Maharashtra govt to consider promoting students to next class amidst COVID surge

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, several states have decided to promote students without exams. The Maharashtra government is also mulling a mass promotion for school students except for Class 10 and 12 students. However, the HSC board theory exams are scheduled from April 23 to May 21 and SSC board exams from April 29 to May 20, 2021. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new COVID-19 cases with 31,643 in the last 24 hours, followed by Punjab and Karnataka. India reported 56,211 fresh COVID-19 cases and 271 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Listen in to know more!