Chinese build-up started in May: MEA
- China had been “amassing” troops and armaments along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for nearly two months, the government said on Thursday and accused the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of violating the 1993 agreement between India and China that committed both sides to “minimum levels” of deployment.
Industry flags delay in Chinese imports
- Restricting imports of Chinese items will not serve any purpose until India has the capacity to produce those items or can import them from other countries at comparable prices, the President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), S.K. Saraf, said.
- In a letter to Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan, Mr. Saraf said, “We have been given to understand that customs is physically examining all imports from China which is delaying clearance, adding to the cost of imports. Some exporters have informed that, in response to such action, Hong Kong and Chinese Customs are also holding back export consignments from India.”
CBSE, ICSE cancel pending exams
- The Union Government and the Central Board of Secondary Education informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that the remaining exams for Classes 10 and 12, scheduled from July 1 to 15, have been cancelled because of the concerns over the safety of students amid the pandemic.
- The marks of Classes 10 and 12 students who have completed their exams would be based on their performance. For those who have completed exams in more than three subjects, the average marks in their best three performing subjects would be taken for assessing the scores for the cancelled exams. If students have appeared for only three exams, the average of the best two subjects would be taken for assessing the exams missed out in July.
- if students appeared in one or two subjects, the average of these marks, plus their internal and practical scores, would be used. The results would be declared by July 15.
CM launches video call facility at Lok Nayak
- Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched a video call facility for COVID-19 patients admitted at the Lok Nayak Hospital, which will assist them in talking to their loved ones.
‘No accommodation for Chinese nationals in city’
- Responding to the “nefarious activities of China” in the Galwan Valley where 20 Indian Army personnel were allegedly killed, the Delhi Hotels & Restaurant Owners Association (DHROA) on Thursday announced that the budget hotels and guest houses in the Capital will not provide any accommodation to Chinese nationals.