Articles about Columbia University

Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

15 Jun 2021

World
Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

A woman who defected North Korea over a decade ago says she was excited about studying in the United States - only until she actually did that.

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

08 Oct 2020

India
What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

Sara Khan slammed for 'All Lives Matter' post, removes it

05 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Sara Khan slammed for 'All Lives Matter' post, removes it

Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan was trolled brutally, after she put out a seemingly innocuous post with the slogan 'All Lives Matter'.

Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

03 Jun 2020

Business
Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

When it was confirmed that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, governments began deploying disinfection techniques to keep public spaces sanitized.

US tops world in coronavirus cases, surpasses epicenter China

27 Mar 2020

World
US tops world in coronavirus cases, surpasses epicenter China

The fears of experts that the United States might become the next hotspot of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus, turned true on Thursday as the country now has the most number of infections, surpassing the epicenter China and European nation Italy, where the most number of people have died of the pandemic.

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

28 Aug 2019

Technology
Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.

Indian-American teen wins popular US quiz show, wins Rs. 68L

30 Jun 2019

World
Indian-American teen wins popular US quiz show, wins Rs. 68L

Avi Gupta, an Indian-American teen, has won more than Rs. 68L after nailing America's most-popular individual quiz show, Jeopardy!.

Six Bollywood celebrities who have strong educational background

26 Jun 2019

Entertainment
Six Bollywood celebrities who have strong educational background

Bollywood is a place where people have to start young to become a star eventually. In this process, pursuing education often takes a backseat.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

India
Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US

13 Feb 2019

Entertainment
'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US

Art seeks to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, giving voices to those who are silenced by societal structures of oppression.

The first step towards self-aware machines?

06 Feb 2019

Technology
The first step towards self-aware machines?

Despite the advent of robots and artificial intelligence (AI), truly self-aware robots - a staple of science fiction - seem like they're light years away, given the prevalent levels of robot intelligence.

Indo-American couple honored for their humanitarian work in India

31 Oct 2018

World
Indo-American couple honored for their humanitarian work in India

An Indo-American couple has been honored in the US for making significant contributions to the areas of literacy, education, and healthcare in India.

First moon outside our solar system may have been found

04 Oct 2018

Technology
First moon outside our solar system may have been found

Astronomers may have discovered the first known moon outside our solar system, orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light years away.

#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

14 Jul 2018

India
#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

Today, journalism and mass communication have become one of the most sought-after fields as they offer exciting career options.

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you an AI expert

28 Jun 2018

India
#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you an AI expert

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world; it's being integrated into various fields like healthcare, banking, transport, defense, education, etc.

#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

27 Jun 2018

India
#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

Today, journalism and mass communication have become one of the most sought-after fields as they offer exciting career options.

I can pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Trump

05 Jun 2018

World
I can pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Trump

President Trump has done nothing wrong and therefore he doesn't need to pardon himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, White House said.

US President Donald Trump can't block followers on Twitter anymore

24 May 2018

World
US President Donald Trump can't block followers on Twitter anymore

US President Donald Trump can't block Twitter users from following him just because they disagree with him, US district judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled.

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

24 May 2018

World
US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.

Study reveals living abroad leads to better understanding of self

21 Mar 2018

World
Study reveals living abroad leads to better understanding of self

Living abroad can help people develop a better understanding of themselves and have increased clarity about career decision-making, a study has found.

Delhi: JNU students' union to hold referendum on attendance issue

03 Mar 2018

India
Delhi: JNU students' union to hold referendum on attendance issue

Continuing agitation against JNU administration's compulsory education (attendance) directive, JNU students' union in Delhi announced it will hold a "referendum" on the issue on 7 March.

These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

12 Feb 2018

World
These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

Cape Town is set to run out of drinking water on 11th May.

QS Rankings: IIM Ahmedabad at no. 49; full list here

28 Nov 2017

World
QS Rankings: IIM Ahmedabad at no. 49; full list here

The Harvard Business School in the US has topped the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018, leaving behind other high-ranking institutes around the world.

