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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.
File photo of IIT-Delhi | Commons

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.
IIT Delhi

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.
(Top row from left) Govt of India secretaries Ajay Kumar, K. Sivan; (bottom row from left) Ajay Bhushan Pandey, K. Shivaji and Nagendra Nath Sinha | Image: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

55% of Modi govt’s top secretaries have science background, about half of them IITians

Of 84 secretaries & directors at top of civil service, 46 are science graduates, 28 are engineers, and 22 are from 4 IITs — Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Bombay.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Photo: ANI

Modi promises ease of doing business to graduating students at IIT Delhi convocation

In a virtual address at IIT Delhi’s convocation, Modi looks to encourage students to work on start-ups and focus on improving Indian citizens’ ease of living.
Lab technicians produce Covid-19 diagnostic kits in a laboratory in Faridabad

Antibiotic Teicoplanin 10 times more effective than Covid drugs like HCQ, says IIT Delhi study

Teicoplanin is an FDA-approved glycopeptide antibiotic, which is regularly used for treating Gram-positive bacterial infections with low toxicity profile in humans.
IIT Delhi campus

JEE Advanced registration window is open now, last date 17 September

JEE Advanced will take place on 27 September. Top 2,50,000 candidates who have qualified JEE Main will be eligible to sit for the exam.
File photo of IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao | Twitter

IIT Delhi appeals to alumni, ‘good Samaritans’ to arrange transport for JEE Advanced aspirants

In a Facebook post, IIT Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao also said the institute will soon start a portal to coordinate the efforts to arrange transport for JEE aspirants.

On Camera

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021 | Twitter @BJP4India

India’s vaccine diplomacy is falling apart. Why PM Modi can’t convince EU to waive patents

While Modi waxed eloquent on India-EU trade talks, European leaders were unhappy at US for supporting Delhi's demand to waive Covid vaccine patents.

India’s petrol, diesel demand expected to be better than 2020 despite second Covid wave

While a raft of bearish calls predicting even worse demand this month has emerged after fuel consumption plunged in April, a closer look reveals marked differences from last year.

Defence

Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Gen Rawat and Lt Gen Anil Puri | ThePrint

With formal appointments in, this is how the Department of Military Affairs will function

With uniformed officers being given joint secretary ranks, all files will no longer need to be moved to the Secretary of Dept of Military Affairs for decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.