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William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

16 Sep 2020

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

Relief to Indian students: Trump agrees to revoke visa curbs

15 Jul 2020

Relief to Indian students: Trump agrees to revoke visa curbs

A week after declaring that foreign students, whose courses have moved online, will have to leave the United States, the Donald Trump administration on Tuesday scrapped the controversial directive.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

08 Jul 2020

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday sued the Donald Trump administration in the United States over expelling foreign students if their classes go online due to the pandemic.

Foreign students "must leave United States" if classes move online

07 Jul 2020

Foreign students "must leave United States" if classes move online

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the US government has toughened its visa rules for foreign students, telling them on Monday that they will have to leave the country if their classes move online.

Coronavirus outbreak: IIT, AIIMS techies develop device to disinfect cities

30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IIT, AIIMS techies develop device to disinfect cities

In light of growing coronavirus cases in India, a team of IIT Kharagpur and AIIMS alumni has developed a device that can disinfect entire cities with ease.

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

13 Mar 2020

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

In Italy, the rise in deaths due to coronavirus breached 30% in a single day on Wednesday and the national tally has surged to 1,016.

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

16 Jan 2020

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

Subramanian Swamy is a BJP member but rarely has he minced his words when it comes to criticizing the economic policies of the current regime.

These video games can teach you management strategies

14 Dec 2019

These video games can teach you management strategies

Business management is a daunting task and not everyone knows it intuitively.

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

22 Sep 2019

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Seven eminent Hollywood actors who are also highly educated

08 Aug 2019

Seven eminent Hollywood actors who are also highly educated

The entertainment industry demands you to start young, so that you become a star by the time you reach your late 20s.

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

25 Jun 2019

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Ex-CEA says India's GDP was 'overestimated', Modi's panel plans rebuttal

12 Jun 2019

Ex-CEA says India's GDP was 'overestimated', Modi's panel plans rebuttal

An explosive paper written by former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has started an uproar.

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

02 Jun 2019

Meet the five youngest IAS officers in the country

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

08 Mar 2019

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

09 Jan 2019

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS officer who topped the UPSC exam in 2010, has resigned as a civil services officer to protest against the "unabated killings" and "marginalization" of Indian Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.

IIT-Delhi alumnus, IAS topper scores 171/170 at Harvard University

02 Jan 2019

IIT-Delhi alumnus, IAS topper scores 171/170 at Harvard University

Ever heard of the phrase scoring 11 out of 10?

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

21 Dec 2018

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

Three Indian-origin students - Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George - have been named among TIME magazine's list of 25 most influential teens of 2018.

Eat only six French fries, suggests Harvard professor. Say what!

07 Dec 2018

Eat only six French fries, suggests Harvard professor. Say what!

A burger and French fries is one of our most-beloved guilty pleasure food combos, but a Harvard professor has said that the number of fries should be restricted to only six potato sticks.

IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay rank among world's top 200 engineering, tech universities

03 Dec 2018

IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay rank among world's top 200 engineering, tech universities

IISc-Bangalore has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the subject category 'Engineering and Technology' in 2019 Times Higher Education rankings.

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

29 Nov 2018

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

With climate catastrophe headed humanity's way, scientists are exploring all possible options to slow down the march of impending disaster.

Indian-American woman elected president of powerful Harvard University student body

20 Nov 2018

Indian-American woman elected president of powerful Harvard University student body

An Indian-American woman has been elected as the president of the powerful student body of the prestigious Harvard University.

Now, machine learning can predict aftershocks that follow earthquakes

30 Aug 2018

Now, machine learning can predict aftershocks that follow earthquakes

In a significant advancement in earthquake prediction, scientists have found a way to calculate the pattern of aftershocks that follow an earthquake.

Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

23 Aug 2018

Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

A Harvard Professor's claim "coconut oil is pure poison," has left the world divided and India, especially South India, fuming.

#CareerBytes: These video games can teach you management strategies

18 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: These video games can teach you management strategies

Business management is a daunting task and not everyone knows it intuitively.

Bajaj Electricals MD, Anant Bajaj, dies at 41

11 Aug 2018

Bajaj Electricals MD, Anant Bajaj, dies at 41

In a shocking incident, Bajaj Electricals MD, Anant Bajaj died on Friday night. He was just 41. Preliminary reports suggested Mr Bajaj suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai.

Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlands lynching convicts, invites sharp criticism

07 Jul 2018

Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlands lynching convicts, invites sharp criticism

Union Minister Jayant Sinha from Jharkhand has found himself in the middle of a controversy and scathing criticism after he garlanded eight men convicted for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year.

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

27 Jun 2018

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

UP CM Yogi Adityanath met top RSS functionaries, including Mohan Bhagwat, in Delhi to discuss the preparations regarding Kumbh Mela.

8L students of Delhi's government schools to undergo "happiness curriculum"

21 Jun 2018

8L students of Delhi's government schools to undergo "happiness curriculum"

From July, eight lakh government school students in Delhi will learn a new and unique course - "happiness curriculum."

Students sue Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian-Americans

17 Jun 2018

Students sue Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian-Americans

A group called 'Students For Fair Admissions' (SFFA) has sued Harvard University for allegedly brazenly discriminating against Asian-American students during admissions.

Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara to take over as General Motors CFO

14 Jun 2018

Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara to take over as General Motors CFO

Another person of Indian origin has made their mark on the international platform. Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of General Motors (GM), the US' largest automaker.

QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

07 Jun 2018

QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

Three Indian institutes have made it to the top-200 in the QS World University Rankings 2019, with IIT-Bombay jumping 17 places to displace IIT-Delhi as the topper.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

31 May 2018

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

04 May 2018

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9% annually, ahead of China and the US, according to Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University's report.

This Indian from MIT won most promising economist award

21 Apr 2018

This Indian from MIT won most promising economist award

Parag Pathak, a professor of Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has won the prestigious John Bates Clark award for academic contributions from a young economist.

IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute

10 Apr 2018

IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute

A 45-yr old dispute between IIT-Delhi and its former faculty member BJP MP Subramanian Swamy may finally be resolved, thanks to Modi government's intervention.

Asian-American group sues Harvard for discriminating in admission process

05 Apr 2018

Asian-American group sues Harvard for discriminating in admission process

A group of Asian-American students called 'Students for Fair Admissions' has sued Harvard University alleging discrimination in the admission process.

Google pledges $300 million towards fighting fake news

21 Mar 2018

Google pledges $300 million towards fighting fake news

In a bid to tackle the issue of fake news, Google has launched a project called the Google News Initiative (GNI).

International Women's Day: Celebrating female pioneers in technology

08 Mar 2018

International Women's Day: Celebrating female pioneers in technology

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

07 Mar 2018

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth in a couple of weeks.