BDU issues directive to begin online teaching

The concept of online teaching-learning is not entirely new. The trend of students of the university and its affiliated colleges pursuing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) promoted by MHRD on UGC’s SWAYAM programme has been increasingly visible. MOOC enivsages bridging of the digital divide for students who have not been able to join the mainstream […]

Kerala Lockdown Day 16: Rs 20 meals at Janakiya hotels, daily parcel services by Railways

Poor and needy patients undergoing treatment at the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvanthapuram will be supplied medicines free of cost at their respective homes, RCC director informed. State Youth Commission and the Fire and Rescue Department have volunteered to undertake the task. Those in need of medicines will have to contact the State Youth Commission […]

Tucker Carlson: We must ask the experts how they screwed up the coronavirus models so badly

Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is, we have no choice. If we prematurely end that physical distancing and the other measures, keeping it at bay, deaths could skyrocket into the hundreds of thousands if not a million. We cannot return to normal until there’s a vaccine.

Three Vietnamese honored in Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia” list

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huyen (L) receives a startup prize. Photo: VTV Thirty nominees were selected for each of the 10 categories, including arts; entertainment and sports; finance and venture capital; media, marketing and advertising; retail and e-commerce; enterprise technology; industry, manufacturing and energy; health care and science; social entrepreneurs and consumer technology.

Vajpayee’s career reflected the vicissitudes of Indian history

• He was the only prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to get a favourable verdict in three consecutive elections, though Nehru had secured decisive majorities for his own party.

Peak Design’s popular tripod emerges from Kickstarter to fund coronavirus relief

The Peak Design reimagined tripod design with the first model, which, much like the company’s bags, sold quickly on Kickstarter. The Travel Tripod uses triangular legs so that, when folded, the tripod takes up less space than more traditional travel tripods with rounded legs. The tripod head is also streamlined for travel, with one dial […]

Clever Cryptography Could Protect Privacy in Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Apps

If a Covid-Watch user later believes they’re infected with Covid-19, they can ask their health care provider for a unique confirmation code. (Covid-Watch would distribute those confirmation codes only to caregivers, to prevent spammers or faulty self-diagnoses from flooding the system with false positives.) When that confirmation code is entered, the app would upload all […]

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

That overhaul should cement Tor’s reputation as an indispensable anonymity tool, says Marc Rogers, a security researcher for tech firm Cloudflare, who has also worked on a still-in-development Tor-based network router project himself. “It’s still pretty much the only game in town,” he says. “After this update, I can say that yes, Tor is the […]

Hey engineers: These 4 COVID-19 volunteer projects need your skills

Help Tech for America develop websites for small businesses In the last two weeks, over 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance—a number that would appear to vastly undercount the number of Americans currently out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of those who filed claims were former employees of […]

Masks are badly designed. Can these startups make better ones—and fast?

Ministry of Supply Gihan Amarasiriwardena, cofounder and president of Ministry of Supply, has spent the last two weeks thinking about the fundamentals of mask design. He says that, at the most basic level, masks have two features that prevent particles from spreading: fit and filtration. His team is attempting to improve on both. The company, […]