Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicPrinceton University

Topic: Princeton University

Princeton scraps plan to bring undergraduates back to campus this fall semester

Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber says the undergraduate program will be fully remote owing to the Covid pandemic, but exceptions will be made for very limited students.

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.

The Sri Lankan who solved a maths problem for Jeff Bezos & gave the world Amazon

Yasantha Rajakarunanayake was the toast of the internet this week after the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos called the Sri Lankan smarter than him. 

Like it or not, Google tracks your movements even when you tell it not to

An investigation reveals Google services on smartphones store location details despite privacy settings being used.

On Camera

YourTurn

Illustration by Soham Sen| ThePrint

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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