Class 12 Grades: SC passes the CBSE formula 30:30:40
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-06-2021; On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed in principle programs registered by the CBSE and ICSE to assess the final marks of students in class 12 whose board exams were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The CBSE has divided the grade assessment process into two parts: theoretical and practical.
- The theoretical component would be assessed by first giving a weighting of 30% to the average marks obtained by the pupils of class 10 in their three subjects having the best performance out of a total of five.
- Secondly, an additional 30% weight would be assigned to scores based on the theoretical component of the final class 11 exam.
- Finally, 40% weight would be assigned to scores obtained in one or more unit tests, mid-term exams. and pre-pension. classroom exams 12.
- Thus, if the total score for the theory is 80, the weight of 30% of classes 10 and 11 would reach 24 points each.
- 40% weighting derived from performance on various tests performed in the 12-year-old class would translate to 32 points.
- On the practical side, the calculation would be based on the “real base” of the grades uploaded by the schools on the CBSE portal.
- According to the system, the total marks awarded must be in line with the school’s past performance in Class Council 12 exams.
- In each school, a results committee would be formed under the direction of the principal, made up of two senior teachers from the same school and two graduate teachers from neighboring schools.
- The committee was free to prepare the outcome in accordance with policy.
- CBSE would help them by setting up a helpdesk but also by providing software support to prepare the result. The CBSE said it would report the results by July 31, 2021.
- In the event that a candidate is not satisfied with the assessment carried out, in accordance with the policy, he will have the opportunity to sit for the examinations that the jury will take when the situation is more “favorable”.
- Most applicants will be happy with this plan… When there is a manageable number, you can consider doing a physical exam later, said a bench of A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari spoke to Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, listed for the Union of India, which is the supervisory authority of the CBSE.
- For its part, the court asked Venugopal to “incorporate” two suggestions into the final diagrams.
- First, you need to provide a policy-built dispute resolution mechanism for students who are unhappy with your assessment.
- Secondly, specify the timing of the reporting of results and the date when the optional (physical) examinations would be carried out in the policy itself, Judge Khanwilkar told Venugopal.
I wrote to the prime minister three times to remove Dhankhar from his post as governor of West Bengal, says Mamata.
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-06-2021; On Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee commented on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit to New Delhi when she said “a child can be made to shut up” but not an old man, and he added that he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi three times to remove.
- Banerjee called the governor a “man of the center” and refrained from commenting too much on his meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind and several other union ministers in Delhi.
- What can I say? A child can be made to be silent. In this case, speech is silver; silence is golden, she said.
- Asked about media reports suggesting the governor could be removed from office, Banerjee said she was unaware.
“How do I know? When a governor is appointed, the state government is consulted. However, this was not done in this case. I wrote to the prime minister two or three times to ask his dismissal from the state, “she said.
- Dhankhar, who has had a strained relationship with the TMC government since taking office as state governor in 2019, is in the nation’s capital on a four-day trip. You did not specify any reason for the visit.
- The governor met with Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Prahlad Singh Patel on Wednesday.
- He also met with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier today. Dhankhar is due to meet Interior Minister Amit Shah later today.
- The ruling West Bengal TMC on Wednesday accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of violating constitutional rules and asked him not to return to the state.
Student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha released on bail
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-06-2021; Student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha were released from Tihar prison on June 17, hours after a Delhi court ordered their immediate release in the case of the Delhi riots.
- The order came two days after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Ms. Narwal, Ms. Kalita and Mr. Tanha. Delhi Prison General Director Sandeep Goel confirmed that all three have been released. A senior prison official said that Ms. Kalita and Ms. Narwal were released around 7 p.m. and Mr. Tanha around 7:30 p.m.
- The three student activists were not released from prison on time due to delays in verifying their addresses and deposits. In its order for the trio’s immediate release, the Delhi court said the delay in the police verification process could not be a plausible reason for the defendants to remain in jail.
- After being released on bail from the High Court, the activists moved to the trial court, demanding immediate release from prison.
- When the lower court postponed its guilty plea order to Thursday, they transferred to the Delhi High Court, which ordered the lower court to deal with the matter “promptly and swiftly”.
- The three student activists were arrested in May 2020 and are accused of being the “brains” of the February 2020 violence, which left 53 dead and more than 200 injured.
- The Superior Court, by granting them bail on June 15, observed that “in an effort to suppress dissent, the state has blurred the line between the right to protest and terrorist activity” and whether such a state of mind is gaining ground, it would be a “sad day for democracy.”
- Delhi police, however, moved to the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court ruling granting them bail in the case.
Lakshadweep Filmmaker Aisha Sultana Gets Bail
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-06-2021; Kerala High Court granted filmmaker Aisha Sultana provisional bail on Thursday in a sedition case brought against her.
- Judge Ashok Menon ordered that she be granted provisional bail if she is arrested while she was appearing before Kavaratti police on June 20 for questioning in connection with the sedition case.
- She was charged with offenses under sections 124A (sedition) and 153 B (assertions against national integration) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for her alleged observation, during a conversation on a Malayalam television channel, according to which the Union government had used a biological weapon against the islanders.
- The court, when issuing her provisional order, also ordered her to comply with the notification given by the police requesting that she appear before them on June 20 for questioning.
- The court also said that if she was arrested, the police would have to allow her lawyer to be present during further questioning.
- The bail order will remain in effect for one week. The court ordered the granting of a provisional bond for her execution of a bond of 50,000 with two solvent bonds for the same amount to the satisfaction of the investigator at the time of her arrest.
- When Sultana’s petition was brought to the hearing, P. Vijayabhanu, the petitioner’s lead attorney, said that she made the statement during a heated discussion and that she was unaware of the implications.
- When she realized her mistake, she apologized. She would appear before the police and cooperate with the investigation.
India Calls for Review of Pakistan’s Bill on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Right of Appeal
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-06-2021; India on Thursday called on Pakistan to take appropriate measures to address the shortcomings of a bill submitted to the country’s National Assembly last week that establishes the right to appeal against the Indian death row inmate Kulbhushan Jadhav.
- Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi said the bill contained a provision to ask the municipal court to decide whether harm was caused to Jadhav due to the inability to provide consular access according to a verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
- We call on Pakistan to take appropriate measures to address the loopholes in the bill, Bagchi told a news conference.
- He said that the municipal court cannot be the arbiter of whether the state has fulfilled its obligations under international law.
- Bagchi also urged the neighboring country to comply with the ICJ ruling in the Jadhav-related case.
- Jadhav, 50, a retired Indian naval officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. Later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan to deny him the consular access to Jadhav and defy the death penalty.
- The Hague-based ICJ ruled in July 2019 that Pakistan must conduct an “effective review and review” of Jadhav’s conviction and sentence and also grant consular access to India without further delay.
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