Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicIIT Delhi

Topic: IIT Delhi

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.

IIT-Delhi researchers develop ‘cheaper’ test kits for COVID-19, undergoing clinical trial

Researchers won’t comment on the potential cost difference, but say if approved, the kit will make testing for the coronavirus widely available.

IIT-Delhi offers help to alumni studying abroad where colleges have been shut amid COVID-19

The institute tweeted Thursday, asking its alumni to contact them if they are unable to find accommodation after they were asked to vacate university or college hostels.

Parliamentary panel pulls up Modi govt, asks why DU, JNU get less money than IITs, IIMs

The panel’s assessment is backed by HRD ministry data, which states over 50% of govt funds for higher education went to 3% of students between 2016 & 2018.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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