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GENDER/ HEALTH/ EDUCATION - October 2022

Oct 2022

Feb 06, 2023

Programme to Scale Up Diagnostics Space for Infectious Diseases Launched

  • The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) launched a programme to boost India's preparedness for current and future pandemics and scale up diagnostics space for infectious diseases.
  • The launch of the National Diagnostics Catapult (C-CAMP InDx 2.0) took place in the presence of Parvinder Maini, scientific secretary at the office of the principal scientific adviser to the government.
  • The programme is anchored by C-CAMP with support from the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSc) and funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and FIND, a global alliance for diagnostics.
  • The programme aims to boost India's preparedness for current and future pandemics and scale up diagnostics space for infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19.
  • Further, C-CAMP InDx 2.0 is envisioned to set a global model for capacity building in the diagnostics domain in lower- and middle-income countries to meet the twin goals of affordability and accessibility in the United Nations vision for universal health coverage.

IIM Kozhikode, University of Western Australia Jointly Launch Global MBA Programme

  • The University of Western Australia along with the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode launched a two-year online global MBA programme.
  • The candidates who successfully complete their first year will receive a certificate in Advanced Business Management from IIM Kozhikode, followed by a MBA degree from University of Western Australia on completion of the second year of the programme. The curriculum will have 12 modules, including over 30 live online sessions by faculty and industry experts. There will be a mix of pre-recorded lectures from faculties of both institutes.
  • This programme is ideal for mid-to-senior level working professionals. The first year of the programme includes modules delivered by IIM Kozhikode, as part of the professional certificate programme in Advanced Business Management Programme. The second year includes modules on new–age courses including Business Strategy, Leading Change and Transformation and Leadership in Organization, delivered by the University of Western Australia.

Two Free Seats for Orphans in DU UG and PG Courses from Next Year

  • From the upcoming academic year, Delhi University will grant orphans two seats each under the supernumerary quota in all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Such students, when admitted, will be exempted from payment of any kind of fees whatsoever which will include exemption from payment of their hostel fees, examination fees and other such mandatory fees as well.
  • The University Welfare Fund or College Students' Welfare Fund, depending on the situation, would cover the costs associated with the students' entrance and continuation of their studies.

Feb 05, 2023

IIT Madras Collaborates with Cargill to Provide Scholarships for BS Degree

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras students will now be able to get a full scholarship to pursue BS in Data Science Applications. The scholarship was launched in partnership with Cargill, a US-global food and agriculture corporation.
  • The Cargill Scholarship will allow approximately 100 students from low-income families to pursue their ambition of attending IIT Madras.
  • The IIT Madras BS Degree in Data Science and Applications is a one-of-a-kind programme that provides students with several entrance and exit choices, allowing them to exit with a certificate, diploma, or degree. This programme includes four levels, and a student must successfully finish all four levels to get the BS Degree in Data Science and Applications degree.

Feb 04, 2023

IIT Madras to Receive Grant Worth Rs. 242 crore

  • IIT Madras announced that the institute was chosen for researching on Lab Grown Diamonds. The institute will received a grant worth Rs. 242 crore for research. This grant was given to IIT Madras a day after the Union Minister for Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman announced that one IIT will be chosen to conduct research on Lab Grown Diamonds.
  • The institute will receive this grant over a period of five years to undertake research on lab grown diamonds (LGD). This research will be focused on driving indigenisation of the LGD manufacturing process.

Feb 03, 2023

Mission to Eliminate Sickle Cell Anaemia by 2047

  • The government will work in a mission mode to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047, announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Parliament.
  • The mission will entail awareness creation, universal screening of seven crore people in the 0-40 years age group in affected tribal areas and counselling through collaborative efforts of central ministries and state governments.

Austrade, CII Sign MoU on Vocational Education, Training Programmes

  • The Australian Trade and Investment Commission or Austrade, Australian Government agency signed an MoU with Confederation of Indian Industry, CII for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes.
  • The MoU signed between these two organisations will focus on Australian training standards and delivery in sectors ranging across automotive, allied health, mining, IT, cyber security, renewable energy, logistics, supply chain and water management.
  • The flagship programme by Australian government named, 'Australia-India Future Skills Initiative' will support India's workforce and skills development through partnerships with Australian vocational education, training and skills providers.

Feb 02, 2023

IGNOU Launches PG Diploma in Journalism

  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) school of Journalism and New Media Studies launched a new Post Graduate (PG) diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. The diploma is available in the online mode and in three languages — English, Hindi and Tamil.
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline is mandatory to be eligible for this diploma programme. The duration of the course is one year.
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