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Mumbai University goes desi, faculty to wear Shivaji's robe and Nana's red topi for convocation

A poly-khadi material will be used to make the costumes for comfort and to maintain a 'swadeshi' touch to the attire. The fabric for the robe will be purchased from small-scale khadi gram industries

Published on 24th October 2019
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This UPSC aspirant from Karnataka has spotted more than 500 bird species across India!

Kiran Bagade, an avid birdwatcher, talks about how he fell in love with ornithology, the subtle art of bird ringing and how it helps in studying a particular breed of birds — and climate change

Published on 17th October 2019
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They are active Maoists, recruited cadres: Bombay HC refuses bail to 3 activists in Bhima-Koregaon case

The police booked the three and several other activists under the provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Published on 15th October 2019
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Kadri Gopalnath passes away at 69: A disciple's ode to the greatest saxophone teacher, ever

Dr Sumanth Swaminathan, his student from New York, wrote a blog about his experience of learning from the great musician. We look back at Sumanth's loved memories of his beloved Kadri Mama

Published on 11th October 2019
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IIT Madras students develop drone-based tech to spot survivors during disasters and fetch rescue ASAP

IIT M students have used data from previous disasters to programme a system that uses a set of drones to find people who may be trapped and send their locations to rescue forces in real-time

Published on 9th October 2019
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India's Solar Man Chetan Solanki inspired a million people to go solar on Gandhi Jayanti. Here's how

This Gandhi Jayanti, this IIT Bombay professor encouraged people to power down and use solar power so that we have a semblance of a future to look forward to

Published on 8th October 2019
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Indian universities need to 'blow their trumpets' to improve global rankings: QS officials

While the country has many notable academic achievements, most of these remain unknown to the outside world

Published on 6th October 2019
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Did you know that the man who gave Gandhi his last meal is still alive in Chennai?

Kalyanam's friend, Neelacantan tells us about how he came in touch with Gandhi and what their relationship was like

Published on 2nd October 2019
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HRD asks IITs to come up with an action plan to improve national, international rankings

This year, three Indian institutes —IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore had found spots among the top 200 in the prestigious world university rankings released by QS

Published on 30th September 2019
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This song by IIT Delhi alumni will instigate their insti-mates to raise USD 1 billion. Here's how

The video celebrates the successful IITians who graduated from the Delhi campus — from Chetan Bhagat to Binny Bansal and more

Published on 27th September 2019
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SC wants to regulate Facebook, WhatsApp; asks Centre for guidelines to curb misuse of social media

Neither the apex court nor the high court is competent to decide this scientific issue and it is for the government to come up with appropriate guideline to deal with these issues

Published on 24th September 2019
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From rare circulars to a piece of the Berlin Wall, here's why you MUST visit IIT Madras' Heritage Archives

IIT Madras is one of Chennai's most renowned institutes, and it turns 60 this month. A 'historic' exbibition is the perfect tribute for the occasion!

Published on 24th September 2019
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Students protest outside Amitabh Bachchan's house over his tweet supporting Mumbai Metro project

The 76-year-old Bollywood icon, himself a face of several environmental campaigns, is facing flak from certain quarters for coming out in support of the Metro project

Published on 19th September 2019
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Haryana Police bags Excellence Award for women's grievance app Durga Shakti

The app was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal on July 12, 2018, along with Durga Shakti Rapid Action Force

Published on 19th September 2019
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Issue of linking social media profiles with Aadhaar needs to be decided at the earliest: SC

The bench further said it will not go into the merits of the case and would simply decide the transfer petition filed by Facebook

Published on 14th September 2019

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