Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicIIT Kanpur

Topic: IIT Kanpur

‘Choose challenge over convenience,’ PM Modi urges IIT graduates to begin work on new India

Speaking at the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT Kanpur, Modi told the fresh graduates to take over the reins of the country and give it direction for the next 25 years.

Uttar Pradesh began declining after the 1980s. Old industrial cities played a big role

From role models to economic opportunities, small districts depended on Uttar Pradesh's cities in a big way.

India headed for ‘small bump’ in August, 3rd Covid wave peak in November, US model shows

Michigan University professor Bhramar Mukherjee also says speculation about third wave hitting children is just that, but it is important to explore vaccinations for paediatric groups.

How IIT-Kanpur scientist & alumnus helped develop world-class ventilator in 90 days

At Off The Cuff, IIT-Kanpur alumnus & entrepreneur Srikant Sastri and IIT-Kanpur scientist Amitabha Bandyopadhyay talk about startups in India & their world-class ventilator

Remote meetings, scramble for parts — how IIT-backed startup built ventilators in lockdown

New book reveals how the IIT Kanpur-backed Noccarc Robotics developed a low-cost ventilator during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

Indian innovation begins in small towns and IITs. Covid ventilators were no different

In ‘The Ventilator Project’, Srikant Sastri and Amitabha Bandyopadhyay write about how IIT-K’s Nocca Robotics built an ICU ventilator to save Covid patients.

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.

IBM made IIT Kanpur what it is. It just returned the favour with CEO Arvind Krishna

IBM machines at IIT Kanpur gave rise to computer programming in India. Arvind Krishna's appointment is a reminder of how the IIT Kanpur and IBM are joined at the hip.

IIT Kanpur professor at centre of Faiz row is a ‘love jihad’ critic, gau raksha proponent

Vashi Mant Sharma says he doesn’t subscribe to any particular ideology, but he complained against students singing ‘Hum Dekhenge’ because Faiz was a Pakistani.

BJP’s blame game, Modi’s ‘katti’ diplomacy and his obsession with Pakistan

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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