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Punjab minister urges HRD minister to reconsider UGC guidelines on conducting exams

Higher Education Minister Tripti Rajinder Singh Bajwa said many colleges and university buildings are being used as medical camps and quarantine centres.
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Silencing ‘dirty secrets’ and Vikas Dubey’s ‘mask’ tutorial

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‘Mistrusting’ Gandhi family trusts and finding ‘Vikas’

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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.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

DU could postpone open book exams to August, asked by HRD ministry to list ‘challenges’

Delhi University’s decision to hold semester papers in OBE mode has been criticised by both students and teachers, and also challenged in High Court.
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CBSE revises syllabus for class 9-12, axes chapters on India’s foreign policy, demonetisation

CBSE cites Covid pandemic to reduce syllabus. Revision excludes chapters on democracy and caste for Class 10 students, and secularism from Class 12 political science among others.
High School Students

CBSE reduces syllabus for classes 9 to 12 by 30% for academic year 2020-21

HRD Minister Pokhriyal said the changes were finalised by course committees with approval of curriculum committee and the Governing Body of the Board.
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CBSE cancels Class 12, 10 exams, tells SC it will assess students on basis of last 3 results

CBSE tells Supreme Court it may conduct exams only for Class 12 students at a later date depending on situation. ICSE says it will follow CBSE plan.
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This is how govt plans to trim Class 10, 12 syllabus to ease lockdown blow for students

Modi govt is looking to reduce the syllabus for academic session 2020-21 because the Covid-19 lockdown has eaten into the school year.
High School Students

Modi govt to ensure Class 10 students who didn’t write board exams are not hassled

Three states – Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu — have already cancelled Class 10 exams for their students this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.
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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.