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IIT-Kanpur accepts new JEE pattern


July 29, Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. The senate of the institute, which met Saturday, decided to accept the recommendations of Joint Admission Board (JAB), […]

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NASA scientists discover a tiny fifth moon around Pluto.


July 12, Washington: Astronomers have discovered with the Hubble Space Telescope a fifth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system, announced Wednesday, July 11 NASA. This moon, visible in the Hubble images as a spot of light, apparently irregularly shaped and measure 10 to 25 km in diameter. It is a circular […]

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The Russian version of Wikipedia firm to protest against a law on the Internet


July 11, Moscow: Wikipedia has closed its Russian version Tuesday, July 10 for the day, and replaced its homepage by its logo in Cyrillic, canceled by a black headband. A short text explains that the participative encyclopedia protests against a law discussed in Russian Parliament to establish a blacklist of websites. “Imagine a world without […]

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Higgs boson: The existence of the God particle about to be confirmed

CERN proton-proton collision

July 4, Geneva: Physicists around the world could push Wednesday morning a sigh of relief if CERN confirms the existence of the famous Higgs boson, the missing link of elementary particles they track for decades. Since last year, the noose continues to tighten around this elusive particle without that researchers have so far managed to […]

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Thorat committee proposed to remove negative political cartoons from NCERT textbooks.


July 3 New Delhi: The six-member committee headed by Sukhadeo Thorat, chairperson of the Indian Council of Social Science Research to review NCERT’s political science textbooks for schools has said that textbooks should remove cartoons with negative references to politicians. The committee also pointed out that textbooks carry too many caricatures of the Nehru-Gandhi family […]

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Frozen in full Love!..47 million years old fossil of mating turtles found in Germany


June 21, Frankfurt: German palaeontologists have dug up the remains of nine turtle pairs that died while mating some 47 million years ago, sinking into poisonous waters while locked in a final embrace, a report said on Wednesday. This is the earliest evidence ever found mating in vertebrates, the authors of a study published Wednesday, […]

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IIT Entrance: Sibal fails to impress faculty


June 12, New Delhi: Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Faculty Federation have accused HRD Minister Kapil Sibal of disregarding the senates’ concerns about the new format. The group demanded Prime Minister to intervene on the issue. President of the Faculty Forum of IIT Delhi Sanjeev Sanghi said that the idea […]

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Kapil Sibal’s ‘one nation one test’ proposal rejected by IIT Kanpur, will conduct its own entrance test.


June 9, Kanpur: The IIT kanpur decided to conduct its own entrance exam for undergraduate programmes from 2013. Rejecting Human Resource development Minister Kapil Sibal’s ‘one nation, one test’ proposal, the institute’s 210-member senate took this decision. A resolution adopted by the meeting also authorized the chairman of the senate to form a committee for […]

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Delhi University admission begins today.


June 4, New Delhi: Admissions at the prestigious Delhi University begins on Monday with the common pre-admission forms being made available for aspiring students both online and over the counter. The university officials have cautioned students “not to rush” to sale counters for pre-admission forms and to make full use of the free information available […]

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IIT Alumini Association and Faculty all set to battle.


June 2, New Delhi: IIT Alumini Association and the All India IIT Faculty Federation are planning a direct confrontation with the human resource development ministry’s entrance examination reforms. The faculty and alumni of IIT want the autonomy of the institute to be maintained. The government had ruled that there will be now one common entrance […]

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