IIIT Current Affairs - 2020

Amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme (PMRF)

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development recently announced various amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme. Highlights Under the scheme, a dedicated division called “Research and Innovation Division” was created to boost research. The division is to be headed by director who coordinates research work of several institutions under the Ministry of HRD. Read More…

National Super Computing Mission: Three More Super Computers to be installed

The National Super Computer Mission was launched by the GoI in 2015. Today India has 5 Super Computers that are ranked within top 500 list of Super Computers in the World Top 5 Super Computers in India The Super Computer (Pratyush) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology India is ranked 39th, National Centre for Medium Read More…

Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 Read More…

IIIT Hyderabad create first ever Indian Brain Atlas

Researchers at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, have created the first-ever Indian Brain Atlas referred to as IBA 100. The research has been published in a peer-reviewed journal– Neurology India. The Indian human brain atlas construction was undertaken by team of IIITH researchers was led by Jayanthi Sivaswamy from Centre for Visual Information Read More…

Cabinet approves Introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament. The amendment Bill has provision for the inclusion of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool along with the other IITs in the Principal Act. With this, IIITDM Kurnool will become Read More…