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Paul, 89, who donated $5 million to MIT earlier this year, studied mechanical engineering at MIT and later went on to found the Caparo Group(Phto: By arrangement)

MIT names campus theatre after alumni Swraj Paul, son

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Paul, 89, who donated $5 million to MIT earlier this year, studied mechanical engineering at MIT and later went on to found the Caparo Group.
Pune resident, 18-year-old Chirag Falor, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) this year by scoring 352 out of 396.(Handout)
Pune resident, 18-year-old Chirag Falor, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) this year by scoring 352 out of 396.(Handout)

JEE Advanced result 2020: Meet India topper from Pune Chirag Falor, know his success mantra and future plans

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 07:04 PM IST
JEE Advanced result 2020: The 18-year-old Chirag topped the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) this year by scoring 352 out of 396, the result for which was announced on Monday.
A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)
A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)

Racist machines? Twitter’s photo preview problem reignites AI bias concern

Hindustan Times | By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The problem was first discovered when education tech researcher Colin Madland posted about how video-calling software Zoom cropped the head out of a black person on the other side of a call, seemingly unable to detect it as a human face.
Close to nature: Men at an estuary in Bichitrapur, Odisha.(Shutterstock)
Close to nature: Men at an estuary in Bichitrapur, Odisha.(Shutterstock)

Review: Estuary by Perumal Murugan

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Perumal Murugan’s newly translated novel Estuary, is a sincere portrayal of the crumbling of a middle-class Indian male
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)

US universities forced Trump administration to retreat on foreign students

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:40 PM IST
As a result of rescinding of the order, foreign students in US will not be asked to leave if they are enrolled at a university that offered only online classes for the upcoming fall semester because of Covid-19 lockdown.
US president Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters File Photo)
US president Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters File Photo)

Trump administration rescinds foreign students order

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 05:29 PM IST
The controversial order issued last week impacted many students from India, which is the second largest source of international students to the United States.
President Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, US.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, US.(REUTERS)

More than 200 schools back lawsuit challenging Trump’s foreign student rule

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 10:26 PM IST
A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in the case brought by Harvard and MIT. If the judge does not suspend the rule, colleges across the U.S. will have until Wednesday to notify ICE if they plan to be fully online this fall.
US President Donald Trump(Reuters file photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters file photo)

After Harvard and MIT, Johns Hopkins sues Trump admin to block rule on foreign students

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Johns Hopkins University has joined a growing list of prestigious higher education institutions in the US suing the Trump administration over its “cruel” decision not to allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester.
File photo of Founder and Chairman of Caparo Group Lord Swraj Paul(PTI File)
File photo of Founder and Chairman of Caparo Group Lord Swraj Paul(PTI File)

Alumnus Swraj Paul donates $5 million to MIT, says studying there ‘changed his life’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:30 PM IST
In recognition of the gift, the large hall in the Kresge Auditorium will be named as the Lord Swraj Paul PC ’52 and Angad Paul ’92 Theatre; more generally known as the Swraj Paul Theatre at Kresge Auditorium.
Healthcare workers walk past rows of beds at a makeshift Covid-19 care centre at an indoor sports stadium in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Healthcare workers walk past rows of beds at a makeshift Covid-19 care centre at an indoor sports stadium in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

Nearly 25,000 new Covid-19 cases added in 24 hours, India’s tally soars past 7.67 lakh-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:44 AM IST
A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has projected that India will witness 2.87 lakh coronavirus cases per day by the end of winter 2021 in the absence of a Covid-19 vaccine or drug intervention.
In the lawsuit filed in a Boston court, the two top universities sought a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction to bar the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from implementing the proposed order.(AP photo)
In the lawsuit filed in a Boston court, the two top universities sought a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction to bar the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from implementing the proposed order.(AP photo)

