US Embassy reopens in India
A statement posted on the US Embassy website said that the US Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata will begin processing of student and academic exchange visitor visa applications on a limited basis on August 17.
New Education Policy Announced
The long-term plan as per the policy is to do away with the current system of colleges affiliated to universities. Each college would become either fully integrated into a university or converted into an autonomous and independent degree giving institution. An independent board would come to govern each higher education institution (HEI), whether college or university.
German campuses reopen for international students
With a highly robust health care system, Germany stands tall among the list of nations that has dealt with the situation with a firm hand yet highly caring attitude towards not only its citizens but also with international students.
Indian Government rethinks reopening school
The government is actively considering the opposition of parents to reopen schools. The government would allow schools to reopen in a phased manner - senior secondary classes and then middle school till Nov 14. However, parents have expressed the inability to send children to school even if the institutions reopened.