Bengaluru: Karnataka Education Minister Dr C N Aswath Narayan announced on Wednesday (May 12) that the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2021 has been postponed to August 28 and 29 in view of the rising cases of COVID-19.
The official statement read, ”Due to the postponement of the 2021 2nd Annual PUC (Pre University Course) examinations and the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, CET 2021 has been postponed. CET-2021 earlier scheduled to be held on July 7 and 8, and the Kannada Language Test on July 9 have been postponed”.
”As per the revised dates, CET-2021 will be conducted on August 28 and 29 and the Kannada Language Test on August 30”. Here are the revised dates for CET 2021.
Biology, Maths: August 28
Physics, Chemistry: August 29
Kannada Language Test: August 30
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Meanwhile after recording more than 4-lakh COVID cases for four consecutive day till Sunday, India reported more than 3,48,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the country recorded 3,48,421 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning. A significant increase of nearly 18,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 3,29,942 infections on May 11. These new COVID-19 cases has pushed the country’s total tally to 2,33,40,938 in the country as on May 12.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, more than 4,200 deaths were reported in India. As per the ministry, as many as 4205 mortalities were reported, an increase from previous day in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, 3,876 deaths due to the novel coronavirus was reported. With more than 4,200 deaths the total death tally in the country rose to 2,54,197 lives lost to date.
The spurt in new cases crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week. The new infections have been staying above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases.