Developing countries brace for bigger blow than 2008 crisis

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Pneumonia-like virus hits Wuhan On December 31, 2019, China notifies the World Health Organization of a string of respiratory infections in the city of Wuhan, home to some 11 million people. The root virus is unknown and disease experts around the world begin working to identify it. […]

Woman With COVID-19 May Have Developed Rare Brain Disease From Coronavirus, Her Detroit Doctors Say

A woman in Detroit is thought to be the first person to have brain damage linked to COVID-19, according to the doctors who treated her. The clinicians stressed it is not clear if the rare condition was caused by the new coronavirus, but said it was important for doctors to be aware of it as […]

UN secretary general: recovery from the coronavirus crisis must lead to a better world

Far from flattening the curve of infection, we are still well behind it. The disease initially took 67 days to infect 100,000 people; soon, 100,000 people and more will be infected daily. Without concerted and courageous action, the number of new cases will almost certainly escalate into the millions, pushing health systems to breaking point, […]

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 delivers record-breaking fan engagement numbers

The live average audience for the final in India was 9.02 million, higher than all matches of the 2018 tournament played in the West Indies. This figure is 154 per cent higher than the second most-viewed match in the competition – the tournament opener between Australia and India on 21 February. The overall viewing minutes […]

World economy may shrink 2.6% in 2009: UN

Growth in Africa’s gross domestic product is expected to slow to 0.9 per cent, down from 4.9 per cent in 2008. South American economies may shrink almost one per cent on an average in 2009, while Mexico and the Central America are projected to fall by more than 4 per cent.

Coronavirus tech conference cancellations list: Apple WWDC, Microsoft Build, E3, NAB, Gartner, Dell World and more

Tech conferences canceled, postponed, or going virtual Adobe Summit (Mar. 29-Apr. 2 in Las Vegas) - In-person canceled; online-only eventApple WWDC (June) – In-person canceled; online-only eventAruba Networks Atmosphere 2020 (Mar. 23-26) - In-person canceled; online-only eventAtlassian Summit 2020 (Mar. 31-Apr. 2 in Las Vegas) – In-person canceled; online-only eventBlack Hat Asia 2020 (Mar. 31-Apr. 3 in Singapore) - Postponed […]

Working in a coronavirus world: Strategies and tools for staying productive

Open participation and inclusion. Digital processes and business activities in the latest generation of digital tools is far more inclusive, more of what I call an “anyone can participate” model. This is vital to embrace when workers feel disconnected from the home office and not sure of where they belong. However, not everyone is ready […]

IIT alumni led Marut Dronetech develops drones for spraying disinfectants

GUWAHATI: Marut Dronetech Private Limited, a startup, founded by IIT Guwahati alumni has developed and deployed drones for spraying disinfectant in public spaces to prevent Coronavirus. Drones have proved to be of great use as seen in countries like China and South Korea so far. In a statement IIT Guwahati stated, “Marut Dronetech is working […]

Sources: Microsoft and Platinum part ways on Scalebound, development ceased

Originally announced via an eye-catching cinematic trailer back at E3 2014, it wasn’t until Gamescom 2015 that Microsoft narrowed down an initial release window of “holiday 2016”. In January last year, Microsoft pushed this release date back to a vague “2017” placheholder.

AI Tools Developed to Predict COVID-19 Case Severity – Research

Based on 53 patients from two hospitals in Wenzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, the research intended to establish an AI framework with predictive analytics (PA) capabilities applied to real patient data, to provide rapid clinical decision-making support.