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India was once the cradle of civilization. Now it’s a ‘chalta hai’ country because of ‘jugaad’

In ‘The Happiness Trail’, Ramesh Venkateswaran lays down five easy-to-follow approaches to a happy and successful life, which he calls the five I’s.

Eight ‘2nd gen’ IITs set up in 2008-09 struggle for students, admissions 33% of target: CAG

The CAG performance audit for the period between 2014 and 2019 covered the IITs at Indore, Ropar, Hyderabad, Patna, Mandi, Gandhinagar, Bhubaneswar and Jodhpur.

IIT-K team predicts likely scenarios for third Covid wave

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

SC panel writes to IIT Kharagpur, seeks reply after video shows professor ‘abusing’ students

The panel's reaction comes after a video of the alleged incident, involving the professor and a class of SC/ST students, went viral on social media

IITs not in favour of 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced students, say won’t be fair to next batch

Students have been writing letters to IITs & education ministry for the last two months, requesting for a third attempt as their preparation was hampered due to the pandemic.

IIT aspirants who missed JEE Advanced this year because of Covid will get a chance in 2021

The JAB has also decided that these candidates will not have to qualify JEE (Main) 2021 and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.

IITs, IISc need to fix practices and compete, not find fault with ranking process

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Three IIT alumni part of top US science board now, Sudarsanam Babu latest to join

Sudarsanam Babu, who currently works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed as NSB member for 6-year term, White House says in statement.

Lok Sabha passes bill to give 5 IIITs ‘national importance’ tag, power to grant degrees

The 5 institutes covered under the IIIT (Amendment) Bill are those in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.

Like IITs and IIMs, UGC wants its institutes to take alumni help for placement & funding

UGC letter says it is good for institutes to stay in touch with alumni holding top positions in govt, media or politics or those who have established businesses.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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