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Delhi govt cancels final exams, upcoming semester of universities under it due to Covid

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the state universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.
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Peeping parents, sleeping students, bullying — online classes are a nightmare for teachers

Teachers say online classes have ruined the classroom decorum. Students, they claim, often make fake IDs to make inappropriate remarks about them during class.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi High Court allows schools to block students, who haven’t paid fees, from online classes

The Delhi HC, which was hearing a plea by Queen Mary School Northend, said schools could only preclude students whose parents could not prove they were in a financial crisis.
High School Students

ICSE and ISC results out, no merit list to be published this year

Pass percentage for both Class 10 and 12 have been above 90%. In Class 10, 99.3% students have passed this year, while for the class 12 the pass percentage is 96.8%.
A file photo of former UGC chairman Sukhadeo Thorat. | Photo: Commons

Former UGC chairman says move on final-year exams unfortunate, online mode will be biased

In a letter to the UGC chairman Dhirendra Pal Singh, former chairman Sukhadeo Thorat reiterates demands by students across the country to cancel final year exams.
UGC building

UGC cites top universities like MIT, Cambridge to justify decision to hold final-year exams

UGC issued a circular Thursday, detailing SOPs for colleges and that they conduct a risk-assessment before holding exams. Health of students and staff to be monitored too.
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Delhi High Court directs Delhi University to give schedule for final year UG exams

The high court also asked the varsity to explain as to how it proposes to conduct exams - online, offline or both modes, besides the complete date sheet.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Go online but don’t go overboard — how Karnataka panel wants govt to regulate classes

On 15 June, Karnataka government tasked a 14-member panel with studying the feasibility of online classes amid the pandemic. The panel submitted its report Tuesday.
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CBSE now says chapters not deleted, but covered under ‘alternative academic calendar’

CBSE Tuesday said 2020-21 syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30% keeping in mind the loss of academic time due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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Science syllabus revisions will hurt CBSE students’ chances in JEE & NEET, teachers say

Topics such as Doppler's effect, electric currents and basic metallurgical processes have been omitted, which educators say are common topics to be tested on and have practical use.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
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RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

Army Chief General MM Naravane (2nd R) during his visit along along the border in Jammu, Samba and Pathankot region

Army chief Narvane visits forward areas along IB in Pathankot-Jammu region

During the visit, the Army chief reviewed the security situation and emphasised on 'zero tolerance' against ceasefire violations by Pakistan and infiltration attempts.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.