Karnal: A national webinar was organised by the department of mass communication, Government College, Sector 14, on ‘Fact verification of viral messages and fake news: Identifying and debunking misinformation’. More than 250 participants from all over the country got themselves registered for the webinar. The event was supported by Google News Initiative and DataLEADS. Nimish Kapoor, principal scientist at Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, was the resource person.
7 profs felicitated for excellence
Rohtak: The department of statistics of Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) in collaboration with the Indian Association for Reliability and Statistics (IARS) felicitated seven professors of various subjects for their academic excellence on the 100th birthday of the doyen of Indian statistics Prof CR Rao. A documentary on the life of Prof Rao was also screened. “CS Pundir (Biochemistry), Anil Kumar Chhillar (Biotechnology), Renu Chug (Mathematics), Rajesh Dhankar (Bioinformatics), Arun Nanda and Sanju Nanda (Pharmaceutical science) were honoured with the IARS-Excellence awards in three categories for their outstanding contribution to research and academics. The names were selected by a panel of prominent academicians,” said Prof SC Malik, head, department of statistics. Prof Pundir highlighted the significance of statistics in the field of scientific research and data analysis
World Physiotherapy Day
Yamunanagar: World Physiotherapy Day was celebrated at the TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation by organising free tele-consultation physiotherapy camp and digital poster competition through the online medium in collaboration with the Indian Association of Physiotherapy Women Cell, Yamunanagar branch. Dr Himanshu Sekhar, principal, TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy, gave online session on general fitness of body and mind. He said in the camp, diseases related to bones, joints, muscles and nerves were discussed with patients telephonically and through video-calling.
Training on flight vehicles begins
Kurukshetra: A six-day online training course on ‘Control guidance and estimation of flight vehicles’ was launched by the electrical engineering department of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Friday. It is jointly organised by the NIT and Engineering College, Bikaner, under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP-3). The training focuses on PhD scholars, MTech and BTech students. Participants will be provided with knowledge about advanced control and guidance systems of flying vehicles, their dynamic modeling and simulation as well as designs used in real flight vehicles. NIT director Satish Kumar said the DRDO was making the country proud by doing a good job in the design and development of missile systems. He said technical institutions, research and development organisations and industries should work in solidarity. In all, 450 participants from technical institutes of the country are attending this online training
GJUST Vice Chancellor awarded
Hisar: Prof Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (GJUST) has been conferred with the “Most Dedicated Vice Chancellor” award by the Golden AIM Awards. He has been awarded for his leadership and immense contribution to the growth of education. The jury has undertaken the criteria to select on the basis of academic innovations, integrity and ethics, track record, process management, services quality and specific contribution. The VC said this award was the recognition of the university, which in 25th year of its inception had acquired the international rank announced by Times Higher Education, UK. He dedicated the award to the teaching and non-teaching employees and students of the GJUST.