News: Highlights Of The Day

1) U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded that famed Ivy League educational institution Harvard University return an $8.6 million stimulus package that it received in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “Harvard should give back the money now. Their whole ‘endowment’ system should be looked at!” Trump said in a tweet posted late Tuesday. Harvard University, which has a $40 billion endowment, has rejected Trump's demand and said that the aid will go towards students “facing urgent financial needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic”. Source(s): New York PostBoston Herald.

2) Oil Tankers are surrounding the U.S. state of California with no place to load as worldwide lock-downs have resulted in a steep drop in oil demand. Source: Bloomberg.

Keke Palmer.

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3) Actress Keke Palmer has announced that a reboot of the True Jackson, VP comedy series is coming next year. She made the announcement via a TikTok video. Source: PopBuzz.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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4) Facebook has announced a $5.7 billion investment in Indian telecom company Reliance Jio. The investment is in exchange for a 10% stake in the company. Source(s): TechCrunch, Financial Times, Livemint.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Daniela Rus.

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5) Daniela Rus, the director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been selected as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Rus is the deputy dean of research for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing and has done significant research work in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and data science. Source: MIT News.