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India offers to build IT, educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan


September 19th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday offered to build information technology (IT) and educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan to provide better education.The offer was made by India's Communications Minister ... Read more...

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Azim Premji Foundation re-launches teachers portal


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) Azim Premji Foundation, set up by IT czar Azim Premji, Wednesday marked Teachers Day by launching "a new and significantly improved version" of the 'Teachers of ... Read more...

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India’s youth, like world over, are seeking change: US professor


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Citing the example of India, a noted US professor has outlined how, frustrated and angry, the world's young people are demanding change, from Europe and ... Read more...

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A weakened Congress will face UP ballot (Comment)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Since the Manmohan Singh government is at the receiving end of the Supreme Court's stinging indictment of its role in the spectrum scam, it is the Congress which will suffer ... Read more...

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Meta university by next year: Sibal


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said a network of universities forming a meta university to allow students to pick courses from across disciplines ... Read more...

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Rs.100 crore for innovation fund, pledges Pranab


November 15th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The central government will make an initial contribution of Rs.100 crore to set up a fund that will help promote innovation in the country, ... Read more...

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‘Reforms in higher education vital for economic growth’


November 12th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Recommending early passage of bills related to higher education, tech czar Sam Pitroda said Saturday that reforms in the higher education system are vital for ... Read more...

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ICT potential in universities to be enhanced


November 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning processes in universities and research institutions will be enhanced with the ... Read more...

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Library commission put in cold storage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government Tuesday said the constitution of the National Commission on Libraries as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission is not necessary at this stage.Replying ... Read more...

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Himachal varsity in National Knowledge Network: Pilot


July 24th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) would be soon connected with the National Knowledge Network, Union Minster of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said ... Read more...

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UN agency to confer global telecom award on Sam Pitroda


May 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) A United Nations agency for information and communication technology Wednesday said it would confer an award on Sam Pitroda to recognise his dedication in promoting use ... Read more...

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Australia-India Institute announces Amitabh Mattoo as its first director


March 1st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.1 (ANI): The Australia India Institute has announced the appointment of its inaugural Director, Professor Amitabh Mattoo.Professor Mattoo is one of India's leading thinkers and writers on international relations. He ... Read more...

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Highlights of Union Budget 2011-12 (Part-IV)


February 28th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Minister on Monday presented the Union Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament.Highlights of Union Budget 2011-12 are as follows:* New Companies Bill to be ... Read more...

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Sibal inaugurates NPTEL ‘National Video Server’


February 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal inaugurated the 'National Video Server' of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) here on Wednesday, which makes ... Read more...

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Government to invest $100 bn on education in 12th plan


January 7th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The government spending on education will be increased to $100 billion in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) from the estimated $70 billion during the current plan ... Read more...

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Sibal urges institutes to increase enrolment of female students


January 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Jan 5 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has urged educational institutes to increase and encourage enrolment of female students.Interacting with students and academicians here on Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh wants Indian scientists to think out of the box


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said that Indian scientists needed to think "out of the box" for scientific advancement and innovations in the country.Addressing ... Read more...

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Indian industries awarded innovation awards


November 13th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and National Institute of Immunology (NII) have been awarded for their innovation ... Read more...

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India can help create jobs in US: Pitroda


October 29th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission Chairman Sam Pitroda said Friday India can help create jobs in the US by providing alternative training."Everyone's focus in US is on ... Read more...

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Need to deregulate education: Sam Pitroda


October 28th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Thursday stressed the need to deregulate education, calling it the need of the hour."We don't need central or state control ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for science and innovative research academy


June 17th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday cleared a proposal to set up a national academy which will focus on research and impart training in frontier areas of science and technology. ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves setting up of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research


June 17th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for setting up of an Academy of Scientific and Innovative ... Read more...

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National Knowledge Network gets cabinet nod


March 25th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government Thursday approved the setting up of a $1.3 billion (Rs.5,990 crore) integrated hi-speed data network, which will connect over 1,500 educational institutions and help scale ... Read more...

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India needs 100 million broadband connections, says Pitroda


March 17th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Wednesday said India needs around 100 million broadband connections and the government is focused on connecting 250,000 panchayats across the country ... Read more...

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Modernising libraries will take time: Government


March 10th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The culture ministry Wednesday said it could not set a timeline for implementing a recommendation on the development of libraries across different sectors in the country. The National ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal will be single largest disaster, says scientist


February 1st, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's final call on the introduction of genetically modified brinjal, leading scientist Pushp Bhargava, who was ... Read more...

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No pressure from PMO on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh


January 27th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday denied he was under pressure "to approve the commercial release of genetically modified brinjal" as alleged by a renowned molecular scientist. Pushpa Bhargava, ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves setting up of national knowledge network


January 21st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved setting up of a national knowledge network (NKN) that will connect all major educational institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), ... Read more...

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CCI shows green signal to establish National Knowledge Network


January 21st, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure on Thursday accorded in principle approval for the establishment of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) to be implemented by the National Information ... Read more...

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Met office to give seven-day forecasts


January 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday installed a super computing device that will upgrade its short range weather prediction from two days to seven days. "Currently, we are ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda to deliver lecture in Orissa


January 11th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairperson Sam Pitroda will deliver a lecture at Orissa's prestigious Ravenshaw University Jan 16, the university said Monday. He will deliver the third lecture of a ... Read more...

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ICAR undertakes major capacity building exercise


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Union Agricultural Minister Sahrad Pawar said here on Wednesday that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is undertaking a major capacity building exercise.Addressing the 81st Annual ... Read more...

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Indian universities must become hub of research: Sam Pitroda


December 17th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairperson Sam Pitroda Thursday said Indian universities must become the hub of research to capture the synergies that exist between teaching and research. "Universities ... Read more...

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Pranab favours establishing smaller universities


November 17th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday advocated the need for establishing smaller universities which were "easier to manage" and would serve to capture "synergies between teaching and research". "In ... Read more...

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Getting best faculty for premier institutes a problem: PM


November 11th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Getting talented faculty members for premier institutes was a problem, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, and emphasised that the government was committed to strengthening ... Read more...

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