No 3rd wave in sight: SC allows Kerala's Class XI offline exams

class 12 exams, coronavirus, india, kerala, class xi exams, covid

The Supreme Court on Friday lifted an earlier interim stay it had imposed on conducting Class XI examinations offline in the state, justifying the decision on the grounds that there seemed to be no third wave in sight.

The top court had, on September 3, stalled the state’s move to hold offline exams, citing the alarming Covid figures in the state.“The situation in Kerala is alarming. It accounts for more than 70% of the cases in the country, with around 30,000 cases reported daily. Children of tender age cannot be exposed to risk,” Justice AM Khanwilkar had observed then.

The bench had also asked the state government to come up with alternate forms of assessing students by the next hearing.

In an affidavit filed subsequently, the state government pointed out that it had successfully conducted examinations for Class 12 and other entrance exams for lakhs of students. The state said that it was imperative to hold the exams as the marks were added to the plus-two results for the purposes of admission to higher education courses.

Besides this, online examinations would place rural students, with no access to the Internet, in a very disadvantageous position, the state said.All these factors seem to have weighed with the top court in vacating the stay. The court said that the state affidavit had convinced it that the stay was not required.

“We hope and trust that the authorities will take all precautions and necessary steps to ensure no untoward situation is faced by students who are of tender age and are appearing for the examination,” the bench said.“Earlier, we had intervened because there were reports of a third wave…,” the bench said.

The court was dealing with an appeal filed by A Rasoolan, challenging the Kerala High Court order refraining from interfering with the decision to hold offline exams.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

White House calls for 'immediate release' of Sudanese prime minister following military coup

The White House is “deeply alarmed” by the military coup that took place in Sudan on Monday morning. “We reject the actions by the military and call for the immediate ... Read more »

Adele Roberts: BBC Radio 1 DJ diagnosed with bowel cancer

Roberts shared the news with her Instagram followers (Getty/Adele Roberts/Instagram) Radio presenter Adele Roberts will undergo surgery this week after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. The BBC Radio 1 DJ, ... Read more »

Deadline set for evidence in Andrew's civil sexual assault case

Depositions in the civil sexual assault case against the Duke of York must be completed by mid-July of next year, a judge in the US has ruled. While not specified ... Read more »

Net zero push ‘will bring biggest peacetime changes to global economy'

The push to make the global economy green will need the biggest economic transformation ever seen in peacetime, but is possible while maintaining economic growth, an influential economist is set ... Read more »

TaxPayers' Alliance calls for sale of Channel 4 and scrapping of BBC licence fee

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has called for the sale of Channel 4 and the scrapping of the BBC licence fee ahead of the Budget this week. The campaign group has ... Read more »

Sudan's PM and ministers held amid coup reports

Sudan’s leading general has declared a state of emergency, hours after his forces arrested the acting prime minister and other senior government officials. (Oct. 25) Read more »

Rise in police facing action over claims they abused position for sexual purpose

The number of police officers and staff facing disciplinary action over allegations they abused their position for sexual purposes has “risen sharply” over the last three years, according to a ... Read more »

Sajid Javid brands anti-vaxxers outside school gates ‘idiots'

Sajid Javid brands anti-vaxxers outside school gates ‘idiots’ The Health Secretary has branded anti-vaxxers who station themselves outside schools “idiots” and said exclusion zones could be put in place to ... Read more »

Housing market ‘set to record its strongest year since 2007'

The housing market is set to record its highest level of sales this year since 2007, according to a property website. Around 1.5 million sales will have taken place across ... Read more »

'Wildcard' this winter leaves water resource planners with 'great uncertainty'

The onslaught of storms and bomb cyclones over the weekend kicked California’s rainy season off on a high note for those praying for rain, but the state’s water officials remain ... Read more »

Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa throw punches ahead of final NYC mayoral debate

Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa bombarded each other with caustic criticism on Monday, three days into early voting in the city’s mayoral election and one day before the final TV ... Read more »

2 killed, police officer among 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting

Two people were killed and at least four others were injured, including a police officer, in a mall shooting Monday afternoon in Boise, Idaho, police said. Boise Police Chief Ryan ... Read more »

At least two dead, six injured in Boise shooting

At least two people were killed and six, including one police officer, injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, on Monday. © Greg Nash A police line ... Read more »

PSC prepares cash bonanza for Caloy

© Photo courtesy of Cynthia Carrion PSC prepares cash bonanza for Caloy MANILA, Philippines — Christmas will come early for Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo, who stands to receive a windfall ... Read more »

NSBA head got Biden administration role after calling parents 'domestic terrorists'

The Biden administration gave a prominent government role to the author of a controversial letter calling on the Department of Justice to investigate protesting parents as terrorists. © Provided by ... Read more »

Pacquiao eyes Allen Iverson for his team

FILIPINO boxing great Manny Pacquiao looks to recruit NBA legend Allen Iverson for his team in the proposed charity basketball game with fellow ring legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to ... Read more »

McConnell takes aim at ‘Billionaires Tax' as Dems near deal on reconciliation

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called out Democrats for the proposed billionaire tax saying the “far left is officially calling the shots.” Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader ... Read more »

Oklahoma need not delay planned executions, judge rules

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Oklahoma need not delay a planned resumption of executions set for this week while a court case challenging the state's three-drug protocol for killing condemned ... Read more »

