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India pushes research and higher education agenda with Norway
A delegation of prominent education and research institutions from Norway led by Director-General, Anne Line Wold, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research is in New Delhi today. They were joined by Norwegian Ambassador to India Hans Jacob Frydenlund and the head of the delegation.
IIIT-Delhi partners Extramarks to encourage research in AI
This collaboration is hopeful of making education delivery more personalised, inte...
HRD may release fellowship amounts to research fellows
ET gathers that the government is also considering options to keep salaries going to t...
Mapping the social network of coronavirus
Infectious diseases need help to spread their misery: humans meeting humans, in person. In the past decade or so, leading investigators have begun to incorporate social networks into their models, trying to identify and analyze patterns of individual behavior that amplify or mute potential pandemics.
Omidyar Network India announces Rapid Response Funding for Covid-19
Omidyar Network announced a rapid response window to fund proposals that will support the 60% of India's income distribution in managing and help in mitigating the challenges that come with Covid-19.
Rolls-Royce, IIT Madras ink pact for joint research programs
An MoU has been signed between the company and IIT Madras for the collaboration. As part of the MoU, Rolls-Royce and IIT Madras will also aim to pursue advanced research in areas of relevance to future technological and programmatic needs of the company..
Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman lays out Rs 99,300-crore blueprint to take education to next level
The FM announced a Rs 99,300 crore outlay for the education sector and Rs 3,000 crore for skill development.
SPV Foundation posts Rs 3 cr grant for bioscience research; TIFR scientist Vidita Vaidya bags research grant
Vidita’s Neurobiology lab at TIFR currently studies the molecular, epigenetic and cellular changes that contribute to persistent alterations in human behaviour. It also focusses on molecular and cellular adaptations that arise from sustained antidepressant treatment.
Higher education revolution: Reforms to make Indian universities world class
A review of systems governing higher education in the United States, United Kingdom and China, which have been most successful in delivering quality education and research, suggests that the new system be designed to promote rather than regulate education.
Share market update: Telecom shares slip; Tejas Network plunges 10%
The S&P BSE Telecom index was trading 2.55 per cent down at 1129.76 .
COAI urges subscribers to use data networks responsibly to free up infra for critical services
COAI's appeal to public comes at a time when data usage has surged nearly 30 per cent over the last few days in the wake of lockdowns, work-from-home and social distancing measures adopted to contain the spread of coronavirus. Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown for 21 days in an unprecedented move to halt the spread of the pandemic.
Coronavirus outbreak: Telcos want Amazon, Netflix, YouTube to ease pressure on network infrastructure
As India Inc works from home, telcos want video streaming cos to ease pressure on network infrastructure.
Hughes Network will clear AGR dues, won’t shut shop
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has estimated Hughes’ AGR dues at around $84 million (Rs 600 crore). People aware of developments said Hughes has concluded self-assessments of its dues — which could peg liabilities at lower than government estimates — and is hopeful of resolving the matter with the telecom department shortly.
COAI asks Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, others to take steps to ease network pressure
The COAI has also approached streaming platforms cautioning them about surge in digital use straining network infrastructure of telecom operators, and urged companies to take urgent steps like temporarily switching to SD from HD streaming, removing high bandwidth-consuming advertisements and pop-ups, and replacing them with public announcements on awareness regarding the virus.
WhatsApp does its bit, donates $1 mn to International Fact-Checking Network, launches coronavirus info hub
The messaging app has worked with a number of national health ministries.
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