IIT-Madras: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI sets up Centre of Excellence for coir applications

Published: May 9, 2020

The Coir Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Madras. The memorandum aims to set up a Centre of Excellence for Coir Applications. Highlights Under the MoU, the Centre of Excellence is to extend the research work of the coir sector with the support of IIT Madras. The MoU will extend the use of ..

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Funding approved by DST to develop Nasal Passage Gel for COVID-19

Published: April 8, 2020

The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and IIT Madras have developed a nasal passage gel that will inactivate COVID1-9. The funding to support the technology is to be provided by SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), a statutory body operating under Department of Science and Technology. What is the plan? The team formed from the ..

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IITM hosts India’s first Hyperloop Pod Competition-What is Hyperloop Pod?

Published: March 23, 2020

For the first time in India IIT Madras is to host Hyperloop pod competition in July 2020. India has taken a few steps in bringing the environment friendly Hyperloop pod transport in the country. Highlights The Hyperloop Pod Transportation Project was approved by the Maharashtra Government to build the first Hyperloop line between Pune and ..

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IIT Madras develops AI-powered drone to counter rogue drones

Published: March 6, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered drone to counter the unregulated unmanned drones, also called as rogue drones. This system would assist the armed forces and security services in ensuring safety at critical locations. The newly developed drones can hack into the GPS system of the unregulated drones, thereby directing it ..

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) tops in Nature Ranking Index-2020

Published: February 20, 2020

The CSIR of Delhi topped the National Ranking Index 2020 that ranks the scientific research institutes. CSIR was followed by IISc Bangalore. Highlights The Rankings were provided based on the numbers of research output. It is indicated by total citations in numbers. It also includes shares, that is the sharing percentage of an article. The ..

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