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CBSE class 12 board results: Thiruvananthapuram records highest pass percentage

CBSE class 12 board results: Thiruvananthapuram records highest pass percentage
Students in a school | Flickr

CBSE 12 board exam results announced, 2 girls get top score of 499

Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar led the trend of girls outperforming boys in the class 12 CBSE board exams.
Students in a classroom | Bloomberg

CBSE social science syllabus for Class X is now five chapters lighter

The CBSE has dropped five Class X social science chapters from the board syllabus, while retaining them for internal assessment.

Why just 1 CBSE student picked theatre studies — disinterested parents, lack of teachers

Of the over 12 lakh children who appeared for the Class 12 CBSE exams, only 1 had opted for theatre studies, prompting the board to discontinue the subject.
Namrata Jain, the first IAS officer from Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Woman from Dantewada secures 12th rank in UPSC, says wants to be an IAS officer

Namrata Jain said a Naxal-triggered blast that hit the police station in her town encouraged her to join the civil services to serve the poor in the Maoist-affected area.
Jamia Millia Islamia main campus

Jamia Millia Islamia gets its first woman V-C, President approves Najma Akhtar for post

Najma Akhtar is a member of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. President also appoints V-Cs to two other varsities.
High School Students

CBSE makes Arts a compulsory subject from next academic session

Apart from the four major spheres of music, dance, visual arts and theatre, CBSE has recommended introducing culinary art from classes 6 to 8.

Miranda House judged best college for third time in a row in HRD ministry’s national ranking

IIT-Madras tops the list of best institutes for higher education, while JNU and BHU are ranked seventh and tenth, respectively.

Universities — where you not only learn, but could also develop mental disorders

Despite all evidence which shows the importance of working together and cooperation, many people still believe that competition is the most efficient way to organise society.
High School Students

Across India, only 2 students took CBSE’s Class 12 theatre & gender studies courses

CBSE had introduced a host of optional vocational subjects, but less than 10 students sat for 6 of them. Four of these 6 subjects will be dropped for 2019-20.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.