IISc: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Drought, heatwaves increasing in frequency, area in India: IISc Study

Published: November 27, 2017

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have found that frequency of heatwaves accompanied by drought has increased in magnitude and in area over past three decades in India. The increases in cocktail of drought and heatwaves were seen particularly in Maharashtra and Southern Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Central India. Key Facts Heatwaves (a ..

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Times Higher Education Rankings: IISC & IIT Bombay among world’s top 200 for engineering

Published: October 18, 2017

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore and Indian Instituted of Technology (IIT) Bombay were ranked among world’s top 200 institutions for engineering and computer science in Times Higher Education subject-wise rankings. IISc was placed at the 89th spot, while IIT Bombay was placed in the 126- 150 category, globally. Rankings Times Higher Education ..

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CGWB inks MoA with IISc for development of ground water flow models

Published: September 9, 2017

The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has inked Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru for Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka. Key Facts This mathematical model is being developed as part of aquifer mapping and management programme. It will help ..

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IISc researchers develop low-cost, sensitive CO sensor

Published: August 7, 2017

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers from Bengaluru have developed a highly sensitive, low cost nanometre-scale carbon monoxide (CO) sensor, with potential applications in environmental pollution monitoring. The sensor was developed using novel fabrication technique that does not involve costly and time consuming lithography technology. Carbon Monoxide (CO) CO is a colorless, odorless gas. It ..

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IISc ranked India’s top university in 2017 NIRF Survey

Published: April 4, 2017

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the 2017 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by Union Human Resource Development Ministry. This year it is second edition NIRF survey and was released as part of the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions. What is NIRF Survey? ..

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