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The Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have informed the Supreme Court that an expert body is in the process of taking a final decision "hopefully by Wednesday, on whether to scrap the remaining Class XII exams scheduled from July 1-15 in view of the increasing number of cases.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday steeply slashed India’s growth outlook for the current fiscal year to a minus 4.5 per cent from 1.9 expansion estimated in April owing to an extended Covid-19 and slower economic revival. This will be the lowest in several decades.

Meanwhile, a day after India and China were reported to have agreed to disengage in parts of eastern Ladakh, the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) is likely to hold a virtual meet today to discuss border tensions between the two countries. The WMCC talks are headed by joint secretary-level officials from both sides.

In Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held an all-party meet today over the issue of three ordinances related to the agriculture sector passed by the Centre recently. The CM had convened an all-party meeting to evolve a consensus on the central government's agriculture-related ordinances. Singh had already said the ordinances were totally unacceptable to the state. 

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