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Parl nod to bill to protect rights of urban street vendors

Feb 20, 2014

Parl nod to bill to protect rights of urban street vendors

A bill to regulate street vending activities and protect the rights of urban street vendors were among three measures adopted by Parliament today. #India #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #National Institutes of Technology #Street Vendors Bill
IIT directors to meet tomorrow to discuss exam row

Jun 22, 2012

IIT directors to meet tomorrow to discuss exam row

In the backdrop of raging row over government proposal for single entrance test, IIT directors will meet tomorrow to chalk out a plan of action. #Kanpur #National Institutes of Technology #IIT Council #Indian Institute of Technology Delhi #Indian Institute of Technology Madras
IIT-Delhi goes the Kanpur way, to hold own entrance

Jun 21, 2012

IIT-Delhi goes the Kanpur way, to hold own entrance

Rejecting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's single entrance test proposal, IIT-Delhi today decided to conduct its own entrance exam. #Indian Institutes of Technology #Kanpur #National Institutes of Technology #IIT Delhi #Joint Management Entrance Test #Indian Institute of Technology Punjab
IIT-2012: The best are avoiding Chennai, Kharagpur, Kanpur

Jun 20, 2012

IIT-2012: The best are avoiding Chennai, Kharagpur, Kanpur

The preference for old IITs is understandable compared to the new ones located in far-flung areas, but why do candidates give a go-by to, say a premier IIT like Chennai? #HowThisWorks #Education in India #National Institutes of Technology #Indian Institute of Technology Madras
How Kapil Sibal rode roughshod over IIT autonomy

Jun 12, 2012

How Kapil Sibal rode roughshod over IIT autonomy

The opposition to the new JEE being implemented began much earlier with IIT senates and faculty opposing it but despite considering it the ministry seems not to have considered implementing it. #Kapil Sibal #Indian Institutes of Technology #National Institutes of Technology #IIT Council

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Entrance exams and Brand IIT: misconceptions galore

May 15, 2012

Entrance exams and Brand IIT: misconceptions galore

While the JEE may still be conducted honestly, evidence on the ground shows that its discriminatory power has been conclusively demolished. #HowThisWorks #Education #Entrance examination #Engineer #National Institutes of Technology #Presidency college

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Entrance exams and Brand IIT: misconceptions galore

Jul 15, 2014

Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

The National Institute of Standards and Technology needs to hire more cryptographers and improve its collaboration with the industry and academia, reducing its reliance on the U.S. National Security Agency for decisions around cryptographic standards...
Entrance exams and Brand IIT: misconceptions galore

Jul 18, 2014

US needs to restore trust following NSA revelations, tech groups say

The U.S government can take action to slow the calls in other countries to abandon U.S. tech vendors following revelations about widespread National Security Agency surveillance, some tech representatives said Friday. Decisions by other governments t... #New America Foundation #U.S. Congress #National Security Agency
Entrance exams and Brand IIT: misconceptions galore

Jun 24, 2014

Microsoft's general counsel calls on Congress to do more to protect users' private data

Congress needs to do more to protect private data of U.S. citizens from government surveillance and the misuse of technology by companies, a top Microsoft executive said Tuesday. Congress has taken small steps to protect data from surveillance by the... #Brookings Institution #Microsoft Corporation #National Security Agency