Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Arrival Journals - August,2018

                                                  New Arrival Journals - August,2018

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Electrician’s son lands US job with $100,000 package

New Delhi: Passion and hard work can take you places, says an old adage. Mohammad Aamir Ali found it proving true. Son of a Jamia Millia Islamia electrician, Ali bagged an annual salary package of over $ 100,000 from an American firm: the highest offered to any Jamia diploma holder. 
Second among seven brothers and sisters, Ali had scored good marks in JMI school board examinations. And yet he couldn’t get through to Jamia’s BTech course for three consecutive years. He was selected for an architecture course at NIT Jharkhand, but couldn’t join due to financial constraints. 

In 2015, he took admission for a diploma in mechanical engineering at Jamia in 2015. Finally, his passion for electric vehicles found an outlet.
“Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is a major challenge in India. I developed a theory. If I succeed, the cost of charging vehicles will be almost zero. But initially, my teachers didn’t believe me as it was a new area of work. However, assistant professor Waqar Alam finally realised the potential of my work and guided me. I made a prototype of my research and showcased it in the Talimi Mela of Jamia. I also sent an expression of interest to the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Professor Zeeshan Hussain, director of CIE, promoted the project at various levels and got it uploaded on the university website,” said Ali. 

The idea attracted the attention of Frisson Motor Werks, Charlotte, North Carolina. They contacted him through the university, and after a month-long discussion, they offered him a job to work on his idea in the US as a battery management system engineer.

His father, Shamshad Ali, said, “Amir used to ask all kinds of questions related to the functioning of electrical equipment and electricity. I couldn’t answer them despite being an electrician for so many years. But I always advised him to work hard and pursue his interests. Today, it has borne fruit and I am very happy for him.”


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wearable AR to empower autistic people

The new applications provide a ‘gamified’ environment that allows autistic children to engage with the outside world better
Google Glass — an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space — has now rekindled the hopes of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official numbers are available, at least 70 million people have autism worldwide, including over 10 million in India.
According to \Ned Sahin, founder and CEO of Brain Power, a US-based science-driven company, Augmented Reality (AR)-powered wearable computers can help those with ASD gain confidence, clarity, understanding, social integration and self-sufficiency.

Tech imperative
There is no cure for autism but early diagnosis and intervention with therapies does improve the long-term outcome. “I am open to collaboration if there is an interest from schools, organisations and families from India. We can customise our Google Glass-based applications for autistic people in India,” says Sahin.
Brain Power is currently working with several schools in the US. The ‘Empower Me’ wearable system has been used by hundreds of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
In this technology, the child or adult wears light, computerised glasses and sees and hears special feedback geared to the situation — like digital coaching on facial expressions of emotions, when to look at people, feedback on the user’s state of stress or anxiety.

Coaching life skills
“The apps also encourage them to make eye contact and control repetitive behaviours — both of which are big challenges related to autism,” says Sahin, a neuroscientist who studied at Harvard and MIT.
According to him, contrary to what most of the people think, kids treat wearable devices as fun and are facing no problem using them. “We have discovered scientifically that people with autism enjoy using wearable devices and embedded software for socio-emotional learning,” says Sahin.

Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES-8th August,2018

Generate holograms with your PC using this display

The Looking Glass works by projecting 45 views of an image simultaneously, creating the illusion that you are looking at a three-dimensional object
It’s not exactly Star Wars, but you can now buy a holographic display that can project 3D-looking images inside a glass box.
The product is called the Looking Glass, and it’s small enough to sit on your desk. The New York-based startup behind the device recently showed how the product can generate life-like objects inside the glass frame.
To create the illusion that you’re looking at a 3D object, the holographic display projects 45 simultaneous views of the image. Each view depicts the same image, but from a different angle. So as your eyes move around the display, the object inside appears to do so too.
The device can also project images at up to 60 frames per second. However, the product does have some limitations. The 3D images depicted can only be viewed from the front of the device. You won’t be able to see them from the side of the display or from the back.
The Looking Glass also isn’t a standalone device. You will have to hook it up to a Mac or PC preferably running at least an Intel i5 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card.
But the product does support functionality to interact with the 3D images, virtually. Through an accessory such as a motion-detecting sensor or a game controller, you will be able to pick, tug and rotate the images displayed inside.
As cool as the product is, the Looking Glass doesn’t exactly have a large library of content to rely on. So, the startup is advertising the device to designers and illustrators, who work in gaming, movies, and architecture. By owning the holographic display, they’ll be able to see their projects come to life in 3D without the need for a virtual reality headset. Over the long-term, the startup plans to also market the product for use in retail stores and at schools.

