We also published the following articles recently
Teachers against vaping: E-cigarettes to impact the educational environment and impede cognitive development of students
Teachers from leading schools in India have written to the Ministry of Education to raise awareness about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes. They expressed concern over tobacco companies spreading misleading information about e-cigarettes and urged for education on the recent ban on their manufacture, sale, and possession. The teachers believe that the marketing of e-cigarettes in schools could hinder children’s development and lead to substance abuse. They called for a nationwide awareness program and for educators to provide accurate information to students. The teachers cited a survey showing low awareness of the dangers of vaping among children.
Children’s Day: Cars and SUVs with 5-star child safety rating and best safety features
Safety is a top priority for car buyers in India, especially when it comes to child safety. The Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has released a list of cars and SUVs with 5-star child safety ratings. The Tata Safari and Tata Harrier, Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq, and Hyundai Verna are among the vehicles that have received full marks for child occupant safety. These vehicles have features such as child restraint systems, i-size anchorages, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to ensure the secure transportation of children.
Faculty development programme held
Jain College of Engineering in Belagavi recently hosted a faculty development program on modeling and design using Autocad Fusion 360. The vice-chancellor of VTU emphasized the importance of these skills in meeting industry requirements. Meanwhile, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research signed an MoU with Umea University in Sweden to foster academic collaboration in public health and global epidemiology. In sports news, Jyoti Kori from Belagavi excelled in a swimming competition, winning three gold medals. Lastly, the media in the district of Belagavi were reminded to follow child protection rules when reporting on cases involving children.