Friday, June 26, 2020

MPSC Electrical Engineering Services 2019 (Mains) Exam Result Declared


NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Public Service Commission has released the result of MPSC Electrical Engineer services 2019 (Mains) on June 23. MPSC Electrical Engineering Services 2019 (Mains) result is available online at its official website - Candidates who appeared for the mains exam can check their result here. The result has been released in PDF having details of all the qualified candidates.
MPSC Electrical Engineering Services 2019 (Mains) Exam was conducted on November 24, 2019 while preliminary examination was conducted from July 13 to 15. Shortlisted candidates now need to appear for a personal interview round. The interview schedule will soon be updated on the official website. Click the below link to check the MPSC Electrical Engineering Services 2020 (Mains)

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Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the state government organisation responsible to conduct various examinations for state services in Maharashtra state.

MPSC Electrical Engineering Services 2019 (Mains) - Cut Off Marks

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DST starts ‘Innovative Student Projects Award 2020’ nominations for engineering students


Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, has invited nominations for the Innovative Student Projects Award 2020.

The nominations are invited for the Innovative Student Projects Award 2020. Projects of students from three categories are eligible for participation -- Final Year (4th year) B.E, B.Tech or B.Sc. (Engg) projects completed up to July 31, 2020, for the academic year 2019-2020, M.E. or M.Tech, M.Sc. (Engg) thesis examined from July 1, 2019, up to July 31, 2020, during the academic year 2019-2020 and Ph.D. thesis examined and accepted or recommended for Award from June 1, 2019, up to May 31, 2020.
INAE instituted the Innovative Student Projects award in 1998 to identify innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students at any of the three stages of tertiary engineering education, namely undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels in engineering institutions.

 The nominations are required to be sent by Principal, Deans, Heads, Registrar or Director of Engineering College or Institution where the candidate has carried out his project/thesis for the award of degree and not through the organisation where the candidate is presently working. The nominations are invited for project/thesis pertaining to the Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral level from the engineering College/Institutions. The last date for the receipt of nominations is August 31, 2020.

 “The award particularly encourages joint projects among industry, research laboratories, and academic institutions. The endeavour is meant to encourage young talent and accord recognition and incentives to them. Though the response to the award during the last twenty-two years has been quite encouraging, the Academy earnestly wishes to reach out to a wider cross-section of the community and profession,” as per a statement.

Mouser Electronics’ “Engineering Big Ideas” Videos Win Series of Prestigious Awards


Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is proud to announce that its Engineering Big Ideas video series has been honored with three Telly Awards and two Communicator Awards of Excellence for exemplary branded content. The Engineering Big Ideas series, part of Mouser’s popular Empowering Innovation Together™ program hosted by celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, was selected for the top awards from a combined pool of over 18,000 entries from across five continents.

 Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards are the world’s premier honor for video and television content, showcasing the best work across multiple industries. Mouser received the highest honor in the Telly Awards Branded Content: Science and Technology category — the Gold Telly — for the series’ first episode on forward-thinking electric truck company Nikola Motor Company. Additionally, the full four-episode series received two Silver Telly Awards: one for Online/Web series: Corporate Image, and the other for Branded Content: Campaign: Business-to-Business.

The Mouser series also earned the highest distinction from the 26th annual Communicator Awards, which reward excellence in creative achievement for communication professionals. The Engineering Big Ideas program won Gold Awards of Excellence in the categories of Branded Content Series/Business-to-Business and Online Video Campaign or Series-Web Series/Business-to-Business.
All videos in the Engineering Big Ideas series are available at

  Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most recognized and notable electronic component educational programs since 2015, highlighting a range of innovative developments from IoT and smart cities of the future to robotics technologies. To learn more about Engineering Big Ideas and all of Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together series.
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Five Indian-origin environment techies feature in UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering list


With the coronavirus outbreak, the awards were celebrated in a virtual International Women in Engineering Day event on Tuesday.

