Congress senior leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reacted on all-party meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the COVID-19 situation. Questioning Centre's leadership, he said that there's no roadmap for vaccination of normal people. "It (govt) stated that those who need to be vaccinated will be vaccinated but who's going to decide this? No plan was discussed how the vaccine will be given to the poor, during all-party meet," he said.
The search giant Google recently announced the best apps and games on the Play Store in India for 2020 along with the Users' Choice Awards 2020. According to Mashable, Google also added a few new categories to its Best of Play picks, including "special picks for the best apps for personal growth and everyday essentials". Google declared Sleep stories for calm sleep - Meditate with Wysa as the best app of 2020 in India. Meanwhile, Legends of Runeterra by Riot Games was declared the 'best game of 2020' in the country. InnerHour Self-Care Therapy - Anxiety and Depression was rated as the 'Best App for Good' in India.
On Saturday, Netflix said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue. The news is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor. Business Insider reports Netflix has about 50 productions based in the UK, including "The Crown" and "The Witcher." Variety reports Netflix is planning to double UK spending.
Tech giant Google is gradually rolling out a new feature to Google Chrome 87 that allows the user to type commands in the address bar that performs specific browser actions. According to Mashable, this new feature is called 'Chrome Actions' and allows the user to type in a command, causing an action to be displayed in the address bar search results. When the user selects that action, it will be executed in the browser. The new option can help user directly search in Google or the engine of choice and even present calculations and unit conversions even before pressing 'Enter'. Its next trick might appeal to a certain class of users who are more used to entering commands in a terminal or envision themselves giving orders to the browser through typed commands.
Tech giant Apple used to release new iPhones every year. And when they did, older models began to act up, leading consumers to believe they needed a new phone. That led to multiple lawsuits, and Apple has been trying to make the whole embarrassing 'Batterygate' legal saga go away for years. Now, Gizmodo reports that on Wednesday, the finish line came into view.
Canadian scientists say they’ve found a new way to treat potentially life-threatening alcohol intoxication. Gizmodo reports a new device allows people to hyperventilate safely, and thus literally breathe the alcohol out of their system. In a small pilot study using healthy volunteers, the device was found to speed up the clearance of alcohol from three times faster than the body would normally do. The patient is outfitted with a gas mask, which connects to a supply of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Denmark is taking steps necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreaks on mink farms. The aggressive action is designed to end the virus that has developed in the nations' mink farms and is being spread to humans. Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen announced that farmworkers have contracted the virus that contains a mutation. According to Gizmodo, the first discovery of this mutation was found in infected minks.
Among their many unique talents, octopuses can taste objects with a mere touch of a suction-cup-covered tentacle. According to Gizmodo, a team of researchers has finally gotten to the bottom of how these cephalopods perform this mysterious feat. They discovered a distinct population of cells located on the tips of the suckers, which they named 'chemotactile receptors.
Two firefighters were injured on Thursday while battling a wildfire in a Southern California canyon. The blaze has torn through more than 7,000 acres of land and forced thousands from their homes. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
[NFA] California governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced plans to impose COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on a regional basis, with new restrictions triggered in a given region when its hospital intensive care units get close to capacity. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Two Hawaii residents were arrested Sunday after getting on a flight home from San Francisco. According to Newser, the man and woman, both 46, boarded the plane knowing they were infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The pair were traveling with a child. Police said the couple placed other passengers in 'danger of death' by taking the flight after testing positive. They were charged with reckless endangerment and were released after posting $1,000 bail each.
Excited villagers of Thulasenthirapuram in Tiruvarur district, the ancestral village of US Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris, gathered to watch the US presidential poll results. So far, democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in electoral votes. "She's a big inspiration. The younger generation understands the significance of her win in the world's biggest economy," said a native. Harris is the first Indian-American to be elected district attorney of San Francisco, the first South Asian American to become a US senator and if elected on November 3, she will be the first person of Indian descent to hold a major political office in the United States. A candidate needs 270 or more electoral votes to win presidency.
Former San Francisco district attorney Kimberly Guilfoyle has refashioned herself as a female version of President Donald Trump. Now, she's a conservative influencer for legions of female Trump supporters and is dating President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. According to Business Insider, Guilfoyle got everyone talking with her speech at the virtual Republican National Convention in August.