Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
A number of students have taken to the comment section of Narendra Modi’s trending video “Precious moments: PM Modi feeding peacocks at his residence” to express their opposition to the Centre’s decision to conduct the NEET and JEE entrance examinations in September. Wikimedia Commons

By Ayushi Sharma

The comment section of the viral video uploaded by PM Narendra Modi is being flooded with various comments by the students. The students urge PM Modi to postpone the exams of JEE and NEET. According to the Centre’s decision, the exams are supposed to take place in the month of September.


Various politicians, academicians along international climate activist Greta Thunberg, urged the Indian government on postponing the exams saying that it’ll be “deeply unfair” for the students to appear during such a global pandemic.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition. The petition was seeking the postponement of NEET and the JEE amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It said that a “precious” academic year of students “cannot be wasted”. Thereafter, the Centre declared that the JEE exam will take place from September 1 to 6, and NEET on September 13.

Around 9.53 lakh candidates have registered for JEE and 15.97 lakh for NEET, there is a sense of uneasiness among them about appearing for the exams amidst COVID-19.


9.53 lakh candidates have registered for JEE-Mains and 15.97 lakh students for NEET. Unsplash

In order to capture the prime minister’s attention to this matter, a number of students appeared in the comment section of the video – in which he is seen feeding various peacocks, along with taking a walk in a lawn in close proximity of dancing peacocks – to pay heed to their demand.

Various people, like Seema Bansal, wrote “postponement”, others like Raziullah Ansari demanded that both the exams be postponed, “Please postpone jee and neet sir”.

A few other users explained their reasons. Ridhi Tiwari provided detailed reasoning. “I’m a JEE aspirant and have been preparing for it for the last 2 years. I trust my preparation but I’m not sure about examinations. I’m very scared about it as I love my family,” she said.

Also Read: Create Your Work-From-Home Playlist

She mentioned that her father who was diabetic and grandmother who is 75 years old. “How can we conclude that out of 25 lakhs students no one has brought COVID 19 with him or her. It’s absolutely practical that at least a few hundreds must have already been infected. And what if they would transfer it to other students,” she mentioned.

Saying that the examination “holds a very important place” in her life, she added that “nothing is more important than my family. I can’t risk their life…”.


Popular

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021.

By Aishwarya Jain

According to the World Happiness Report 2021 which was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Finland was once again crowned as the world's happiest country. India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021. To make society happy, firstly it is really important to spread awareness on how it is okay to relax, chill and take a break. People tend to normalise overworking, which is so wrong. Of Course, we need a job to live and sustain ourselves but you shouldn't be working yourself to death, and the fact that this is seen as normal is really worrying. You spend more hours at work than you do awake at home, so if those hours are drenched in misery then sadness basically becomes the norm. A study from Gallup (2017) found that happier employees were more engaged, which resulted in improved customer relationships, and a 20 percent increase in sales.

Also, lowering down the crime level would act as a major factor towards a happy society. People who witness crimes, or come across evidence of a crime in their local area, can suffer anxiety and may feel demoralised or powerless. We should also teach them to stop judging people by materialistic things and accept everyone with all their flaws. Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach.

woman in black shirt smiling beside woman in black shirt Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach. | Photo by Dave Goudreau on Unsplash

Keep Reading Show less
Unsplash

There are so many incredible movies and shows on Netflix that are sometimes not available in specific locations.

By- Jake Melnik

With the accessibility to high-speed internet, affordable OTT platform subscriptions, the popularity of binge-watching culture is at its peak. Now, we get unlimited shows to watch every day. In fact, it has brought entertainment to our fingertips. Among the popular platforms, Netflix is one of the favourite names for binge-watchers.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Bryant Churckyno on Unsplash

In the era of computers and smartphones, it is hard to imagine a task that hasnt been made easier by some sort of technology.

In the era of computers and smartphones, it is hard to imagine a task that hasnt been made easier by some sort of technology. You all may know how harmful the blue light emitted by computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other electronics is for your eyes. Since the inception of the pandemic, the use of these electronic devices has increased, and we all know it can have multiple undesirable effects on the eye.
Dark circles are formed mostly due to the reflection of the dark maroon underlying orbicularis oculi, a circular muscle around our eye. The dark pigmentation gives you an exhausted look which makes you seem sick or sleep-deprived. The skin around the eye is the thinnest, results in reflection of the said dark maroon underlying orbicularis oculi. The artificial light from the screen of your electronic devices causes a lot of drying, as it steals the moisture from the skin and also causes a breakdown of collagen

close up photo of gray-eyed man Reduce overhead lighting to minimize screen glare. | Photo by Quinten de Graaf on Unsplash

Keep reading... Show less