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11-member Cong. panel to plan I-Day celebration

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday constituted an 11-member committee, under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to plan and coordinate the year-long 75th Independence Day celebrations. The panel includes Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik and Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Mr. Wasnik has been made the convenor. A.K. Antony, Meira Kumar, Ambika Soni, Pramod Tiwari, Pradyut Bordoloi, […]

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IIT Roorkee, IISc Bangalore, C-DAC develops India’s first Quantum Computer Simulator toolkit

The project was conceptualised through a multi-institutional approach by IISc Bengaluru, IIT Roorkee and C-DAC as participating agencies. It was supported & funded by MeitY. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India Friday launched the country’s first ‘Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit’. QSim is a first-of-its-kind toolkit to be indigenously developed […]

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China cracks down on ‘chaotic’ celebrity fan culture after scandals

The country's top internet watchdog said it would take action against the dissemination of "harmful information" in celebrity fan groups and close down discussion channels that spread celebrity scandals or "provoke trouble". China cracked down on what it described as a “chaotic” celebrity fan culture on Friday, barring platforms from publishing popularity lists and regulating […]

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Conducting classes without textbooks is meaningless: HC

Government tells court that decision on opening schools for classes 1 to 8 would be taken on August 30   Observing that attending classes has no purpose or meaning unless students are provided with textbooks, the High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the State government to ensure supply of textbooks to students of classes […]

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People should follow norms and avoid crowding, says Bommai

To contain COVID-19 cases in the State, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has appealed to the public to strictly follow protocols and avoid crowding at markets and public places during festival days. Replying to a question on the violation of COVID-19 norms, he said people should cooperate with the government in containing infections. A few days […]