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Drones to counter exam cheating in China

03:13 PM | 9 Jun, 2015
Drones to counter exam cheating in China
BEIJING (APP) - Chinese authorities have decided to make use of surveillance drones in order to keep students from cheating.

Chinese authorities, in a bid to ensure transparency and impartiality to the utmost, have decided to use surveillance drones in effectively stamping out cheating, during college-entrance exams.

The decision has been taken in light of the recent past, where different tactics have been adopted by Chinese students to cheat their way into prominent universities. These have included hiring surrogate test givers, selling answers as well as using wireless communication devices and earphones to attempt the entrance tests.

The stakes are high in the tests, with the scores determining which tier of university students can go to. The tests, which began on Sunday, took place whilst a six-propeller drone flew overhead two testing centers in Luoyang in Henan province. No cheating or untoward activity was discovered though. The drone, which costed hundreds of thousands of Yuan (equivalent to ten thousand pounds, almost) is the size of a gas pump and can scan for signals being sent to devices, that may be smuggled inside the testing center.

 

Nearly 10 million students in China will take the test, which is also referred to as Gaokao or the ‘high test’. Beijing deployed 17,000 police officers to redirect traffic and increase security at the testing sites, and also set up service stations to treat anxious parents should any suffer heart attacks, the city government said in a statement.

“A drone has its advantages. In an urban area full of tall buildings, various barriers limit the operating range of devices on ground, while the drone can rise up to 500 meters and detect signals over the whole city,” stated by Lan from Luoyang’s radio supervision and regulation bureau.

 

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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