Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicIIT Bombay

Topic: IIT Bombay

Who is Parag Agrawal, IIT-Bombay & Stanford graduate taking over as Twitter CEO

Agrawal, the youngest person to run a company in the S&P 500, is still a relative unknown who has spent no time in the limelight at the controversial social media company.

Allot seat to Dalit boy who couldn’t pay fee due to tech error: SC asks IIT Bombay

SC invokes Article 142 of the Constitution, says it would be 'great travesty of justice' if boy, Prince Jaibir Singh, is denied admission for non-payment despite having tried.

IIT-Bombay professor comes up with new tool for Covid testing. It cuts time and cost

Tapestry is a single-round quantitative pooling algorithm used with the RT-PCR test. The Drugs Controller General of India cleared it for commercial use this week.

Efforts underway to ensure more Indian institutions scale global excellence, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi also congratulated institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IISc Bengaluru for appearing in the top-200 positions in QS World University Rankings 2022.

IISc world’s top research university in QS World Rankings, is 1st Indian varsity to score a 100

Overall, IISc has been ranked third best institution in India, with IIT Bombay and Delhi ranking first & second, respectively.

How two IIT-Bombay professors modelled Covid spread by studying coughs

IIT-Bombay professors Rajneesh Bhardwaj & Amit Agrawal used their knowledge in thermal and fluid engineering to study spread of cough clouds.

Students come out in support of Agra teen who lost IIT-Bombay seat by clicking ‘wrong link’

A petition has been filed on change.org by a first year engineering student Sarthak Jain demanding justice for Siddhanth Batra.

2 IIT Bombay students discovered the asteroid that flew closest to Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

IIT Bombay goes fully online for next semester, IIT Delhi could soon follow suit 

In a midnight Facebook post, IIT Bombay director Subhasis Chaudhuri made the announcement and appealed for donations to help economically lesser privileged students.  

IITs and IISc fall in QS rankings for 2021, week after similar THE performance

IIT Delhi and Bombay and IISc Bangalore — all three are Institutes of Eminence in India — slip in the QS Rankings while maintaining top-200 positions.

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The Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi

Don’t make distinction between India’s fallen heroes. Find a fitting way to pay tribute

The entire stretch from the India Gate to the National War Memorial must be dedicated to recognise our fallen soldiers as the Amar Jawan Park.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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