Education Information: UCL announces plans to be open and ready to teach for September 2020  |  Technology Inceptions: Robot chef trained to make omelettes  |  International Edu News: Oxford Foundry backs four new COVID-19 recovery innovations  |  Leadership Instincts: Three Harvard graduates awarded Taliesin Prize  |  Science Innovations: IIT, BHU to re-purpose approved drugs from DrugBank database  |  Policy Indications: Consultation process for new STIP initiated  |  Policy Indications: NTPC accelerates Learning & Development Opportunities for 19000 Employees  |  National Edu News: Prime Minister announces "My Life My Yoga" Video Blogging contest  |  Science Innovations: IASST scientists develop herbal medicine loaded smart bandage for wounds  |  National Edu News: 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks established by the Department of Biotechnology  |  Science Innovations: A Rapid Response Regulatory enabling mechanism against Covid-19  |  National Edu News: Scaling up of COVID testing centres in laboratories and Universities   |  Leadership Instincts: DST initiates COVID-19 India National Supermodel  |  Policy Indications: Responsible AI for Youth Programme  |  National Edu News: IT Minister Launches National AI Portal of India- www.ai.gov.in  |  

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Professor Andrew Fabian awarded Kavli Prize
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Leadership Instincts
May 28, 2020 Thursday 02:50:33 IST

Professor Andrew Fabian awarded Kavli Prize

Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has been awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, one of the world's most prestigious science prizes. Professor Fabian is one of seven scientists from five countries honoured for breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. This year’s Kavli Prize honours scientists whose research has transformed our understanding of the very big, the very small and the very complex. The laureates in each field will share $1million USD.The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded to astronomer and astrophysicist Andrew Fabian for his pion

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Leadership Instincts
May 28, 2020 Thursday 01:13:24 IST
Smithsonian Science Education Center launches COVID-19 Guide for Youth

Smithsonian Science Education Center launches COVID-19 Guide for Youth

The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. Th

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Leadership Instincts
May 26, 2020 Tuesday 12:34:23 IST

"Success of Digital India Initiatives a Hope for Poor and Developing Countries"

In a very encouraging endorsement of the success of Digital India programme initiated by the Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Ms. Patricia Scotland has expressed her appreciation for this initiative and has called it as a new hope for other developing and aspiring

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Leadership Instincts
May 26, 2020 Tuesday 12:30:02 IST
CeNS designs comfortable face mask

CeNS designs comfortable face mask

A team of researchers at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, have developed a cup-shaped design (patent filed) of the mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking. It has been transferred to a Bangalore based company

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Leadership Instincts
May 26, 2020 Tuesday 12:28:14 IST
NTPC in pact with ONGC to set up Joint Venture Company

NTPC in pact with ONGC to set up Joint Venture Company

NTPC Ltd. , the PSU under Ministry of Power and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), the PSU under Ministry of Petroleum &Natural Gas, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Joint Venture Company for Renewable Energy business. The MoU will enable both companies to accelerate their footprint in Renewable

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

Policy Updates

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Policy Indications
May 28, 2020 Thursday 03:20:18 IST
Shanghai partnership to build One Health links

Shanghai partnership to build One Health links

The University has reinforced its commitment to building partnerships with the world’s leading universities by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The agreement – which will focus on One Health – was signed by leaders from both institutions. One Health is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach

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Policy Indications
May 28, 2020 Thursday 03:09:28 IST
First-ever global conference on tackling sexual misconduct in higher education

First-ever global conference on tackling sexual misconduct in higher education

UCL will host a two day online conference to share global best practice on sexual misconduct prevention in higher education on Wednesday 17th and 18th June 2020. The ‘Calling Time on Sexual Misconduct’ conference’, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will look at how higher education institutions can move beyond polici

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Science Innovations
May 28, 2020 Thursday 01:03:13 IST
DST-SERB supports study to identify structure-based potential antivirals

DST-SERB supports study to identify structure-based potential antivirals

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under Department of Science & Technology (DST) has recently supported a proposed study by Prof. Pravindra Kumar from IIT- Roorkee for identification of structure-based potential antivirals against SARS-CoV2.  The study to be funded under Intensification of Research in Hi

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Science Innovations
May 28, 2020 Thursday 12:57:39 IST
New route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructures of desired geometry

New route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructures of desired geometry

Researchers at Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) Mohali, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) have found a straightforward and unique route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructures of desired geometry and location on 2D materials, through a rapid one-step low power laser writ

Best Practices

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Education Information
May 28, 2020 Thursday 07:37:16 IST
Cardiff achieves ‘Champion’ status for gender equality in physics

Cardiff achieves ‘Champion’ status for gender equality in physics

Cardiff University’s School of Physics & Astronomy has been awarded the status of Juno Champion by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for its work and dedication in addressing gender equality in physics. Project Juno is the IOP’s award scheme that encourages, supports, recognises and rewards the actions of physics departments, schools, institut

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Education Information
May 28, 2020 Thursday 03:54:18 IST
UoG launches new onlines to meet some of the challenges of Covid-19

UoG launches new onlines to meet some of the challenges of Covid-19

The University of Glasgow has launched seven new online courses, known as microcredentials, tailored to provide vital new skills and that are particularly relevant to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The University’s first microcredentials courses – five delivering healthcare-related skills and two further courses in business management – ar

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table May 09, 2020 Saturday 04:12:27 IST
Towards Blended, Hybrid Learning

Towards Blended, Hybrid Learning

With the Covid-19 pandemic and the several weeks of lockdown, the education sector suddenly realised the worth of whatever investments made in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) . The need to continue studies for children and creatively engage them was the prime reason to unleash the power of internet, tablets, mobile phones and