Eco/Invest/Demography

India asks Facebook's WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

  New Delhi: India’s technology ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy the messenger announced this month, saying the new terms take away choice from Indian users.The demand creates a new headache for WhatsApp and its U.S. parent Facebook, which have placed...

Asia piracy incidents hit 5-year high in 2020, shipping insurance rates firm

International News       Jan 19, 2021

Singapore: Sea robbery and piracy related incidents across Asia increased 17% year on year to just under 100 in 2020, amid consistent threat of possible attacks by the Abu Sayyaf Group, or ASG, prompting warnings for enhanced vigilance, an international watchdog monitoring the trend said...

Going for vaccination is personal decision, people's confidence will get boosted slowly: Jain

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

New Delhi: With a low turnout of healthcare workers on the first two days of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said the exercise is voluntary and a matter of ''personal decision'' for people whether to get a shot or...

Traceability on digital platforms may diminish users security, privacy: Internet Society

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

The debate around tracing the original creator of message on digital platforms is likely to continue in India and requirements to comply with the proposed idea may adversely impact user's security and privacy, according to a whitepaper by US-based non-profit organisation Internet Society. The Internet...

Facebook to use AI in predicting if COVID-19 patients need better healthcare

Facts       Jan 19, 2021

American social media giant Facebook is publishing a research conducted by its artificial intelligence (AI) unit in an effort to help healthcare providers predict in advance if a COVID-19 patient may need more intensive care solutions and adjust resources accordingly. According to Mashable, Facebook in...

COVID-19: India records 10,064 new cases, lowest in over seven months

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

New Delhi: India reported the lowest number of daily coronavirus infections in over seven months with 10,064 new cases, which took the caseload to 1,05,81,837, while recoveries have surged to 1,02,28,753, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday The country's death toll increased...

Norway says no link between vaccine and post-jab deaths

International News       Jan 19, 2021

  Oslo: Norway said Monday no link had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine and post-vaccination deaths in the country but recommended doctors consider the overall health of the most frail before giving them the jab. Since the start of Norway's vaccination campaign at the end...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

Articles       Jan 19, 2021

  A trio of Covid-19 related risks heads up the 10th Allianz Risk Barometer 2021, reflecting potential disruption and loss scenarios companies are facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Business interruption (#1 with 41% responses) and Pandemic outbreak (#2 with 40%) are this year’s...

WHO says ‘close’ to Pfizer deal for poorer nations

International News       Jan 19, 2021

The WHO is in advanced negotiations with Pfizer to include the firm’s Covid-19 shot in the body’s vaccine-sharing scheme Covax, which would speed vaccine deliveries to poorer countries, a senior WHO official said on Monday. So far, over half of the 50 million inoculations given...

India reports 70 lakh burn injuries annually with 1.4 lakh mortality rate:Harsh Vardhan

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

  New Delhi: India has at least 70 lakh cases of burn injuries annually with a mortality rate as high as 1.4 lakh per year with additional 2.4 lakh patients who end up with severe deformities, Union Minister Dr. Harsh said on Monday while inaugurating the...

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