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Coronavirus: Universally effective antibodies found in Covid-19 survivors, may help develop vaccine
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Coronavirus: Universally effective antibodies found in Covid-19 survivors, may help develop vaccine

A study of 149 people who recovered from COVID-19 shows that most individuals had generated at least some antibodies that were intrinsically capable of neutralising the SARS-CoV-2 virus, scientists say, a finding that may help develop a universal vaccine for the disease. The first results from an immunological study of these patients by researchers from rockefellar university in the US also found that the amount of antibodies generated varied widely. Antibodies vary widely in their efficacy. While many may latch on to the virus, only some are truly “neutralising” meaning that they actually block the virus from entering the cells, the researchers noted. The scientists collecting blood samples from volunteers who have recovered from COVID-19, according to the findings shared...
Norwegian Wood author  Haruki Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show to lift spirits amid Covid-19
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Norwegian Wood author Haruki Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show to lift spirits amid Covid-19

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favourite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.The 71-year-old, known for bestsellers such as “A Wild Sheep Chase” and “Wind-up Bird Chronicle,” said Friday he hoped the show would “blow away some of the corona-related blues.”Murakami opened the two-hour, late-night show “Murakami Radio Stay Home Special” with “Look for the Silver Lining” by the Modern Folk Quartet, followed by 18 other songs, selected from classical to jazz, pop and rock. Their common thread: smile, sunshine, rainbow, birthday memories and other happy sides of life.Murakami said comparing the fig...
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Ayurvedic diet tips to ease your menstrual problems
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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Ayurvedic diet tips to ease your menstrual problems

Written by Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 28, 2020 12:30:52 pm The normal cycle varies from 21 to 35 days and the bleeding can last from 2 to 7 days. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock) A woman undergoes many physical and hormonal changes in her life and while some are smooth, others can bring complications. Menstrual cycles, for instance, tend to be accompanied by irregular periods, excessive bleeding, pain and cramps. Every month, when the womb sheds the lining in the absence of a pregnancy, it results in a period or menses, which lasts an average of five days. The normal cycle varies from 21 to 35 days and the bleeding ...
Nasdaq 100 futures drop after report of President Trump’s executive order
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Nasdaq 100 futures drop after report of President Trump’s executive order

Nasdaq 100 Index futures fell on a report Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order that could threaten to penalize Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. for the way they moderate content on their sites.Contracts for June delivery on the Nasdaq 100 fell as much as 0.8%, before paring losses to 0.1% as of 2:50 p.m. in Tokyo. Trump’s upcoming executive order aims for federal regulators to review a law that spares tech companies from liability for comments and content posted by users, the Washington Post reported. Investor sentiment was also damped by deteriorating US-China ties.“US tech stocks are dropping on profit taking and risk aversion, as they are at the forefront of the U.S.-China cold war,” said Nader Naeimi, the head of dynamic markets at AMP Capital In...
India, China should avoid any action that would increase tensions: UN spokesperson
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India, China should avoid any action that would increase tensions: UN spokesperson

The United Nations logo displayed outside the organisation's headquarters in New York, US | Photo: Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ United Nations: With President Donald Trump tweeting that the US is ready to “arbitrate” between India and China to end their raging border dispute, a UN spokesperson said it is not for the Secretary General to opine who should mediate in the situation but urged that all parties involved should avoid any action that would increase tensions. In a surprise move, US President Trump on Wednesday offered to “mediate or arbitrate” the raging border dispute between India and China, saying he was “ready, willing and able” to ease the tensions, amid the continuing standoff bet...
Scarred for life: ‘Lockdown generation’ looms as coronavirus pandemic risks robbing young of future, women worst hit
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Scarred for life: ‘Lockdown generation’ looms as coronavirus pandemic risks robbing young of future, women worst hit

Economic fallout from COVID-19 is hitting young workers so hard they risk becoming a “lockdown generation” scarred for life, with women the worst hit, the United Nations said on Wednesday.A study by the U.N.’s International Labour Organization pointed to the “multiple shocks” young people now faced worldwide - losing work, education and training, income and the possibility of either finding or changing jobs.The impact is even worse for young women, many employed in fragile sectors such as garment making and food services, it said, conjuring up the image of a generation stymied for life.“There is a risk that they will be scarred throughout their working lives – leading to the emergence of a ‘lockdown generation,’“ the report said.More than one in six young people globally h...
India may need to pump $20 billion into coronavirus-hit state banks: Report
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India may need to pump $20 billion into coronavirus-hit state banks: Report

