Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: MIT

US team including 2 teenagers discovers ‘planetary lab’ with a rocky super-earth

The planetary system has been discovered around star HD 108236 that’s just 200 light years away. It could provide insights into planetary evolution.

MIT professor charged with fraud for hiding millions in China grants

Gang Chen, a naturalised US citizen from China, was charged with wire fraud, making a false statement in a tax return and failing to disclose a foreign bank account.

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.

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authority to stop new student visa restrictions

Students on existing visas who wish to remain in the US must transfer to a school with in-person instruction or attend a college that offers both remote and on-campus learning.

MIT professor’s stake in biotech firm Moderna Inc on brink of topping $1 billion

Bob Langer’s 3.2% holding rose to $934.3 million Monday after the firm reported encouraging early trial results for an experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

MIT ties up with Italian design company for Covid-19 ICUs

Architects have designed mobile hospitals in order to provide intensive care to the patients of coronavirus, which can increase their chance of survival.

Know coding like you know alphabets — Modi govt’s scientific education vision for students

Modi govt has started conducting CodeIndia workshops as it plans a new school-level curriculum in computer programming.

MIT under scanner over financial ties with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

MIT’s Media Lab had deep financial relations with Jeffrey Epstein, who helped it raise $7.5 million. Following the revelations, Joi Ito, director of the lab, resigned.

Govt ties up with MIT for online training of employees in public policy, governance

The MIT move is part of govt's Integrated Government Online Training Programme, which will help officers of Group B, C and D.

NASA slams A-SAT test for leaving debris in space, increasing risk factor for space station

On 27 March, India entered an exclusive club of nations capable of destroying space-borne satellites as it launched a missile to destroy an Indian satellite.

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Conspiracy being hatched to kill me, says Imran Khan

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.

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.


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.