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HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

Students can appear for pending board exams from present state or district: HRD Minister

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' added that CBSE will issue a notification in this regard and modalities for registration of such requests.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Schools from green, orange zones likely to reopen first, students of classes 8-12 to attend

The HRD ministry will announce guidelines for schools to follow after discussions with other ministries, and will include a teachers' training module.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

HRD increases exam centres from 3,000 to 15,000 for pending board exams for grade 10, 12

According to the guidelines, there will be no exam centre in containment zones & states will be responsible for making transport arrangements for students.
CBCS

Students can now study engineering and economics together as UGC approves dual degrees

The UGC has approved simultaneous dual degrees for students but one has to be through the regular mode and the other has to be through online distance learning. 
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JEE Mains application forms available again, students can apply until 24 May

The special window has been opened by the HRD ministry to help students who had to drop their plans to study abroad in the wake of the Covid pandemic. 
Nirmala Sitharaman

‘PM eVIDYA’, to boost digital education, part of Modi govt’s final tranche of Covid package

PM eVIDYA package also includes the DIKSHA portal (One Nation, One Digital Platform) to provide quality educational content to researchers and students.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Schools could resume with 30% students ‘at a time’ after lockdown, HRD minister hints

During a live interaction with teachers via video-conferencing, HRD minister Pokhriyal discussed NCERT guidelines on how to reopen schools amid the Covid pandemic.
High School Students

CBSE to conduct remaining Class 10 and 12 board exams from 1-15 July

No exams for Class 10, except in northeast Delhi. Class 12 exams will be held in subjects like business studies, geography, Hindi, home science, sociology, among others.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Don’t collect student fee until lockdown ends or hike costs: AICTE asks technical institutes

AICTE’s appeal to technical education institutions comes after the HRD Ministry asked all states and Union Territories to appeal to institutes in their region to not hike fees.
A South Asian University exam centre | Facebook

JEE-Advanced to be conducted on 23 August: HRD Ministry

The IIT entrance exam was scheduled to be held on 17 May, but was deferred due to the coronavirus lockdown.

On Camera

File photo of US Senator Kamala Harris | Facebook

Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.