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Tiny Bytes: waterbirds flock to Kerala capital and more

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Hi friends,

Welcome to Tiny Bytes. This is Hajara Ashruf from MES Public School, Mundakayam, inviting you to some interesting news.

1.Over 4,000 waterbirds spotted in capital

Tiny Bytes: CBSE's new structure for Class X exam, increase of waterbirds in TVPM and more Waterbirds

A considerable increase of waterbirds, in species and individual counts, has been reported in the Asian Waterbird Census 2017 conducted in the capital district. In the day-long census on January 21st in 9 different bird rich sites in Thiruvananthapuram, the volunteers were able to count 4,442 birds in 77 species.

2.Documents may redefine Malabar history

A research team from Calicut university has stumbled up on a heap of rare documents that have the potential to redefine the British-era history of Malabar. The documents found at Kidangazhi Mana at Porur can help historians reread Malabar’s history of the 19th & 20th centuries.

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3. Five hundred railway stations to be made differently abled friendly by providing lifts and escalators

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The first Union Budget after the merger of the Railway Budget has various proposals to improve rail safety and enhance digital transactions. There is a proposal to list rail public sector units on stock markets and set fares competitive fares.

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4. CBSE issues assessment structure for compulsory Class X exam

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Students in Class IX will have to 'compulsorily' appear for Class X board exam and will be required to study the entire syllabus. According to the new structure, the board exams will carry 80 marks and internal assessment 20 marks. In the current format, the weightage is 60:40. Students will be tested for the complete syllabus in the theory papers.

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