India may need to inject up to 1.5 trillion rupees ($19.81 billion) into its state-owned lenders as their pile of soured assets is expected to double during the coronavirus pandemic, three government and banking sources told Reuters. The government initially considered a budget of around 250 billion rupees for bank recapitalisations but that has risen significantly, a senior government source with direct knowledge of the matter said, with loan defaults likely to rise as businesses take a severe hit from nationwide lockdowns to tackle the coronavirus. “The situation is very grim,” the source said, adding that banks would require fresh funds soon.All the sources asked not to be identified as the discussions are private. India’s finance ministry did not respond to a request f...
A Jargon-Free Account of the Many-Worlds Theory of Quantum Mechanics – The Wire Science
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A Jargon-Free Account of the Many-Worlds Theory of Quantum Mechanics – The Wire Science

Photo: Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash, (CC BY-SA) Quantum physics is strange. At least, it is strange to us, because the rules of the quantum world, which govern the way the world works at the level of atoms and subatomic particles (the behaviour of light and matter, as the renowned physicist Richard Feynman put it), are not the rules that we are familiar with — the rules of what we call “common sense.” The quantum rules, which were mostly established by the end of the 1920s, seem to be telling us that a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time, while a particle can be in two places at once. But to the great distress of many physicists, let alone ordinary mortals, nobody (then or since) has been able to come up with a common-sense explanation of what is going on. More thoughtful physici...
Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged, says Minneapolis mayor
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Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged, says Minneapolis mayor

The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody.Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage by a bystander shows Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd gasps for breath on the ground with his face against the pavement. The officer does not move for at least eight minutes, even after Floyd stops speaking and moving.“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” said Frey, who is white.He later added: “I saw no...
Preksha Mehta’s father says actor was restless due to lockdown: ‘We had no idea she will take such a drastic step’
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Preksha Mehta’s father says actor was restless due to lockdown: ‘We had no idea she will take such a drastic step’

Padman actor Preksha Mehta, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Indore residence on Tuesday, was worried due to halting of shoots amid lockdown, says her father. He also claimed that they never pressurised her to get married as she wanted to earn a name for herself in the industry before tying the knot. Her father told ABP News in an interview, “Preksha used to remain restless as all shoots had halted due to lockdown. She was upset over the further extension of the lockdown in Mumbai. She never liked sitting idle. Whenever she used to read about the lockdown in the newspaper, I used to tell her that she shouldn’t be worried as it’s for everyone. We had no idea she will take such a drastic step.” According to the report, Preksha had light-heartedly mentioned in ...
FIA approves Formula One’s cost-saving package and budget cap reduction
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FIA approves Formula One’s cost-saving package and budget cap reduction

By: Reuters | London | Published: May 28, 2020 11:50:04 am Formula One’s governing body approved a package of cost-cutting measures including a 5 million budget cap from next year. (Reuters/File Photo)  Formula One’s governing body hailed a major step forward on Wednesday after approving a package of cost-cutting measures including a $145 million budget cap from next year. The measures, rubber-stamped by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council by an online vote, aim to create a more level playing field for the 10 teams and a more sustainable future. “Formula One wins today. This is a crucially important moment for our sport,” said ...
Online fraudsters find new victims in midst of lockdown | India News – Times of India
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Online fraudsters find new victims in midst of lockdown | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Although economic activity has come to a near standstill due to the lockdown, there is no let-up in online crime. Fraudsters have been managed to steal from hundreds of bank accounts by either impersonating acquaintances of account holders, tricking tipplers desperate to buy liquor online or deceiving those searching for service providers. Last week the promoter of a start-up in Mumbai fell victim to an identity theft fraud where the fraudster impersonated an acquaintance abroad, using photographs from social media and reached out to him over messaging and social media and tricked him into sending over Rs 2 lakhs for an emergency. Upon detecting the fraud he filed a complaint with the cybercrime cell and reached out to his bank. But the funds were already transferred out of the ...
US bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision – Times of India
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US bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law. The tally was 413-1. The near-unanimous support in Congress - the Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent - puts pressure on Trump to impose human rights sanctions on China. Although Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress said they expected he would sign the bill, the White House has not yet indicated whether he will do so. Aides did not respond to requests for comment. The bill calls for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighurs and other Muslim groups in China's Xinjiang province, where the Un...
Ramayan actor Sunil Lahri shares rare photo with onscreen brother Arun Govil, fans hail the Ram-Lakshman duo
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Ramayan actor Sunil Lahri shares rare photo with onscreen brother Arun Govil, fans hail the Ram-Lakshman duo

