Friday, July 30, 2021

Engineering ki padhai ab hindustani zabano mein bhi

                                                Source:   Urdu Times-30th July'2021,pg2,          




U.S. FDA approves Merck's Keytruda combo for early breast cancer treatment

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its immunotherapy Keytruda as a treatment for an early form of a tough-to-treat breast cancer in combination with chemotherapy.

The FDA approval is for treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive form of the disease with an increased risk of recurrence.


Panjab University students get AICTE seed funding for medical gloves that can detect hand disorders


Students from Panjab University have developed a unique type of gloves that will help to detect and diagnose early complications in hand and finger joints. The invention has been granted a seed-funding of Rs 4 lakh by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for upgrading it into a start-up.


NEP 2020: Technical education will be offered in eight regional languages on pilot basis this academic year, says education minister


 Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, Dharmendra Pradhan said this will be offered in some AICTE approved institutions from the academic session 2021-2022 on pilot basis.


Technical education will be offered in eight regional languages in certain institutions on a pilot basis from the academic year 2021-22, said education minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

The regional languages include Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, Pradhan said this will be offered in some AICTE approved institutions from the academic session 2021-2022 on a pilot basis.

This means that engineering school students will have an opportunity to study their courses in their mother tongue. This initiative is part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 implementation.

Pradhan explained that the translation of reference materials for courses of engineering in regional languages under SWAYAM platform, which has been offering online courses in disciplines such as science, engineering & technology, humanities & social sciences, law and management.

SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) was launched in July 2017 to enable anytime, anywhere learning. It is a part of the education ministry initiatives.

Engineering and technical institutes that want to introduce programmes in regional languages will have a separate AICTE approval process.

The Government announced the National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP) on July 29, after a gap of 34 years. One of the major recommendations in this regard is to promote more and more use of regional languages in education.

The minister said there will be an 'AICTE Translation Automation Artificial Intelligence Tool' to translate English language online courses into eleven different languages like Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Assamese & Odia.

The Student Induction Program (SIP), which is now a mandatory part of the curriculum for students of the first year in engineering, will also be delivered in regional languages, he added.

As part of the NEP, the education ministry is also setting up a task force for preparing a roadmap for imparting technical education in the mother tongue. This would include programmes like B.Tech in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

This is to enable students from across geographies to get access to technical education. Translated journals will also be made available to these candidates.



Mumbai: Deadline for diploma engineering applications extended to July 30


Re-examination to be conducted for students who could not appear due to heavy rainfall

The deadline to submit applications for admission to first year engineering programmes (diploma) after Class X has been extended to July 30, announced state Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant. Students can check the schedule and application process at

The extension has been given in order to award more time to students, who have passed Class X and received their results, to submit their application. Also, students who want to shift from first year junior college to a diploma programme can apply.

Makrand Pallav, a student said, "I want to opt for a diploma engineering programme because there is more practical exposure and hands-on learning in diploma courses as compared to regular engineering degree programmes."

Vipul Rao, another student said, "The competition for seats in engineering degree colleges is quite high after Class XII. I would prefer to pursue a diploma programme and gain practical knowledge of the field instead of opting for the regular Class XI and XII junior college studies."

In addition, Samant said, "Re-examination will be conducted after August 3, 2021, for those students who could not appear for the examinations conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) due to heavy rainfall."

MSBTE is an autonomous board of the Government of Maharashtra mandated to regulate matters pertaining to diploma level technical education.



Thursday, July 29, 2021

ONGC Scholarship to Meritorious Students



ONGC Scholarship to Meritorious Students for SC/ST/OBC/General Category for 2020-2021 has been announced.
The Portal will be open for submission from the 7th of July till the 6th of August 2021.
Please visit the portal to apply for the scholarship between the dates

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Nation remembers former President Abdul Kalam on 6th death anniversary



Former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on this day in 2015.

Kalam, an aerospace scientist by profession, served as the 11th President of India, from 2002 to 2007.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.

He completed schooling from Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram. He graduated with Physics from Saint Joseph's College. Then he pursued aerospace engineering at Madras Institute of Technology.

In his professional career, he was long associated with Isro and DRDO. His most significant works include the development of the Indian ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology, that earned him the sobriquet 'Missiile man of India.' He played a central role in one of India's most important nuclear tests, Pokhran-II. For his work in science and politics, he was awarded 'Bharat Ratna', India's highest civilian honour.

He was widely regarded as the 'People's President'.

Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015, aged 83, while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong.


BJP president JP Nadda paid tribute to former President Kalam on his sixth death anniversary.

"Humble tribute on the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam ji, the former President of the country, known as 'Missile man', a great scientist, a source of inspiration for youth, who played an important role in making India nuclear power," JP Nadda said in a tweet.



Thursday, July 15, 2021

The “Sci-Hub effect” can almost double the citations of research articles, study suggests by Eric W. Dolan July 10, 2021in Social Psychology

According to a new study published in Scientometrics, scientific articles that get downloaded from the scholarly piracy website Sci-Hub tend to receive more citations. The number of times an article was downloaded from Sci-Hub also turned out to be a robust predictor of future citations.