Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities. This was revealed in the latest QS World University Rankings 2018, an official said here on Thursday. While IISc Bangalore has climbed from 190 to 152 this year, IIT-Delhi moved from 172 to 185, while IIT-Bombay jumped from 219 to 179 this year — or among the top one per cent of approximately 26,000 universities surveyed globally. “The…

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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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Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two schools in the UK are testing the use of body cameras worn by teachers in order to deter bad behavior in the classroom. The move is part of an “unstoppable” trend for the adoption of this technology, says criminal justice researcher Tom Ellis, who revealed the existence of the three-month trials in a report for The Conversation. According to Ellis, the cameras are optional, only turned on when it is “legitimate, proportionate, and necessary,” and are intended to help teachers resolve conflicts and reduce low-level disturbances. “The cameras are…

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Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are being investigated by a major national inquiry into child abuse. Gordonstoun, the alma mater of the heir to the throne, and Fettes College – where the former Labour Prime Minister was a pupil – both feature in the statutory probe. Other private schools under investigation include Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Loretto School in Musselburgh and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. The boarding schools are being probed as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry into more than 60…

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Bears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preserves

Bears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preserves

President Barack Obama has unilaterally designated two new “national monument” nature preserves in the western US states of Nevada and Utah. The Bears Ears National Monument and the Gold Butte National Monument will protect areas rich in Native American artefacts from energy drilling. Some Republicans in those states are opposed to the move and say it amounts to a federal land-grab. It comes as Mr Obama attempts to secure his environmental legacy. Since the election of Republican Donald Trump as next US president, Mr Obama has moved to block new…

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One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts: fire dept

One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts: fire dept

One person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said. The explosions occurred at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres north of Tokyo, shortly after 11:30 am (0230 GMT), a fire department spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts. “One person was found dead,” the fire department spokesman told AFP, without elaborating further. Public broadcaster NHK said a body badly damaged in the blast was found at a bicycle parking space…

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National Cancer Institute Says Researchers Didn’t Quickly Tell FDA After Two Deaths in a Lymphoma Study

National Cancer Institute Says Researchers Didn’t Quickly Tell FDA After Two Deaths in a Lymphoma Study

BETHESDA, Md.—The National Cancer Institute has concluded that some of its lymphoma researchers failed to notify the Food and Drug Administration in a timely fashion about fungal infections that resulted in two deaths of patients in one of its research studies. The lab in question has been studying the effects of a cocktail of drugs on an often-fatal and very rare lymphoma of the central nervous system. When two patients died from an infection of a commonly occurring fungus called aspergillus in 2015, the lab and the NCI were supposed…

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Two major California research institutes will merge

Two major California research institutes will merge

One of the biggest nonprofit biomedical research outfits in the world is getting a new translational medicine research arm, aimed at speeding the conversion of basic research insights into novel medicines. Yesterday, officials at the Scripps Research Institute announced that it will merge with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr), which was launched in 2012 as a nonprofit version of a drug development company. Both Scripps and Calibr are headquartered in San Diego, California, and led by Scripps chemist Peter Schultz. In an interview yesterday, Schultz said that he…

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Two Blackburn faith schools top charts for GCSE progress

Two Blackburn faith schools top charts for GCSE progress

Two state faith schools in Blackburn topped national tables for the biggest improvement in their pupils’ performance in GCSE exams this year, with grammar schools trailing behind a string of comprehensives and faith schools. Tauheedul Islam girls’ high school in Blackburn came top for all schools in England using the government’s new Progress 8 measure of attainment,published on Thursday for the first time. It was followed in third place by Tauheedul Islam boys’ school, a free school established by the same Blackburn-based multi-academy trust. The girls’ school registered a Progress…

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‘One ticket-two finals’ leaves fans in two minds

‘One ticket-two finals’ leaves fans in two minds

Kolkata: Vedika Motwani is not fretting over a ticket for the final match. The diehard Virat Kohli is one of the lucky few to have got hold of one. Instead, she is worried because if she enters the stadium to watch the women’s final, she won’t be able to step outside the stadium for a break before going in to catch the all-important men’s final. This means that she will be cooped up inside the stadium for over nine hours. According to an International Cricket Council directive, a single ticket…

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