CGBSE Announces Second Board Exams for Class 10 & 12 in 2024

The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) has opened the application window for its second board exams for Class 10 and 12 students in 2024. This decision comes after the state government’s February agreement to hold two board exams for these grades within the same academic year – in March and July. Students who appeared for the March exams can now register for the July exams, with a June 30 deadline for regular applications and a July 2 deadline with a late fee. The Board has also emphasized its right to adjust the exam schedule as needed without prior notification, and that exams will proceed even on public holidays.

Expert Panel Formed to Improve NEET Exam Transparency

The Ministry of Education has constituted a high-level committee of seven experts to review the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam process and recommend improvements to ensure transparency and fairness. The committee, headed by former ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan, will assess the examination process, data security protocols, and the structure and functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Rajya Sabha MP Demands Scrapping of NEET, UGC-NET, Citing ‘Saffronisation’ and Exam Irregularities

Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas has written to Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urging the scrapping of NEET and UGC-NET exams, alleging their detrimental impact on the federal structure, academic standards, and promotion of ‘saffronisation’ in education. He highlighted concerns about question paper leaks, arbitrary grace marks, and the disadvantage faced by state board students in NEET.

Bihar Announces Recruitment of 4500 Community Health Officers

The State Health Society (SHS) Bihar has opened applications for 4500 Community Health Officer (CHO) positions under the National Health Mission. Interested candidates can apply online from July 1st to 21st, 2024, through the official website shs.bihar.gov.in. The CHO role involves leading health teams at Health Sub-Centres-Health and Wellness Centres (HSC-HWCs) to ensure effective implementation of public health programs and comprehensive primary healthcare services.

UK Labour Party’s Plan to End Tax Breaks for Private Schools Sparks Debate

The Labour Party’s proposed policy to remove tax breaks for private schools in the UK is generating significant discussion, with potential implications for both private and state education. The policy aims to raise funds for state schools but could lead to higher fees and potential closures of some smaller private institutions. While the impact on private school attendance remains uncertain, some experts believe state schools could accommodate additional pupils, although challenges related to teacher shortages persist.

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Announces Recruitment for 1339 Assistant Professor (Medical) Posts

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has announced the recruitment of 1339 Assistant Professor (Medical) posts in various Medical Hospitals and Universities/Colleges under the Health Department, Government of Bihar. The application process is open from June 25th to July 26th, 2024. Candidates must hold an MD/MS degree in a relevant medical field and have at least 3 years of experience. The selection process involves a written examination, followed by an interview and a medical examination.

Indian Cities Shine in QS Best Student Cities Rankings

Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai have all climbed the rankings in the 2023 QS Best Student Cities, highlighting India’s growing appeal as a study destination. These cities offer a compelling blend of affordability and strong job prospects, attracting international students seeking a high-quality education at a reasonable cost.

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