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4 awards, pavilion of its own — India dazzles at world’s largest astronomy meet in South Korea

First time Indian PhD students have won prizes at the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly. All prizes won for work on topics related to solar research.

With 3D-printed gloves for ‘Rs 1,000’, IISc team offers cheap virtual physio for stroke patients

IISc team says idea ‘behind device is that you wear something like a glove, and the physiotherapist controls the device from a remote location through the internet’. 

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

After 4 suicides in a year — 3 by hanging — IISc begins removing ceiling fans in hostel rooms

IISc says ceiling fans being removed 'to restrict access to any means of self-harm on campus', on the advice of mental health experts. Plan is to use table or wall-mounted fans instead.

4 suicides in 7 months at IISc Bengaluru during Covid put spotlight on mental health issues

Students accuse IISc of paying little heed to mental health amid the Covid pandemic, while authorities say they have been looking at ways to address the issue.

IISc, TIFR, TISS, TMC, NCPA – J.N. Tata’s ‘famed five’ are India’s crown jewels

From C.V. Raman to Vikram Sarabhai, these institutions have produced leaders who have repeatedly proved India's calibre on the global stage.

Fire breaks out at IISER laboratory in Pune, one student suffers minor injuries

An official said the fire started in the chemistry department and no casualty has been reported, nor is anybody trapped inside.

IISc Bangalore’s entry in QS World Rankings isn’t a surprise. It was just a matter of time

It speaks of IISc Bangalore's global repute and eminent scholars that it was ranked above famed global institutes like Princeton and Harvard universities in terms of research.

Hitchhiker worms in fig trees use ‘perfume’ to find a ride on wasps, fly to safety

IISc researchers say the study, featured as cover story on February 2020 issue of Journal for Chemical Ecology, may aid efforts to conserve fig ecosystem & make it more productive.

IITs, IISc need to fix practices and compete, not find fault with ranking process

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

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The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.