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

IISc ranked 16th in Times Higher Education Ranking

Published: February 19, 2020

On February 18, 2020, the Times Higher Education Ranking was released in London. The ranking was titled “The Emerging Economies University Ranking 2020”. Around 11 Indian Universities were included in the top 100. However, China had more Universities than India in the ranking. Around 30 Universities of China were in the top 100. Highlights The ..

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QS World University Rankings for Asia

Published: November 29, 2019

QS World University Rankings first issued in 2004 in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE) group decided to adopt a new methodology to create the ranking and announced its own version in 2010. Based in the United Kingdom (U.K) releases the annual publication of universities ranking around the world. QS stands for Quacquarelli Symonds, which ..

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IIT-Madras launches country’s first standing wheelchair: Arise

Published: November 7, 2019

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched country’s first indigenously designed standing wheelchair named as ‘Arise’ in presence of Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot at the institute. About Wheelchair ‘Arise’ The assistive device enables a differently-abled person requiring a wheelchair to shift from sitting to standing position, and vice versa, ..

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Health Minister announces plans to set up National Genomic Grid (Cancer)

Published: September 11, 2019

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Aswini Kumar Choubey, announced that government plans to set up a National Genomic Grid, so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes. This National Genomic Grid will study genomic data of cancer patients from ..

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HRD Ministry awards IoE status to IIT-Madras, IIT-Khg, DU, BHU and University of Hyd

Published: September 6, 2019

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) have issued orders to 5 public Universities namely, IIT Madras, Banaras Hindu University, IIT Kharagpur, University of Delhi and University of Hyderabad conveying their declaration as Institutions of Eminence (IoE). Key Highlights HRD Ministry has taken the steps on advice of University Grants Commission (UGC) and Empowered Expert ..

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