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Stay@Home, Study@Home – by Dr.S.Ganesan (RD, IGNOU)

- Dr. S. Ganesan (RD, IGNOU) The concept of 4-walled class room is fast changing due to extensive integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching-learning process. We all know that our home is our first school, to start the initial steps of learning process. Mother is the first teacher for a child. The 4-walled study-room at home provides a similar educational environment of a school; it is more so for university level education. The Open Learning system provides education at your door steps. But, now it is able to reach inside the study room right away. The ‘distance’ in Distance Education system has been disappearing due to computer mediated education at ‘click’ away distance. The e-mode learning platform available now is easily able to teach at a distance. Thus, the home based study is more effective and powerful for self-learning students.   The constructive use of time, during long lockdown period, is one way of improving our study habits.   Conf

Poem - The Advanced World

Storage level of all water sources depletes alarmingly

Further curtailment in water supply from April 8 Port Blair, Apr 7    Due to deficit South West monsoon and complete failure of North East monsoon during 2019, the storage level of all water sources including the major sources Dhanikhari Dam has depleted alarmingly. The water level in Dhanikhari dam as of 6 th April (against its full reservoir level of 66 mtrs) is at the lowest during the last 5-6 years and the same is detailed below:- Year Level 2015 57.34 m 2016 58.13 m 2017 59.14 m 2018 57.15 m 2019 60.74 m 2020 53.30 m     As is evident from the above table, the current water level is lower by 7.30 mtrs compared to the corresponding period of last year. Daily reduction level is 15 cms and in view of this, existing water level at the dam can hardly sustain the supply till 12 th of May 2020. On account of this, the available water source needs to be regulated till the arrival

LG sanctions Rs.2.50 crore out of Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund for immediate transfer to PM CARES Fund

Port Blair, Apr 6:  The spread of corona virus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, strengthening of infrastructure and capacities etc.      In view of the gravity of the situation caused by COVID-19 and based on the appeal of the Home Minister, the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands has sanctioned an amount of Rs.2.50 crore out of Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund for immediate transfer to PM CARES Fund against the one day salary contribution of the officers and employees of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Central Govt Offices, Local Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings etc. functioning in these Islands.      The amount so released from the Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund to PM CARES Fund shall be recouped from the one day salary contributions by the officers and employees of Andaman and Nicobar Adm

Poem - Let us join together against COVID-19