Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicHarvard University

Topic: Harvard University

Harvard recognises caste-based discrimination, gives Indians studying in US hope of equality

Harvard Graduate Student Union ratified contract including provision for addition of caste as 'protected category'. 1st Ivy League university to recognise such discrimination.

IMF’s first female chief economist Gita Gopinath will return to Harvard in January

Harvard University had extended her leave of absence on an exceptional basis by 1 year, which allowed her to serve as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund for 3 years.

Don’t worry, men. You may not be losing sperm count, Harvard-MIT study says

Harvard-MIT study says earlier research indicating alarming dip in sperm counts may not have been comprehensive since they didn't factor in women, environment, nutrition.

This chaiwala in Gujarat knew the success mantra, ditched MBA. Then Harvard came knocking

In ‘All you need is Josh’, Supriya Paul brings together stories of unique individuals and their inspiring journeys.

Hemant Soren’s divide-and-rule Adivasi politics at Harvard is against Birsa Munda’s vision

Jharkhand CM Soren may have played into the hands of modern-day missionaries or possibly acted at the behest of the conversion bogey.

Air pollution from fossil fuels causes over 30% deaths in India every year: Harvard study

Within India, UP had the highest number of deaths attributed to air pollution from fossil fuels, with over 4.7 lakh deaths per year in the state due to such pollution.

Diabetics’ sugar can rise based on how much they think they’re having, Harvard study finds

Study finds that among Type 2 diabetics, perception of sugar consumption might affect blood sugar readings more than actual intake. Experts say it’s inconclusive.

High family income, not SAT scores, is your real ticket to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

In ‘The Tyranny of Merit’, Michael J. Sandel writes about contemporary attitudes toward success, failure, and meritocracy.

How nuclear industry could revive dying reactors with the hottest new fuel

Nuclear has been left largely behind by booming demand for clean energy over the past decade, with more reactors being permanently shut down than built.

US govt reverses decision to curb foreign student visas after fight with Harvard, MIT

US agrees to rescind last week’s requirement that foreign students take at least one in-person class even as colleges prepare online-only coursework.

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Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat’s right — no word wounds Hindus like kafir does

In South Africa, the word kaffir, as the blacks were pejoratively called, has been outlawed. It's time India too bans 'kafir'.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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