JEE, NEET Exam Dates Announced, Delhi To Charge 70% "Corona Fee" On Liquor From Today | Lunch Break

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Ending uncertainty for engineering and medical college aspirants, the government today announced dates for holding of Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). While interacting with students in a webinar, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the JEE-Mains exams will be held from July 18-23 while JEE-Advanced exams will be held in August. He also announced that the medical entrance exam NEET will be conducted on July 26.

The Delhi government will charge 70 per cent extra tax on liquor from today amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling the new tax “special corona fee”, the Arvind Kejriwal government in a late night order on Monday said the police should allow the shops to remain open from 9 am to 6:30 pm.

The 70% tax is on the maximum retail price or MRP per bottle. For instance, a liquor bottle with a pre-tax MRP of Rs 1,000 will now cost Rs 1,700.

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