Over 70 percent parents in Delhi and NCR believe there should be a scheduled "smog break" in schools from November 1–20 every year, according to a new survey. The survey with nearly 10,000 respondents from Delhi and NCR region has also found that parents want that leaves of the smog break could be compensated with reduction of leaves from the summer, winter and spring breaks combined to ensure the study calendar is not affected."74 percent parents from Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurgaon want there should be a scheduled smog break from November 1-20 every year when the air quality is at its worse," according to findings of the survey done by online platform "LocalCircles"."Raising concerns about how frequent breaks could affect the syllabus and activity calendar in schools, parents suggested that the leaves of smog break could be compensated with reduction in other annual breaks," the survey report said.Close As the air pollution neared the emergency level on November … [Read more...] about 74% parents in Delhi-NCR want annual scheduled ‘smog break’ in schools: Survey
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England's new 100-ball cricket format could fashion a revolution in the sport similar to the Twenty20 form, feels former India batsman Yuvraj Singh. The success of T20 has led to the introduction of several other formats including T10. Asked about the evolution of cricket, the the two-time World Cup winner said The Hundred seemed like an exciting prospect."The new 100 ball format will be an exciting one. That could be close to a revolution like T20," said Yuvraj.The Hundred, starting in 2020, is a new tournament in England that aims to break away from the traditional county system.Close The teams will bat for 100 balls each with overs, normally consisting of six deliveries, lasting for 10 balls with bowlers either bowling five or 10 balls consecutively. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post suspension: Rathour on batsman's reintegration The 37-year-old, who competed at the Global … [Read more...] about ‘The Hundred’ can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj
An extremely skillful bunch with each speed merchant bringing in a different facet makes the current Indian pace unit best in the world, feels team's bowling coach Bharath Arun.In another fabulous fast bowling performance without injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian troika of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami collected 14 wickets in an innings and 130 runs victory over Bangladesh in the first Test.But more than the wickets, it's the impact that the pacers have created over the last 20 months has left a lasting impression.Close "I think at present we are the no. 1 team in the world. Getting there is difficult, staying there is even more difficult. I think to do that over a period of three years, you need to stay constantly hungry," Arun said after the match. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights 'The Hundred' can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post … [Read more...] about India vs Bangladesh Test series: Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position
When pro-democracy protesters smashed through the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, they shattered Communism’s grip on Central and Eastern Europe. But not all the region’s residents will be celebrating this anniversary. According to a recent survey, up to 40% of them believe that life was better before the fall of the wall, a feeling fueled by high unemployment rates and tepid wage growth; in 1989, the average Central European’s income was half of a Western European’s, and today, it’s 60%. Before yearning for the good old days, though, the nostalgic should heed Jan Grzebski, a Polish railway worker who fell unconscious in 1988 and woke up 19 years later. “When I went into a coma, meat was rationed.” Now, he said, “there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin… . I’ve got nothing to complain about.” — TB MONDAY, NOVEMBER 09Democratize Have an event to share? Email calendar[at]fastcompany[dot]com Visit … [Read more...] about 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Q: Dear Dan: The Snuggie is everywhere. WTF?– Shruggie advertisement advertisement Dear Shruggie, if you think you’re bewildered about the Snuggie, consider the Chinese people who make a living producing them. (“I make blanket-ponchos for Americans who are too lazy to put on a sweater.”) By the way, did you see the new Snuggie designs unveiled at Fashion Week? Zebra, leopard, tie-dye, camouflage, etc. (“I make blanket-ponchos for Americans who want to look like a zebra.”) There’s even a Snuggie Pub Crawl, which seems like the best idea of the bunch. Here’s a theory you didn’t ask for: Infomercials are great at presenting unexpected solutions to unarticulated needs. You’ve probably had a Snuggiesque experience–lying on the couch and reading a book on a cold day, and you wrap a blanket around you, but it gets frustrating because you can’t hold the book AND keep your shoulders bundled up at the same time. … [Read more...] about The Snuggie Is Everywhere. WTF?