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Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

24 Jan 2021

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

If your name is Kamala or Kamal, you're lucky today!

Indian mathematician named joint-winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

22 Jan 2021

Indian mathematician named joint-winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and Ramanujan graphs.

Climate change may shift rainfall patterns, claims study

19 Jan 2021

Climate change may shift rainfall patterns, claims study

In the future, climate change will cause an uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt, leading to increased flooding in parts of India, a new study warns.

Getting COVID-19 and flu together increases risk of death: Experts

22 Sep 2020

Getting COVID-19 and flu together increases risk of death: Experts

With the world still scrambling to find a vaccine for coronavirus, experts have warned that the impending flu season could make matters worse.

California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange

10 Sep 2020

California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange

With over two dozen fires raging across the US state of California, residents in the San Francisco area and neighboring regions are witnessing orange skies due to the smoke and ash.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

06 Sep 2020

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

Is Abbott's rapid COVID-19 test the biggest game-changer?

28 Aug 2020

Is Abbott's rapid COVID-19 test the biggest game-changer?

In a major move, the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a game-changing 'rapid antigen test' for COVID-19.

Kentucky event: America's Jennifer Brady wins her maiden WTA title

17 Aug 2020

Kentucky event: America's Jennifer Brady wins her maiden WTA title

America's Jennifer Brady clinched her first WTA title, defeating Swiss left-handed player Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-4 in the Top Seed Open final on Sunday.

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

12 Aug 2020

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

White House hopeful Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris, a first-time senator from California as his running mate on Tuesday, welcoming a colleague in his battle against President Donald Trump who had opposed him in Democratic primaries before ending her own Presidential run.

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

09 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

For months, it has been known that although the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, a large portion of infected individuals witnesses only mild or no symptoms.

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

07 Aug 2020

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

Anthony Levandowski was once Silicon Valley's most sought-after engineer, all thanks to his enviable resume. This week, he fell from grace and was handed over eighteen months of prison time by a court in the United States for stealing trade secrets from Google.

Meet Ryan Roslansky: The new CEO of LinkedIn

06 Feb 2020

Meet Ryan Roslansky: The new CEO of LinkedIn

After International Business Machines (IBM), LinkedIn, the social network for working professionals with over 600 million users, is witnessing a major management change.

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

13 Dec 2019

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

10 Sep 2019

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

Since, well, forever, humans have tried to find ways to make them look and feel younger; homemade face packs, makeup, botox, exercise, etc., which don't truly deliver the desired effect.

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

20 Aug 2019

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

Indian researchers built an AI to detect deepfake videos

24 Jul 2019

Indian researchers built an AI to detect deepfake videos

AI has not only given us extremely capable technologies but also some problems to worry about.

Five famous and successful IIT-Madras alumni you should know about

10 Jul 2019

Five famous and successful IIT-Madras alumni you should know about

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) is one of the most prestigious and sought-after institutes for quality technical education in the country.

This IAS officer scored over 104% in UC Berkeley course

06 Jul 2019

This IAS officer scored over 104% in UC Berkeley course

In a rare feat, IAS officer Manish Ranjan of Jharkhand scored more than 100% in a course at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.

These five people are among youngest engineers in the world

02 Jul 2019

These five people are among youngest engineers in the world

In India, engineering is the most preferred professional course among youngsters.

Google's security tools can shield you from cyber-attacks: Details here

19 May 2019

Google's security tools can shield you from cyber-attacks: Details here

Google has long been asking users to enable its security tools for shielding all its services - from Gmail to Google Photos - from hacking attempts.

Now, AI can transform brain activity into realistic speech

26 Apr 2019

Now, AI can transform brain activity into realistic speech

AI has wide applications but a group of scientists is using the technology for a noble cause - to give voice to those who can't speak.

'Desperate Housewives' actor Felicity Huffman charged in college entrance scandal

13 Mar 2019

'Desperate Housewives' actor Felicity Huffman charged in college entrance scandal

In one of the largest college admissions scams in the US, Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives star, was arrested on Tuesday.

Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine breaks the internet, here's why!

15 Jan 2019

Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine breaks the internet, here's why!

An athlete-student of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has become the talk of the town.

