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Mumbai, May 11: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 30,248.17 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 30,309.71 points. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 30,311.95 points, up by 63.78 points, or 0.21 percent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 9,407.30 points, was quoting at 9,433.75 points, up by 26.45 points or 0.28 per cent.

Both indices had closed at new highs on Wednesday, as the India Meteorological Department predicted healthy monsoon rains.

The boost in market sentiments came after the IMD forecast an average monsoon with 100 per cent rainfall for 2017 from an earlier prediction of 96 percent.

According to market observers, healthy buying in automobile, FMCG and healthcare stocks, too, supported the upward trajectory.

The Sensex was up by 314.92 points or 1.05 percent at the Wednesday’s closing.

In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 30,271.60 points and a low of 29,987.44 points. The Nifty too was up by 90.45 points or 0.97 per cent.

On Thursday, Asian indices were showing a positive trend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading in the green, up by 0.21 per cent, Hang Seng was up by 0.24 percent while South Korea’s Kospi was up by 0.78 percent.

In contrast, China’s Shanghai Composite index was quoting in red, down by 0.48 per cent.

Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.14 percent while FTSE 100 was up by 0.58 per cent at the closing on Wednesday.

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CBSE report card: From 83.4% in 2019 to 88.78% this year

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is at the top with 98.70 per cent examination result while 98.62 per cent students of Kendriya Vidyalaya have passed. Government schools have a pass percentage of 94.94 per cent and government-aided schools have a result of 91.56 per cent.

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New Delhi, July 13 : The Central Board of Secondary Education declared the results of the 12th class Board examination on Monday afternoon with a total of 88.78 per cent students passing the exams.

Last year 83.40 per cent of students had passed. Compared to the previous year, there has been an improvement of 5 per cent in the 12th Board result this year. 92.15 per cent of girls and 86.19 per cent of the students passed in these 12th class results. The pass percentage of transgender students has been 66.66 per cent.

Thiruvananthapuram stood first in the board results of class 12 announced on Monday.

Divyanshi Jain, a student from Lucknow, has scored 100 per cent, which translates into 600 out of 600 marks. On the other hand, Khushi Arora, a student of a private school in Krishna Nagar in east Delhi, has scored 99.8 per cent marks including 100 per cent in Hindi, Political Science, Sociology and Fine Arts while 99 per cent in Economics.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is at the top with 98.70 per cent examination result while 98.62 per cent students of Kendriya Vidyalaya have passed. Government schools have a pass percentage of 94.94 per cent and government-aided schools have a result of 91.56 per cent.

As far as Delhi”s government schools are concerned, Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in Surajmal Vihar’s result has been 100 per cent. Here, commerce student Jyotirmayi topped the school with 98.4 per cent marks with 100 per cent numbers in two subjects. Last year too, a student of the same school topped the commerce stream in Delhi”s government schools.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “CBSE has sent the results of their students to all the concerned schools across the country. Now students can get the exam results from their school.” This year, the term “failed” has been replaced by “essential repeat”, for those students who couldn’t pass.

Significantly, this year, many exams of class 12 could not be held due to coronavirus. The remaining examinations have been evaluated on the basis of marks obtained in other examinations.

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Lucknow girl Divyanshi Jain stuns all with 100% marks in CBSE

Divyanshi appeared for the examination of all subjects except Geography, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lucknow, July 13 : Getting hundred per cent marks in examinations is no mean feat but Divyanshi Jain of Lucknow has done the impossible.

She has scored 600 marks out of 600 in the CBSE class 12 examinations.

“For me, it is unbelievable and the result is yet to sink in. I am delighted and surprised at the same time,” said Divyanshi, a student of Navyug Radiance Senior Secondary School in Lucknow.

She has scored full marks in English, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Insurance and Economics.

Divyanshi appeared for the examination of all subjects except Geography, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

She was also among the toppers at her school too.

Divyanshi”s father is a businessman while her mother is a homemaker.

“My teachers guided me throughout the year and I was able to follow a systematic routine due to my parents. Both these factors allowed me to concentrate on my studies and score good marks,” said Divyanshi on phone.

“I also made it a point to focus on revision and mock tests that helped me to score better,” she added.

She also ensured that she had a good sleep and followed a healthy routine.

Divyanshi says she is fond of history and wants to pursue the subject in higher studies.

“I want to study history further. I have applied for admissions in BA (H) History at Delhi University,” she added.

Her teacher, B Singh, said: “I am amazed at Divyanshi”s achievement. We were confident that the she will top but the marks she got are beyond our expectations.”

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Indian media captured by fascist interests, hate-filled narrative spread: Rahul Gandhi

“The media is muzzled and terrified. The truth seems dormant. But it flows in the blood of every single Indian army officer and soldier. They know exactly what is happening in Ladakh.

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New Delhi, July 13 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government, saying a large part of the Indian media had now been “captured by fascist interests” and asserted that the narrative of lies is tearing India apart.

He said that he would be sharing his own thoughts with people through videos.

In a series of tweets, Rahul Gandhi said: “Today, a large part of the Indian news media has been captured by fascist interests. A hate-filled narrative is being spread by television channels, WhatsApp forwards and false news.”

“This narrative of lies is tearing India apart. I want to make our current affairs, history, and crises clear and accessible for those interested in the truth. From tomorrow, I”ll be sharing my thoughts with you on video,” the Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala”s Wayanad said in another tweet.

In the last six years, the Congress leader has slammed section of the media on several occasions for alleged disproportionate criticism of the grand old party.

On June 8, he tweeted on the Chinese ”intrusion” in Ladakh: “The media is muzzled and terrified. The truth seems dormant. But it flows in the blood of every single Indian army officer and soldier. They know exactly what is happening in Ladakh.

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