In the liver’s secrets, new hope for medicine
June 19, 2018 1:00:54 am

From the Lab — The research: The mechanism through which the liver regulates fat secretion into the bloodstream

Can mass jumping by World Cup fans trigger an ‘artificial earthquake’?
June 19, 2018 1:00:50 am

This is not the first time that “earthquakes” have been attributed to sports fans. It has happened even in India: during IPL matches, there are readings on a seismograph whenever a boundary is scored.

47 Indian journalists killed in 16 years, 33 of them murder targets
June 19, 2018 1:00:47 am

Since 1992, 47 journalists have been killed in India. These 47 are out of 1,305 journalists killed worldwide in these 16 years — either murdered or killed in crossfire or on dangerous assignments.

Assessing the Balance of Payments position
June 19, 2018 1:00:33 am

New RBI data on India’s Balance of Payments (BoP) for 2017-18 show current account deficit (CAD) at $48.72 bn, the highest since the record $88.16 bn of 2012-13. With CAD expected to widen to $75 bn during this fiscal, how vulnerable is the overall BoP position today?

Shillong curfew
June 18, 2018 1:50:24 am

To the Khasis, the Mazhabis are outsiders who practise a different faith, and dominate a semi-governmental job market over which they have no control. Economic anxieties underlie the assertions of the Khasi identity.

June 18, 2018 1:02:34 am

From roughly 18,000 candidates for admission to the IITs, the list has now been extended to almost 32,000. Boys continue to outnumber girls — now at nearly 28,000 to 4,000, or 7 to 1. 

June 18, 2018 12:43:16 am

Harvard, whose admissions process remains a closely guarded secret, denied the allegation, saying “soft traits” like character and personality were key to making decisions in its situation.

June 18, 2018 12:33:59 am

Union Cabinet gets an update on progress of special committee. What is this panel, and which rivers does its latest report cover?

June 15, 2018 9:02:17 am

Having come out of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession that followed, all the major economies are experiencing significant challenges to generating wealth.

Defence Ministry approves military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore
June 15, 2018 2:58:14 am

The major objection to the opening of roads is related to the security of military installations and families of Army personnel staying inside the cantonments.

June 15, 2018 2:53:53 am

Japan, which Airbnb says is the top travel destination in the Asia-Pacific region for its customers, has long had a system of family-run guesthouses in which rooms are let out to visitors. Airbnb’s rapid expansion in Japan rode on the laxity in the enforcement of the minshuku (literally, inn) rules.

June 15, 2018 2:03:27 am

The IITs had already declared their merit list when govt directed them to relax their criteria and release a supplementary list. What are the usual procedures for admission, and what led to the govt move?

June 14, 2018 7:44:29 am

Yo-yo is an aerobic endurance training exercise that uses beep methods, velocity bursts, and an aerobic fitness test.

June 14, 2018 10:06:40 am

The powerful servitors of Puri’s Jagannath Temple are upset after a court direction on a plea that alleged harassment of visitors.

BJP wins 13 out of 27 seats in Rajasthan local body by-elections
June 14, 2018 10:06:17 am

The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India, by Francesca R Jensenius, a political scientist at the University of Oslo, looks at how electoral representation for Dalits through reservation has played out since 1952.

June 14, 2018 12:10:19 pm

With model tender papers out and a key meeting today, PM Health Protection Mission heads for an August launch. Whom does it cover? Which states are part of it, how will it work in states with their own schemes?

June 13, 2018 10:16:22 am

Prashant Bhattacharji, the analyst who had highlighted this and concluded that it reflected random falsification of marks, has now found that the 95% spike is true of at least two other subjects.

June 13, 2018 12:58:40 am

Catholic bishops have from time to time issued guidance and advice that seemingly crossed the church-state line.

June 13, 2018 12:48:47 am

The Fed’s policy statement and fresh economic projections are due to be released at 2 pm EDT (11.30 pm IST) Wednesday, Reuters reported. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a press conference half an hour later.

Accused adviser to Silk Road creator extradited to United States from Thailand
June 13, 2018 12:40:00 am

India has moved the UK for extradition of Vijay Mallya, and Interpol for a Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi. Will these bring the fugitives back? What are the rules for extradition, and the precedents?