Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicOxford University

Topic: Oxford University

Helped by Florence Nightingale, Cornelia Sorabji became India’s 1st woman lawyer at Oxford

Sorabji's zeal to help minority communities impacted numerous lives, helping approximately 600 women and children fight their legal battles. Many undermined her.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.