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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…

Visakhapatnam Gas Leak LIVE Updates: At least five dead, over 70 hospitalised after gas leak at LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh

10:06 (IST)

Primary report suggests polyvinyl chloride gas leaked from plant early morning

The primary report is that polyvinyl chloride gas, (reports say that it may Styrene as well) had leaked from LG Polymers, Vepagunta near Gopalapatnam in Visakhapatnam at around 2:30 am on Thursday morning, reports News18

09:59 (IST)

Visakhapatnam civic body issues guidelines for people living near the gas plant

 The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation has issued guidelines for people nearby the site of the incident. "Please use wet cloth as mask to cover mouth and nose" it read.

09:53 (IST)

Over 200 hospitalised in Vishakapatnam say reports

Over 200 are reported to have fallen sick though several media reports pegged the number at 1,000. People are being taken to the hospital after they complained of a burning sensation in their eyes and breathing difficulties.

09:49 (IST)

At least 5 dead after gas leak in Vizag

At least five persons are dead and hundreds sick after poisonous gas leaked from the LG Polymer plant at Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, reports Indian Express. 

Visakhapatnam Gas Leak Latest Updates: At least five persons are dead and hundreds sick after poisonous gas allegedly leaked from the LG Polymer plant at Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, reported Indian Express. and NDTV.

Authorities fear the number of deaths will rise, with news agencies reporting different numbers. PTI reports two people, including a child, were killed and nearly 70 hospitalised after the gas leak in the wee hours of Thursday.

According to ANI , a total of three persons have died in the incident. RK Meena, CP Visakhapatnam City told ANI that the gas leak has been neutralised. "NDRF team has reached the spot. The maximum impact was in about 1-1.5 km but the smell was in 2-2.5 kilometres. Hundred to 120 people have been shifted to the hospital. A total of three persons have died in the incident. FIR has been registered against the company," he said.

People in the Gopalapatnam area, where the chemical plant is located, complained of irritation in eyes, breathlessness, nausea, and rashes on their bodies. District Collector V Vinay Chand told PTI two people were killed due to the gas leak, while some are in a critical condition.

Close to 70 people have been admitted to the King George Hospital after for treatment, he said. TV channels showed people lying unconscious on roads. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have rushed to the spot.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy enquired about the incident and directed the Visakhapatnam district collector to ensure proper medical care for the affected people and is currently en route the site as per reports.

With inputs from agencies

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