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Topic: IIT Delhi

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.

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.

‘Urban Naxals’, religious conversion dominate IIT sessions on tribals under govt campaign

Webinars organised under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan meant for rural and tribal development have featured numerous speakers allegedly propounding the RSS line.

Govt initiates plan for IITs and other top Indian institutes to open campuses abroad

IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao says the Ministry of Education has already written to them, asking if they are interested in taking it up and how they plan to do it.

DRDO sets up 5-member committee to overhaul its labs to meet future defence needs

The committee has been given 45 days to submit its report. Headed by IIT-Delhi director, the panel is aimed at streamlining DRDO labs and bringing about a change in how it works.

IIT-Delhi’s RT-PCR kit, with base price of Rs 399, opens new avenue for cheaper Covid tests

The test kit has received approvals from ICMR and the Drug Controller General of India.

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.

These are the new ways IITs will assess students due to graduate this year

IITs in Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bombay, Kharagpur, Roorkee have come up with new ways of evaluation in the wake of the ‘unprecedented circumstances’.

7 IITs won’t take part in Times world rankings this year, raise ‘transparency’ issue

IITs in Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur & Roorkee said if Times can convince them about transparency in its ranking process, they will rethink next year.

On Camera

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
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.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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