UP Board Class 10 compartment, improvement exam 2017: 99.61% examinees pass

A significant 99.61% examinees of Class 10 of UP Board were declared successful in the improvement and compartment examination, the results for which were declared on Saturday.

A significant 99.61% examinees of Class 10 of UP Board were declared successful in the improvement and compartment examination, the results for which were declared on Saturday.

As per secretary of the Board Neena Srivastava, out of the total 16,465 students who had registered for the Improvement examination, 14,946 appeared and 14,921 cleared the exam, bringing the pass percentage at 99.83%.

Further, in compartment examination, 360 examinees were registered of which 308 appeared and 273 cleared the same pegging the pass percentage at 88.64%.

She further informed that the marksheets and certificates of such students would be made available through respective District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) and the students who cleared their Class 10 examination should not wait for the same but instead take admission in Class 11 by submitting a copy of result downloaded from board’s website.

The compartment examinations were held in Government Inter College (GIC) and Government Girls Inter College in all districts of Uttar Pradesh.

 

 

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UP Board Result 2017: Could Yogi Adityanath’s ‘education overhaul’ have a bearing on the outcome?

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce the results for Class X and Class XII Intermediate Exams on 9 June, 2017, at 12:30 pm. The results will be put up on official website upresults.nic.in.

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

But the fate of nearly 34.04 lakh students appearing this year for Class 10th exams and 26.24 lakh appearing for the Class 12th board exams could be altered by the various schemes and policies implemented by the Yogi Adityanath government, aimed to ‘overhaul’ education in the state.

The Hindutva-hardliner had envisioned an education system for his state that “promotes nationalism but is modern”, and had introduced a number of reforms to realise his dream, that could arguably influence the results this year.

“I believe that we will see changes in the new academic year. All departments have been given a target of 90 days and present their achievements in front of me after 100 days,” Yogi had said in an interview with Doordarshan, adding, there is a need of “complete overhaul of the education system” in Uttar Pradesh.

Here are a few steps of Yogi’s plan for education reform that could impact this year’s results:

Crackdown on unfair means in exams

According to a report in The Financial Express, Yogi had called for a crackdown on the cheating mafia. As a result, countless FIRs were registered against students, teachers and other ‘anti-social elements’ involved in the business of cheating.

“We have asked the officials to make it a cheating-free education system and make arrangements in this regard,” Yogi had said.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, close to 2.7 lakh students decided to skip the Uttar Pradesh Board exams, possibly because strict vigilance made it impossible to cheat.

Another Hindustan Times report quoted an education expert on the relation between clearing the exams and the varying levels of strictness to combat mass copying

“The number of students clearing the high school or Class 10th and Intermediate or Class 12 board examinations of the Uttar Pradesh Board fluctuated significantly in the past decade due to strict anti-copying measures implemented from time to time,” the expert said.

Re-evaluation of students scoring above 90 percent

In a somewhat strange decision, a ruling was passed that all papers with scores above 90 percent will be re-evaluated. This decision has students worried as they feel that it would encourage evaluators to keep the marks below the 90-percent limit.

Use of coded answer sheets

According to a report in Moneycontrol, coded answer sheets were used this year in 31 identified districts of the state (where the use of unfair means in exams is common) which is likely to reflect in the results this year.

Rewards for girl students passing Class X boards

The Adityanath government announced that Rs 3,000 will be given when a girl student in the state reaches Class VI, Rs 5,000 in Class VIII, Rs 7,000 in Class 10th, Rs 8,000 on her reaching Class 12th and Rs two lakh when she attains the age of 21.

The government also announced a Rs 10,000 reward for every girl who passed Class 10th in Uttar Pradesh, which could help improve the results this year.

With inputs from agencies

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Karnataka SSLC or Class 10 board exam results to be declared soon

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Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will declare the results of its Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination on Friday.

Students can check their results here after they are declared. Key in the required details and click on submit to check your results.

About 8.77 lakh students registered for the exams, of which 4.69 lakh were boys and 4.07 lakh were girls.

In a tweet, Karnataka primary and secondary education minister Tanveer Sait recently said, “Much awaited PUC results to be announced on 11th may Thursday 2017 at 3.00 PM and SSLC results on 12th may Friday 2017 at 3.00 PM – official.”

