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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.