Cancelling the grade X board exams, CBSE, on April 14 postponed class XII examinations. After a meeting with PM Narendra Modi, the education ministry stated that class X students will be promoted based on the objective criteria, yet to be decided. Ministry also provisioned an extra opportunity for students to later sit for exam if dissatisfied. The officials will announce Class XII exam dates after reviewing the COVID conditions.
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The Maharashtra government has postponed the grade X and XII Maharashtra state board examinations to May and June, 2021 respectively. Citing fresh surge in the COVID-19 cases, the state’s education minister Varsha Gaikwad in a video message said, "We will ask the other boards to follow decision that the state board has taken." The board exams for HSC and SSC were earlier scheduled to start from April 23 and 29.
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Coming in support of CBSE and ICSE board students, Actor Sonu Sood posted a video on his social media requesting to promote students by internal assessment method. Using #cancelboardexam2021 hashtag, the philanthropist actor wrote, “I request everyone to support students who are forced to appear for offline board exams.” Supporting on behalf of students, Sonu gave examples of Saudi Arabia and Mexico which cancelled exams despite fewer COVID… read-more
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IIT-Roorkee has been declared a Covid-19 hotspot after 80 students tested positive in the institution in the last few days. Post the testing of the students, the Haridwar district administration declared 5 of the hostels as containment zones and the campus as a hotspot. The administration has converted guest-house and other establishments into quarantine centres for those who came in the contact with the afflicted students.
CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board have confirmed to conduct board examination through conventional method. However, the officials have assured to increase examination centres by 40-50%, and take necessary COVID-19 measures. The response came after the students protested over twitter using '#cancelboardexams2021' and filled virtual petitions. Earlier, CBSE had permitted students to … read-more
Shedding light on the formation of Indian intelligence system, a book named 'The War That Made R&AW' has been unveiled in the country. Written by filmmakers Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket, the book dwells deep into the watershed events of 1960s. Besides, opening commentary on Bangladesh War, the book also gives detailed insights about RAW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao. However, the book will be available on 'Softcover' from April 11.… read-more
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Amid increasing COVID-19 cases, grade 10 and 12 students including their parents and teachers have urged the government to cancel/ postpone board exams. Uniting on Twitter, students are using #cancelboardexams2021 in-order to show discontentment against CBSE. However, CBSE has not changed its stand asserting to conduct exams as per schedule, starting May 4. Moreover, the students will be given an another second chance to improve their… read-more
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The Maharashtra Education Department (MED) is considering whether the exams of HSC and SSC must be postponed by a few weeks, citing the sudden surge of covid-19 cases in the state. Though they haven't made a final decision yet, however, students and teachers are urging the government to conduct the exams in May for the safety of the students. A decision is expected to be made by April 9.
IIT-Mandi has developed algorithms that eyes to curtail carbon emission by studying internal combustion (IC) engine's function. Aiming to bring maximum fuel efficiency, the algorithm can be used for battery-operated vehicles as well. The algorithm has been developed in a joint effort of IIT-Mandi and Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. Reportedly, IC engines contribute 10% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions while accounting… read-more
Justice NV Ramana, while addressing the students at the convocation ceremony in Vishakhapatnam on April 4, said that the current education system fails to prepare law students for the demands of the profession. He further said that despite the vast number of law colleges in the country, less than 25% of students are able to cope with the stress of the profession.