Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

Published on May 23, 2021 Ahmedabad: How do the authorities such as the state and central government decide on the spread of Covid-19 in a specific region? There are several markers – for starter, the test positivity rate (TPR) indicating how many persons are testing positive out of every 100 persons tested on rapid antigen … Continue reading Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

When furniture tells stories of the land, its people

Published on May 03, 2021 DholioTakhtSarpozSandookKothlioBasni Ahmedabad: What can a piece of furniture tell? A lot, if you have ears to listen to them. And that’s exactly what a team of researchers did when they embarked on the six-year long journey traversing Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab to document ‘vernacular’ furniture of north-west India. The … Continue reading When furniture tells stories of the land, its people

Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

Published on April 18, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The babus’ city guzzles 26.5% more water at 83 litres per day per household compared to 105 litres for Ahmedabad, revealed a direct measurement in a study carried out by IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) researchers along with other agencies. The study revealed that Amdavadis use more water for bathing than their … Continue reading Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus

Published on March 27, 2021 Ahmedabad: Surge in Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad has left several premier educational institutes in the lurch. The institutes had cautiously started offline classes in limited capacity. Some had allowed students to stay on campus. Now, rising cases has forced MICA to put off its convocation. IIT Gandhinagar and CEPT have … Continue reading MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus

Only one student from IIM-Ahmedabad PGP opts for entrepreneurship this year

Published on March 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The IIMAvericks fellowship, offered by the CIIE.CO at IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A), got only one candidate out of the batch of 380-odd students of the flagship PGP course in 2021 recruitment. The number was 11 six years ago in 2015. The IIM-A released a consolidated final placement report for 2021 … Continue reading Only one student from IIM-Ahmedabad PGP opts for entrepreneurship this year

‘Comedy was OTT remedy for Covid blues’

Published on March 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Cooped up at home, juggling between domestic chores and office assignments, what did India do with smartphones? The Indian OTT Platforms Report 2020 by MICA and Communications Craft revealed that the average respondent of the survey spent about 3 hours and 54 minutes on their smartphones, and watched videos … Continue reading ‘Comedy was OTT remedy for Covid blues’

Ahmedabad: Bacteria and fungi that snack on plastic found on Mt Pirana

Published on March 10, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A potential weapon in the war against plastic waste has been found here in Ahmedabad. A group of researchers has found tiny plastic-eating bacteria at Pirana, which can be engineered to cut the city’s garbage mountain to size. In the first such study at the solid waste management (SWM) … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Bacteria and fungi that snack on plastic found on Mt Pirana

Big consulting firms make big hires from IIM-Ahmedabad

Published on March 9, 2021 AHMEDABAD: You would think that the economic downturn due to the coronavirus crisis will affect placements. Despite being in the shadow of a pandemic that has kept the markets on tenterhooks, the IIM Ahmedabad’s flagship PGP course has recorded the highest number of placement offers from consulting firms. While the … Continue reading Big consulting firms make big hires from IIM-Ahmedabad