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Indian scientists find Covid gene in wastewater — a breakthrough in tracking virus outbreak

The study conducted on Ahmedabad's wastewater paves the way for using wastewater-based epidemiology for real-time surveillance of Covid-19 in India.
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Modi govt rankings out — IIT-Madras best institution in India, Miranda House best college

The Modi government has criticised the emphasis global excellence lists place on peer perception to question their assessment of Indian institutes.

IIT, IISc global rankings fall: How can India attract foreign students, faculty to improve?

IIT-Delhi and Bombay, and IISc Bangalore, along with most of India’s higher education institutions slipped in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released Wednesday.
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JEE Mains application forms available again, students can apply until 24 May

The special window has been opened by the HRD ministry to help students who had to drop their plans to study abroad in the wake of the Covid pandemic. 
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Smokers could be living on edge of contracting Covid-19, say IIT study

The study also rings warning bells for asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 with anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste) to self-quarantine themselves.
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Foreign dream will have to wait as Covid-19 layoffs in US cast shadow on IIT, IIM placements

Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown has spawned a crisis of layoffs that has already affected millions in US, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases.
Among other things, the team is fighting rumours about the Covid-19 pandemic | Credit: Indian Scientists' Response to Covid-19

These scientists are not medical experts but are still trying to help fight coronavirus

A team of 400 scientists has joined India’s fight against Covid-19 with efforts to bust myths and help policymakers with research.
The IIT-Roorkee team that made the herbal hand sanitiser

The ideas and innovations IITs have come up with to help India fight coronavirus

Doctors, healthcare workers at the forefront of fight against coronavirus pandemic have complained about not having requisite gear and infrastructure to handle patient surge.
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WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, email — schools, colleges go digital to beat COVID-19 disruption

Schools and colleges across India have been shut down until at least 31 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with several institutes calling off or postponing exams.
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Brahmins on India’s elite campuses say studying science is natural to upper castes: Study

New study finds Brahmin domination in India's science stream and premier scientific institutions has led upper castes to say they are natural inheritors of science.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
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India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.