Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: IIT-Kharagpur

Twitter calls IIT Kharagpur 2022 calendar ‘mumbo-jumbo’, creator says it’s ‘colonial hangover’

Conceptualised by the Indian Knowledge Systems Centre, calendar challenges the ‘Aryan invasion theory’ through evidence ‘embedded in the Vedas’ to debunk ‘Western teachings’.

IIT Kharagpur receives over 1,600 placement offers, highest salary Rs 2.4 crore

Twenty-two other students got offers in the CTC range of Rs 0.9-2.4 cr. Over 245 companies including Google, Microsoft, Uber participated in the first phase of the placement session.

IIT Kharagpur student spoofed IDs, faked profiles, morphed nudes to harass Delhi minors, arrested

The accused, Mahavir Kumar, stalked and blackmailed 50 students and teachers of a prominent school in Delhi. He was arrested from his Patna residence after a 2-month probe.

JEE-Advanced postponed in view of Covid situation

According to officials at IIT-Kharagpur, the revised date of examination will be announced at an appropriate time.

Nobody gets the IIT story right, 3 Idiots, TVF, to Netflix’s Alma Matters

Alma Matters places students before you but forgets to critically contextualise what they are saying about toxic IIT culture, or more importantly, not saying.

Video shows IIT Kharagpur professor ‘abusing’ students, row over discrimination

In the video, the professor — Seema Singh from the department of humanities and social sciences — was seen calling the students of a preparatory class, “bloody b*^#@$%!”.

PM Modi asks IITs to develop infrastructure that can combat disasters like Uttarakhand floods

Addressing the 66th convocation of IIT-Kharagpur, PM Modi said IITs also need to transform from being just Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies.

India wants innovation, but arrests IIT grad who develops faster Tatkal ticket-booking app

India’s policy-shapers love to talk big on innovation and frequently use words like AI, machine-learning and blockchain. But the lived realities of innovators are very different.

IIT Kharagpur unveils COVIRAP, a Covid test that costs Rs 500 & delivers results in 1 hour

COVIRAP is a cuboid shaped device that uses a unique temperature-controlled system to screen for Covid-19.

IIT Kharagpur designs Covid test that is portable, costs Rs 400 a sample

The cuboid-shaped device is yet to be approved by ICMR, but the IIT team said trial tests threw up results that matched the results of an RT-PCR test.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.