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Heaters, pre-boards, digital data — How Himachal Pradesh improved 2020 board exam results

For four years Himachal Pradesh’s board results kept declining. Then the trend was reversed — without changing examination model or scoring guide.
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Class 10, 12 ICSE board students can now opt out of writing pending board exams

Students can either appear for the rescheduled exams or choose to have their results based on their performance in the pre-board exams, said CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao at a public meeting in Telangana | PTI

Class 10 students to be promoted without exams: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

An official release said the state will take a decision on degree and post-graduate exams based on the situation in the immediate future.
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Class 12 West Bengal board exams postponed till 15 April amid coronavirus outbreak

Education minister Partha Chatterjee warned private schools of action if the decision to suspend internal examinations is not complied with.
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HRD minister Javadekar orders inquiry into CBSE maths and economics paper leak

Javadekar said he was 'saddened' by the leaks and was confident that the police would nab the culprits. New dates for re-examination would be announced soon.
Children studying

The terror of Board exams is killing India’s future and spreading unrest

An annual examination that determines a child’s continued access to education of their choice seems arbitrary at best.

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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

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Army shoots down surveillance drone after it crosses the LoC in north Kashmir

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, fitted with cameras, was spotted by the alert troops in the Keran sector. The drone was seized and further investigation is on.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.