NEW DELHI - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy. The School, which was established last year on the IIT campus with two faculty members, is planning to start its first batch of Ph.D students from this academic session. "We are grateful for their (Tata Trusts') support, which will significantly bolster and accelerate our efforts to...
LOS ANGELES - Comedy icon Carol Burnett, who has made the audience laugh for decades altogether, turned emotional as she received an eponymous honour -- the first-ever Carol Burnett Award -- a Lifetime Achievement in Television recognition -- at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony here. The award is envisioned by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) as a companion honour to the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award which lauds lifetime achievements of film professionals.
LOS ANGELES - Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of spray-painting swastikas on US President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, media reported. Jose Ortega of Los Angeles was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of felony vandalism, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The star is located on Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, Xinhua news agency reported late on Tuesday.
BY SONAM MIRPURI
IRVINE, CA - As a result of the current political climate citizens are bringing diversity to the forefront by voting and electing individuals of color and putting them in positions of power. Farrah N. Khan is one of the individuals who has been elected into power. Khan is the newest and first South Asian woman to be elected council member for the City of Irvine.
POLAND - The World Bank on Monday praised India's success in renewable energy auctions that delivered record-setting low prices for solar power and said that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled -- from 17 to 59 -- in the eight years till 2017. Many of the world's largest energy-consuming countries significantly improved their renewable energy regulations since 2010, said the World Bank's report -- Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) 2018,
BUENOS - Leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico on Friday signed a new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) that Donald Trump touted as a huge win for the American economy. After 14 months of acrimonious negotiations, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed at an event in the Argentinian capital on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit of advanced and developing economies. Trump called the new deal the "most significant and largest" in US history,
NEW YORK - Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have, in a breakthrough, built and flown the first-ever silent airplane with no moving propellers or jet turbines. Since the Wright Brothers launched the first airplane over 100 years ago, every aircraft has flown with the help of moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, and fans, which are powered by the combustion of fossil fuels or by battery packs that produce a persistent, whining buzz.
The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Sunday evening, there were 77 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California, which started on November 8, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. A second blaze in Southern California called the Woolsey Fire started northwest of Los Angeles also on November 8, has killed at least three people with more than 96,000 acres torched,
SAN FRANCISCO - The statewide death toll in Californias wildfires has reached 50 as rescuers continue to search for the missing persons, authorities said. The deaths from the Camp fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, increased to 48 on Tuesday, said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. Two people died in the Woolsey fire, a major blaze in Southern California that charred more than 150 square miles, an area larger than the size of Denver,
MEXICO - Over 3,200 Central Americans who had been heading towards the US, have now applied to Mexico for asylum over the past two weeks, the government said. The applicants, mainly Hondurans, were part of a massive caravan of migrants headed on foot towards the US, reports Xinhua news agency. In a joint statement on Saturday, Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry and Interior Ministry said a total of 3,230 asylum applications...