LONDON: The UK Atomic Energy Authority's Chitra Srinivasan is among five Indian-origin engineers to be named among the UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2020.
Srinivasan, a control and software engineer at UKAEA's fusion research lab at Culham Science Centre near Abingdon in south-east England, was joined by transport engineer Ritu Garg, seismic engineer Barnali Ghosh, climate change expert Anusha Shah and senior engineer Kusum Trikha for the Women's Engineering Day awards announced on Tuesday.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards seek to recognise female talent within engineering and is coordinated annually by the Women's Engineering Society.
In its fifth year, the awards focused on sustainability -- celebrating female engineers who are making a significant contribution to achieving net zero carbon emission.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority hailed Srinivasan's success as part of a team developing fusion energy as a carbon-free source of electricity that could be used around the world.
"I am an upcoming engineer in fusion research and this achievement is highly encouraging for me," said Srinivasan.
"This would not have been possible without the support of my colleagues. At UKAEA, I have the opportunity to research sustainable energy by developing computer codes to control the fuel inside fusion machines. We are copying the process that powers the sun for greener electricity," she said.
Ritu Garg, a senior transport engineer at Arup, was recognised for her work involving the formulation and delivery of sustainable transport solutions.
She is also part of a global initiative helping national governments unlock the economic power of zero-carbon sustainable cities.
Dr Barnali Ghosh, as technical director at Mott Macdonald, focuses on developing seismic resilience in infrastructure, using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Among the other Indian-origin winners, Anusha Shah, as resilient cities director at Arcadis, supports organisations to meet net zero targets and become climate resilient and Kusum Trikha as senior engineer at WSP specialises in multi-million-pound low-carbon energy projects.
Sally Sudworth, the Women's Engineering Society's Honorary Secretary and head judge for the awards, said: "The panel of judges was thrilled by the outstanding achievements demonstrated by all of the winners and by the difference being made by the candidates."
With the coronavirus outbreak, the awards were celebrated in a virtual International Women in Engineering Day event on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Engineering Society, explained why they had chosen the theme of sustainability for 2020: "The 2019 Climate Emergency Declarations followed unprecedented weather conditions across the planet. It will be engineers who will provide many of the solutions needed to address the UN's SDGs. We felt that it was the right time to showcase the amazing women who are already working on these issues."


Good news: Mumbai University not to hike fees for upcoming academic year


In a bid to relief students amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, colleges affiliated to Mumbai University will not be increasing their fees for the upcoming academic year. Students will also be allowed to pay their tuition fees in instalments.
The University of Mumbai issued a notice to the administration of its affiliated colleges asking them to not increase the fees for the upcoming year of 2020-21.
“Owing to the lockdown announced on March 23, all industries, commercial work as well as jobs in the private sector have been affected financially. This has also affected the financial situation of the general public. Keeping this in mind, we, hereby, direct all affiliated colleges to not hike their fees for the next year,” read the notice.
Officiating registrar of the University of Mumbai, Vinod Patil confirmed the same, adding that the students will be allowed to pay their tuition fees in instalments. “In line with the letter from the UGC and keeping in mind the lockdown, we are instructing colleges to not increase the fees for the next year and allowing students to pay tuition fees in instalments,” said Patil.
Last month, the colleges were asked to not force its students to pay fees immediately amid the pandemic.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Welcome to The Jungle House, a sustainable home that grows its own food


Imagine a house that generates its own electricity, warms and cools itself, provides its own water and food – including fish, vegetables, eggs and honey – powers its own car, is smothered in greenery and is still in the middle of inner-city Sydney.