Harvard, MIT sue Trump admin over foreign student visa rule

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed new rules for international students as the Trump administration sought to soften the impact of its controversial order.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have sued the Department of Homeland Security and the federal immigration agency over new guidelines barring foreign students from remaining in America if their universities switched to online-only classes in the Fall.(File photo)
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have sued the Department of Homeland Security and the federal immigration agency over new guidelines barring foreign students from remaining in America if their universities switched to online-only classes in the Fall.(File photo)

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new student visa rule: Report

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 07:00 PM IST
A report in The Harvard Crimson said the two pre-eminent educational institutions filed a lawsuit in District Court in Boston Wednesday morning against the two federal agencies.
Aggressive testing by nations and reductions in contacts in response to risk perception will significantly reduce future Covid-19 cases while laxer response, negligence and normalisation of risks can lead to new waves of the coronavirus infection.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
Aggressive testing by nations and reductions in contacts in response to risk perception will significantly reduce future Covid-19 cases while laxer response, negligence and normalisation of risks can lead to new waves of the coronavirus infection.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

India could have 2.87 lakh Covid-19 cases per day by 2021 winter if no cure found: MIT study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 06:00 PM IST
MIT professors Hazhir Rahmandad and John Sterman, and PhD candidate Tse Yang Lim, indicated that the top ten countries by projected daily infection rates at the end of winter 2021 are India with 2.87 lakh infections per day, followed by the United States, South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, the UK, Nigeria, Turkey, France, and Germany.
India may record about 2.87 lakh projected cases of the novel coronavirus per day by the end of winter 2021 in the absence of a Covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, according to a modelling study by the researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).(File photo)
India may record about 2.87 lakh projected cases of the novel coronavirus per day by the end of winter 2021 in the absence of a Covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, according to a modelling study by the researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).(File photo)

India may see 2.87 lakh Covid-19 cases a day by winter 2021: MIT study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Using data for 84 countries with reliable testing data -- spanning 4.75 billion people -- the researchers developed a dynamic epidemiological model.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.(mit.edu)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.(mit.edu)

MIT wireless device allows remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2020 08:50 AM IST
The device can monitor a patient’s breathing, movement and sleep patterns using wireless signals.
In two years a foldable phone will be pretty much mainstream
In two years a foldable phone will be pretty much mainstream

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: What phones will be like in two years

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:31 PM IST
These features are not nearly as sci-fi as you may think!
Commercial air travel has become safer than ever, according to a study that tracked the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the world.(Unsplash)
Commercial air travel has become safer than ever, according to a study that tracked the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the world.(Unsplash)

Commercial air travel safer than ever: MIT study

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:01 AM IST
The study, published in the journal Transportation Science, found that between 2008 and 2017, airline passenger fatalities fell significantly compared to the previous decade.
At 15, Jasmin Moghbeli attended an advanced space camp, cementing her ambition to one day reach for the stars.(Jasmin Moghbeli/Twitter)
At 15, Jasmin Moghbeli attended an advanced space camp, cementing her ambition to one day reach for the stars.(Jasmin Moghbeli/Twitter)

‘Space unites us’: First Iranian-American astronaut reaches for stars

Houston | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The Marine Corps major, MIT graduate and college basketball player can now add another accomplishment to her burgeoning resume: the first Iranian-American astronaut.
The video of ‘mini cheetah’ robots are being shared on various social media platforms.(YouTube/Biomimetics MIT)
The video of ‘mini cheetah’ robots are being shared on various social media platforms.(YouTube/Biomimetics MIT)

Video of ‘mini cheetah’ robots playing football scares many, amuses some

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 05:29 PM IST
In the video, a whole herd of ‘mini cheetah’ robots engages in an impressive display of robotics technology.
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam.(Radcliffe.harvard.edu)
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam.(Radcliffe.harvard.edu)

Nobel economics prize winner thought message was scam at first

Stockholm | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Nobel Prize in economics winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they’re just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work.
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., October 14, 2019(REUTERS)
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., October 14, 2019(REUTERS)

‘Going into a tailspin’: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Indian economy

