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Sugarcane farmers in the western UP region of Bagpat are angry at the delay in payment | Photo: Shankar Arnimesh | ThePrint

All-women IIT team develops improved treatment for fungal eye infection that affects farmers

Infected vegetable matter can cause fungal infection in eyes called fungal keratitis in farmers, which can also cause blindness. Natamycin is the only FDA-approved drug used to treat it.
PM Narendra Modi interacting with the doctors and officials of Varanasi through video conferencing in New Delhi, on 21 May 2021 | PTI

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.
File photo of Independence Day celebration at IISc | Twitter | @iiscbangalore

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.
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Fauci dismissed IIT-Delhi Covid paper as ‘outlandish’ — what it said & why it was withdrawn

IIT Delhi team claimed SARS-CoV-2 had 4 'inserts' in spike protein that are similar to those in HIV, a highly unlikely occurrence in nature. Scientific community refutes these conclusions.
Road safety expert Dinesh Mohan | Twitter | @Dipankar_cpiml

Dinesh Mohan, IIT professor & leading road safety expert behind Delhi’s BRT, dies of Covid

Dinesh Mohan was known for his research on road safety and work in areas of advancing motorcycle helmet design.
Vinod Khosla | Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Vinod Khosla, Delhivery offer help with oxygen as India fights Covid

Khosla Sunday tweeted that he is willing to fund hospitals in India that need the help to import planeloads of oxygen or medical supplies.
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IITs tell govt it’s difficult to offer degrees in regional language, NITs more open to idea

Under its new National Education Policy, the government has been pushing for courses in mother tongue. AICTE has already given go-ahead to its affiliates.
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IIT-Delhi wants to set up campus abroad, asks for ‘clear directions’ from education ministry

Under UGC regulations, IIT-Delhi will have to submit a 5-yr and a 10-yr strategic plans to set up a foreign campus, with details on infrastructure, staff recruitment, student admissions.
People residing in the makeshift camp at Yamuna sports complex in Delhi perform yoga earlier this week

How regular yoga practice led to peace of mind, less anxiety during lockdown — IIT Delhi study

According to the study, long-term yoga practitioners reported higher personal control and lower illness concern about Covid-19, when compared to mid-term or beginner levels.
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Does bhasma heal neurodegenerative diseases? Can Yoga aid nervous system? IIT-D to find out

IIT Delhi is collaborating with the All India Institute of Ayurveda on 7 projects that will focus on various Ayurvedic formulations and practices.

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken | Photo: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.
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Forget petrol & diesel, prices of edible oils have soared even higher in June, July

Edible oils have seen a sharp rise in prices in last 6 months despite govt efforts to cool off rates by reducing high tax levies. June fuel inflation was 12.68%, while edible oil inflation was at 34.78%.

Defence

File photo | A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.