“The Center will facilitate faculty, staff and student exchanges between the two institutes for promotion of joint research in the areas of energy, materials and sustainability. “The collaboration will be fructified in a physical Rice-IITK Research Center, which will impart training to the students and researchers and conduct research in areas related to clean and sustainable energy technologies and practices in the early stage of its inception, with possibility of expansion into various other areas of not only science and engineering but also humanities. Both institutes shall appoint Faculty in-charges on each side for managing and coordinating Center activities,” said Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director, IITK. … [Read more...] about IIT Kanpur and Rice University to cooperate in development of energy solutions
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News reports have, however, not quoted any official from IISc. In the age of active voices on social media, this reluctance of the directors to communicate the situation to the media is problematic. This silence is not just going to give rise to speculation, but it is also part of the suffocating stranglehold of patriarchal values that protects perpetrators, even alleged ones. … [Read more...] about Model institutions
The issues of income and gender inequality are expected to figure prominently in discussions at the five-day summit of the WEF, starting Monday. The WEF's annual Global Risks Report has also warned that the downward pressure on the global economy from macroeconomic fragilities and financial inequality continued to intensify in 2019. … [Read more...] about Wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than the total 2018-19 Union Budget
The wheel set off by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi by inviting the states to be involved in formulating and implementing foreign policy has come full circle when a major congregation of overseas Indians was held in Kerala without the participation of the central government, whose responsibility it is to take care of the Diaspora. … [Read more...] about Needed: A new policy for the Indian Diaspora
On 15th January, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) had issued an advisory to financial institutions in Singapore over critical vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows Operating System.MAS said, “These vulnerabilities could allow malicious files or applications to bypass detection from security applications and gain control of the computer systems.”Financial institutions were informed by MAS to take immediate actions to install relevant patches.To address 49 vulnerabilities, On 15th January, Microsoft had released security updates for its Windows OS. As per the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), four of the vulnerabilities were highly critical and required immediate attention.MAS said, “They will continue working closely with financial institutions to monitor the cybersecurity developments and ensure that IT systems in the financial sector are safeguarded and remain resilient against cyber threats.”The 4 vulnerabilities were CVE-2020-0601, … [Read more...] about MAS alerts financial institutions on vulnerability in Microsoft Windows OS.