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Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: 18.1.2018 General News
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. While the research park at IIT Madras is fully operational since 2010, the other are at different stages of completion. Javadekar said that it is important that socially relevant research is carried out by the premier institutes across the country. The HRD minister made the announcement about the panel's formation during his visit to IIT Madras Research Park where he inaugurated new facilities. "Once I am back in Delhi, I will review the progress of all IIT research parks. A committee will be formed for the purpose. We need to find out whether socially relevant research is being done. I want that the IIT Madras Research
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Kerala to set up Blockchain academy 18.1.2018 General News
State-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) is all set to launch its proposed Kerala Blockchain Academy, the first of its kind in the country, here.
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MySchoolPage collaborates with Shaastra - IIT Madras Tech-Fest, for Spark Junior Quiz 2018 18.1.2018 General News
School students from across the country recently received the chance to compete in the Spark Junior Quiz (SJQ) 2018, one of the foremost math, science and technology quiz competitions in India.SJQ 2018 allowed over 2,000 school students the opportunity to take part in one of India's best school level quiz. The quizzing event was conducted in 18 cities across India and the finals saw the best competing at IIT Madras.Organized and conducted by the students of IIT Madras for Shaastra, their annual tech-fest, and proudly sponsored by MySchoolPage, an online EdTech startup that offers online tutoring for students in K-12 in various fields, Spark 2018 was a resounding success.According to the co-founder of MySchoolPage, Dana Jandhyala, "MySchoolPage aims to unlock the true potential of school students by getting them interested and engaged in their learning. The Spark Junior Quiz (by Shaastra, IIT Madras), is an attempt to get school students interested in the world of Science, Technology ..
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Pension regulator PFRDA relaxes norms, allows partial withdrawal under NPS 18.1.2018 Business Standard: Today
NPS subscribers who have contributed for three years can now withdraw up to 25 per cent of the corpus for meeting specified expenses
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Seminar to bust myths, taboos related to menstruation 16.1.2018 General News
A day-long seminar seeking to promote female hygiene, and remove myths and taboos related to menstruation was today held in east Delhi, officials said. The event, titled 'Menstrual Health Protection' was hosted by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the area branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA), at the EDMC's headquarters at Patparganj. Gynaecologists from the corporation, students and teachers of municipal schools also participated in the event. "Issues and misconceptions related to menstruation were discussed at length during the seminar. All experts on panel shared the view that girls studying in schools must be informed about menstruation in detail and well in advance so they don't feel uncomfortable about it and maintain proper hygiene," the EDMC said in the statement. The seminar was presided over by Chairman of Education Committee of the civic body Himanshi Pandey and President, IMA, East Delhi branch, Dr Neelam Lekhi. Gynaecologist Dr
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30 NDMC schools to have rooftop solar facility 15.1.2018 General News
In a bid to promote use of renewable energy, 30 municipal schools in north Delhi have been identified for installation of solar panels on rooftops, the area's civic body today said. The standing committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today approved the proposal, as part of which "30 per cent subsidy for the scheme would be provided by the Union government". "Solar panels will be installed at rooftop of municipal buildings under the NDMC as part of its renewable energy initiative. The generated power will be used promptly for internal consumption. "The scheme would begin with 30 identified buildings of municipal primary schools," the NDMC said in a statement. The panel also approved different proposals related to the Swachh Bharat Mission. "Different types of vehicles, equipment and machines to the tune of Rs 100 crore would be procured under the Urban Development Fund for the purpose of the Swachh Bharat Mission," it said. Besides, 22 mobile community .
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The village that gave India its new ISRO chief 15.1.2018 Rediff: News
Sarakkalvilai in Kanyakumari basks in the glory of its most famous son.
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Veer Marathas hatch up ambitious plans for wrestling 13.1.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
His team is making its debut in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) this season, but Veer Marathas co-owner Ranjit Saxena has already started to chalk out ambitious plans to promote the traditional sport at the grassroots level.