What content can work in here
You can upload any OBJ or gLTF file into the Looking Glass, as well as any 3D content

What accessories will work with this
(So far) Leap Motion, Arduino, depth cameras like the Intel Realsense, Ultrahaptics haptic feedback array, video game controllers like the Joycon


Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES-8th August,2018

On the shelf - Aspire C1 - Practice tests with key - Publisher: Pearson

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) is a computer-based English Language test that measures your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The C1 scale is the CEFR(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, 2001), which refers to a proficient user of the language. This book provides you with practice tests designed to challenge you at the C1 level.
The practice tests are divided into four sections. Sample answers with explanations are provided. Apart from this, the book also provides a score guide, audio scripts, and answer key. Student answer test 2 not only contains the answers, but also comments by the examiner on what worked in the answer, and what could be improved.

Source: THE HINDU-13th August,2018

Believe in yourself

You are worth more than you think, and it is only when you start accepting this will people also see you in the same light
Do you ever feel like you are not good enough? That when other people achieve something, it is because of their general awesomeness, but when you accomplish something, it is probably by fluke? Do you set really low expectations for yourself and try not to get your hopes up, in the assumption that if things don’t go your way, you won’t be badly hurt, but when they do, you will be pleasantly surprised?
I think like this quite often and have been working on trying to change and “owning my awesomeness”. All of us have something special about us that another person doesn’t have, and if we place the right amount of value on our self-worth, it allows the awesomeness to shine.
If you have low self esteem, it can really mess with you — you end up having negative thoughts, take time to bounce back from setbacks and make yourself more vulnerable to stress. It could also impact your confidence and the way you come across to people. If they see you putting yourself down, then eventually they might start to believe in it too.
There are no overnight cures for changing the way you think about yourself, but here are some ideas to get started:
Stop making excuses for your accomplishments: 
If you have done something well, own up to it. Accept compliments saying “thank you, I worked hard for it so I’m really happy about this!”. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. If you did something well, take time out to celebrate your success instead of wondering why it happened to you.
Refrain from making comparisons with others: 
As our fingerprints tell us, no two people are alike. When comparing yourself to others, you end up focusing more on your flaws than on what’s going right for you. If you make comparisons to set goals, change the way you go about it. It’s no longer about “X is the class topper and I need to beat her”, but “I’ve done well but I know I can do better next time.” Set your own standards instead of using others as a benchmark.
Believe in your strengths:
 If there are some things you are good at, recognise this and keep doing more of it. There will be times when you encounter failure, and it will be tempting to start thinking negatively because of this. At those times, remind yourself that you do have strengths too, and your times of failure perhaps did not capitalise on them.
Give back to society: 
Altruistic acts contain an element of self-interest. In this case, volunteer your time and skills for a positive cause. This will help you create a tangible difference in others’ lives, while also allowing you to appreciate what you have to give and to be thankful for what you have.
They say “treat others the way you would like to be treated”, but I believe the corollary is also important : “treat yourself the way you want others to treat you”.

All of us have something special about us that another person doesn’t have.

Source: THE HINDU-13th August,2018

ISRO set to launch its TV channel

Space agency to promote scientific temper in country
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have an year-long Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebration starting in August 2019 to honour the visionary scientist and its legendary founding father.
In a few months’ time, it plans to roll out a dedicated ISRO TV channel showcasing space applications, developments and science issues, targeting young viewers and people in remote areas in their language.

