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'We have received mails from students and parents who are in favour of holding exams', said the minister. Stay tuned news LIVE updates

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(FILE PIC) Over 1.7 mn candidates have already downloaded their admit cards for JEE and NEET
Over 1.7 million candidates have downloaded their admit cards for JEE and NEET, and this shows that the students want the exams to be conducted at any cost, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday. The minister's comments come against the backdrop of a growing chorus for postponement of the medical and engineering entrance exams in view of spike in Covid-19 cases.

In another major development, the Centre today placed before the Council two options for borrowing by states to meet the shortfall in revenues, pegged at Rs 2.35 trillion in the current financial year. Briefing reporters after the 41st meeting of the Council, Finance Minister said the economy is facing an extraordinary 'Act of God' situation, which may result in economic contraction.

Finance Minister addressed the press conference on 41st Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting which was held today via video conferencing in New Delhi.
 
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