Indian Gvt. to Launch 13 New Central Universities

Indian Gvt. to Launch 13 New Central Universities

With more and more people taking up higher education the need of establishing new colleges and universities has become essential, especially in the semi-urban towns and rural areas. Keeping this in mind, the cabinet has given nod to establish 13 new central universities all over India. What is it? Cabinet approved an expenditure of Rs 3,639.32 crore to set up 13 new Central Universities, each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa,…

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IIT Hyderabad Launches Artificial Intelligence B.Tech Course

IIT Hyderabad Launches Artificial Intelligence B.Tech Course

Artificial Intelligence or AI has caught the world by storm. There isn’t an avenue left which hasn’t been touched by AI. Hence, it has become extremely important for students to be well-versed with it. Keeping this in mind, IIT Hyderabad is offering a B.Tech course in AI, reports The Hindusthan Times. What is it? Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has done the unthinkable. In a major step, the premier institute has launched a full-fledged BTech…

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How Research Changed This Decade

How Research Changed This Decade

Science and technology went through a massive change in the last decade. Although much of the devices and technologies we are using it today where there 10 years ago but the way we use have been revolutionized. This explains how research in science and technology has changed and the passing decade is making the way for “Revolution 2020” one of the things written by APJ Abdul Kalam in his book. Science writers Emma Duncan and Matthew Prior explained this…

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Maharashtra Board Allows Home Schooling

Maharashtra Board Allows Home Schooling

School is an essential part of every kid’s life. In fact, we spend most of our lives in the shackles of a school. While some like it others like the Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore hate it. Well, he isn’t alone most kids hate school life. Even those who like it, are generally there for the love of having a friend. So, it’s almost universal that kids abhor the school curriculum. The tedious and tiresome…

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Doordarshan Launches DD Science

Doordarshan Launches DD Science

Science learning has become essential for the common man, especially for youngsters and kids. For this, we need science on television. Not just as offbeat news but a full scale free of cost channel. One that can reach the masses. Keeping this in mind, the national television broadcasting forum Doordarshan has launched a science channel, DD Science. What is it? Two new science communication platforms — DD Science and India Science — were launched by…

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India Government Promoting Research & Retaining Researchers

India Government Promoting Research & Retaining Researchers

The Indian Government will be focusing on researchers as they are planning to promote research. The Union HRD Minister announced this initiative at the Indian Science Congress. What is it? Union HRD minister Parkash Javedkar has said that NDA government is focusing a lot of research and retaining researchers in the country while also working to bring academia, researchers and industry on one platform so that target of brain gain for the country can be…

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NCERT to Reduce Syllabus by 10-15% from 2019

NCERT to Reduce Syllabus by 10-15% from 2019

The burden of a heavy curriculum is the most gruesome thing that plagues Indian school students. Now, NCERT has found a way to reduce this pressure. Coming this year, they are going to substantially reduce the syllabus. Here are the key features of the new changes as put forward by Tanvi Patel in an article on The Better India. Representative image. Source: Biswarup Ganguly/ Wikimedia Commons. 1. Beginning from the academic year 2019-2020, the content of the…

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Rs 150 Crore Microbe Project to Uncover Links to Diseases

Rs 150 Crore Microbe Project to Uncover Links to Diseases

Diseases and their causative agents are often linked to one another. More often than not this link is due to the microbes present in our body and the environment. So, the bacteria and virus around us hold the key to a healthy life. This is what scientists in the National Centre Cell Science in Pune are trying to find out in a 150 crore Microbe Project. Already prevalent in the west, this one of kind…

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National Award Winning Class VIII Student Develops a 10 Rupee Microscope

National Award Winning Class VIII Student Develops a 10 Rupee Microscope

Innovation is the key to new inventions and everyone can do that. Class VIII student Dnyaniraje V Suryanwanshi proved that when she created a 10 rupee microscope. This is her story. What is it? National award-winning Class VIII student from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, Dnyaniraje V Suryanwanshi, who was here today to attend the opening of the Children Science Congress at Lovely Professional University, has developed a portable and easy to make a microscope. It takes…

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Hit Offbeat Online Courses of 2018

Hit Offbeat Online Courses of 2018

As we know it, online courses are the new trend in the education sector and quite an effective trend. There are virtually courses on anything under the sun. While new skills and technical courses like AI, Blockchain, cryptocurrency are the most sought-after programmes, there are some exceptions. Offbeat courses like dog psychology, animal welfare etc. have also gained momentum. Here’s a list of few such offbeat courses which rocked the boat in 2018. Dog emotion and…

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