Vaccination status of passengers being checked on board a public bus in Pune.

More than a third of the 8.5 lakh Gujarat Secondary and Higher Education Board (GSHSEB) Class 10 students who were promoted to Class 11 in the 2020-2021 academic year had to receive Grace scores for them to exceed the 33 percent threshold that is required to pass.

Of the 2.66 lakh students who got through marks, around 170 of them got up to 200 extra points – 231 are the minimum passing grades – and nearly 9,400 students got over 100 points. thanks, data accessible by the program The Indian Express.

In a pandemic year, when learning took a hit and the CBSE and most state boards, including the GSHSEB, canceled end-of-term exams for grades 10 and 12, the results , showing how mass promotions were facilitated, are important because they are likely to be mirrored across the country.

Explained: The Global Toll of Bacterial Drug Resistance

Hundreds of thousands of deaths now occur from previously treatable infections – such as lower respiratory tract and bloodstream infections – because the bacteria that cause them have become resistant to treatment. A comprehensive estimate of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), covering 204 countries and territories and published in The Lancet, found that 1.27 million people died in 2019 as a direct result of AMR, which is now one of the leading causes of death worldwide. , higher than HIV/AIDS or malaria.

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The Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) report used statistical modeling to estimate deaths from 23 pathogens and 88 pathogen-drug combinations. Besides 12.7 lakh deaths caused directly by AMR (they would not have occurred if the infections had been drug-susceptible), another 49.5 lakh deaths were associated with AMR (drug-resistant infection was involved, but resistance itself may or may not have been the direct cause of death). HIV/AIDS and Malaria are estimated to have caused 8.6 lakh and 6.4 lakh deaths respectively in 2019.