Bengal varsities mull halting exchange program with institutes in coronavirus-hit countries

KOLKATA: Several state-run universities in West Bengal are mulling to halt exchange of guest lecturers and researchers with institutes in novel coronavirus-affected countries while others are urging foreign students from such nations to wear masks as a preventive measure. Authorities of major universities in the state said they are implementing the set of guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry and are holding deliberations to take other preventive measures besides asking students to frequently wash their hands. “We are alive to the situation, have passed on the Health Ministry guidelines…

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Coronavirus scare: Education institutes nudge students to go for tests

At a South India-based engineering college chain, the final placements are on in full swing. However, a more pressing issue at hand for the  management is to ensure all students are screened for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Students with symptoms of fever, cold/cough and sudden respiratory problems have been told to contact government hospitals for tests. This step was taken after an Italian exchange student returned home after complaining of an illness. “We have postponed the placement process because getting students screened is an urgent need,” the deputy director of the educational body…

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Vice-President Naidu exhorts institutes to churn out ‘smart manufacturing’ professionals for MSMEs

The gradual increase in adoption of technology among MSMEs also opens a great market opportunity for technology providers. (Reuters) Technology for MSMEs: Stressing on the significance of small businesses in India in the context of India’s potential to benefit from technology adoption and digitisation, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said MSMEs are facing bigger challenges as compared to large businesses. “It would be pertinent to note that SMEs are facing a bigger challenge than the organized large-scale manufacturing in the adoption of these technologies,” Naidu said at an event on Saturday.…

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Parliament gives nod to National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill

The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. (File image: Reuters) Parliament on Tuesday gave its nod to a Bill which seeks to declare four National Institutes of Design in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Haryana as institutions of national importance. Several amendments to the Bill moved by opposition members were defeated by voice vote. The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. It has already been cleared by…

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Science chief at NIH drug abuse institute resigned after sexual misconduct probe

In August, Antonello Bonci, scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), resigned, and the agency’s director told employees in an email that Bonci would be running an addiction institute in Florida. Science has learned that Bonci’s departure followed an investigation spurred by an internal complaint, which alleged that he sexually targeted a trainee and later directed resources to another trainee with whom he was in an intimate relationship. Sources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which NIDA is part of, said they were disturbed by NIDA’s…

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State to institute Guru Nanak award

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to institute ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding’ in commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The coveted award will carry a citation and cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and will be adjudicated by a jury to be notified by the state government. The Cabinet also approved the modalities for the special session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on November 6, to commemorate the celebrations.…

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Educational institutes in 5 Kerala districts to remain closed as heavy rains predicted

Parts of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday due to a low-pressure area formed over East Central Arabian Sea, which has been predicted to be turned into a depression. The Indian Meteorological Department has announced orange colour code warning, asking authorities to be prepared, for six Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall measuring up to 204 millimetres can be experienced in the regions on Monday. Educational institutions in various districts in the state will remain closed on Monday…

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National Museum Institute Recruitment Notification For Various Posts

National Museum Institute Recruitment Notification For Various Posts (Photo Credit : File Photo ) National Museum Institute recruitment notification has been released for Finance Officer and Professor posts. The institute of one of the prestigious institutes of Art and Cultural Heritage in India. All candidates are advised to apply in the prescribed format and the last date of application is October 31, 2019. All candidates must read the eligibility criteria and exam instruction carefully before applying for the exam. National Museum Institute Recruitment: Important Date The last date of application…

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Inter-Services Athletics Championship at Army Sports Institute,Pune from Sept 7 to 10

Top athletes will be seen in action during the four-day championship.(HT/PHOTO) Army Sports Institute (ASI) is set to host 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship at their campus from September 7 to 10. Top athletes- Subedar G Lakshamanan (National Champion 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres), Junior Warrant Officer Nirmal Noah Tom (400 metres National Champion), Havildar Avinash Sable (gold medallist in the Asian Championship in 3,000 metres steeplechase) Petty Officer and shot putter Tejinder Singh Toor (gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Games) will be seen in action during the four-day championship.…

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Registration for IITs, other engineering institutes likely from June 16

The registration for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) is expected to start on June 16, as the JEE Advanced results were announced on Friday. A total of 100 institutes, including 23 IITs, 23 IIITs, 31 NITs and 23 GFTIs , will go for admissions through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)/Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). The admission to IITs will be on the basis of JEE Advanced while the admission at IIITs,…

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