Police: 2 die, 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and four injured — including a police officer — in a shooting at a shopping mall ... Read more »

Ravens' John Harbaugh on Bengals loss: 'We played our worst game of the season, worst game in a long time'

Sunday’s much-anticipated matchup between the then-5-1 Baltimore Ravens and 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals turned into a laugher, as Cincinnati rode into Baltimore and crushed the Ravens 41-17 to climb atop the ... Read more »

Stop Everything—You Can Get Ombre Wine Glasses Customized To Your Zodiac Sign

During the holiday season, the astrology lover in your life has probably been going on about what Christmas dinner will be like or if it will finally snow on New ... Read more »

The Best Electric Hand Warmers Will Keep Your Paws Toasty This Winter

© Image courtesy of Amazon vsa rechargeable hand warmer With temperatures starting to fall, you’ll likely be switching from your summer wardrobe to your winter one soon, if you haven’t ... Read more »

Ciara Models Sporty Gear From Her Athleisure Brand in Classic Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers

© MEGA ciara-dress-lita-boots Ciara has the right idea with her entrepreneurial spirit by leveraging her social media clout to promote her own brands, which she’s been doing with gusto lately. ... Read more »

Cleo Smith missing update – Police SEIZE CCTV footage of vehicle leaving campsite as girl's mum makes heartbreaking plea

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Cleo Smith want to speak to the driver of a car seen in the area on the morning of her disappearance. The vehicle was seen ... Read more »

Democrats' new tax problems and other commentary

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Virginia Mayo, File/AP Constitutionalist: Dems’ New Tax Problems With Democrats suddenly eyeing a “wealth tax” to fund their spending dreams, Ira Stoll objects at The ... Read more »

Bill Belichick celebrated Patriots' demolition of Jets with a cold beer

This Bud’s for Bill. Following the Patriots’ 54-13 beatdown of the Jets on Sunday, Bill Belichick was apparently satisfied enough to kick his feet up and relax. WEEI reporter Ryan ... Read more »

5 Fast Facts About Team Lakay's Jenelyn Olsim

© ONE Championship Jenelyn Olsim enters the arena Jenelyn Olsim is ready to capitalize on the biggest opportunity of her mixed martial arts career. This coming Friday, 29 October, the ... Read more »

Two killed after shooting incident at shopping centre in US

© Rebecca Boone Police close off a street outside a shopping centre after a shooting in Boise, Idaho (Rebecca Boone/AP) Two people were killed and six injured, including a police ... Read more »

MacOS Monterey and iOS 15.1 are now available for upgrade

© Provided by T3 MacOS Monterey With the new MacBook Pro models expected to start arriving tomorrow, the latest update to the MacOS is now available to download. The new ... Read more »

Drake Spent $5,000 A Month On Rolls-Royce To ‘Keep Up Appearances' Early In His Rap Career

Sometimes you’ve got to spend a lot to look the part. © Photo: Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock Drake On Sunday, Drake shared a lengthy post on Instagram, describing how he tried to ... Read more »

Strictly champion Joanne Clifton is diagnosed with osteoarthritis

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo She flew across the dancefloor, sliding down poles, jumping on drums and being thrown in the air to become the Strictly Come Dancing ... Read more »

Biden: Budget deal is nearly complete, meeting with Manchin provided ‘real progress'

Democratic leaders are in the final stretch of getting their fiscal ducks in a row to pay for President Biden’s domestic economic package with a plan to unveil a new ... Read more »

Are Seemingly-Fancy Microgreens Worth Adding to Your Meals?

You already know that leafy greens like kale, spinach, and arugula, pack a major nutritional punch. And now the not-yet-mature versions of these veggies—what’s known as microgreens—are popping up as ... Read more »

Genshin Impact: Labyrinth Warriors Stage 2 Guide – The Brutal Divergence

The Labyrinth Warriors event sends you in a long spiraling dungeon, with the chance to gain buffs for your characters similar to a roguelike game. These dungeons can be filled ... Read more »

Orlando Is Celebrating 50 Years of Walt Disney World by Flying a Group of 50 Out for Free

In honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, Orlando is sending 50 people to the Most Magical Place on Earth. And if you win, those people could be you and ... Read more »

Can you save Clarice in The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes? Answered

In The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, you take control of a military unit in search of chemical weapons in Iraq. However, when they arrive, the mission goes sideways ... Read more »

Man charged in Portland standoff Sunday was charged in similar confrontation in January

Oct. 25—The man charged Sunday after a standoff with Portland police had a similar confrontation with officers in January when he allegedly threatened people with a knife outside a different ... Read more »

The sneaky biggest issue of the 2022 election

For all the talk of Covid-19 and President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, there’s an issue that may well wind up being more powerful to sway voters next November than any ... Read more »

Brian Laundrie's autopsy was "inconclusive," family attorney says

The remains of Brian Laundrie have been sent to an anthropologist for further review after an initial autopsy came back inconclusive, an attorney for Laundrie's family told CBS News. “Last ... Read more »

Police: 2 people killed, 4 more injured in shooting at Boise mall; suspect in custody

Boise police have confirmed that two people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at the Boise mall on Monday afternoon. At a news conference, Boise Police ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic