IIT-Madras Current Affairs, GK & News

IIT-M Ocean Wave Energy Converter

Researchers in IIT Madras have developed and deployed a system called Sindhuja-I that is capable of generating electricity using energy from sea waves. It was recently deployed some 6 km from the coast of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, where the sea’s depth is around 20 meters. What is Sindhuja-I? Sindhuja-I is an ocean wave energy ..

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Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE)

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Australian Universities are collaborating to launch the Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE) to work on the 2030 SDGs. What is Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE)? The Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE) is a virtual centre that will promote collaboration among universities, research institutes and industry from India ..

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IIT Madras: Centre to build Open-source AI for Indian languages

On July 29, 2022, the “Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ was launched, in a bid to build Open-Source AI for Indian Languages. It was launched by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) Madras. Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat: The Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat will work to advance Indian Language technology. Rohini and Nandan Nilekani are supporting the centre, ..

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NIRF Rankings 2022 – Highlights

NIRF Rankings 2022 were released on July 15, 2022 by the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Key Points In year 2022, rankings were announced in 11 categories viz., Engineering, Colleges, Universities, Management, Overall, Medical, Law, Architecture, Research, Dental, and Pharmacy. Number of colleges or universities or institutions taking part in NIRF ranking has been increasing ..

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PIVOT: AI-based tool to detect Cancer

An Artificial Intelligence-based tool called ‘PIVOT’ has been developed by researchers at the Indian institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras). About PIVOT PIVOT is capable of predicting cancer-causing genes in patients. This AI-based tool will help in formulating strategies for personalized cancer treatment. PIVOT has been designed to predict genes which are responsible for causing ..

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HomoSEP: IIT Madras Robot to clean septic tanks

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a robot called to clean septic tanks and eliminate manual scavenging in India. It is all set to be deployed in field. Highlights A total of ten robots are planned to be deployed across Tamil Nadu. Researchers are in touch with sanitation workers for identifying locations. Some locations ..

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