 

 

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launchpad With Facebook’s Internet Satellite on Board

SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launchpad With Facebook's Internet Satellite on Board

SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launchpad With Facebook’s Internet Satellite on Board
HIGHLIGHTS
The explosion destroyed the Israeli communications satellite
Mark Zuckerberg disapointed over SpaceX’s launch failure
The accident is the second of its kind since SpaceX was founded in 2002
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

The blast at Cape Canaveral – though it caused no injuries – marks a setback for the California-based private space firm and its founder, internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, who wants to revolutionize the launch industry by making rocket components reusable.

“Loss of Falcon vehicle today during propellant fill operation,” Musk tweeted. “Originated around upper stage oxygen tank. Cause still unknown. More soon.”

Dramatic footage broadcast by ABC News showed the rocket burst into a roaring ball of flame amid what appeared to be a succession of blasts – sending its payload tumbling to the ground as a dense plume of black smoke filled the air.

“At approximately 9:07am ET (13:07 GMT), during a standard pre-launch static fire test for the Amos-6 mission, there was an anomaly at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 resulting in loss of the vehicle,” the firm said.

“Per standard operating procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries.”
But the explosion destroyed the Israeli communications satellite that the Falcon 9 was due to deliver into orbit on Saturday — drawing a dismayed reaction from Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg.

“As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent,” Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page.

Facebook was contracted to use the Amos-6 to provide broadband internet coverage for large parts of sub-Saharan Africa and other remote parts of the world as part of the social media giant’s Internet.org initiative.

“Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well,” Zuckerberg said, referring to the solar-powered plane being developed by Facebook to make the internet available in remote areas.

“We will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.”

European satellite operator Eutelsat – Facebook’s partner in the project – said in a statement it was committed to expanding broadband access in Africa despite the loss of the Amos-6.

Heaviest payload
A Nasa spokeswoman told AFP that emergency services at the nearby Kennedy Space Center were monitoring the situation and conducting air quality tests to ensure there is no threat to the health of staff.

Officials at the center advised workers to remain inside until further notice, but Brevard County Emergency Management said there was no threat to the public from the incident.

The Amos-6 was the heaviest payload to date for a SpaceX rocket, with an estimated value of between $200-300 million (roughly Rs. 1,337 crores to Rs. 2,004 crores), according to John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.

The accident – the second of its kind since SpaceX was founded in 2002 – comes just over a year after a Falcon 9 rocket failed after liftoff on June 28 2015, destroying a Dragon cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

Before that, SpaceX had logged 18 successful launches of the Falcon 9 – including six of 12 planned supply missions to the ISS carried out as part of a $1.6 billion (roughly Rs. 10,696 crores) contract with Nasa.

It had carried out another eight successful launches since June 2015, including last month when a Falcon 9 successfully placed a Japanese communications satellite in orbit, and then landed intact on a floating drone ship.

(Also see: SpaceX Propels Cargo to Space Station, Lands Rocket)

Before then the firm lost several rockets as it attempted to land them upright on an ocean platform at the end of a flight — a crucial part of its strategy for reusable spacecraft.

‘Valuable experience’
While the blast is likely to disrupt SpaceX plans for six more launches between now and January 2017, experts made clear that such incidents are a normal part of the space learning curve.

“It’s clearly a setback, but how great the setback is and how long the delay, it’s impossible to know until there is more information available,” said Logsdon.

He noted that the launch pad damaged on Thursday was distinct from the one that will serve to launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, intended to ferry astronauts to the ISS starting in late 2017.

Nasa said in a tweet that Thursday’s SpaceX explosion “reminds us that spaceflight is challenging. Our partners learn from each success & setback.”

Loizos Heracleous, a professor of strategy at Warwick Business School, said such setbacks were par for the course – and would not affect SpaceX’s stated long-term goals of slashing the cost of space flight through the use of reusable rockets, and eventually colonizing Mars.

“SpaceX is gathering valuable experience, and each accident brings lessons on how to enhance the integrity of the craft for future missions,” he said.

“Given that SpaceX is working to provide Nasa with a way to transport not just cargo, but also astronauts to the International Space Station, it is especially crucial that such learning takes place before that happens.”

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