Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicCambridge University

Topic: Cambridge University

Siddhartha Verma, ‘patriot’ UK scholar & IRTS officer who battled Rahul Gandhi on ‘idea of India’

Commonwealth scholar Siddhartha Verma challenged Gandhi at an event in Cambridge University, argued Congress leader’s idea of India as a ‘union of states’ was ‘destructive’.

‘Mishandling Covid eroded support for populist govts like Modi’s’: Cambridge democracy study

Modi among populist leaders who responded early with ‘wide-ranging, far-reaching’ policies, but approval still declined. Study adds 'no renewed faith' seen in liberal democracy.

India may see surge in Covid cases soon: Cambridge tracker

In a 24 December note, tracker developed by Prof. Paul Kattuman and his team spotlighted six states of 'significant concern'. By 26 December, this list had expanded to 11 states.

Oxford, Cambridge students raise over Rs 18 lakh for Covid relief in India

Oxford and Cambridge societies have reached one-third of their goal to raise £50,000, which is about Rs 51 lakh, towards Covid relief in India. The joint fundraiser was launched Saturday.

SM Chitre, stalwart astrophysicist who once shared office with Stephen Hawking, dies at 84

A Padma Bhushan recipient, Shashikumar Madhusudhan Chitre was a former senior professor at TIFR and ex-president of the Astronomical Society of India.

Modi’s public appearances nudged 130 crore Indians to follow lockdown, Cambridge study says

The study, published on 11 September, says Modi government used the 'nudge of nationalism' as an effective measure to control the spread of Covid in India.

UGC cites top universities like MIT, Cambridge to justify decision to hold final-year exams

UGC issued a circular Thursday, detailing SOPs for colleges and that they conduct a risk-assessment before holding exams. Health of students and staff to be monitored too.

Cambridge Indian-origin lecturer says King’s College claims of probe in racism case false

Priyamvada Gopal says King’s College didn’t conduct a serious investigation in her racial profiling case.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.