The India Meteorological Department (IMS) has predicted extremely heavy rains in several districts of Karnataka, many of which are already facing floods.
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
In view of the incessant rains in Karnataka, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the state government to postpone the K-CET exam which was scheduled to be held on July 25. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is regulated by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is conducted for admission to professional courses like Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma), Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma), Agriculture courses (Pharm Science) and Veterinary courses.
“Many parts of North Karnataka have been submerged due to heavy rains. People have lost both connectivity and communication. Siddaramaiah also tweeted in this regard. He said, “This is the situation, I urge @CMofKarnataka to postpone the K-CET examinations to be held on July 25 in the interest of the candidates.”
Many parts in North Karnataka are submerged due to heavy rainfall. People have lost both connectivity & communication.
This being the situation, I urge @CMofKarnataka to postone the K-CET exams which was scheduled on 25 July, in the interest of candidates from North Karnataka.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) July 24, 2021
Heavy rain warning in many districts of Karnataka
The India Meteorological Department (IMS) has predicted extremely heavy rains in several districts of Karnataka, many of which are already facing floods. A red alert has also been issued for Hassan, Kodagu and Shivamogga. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has deployed disaster response teams in rain-hit areas of Uttara Kannada for rescue and relief of the stranded people. Officials said that 155 people have been rescued so far.
At the same time, the written examination of army recruitment proposed on July 25 at Eklavya Stadium in Agra has been postponed. Candidates from six districts were to appear in the written examination, but the examination has been postponed due to corona infection and bad weather conditions. The new date of the exam has not been announced yet. The Army had fixed the date of the written examination on July 25. The youth were preparing for the written examination for almost four months. Army has decided to postpone the exam just two days before the exam.
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