The progression of the activities at the Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur is scaling in equivalence to the decelerating force of the COVID infection. The varsity's examination committee on Thursday, took a call regarding assessments and late on the same night, an admission committee meeting was held, in favour to begin the university application procedure from June 14. However, reports highlight that the final decision in this regard will be taken in an Executive Council on Monday.

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In a bid to scale its popularity among tourists, authorities in Uttar Pradesh are considering developing some of its main wetlands as hubs for academic and tourist activities. These include eight wetlands, designated as wetlands of worldwide significance (Ramsar sites). Out of the 42 Ramsar sites in India, UP is home to the maximum number of sites.

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In an astounding leap of excellence, the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur proved its mettle as one of the most dynamic educational academies in the world. The institute scaled over 73 ranks over its previous year's ranking in the index of best universities in the QS World University Ranking. In the 2021 edition, IIT Kanpur has bagged the 277th position, unlike its last year's rank of 350.

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The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre at IIT Kanpur has managed to garner funding from the ICICI Securities to expedite the programmes of its Mission Bharat O2. This agenda aims to develop and bolster an ecosystem of indigenous medical resources, on par with global agencies, to address the looming pandemic threat. As per reports, with the newly acquired grant, IIT Kanpur aims to develop a rapid manufacturing-delivery model of high-quality oxygen concentrators.

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The Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation (RSRTC) on Thursday, announced to restore about 50% of their bus fleet to bolster public transport services in the state. As per reports, about 1600 buses will return to roads to ease travel and commute across the districts. These services will be regulated from all state deports, facilitating travel to almost every city of Rajasthan. Meanwhile, inter-state transport has not been exempted yet.

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Mumbai's premier technology institute, IIT-B has set up the 'Koita Centre for Digital Health', the nation's first academic, research and industry collaboration in digital health. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Indian Institute of Technology announced the new venture, in association with the Koita Foundation, to address the health challenges exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative followed a grant from its alumni, Rekha and Rizwan Koita, to enable better quality, convenience and affordability of healthcare via digital health.

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The Indian Meteorological Department has raised an orange grade rain alert in Goa, from June 11 to 13 to ensure the state's preparedness for the upcoming intense southwest monsoon activity. From today onwards, the coastal state is expected to be washed by very heavy to extremely heavy rains. As per forecasts, this condition will stretch for a week here. The IMD will also keep precautionary tabs on areas prone to flooding and landslides to mitigate the calamity impact in case of an emergency.

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Amid the downward dip of the COVID graph in Rajasthan, the North Western Railways has decided to unlock the operations of 17 trains here, bolstering commute services that were otherwise limited till May 2021. Of these, about 12 trains will run from the state capital Jaipur, easing travel for many. With the revival of this fleet, around 60% of trains will ply from the desert state, read reports. By June 15, more trains will be added to the operational convoy.

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