India's growth very solid over past four-years: IMF Chief Economist

10 Dec 2018

India's growth very solid over past four-years: IMF Chief Economist

India's growth has been "very solid" over the past four years, IMF's Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld said yesterday, praising the fundamental economic reforms like the GST and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code carried out by the government.

India's economic growth held back due to demonetization, GST: Rajan

10 Nov 2018

India's economic growth held back due to demonetization, GST: Rajan

Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetization are the two major headwinds that held back India's economic growth last year, the 23rd and former Reserve Bank of India Governor, Raghuram Rajan, said yesterday.

Delhi: Air quality poor, expected to worsen further

20 Oct 2018

Delhi: Air quality poor, expected to worsen further

With Diwali just over a couple of weeks away, Delhi's air quality has dropped to the 'poor' category with a pollution cloud hanging over its head.

At 15, Indian-American genius becomes an engineer!

29 Jul 2018

At 15, Indian-American genius becomes an engineer!

Three years ago, Indian-American prodigy Tanishq Abraham graduated from a California college when he was just 11, and made headlines globally.

Ahmedabad University, American management-school to launch MBA in pharma management

17 Jul 2018

Ahmedabad University, American management-school to launch MBA in pharma management

With an aim to tap the huge market potential in pharmaceutical and allied industries, the Gujarat-based Ahmedabad University has collaborated with America's Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego to launch a Global Executive MBA degree in Pharmaceutical Management.

Lab-grown Neanderthal mini-brains might shed more light on human evolution

02 Jul 2018

Lab-grown Neanderthal mini-brains might shed more light on human evolution

Up until now, researchers' attempts to understand the success of Homo sapiens over their less fortunate evolutionary uncles, the Neanderthals, literally involved studying a void i.e. the empty space in Neanderthal skulls.

Indian-American Amul Thapar on Trump's list of Supreme Court judges

28 Jun 2018

Indian-American Amul Thapar on Trump's list of Supreme Court judges

Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, is among the 25 shortlisted judges US President Donald Trump could nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy.

Facebook giving open-access to user's data; formed data-sharing partnerships: NYT

04 Jun 2018

Facebook giving open-access to user's data; formed data-sharing partnerships: NYT

Weeks after it was revealed that a British political firm Cambridge Analytica accessed millions of user data on Facebook, the social network company is now through another set of allegations by the New York Times.

Question that is driving the internet crazy: Yanny or Laurel?

18 May 2018

Question that is driving the internet crazy: Yanny or Laurel?

Three years ago, the netizens got bombed over the color of a dress.

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

25 Apr 2018

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

Indian-American scientist Inder Verma, among the world's top authorities on cancer and gene therapy, has been placed on leave from California's prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Home-rental startup NestAway raises Rs. 333cr from Goldman Sachs, others

01 Mar 2018

Home-rental startup NestAway raises Rs. 333cr from Goldman Sachs, others

Bengaluru-based online home-rental network NestAway Technologies has raised $51mn (Rs. 333.1cr) from investors including Goldman Sachs and a joint venture firm of noted industrialist Ratan Tata.

Is the cure for cancer, AIDS hiding in plain sight?

07 Dec 2017

Is the cure for cancer, AIDS hiding in plain sight?

There're still many diseases for which we have no treatment yet. But what if we had already discovered the cure accidentally and didn't know about it?

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

28 Nov 2017

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.

Illegal sale of opioids: Indian-American pharma billionaire arrested

27 Oct 2017

Illegal sale of opioids: Indian-American pharma billionaire arrested

Indian-American billionaire John Kapoor has reportedly been arrested for illegally marketing opioids.

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

11 Oct 2017

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

Ola has confirmed that it raised a funding of $1.1bn from Chinese internet giant Tencent and is in "advanced talks" with others to raise an additional $1bn.

Ola to get $2bn in fresh funding from Tencent, SoftBank

03 Oct 2017

Ola to get $2bn in fresh funding from Tencent, SoftBank

While its biggest rival Uber is witnessing a tussle between its founder and erstwhile CEO Travis Kalanick and the present board, Ola is gearing up for another round of funding.

Rahul Gandhi leaves experts impressed with "substantive" talk on policy

19 Sep 2017

Rahul Gandhi leaves experts impressed with "substantive" talk on policy

Thanks to media, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is more or less viewed as a 'pappu' by the public- someone who doesn't know what he's talking about.