India to Take Part in WHO’s Vaccine Trials to Check Coronavirus

India has volunteered to participate in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ongoing solidarity trial for developing vaccines for Covid-19, as the number of cases in the country ballooned to more than 804. WHO with its partners is organizing a study called the solidarity trial in many countries in which some of the untested treatments are compared […]

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WHO to Launch COVID-19 App to Educate Smartphone Users About Coronavirus

The total number of coronavirus cases around the globe has already crossed the 4.8 lakh mark. As the total number of cases increase, the World Health Organisation is planning to launch an app that will not only give users tips to safeguard themselves against the virus outbreak but also detailed statistics of cases around the […]

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In Phone Call with S Jaishankar, China makes a Request on Covid-19

Beijing has urged India not to use “China” to describe the novel coronavirus, saying it could stigmatise the country and would be detrimental to international cooperation. During a phone conversation on Tuesday, state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi told counterpart S Jaishankar that China hopes that India was “opposed” to the “narrow mindset” of […]

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WHO, Indian Govt Join WhatsApp to Tackle Coronavirus Misinformation

WhatsApp joined the fight against COVID-19 global pandemic with a couple of big announcements and important partnerships with the Indian government and World Health Organisation (WHO). Information Hub WhatsApp earlier this week announced a new information hub in partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, and UNDP. The hub provides credible information about the global pandemic and has […]

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No More ‘Shared Cab Rides’ in Ola as Cab Aggregator Suspends It

While ‘social distancing’ has become the norm amid COVID-19 cab aggregator ‘Ola‘ has taken a step in the direction. The popular cab aggregator has suspended its ‘ shared rides ‘. The suspension is though temporary. “In our efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending the ‘Ola Share’ category until further notice,” read an official […]

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Walmart to Hire 150,000 Workers as Coronavirus Spreads in US

Walmart plans to hire 150,000 people to meet increased demand during the coronavirus crisis and will pay out $365 million in bonuses, the US retail giant said. “These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time,” it said. The firm added it would pay $300 bonuses to full-time employees and $150 […]

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How to get Latest Coronavirus Information from WHO on WhatsApp

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the most reliable source for updates on coronavirus and prevention measures. To make things easier for people globally, ‘WHO Health Alert’ has been launched on WhatsApp. WHO has basically made a WhatsApp Business account which users can text to and get the latest updates on COVID-19. This is the official […]

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Facebook Offers Six Months Bonus to 45,000 Employees to Help Face Coronavirus

Social media giant Facebook, has decided to give six-month bonuses and an additional $1,000 (Rs 74,037) to all its employees in order to help them during coronavirus outbreak. The Silicon Valley-based company is going to give $1,000 bonus to its 45,000 full-time employees.  It is unclear if contractors will also receive the bonus.  The announcement was […]

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