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Banerjee also weighed in on the ongoing controversy — an “enormous fight”, as he called it — in India over which data and numbers are to be relied upon as indicators of the health of the economy and criticized the government for considering as “wrong” all data that is “inconvenient to it”.
Nehru Science Centre Mumbai: Achyut Kanvinde built this hexagonal building in Bombay in 1980. The central ventilation shafts have been used as structural supports.(Photo courtesy: Sanjay Kanvinde)
Nehru Science Centre Mumbai: Achyut Kanvinde built this hexagonal building in Bombay in 1980. The central ventilation shafts have been used as structural supports.(Photo courtesy: Sanjay Kanvinde)

How Bauhaus built India

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Bauhaus, one of the most influential design and architecture movements of the 20th century, came to India via two brilliant young architects
Women participate in a walk for breast cancer awareness.(Unsplash)
Women participate in a walk for breast cancer awareness.(Unsplash)

New AI method predicts future risk of breast cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Researchers have developed a new tool with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) methods to predict a woman’s future risk of breast cancer.
It is not the first time Trump has weighed in on the Ethiopian crash(REUTERS File)
It is not the first time Trump has weighed in on the Ethiopian crash(REUTERS File)

‘If I were Boeing, would rebrand plane’: Trump on 737 Max crisis

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 06:29 PM IST
The model has suffered two deadly crashes in a matter of months, the first last October in Indonesia with the death of all 189 people on board and then in Ethiopia on March 10, killing all 157 aboard.
Bengaluru-based Harshit Agrawal’s artwork, created using an algorithm called Tandem, was showcased at Art Centre Nabi, in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016.
Bengaluru-based Harshit Agrawal’s artwork, created using an algorithm called Tandem, was showcased at Art Centre Nabi, in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016.

Meet the Indians using artificial intelligence to create art

Hindustan Times | By Anesha George
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 05:44 PM IST
They feed data sets into special algorithms to create canvases; they’re showing at art events around the world. Elsewhere, AI art is even ending up at auction.
Hebbalkar studied in Vidya Valley School and Loyola’s Junior College. He has been the captain of the football team in school and has later been the vice-captain of the football team in MIT.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Hebbalkar studied in Vidya Valley School and Loyola’s Junior College. He has been the captain of the football team in school and has later been the vice-captain of the football team in MIT.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

How to crack CAT? Hear it from Pune topper

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 02:33 PM IST
Hebbalkar completed electronics and telecommunication engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology(MIT) in 2018 and is looking forward to joining a prestigious institution to pursue master’s in business administration (MBA).
A 22-year-old man, who was arrested for stealing cameras from lenders was found to have been doing so in order to buy expensive gifts for his minor girlfriend.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
A 22-year-old man, who was arrested for stealing cameras from lenders was found to have been doing so in order to buy expensive gifts for his minor girlfriend.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)

Pune youth stole 10 cameras to buy expensive gifts for girlfriend

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 02:49 PM IST
The man has been identified as Akash Bhise, a diploma holder from MIT Kothrud, who is a resident of Hamaal nagar in Market Yard.
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Is inclusion of book on ancient Indian science, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, in engineering course acceptable?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Pune students, professors and scientists have varied opinions
(From L)Bharat Shah, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De, Rahul Karad inaugurate PILF 2018, on Friday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
(From L)Bharat Shah, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De, Rahul Karad inaugurate PILF 2018, on Friday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Shobha De underlines importance of reading habit at Pune International Literary Festival (PILF)

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The 70-year-old columnist-author complimented Pilf for its sixth year while pointing out that there are 150 literary festivals in the country and it is a very competitive field.
Patients with sickle cell disease have a single mutation in the gene that encodes haemoglobin, the protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen.(Shutterstock)
Patients with sickle cell disease have a single mutation in the gene that encodes haemoglobin, the protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen.(Shutterstock)

Sickle-cell disease, here’s everything you need to know about this painful condition

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Sickle-cell disease, also called sickle-cell anemia, is a painful condition which leads to the deformation and break-down of red blood cells.
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