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    Nehru, Star Wars and social distancing: What went down at IIIT-Bengaluru's first e-convocation

    The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), Bangalore came together to celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through an e-convocation. This was the institute's 20th Convocation so there was no way that they were going to let this year go by without a celebration, even if it was just through their monitors. This year 282 students...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Scientists discover new drug to combat inflammation that may help fight COVID-19

    Scientists have discovered a new drug which they claim could be useful to combat inflammation of all varieties, a development that may help in fighting aggravated immune response in respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. The therapeutic drug, described in the journal Cell Reports, is called TAT CARMIL1, and is actually a combination of two naturally occurring small...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Delhi University extends online registration till July 18, minor relief for OBC, EWS applicants

    In a relief to the (Economically Weaker Section) EWS and (Other Backward Caste) OBC candidates applying to the Delhi University, the administration has announced an extension to the admission timeline. The last date of the online registration process of all UG, PG, MPhil and PhD. programmes has now been extended till July 18. Many aspirants had...

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    Jio launches video conference app with 24-hour free chat option to compete with Zoom

    While video conferencing app, Zoom has a 40-minute limit on group meetings in its basic or free plan, JioMeet, soft launched on Google Playstore and iOS on Thursday, has a 24-hour limit on group meetings, absolutely free. Based on rate card of Zoom below where $15 per month is the charge for more than 40 minute meeting time (which is equivalent to $180 on an...

    • yesterday
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    Cyberbullying victims' experiences differ by the ability to handle their emotions

    In the age of digital competency, it is easier for youngsters to fall prey to cyberbullying, as per a study observing the behaviour of bullying victims. Researchers of the study found that different victims experience a broad range of responses and some may not suffer at all. They said that this implied there might be factors that could protect against some...

    • 2 days ago
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    ICSE cuts down syllabus by 25% for batch of 2021, first Indian board to post revised syllabus

    The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the board responsible for conducting the ICSE and ISC annual exams, has decided to reduce the syllabus by 25 per cent for the next academic year, it announced on Thursday. In an official statement, the board said the decision was taken due to the "significant shortening of the...

    • 2 days ago
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    This visually-impaired person's campaign pushed Google to include Kannada on their text-to-speech software

    Inclusivity should be the mantra of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, says Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi who works as a Second Division Assistant in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department office in Bailhongal. The visually impaired man started a campaign on www.change.org to include Kannada as a Language in the Google...

    • 2 days ago
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    P V Sindhu: Never thought of quitting studies for sports

    Despite having become a sports person very early on in life, champion shuttler P V Sindhu said that she never considered quitting studies for the sake of sports, because she believes that they're both just as important. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also part of the discussion. Answering questions from the audience PV Sindhu said. "I played for...

    • 2 days ago
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    Independence day gift? ICMR to launch the first indigenous COVID vaccine by August 15

    The Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) plans to launch indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 by August 15 after the completion of the clinical trials. It has selected 13 institutions across the country for clinical trials and asked them to initiate subject enrollment by July 7. ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava, in a letter to the heads of the selected...

    • 3 days ago
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    Tea, Haritaki extracts may act as potential therapeutic options against COVID-19: IIT Delhi study

    Extracts from tea and Haritaki, commonly known as Harad, have the potential to act as therapeutic options against COVID-19 infection, a new study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has found. The study also suggested the possibility of 'Gallotannin' (tannic acid) to emerge as a potential therapeutic candidate against SARS-CoV-2 in...

    • 3 days ago

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