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BharatSim, a simulation model to track COVID-19 SPREAD announced by Ashoka University and ThoughtWorks

Ashoka University and ThoughtWorks have announced a research collaboration to develop the first ultra-large-scale agent-based simulation model for the spread of COVID-19 in India. The model, called BharatSim, builds on EpiRust, an open source framework developed and released recently by ThoughtWorks.  In BharatSim each individual is simulated as an “agent” on a computer. The properties of agents are chosen to match those known …

Desi PPE Kit prototypes ready, undergoing a second round of testing in Chennai

WUD, IIT-D, AIIMS, New Delhi, and Loyal Textile Mills (Chennai) collaborate, prototypes undergoing trial, will become open source for all manufacturers   A dedicated team of professors and researchers from India’s top Design & Technology Institutes – The World University of Design, IIT Delhi and AIIMS have designed and developed prototype of an indigenous and economical PPE Kits for Healthcare …

“My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” Book collated by 50 international agencies including WHO explains pandemic to young children

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and …

DD Kendras, AIR stations broadcasting virtual classes

Prasar Bharati, Public Broadcaster through TV and Radio has been helping students with their studies amidst ongoing lockdown. In collaboration with various State Government institutions, Doordarshan and All India Radio are broadcasting virtual classes and other educational content through their regional channels across the country on TV, Radio and YouTube. On an average, any DD Channel is airing 2.5 hours …

Leading IITs not to participate in THE World University Rankings this year

Leading IITs i.e. IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee have decided to not participate in any of the Times Higher Education (THE) – World University Rankings this year (2020). These IITs will reconsider their decision next year if Times Higher Education is able to convince them about the parameters and transparency …

CCSHAU establishes Custom Hiring Centre to help farmers

 Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU), an agricultural research university in India has recently announced plans to establish a Custom Hiring Centre for farmers in the coming months. This centre, a component of Deendayal Upadhyay Centre of Excellence for Organic Farming” established by the university in 2017, is aimed to broaden the experiential learning for students and will provide farm …

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