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IIT Madras faculty develop AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages  

This is a unique attempt in Academia to develop and publicly release such large scale multilingual AI models containing millions of parameters trained on billions of tokens from Indian languages

Published on 22nd September 2020
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Trafficking Jam: Why India's human trafficking problem has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every time there has been a crisis, the number of trafficked children have erupted and this pandemic might not paint a different picture but are we equipped enough to handle it?

Published on 7th September 2020
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Filmmaker Munmun Dhalaria's documentaries are a peek into the Himalayan communities' response to COVID-19

We spoke to documentary filmmaker Munmun Dhalaria to know more about the projects she has been working on during the pandemic

Published on 12th September 2020
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How Odisha Knowledge Corp has helped youngsters hold on to their jobs during the pandemic 

The pandemic-induced job losses have us all worried, especially the youth. But OKCL is doing all it can — while adhering to UN’s SDGs — to help the youngsters. This is how they are doing it

Published on 19th September 2020
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Students protest after AMU raises fees by upto 54 percent for foreign students for all courses

For the B.Tech course, the fee has been raised from $2600 to $4000 per annum. For BA (Hons), it has been revised from $925 to $1200

Published on 18th September 2020
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UK immigration minister streamlines visa route for Indian students across the globe

UK Immigration Minister Kevin Foster MP announced that a student route and child student route will open on Oct 5, 2020, to the best and brightest Indian students from across the globe

Published on 15th September 2020
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Dr Anil K Sood: Why investing in education and healthcare is vital to making Bharat truly Aatmanirbhar

While the government has been propagating the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, they have also invited foreign players to set up base in India and this makes things confusing, said Dr Anil K Sood

Published on 11th September 2020
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India needs coordinated policy response, more stimulus to battle COVID-19 impact: IMF

He said the IMF supports the government's responses to the pandemic, including fiscal stimulus with a focus on low-income workers and households

Published on 11th September 2020
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Microsoft-NASSCOM partnership to train 10 lakh students nationwide in AI by 2021

The online classes will include live demos, hands-on workshops and assignments through self-learning, virtual instructor-led training, and mentoring, will commence from September 21

Published on 10th September 2020
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This marketing initiative aims to help businesses adapt and survive in the changing business world

Etch was set up to support small businesses and start-ups survive in this chaotic economy and atmosphere that the Coronavirus and the following lockdown has resulted in

Published on 9th September 2020
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Subramanian Swamy: Only 51 per cent students wrote JEE Mains, all other numbers are false

Life must go on but at what cost? asked Swamy. The monsoon and the pandemic have caused havoc and this is not the right time to conduct the exams, he added

Published on 8th September 2020
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International Literacy Day: Why we need to look at literacy beyond the basic ability to read and write

Former IAS officer Swaran Singh explains why he believes that literacy is not an endpoint but a continuous process and has a definition that encompasses more than institutional learning

Published on 8th September 2020
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Centre, States will have to increase investment in research and innovation: President Kovind

President Kovind along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal among others participated in the Governor's Conference on National Education Policy

Published on 7th September 2020
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106% spike in AI-related job searches in 12 months: Report

Top skills in demand are Python, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and open source software TensorFlow

Published on 4th September 2020
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India has a worse underemployment problem than unemployment: Do India's youth need to be Aatmanirbhar to find the right job?

The unemployment data, at present, does not capture much but the level of unemployment. It does not measure whether the individual is employed for doing a job that matches his skill set the best

Published on 31st August 2020

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