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WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jan 26, 2021

  GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots. “The other things in the guidance that are new are...

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Google opening up its spaces in US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites: Sundar Pichai

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic, Technology       Jan 25, 2021

  Washington: Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday that the tech giant will open up its spaces in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites and committed more than USD 150 million to promote vaccine education. Google is initially looking at offices'...

US leading race in artificial intelligence, China rising: Survey

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jan 25, 2021

  The United States is leading rivals in development and use of artificial intelligence while China is rising quickly and European Union is lagging, a research report showed Monday. The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assessed AI using 30 separate metrics including human...

Wealth amassed by 100 richest Indians during pandemic can give 13.8 cr poorest Rs 94k each: Oxfam

New Delhi, India''s 100 top billionaires have seen their fortunes increase by Rs 12,97,822 crore since March last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and this amount is enough to give 13.8 crore poorest Indians a cheque for Rs 94,045 each. The latest...

Google to redesign mobile search with new interface

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jan 24, 2021

The American multinational technology company Google is soon going to roll out a new design for its mobile search results. The tech giant is redesigning the search engine interface on mobile devices. The changes are intended to simplify how search results look. According to The...

Facebook says 'configuration change' at back-end logged out some users

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jan 24, 2021

A so-called configuration change at the back-end forced some Facebook users to log out of their accounts unexpectedly, according to the social network. The problem started on Friday and went on till Saturday for Facebook users, before it got resolved. "On January 22, a configuration...

42 pc girls allowed access to mobile phone for less than an hour a day: Survey

  New Delhi: A new survey has found that about 42 percent adolescent girls are allowed access to a mobile phone for less than an hour in a day with most parents feeling that they are ''unsafe'' and an ''unhealthy distraction'' for them. Centre for Catalyzing...

Cash for Covid? UK says no decision on reported plan for positive tests

LONDON: Britain's environment minister said on Friday no decision had been taken on plans to give everyone who tested positive for Covid-19 a payment after newspapers reported people could be given 500 pounds ($683.75) to incentivise them to take tests. Newspapers said the government was...

Amazon to open pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Seattle headquarters

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Risk Management       Jan 22, 2021

 Amazon Inc said on Thursday it will open a pop-up clinic in its Seattle headquarters on Jan. 24 with an aim to vaccinate 2,000 eligible members of the public against COVID-19 on the first day. Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs Jay Carney,...

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