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How can English be made more accessible to the underprivileged?

Dr Albert P' Rayan tells us about the discussions at the recent ELTAI Golden Jubilee English Language Teaching conference

Published on 22nd October 2019
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Why this short film will make you feel the pain of India's farmers

Yashowardhan Mishra, Director and Writer of short film Mandi talks about the agrarian crisis and the problems faced by farmers in India

Published on 22nd October 2019
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IIT Kharagpur's new 400-bed medical college to be inaugurated next year

The number of seats in the MBBS programme will be expanded to 100 in the second phase and postgraduate degrees will eventually be introduced

Published on 21st October 2019
Nanosatellite Telescope

This ex-IIT researcher's nanosatellite telescope can get better photos of space and is cheaper

The new technology could revolutionise the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even Earth-based telescopes

Published on 21st October 2019
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Is Agra University going to the dogs? 

The university has witnessed protests or dharnas almost on a daily basis, and suicide attempts have also been made in the past to highlight the state of its non-functioning, but to no avail

Published on 20th October 2019
IIT Madras

New IIT Foundation for accrediting engineering colleges in the country

The recently formed body will be free from any interference from the Ministry or IITs, according to sources

Published on 20th October 2019
IIT Madras Data science

Here's how IITMs's Data Science Course will provide a major boost to tackle shortage of data scientists in India 

A study found that while 1/3rd of top 400 Indian companies lacked state-of-the-art data analysis tools and personnel. Over 364,000 new jobs expected to be created in the field by 2020, in India

Published on 21st October 2019
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Instagram to group accounts you follow to make it easier to sort out your feed

Instagram's feed is based on an algorithm where it shows accounts that users interact with the most frequently at the top

Published on 21st October 2019
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Meet Pepe, the robot that's getting kids in a Kerala Govt School to wash their hands

Developed by Amrita University's Research Centre, Pepe is green in colour, has an animated mouth and eyes that move to give a sense to the kids that they are being watched

Published on 19th October 2019
University of Hyderabad

UoH departments cancel entrance tests, demand JRF instead for PhD admission: Who will be worst hit?  

Several marginalised students avail other scholarships and don't always qualify for JRF but the departments have said they will determine selection based on weightage of scholarship

 

Published on 18th October 2019
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The big test: Inside IIM Udaipur's interview-focused preparation zone

Payal Pitliya, Manager of Learning and Development at IIMU, talks about what goes into preparing students for an interview and why having a defined personality is the key to getting picked

Published on 18th October 2019
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Slow Clap: Why we love Abhijit Banerjee and his love for gareeb India

Kolkata-born American Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Price in Economics. And despite the fact that he left our shores ages back we still love him dearly. And post-Nobel fame, we always will

Published on 17th October 2019
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Now, you can study AI at the world's first-ever graduate level, research-based AI university in Abu Dhabi

Over the next decade, AI is set to have a transformational impact on the global economy, with experts estimating that, by 2030, AI could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy

Published on 17th October 2019
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We need to break gender stereotypes right from playschool: NCERT

The guidelines also have recommendations for playschools to ensure careful inclusion of children with disabilities

Published on 17th October 2019
Sugarcane bio-bricks | IIT Hyderabad

These researchers from IIT-H, KIIT just created eco-friendly bricks from sugarcane waste. Sweet!

The two researchers found that this brick can cut the 22% CO2 emitted by the construction sector in India, by using agro waste to make bricks. This makes it exceptionally sustainable

Published on 16th October 2019

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