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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.
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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.
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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.
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HRD ministry working on reducing school syllabus & hours of instruction, invites suggestions

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweets that his ministry is working on a plan after receiving requests from teachers and parents.
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Children won’t have to sit for hrs in front of computers, HRD to soon set SOP for online classes

The SOP for online education is meant to tackle issues faced by teachers, students and parents during online classes. 
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Less social media and news, play more Snakes & Ladders: Govt’s de-stress guide for students

The HRD ministry released a list of suggestions along with the alternate academic calendar to help students cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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‘Playing with fire’: Parents oppose Modi govt suggestion to reopen schools from July

An online petition on change.org, which has garnered over 2 lakh signatures, urges the government to not start school until there are ‘zero Covid cases’.
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Govt plans ‘tech-savvy’ additions to National Education Policy to adapt it to Covid reality

The NEP is set to include more online and e-learning options at both school and college levels to make it more technology-oriented. 

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You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

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India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.