Impossible? No. Welcome to The Jungle House is the brainchild of one of Australia’s champions of sustainable architecture Clinton Cole, who has already won plaudits from around the world for his ground-breaking home.
And now it’s also a finalist in the first-ever People’s Choice competition held as part of the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.
“It was designed to attract attention,” said Mr Cole, the director of CplusC Architectural Workshop. “It’s making a statement that sustainability can be integrated into the aesthetic of a very comfortable family home, and we couldn’t be happier with it.
“We’ve spent a lot of time at home over the past three months, and it was probably the perfect place to be … even though the kids went a bit stir-crazy by the end.”
The three-storey house in Darlington, hidden behind the heritage-listed facade of an old warehouse, is now one of the favourite homes to take out the inaugural People’s Choice award in the Isolation Oasis category of the annual ceremony on July 3.
President of the NSW Australian Institute of Architects Kathlyn Loseby says she understands why it’s touched such a chord with people.
“I’m a big fan of the Welcome to the Jungle House and the way it deals with so many factors and considerations that so much housing, and commercial buildings, should also be considering in the future,” she said.
“It has zero carbon, produces its own energy and food and recycles all its waste. It’s also a delightful environment to be in. It’s the triple whammy. The architect has also been great in opening up his home to other people to show them what can be achieved. It’s often said that an architect’s house is their temple for experimenting – and this is his, and it’s wonderful!”
The house has already gained industry recognition, including being highly commended at the National Sustainability Awards for both New House and Intelligent Building, at the 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards held in Amsterdam in December, and the 2019 Master Builders Association Design & Construct Excellence in Housing Award.
The Welcome to the Jungle House sits on a 98-square-metre triangular-shaped corner site, where it was designed and built to show that sustainable practices can be adopted, no matter how small the area, and still not compromise on the luxurious lifestyle a home can offer.
It has a long-lasting, low-maintenance steel structure, and is carefully oriented to enjoy passive solar heating.
There are banks of vertical solar panels on the facade – in order to leave the rooftop free for a garden – a battery system, cooling through cross-ventilation and a wind-powered generator.
A central spiral staircase makes the most of the space available, there’s a system to store rainwater underground, and harvest and recycle it, and the glass inner skin of the home can be opened or closed according to the weather, with the space between that and the outside walls used to provide passive thermal regulation.
There’s greenery to provide shade, cooling and a beautiful outlook from all rooms, while C-Bus automation controls a ream of features including the LED lighting. There’s also an electric car-charging station.
The garden on the roof has a hive for native bees, a 1600-litre aquaponics fish pond stocked with edible silver perch, a chicken run and planter beds for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.
The beds are irrigated with nutrient-rich water from the pond while, in return, there’s a composting system that provides worms to feed the fish and for the garden.
“Originally it was a shop-top terrace with a butcher below, and before that a corner store,” said Mr Cole. “When I bought it, it was completely derelict and then afterwards I discovered the facade was heritage-listed, so I had to incorporate that into the design.
“But it made it easier in the end. It’s been a conversation-starter with literally hundreds of people saying they used to know someone who lived there, or used to go there, and it’s helped make it an even more positive story.
“Some people even told me, not knowing it was mine, that they hated the new building but then I’d take them on a tour, and they liked it.”
So far, there have been over 3000 votes received in the People’s Choice awards.

Watch out for this 'space': Inspired by ISRO, 11-year-old Bengaluru boy launches website


Sparsh Bhowmick, decided to channelize his energy into learning website designing and eventually came up with - a site that provides latest news on different space missions.

BENGALURU: Seeking inspiration from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a 11-year-old boy in Bengaluru decided to make the best use of his lockdown activity time by creating his own website on space-related matters.
Sparsh Bhowmick, of Greenwood High International School, decided to channelize his energy into learning website designing and eventually came up with - a site that provides the latest news on different space missions.
Some of the many topics, Sparsh has blogged about on the site include- SpaceX flight to the International Space Station (ISS), India’s future attempt to soft land on the moon through Chandrayaan-3, US astronaut Sunita Williams’ flight to space, India’s Gaganyaan mission, among others.
“I started website learning in May during my school vacations and then building the site, which was published later that month. I am deeply inspired by ISRO. We have a rocket scientist in our neighbourhood who works for ISRO and I was inspired by my interactions with her when Chandrayaan-2 launch happened,” he told TNIE.
Sparsh has also made a few science related models for school projects on topics related to fuel and robotics and his website has already garnered traction from audience across seven countries including India, US, UAE, Japan, China, France and Italy.
“My aim is to keep the content short and impactful, I may venture into more interactive modes like video or webcasts in the future,” said Sparsh, who also has other interests like hockey, cricket and football.
“I knew nothing in the beginning but thanks to a user-friendly artificial intelligence-driven interface from a website, I could learn quickly. I also referred to a book on HTML that my mother bought for me. There were places I needed adult supervision because it involved setting up some accounts and payments that children are not allowed to,” he explained.
Speaking to TNIE, his mother, Pallavi, said, “He has developed an interest in the subject from the last two years. What started as a playful interest in building space models from lego has graduated into a possible career interest.
"He has also chosen Sriharikota as the next family holiday destination. We take a lot of pride in what he has been able to achieve on his own on his website. It gives him great technical as well as subject matter exposure and helps him spend his time constructively," she added.