Monday, 16 May, 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.

On Camera

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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