Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: IIT Delhi

Nearly 1,000 drones by IIT-Delhi startup to feature during Beating Retreat ceremony

Defence ministry officials claimed that India will be the 4th country to put up an indigenously designed and conceptualised drone show of this size after China, Russia & US.

IIT Delhi gets record 1,250 job offers this year, average salaries up by 20%

There has been a 45 per cent increase in the number of job offers to graduates, as compared to last year. 

IIT Delhi beats UC Berkeley & University of Chicago in Times employability rankings, ranks 27th

The other institutes that made it to the top 100 are IISc, Bengaluru and IIT Bombay. IIT Delhi & Bombay also ranked among the top 150 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

US-based software entrepreneur Anant Yardi donates $10 million to alma mater IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi director Ramagopal Rao says donation is meant for AI school established last year, calls it a 'generous gift' that'll help build better solutions.

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.

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.

Fauci dismissed IIT-Delhi Covid paper as ‘outlandish’ — what it said & why it was withdrawn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

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.

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.

On Camera

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PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

American SiG Sauer rifle fine for Army—for now. Indian firms should be Modi govt’s priority

The repeat order of SiG 716 rifles from the US shows that Army is in desperate need of modern rifles. But the govt shouldn't depend on foreign supplies too much.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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