Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: MIT

Land for a ‘Pakistani IIT’ is now a Bakra Mandi

Information Technology University’s former vice-chancellor Umar Saif tweeted an image of the land allotted in 2013 'to build a little MIT for Pakistan’.

US team including 2 teenagers discovers ‘planetary lab’ with a rocky super-earth

The planetary system has been discovered around star HD 108236 that’s just 200 light years away. It could provide insights into planetary evolution.

MIT professor charged with fraud for hiding millions in China grants

Gang Chen, a naturalised US citizen from China, was charged with wire fraud, making a false statement in a tax return and failing to disclose a foreign bank account.

US govt reverses decision to curb foreign student visas after fight with Harvard, MIT

US agrees to rescind last week’s requirement that foreign students take at least one in-person class even as colleges prepare online-only coursework.

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authority to stop new student visa restrictions

Students on existing visas who wish to remain in the US must transfer to a school with in-person instruction or attend a college that offers both remote and on-campus learning.

MIT professor’s stake in biotech firm Moderna Inc on brink of topping $1 billion

Bob Langer’s 3.2% holding rose to $934.3 million Monday after the firm reported encouraging early trial results for an experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

MIT ties up with Italian design company for Covid-19 ICUs

Architects have designed mobile hospitals in order to provide intensive care to the patients of coronavirus, which can increase their chance of survival.

Know coding like you know alphabets — Modi govt’s scientific education vision for students

Modi govt has started conducting CodeIndia workshops as it plans a new school-level curriculum in computer programming.

MIT under scanner over financial ties with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

MIT’s Media Lab had deep financial relations with Jeffrey Epstein, who helped it raise $7.5 million. Following the revelations, Joi Ito, director of the lab, resigned.

Govt ties up with MIT for online training of employees in public policy, governance

The MIT move is part of govt's Integrated Government Online Training Programme, which will help officers of Group B, C and D.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.