Day: April 16, 2020

WWII veteran, 99, raises £13 mn for UK health workers

A 99-year-old British World War II veteran on Thursday completed 100 laps of his garden in a fundraising challenge for healthcare staff that has “captured the heart of the nation”, raising more than £13 million ($16.2 million, 14.9 million euros). “Incredible and now words fail me,” said Tom […]

Record 22 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON — The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week, the government reported Thursday. Roughly 22 million have now sought jobless benefits in the past month — easily the worst stretch of U.S. […]

Medical intelligence sleuths tracked, warned of new virus

WASHINGTON — In late February when President Donald Trump was urging Americans not to panic over the novel coronavirus, alarms were sounding at a little-known intelligence unit situated on a U.S. Army base an hour’s drive north of Washington. Intelligence, science and medical professionals at the National Center for […]

MHA issues Advisory on Secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 16: The Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord), under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has issued an advisory on secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform by private individuals. This advisory states that the platform is not for use by Government officers/officials […]

Government of India Gives 4 Months’ Rental Waiver to the IT Companies Operating from Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Centers

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 16: In view of the challenges thrown by COVID19 outbreak and consequent lockdown, the Government today took a major decision to provide relief from payment of rental to the small IT units operating out of the Software Technology Parks of India […]

Inactivated virus vaccine in focus for novel coronavirus

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 16: Researchers from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have embarked upon developing an inactivated virus vaccine for the dreaded novel coronavirus.  Inactivated vaccines are known for their safety and easy production. Vaccination is thought to be the most […]

MHA warns govt officials against holding Zoom meetings

New Delhi, Apr 16: Zoom meeting platform is not safe and it is not to be used for official purposes by government officials, the Home Ministry said on Thursday. The warning, earlier issued by Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), was reiterated by the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) of the […]

US to ease lockdown after virus passes 'peak'

President Donald Trump said he will announce Thursday the first plans for lifting coronavirus lockdowns across the United States after the country passed the pandemic’s “peak,” mirroring a gradual easing in Europe. His comments came shortly before the number of US fatalities — already the world’s highest — […]

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