IIT Hyderabad researchers use AI to study supply chain network of biofuels

New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) have started using computational methods to understand the factors and impediments in incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels.

COVID-19: NEET postponed to Sept 13, JEE-Mains from Sept 1

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday postponed medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE to September in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases.

JEE, NEET 2020: HRD ministry panel to decide on conducting exams

Union HRD Minister Ramesh...

DU fails to inform HC about postponed online exams, faces contempt pro...

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ...

Loudspeaker over online classes: A teacher’s innovation for students

Dumka: A teacher in Jharkhand has put up several loudspeakers across the Bankathi village where his Upgraded Middle School is located, and classes are being held for two hours every day since April 16, beating the odds of online learning.

CBSE board exams result to be declared by July 15; Class 12 students to get option of...

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday (June 26) announced that the results for class 10 and 12 exams will be declared by July 15. According to Exam Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, the exams which were pending due to the COVID-19 situation have been cancelled. "Results will now be declared following an alternate assessment scheme....

Netizens react with memes after CBSE cancels pending board exams

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced today (June 25) that pending board exams will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, users flooded social media with memes and jokes, responding to the decision. Amid the COVID-19 crisis in India, the CBSE told the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday (June 25) that it has decided no...

Amid COVID fear, SSLC exams start in Karnataka

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams began in Karnataka on Thursday (June 25) amid tight security and rigid precautions amid the coronavirus scare. The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) on the directions of the state government decided to conduct the SSLC or the 10th standard board exams amid COVID-19 fears...

Karnataka: SSLC exams to start from June 25 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bengaluru: Amid coronavirus scare in the state, the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board is all set to hold the Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination or 10th standard exam from Thursday (June 25) with all precautionary measures in place.


US will need to take a different approach to China, says Pompeo

The United States has to take a different path on China as the previous policy of helping them open up their economy with the belief that this would lead to more political freedom has not worked, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says,

Over one-third ASI monuments located in 5 states worst hit by pandemic

The nod for reopening ASI-protected monuments across the country from Monday (July 6) has triggered concern among people since over one-third of such structures are located in the five states that are worst affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauded ‘Bengaluru COVID-19 model’ falters as cases shoot up in city

Bengaluru: The much-lauded 'Bangalore COVID-19 model' seems to have faltered with the state government relaxing lockdown restrictions to boost economic activities in the state that had come to a grinding halt for two months. 

Mughal prince Dara Shukoh placed Upanishads above Quran

Dara Shukoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal, had gone to the extent of identifying the Upanishads with the "hidden book" mentioned in the Quran, a new biography of the prince written by Supriya Gandhi, daughter of Rajmohan Gandhi, reveals.




ICSE to decide on pending board exams after SC verdict on CBSE

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday (June 23) that it would base its decision on the conduct of pending examinations following the court’s verdict on CBSE examinations. The apex court hearing on the conduct of the pending CBSE board examinations has been adjourned until 25 June...

CBSE boards 2020: SC adjourns hearing on pending exams till June 25

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (June 23), adjourned the hearing on pending CBSE class 12 board exams till June 25,

Due to COVID, pending board exams, JEE, NEET may not be held next month

Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, pending board examinations and competitive entrance tests for engineering and medical colleges are unlikely to be held in July.

COVID-19: SC tells CBSE to consider quashing pending board exams

New Delhi: Taking note of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (June 17) urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider cancelling the remaining Class 10 and 12 board exams.

Class 10, 12 students can skip pending board exams: CISCE

New Delhi: The class 10 and 12 students of CISCE board can choose not to appear for pending board exams and be marked as per their performance in pre-board exams or internal assessment, according to top officials. The board had also submitted the proposal before the Bombay High Court on Monday in response to a petition filed by a parent seeking directions ...

COVID-19: Parents want CBSE, CICSE pending board exams scrapped

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, most parents say they are worried about the pending class 10 and 12 board exams by CBSE and CICSE scheduled from July 1, and demand that they be scrapped and the result be declared by either calculating the average of tests already conducted or based on an internal assessment.

About 56% of children have no access to smartphones for e-learning: Study

New Delhi: About 56 percent of children were found to have no access to smartphones which have emerged as essential tools for online learning during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, according to a new study that surveyed 42,831 students at various school levels. The study 'Scenario amidst COVID 19 - Onground Situations and Possible Solutions' was conducte...

HC declines to interfere with open book exams for final year DU students

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has said it would not interfere with Delhi University (DU)'s decision to hold open book online exams for final year students but asked the varsity, UGC, and the Centre to work out a solution to also enable disabled students to take the examinations. The court said it was not going to interfere with DU's decision as it has al...

SC/ST students on tenterhooks as state govts rush to hold Class 10 exams

Hema Priya’s hands may shiver when she receives the exam paper next week. The 14-year-old girl from a Scheduled Tribe community in Tamil Nadu will appear for her class 10 board exams on June 15, along with 9.45 lakh other students in the state.

COVID-19: Schools may not open before August, says report

New Delhi: The government thinks the current COVID-19 situation in the country is still not favourable for reopening schools and it may not be possible for the educational institutions to resume their classes until August, reported ThePrint on Monday.

COVID-19: CBSE to announce rationalised curriculum within a month

New Delhi: The Central board of Secondary Education is working on rationalising the curriculum to make up for academic loss caused by COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced syllabus will be ready in a months time, board chairman Manoj Ahuja said.

Reduce syllabus by 30%, reopen schools with precautions: Sisodia to HRD minister

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pitched for a 30 per cent reduction in syllabus for all grades to make up for the loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and advocated reopening of schools with reasonable precautions.

Haryana government to reopen schools next month in phased manner

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Wednesday said the state government will reopen schools next month in a phased manner.

Amid lockdown, Kerala govt boat helps girl reach exam center

Alappuzha: In a heart-warming gesture, a 70-seater boat of the Kerala State Water Transport department was sent to ferry a lone passenger, a 17-year-old student, to enable her to appear for the plus one examination (11th standard) on two days last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Over 2 lakh parents petition govt against reopening schools

New Delhi: Over 2 lakh parents from across the country have signed a petition demanding that schools should not be reopened unless the COVID-19 situation improves or a vaccine is ready.

Plea opposes DU’s open book online exam; HC seeks university stand

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi University on a plea challenging its decision to conduct online open book exams for final-year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses from July 1 in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the university asking it to file a response to the plea by three...

Lockdown: Students who migrated can appear for board exams in other states

New Delhi: Class 10 and 12 students who have moved to a different state or district when schools were closed during the COVID-19-induced lockdown can appear for pending board exams there only, Union HRD Minister announced on Wednesday.

Pending Class 10,12 board exams to be held at 15,000 centres across country

New Delhi: The pending Class 10 and 12 board exams will be conducted at 15,000 centres across the country instead of 3,000 centres planned earlier, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Monday (May 25). The exams, which were postponed in view of the coronavirus lockdown, will now be held from July 1 to July 15. "The class 10, 12 exams wi...

Back to school amid COVID-19: Rising cases leave parents in dilemma

Chennai: Even as the schools have hinted on resuming classes from July 1, parents are in grave dilemma of sending their children back to school amid the coronavirus threat still looming.

CISCE board to conduct pending class 10, 12 exams from July 1-14

New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will conduct pending class 10 and 12 examination from July 1 to 14, the board announced on Friday (May 22).