Category Archives: Top Story

On Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories

>>Research project finds humans, not bots, are primarily responsible for spread of misleading information A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does — and by a substantial margin. “We

IIMB hosts Future of Aviation & Aerospace Conference

>>Industry experts discuss India’s growth opportunity, need for talent management, and the role of start-ups in the sector  The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), in collaboration with Toulouse Business School (TBS), France, today hosted an international conference on Future of Aviation & Aerospace 2018,

Researchers’ consortium formed to apply Disruptive Technologies in farming

 >>IIITMK, IIST and GB Pant varsity partners  In a major initiative to apply disruptive technology in agriculture, a consortium of researchers has been formed with the partnership of three leading institutions in the country with the mandate of turning farming from an ‘uncertain’ to ‘assured’ activity.  The

Stanford GSB Launches New Executive Education Program to Help Senior Leaders Harness Big Data in Their Organizations

>>Big Data, Strategic Decisions: Analysis to Action will empower senior-level executives to use data analytics to improve decisions and gain a competitive advantage   Stanford Graduate School of Business today unveiled its new executive education course: Big Data, Strategic Decisions: Analysis to Action.Tailored for senior-level executives, the course provides

Ensure privacy in interconnected devices, says German expert

>>Dr.-Ing Axel Sikora leads lecture session on IoT at IIITM-K   Interconnected devices should be provided with a high degree of smartness by enabling their adaptation and autonomous behaviour while guaranteeing trust, security, and privacy of the users and their data, according to Dr.-Ing Axel Sikora, a

Union Budget evokes positive reactions from educationists

>>It aims to lend low-cost funds to government higher educational institutions The Union Budget has evoked positive reactions from educationists as it has laid stress on prioritizing education and emphasized a shift from traditional blackboards to digital blackboards. The Budget has allocated Rs 85,010 crore

Institute launches the MIT Intelligence Quest

>>New Institute-wide initiative will advance human and machine intelligence research MIT today announced the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.

KSUM to promote innovations from colleges in Idea Fest in April

>>Ninth Idea Day to be held at IIM Kozhikode on Feb 5 The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the apex organisation of the Kerala Government for supporting startups, will organise an Idea Fest during the first week of April to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth.

‘Seeding Kerala’by Startup Mission opens funding opportunities for Startups

>> IT Secretary Shri M. Sivasankar IAS will inaugurate the event at 9.30am. Over the last few years, investments in technology startups have grown across India  Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in association with Lets venture, is conducting the third edition of “Seeding Kerala” on February 6 at UL Cyber Park, Kozhikode.

Programmable droplets

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments