Corona Virus: UGC reschedules exams; International airlines banned temporarily

On March 19, 2020, the University Grants Commission directed all the affiliated colleges and universities to postpone the ongoing examinations. The evaluation works have also been directed to be rescheduled.

The GoI has also ordered other bodies operating under Ministry of HRD such as AICTE, NIOS, NTA, NCTE and CBSE to reschedule their exams.

Highlights

With the number of persons infected with the COVID-19 virus, has increased to 173, the UGC has also instructed the school education boards such as CBSE to postpone the exams.

International Airlines

The Government of India has also banned the operation international commercial airlines in the country. The rule is to be implemented from March 22, 2020. This will ban foreigners from entering the country. The notification of the order was issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Global concerns

The International Air Transport recently warned that if Corona Virus is not contained at the earliest, the outbreak is to cost 113 billion USD of revenue loss globally. Out of all the other industries, tourism takes an unprecedented hit.

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