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Kuldip Kumar, a farmer from northern India, sold his only cow to buy a smartphone so his children could attend classes that changed online when the coronavirus lockdown closed schools four months ago.Kumar was already in debt and the cow was his only asset.He sold it last week for 6,000 rupees ($ 80), which he …

By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI: Kuldip Kumar, a farmer in northern India, sold his only cow to buy a smartphone so his children could attend classes that changed online when the coronavirus lockdown closed schools four months ago . Kumar was already in debt and the cow was his only asset. He sold it last week …

Smartphones help classes continue as schools remain closed, but poorest families struggle to keep up The coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways. Subscribe here for a daily briefing on how this global crisis is affecting cities, technology, approaches to climate change and the lives of vulnerable people. By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI, July 28 …

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kuldip Kumar, a farmer in northern India, sold his only cow to buy a smartphone so his children could take classes that changed online when the coronavirus lockdown closed schools four months ago. Kumar was already in debt and the cow was his only asset. He sold it last week …

The guidelines, called “Pragyata”, were developed by the ministry, following concerns expressed by parents about schools offering online classes like the regular school. The Ministry of HRD recommended that the duration of online courses for pre-primary students not exceed 30 minutes. For classes 1 to 8, the HR department recommended two online sessions of a …