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NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

28 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

In a new development pertaining to the raging row around JEE, NEET examinations, ministers from six non-BJP-governed states filed a review plea in Supreme Court challenging the earlier order, that allowed the competitive tests to take place on schedule, despite worsening coronavirus situation.

IIT Hyderabad launches 'world's most affordable' respirator mask: Details here

28 Aug 2020

IIT Hyderabad launches 'world's most affordable' respirator mask: Details here

In a bid to help people protect themselves against COVID-19, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, has launched a novel respirator mask in the country.

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

NEET, JEE will be held as per schedule, orders SC

17 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE will be held as per schedule, orders SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking postponement of NEET-UG and JEE 2020 examinations, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, asserting that delaying the examinations would put "careers of students in peril."

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

29 Jul 2020

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

AIIMS Nagpur develops smart band to monitor COVID-19 patients

23 Jul 2020

AIIMS Nagpur develops smart band to monitor COVID-19 patients

In a bid to help with COVID-19 containment efforts, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur, has developed a smart wrist band.

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

23 Jul 2020

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

In light of the current coronavirus crisis, admission norms for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) have been relaxed, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday.

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

18 Jul 2020

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical experts have been emphasizing on the importance of aggressive and timely testing for effective containment.

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

17 Jul 2020

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

This year, the Class-12 percentage criteria for securing admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be relaxed for students qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced.

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

11 Jun 2020

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

On Thursday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiled the NIRF rankings for the year 2020.

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

11 May 2020

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the National Testing Agency, is one of the toughest exams in India.

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 879, while the total number of infections crossed 27,800.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Coronavirus outbreak: IIT, AIIMS techies develop device to disinfect cities

30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IIT, AIIMS techies develop device to disinfect cities

In light of growing coronavirus cases in India, a team of IIT Kharagpur and AIIMS alumni has developed a device that can disinfect entire cities with ease.

IIT-Delhi researchers develop affordable way to test for COVID-19

23 Mar 2020

IIT-Delhi researchers develop affordable way to test for COVID-19

In a bid to help India brace for the looming threat of coronavirus outbreak, researchers at IIT Delhi have come up with an affordable new way of testing for the disease.

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

16 Feb 2020

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time today.

At swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal to share stage with Delhi's 'architects'

15 Feb 2020

At swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal to share stage with Delhi's 'architects'

Rewarded with an envious mandate, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time tomorrow at Ramlila Maidan.

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

02 Feb 2020

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

Gurugram-based Doubtnut, an ed-tech start-up which provides interactive video solutions to students' queries via its mobile application, website, YouTube and WhatsApp channels, has raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent.

Who is Arvind Krishna? Little-known facts about IBM's new CEO

31 Jan 2020

Who is Arvind Krishna? Little-known facts about IBM's new CEO

After Alphabet and Microsoft, International Business Machines (IBM) has decided to bring an Indian-origin Chief Executive.

Online beauty store Purplle raises $8 million in funding

14 Jan 2020

Online beauty store Purplle raises $8 million in funding

In a new development, Purplle, a Mumbai-based e-commerce company dealing in beauty and personal care products, has raised $8 million.

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

11 Jan 2020

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

02 Jan 2020

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who fancies being called a loyal worker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made it to headlines due to his statements, yet again.

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

02 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: What career opportunities do you have after clearing UGC-NET?

The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the National Testing Agency, is one of the toughest exams in India.

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' to have a Hollywood remake?

17 Dec 2019

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' to have a Hollywood remake?

Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 may soon become the first-ever Bollywood film to be remade in Hollywood.

Zetwerk raises Rs. 225 crore in Series B round

13 Dec 2019

Zetwerk raises Rs. 225 crore in Series B round

Zetwerk, a Bengaluru-based B2B online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs, has raised Rs. 225 crore ($32 million) in a Series B round of funding.

IIT-Delhi witnesses record high placement offers on Day 1

02 Dec 2019

IIT-Delhi witnesses record high placement offers on Day 1

The final placement season at IIT-Delhi is off to a great start as the institute witnessed the highest ever number of offers on the first day.

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

22 Nov 2019

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

With smokeless chulhas, this woman's start-up tackles pollution

15 Nov 2019

With smokeless chulhas, this woman's start-up tackles pollution

Traditional mud chulhas are a common sight in a rural Indian household, often accompanied by black shadows tracing the kitchen walls from soot collected over time.

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

10 Nov 2019

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

A 19-year-old woman student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, was found dead in her hostel room on Saturday.

Noida: IIT-IIM alumnus commits suicide, allegedly due to wife's harassment

06 Nov 2019

Noida: IIT-IIM alumnus commits suicide, allegedly due to wife's harassment

In a distressing incident, a 39-year-old man, an alumnus of IIT and IIM, allegedly committed suicide after jumping from his house in Noida. His family has said his sour relationship with his wife forced him to take the extreme step.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

25 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

Nanotech start-up Log 9 Materials raises $3.5 million funding

23 Oct 2019

Nanotech start-up Log 9 Materials raises $3.5 million funding

Bengaluru-based Nanotech start-up, Log 9 Materials, has raised $3.5 million funding in Series A round led by Sequoia India's scale up program Surge and Exfinity Venture Partners.

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

21 Oct 2019

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

08 Oct 2019

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have long been the academic dream. However, getting into the country's most coveted institute is as tough as it is stressful, as aspirants go through back-breaking preparation to crack JEE Advanced.

Websites that provide online coaching and courses for GATE

05 Oct 2019

Websites that provide online coaching and courses for GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Bengaluru-based Udaan raises $585 million in Series D funding

03 Oct 2019

Bengaluru-based Udaan raises $585 million in Series D funding

Udaan, a Bengaluru-based B2B start-up by former Flipkart executives, has raised $585 million in Series D funding round.

#CareerBytes: Mistakes you must avoid while preparing for GATE

26 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: Mistakes you must avoid while preparing for GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

22 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.