CBSE school-based exams: Few takers, but high scores, Mumbai results reveal

Of 16 lakh Class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students across India, more than 7.81 lakh opted for the school-based tests over board exams, which are considered to be more stressful. However, students will not have the same option next year, as school exams will be scrapped from this year. Five of 200 Class 10 students from RN Podar School, Santacruz, opted for the school exams. Of them, Rithvik Sharma secured a 8.8 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). “We wanted him to be comfortable, as he suffers from a…

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ICSE Class 10 result: Panchkula’s Shreya Chauhan tops tricity, scores 98%

Shreya Chauhan of Saupin’s School, Panchkula, bagged the top position across the tricity in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Class 10 results that were declared on Monday evening. The 16-year-old daughter of Manimajra-based businessman SPS Chauhan, Shreya scored 98% marks. Chandigarh-based Strawberry Fields High School’s Adit Jindal scored 97.6% marks to bag the second position in the tricity. Tricity’s third spot is shared by four students, each scoring 97.4% marks. Charu Gupta from Panchkula’s Little Flower Convent School, Amanjot Singh of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, Srijan…

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TV singing champ from Noida scores 93% in CBSE 12th boards battling all odds

On the first day of the month of Ramzan, 17-year-old Minnatullah gave his Noida-based family a gift they will remember for ages — he scored 93% marks in his class 12 boards. What makes his achievement sweeter is that Minnatullah has already made a name for himself in the world of music. All this despite the fact that he comes from a family of meagre means. A former participant of popular talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Minnatullah is a celebrity among his classmates at Delhi…

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Alibaba Scores Record Growth And Beats Estimates As Mobile Revenue Soars, Topping Desktop For The First Time

Alibaba recently unveiled its Q2 2016 results, with the marketplace showing tremendous growth as revenue from its mobile users surpassed that of desktop users. The e-commerce vendor’s revenue rose to RMB 32.2 billion ($4.8 billion), placing it 59 percent higher than last year. The growth itself is formidable, being the highest since Alibaba initiated the largest U.S. IPO in history when it started public trading in September 2014. The blooming business model is even more commendable as China’s economy contracted during the last year. Alibaba’s marketplaces in China managed to…

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