Series of events
Sarabhai, the architect of the Indian space programme, the first ISRO chief and renowned cosmic ray scientist, was born on August 12, 1919.
ISRO’s tributes to Sarabhai start with naming the first Indian moon landing spacecraft of the Chandrayaan-2 mission ‘Vikram’. The mission is planned for early 2019. A chair each at Sarabhai's two alma maters, Cambridge University and Gujarat University, as also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), would be set up, apart from giving awards, scholarships and fellowships in the country and abroad, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said at a news conference on Sunday, the 99th birthday of the legend.
Sarabhai was only 28 when he sowed the seeds of a space agency around the late 1940s and 1950s. “We have planned an year-long centenary of the visionary architect of the space programme and our first Chairman, Dr. Sarabhai, during 2019-20. A series of activities will be organised nationally and internationally to commemorate the great international scientist,” Dr. Sivan said.
The events are being taken up with an initial outlay of 50 crore.
Earlier, former Chairman of ISRO K. Kasturirangan unveiled a new bust of Sarabhai at the remodelled atrium of ISRO headquarters, Antariksh Bhavan.
Dr. Sivan said 100 lectures by science luminaries would be held across the country and in association with the International Astronautical Federation, the global space networking body. Space clubs, knowledge centres and talk shows are also among the plans.

Public satellite launches
As it strengthens its public outreach, ISRO will shortly start allowing the public to watch satellite launches from its Sriharikota launch centre. “We are opening our space port to visitors just as NASA (the U.S.’ National Aeronautical and Space Administration) does,” Dr. Sivan said.

Friday, August 17, 2018

FE Orientation Week 13th - 22nd Aug. 2018

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan (father of Library and Information  Science, India) AIKTC-KRRC is celebrating FE Orientation Week. 

FE -  Computer  Engineering, 17th August 2018.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Plagiarism to cost teachers jobs, students registration

NEW DELHI: Students can lose their registration and teachers their jobs if found guilty of plagiarism, according to new regulations for higher education institutions notified by University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday. 

The rules not only mandate setting up of plagiarism detection tools, but institutions must also train students, faculty, researchers and staff on the usage of these software. 
There are four levels of plagiarism, with “Level 0” not inviting any penalty and “Level 3” earning the most severe penalty, which is “registration for that programme shall be cancelled” and in case of degree already obtained he/she “shall be asked to withdraw manuscript, denied a right to two successive annual increments, shall not be allowed to be a supervisor to any new Master’s, MPhil, PhD student/scholar for three years.”

The UGC had approved the regulations in its meeting held in March 2018 prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism.
The regulations were notified after the approval of the ministry of human resource development last week and the UGC “reserves the right to remove difficulty/difficulties in the course of implementations of these regulations in consultation with the Government of India/Ministry of Human Resource Development.”
The rules specify every student submitting a thesis, dissertation, or any other such document shall submit an undertaking indicating that the document has been prepared by him or her and that the document is original work. The undertaking shall also declare that the document has been duly checked through a plagiarism detection tool approved by the institution and each supervisor shall submit a certificate indicating that the work done by the researcher under him/ her is plagiarism free.

The new regulations prescribe that if any member of the academic community suspects with appropriate proof that a case of plagiarism has happened in any document, he or she shall report it to the Departmental Academic Integrity Panel (DAIP).
“DAIP shall investigate the matter and submit its recommendations to the Institutional Academic Integrity Panel of the Higher Education Institutions, which can initiate proceeding,” the regulation said.

Source: THE TIMES OF INDIA-4th August,2018

Saturday, August 04, 2018


1). US FDA approves Progenics' NDA for Azedra to treat unresectable, locally advanced/metastatic pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma
2). Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anti-bacterial drug

3). Krintafel (tafenoquine) is a single-dose medication for radical cure (prevention of relapse) of P. vivax malaria. The drug is the result of a partnership of Glaxo Smith-Kline (GSK) and Medicines for Malaria Venture, a public-private company whose stated mission is to reduce the burden of malaria by developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

4). Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for anticoagulant

5). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved    Japan-based Shionogi & Co Ltd's treatment for low blood-platelet count or thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease. The treatment belongs to a new class of drugs called thrombopoietin receptor agonists TPO RA, which stimulate platelet production