• MLAs Nathabhai Patel, Jashubhai Patel, Punabhai Gamit, Virji Thumar tested Covid-19 positive ahead of Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session. They will not be able to attend the session.
  • Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Technologies of ancient India to come alive with IITGN course on Indian Knowledge Systems

Palaj, Gandhinagar: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is going to conduct a unique full-semester elective course on Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) from January to April 2019. The theme of the third edition of the course, offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences discipline of the Institute, is ‘Technologies in Ancient India’.

Commencing on January 09, 2019, the course will be taught collectively by seven eminent scholars from various parts of India, along with a few faculty members from IIT Gandhinagar. The course will cover topics of ancient Indian civilization including Harappan technologies, town planning, civil engineering, construction techniques, water structures, ceramic, metallurgy, glass, acoustics, textiles, metrology, as well as historical testimonies on such technologies in India.

Like the first two editions, the course is open to students from other institutions in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and anyone who is truly interested in studying and understanding Indian knowledge systems. They can join the course for free after registering with the course coordinators by emailing their name and institutional affiliation to Prof. Michel Danino (micheldanino@iitgn.ac.in) and Mana Shah (mana.shah@iitgn.ac.in). Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. More information can be obtained from the website: http://iks.iitgn.ac.in/.