Sridhar Ramaswamy, Vivek Raghunathan

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Former Google Employee & An IITian To launch An Ad-Free Search Engine 'Neeva'

Former Google employee and an IITian, Vivek Raghunathan and Sridhar Ramaswamy are planning to roll out new ad-free search engine ’Neeva'. Ramaswamy, the CEO of Neeva said that the ad-burden has diluted the concept of consumer needs, and is planning to launch 'Neeva' in the coming months. However, the private search engine will gradually be launched in Western Europe, Australia and India. Reportedly the California-based platform has already… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 06:49 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Search Engine, Ad-Free, Neeva, IIT, Google

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Goa CM Pramod Sawant

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant Withdraws IIT Campus Proposal At Shel-Melauli

Bowing to public opposition, Goa CM Pramod Sawant on January 15  withdrew the proposal to construct the Indian Institute of Technology's (IIT) Goa campus at the Shel-Melauli village. Reportedly, the government will be establishing the IIT Campus at another location. Besides, the CM clarified the move was not an election stunt. Earlier, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had written to the CM requesting a revocation of the proposal.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 03:44 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Pramod Sawant, Goa government, IIT, Protests

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Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

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Goa Health Minister Requests CM To Drop IIT Campus Proposal

Opposing Goa government's proposal for establishing an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Shel-Melaulim, the state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has written a letter to CM Pramod Sawant on January 12. Rane pleaded the CM to revoke his proposal and withdraw police complaints… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 08:09 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Pramod Sawant, Goa government, IIT, Protests

Courtesy: NDTV

IIT Kharagpur develops UAV

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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Build 5G-equipped Drone For No Network Area

IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised 5G infrastructure-equipped drones, which can function as airborne mobile telecommunication towers. Capable to perform in zero network areas by switching the location, the drones can also yield rescue-based services by reaching out to survivors at a disaster-affected location in less time. They restore the services by relaying data to rescue servers located far away from the distress area. The researchers… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 08:30 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: iit kharagpur, IIT, Drone, innovation, 5G

Courtesy: India Times

Local protest against state government's IIT project

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Goa Government Demarcates IIT Project Land Despite Locals Protests

Despite ongoing protests, the Goa Government has demarcated land for the IIT campus on January 5 with heavy police deployment. Reportedly, the proposed IIT campus at Shel-Melaulim village in Sattari taluka of North Goa is being opposed by the residents fearing displacement. The locals-police clash in the pockets of Goa were also witnessed after the villagers surfaced that the teams have deceitfully completed the survey, while they were kept… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 11:43 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Pramod Sawant, IIT, Protests, Goa, Land Acquisition

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Vice President

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Vice President Appeals To Withdraw Gender Bias From STEM related Professions

India's Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu on January 5 has appealed for equalizing racial difference in STEM-related jobs i.e. in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths-related professions. He stated that India creates the world's highest numbers of STEM graduates women i.e. 40%, but the employment rate is quite poor at 14% which requires improvement. "Due to the government's effort, the number of girl students at the IIT rose from 8% in… read-more

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 08:13 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu, STEM, IIT

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Ramesh Pokhriyal

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Engineering Courses From IITs, NITs In Mother Tongue From 2021

The Education Ministry on November 26 announced that the IITs and the NITs would offer engineering courses in mother tongue. The decision, taken at a high-level review meeting, will come into effect from the next academic session. "A few IITs and NITs are being shortlisted for the same," a senior official said. Nine regional languages have already been proposed for JEE (Main) examination. However, for JEE (Advance), the decision is pending.… read-more

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 12:48 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: IIT, NITs, Education news, engineering student

Courtesy: Times Now

 Atuvik cooking stove

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IIT Mandi Introduces 'Atuvik' Stove to Reduce Pollution; Prices Start At Rs 4500

To curb air-pollution and usage of firewood, The faculties of IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh have launched a new cooking stove, 'Atuvik'. The product is primarily developed for regions at higher altitudes. The affordable cooking stove, which is priced between Rs 4500-Rs 10,000, helps to increase the availability of oxygen for combustion. The product has won a social innovation award and support from the state government as well.

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 06:44 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: iit mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Atuvik, IIT

Courtesy: India Today

Students who cracked IIT from Patwatoli village

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Bihar: Patwatoli Village Has An Engineer In Almost Every Household

In an unusual story, almost every household of the Patwatoli village in Gaya district of Bihar has either an IIT student or an IIT alumni. From the village, in which about all the families are involved in gamcha and bedsheet weaving businesses, a total of 250 students have cracked into the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). Despite of the slim profit-margin, families even take loans to back their wards to take coaching-classes.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 11:51 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Gaya, IIT, Higher education, Bihar Assembly Elections, weavers

Courtesy: India Times

JEE Advanced

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COVID-induced JEE Advanced Dropouts Allowed To Reappear Next Year

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to allow 'JEE Advanced 2020' dropouts to reappear in 2021. This is for those who failed to appear for the JEE Advanced 2020 after registration due to the pandemic. The candidates will not have to appear for the JEE Mains 2021 and the existing eligibility criteria will be followed. Reportedly, only 1.5 lakh of the 2.5 lakh eligible candidates had appeared for the examination.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 02:39 AM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: JEE Advance, IIT, Examination, Covid-19, Joint Admission Board

Courtesy: The Indian Express