Scholarship: IIT BHU Department of Metallurgical Engineering Junior Research Fellowship 2020

Description: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi invites applications for Department of Metallurgical Engineering Junior Research Fellowship 2020 from B.Tech/B.E/M.Tech/M.E. degree holders. The fellowship requires the fellows to work on the project titled, "Development of Functionally Graded Armor Composites (FGACs) Materials".

By Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, Chairman Centre For Sight 

What is cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye that prevents clear, sharp vision. It may cause loss of vision if not cured on time. To restore a clear vision, a surgeon performs the cataract surgery where he makes a small 2 mm cut on the cornea to enter into the eye and remove the clouded lens by opening the bag in which it lies. He then replaces it with a permanent artificial lens inside the eye.

Scholarship Name: CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship 2020

Description: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi is announcing this fellowship for the outstanding technologists and scientists working for innovative technology development. The aim of the fellowship is to enhance the technological competitiveness of the nation by mentoring young scientists within the system.

Eligibility: Indian Scientist/Technologist working as an associate with a mission or thrust area program of CSIR or an area of interest to CSIR, below the age of 67 years, can apply for this fellowship.

The patient on the ventilator, in the crowded government hospital ICU in Chennai, heard the sounds of fireworks going off outside, “Looks like there’s a cause for celebrations!” he muttered to himself, just as he heard a stir in the bed next to him, where a Covid-19 patient like himself struggled to breathe, “Maybe somebody’s recovered!” he struggled to say.

Even as I hear the dying cry of George Floyd gasping, ‘I can’t breathe!’ I wonder who it is that cannot breathe? Is it the black minority that gasps under the weight of a white majority? Or is it the white majority that sees African Americans enjoying their same freedom, and are stifled with anger, struggling to accept the equality, the law has given them?