Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicIIT Madras

Topic: IIT Madras

‘Want to upgrade myself’: Why 80-year-old Kochi engineer took IIT entrance test

Nandakumar Menon wants to pursue data science at IIT Madras. A mechanical engineer with specialisation in cryogenics, he wants to equip himself with ‘new-age skills’.

With focus on ‘real-world’ maths, IIT-Madras offers free web course to boost numerical literacy

The course, titled 'Out of the Box Thinking', is open to anyone aged 10 or above, and is aiming to reach one million students. First batch is scheduled to start on 1 July.

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

Drug patented in 1960s can halve recovery time in mild & moderate Covid cases, study finds

Citing the findings of a clinical trial involving 200 patients, a team of researchers has urged the Health Ministry to include antiviral drug Indomethacin in the country's Covid treatment protocols.

Anthrax ruled out as cause of deer death inside IIT-Madras campus

TN vet university says samples have tested negative, but IIT-M spokesperson says it's yet to receive official notification to this effect.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

How new IIT Madras centre will map human brains — one thin slice at a time

While MRI scans allow scientists to peek into a living brain, at the cellular level there is still a lot left to learn. This is where the new IIT-M centre will work.

Anthrax detected in deer carcass found on campus — IIT-Madras on alert, to start vaccinations soon

At least 4 deer have died on campus since Wednesday, samples from 3 were inconclusive. A team is observing the wildlife for symptoms of the disease, which can spread to humans.

IIT-Madras professor writes to PM Modi over ‘caste discrimination’ in institute, demands probe

Vipin P. Veetil, who has protested such ‘bias’ since 2021, alleges ‘sabotage’ of recruitment of SC/ST/OBC faculty by upper caste professors, threatens to go on hunger strike.

7 IITs in top 10 of govt’s Atal rankings for innovation, IIT Madras is No.1

Releasing the list, MoS Education Dr Subhas Sarkar said rankings will inspire institutions to 'reorient their mindset', promote innovation to achieve $5 trillion economy by 2025.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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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