In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs Cabinet meet via video link

New Delhi: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Monday via video link amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. Besides Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were present at the prime minister’s official residence along with some senior officials, […]

No need to swim: Germans stuck in New Zealand fly home

New Zealand’s lucrative tourism industry, which was the nation’s single biggest earner of foreign income, has ground to a halt due to the global pandemic. Tourism New Zealand estimates the industry accounted for about 10% of the nation’s GDP and employed 230,000 people.

New York Governor says coronavirus crisis may have hit plateau

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo noted on Monday that hospitalizations of coronavirus patients are down and the rate of rise in deaths has leveled off in the hardest-hit state, suggesting the crisis may be plateauing, but he warned against complacency and extended a closure of businesses and schools.

YouTube will take down conspiracy videos linking 5G to COVID-19

“We also have clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment, and we quickly remove videos violating these policies when flagged to us,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Guardian, “We have also begun reducing recommendations of borderline content such as conspiracy theories related to […]

Wuhan lab linked to pandemic posted job ad calling for experts to probe ‘coronavirus and bats’ 7 days before outbreak

December 31 – China alerts the World Health Organisation (WHO) to an unknown virus in Wuhan January 7 – WHO offcials identifiy the new virus as its linked to a seafood market January 11 – China announces its first death from the virus January 13 – The first case is reported outside China with a case […]

Woody Harrelson Among Celebs Sharing Conspiracy Theory Linking Coronavirus to 5G

“A lot of my friends have been talking about the negative effects of 5G ,” the Solo: A Star Wars Story star wrote to his 2 million Instagram followers late last week. “My friend camilla seems [sic] this to me today and though I haven’t fully vetted it I find it very interesting.”

Neuralink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s brainy new venture

Is any of this even possible? That’s a matter of debate. Brain-computer interface technology has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past few years — but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about just how far these efforts can go. The human brain is fantastically complex, and when it comes to allowing thoughts to […]

YouTube pulls down conspiracy theory videos linking 5G to coronavirus

“We also have clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment, and we quickly remove videos violating these policies when flagged to us,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Guardian.

Howard Stern Slams Staffer as ‘Racist’ for Linking BTS to Coronavirus

Howard Stern recently slammed one of his staffers as being “racist,” after the individual made comments linking popular Korean-pop group BTS to coronavirus. The comments came back in February, before the virus had been labeled a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Stern brought up concerns over the coronavirus, which prompted staffer Salvatore “Sal” […]

No-code software: Microsoft’s Power Apps gets better Teams links and mixed reality

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