Columbia University: News

03 Aug 2022


Columbia University's AI program discovers alternative physics

Ever wondered how artificial intelligence can be used to discern the mysteries of physics?

15 Jul 2022


Want to get a law degree from US? Read this!

Law degrees are one of the most prestigious. Lawyers not only have the opportunity to earn a high income but are also vital to the judiciary besides other fields.

15 Jun 2021

North Korea

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.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

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.

03 Jun 2020


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.

28 Aug 2019


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

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

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.

13 Feb 2019


'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.

06 Feb 2019


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

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

04 Oct 2018


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.

14 Jul 2018


#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.

28 Jun 2018


#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.

27 Jun 2018


#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.

05 Jun 2018

Russia News

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.

24 May 2018


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.

24 May 2018

Donald Trump

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

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

24 Aug 2017


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.

06 Aug 2017

NITI Aayog

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.

01 Aug 2017

NITI Aayog

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.

12 Jul 2017


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.

23 Jun 2017

Russia News

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.

10 Jun 2017

Russia News

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.

09 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

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.

08 Jun 2017


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'

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

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.

04 Apr 2017

Oxford University

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.

22 Mar 2017

Oxford University

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.

21 Mar 2017

Oxford University

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.

02 Feb 2017

Oxford University

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.

01 Feb 2017

Oxford University

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.

Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

The 2016 Man Booker Prize was awarded to the American author Paul Beatty for his novel "The Sellout".