Flu pandemic still more deadly to humans than COVID

A global flu outbreak continues to be a “serious and real” risk to human beings more than the ongoing Covid-19, according to infectious disease experts. According to Professor Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, a global influenza outbreak could be far worse than the […]

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Indian Railways: Want confirmed lower berths for senior citizens? IRCTC tells you how

Train travel remains the preferred mode of long-distance travel for most Indians and Indian Railways serve a large number of customers daily. While booking tickets online obviously makes life easy, often it so happens that despite booking under senior citizen category, one gets middle or upper berths, which are difficult for many elderly. So will […]

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Apple iOS update! iOS12.5.5 released for older iPhones, iPads

The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has started rolling out iOS 12.5.5 to older models of the iPhone and iPad. “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple said in the release notes for iOS 12.5.5. The update is available for the iPad Air, the iPad mini 2, and iPad mini […]

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Covid-19 Treatment Personal Loans: PSU Banks Offering Loans Up To Rs 5 Lakh; Know Important Details Here!

  Public Sector Banks are providing personal loans up to 5 lakh for Covid-19 treatment. An individual can use the amount for Covid-19 treatment for self or family members. The State Bank of India offers Covid-19 treatment personal loans at 8.5% interest. The minimum loan amount is Rs. 25000/- with a maximum of 5years tenure, says […]

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021 released, direct link to download

Union Public Service Commission has released UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021 on September 16, 2021. Candidates who will appear for Civil Services Preliminary examination can download the admit card through the official site of UPSC on upsc.gov.in. The admit card will be available on the official site from September 16 to October 10, […]

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Bank loans to NBFCs grow slower as credit to small lenders dries up

The growth in outstanding bank loans to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) has slowed down significantly on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in 2021, according to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Industry executives said that the phenomenon is a result of credit to smaller NBFCs drying up amid heightened caution on the part […]

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CoWIN launches New API ‘Know Your Customer’s Vaccination Status: How it Works

CoWIN has developed a new API called ‘Know Your Customer’s/Client’s Vaccination Status’, or KYC-VS, which will enable a verifying entity to know whether a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or not, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. Over 72 crore vaccine doses have been administered since the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was flagged off […]

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YouTube removes 1 million videos carrying ‘dangerous misinformation’ on COVID-19

  New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube has removed 1 million videos related to dangerous COVID-19 misinformation, like false cures or claims of a hoax, since February 2020. According to YouTube`s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan, if we only focus on what we remove, we`re missing the massive amount of content that people actually see. “Bad content represents only […]

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Facebook to Bring Voice and Video Calling to Main App, Testing With Few Users First

Facebook is letting some users make voice and video calls within its main app on a trial basis, aiming to make it easier to place calls without opening its standalone Messenger app. The social media giant spun out Messenger from its main app years ago, meaning users would have to download a separate app in order to […]

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UPSC 2022 exam calendar released on upsc.gov.in, here’s full schedule

  New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday (August 13, 2021) released the exam calendar for the upcoming year, 2022. As per the new calendar, the civil services examination (main), 2021 will be conducted on 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16 January, 2022. The candidates are advised to take a look at the […]

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