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#ThrowBackToday: On Rudyard Kipling's death anniversary, here's all you need to know about the author of The Jungle Book 

In today's #TBT, we inform you about all that you need to know about English poet and short story writer Rudyard Kipling, who was born in Bombay. Also, here's what Volkswagen has been accused of
 

Published on 18th January 2021
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Intellectuals protest in support of Amartya Sen after Visva Bharati University named him an illegal occupant on campus

The protest programme convened by theatre personality and West Bengal Minister for Science and Technology Bratya Basu, was held in front of the premises of Kolkata's Academy of Fine Arts

Published on 27th December 2020
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Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson engages with students at Chennai’s Great Lakes Institute

It is important to look at the common value component of public goods on auctions, which are the features that affect everybody’s valuation, the Nobel Prize winner said

Published on 17th December 2020
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Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Prize for his autobiographical novel 'Shuggie Bain'

Dubai-based Indian-origin writer Doshi, who was shortlisted among the final six authors for her debut novel Burnt Sugar, lost out on the top prize

Published on 20th November 2020
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Slow Clap: If Bali institute can take coconuts as fees, Indian institutions could consider accepting onions

A Bali college is accepting coconuts as fees. Why should India fall behind? We have the golden currency — onions

Published on 10th November 2020
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IIT Madras held its first ‘Mixed Reality’ Convocation on Sunday, 2,346 degrees awarded

This includes the highest number of PhDs awarded in an academic year – 353, which includes PhDs, Joint Degree PhDs with foreign institutions and Dual Degree PhDs

Published on 26th October 2020
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American economists share 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics was on Monday awarded to American economists, Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats

Published on 12th October 2020
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Women show the way: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Researchers need to modify genes in cells if they are to find out about life's inner workings. This used to be time-consuming, difficult and sometimes impossible work

Published on 7th October 2020
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IIT Bombay's revolutionary VR convocation will let your avatar get a degree, chill with friends around campus

The 58th convocation of IIT Bombay will be held on August 23, 1.30 pm onwards in "a virtual reality mode" with personalised avatars of the students

Published on 20th August 2020
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This Indian-origin US medical student's site tells stories of frontline workers who are battling COVID every single day

US-based Vibhu Krishna's work really took off on Instagram and has managed to get support from artists, other medicos and people who love reading these stories of pith, struggle and great moments

Published on 24th June 2020
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Forget unfair, here's why Pondicherry University's circular denying scholarships to protesters is 'unconstitutional'

The University has since removed the circular about cutting scholarship for students who participated in the fee hike protest from the website after it was heavily criticised by the student communitY

Published on 27th May 2020
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Telangana school in bind over reports it asked students to write film actors' names in general knowledge textbook

Teaching about personalities who won prestigious awards like the Padma Bhushan or Nobel prize is okay but it is not necessary to ask about names of film heroes

Published on 11th May 2020
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Bob Dylan's album with new music to be released on June 19, first time in eight years

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Dylan had announced a US tour, which is unlikely to happen amid the ongoing crisis

Published on 9th May 2020
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IIT Guwahati team develops material that can selectively separate oil and water

An IIT Guwahati research team  has developed hierarchically structured graphene oxide nanosheets that can selectively separate oily or aqueous contaminates from respective emulsions

Published on 22nd April 2020
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Water Warriors: Had Gandhi seen the privatisation of India's water, he would have protested today, says Waterman Rajendra Singh

On World Water Day, the Waterman of India and winner of prestigious awards Rajendra Singh invokes in us a need to respect the five elements of nature to not just conserve water, but also mankind

Published on 16th March 2020

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