- PM Modi to interact with fitness influencers, citizens on Thursday
- Centre trying to replicate Ganga Mission-like rejuvenation of other rivers
- Policymakers discuss ways to address gender gap in STI Policy 2020
- LS clears three crucial codes for workers' welfare subsuming 29 labour laws
- China links troop pull back with Indian withdrawal from Kailash Range
- India, China agree on disengagement of troops, to hold more talks: Report
- Farm fires started, to have minimal impact on Delhi for next 3 days: SAFAR
- Pesticides Management Bill needs more consultations, say farm experts
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LIVE: Students want NEET, JEE exams to be held, says Education Minister
'We have received mails from students and parents who are in favour of holding exams', said the minister. Stay tuned news LIVE updates
(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 GST Council two options for borrowing by states to meet the shortfall in GST revenues, pegged at Rs 2.35 trillion in the current financial year. Briefing reporters after the 41st meeting of the GST Council, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the economy is facing an extraordinary 'Act of God' situation, which may result in economic contraction.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 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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