Bitcoin revolution catches Indians’ fancy, more than a million on board Students failing in Class 9 can appear for re-exams in June
It looks like those lines of code from The Matrix. But each is worth more than Rs 40,000 today, with the price set to rise further. And average Indians are finally joining the bitcoin party in droves.
There are now more than 1 million bitcoin enthusiasts in the country, including an undertaker in Mumbai, a housewife in Delhi, a broker in Jaipur, a businessman in Ahmedabad and tech geeks in Bangalore.
They are proof of just how easy it has become to use the digital currency, and even to help create it. It’s a process called mining, by the way, and don’t fret, we didn’t get it at first either but we’ve explained it all.
schools in Maharashtra must hold re-exams in June for students failing in Class 9, beginning next academic year 2017-18. The government has made it mandatory for state, non-state and even international schools in the state to conduct these exams, which are along the lines of the supplementary exams held for SSC and HSC students. Those passing the re-exams will be promoted to Class 10, thus helping students save a year.
The education department also plans to hold baseline tests for Class 9 and Class 10 students in the coming months, to assess their skills in maths and English.
The measures are part of a new initiative to improve the quality of secondary education and lower the drop-out rate in Classes 9 and 10. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has identified it as a key result area, to be accomplished in the next two years.
According to the Unified District Information System of Education (U-DISE) report, 2.45 lakh students failed in Class 9 in 2014-15 and 2.59 lakh in 2013-14.