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Assam education board postpones Class 10, 12 exams amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the state

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The Assam board exam 2021 for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed because of the spike in Covid-19 cases. The revised exam dates will be announced in due time. Meanwhile, candidates can check the AHSEC and SEBA official websites for more details on the Assam board exams 2021.

Around 4 lakh students are expected to appear for the Assam Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2021. Teachers and students had been hoping that the board exams would be postponed to ensure the safety of students and teachers from the pandemic.

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, AHSEC, postponed the HS first year exams indefinitely only last week. It was being speculated whether the Assam board exams 2021 would be cancelled or postponed,

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had appealed to AHSEC and SEBA on April 17, requesting them to discuss the issue with relevant stakeholders and take a concrete decision within 10 days.

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Covid-19 restrictions to be relaxed in Bihar from June 23: Read revised guidelines

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced that the relaxations will come into effect from June 23  and remain in place till July 6. However, the night curfew will remain.

“From June 23 to July 6, government and non-government offices will function at 100% capacity, shops to open till 7 pm, night curfew will remain in force from 9 pm to 5 am. Parks and gardens to be open from 6 am to 12 noon,” Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tweeted.

According to official figures Bihar has had 7.2 lakh COVID cases and and 9,550 deaths.

Earlier this month, Bihar was in news as its Covid related deaths took a drastic leap after the state health department revised the figures to over 9,000 on June 9. A controversial leap of over 3,951 fatalities in a day, which was a 72 per cent jump in the death toll, raised many questions on the COVID-19 management of the state. Bihar is one of the worst affected states by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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