HS papers on July 2, 6 and 8
Higher Secondary examinees will write their pending papers on July 2, 6 and 8, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Tuesday. The tests were earlier scheduled for June 29, July 2 and 6.
The schedule had to be revised because the lockdown in the containment zones is to continue till June 30 and it is unclear whether Metro and suburban train services will resume by then.
“Several examinees had approached us with queries on whether they would face difficulties in reaching the exam venues on June 29.... So, we have decided to schedule the pending HS papers for July 2, 6 and 8,” said Chatterjee.
Nearly 116 schools where the HS exams are supposed to be conducted have been damaged by Cyclone Amphan and need to be repaired.
Education, physics, nutrition and accountancy papers are scheduled for July 2.
On July 6, Sanskrit, chemistry, economics, journalism and mass communication, Persian, Arabic and French exams will be held.
The tests in geography, statistics, costing and taxation, home management and family management will be held on July 8.
Uber airport service resumes
Uber will now be available for airport pick-up and drop-off, without the need for passengers to prove they are engaged in any essential service.
To travel in Uber now, one has to follow a set of safety measures mandated by the government.
Drivers can cancel trips if riders refuse to wear masks, according to the aggregator’s updated cancellation policy. There is also an online checklist for safety norms like there can be no rider on the passenger seat beside the driver.
Ratul Ghosh, Uber’s head of ridesharing in the region, said, “We are pleased to resume services for airport travel. This will bring back earning opportunities for our drivers.’’