IITs see fall in number of students qualifying, to hold emergency meeting

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue of increasing the number of qualified students for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, responding to concerns over the likely situation of seats going vacant. This year, the result of the JEE Advanced 2018 declared by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur on Sunday witnessed a drastic fall in the number of candidates who qualified. Students who clear JEE Advanced are eligible to take admission in any one of the 23 IITs all over the country….

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NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft In State Of Emergency

NASA scientists are scrambling to save the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft after it slipped into a state of emergency. The ageing spacecraft – which has detected almost 5,000 planets – is around 75 million miles away from Earth. Scientists discovered that it had entered emergency mode at some point last week. The last time they made normal contact with it was 4 April, when there were no signs of any problems. The emergency mode means that it is now at its “lowest operational level” and is burning through a huge amount…

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