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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Coronavirus Outbreak: With a third of liquor shops open in Maharashtra, state earns more than Rs 100 crore in taxes in 3 days

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government collected more than Rs 100 crore in taxes in three days after liquor shops in the state were allowed to reopen, excise minister Dilip Walse Patil said on Wednesday.

Sale of liquor was allowed in parts of the state as the lockdown to contain coronavirus entered its third phase on Monday.

File image of a liquor shop during coronavirus lockdown. ANI

The excise department collected more than Rs 100 crore by Wednesday night with just one-third of the total number of liquor shops in the state remaining open, the minister said.

An estimated 16.10 lakh litres of bottled IMFL (Indian-Made Foreign Liquor), beer, wine, and country liquor were sold on Tuesday.

The trend continued despite the Mumbai municipal commissioners' decision to suspend the sale of liquor in the state capital.

There are over 10,000 licensed shops in Maharashtra selling country liquor, IMFL, wine, and beer, of which merely 2,967 operated on Wednesday, Patil said.

Unlike Tuesday, there were no incidents of police resorting to lathi charge or buyers violating social distancing norms on Wednesday, said an official. Liquor shops were closed for almost 40 days due to the lockdown to curb coronavirus outbreak.

The lockdown has been extended till 17 May, but standalone liquor shops were permitted to operate as part of relaxations granted by the state government. 29 lakh litres of liquor were sold in the first three days after shops reopened, the official added.

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