Sunil Lahri, better known as Lakshman from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, has shared a rare behind-the-scene picture from the shoot in the 80s. The picture shows Sunil and Arun Govil, who played Ram on the show, in a candid mood. Sharing the picture on Instagram, Sunil wrote, “Bade bhai ka pyar care dikhate Hue Ram ji (Arun ji) Ramayan ki shooting ke dauran outside studio.” The black and white more than 30 year-old picture shows Arun carefully looking at Sunil’s face as they stand outside the studio in tees and denims. The fans of the show were overjoyed to get their hands on the unseen picture. A fan wrote, “Wowwww ram lakshman.” Another wrote, “You both look like real life brothers.” Many called them “best brother in the world.” Watch: Ramayan’s Sita Dipika Chikhlia and Laksh...
DRDO Recruitment 2020: Application process to fill 185 vacancies for scientists begins tomorrow
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DRDO Recruitment 2020: Application process to fill 185 vacancies for scientists begins tomorrow

The online application process for the recruitment of Scientist B at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will begin on May 29, 2020. Engineers and postgraduates can apply for the job.Interested and eligible applicants can apply for the positions online at rac.gov.in.DRDO is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 185 vacancies of Scientist B. Out of which, 41 vacancies are for Electronics and Communication Engineering, 43 for Mechanical Engineering, 32 for Computer Science, 12 for Electrical Engineering, 10 for Metallurgy, 8 for Physics, 7 for Chemistry, 6 for Chemical Engineering, 9 for Aeronautical Engineering, 3 for Civil Engineering, 4 for Mathematics, and 10 for Psychology.Candidates must note that the GATE and NET scores are also required to apply f...
Minor breach, no action: UK cops on PM Boris aide
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Minor breach, no action: UK cops on PM Boris aide

Downing Street on Thursday termed the row over the prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings as ‘closed’ after the Durham police said he ‘might have’ broken some lockdown rules during his controversial trip there when the official advice was to stay home. The row, which dominated public discourse for several days, appeared to lose much momentum after Prime Minister Boris Johnson consistently backed his aide despite over 40 Conservative MPs and others demanding his resignation.The Durham police said there was no breach in Cummings travelling from London to Durham in end-March when he and his wife had coronavirus symptoms, but their later trip from Durham to Barnard Castle would have been a “minor breach”.In the UK’s criminal justice system, the police usually uses ter...
Varun Dhawan claims Kiara Advani ‘hit me on my nose purposely’, shares Sun Saathiya rehearsal video as proof
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Varun Dhawan claims Kiara Advani ‘hit me on my nose purposely’, shares Sun Saathiya rehearsal video as proof

Actor Varun Dhawan on Thursday shared a video clip from a dance rehearsal with actor Kiara Advani for the song Sun Sathiya from one of his previous films, ABCD 2. He revealed how Kiara knowingly hit him on his nose.Taking to Instagram stories, he wrote: “Checkout our performance on sun sathiyaan @kiaraaliaadvani hit me on my nose purposely. It was intense.” The song in the film, however, had starred Varun with Shraddha Kapoor.  In the video, the two dance in perfect harmony, matching steps as the song plays on. The entire sequence is nearly one and half minute long. While Kiara is wearing a black tank top paired with black leggings, Varun has an orange T-shirt on with a pair of track bottoms. Varun also shared the video on his official YouTube channel.The actors have previ...
PM Modi reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed to improve performance
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PM Modi reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed to improve performance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised on the need to enhance consumer satisfaction while increasing operational efficiency and improving financial sustainability of the power sector. Reviewing the work of Power, and New and Renewable Energy ministries on Wednesday evening, Modi pointed out that the problems in the power sector, especially of electricity distribution segment, vary across regions and states. “Instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all solution, the ministry should put in place state-specific solutions to incentivise each state to improve its performance,” an official statement issued on Thursday said. During the review, policy initiatives including revised tariff policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 to redress the problems afflicting the p...
‘It requires long hours of practice’: Mohammad Kaif explains what one needs to do to become top-quality fielder
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‘It requires long hours of practice’: Mohammad Kaif explains what one needs to do to become top-quality fielder

Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif was regarded as one of the best fielders in the Indian cricket team during his playing days. He and Yuvraj Singh, together, saved plenty of runs inside the circle, as they made plenty of dives, and also took some brilliant catches. In an interview, the former India batsman explains what one needs to do to become a top quality fielder.Speaking in an interview to Times of India, Kaif says fielding is just like batting. Praising India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, Kaid said: “Jadeja is improving by age and is setting a good example. Just like a complete batsman is the one who can play the bouncer well, is able to drive, play the cut and the pull well and play spin also comfortably and has patience to stay at the crease.”Also read: Fate of Wo...