Tag Archives: COVID-19

Small Businesses Struggle To Pay Wages Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Small Businesses Struggle To Pay Wages Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Small businesses account for nearly one-quarter of the country’s $2.9 trillion economy. Hundreds of thousands of cash-starved small businesses have either deferred or cut their workers’ wages this month, say industrialists and union leaders, amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. All India Manufacturers …

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EU Privacy Watchdog Calls for Pan-European Mobile App for Virus Tracking

EU Privacy Watchdog Calls for Pan-European Mobile App for Virus Tracking

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) called on Monday for a pan-European mobile app to track the spread of the new coronavirus instead of the current hodge-podge of apps used in various EU countries which could breach people’s privacy rights. Faced with thousands of coronavirus-related deaths, governments across Europe have …

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Kolkatas Innovative Corona Sandesh Goes Viral On Social Media. Would You Try It?

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Coronavirus Sandesh is the innovation of a sweet shop in West Bengal. Highlights A sweet shop owner devised a new way of spreading Covid-19 awareness The shop came up with a Corona ‘Sandesh’ They are being distributed for free along with a pamphlet on the disease People come up with …

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Snapchat Introduces New Donation Lenses to Help WHO Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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The COVID-19 outbreak had made countries go into lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. With everyone working from home, and generally spending all their time inside, social platforms are working overtime to keep the lights up. People are relying on popular social platforms to not only stay …

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WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit to 1 Chat at a Time to Curb Fake News During COVID-19 Outbreak

WhatsApp Usage Increased by 40 Percent Due to Coronavirus Outbreak: Kantar

With a view to limit the circulation of fake news and misinformation through its platform, WhatsApp on Tuesday narrowed down the limit of frequently forwarded messages to one chat at a time. This comes as an update to the existing limit that was allowing users to forward a message for …

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Covid-19 Impact On State Governments Scramble For Funds As Revenues Dry Up Due To Coronavirus

State Governments Scramble For Funds As Coronavirus Takes Toll On Coffers

The lockdown has hit states’ tax revenues from fuel and stamp duties A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support. States are slashing …

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Gaganyaan: Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

The training of Gaganyaan’s four prospective astronauts in Russia has been put on hold as the facility where the exercise is being undertaken has been temporarily shut in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, sources said on Monday. The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India’s first …

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Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

The training of Gaganyaan’s four prospective astronauts in Russia has been put on hold as the facility where the exercise is being undertaken has been temporarily shut in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, sources said on Monday. The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India’s first …

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Facebook Draws on User Data to Help Battle Coronavirus

Facebook Draws on User Data to Help Battle Coronavirus

Facebook on Monday said it is providing anonymous data about users’ movements and relationships to help researchers better anticipate where the coronavirus might spread. The leading online social network is augmenting maps on “population movement” with tools to glean insights in ways that still protect people’s privacy, according to a …

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No School Forces Many Medical Workers to Stay Home

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — At least 1 in 7 U.S. health care workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed — and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say. …

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