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Ivy League universities offer free online courses amid Covid-19 lockdown

The eight Ivy League universities are offering more than 450 free online courses and students will receive a 'verified certificate' upon completion.
Medical workers remove a body from a refrigerator truck outside of the Brooklyn Hospital in New York on March 31. Photo | Bloomberg

Air pollution levels and Covid-19 mortality rate are linked, claims new Harvard study

Covid-19 patients in regions with a history of high air pollution are more likely to succumb to the disease, claims the new study by Harvard University.
Harvard University

Modi govt ministers prefer Oxford, Harvard for their children’s education and not IIT, IIM

Of the 56 ministers in Modi council, 12 have sent their children to foreign varsities. These ministers include Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, S. Jaishankar, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
JNU fee hike protest

JNU fee row should make us ask if public and private universities are really any different

JNU debate can’t be restricted to which university charges more fees. Reality is public universities today are hard put to maintain financial equilibrium.
Beef burger

Intolerance, naming & shaming, allegations — the red meat debate is getting nasty

The dispute can be traced to a series of studies from October that seeks to discredit popular wisdom about the ill-effects of red meat.
Ankur Garg

This IAS officer scored 171 out of 170 at Harvard. Now, he plans to solve India’s problems

Ankur Garg, a civil service entrance topper, is studying International Development at Harvard, and achieved 171/170 in macroeconomics.
Time Magazine

Three Indian-origin students named among Time’s 25 most influential teens of 2018

Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George were named for spearheading development in the field of health.
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Indian-American woman elected president of Harvard University’s student body

Sruthi Palaniappan, 20, whose parents migrated to the US from Chennai in 1992, was elected as president of the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.
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Don’t look towards wind power as solution to global warming

New research says large scale deployment of wind power could significantly raise temperatures over the Earth’s surface.

When Gita Gopinath batted for a GST with few slabs & talked of hope in an ‘unliberal’ world

As Gita Gopinath is appointed the IMF chief economist, we revisit an interview with Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.

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PM Modi's Covid-19 address on 14 April. Photo | YouTube

Migrant workers are caught between India and Bharat. It’s time to build a bridge

Yogi Adityanath has put a claim on UP’s labourers, but prospects of creating jobs overnight remain daunting in locations inherently unattractive to investors.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

Ladakh shows Modi is risking relations with China by getting too close to Trump

India-China border tensions must be seen in the backdrop of Beijing’s deteriorating international relations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.