IIT Madras to launch fortnightly webinars to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The webinar panel will include A.V. Balasubramanian, director of the centre for Indian Knowledge Systems as moderator; P.V.S. Suryakumar, deputy managing director of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai; R.V. Bhavani, director, agriculture, nutrition and health programme at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai and Clifton D’Rozario, advocate at Manthan Law, Bengaluru, as panelists.

Treat degrees in vocational subjects on par with other bachelor degrees: Delhi govt to Centre

“Beginning with vocational exposure at early ages in middle and secondary school, quality vocational education will be integrated smoothly into higher education. It will ensure that every child learns at least one vocation and is exposed to several more. This would lead to emphasising the dignity of labour and importance of various vocations involving Indian […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Two Major US College Athletic Conferences to Postpone 2020 Football Seasons

The prospect of any U.S. college football being played during the traditional fall season amid the COVID-19 pandemic was thrown into doubt well before the Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed their seasons.  Three other lesser conferences, including the Ivy League, which represents such prestigious schools as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, have either postponed or outright […]

Goa govt, Sunburn organisers collaborate to raise money for Covid-19

“It’s an online musical festival for free that is being held in Berlin. The donation is voluntary. The money will come to the CM’s Relief Fund. We don’t need to spend any money. The organisers are doing it to promote Goa and Goa Tourism. The music has been recorded. They only sought our permission for […]

Storm Thorgerson obituary

Storm Thorgerson, who has died aged 69 after suffering from cancer, was “the best album designer in the world” according to the writer Douglas Adams, and it was an assessment shared by generations of music fans. A lifelong working relationship with Pink Floyd began when Thorgerson designed the sleeve for the group’s album A Saucerful […]

553 new cases, nine deaths in central districts

Pudukottai recorded the highest number of cases among the central districts, with 149 patients testing positive for the viral infection. Of them, 77 were immediate contacts of patients who tested positive earlier, and 39 patients had symptoms such as Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses and Influenza-Like Illnesses, 28 local cases whose contact history had to be […]

‘PM to present outline for self-reliant India on Aug 15’

Modi first mentioned about his vision for an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) in his address to the nation on May 12 while announcing a Rs 20 lakh-crore stimulus package to boost the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, various ministries and departments have announced a series of measures.

Coonoor Heritage Gallery showcasing the history and development of Coonoor opened

“Coonoor was just a stopover,” says K Balu, Municipal Commissioner, Coonoor, discussing how the smaller town was always less prominent than Ooty. Ooty became more popular, as British soldiers were sent there for treatment because of the home weather. The total population of Coonoor in 1847 included 30 Europeans and 250-plus Indians. Two hundred and […]

Independence Day 2020: Significance Of Tricolours In Our National Flag

For every nation, its flag is quite important and so is for our country. Our National Flag which is also known as the ‘Tricolour’ has huge importance. Our National Flag symbolises our freedom and the long struggle that our brave freedom fighters fought. As we proceed to celebrate 74th Independence Day, it is important for […]

1,897 new COVID cases in TS

Regarding bed availability, 3,216 oxygen beds, and 851 ICU beds were available in the 56 State government hospitals on August 10. Beds were occupied to full capacity at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Hospital, Warangal Urban, and Community Health Centre (CHC), Narayankhed. Also 1,256 oxygen beds, and 650 ICU beds were available in 116 private hospitals.