Headless body of journalist Kim Wall identified by Danish Police

24 Aug 2017

World
Headless body of journalist Kim Wall identified by Danish Police

Danish Police has identified a headless torso, found off the waters of Copenhagen, as that of journalist Kim Wall.

Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC

06 Aug 2017

India
Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC

Economist Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as NITI Aayog's new vice-chairman by the Centre on Saturday.

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

01 Aug 2017

India
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigned from his post on 1st August. In the next phase, he will return to Columbia University in the US as professor of economics.

Trump-ed: US President curbing US citizens rights, results in lawsuit

12 Jul 2017

World
Trump-ed: US President curbing US citizens rights, results in lawsuit

Donald Trump has embarked on a noble journey of "Making America great again" and regularly shares his nuggets of wisdom on Twitter via @realDonaldTrump.

Trump denies making any tapes of conversations with Comey

23 Jun 2017

World
Trump denies making any tapes of conversations with Comey

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he hasn't made any secret recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Why 'Phullu' got an A-certificate?

16 Jun 2017

Entertainment
Why 'Phullu' got an A-certificate?

Abhishek Saxena's 'Phullu' has been in the news for receiving an 'A' rating from the Central Board of Film Certification.

Trump "100%" willing to speak under oath on Comey

10 Jun 2017

World
Trump "100%" willing to speak under oath on Comey

On June 10, Trump said he's "100%" willing to speak under oath regarding his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Ex-FBI director testifies about Trump pressure, Russia investigation

09 Jun 2017

World
Ex-FBI director testifies about Trump pressure, Russia investigation

Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, revealing the circumstances leading to his controversial dismissal by US President Donald Trump.

Trump is against freedom of speech, says USA rights institute

08 Jun 2017

World
Trump is against freedom of speech, says USA rights institute

What does a tyrant and Trump have in common? Well, they have been both accused of curbing the voice of their people.

US Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam's husband challenges 'suicide'

21 Apr 2017

World
US Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam's husband challenges 'suicide'

Rev Gregory Jacobs, husband of American judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, made his first public comments, urging anybody with information to come forward.

First black woman judge in NY's highest court found dead

14 Apr 2017

World
First black woman judge in NY's highest court found dead

The body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman to serve on New York State's highest court, was recovered from the Hudson river in Manhattan.

Democrats mull options to block nomination of Trump's justice nominee

04 Apr 2017

World
Democrats mull options to block nomination of Trump's justice nominee

Democrats said they will use a tactic called filibuster to thwart the confirmation of US President Donald Trump's nominee for justice, Neil Gorsuch, bringing in the necessary 41 votes.

PMO yet to approve NITI Aayog's three year action plan

03 Apr 2017

Politics
PMO yet to approve NITI Aayog's three year action plan

National Institution on Transforming India (NITI) Aayog which had scheduled to release its three year action plan has been unable to meet its April 1st deadline pending PMO's approval.

Neil Gorsuch vows independence from President Trump

22 Mar 2017

World
Neil Gorsuch vows independence from President Trump

US President Donald Trump's nominee for justice, Neil Gorsuch, vowed independence and assured he wouldn't hesitate to rule against Trump, at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing.

High-stakes hearing for confirmation of Trump's justice nominee begins

21 Mar 2017

World
High-stakes hearing for confirmation of Trump's justice nominee begins

A US Senate Committee began a hearing on on March 20 on confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for justice.

Trump urges rule-breaking to confirm Neil Gorsuch

02 Feb 2017

World
Trump urges rule-breaking to confirm Neil Gorsuch

A day after nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill in a permanent seat at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump encouraged the US Senate's Republican leader to resort to the "nuclear option" of dismissing longstanding chamber rules if need be in order to confirm the nomination.

Trump nominates conservative judge for SC

01 Feb 2017

World
Trump nominates conservative judge for SC

US President Donald Trump has nominated conservative judge Neil N. Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court.