Indian Institute of Science success shows India can create world-class universities

Indian Institute of Science success shows India can create world-class universities

       According to the latest THE ranking of world’s small universities, i.e, institutes with less than 5,000 students,            the famed Bengaluru institute figures in the top-10 (ranked 8th). (IE) Although India has not much to show in global university rankings—none of its varsities figure in top-200 and only five figure in top-500 in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of universities—the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has given the country some reason to rejoice. According to the latest THE ranking of world’s small…

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Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

A “clear signal” of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being. In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important to humans. More than half of the world’s human populations now live in urban areas, and this proportion is set to grow. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We found that there is a clear urban signal of big change, and also greater [physical…

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Serge Ibaka shows OKC what they’re missing, caps career night with game-winner

Serge Ibaka shows OKC what they’re missing, caps career night with game-winner

With 11 seconds left in a 117-all barn-burner between Ibaka’s old club, the Thunder, and his new employer, the Orlando Magic, Frank Vogel did something for Serge that didn’t happen a whole lot while he shared the floor with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook: the Magic’s head coach drew up an end-of-game play for the Congolese big man. Evan Fournier triggered the inbounds to point guard Elfrid Payton, who took the ball to half-court as the action began to unfold. Fournier cut right to left across the 3-point arc, drawing…

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Andy Murray’s rise to No 1 this late in career shows his determination: Martina Navratilova

Andy Murray’s rise to No 1 this late in career shows his determination: Martina Navratilova

London: Scotsman Andy Murray’s achievement in becoming men’s tennis world number one is exceptional, women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova told the BBC on Sunday. Murray, 29, moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after replacing long-time incumbent Novak Djokovic, when Milos Raonic pulled out of their semi-final in Paris on Saturday. The Scot’s climb to the ATP rankings’ summit — the first Briton to do so since computerised rankings came in in 1973 — caps a remarkable year which has seen him win a…

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Amazon Reveals Pay Data After All, Shows Virtually No Gender Pay Gap

Amazon Reveals Pay Data After All, Shows Virtually No Gender Pay Gap

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected Amazon’s request to keep their pay data private, after Arjuna Capital filed a shareholder resolution to request that data. Yesterday, Amazon announced that it will share pay data – and that women at the company currently make 99.9 cents for every dollar male employees earn. Amazon also revealed that minority employees make 100.1 cents for every dollar earned by white employees. (Photo Credit: steelashan/Flickr) “We are pleased Amazon is stepping up in response to investor concerns about gender pay equity,” said…

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