"The light has been gloomy all day and we've been lucky to get the play we have. It did feel like the floodlights were pretty prominent. The umpires take their readings, we can only go off that so there's nothing more we can do about that." … [Read more...] about Bad light affecting play: Is pink ball the solution?
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“Our contributions will be in modelling and simulation in areas of Defence, agriculture, cyber security, artificial intelligence, data management, smart manufacturing and biomechanical engineering that benefit mankind. Most of our departments will be involved in the mission,” Dr.Thomas said. … [Read more...] about NIT-T to be part of two major national technology missions
Educational institutes are aping western classroom models that do not cater to Indian requirements The approach towards innovation in educational institutes is presently lopsided with a focus on tech-led inventions that do not do much to solve the social and developmental problems plaguing the country, says Ramon Magsaysay awardee and educator Sonam Wangchuk. "Indian institutes are aping western classroom models without adapting it to be socially relevant for Indian society. While we need drones and robots, we also need solutions to water shortage, food crisis and pollution in the country. Premier institutes such as the IITs and IIMs need to herald this change to provide tech-based solution for developmental issues," says Wangchuk, who is the founder of Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), an alternative schooling system that teaches students through a hands-on approach. While speaking at the Aegis Graham Bell awards, he called upon innovators and … [Read more...] about IITs, IIMs should focus on innovation to solve grassroots problems, says Sonam Wangchuk
There are many who often fail to open up, and that, according to Kaur, is what makes the situation worse. She, instead, suggests, “Feel free to talk to your family, friends, partner or whoever you can trust with your feelings. If you don’t have that one person, consult a therapist or a counsellor. Boxing up your feelings isn’t a solution. In such circumstances, our emotions aren’t in check and our brain often doesn’t function properly. It is also just an organ, and we’ve to look after it well. And there’s nothing to hide.” … [Read more...] about Nimrat Kaur’s mantra for mental well-being: Don’t box up your feelings, talk about it, be your own hero
Nationalisation of electionsAt a broader level, the historic outcome represents the nationalisation of State elections which is a key element of the BJP’s strategy to establish its electoral dominance across the country. The similarity in the national and State election outcomes indicates the re-nationalisation of elections. What underpins nationalisation? Mr. Modi was front and centre in the campaign; thanks to him, the party won a massive majority in a State election without a local face. People voted for Mr. Modi in the State election as though they were voting in a general election. This knocked out the earlier trend of regionalisation when people voted in the general election as though they were voting in State elections. … [Read more...] about Saffron storm in Uttar Pradesh