IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 are IIT-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This is the first time three Indian institutions have made it to the list since it started ranking universities in 2004. While IIT-Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172, IIT-B’s rank rose 40 places to…

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INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

Following on the instruction of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and ICFRE are observing the World Environment Day 2017 at national level. It is being celebrated as an annual event on every June 5 since 1973 to make people aware about the environmental issues and negative changes in environment due to human activities and encourage them to be proactive in environmental protection, to make their surroundings safe and clean. World Environment Day was first established to be celebrated by the United Nations General…

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NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

In a pair of studies, scientists at the National Institutes of Health explored how the human brain stores and retrieves memories. One study suggests that the brain etches each memory into unique firing patterns of individual neurons. Meanwhile, the second study suggests that the brain replays memories faster than they are stored.The studies were led by Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon-researcher at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Persons with drug resistant epilepsy in protocols studying surgical resection of their seizure focus at the NIH’s…

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I’ve forgotten Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin: Mona Singh on success, career and Mumbai

I’ve forgotten Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin: Mona Singh on success, career and Mumbai

Mona Singh came to Mumbai from Pune and debuted on television with Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin in 2003. Fourteen years have passed since then, and Mona is thankful for how far she has come in her career. “I never planned all this. I saw myself as an actor who is famous, known and who people love. That was my ultimate dream before I came to Mumbai and now when I look back and talk about Jassi… I have forgotten Jassi, how it was, what did I do in the show,…

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Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Sue Pember argues AGAINST The Conservative and Labour manifestos both advocate investing more in the future of young people and both embrace the concept of lifelong learning, which is to be applauded. However, the way they suggest this can be achieved is different and one of the main variations is around Institutes of Technology. Conservatives would make them degree level institutes and Labour would not create them at all but invest in more teachers instead….

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Two CIPET institutes, plastic engineering will be opened in Haryana soon

Two CIPET institutes, plastic engineering will be opened in Haryana soon

Given the scarcity of plastic engineers in the country, two central institute of plastic engineering and technology centers will be opened in Haryana soon. For this, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has prepared the draft. According to information received from the Ministry, there is a shortage of about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country. Even before the Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister has said that according to a survey, there are about 10 lakh plastic engineers and technicians in the country, whereas less than two lakh…

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Foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes

Foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes

The Centre is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind program next month wherein foreign and NRI scientists can work in the country’s scientific institutions for a period of one to three months. The program titled ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research’ (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. The aim of the program is to expose the students to global research culture. The scientists selected under this program will be a cut above the rest in their respective fields. The faculty will…

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NRI, foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes: Government

NRI, foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes: Government

PTI | Updated: May 24, 2017, 05.26 AM IST VAJRA is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students…. Read More NEW DELHI: The Centre is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind programme next month wherein foreign and NRI scientists can work in the country’s scientific institutions for a period of one to three months. The programme titled ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research’ (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. “The aim of the…

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Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutes in Sindh will now be closed for the summer holidays from the first day of Ramazan. A notification issued by the Sindh government stated that all public and private educational institutes across the province will be observing their summer vacations from the 1st of Ramazan, said to begin at the end of this month, till July 31. Educational institutes will thus reopen on August 1. The reasons given for the change in the dates of the summer break are the high temperatures prevalent…

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Tens of thousands of Chinese firms, institutes affected in WannaCry global cyberattack

Tens of thousands of Chinese firms, institutes affected in WannaCry global cyberattack

15 May 2017 Tens of thousands of Chinese companies and institutions – including several major firms in Hong Kong – have been crippled by a global cyberattack as people returned to work on Monday. On mainland China, almost 30,000 organisations were affected, with universities bearing the brunt of the attack by ransomware WannaCry over the weekend, according to Chinese media reports. More than 4,300 educational institutions were infected by the malware, the reports said, citing data from cybersecurity giant Qihoo 360’s Threat Intelligence Centre. Government services, hospitals, shopping malls and…

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