Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Topic: Oxford University

Why exotic snakehead fish is under threat — people want them as aquarium pets, 6x rise in trade

Team from Oxford and Gauhati University says surge in trade between 2014 and 2019 is driven by increase in exports from West Bengal to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Over 11-month gap between Covishield shots gives better antibody levels: Oxford study in Lancet

The Lancet study suggests an increased gap between Covishield doses could be good news, adds that booster shot can be taken about 9 months after both doses.

Oxford University concludes probe into Rashmi Samant case, former union president says ‘pleased’ with outcome

Samant is the first Indian woman to be elected its student union president. Soon after her election in February, she was targeted over some of her old social media posts for being 'anti-semitic' and 'transphobic'.

Now, Oxford University to study Ivermectin as possible treatment for Covid

Initial preliminary studies have shown that Ivermectin can reduce viral load, the amount of virus in the respiratory tract, and the length of symptoms in people with mild infection.

Rs 38 lakh in 3 hours: How rapper & anti-caste activist from Odisha managed his Oxford dream

Sumeet Samos Turuk, a former JNU student, failed to qualify for any of Oxford's scholarships. He then decided to try crowdfunding to finance his dream.

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.

New human challenge trial in UK to study immune response that can prevent Covid reinfection

The human challenge trial by Oxford University researchers will re-infect participants with Covid-19 and will study their immune response before and after the exposure.

Oxford societies claim Rashmi Samant was asked to resign because of views, not religion

Oxford University’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality and Hindu Society have denied Samant’s charge that the institution is intolerant towards Hindus.

Racism now covert, says Indian Oxford student facing backlash over ‘racist’ social media posts

Rashmi Samant, who was set to be Oxford student union president, quit following accusations of being racist. Citing cultural differences, Samant says students need protection from cancel culture.

UK begins trial to test administering both AstraZeneca, Pfizer Covid vaccines to volunteers

Trial led by Oxford University is aimed at checking if mixing two different vaccines could boost efficacy in protecting against different coronavirus strains.

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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