Monday, June 14, 2021

Maharashtra Covid surge, postpones class 10, 12 board exams: Know tentative schedule

Mumbai: Rise in the number of COVID cases in Maharashtra, the state government on Monday decided to postpone state board exams for class 10th and 12th. Maharashtra Education Minister informed on Monday, “We’ve postponed state board exams for class 10th and 12th.

Class 12th exams will be held by end of May, while 10th standard exams will be in June. Fresh dates will be announced accordingly.” Last week, the state government had announced that all students in Class 9 and Class 11 will be passed without taking exams, while a similar decision was taken for the students of Class 1-8 earlier in the month.

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said, ten states – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan account for 83.02 per cent of the new Covid-19 infections.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported its highest-ever single-day spike of coronavirus cases as the state added over 63,000 positive cases in the last 24 hours. With 63,294 new Covid-19 cases, the state now has 34,07,245 cases since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, according to the health bulletin.

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