Coronavirus LIVE: Manish Sisodia recommends cancellation of CBSE exams 2020

Coronavirus India updates: The tally of corona cases in India has risen to 31,332. Worldwide there are 3,140,285 cases.

BS Web Team  | New Delhi

Last Updated at April 29, 2020 13:07 IST

Coronavirus India update: The total number of cases of coronavirus cases in India has risen 31,332, and 1,008 people have died from fatal disease so far, according to Worldometer data. Globally, 3,140,285 people have been infected by corona and 218,028 people have died. States hit with most cases in India are Maharashtra (9,318), Gujarat (3,744), Delhi (3,314), Madhya Pradesh (2,368), Rajasthan (2,383), UP (2,043) and Tamil Nadu (2,058).
Coronavirus world update: A third of all infections globally have been reported in the US, where the death toll has now exceeded 59,000, and confirmed cases stand at 1,035,765. Nations hit with most cases (other than the US) are Spain (232,128), Italy (201,505), France (165,911), and UK (161,145).

CBSE exams 2020 will go on, says Board; Sisodia advises cancellation

CBSE exam 2020: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday said it was considering sticking to the earlier plan and conducting CBSE 10th and CBSE 12th board exams for main subjects only after analyzing the situation when the coronavirus lockdown would end on May 3. The statement came amid speculation over the date of the remaining CBSE board exams.

CBSE tweeted, “Recently, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the 10th CBSE Board exams. It is reiterated that the board’s decision to hold board exams for 29 subjects of class 10 and 12, stands the same as mentioned in a circular dated April 1, 2020.”

The Board added that all stakeholders would get 10-day notice before the exams are conducted.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday recommended CBSE exams be canceled. He said CBSE 10th and CBSE class 12th students should be promoted on the basis of internal exams and assessment.

The board, however, had earlier denied the possibility of cancellation of the pending board exams.

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