Releasing people aged 20-30 years-old who no longer live with their parents could be the best route out of lockdown and avoid an ‘extraordinary recession’, experts suggest — but at the cost of around 630 extra deaths

Coughing Sneezing Being in the same space for a long period  Touching the same surface  Social distancing also refers to limiting physical contact with each other as much as possible which has led to authorities encouraging people to work from home, avoid crowded spaces and public transport as much as possible.

Amazon app quiz April 7, 2020: Get answers to these five questions and win Bose Sound Touch 20 speakers

Amazon’s daily app quiz is now live. As part of today’s quiz, the e-tailer is giving the participants a chance to win Bose Sound Touch 20 speakers for free. The quiz went live at 8am and will continue till 12pm. Those interested can participate in the quiz available under the quiz section on Amazon mobile […]

Microsoft opens Project xCloud to more European countries

Why it matters: With much of the world shut in, Microsoft is allowing gamers in 11 more countries to sign up for Project xCloud. Although the company is carefully managing how many people can join due to bandwidth constraints, it will be an interesting test to see how xCloud holds up. Unlike Google Stadia and […]

India’s leaders have panicked. Now the millions who power the country are suffering

Over the telephone from New Delhi, social activist Harsh Mander urged me to look closely at images of the exodus. They’re overwhelmingly young, wearing jeans and clutching smartphones. India’s 21st-century economic model was built on them, and now they have walked out on it. “It’s because they have been completely thrown under the bus,” he […]

Coronavirus live updates: Sailors cleaning coronavirus-stricken carrier lack protective gear

3:46 p.m. Trump says he didn’t see memo reportedly warning of pandemic: President Trump said he did not see at the time a memo written by trade adviser Peter Navarro that the New York Times reported warned of potential impacts to the U.S. of a coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times reported the memo, written […]

Coronavirus live updates: State agents seize respirators, surgical masks in Alameda County raids

3:06 p.m. Coronavirus having ‘disproportional’ effect on African Americans, Trump says: President Trump said U.S. data shows the coronavirus pandemic is having a “disproportional” impact on African Americans. “We’re doing everything in our power to address this challenge — it’s a tremendous challenge, it’s terrible — and provide support to African-American citizens of this country, […]

Monetary relief to Indian students stuck in US, Canada, Australia & UK soon

New Delhi: Indian students stuck in countries like the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK – some facing mounting debt and fees – will soon get some monetary relief. On Sunday, Canada began accepting applications for its newly introduced Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, a scheme under which unemployed workers can get $500 a week […]

Two weeks in, Britain’s COVID-19 lockdown having an effect, study shows

Spector’s analysis comes after preliminary work by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine published a week ago also showed that social distancing may already be working by dramatically reducing the number of daily contacts between people.

Government to kick off 7th economic census from Monday

NEW DELHI: The government will kick off a massive exercise aimed to get a complete count of all economic units in the country-the Seventh Economic Census- from July 29 from the north eastern state of Tripura. The census, conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), will be held this year after a gap […]

Ellen DeGeneres facing backlash for comparing self-quarantine to “being in jail”

It’s a sentiment that’s been reverberating throughout social media for weeks as well-meaning celebrities post videos from their homes, singing and telling their followers “we’re all in this together.” For many who have lost their jobs, their incomes or their loved ones, it is simply not sitting well. And Ellen DeGeneres may have just learned […]