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What is ‘twisties’, the condition that forced Simone Biles to pull out of Olympics team final

Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles said she was 'having a little bit of the twisties' after she received her lowest Olympic score on the vault due to an awkward landing in the women’s artistic all-around team final.
Representative Image | A member of the ROC men gymnastics team which won gold in Tokyo | Twitter | @Olympics

There’s no Russia at the Olympics, but its athletes are winning medals in Tokyo. Here’s how

After doping charges against its athletes, Russia was banned from participating in any international sporting event till 16 December 2022, which includes Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics, Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup.

What is data localisation & why Mastercard, Amex, Diners Club can’t add more customers in India

Foreign card payment network companies that fail to meet data localisation norms cannot register new customers or issue new cards in India. ThePrint explains.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Suspicious URLs, zero clicks, iMessages — how Amnesty found Pegasus on ‘target’ phones

As part of Pegasus Project, Amnesty conducted forensic analysis of 67 phones linked to numbers on a database listing 50,000 suspected targets of the Israeli spyware.
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh

What is lightweight double sculls, Olympic rowing event in which India has reached semifinal

Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will take part in the semifinal of the men’s lightweight double sculls event at 8 am Wednesday.

How EU’s proposed carbon border tax will work & why India is among the nations opposing it

The EU Commission is pushing for the world’s first carbon border tax on imported goods. It plans to levy the tax in a phased manner from 2026.
An ordnance factory in India (Representational image) | Broadsword

What is essential defence services Bill and how it will impact ordnance factories and others

Strike proposed by employees’ federations of ordnance factories from 26 July, against Modi govt decision to corporatise them, perhaps triggered introduction of the Bill.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Women in STEM: The growing numbers, challenges and whether it translates into jobs

The number of Indian women who have opted for STEM as a field of study has increased in the last three years, but challenges remain.

The NSO Group behind Pegasus list & its murky past — from Mexico to Jamal Khashoggi to India

NSO Group, a cyber-surveillance company based in Israel, developed and sells the spyware Pegasus that was allegedly used to try and snoop on several prominent people across the world.

Delhi has a new skill university: 39 courses, over 6,000 seats and 13 campuses

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University has opened admissions for 4,500 seats in diploma programmes, 1,300 for bachelors degrees, 250 for B. Tech & around 100 for Masters programmes.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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