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Bengaluru: One Researcher killed, Three Injured In Cylinder Blast At IISc Lab



The blast occurred around 2.20 pm on the premises of the Hypersonic and Shockwave Research Centre at IISc.

A hydrogen cylinder blast at a laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Wednesday killed an engineer and injured three people working with a start-up, Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd. The blast occurred around 2.20 pm on the premises of the Hypersonic and Shockwave Research Centre at IISc.

Manoj Kumar, 32, a resident of Mysuru who was working with Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd, was killed in the explosion. Naresh Kumar, Atulya and S K Kartik, who work with the start-up, were injured in the incident.

The start-up was founded by a retired professor and a serving professor of the institute’s aerospace engineering department — K P J Reddy and G Jagadeesh.

“Due to a cylinder blast in the Hypersonic and Shock Wave Research Centre at IISc Bangalore, one person died and three were injured. All the victims are employees of Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd and were at the lab for internships,’’ DCP (central) D Devaraj said.

“There was a sudden explosion around 2.20 pm at the Hypersonic and Shock Wave Research Centre while four engineers from a campus start-up Super Wave Technology were working in the lab. One of them died and three others are in hospital. There was no fire involved. It looks like a cylinder blast,’’ IISc chief security office M R Chandrashekhar said.

A forensic team that was called to the scene has said the explosion was caused by the accidental blast of a hydrogen gas cyclinder at the lab. “An initiator is not required for a hydrogen gas and palladium explosion. Moisture and air are enough to trigger an explosion,’’ sources said. The impact of the blast and the shrapnel from the cylinder are likely to be the causes of death, the sources said.

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Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd functions from an incubation centre created under the aegis of the Society for Innovation and Development at IISc — a facility started over 10 years ago to help IISc professors and students take ideas and innovations from their research and spin it into enterprises and industries.

The incubation centre is located on a separate campus next to the IISc main campus and labs at the main campus are used by the start-ups to test products. Super Wave Technology works on innovations from the research work of Prof Reddy and Prof Jagadeesh in the field of shockwaves over the last two decades.

Small-scale hydrogen air detonations are used in the lab to create shockwaves during experiment and research work.


NIT Srinagar is hiring for faculty recruitment 2019: Apply now for 76 posts @



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NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar has advertised for various faculty vacancies. Candidates who wish to apply for the same can apply at the official website,

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Important dates

  • Application process starts: February 20, 2019
  • Last date to apply: March 20, 2019

Total number of vacancies: 76 vacancies

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: How to apply

  • Go to the official website,
  • On the homepage, click on ‘advertisements/jobs’
  • Click on ‘faculty positions’
  • A PDF will open, read instructions carefully and click on a link
  • Link will redirect you to a new page
  • Click on the post you are applying at and select apply online

The application link is not activated yet and will only work post-February 20, 2019.

Candidates need to download the application form online and submit it to – Registrar, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Hazratbal Srinagar 190006 by speed / registered post. Applications reached post 4pm of April 1, 2019 will not be accepted.

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Eligibility criteria

Candidates need to have a PhD degree to be eligible for the posts. Additionally, candidates must have at least 60 per cent marks in preceding degrees.

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Application fee

  • Candidates will have to pay Rs 1000 as application fee
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the fee is Rs 500

NIT Srinagar recruitment 2019: Candidates will have to pay Rs 1000 as application fee.

(Source India Today)

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India-Singapore To Sign Pact For Skilling Indians In Aviation



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India and Singapore will sign an agreement for skilling Indian youths in the aviation sector at the Aero India Show next week.

India and Singapore will sign an agreement for skilling Indian youths in the aviation sector at the Aero India Show next week. Academies will be set up in Bengaluru and other places in India that will act as regional hubs for the training of Indian youths for domestic and overseas jobs in these sectors.

National Skill Development Corporation of India’s (NSDC) Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and a Singapore-based private sector firm will signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 22 to establish skill development centers.

Aero India show 2019 will be held in Bengaluru from February 20-24. It will provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in International aviation sector.

These ”Centers of Excellence in Advance Skilling” will provide training and certification drawing from Singapore curriculum and standards in sectors such as aerospace and aviation, emerging technologies, automotive and logistics.

“These are all priority sectors under ”Skill India” and ”Make in India” programmes, which require large workforce with advanced technical skills,” India‘s High Commissioner in Singapore Jawed Ashraf said here on Friday.

He said that these sectors also provide more productive and remunerative employment opportunities.

Singapore is a leader in aviation services including maintenance, repair, overhaul services as well as skill development across various sectors, Ashraf said.

This is one of the many collaborations between India and Singapore in the crucial skill development sector following the signing of two MoUs between NSDC and Singapore Polytechnic to establish state-of-the-art Trainer and Assessor Academies across India.

“Skills development is one of the new areas that have gained prominence in the bilateral engagement with many countries, but especially with Singapore, not only at central but also at state level,” the envoy said.

There are several institutional engagements including plans for setting up the first Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai in collaboration with Singapore‘s Institute of Technical Education Services (ITEES); training programmes for state government officials in public administration and governance; urban planning, logistics and infrastructure development in collaboration with many Singapore-based institutions, including Institute of Technical Education, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Civil Service College.

Singapore has also opened three internationally acclaimed Skill Centers in India (New Delhi, Udaipur and Guwahati) and more coming up, Ashraf said.

The World Class Skill Centre (WCSC) in New Delhi has seen hundreds of students clearing the courses in the areas of Hospitality and Retail Sectors with 100 percent employment rate. There are plans to move WCSC to a new site and further expand it, he said.

Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Odisha are also working with ITEES and Polytechnics in Singapore to develop skill centres. Odisha conducted training of 100 officials from ITI in Singapore last year.

“The close ties between India and Singapore have a history rooted in strong commercial, cultural and people-to-people links, reinforced by convergent strategic interests,” Ashraf said.

The relationship, elevated to a Strategic Partnership in November 2015, has gained a new momentum and direction in last three years, he said.

“The initiatives in skill development taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in 2018 are now showing results,” Ashraf added.

(Source – NDTV)

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Uttarakhand To Get National Law University (NLU)



national law university in Uttarakhand

The Centre has decided to set up a National Law University in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Wednesday.

The Centre has decided to set up a National Law University in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Wednesday. “Here is good news for all those youths who want to make a career in law. The Chief Minister has informed that a National Law University will be opened in Uttarakhand,” the statement said. 

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving his nod to open the university in the state, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that Modi had special love for Uttarakhand.

India has 21 national law universities, admissions to which are held through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). 

(Source NDTV)

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