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Following are the highlights 11.1.2018 General News
Following are the highlights from the Southern region at 2120 hours. MDS8 KA-YEDDYURAPPA Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa asserts that he would become chief minister after the coming assembly polls; warns police officials working as "puppets" of the ruling Congress that the consequences "will not be right" for them. MDS9 TN-ISRO-SIVAN Kanyakumari/Chennai (TN): A humble son of a farmer who studied in local government schools in Tamil medium at Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu is now all set to helm India's premier Space agency ISRO. MDS12 KL-EXPLOSIVES Malappuram: Bullets and some otherexplosive materials, stored in gunny bags under water, recovered near the Kuttipuram railway overbridge in the district, days after five anti-personnel mines were seized near the spot, the police said. LGM3 TN-COURT-NATARAJAN Chennai: A CBI court grants bail to M Natarajan, the husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, in a 23-year-old duty evasion case connected to the .
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A humble farmer's son's journey to Indian Space agency top job 11.1.2018 General News
A humble son of a farmer who studied in local government schools in Tamil medium at Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu is now all set to helm India's premier Space agency ISRO. K Sivan, now Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,who has been named the next Secretary of Space Department and Chairman of Space Commission and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is a native of Tarakkanvilai in Kanyakumari district. "Sivan hails from a very ordinary family. His father was a farmer. He is the first graduate in the family", his uncle A Shunmugavel said. Recalling Sivan's student days, Shunmugavel told PTI that the rocket expert was "self-made, studious and hard working. He never went to any tuition or coaching classes." He studied in government schools in Tarakkanvilai his native village and at neighbouring Valangumaravilai in Tamil medium. Later, he graduated from ST Hindu College in Nagercoil, he said. "The entire village is happy. The school where he studied ...
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Employment key to better future, Economists tell Modi ahead of Budget 11.1.2018 Sify Finance
Even as NITI Aayog claims to have found that statistics on lack of employment are overstated, there was consensus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with country's leading economists that employment generation was the key going forward.
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Raising farmers income key to better agri-production 11.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 10 (ANI): NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said the government will now focus on raising the incomes of farmers.
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Modi meets economists ahead of Union Budget 10.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Ahead of the Union Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought suggestions from leading economists and other experts of the country on the road ahead for the economic policy.
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Employment key to better future, Economists tell Modi ahead of Budget 10.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Even as NITI Aayog claims to have found that statistics on lack of employment are overstated, there was consensus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with country's leading economists that employment generation was the key going forward.
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PM interacts with economists, experts 10.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with over 40 economists and other experts at an event organised by the NITI Aayog.
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NITI Aayog meeting LIVE updates: Modi's meet with top economists begins; Arvind Subramanian says India's growth is reviving 10.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with leading economists and sectoral experts on Wednesday to deliberate on economic policy roadmap for promoting growth and employment.
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Reclaiming the Streets to Impose Equal Rights for Women in the City 10.1.2018 The Wire

Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks. 

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Narendra Modi to meet economists today at NITI Aayog, discuss roadmap for growth, employment 10.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The select group of economists and various sector experts have been invited by NITI Aayog for the deliberations with the prime minister on 'Economic Policy: The Road Ahead'.
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AP start-up’s solution to secure sensitive data 9.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Amaravati CRDA has adopted this to safeguard land assets
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Civic bodies, edu dept asked to examine fire safety measures 7.1.2018 deccanherald.com
In order to ensure safety of students, the Delhi Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (DCPCR) has directed education department, all civic bodies and Delhi Cantonment Board to examine life and fire safety provisions in schools under their jurisdiction. The Commission has asked all agencies concerned to submit a status report on the issue to it by January 15. Apart from this, the DCPCR has recommended to the education directorate to rectify the loophole and issue explicit instructions regarding shifting of buildings of schools that National Building Code (2005) must be applied on all schools. The move is aimed at ensuring all fire norms in place in all schools running in the national capital in view of the students safety. "This commission directs the fire services department, directorate of education, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, "New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board over students safety to ensure that all ...
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