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IELTS In Pandemic: Increased Takers, Frauds, Change In Conduct

IELTS In Pandemic: Increased Takers, Frauds, Change In Conduct

13 January, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Official data by the IDP says that IELTS exam test takers increased by 15% in the pandemic years in India. Let us take a look at the other changes that the pandemic brought along with it, in and around the English proficiency test.

Alwar Rape Case: BJP Constitutes 4-member Committee To Probe Alleged Assault

Alwar Rape Case: BJP Constitutes 4-member Committee To Probe Alleged Assault

13 January, 2022 Tabeenah Anjum

The committee will submit its report in seven days to probe the abduction and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and abandoned 25km away from her home in Rajasthan’s Alwar district


Goa Elections 2022 | Sharad Pawar Likely To Test MVA Formula On Ground

NCP chief Sharad Pawar plans to take the MVA winning formula to Goa and pitch for a stable government there.

Mukesh Verma Latest MLA To Quit BJP Ahead Of UP Elections, Here Are The Others

Mukesh Verma Latest MLA To Quit BJP Ahead Of UP Elections, Here Are The Others

13 January, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

With brimming electoral zeal in Uttar Pradesh, political equations get rejigged with prominent leaders and MLAs resigning from BJP, one after the other. On the other hand, experts say these politicians have slim chances of winning even in their home constituencies.


About 15% Rise Seen In IELTS Exam Takers In India In Covid-19 Years

The growth in the current year IELTS numbers versus the pre-pandemic normal year is in the range of 10-15 per cent, informed Piyush Kumar the regional director (South Asia and Mauritius) of IDP Education.

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13 January, 2022

Karnataka Congress Temporarily Halts Mekedatu 'Padayatra'

Outlook Web Desk

Congress's decision to halt the padayatra is following the High Court's strong observations and government's last night orders prohibiting inter-district and intra-district movement of vehicles and persons for participating in it.


13 January, 2022

Nagaland Govt Firm On Repeal Of AFSPA: CM Rio

Outlook Web Desk

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that despite the Union Home Ministry’s decision last year to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA),1958, for another six months in Nagaland, the state government is firm on the resolution adopted in the House.


13 January, 2022

Vaccination Centres For 15-18 Age Group To Be Opened In Schools With Operational Health Clinics

PTI

Delhi government moves to open temporary vaccination centres in the drive to get children aged 15-18 vaccinated.


13 January, 2022

Assembly Elections 2022: BJP's Central Election Committee Meets To Finalise Poll Candidates

PTI

BJP's Central Election Committee met on Thursday to finalize the candidates for the upcoming elections in the country.


13 January, 2022

Centre Is Saddling States With Debt: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Ashutosh Sharma

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel talks about the challenges and achievements of his government after completing three years in office.


13 January, 2022

Amit Shah To Visit Gujarat Ahead Of Kite Flying Festival But No Celebrations This Year

PTI

Amit Shah celebrates 'Uttarayan' festival by flying kites with family members and party workers every year on January 14. But the minister will stay away from the celebrations on Friday in the wake of the death of a close relative


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13 January, 2022

Omicron, Govt Restrictions Hinder Kite Sales In Jaipur Ahead Of Makar Sankranti

Outlook Web Desk

Though markets are decked up with colourful kites of different shapes and sizes in the Pink City, the sale of kites and strings (manjha), that dot the skyline of Jaipur with multiple hues on the day of the festival, has been a disappointment, traders said.


13 January, 2022

Threat Has 'By No Means Reduced': Army Chief On Eastern Ladakh Stand-off

Outlook Web Desk

Gen Naravane said his forces have been maintaining the highest level of operational preparedness in eastern Ladakh and the threat assessment and internal deliberations have resulted in re-organisation and re-alignment of the troops.


13 January, 2022

Delhi Logs 27,561 Cases, Second Highest Daily Rise So Far

Outlook Web Desk

According to government data, the city's positivity rate has increased to 26.22 per cent, the highest since May 4 when it was at 26.7 per cent.


13 January, 2022

Covid-19 Hospitalisations May Spike By Month-End: Maharashtra

PTI

According to the state Health Department, daily requirement of medical oxygen in the state has witnessed a rise andthe present demand is 400 metric tonne.


12 January, 2022

Supreme Court States 'Welfare Of Minor To Be The Predominant Consideration' In Custody Battle Case

Outlook Web Desk

The apex court said that when a court decides that it is in the best interest of the minor to remain in the custody of one of the parents, the rights of the other parent are bound to be affected.


12 January, 2022

Noida: COVID-19 Officer Aims To Make Available 24-Hr Doctor Consultation For Patients

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The district nodal officer for COVID-19 directed the officials to ensure 24-hour telephonic consultation facility for patients with doctors.


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12 January, 2022

Olympians And Paralympians Emphasizes On The Importance Of Fitness

Outlook Web Desk

"If you take out 30 minutes in the day to exercise your body will remain fit and you can fight a lot of diseases," Manpreet said.


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