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DU Graduates Will Now Have to Apply for ‘Degree Certificate’

27 Jul 16

The convocation for DU students this year has not been held till date. This is the first time that there has been an undue delay in the convocation. Till 2014, the ceremony used to be held in March, but last year it was held in May. This year, there has been no information about the dates. As per sources, the delay is because the guest list for the ceremony has not been decided.
Students will now be asked to apply for a ‘degree certificate’. According to the university sources, the degree certificate will be equivalent to the final degree which students receive on the convocation, and once the student avails this certificate, s/he will not be given a degree at the ceremony. Earlier, students were given an ‘advanced degree’ and later they received a final degree with the date of the convocation.
“The degree has the date of the convocation mentioned in it. So what will the degree certificate have? How can the university decide on whether students can attend the convocation or not? Instead of changing the old rules they should just hold the convocation,” a senior college teacher said on the condition of anonymity. Some teachers said a degree will not be considered valid as long as the convocation is not held.
The decision was taken after the medical students protested, because the university denied advanced degrees to those who wanted to go abroad for further studies and jobs. The university had also announced earlier this year that marksheets, degrees and migration certificates can be applied for and delivered online.

Farming is Uneconomical: Said by Father of Indian Green Revolution

26 Sep 17

The series of farm loan waivers in India shows clearly that farming as a profession is uneconomical in India. The agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan strongly said this statement. He also emphasized that abating farmer loans has never helped in solving the problem.

Swaminathan told that we all should focus on making farming more economical, more profitable and more productive rather than trying to resolve this short-term problem with loan waivers. Waiving of farm loans have been done by four Indian states. As per the election promise by the current Government in Uttar Pradesh, they have pardoned farm loans of Rs 36,000 crore in April, 2017. Then, the Governments of Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka also followed by waiving fully or partially. Urjit Patel, Reserve Bank of India Governor already warned previously that waivers constitute risks to inflation and credit discipline.

M.S. Swaminathan who led India’s Green Revolution in 1960s said that Government will have to retell its commitment to agriculture. He added that Government need more research, more extension, more training and remunerative marketing.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.bloombergquint.com




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The Dust Devils and its Impact

25 Sep 17

The moving pillars of dust and sand that are known as “Dust Devils” are the specification of desert areas on the Earth and Mars too. A recent research has revealed that around two thirds of the fine particles lifted by these cyclones can remain suspended in the atmosphere and be carried around the globe frequently. This particular finding will have effect not only on the climate and weather of these two planets but it will certainly affect our health too. It is found that almost half of the dust lifted into the atmosphere of Mars each year comes from these so - called dust devils. The scientists have taken the samples of grains lifted by dust devils at different heights.

Dust devils have different strengths and dimensions; however, of a similar structure. These dust devils lift the grains of larger diameter from a certain height and with increases of height the grains’ diameters decreases. In the terrestrial dust devils the fine dust particles appear to stay in suspension. These small mineral aerosols can travel long distances on Earth and have an adverse impact on the climate and weather. They can also reach populated areas and affect air quality along with human health. Further research is going on to understand them more effectively.

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

By: Anita Aishvarya

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Few Unknown Life Facts of Children’s Best Friend- Mr. Bean

24 Sep 17

All the children out there, how many of you missed Mr. Bean’s episodes? We expect none of you! Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, and starring Atkinson as the title character.

Now there are so many hidden facts about Atkinson’s life that we are going to disclose for our readers. The veteran actor Atkinson originally received an EE master’s program at The Queen’s College Oxford in 1975. Before his masters, he had completed an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University.

When Atkinson was working towards his degree he pursued acting on the side with a variety of clubs, such as the Oxford University Dramatic Society, the Oxford Revue, and the Experimental Theatre Club.

During the same time, the character of Mr. Beam was created. The purpose behind Mr. Bean’s Character was to show a “child in a grown man’s body”. This concept was based on similar brands of “physical humor” comedy portrayed by famous actors such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Jacques Tati (particularly the character of “Monsieur Hulot” portrayed by Tati).

Priyanka Negi

Content: www.todayifoundout.com

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Human V/S Robots at Workplace in Future

23 Sep 17

With rapid changes in technologies the machines are replacing men at workplace as they insure accuracy in work and saves time. A set of habitual behaviour, cognitions and emotional activities that evolve from biological and environmental factors is called personality. As robots are coming into use at various business and work places the fear of losing the job has started tingling into our minds.

However, a research has shown that, there is nothing to worry, as robots can't perform as humans when it’s the question to have complex social interactions.  We humans can also beat machines when it comes to complete the tasks that require creativity and a high level of complexity that is not usual. Humans perform better in complex situation due to their flexibility.

A research has shown that people with higher level of intelligence, maturity and extraversion and higher interests in arts and sciences are tended to be selected into less computerized job in coming future. It is stressed that the education system must be equipped to face upcoming changes in the labour market, and fortunately it’s changing.  There are many fields who will allow the number of tasks that machines can perform better than humans, that merely increasing educational levels won't be enough to keep up with job automation rather one should be extra intelligent to prove his worth.

Anita Aishvarya

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

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Recording and Animating of Dreams Will Change Future

22 Sep 17

34th Annual Conference of the International Association was conducted in Anaheim, California. The conference was on the Study of Dreams. Inspiring researchers and clinicians who have worked on the field of dreams witnessed this conference.

Daniel Oldis who is a lucid dreaming author and Social Dreaming Advisor at DreamsCloud presented his project on “Animating Dreams and Future Dream Recording”. This project aimed to establish a way for capturing and simulating motor behavior in dreams. The presentation on this project consist a demonstration of an iPad avatar animation. It was created out from real data of a sleeping participant. They also thought that their set up will reflect the movements of the participant’s dreaming body.

A lot of research on dream subject was able to establish that body movements in dreams are connected with real signals in the muscles of the sleeping body. The signals are those that appear in the same muscles that are involved in the dream behavior.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.psychologytoday.com

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