Just 37% of the world’s rural areas have access to the internet

2020 also saw the number of mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions decline for the first time in history, dropping from 108 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2019 to 105 this year. The trend was driven by developing countries—the YoY figure was higher in developed nations. It’s unclear whether the decline was a result of the pandemic.

South Africa vs England 2020: Kagiso Rabada Hoping to Continue His IPL Form in National Colours

“This is an exciting series,” Rabada told Star Sports. “I am hoping to continue the momentum that I delivered in the IPL for the national team. The team looks promising after excellent performances in the IPL and our pacers will continue to work in the same direction to win each game. Jos Buttler, Bairstow, Ben […]

Bill Gates, the virus and the quest to vaccinate the world

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA […]

8 Books You Need to Read This August

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (Harper Perrennial; August 5)Vogue (there’s much more to it than that). With trenchant thoughts on Sweet Valley High, The Help, abortion, and Chris Brown, Gay isn’t really a bad feminist, just an uncommonly entertaining one.


King said that without the World Cup, sales in the nine weeks to July would have fallen 1.1 per cent. In fact, they ended level with a year ago. Best-sellers were #6 retro 1966 tops and St George’s Cross girls’ T-shirts.

Jaguar I-Pace, the award-winning electric car, is open for bookings—what you need to know

While it’s premature to speculate the price, the I-Pace is expected to cost upwards of Rs 1 crore, on-road. The charging units, according to the brand, will be provided free of cost, and the battery will come with a 1.6 lakh kilometer or 8-year warranty, whichever elapses first.

Facts About Piranhas

Pygocentrus cariba — (Cariba piranha, black spot piranha, black shoulder piranha, Orinoco piranha, black eared piranha)Pygocentrus natterei — (red-bellied piranha, red-breasted piranha, red piranha, common piranha)Pygocentrus palometa — recognized, but may be a nomen dubium (dubious name). The species was named in 1850, but no specimens have ever been found.Pygocentrus piraya — (piraya, piraya piranha, […]

World AIDS Day: New HIV infections, death not reducing in Africa — WHO

“In Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Senegal, women living with HIV are serving as community pharmacists, visiting hard to reach semi-urban and rural areas to facilitate the home delivery of HIV treatment and medicines for other diseases. They are helping to ensure that no one is left behind during the COVID-19 crisis.

Cyber Monday photo book deal: up to 55% off all photo gifts at the magnificent Mixbook

The more you spend the more you save. So if you’re really pushing the boat out and your basket comes to $149/£149, a massive 55% will be removed from the cost. For orders over $99/£99, it’s a 50% saving. And for everything else, you still get a lovely 45% discount. And don’t forget that all […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book Announced

The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II will be published simultaneously in digital and print editions following the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances. Theatre previews allow […]