University of Cambridge: News

01 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi gets a brand new look for Cambridge talk

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently traveled to the UK to deliver a lecture at Cambridge University.

30 Dec 2021

Omicron variant

Omicron: COVID-19 tracker says India's cases may start rising soon

India's COVID-19 growth rate could spike in the coming days, according to a Cambridge University study.

How are bamboo bats different from traditional willows?

The game of cricket has kept on evolving ever since its inception. We have already seen a new format and a new kind of ball.

Indian experts to meet over new coronavirus strain in UK

The top advisory body of the Union Health Ministry will meet on Monday to discuss the new variant of coronavirus, which has forced the United Kingdom to impose new restrictions during the holiday season and prompted other European nations to ban travel from the country.

23 Jul 2020

United Kingdom

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the search for a treatment or cure remains on.

30 Jun 2020

United Kingdom

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

12 Jun 2020


Scientists created a lifelike model of embryonic life: Details here

In a major development, a team of scientists claims to have created a model of early embryonic life in a lab.

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.

09 Jun 2019


Hackers can steal passwords by listening to how you type

Hackers are always on the lookout to mine personal information of people and use it as a means to defraud them.

08 Aug 2018


Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica

The CBI has initiated a preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indians from Facebook.

02 Aug 2018


India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

New-Delhi born and Australia-bred Akshay Venkatesh has made India real proud.

22 Jul 2018


UK: Indian-origin entrepreneur's start-up set to combat fake news globally

An Indian-origin entrepreneur's UK-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world.

07 Jul 2018


AI algorithm can teach cars to self-drive in 20 minutes

Wayve, a startup founded by two researchers from the Cambridge University, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can learn how to drive a car from scratch in 20 minutes.

13 Jun 2018


UK: Indian-origin student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman

A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting, "Brexit, go back home," after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman.

30 Apr 2018


Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: Twitter gets involved, confirms selling data access

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal started with Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan.

30 Dec 2017


Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai awarded Britain's royal damehood

Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame (female equivalent for a knight) for her services to chemical sciences and technology, as per the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2018, that was released on Saturday.

24 Oct 2017


Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis posted online, breaks the internet!

The general public's interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes", the 51-year-old PhD thesis by Stephen Hawking, has crashed Cambridge University's website on the very first day it was made available for free.

25 Jul 2017


UK to fund solar energy, health projects in India

UK's top funding agency the Global Challenges Research Fund of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), has included India among several countries which would receive financial assistance worth 225 million pounds.

28 Apr 2017

Health & Wellness

Artificial Womb 'Biobag' for preemies: Are human babies next?

Scientists have taken a significant step towards an artificial womb by developing eight fetal lambs inside 'Biobags'.

03 Jan 2017


Knighthood for Indian-origin professor Shankar Balasubramanian

The New Years Honours List 2017 announced that a Chennai-born Medicinal Chemistry Professor at the University of Cambridge, Shankar Balasubramanian would be conferred a knighthood.