Posted on: May 30, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Revised Calender after 5th June Meeting : UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) held a special meeting on 20th, 2020 to review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions, due to COVID-19. Due to the extension of several restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, for the present. The Commission, however, took note of the progressive relaxations being announced by the Central Government and various States…

Posted on: May 25, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Earthquack at 15 Km South West of Moirang

Earthquake measuring 5.4 Richter scale magnitude hit 15 km south west of Moirang town in Manipur. The seismic wave was recorded at 8:12:15 pm on 25th May, 2020. Another low scale magnitue earthquake happened at 36 km south west from Moirang. The second earthquake was recorded at 8:25:33 pm and intensity was 2.9 Richter scale. No official announcement from the govt side regarding casualty or property damage so far at…

Posted on: May 23, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

CeNS team designed ergonomic COVID-19 protection mask

A team of researchers at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Bangalore have developed a cup-shaped design (patent filed) of the mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking. With the increase of active COVID cases in India and other countries, usage of face masks has been advised for the general public and…

Posted on: May 1, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

UGC Expert Committee recomends new guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar

In view of Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the University Grants Commission constituted an Expert Committee to deliberate and make recommendations on the issues related to the Examinations and the Academic Calendar to avoid academic loss and take appropriate measures for the future of students. The following are the main recommendations in the guidelines issued by UGC today  1. Intermediate Semester Students: Will be graded based on internal assessment of the present…

Posted on: April 25, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

MHA allow opening of certain categories of shops, Single and Multi-brand Malls to remain shut

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on 15.04.2020, had issued an order to exempt certain activities under the consolidated revised guidelines to fight COVID-19, in certain areas not included in hotspots/containment zones. Giving relaxation in the category of Commercial and private establishments, MHA has issued an order to all States/UTs, to allow opening of all shops registered under Shops & Establishment Act of respective States/ UTs, including shops in residential complexes,…

Posted on: April 23, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Online Learning in Manipur

Covid-19 pandemic has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for many tech startups and IT majors around the globe. We live in the age of Internet, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Yet there is nothing new, nothing amazing happening in this remotest part of the globe called, Manipur. For those who are not aware, in a recent televised interview a high ranking govt official from Education department expressed, in…

Posted on: April 18, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India launched

Union Minister for Culture (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launches the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India in New Delhi today. It aims to raise awareness about various intangible cultural heritage elements from different states of India, at national and international level and ensure their protection. Speaking on the occasion Shri Patel said that India houses a repository of unique Intangible Cultural Heritage(ICH) traditions, 13 of which…

Posted on: March 29, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

IBM Summit joins the fight to COVID-19, identifies 77 promising compounds

World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer IBM Summit, joins into the Fight Against COVID-19. In collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy and industry leaders, IBM is helping launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. This will bring forth an unprecedented amount of computing power – Over 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, 34,000 GPUs, and counting to help researchers everywhere better understand…

Posted on: March 28, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

COVID-19 and how to stay safe

What is coronavirus? The novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, causes the disease COVID-19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019. Baring Antarctica, the virus has spread to every continent. Compared to seasonal flu, the death rate appears to be higher. However, it also varies by location as well as a person’s age, underlying health conditions, among other factors. Fatality rate Scientists can’t yet say for…

Posted on: March 27, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG May 2020 postponed

The National Testing Agency has postponed the ensuing NEET (UG) May 2020 examination scheduled to be held on the 3rd May 2020. This development comes amid the raising concern of coronavirus spread in India and 21 day lockdown. NTA informed that the examination is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. The Admit Cards for the Examination are supposed to be issued on 27th March 2020.…