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Just married! Scarlett Johansson ties the knot with Colin Jost

30 Oct 2020

Just married! Scarlett Johansson ties the knot with Colin Jost

Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson tied the knot with SNL star Colin Jost over the weekend in an intimate ceremony attended only by immediate family members and close friends, reports said on Friday.

Six feet distance not enough to prevent COVID-19 spread: CDC

06 Oct 2020

Six feet distance not enough to prevent COVID-19 spread: CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and confirmed that the airborne transmission of the disease is possible.

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

02 Oct 2020

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, the Republican informed in a tweet, after earlier saying that they will remain in quarantine as his adviser Hope Hicks contracted the infection.

China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile

18 Sep 2020

China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile

Even as the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of other potentially scary outbreaks are lurching at the corner.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

06 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Surgical, N95, or cloth: Which mask should you be wearing?

11 Aug 2020

Surgical, N95, or cloth: Which mask should you be wearing?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have repeatedly underlined the importance of physical distancing, frequently washing hands, and wearing face masks or coverings.

Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

04 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.

US CDC adds three new COVID-19 symptoms to its list

28 Jun 2020

US CDC adds three new COVID-19 symptoms to its list

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating the symptoms of the deadly disease.

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

23 Jun 2020

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

As the coronavirus pandemic has sickened over 9 million people worldwide, there has been growing consensus on how the disease gets transmitted, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Madonna says she had coronavirus, but is 'not currently sick'

08 May 2020

Madonna says she had coronavirus, but is 'not currently sick'

Addressing growing concerns over her health, pop icon Madonna said that she had the coronavirus towards the end of her Madame X Tour in Paris, which was eventually cut short due to the pandemic.

How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

07 May 2020

How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

Since India recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, the coronavirus outbreak has proven itself to be quite the menace.

COVID-19: Days after antibodies diagnosis, Madonna parties with friends

04 May 2020

COVID-19: Days after antibodies diagnosis, Madonna parties with friends

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc all across the globe, but Madonna clearly hasn't gotten the memo yet.

Madonna reveals she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

02 May 2020

Madonna reveals she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

Popstar Madonna on Friday revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, indicating she has likely been infected with the novel coronavirus.

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

02 May 2020

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

The United States on Friday announced a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants, who have been asked to produce various documents.

Second coronavirus wave likely next year, claims CDC Director

17 Apr 2020

Second coronavirus wave likely next year, claims CDC Director

The outbreak of COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus disease, has killed more than 1.4 lakh around the world.

Now, Apple can tell if you're at risk of COVID-19

31 Mar 2020

Now, Apple can tell if you're at risk of COVID-19

As the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus disease continues to increase, Apple is striving to help the public screen themselves for an infection.

Amazon's Alexa can help with preliminary coronavirus diagnosis: Here's how

28 Mar 2020

Amazon's Alexa can help with preliminary coronavirus diagnosis: Here's how

In a bid to allay all your concerns regarding the novel coronavirus disease, Amazon has built a new triage tool in Alexa.

#GoodNews: Pune's Mylab approved to make COVID-19 test kits

24 Mar 2020

#GoodNews: Pune's Mylab approved to make COVID-19 test kits

In a major development, Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions has been given the go-ahead to develop testing kits for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Chinese man dies from hantavirus. Here's all about this virus

24 Mar 2020

Chinese man dies from hantavirus. Here's all about this virus

Even as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, with medical experts struggling to create a vaccine for it, newer viruses and diseases are popping up as well.

Siri can do preliminary screening for coronavirus (not for India)

23 Mar 2020

Siri can do preliminary screening for coronavirus (not for India)

As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc around the world, Apple is doing its bit to help those in need.

Google's coronavirus website is finally live: Details here

21 Mar 2020

Google's coronavirus website is finally live: Details here

When US President Trump boasted about Google's coronavirus screening website, the company was quick to clarify that it was actually Verily, its sister company, working on the platform.

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

16 Mar 2020

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

In order to keep the general public informed about the global outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, Microsoft's Bing team has launched a dedicated online tracker.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

15 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

15 Mar 2020

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to grow worse around the world, Facebook is doing its part to help combat the pandemic.

'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

13 Mar 2020

'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

A senior Chinese official has hinted at a United States conspiracy behind the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

04 Mar 2020

Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

As Indians continue to worry about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, a new piece of information has been doing the rounds: Warmer, humid temperatures of India can prevent the deadly virus from proliferating.

Google's biggest event, I/O 2020, canceled over coronavirus concerns

04 Mar 2020

Google's biggest event, I/O 2020, canceled over coronavirus concerns

Google I/O will not take place this year.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thought he had coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thought he had coronavirus

A few hours ago, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is known for his witty opinions on technology and food, triggered a major uproar on Twitter.

US spy agencies monitoring coronavirus outbreak; concerned about India: Report

28 Feb 2020

US spy agencies monitoring coronavirus outbreak; concerned about India: Report

Intelligence agencies of the United States have reportedly been monitoring the global spread of the coronavirus and bear concerns about India's ability to tackle the outbreak.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

23 Jan 2020

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

19 Sep 2019

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

30 Aug 2019

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

Recently, India's Health Ministry proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, citing health hazards.

Boy, who got vaccinated against parents' wishes, to address Senate

05 Mar 2019

Boy, who got vaccinated against parents' wishes, to address Senate

Ethan Lindenberger from the US turned a rebel when he questioned his parents' anti-vaccine acts, and then got himself vaccinated, grabbing eyeballs from the national media.

FIR filed against Fawad Khan for refusing polio-vaccination for daughter

21 Feb 2019

FIR filed against Fawad Khan for refusing polio-vaccination for daughter

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan landed in legal trouble after an FIR was lodged against him for allegedly refusing polio vaccination for his daughter.

This Mumbai banker became a billionaire by serving India's richest

16 Mar 2018

This Mumbai banker became a billionaire by serving India's richest

In 1995, IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus Nirmal Jain set up Probity Research, one of India's first equity-research firms.

Your favorite hookah bar in Delhi might lose its license

01 Nov 2017

Your favorite hookah bar in Delhi might lose its license

Delhi has banned hookah bars in the national capital effective immediately. Licenses of establishments serving hookahs will be revoked.

Research on athletes' poop samples may lead to endurance pills

24 Aug 2017

Research on athletes' poop samples may lead to endurance pills

A microbiologist at Harvard Medical School, Jonathan Scheiman may soon come up with an endurance probiotic pill.

Study: Guns kill 1,300 American children every year

21 Jun 2017

Study: Guns kill 1,300 American children every year

1,300 American children aged below 17 die from gun-related injuries every year, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).