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Workers in a fireworks factory in Sivakasi | Wiki

ISRO and IIT Madras can bring to life Sivakasi’s dying firecracker industry

Defence ministry too wants to indegenise ammunition production, and Tamil Nadu govt can use this to turn Sivakasi into a propellant manufacturing hub.
Manohar Parrikar

Everyone has an opinion, but no one is willing to take decisions: Manohar Parrikar in 2013

India's politicians lack the ability to take decisions, thus delaying issues that demand immediate action, Parrikar said in an interview with Shekhar Gupta in 2013.
File photo of Manohar Parrikar | Flickr

When Manohar Parrikar led a rebellion at IIT Bombay against sabudana pakoras

Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died Sunday after battling cancer for more than a year.
BJP

300 academics from JNU, IIT, BHU & other universities launch campaign for Modi re-election

The initiative is aimed at easing the somewhat uneasy relationship the Narendra Modi government has shared with the Indian academia.
File image of UPSC candidates standing in queue for inspection by police personnel outside an exam centre in Gurugram | PTI

Good news continues to pour in for IAS aspirants

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

IIT-Madras develops a unique kitchen laser using a carrot

Using techniques devised by C.V. Raman, the team has created a laser using a carrot, which is important because it answers the call for eco-friendly devices.
Students of Panjab University during annual convocation (representational image) | Commons

Govt hikes research fellowship by 20% after protests by scholars

The hike — lowest since 2010 — however, has not gone down well with research scholars. It kicks in with effect from 1 January 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit Jammu and Kashmir on 3 February: Ram Madhav 

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said Modi is set to address a mega rally in Jammu & will inaugurate projects worth thousands of crores in J&K next month. 
IIT Bombay | Twitter

For upper caste quota, IITs will add 3,000 seats and central varsities over a lakh

With govt set to implement 10% quota from the coming session, institutes will have to increase seats by 25% so that the current reservation is not affected.
A conference in IIT Bombay (Representational image)

To make engineers ‘employment ready’, India’s technical colleges draw inspiration from IITs

Around 10,000 technical institutes affiliated to AICTE are set to introduce the flipped classroom teaching method from 2019-20 academic session.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.