night unti…

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Libya: Haftar militants target two schools with rockets

March 10, 2020

Militants affiliated with renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted two schools with rocket fire, local officials said Monday.In a statement on social media, Abu Salim Municipality said no one was killed or injured in the attack as th…

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Coronavirus: Iranian students in Turkey left in limbo

March 7, 2020

The decision to close Turkey’s border with Iran due to the coronavirus outbreak has left Iranians pursuing an education in the country in a kind of limbo.”I haven’t seen my family for 10 months. When the borders were closed, I was on the fence about wh…

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Kashmir: Conflict takes toll on children education

March 5, 2020

Besides human and economic losses, education has taken a major hit in Indian-administered Kashmir due to conflict and clampdowns.On Feb. 24, nearly 1.2 million students attended classes for the first time in almost seven months, since India revoked lim…

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Iran closes schools, universities over coronavirus fear

March 5, 2020

Iran has suspended education in schools and universities for two weeks over rapid spread of the new type of coronavirus across the country.Elementary and secondary schools as well as universities were closed in the virus-hit country until March 20, Ira…

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