Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: IIT Delhi

Fauci dismissed IIT-Delhi Covid paper as ‘outlandish’ — what it said & why it was withdrawn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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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