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'Totally Under Control': Documentary exposes US's failure in tackling COVID-19

25 Oct 2020

'Totally Under Control': Documentary exposes US's failure in tackling COVID-19

Many a filmmaker has tried their hand to portray the grave and relentless dangers of the coronavirus pandemic.

AMC Theaters could run out of cash by 2020-end

15 Oct 2020

AMC Theaters could run out of cash by 2020-end

The traditional theater scene is not looking good.

Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees

12 Oct 2020

Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees

To aid the economy, bruised by the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on Monday announced a few measures for government employees.

Clooney couple, playwright Ray Cooney help UK's only dinner-theater reopen

11 Oct 2020

Clooney couple, playwright Ray Cooney help UK's only dinner-theater reopen

It's common knowledge that the global entertainment industry is struggling to keep up with film release delays and public places shut down for pandemic.

Shahid Kapoor takes Rs. 8 crore pay cut for 'Jersey'

05 Oct 2020

Shahid Kapoor takes Rs. 8 crore pay cut for 'Jersey'

Shahid Kapoor is setting an example for fellow stars as he has reportedly decided to take a massive Rs. 8 crore cut in his salary for the upcoming movie Jersey.

Want to host a virtual game night? Some ideas suggested

02 Oct 2020

Want to host a virtual game night? Some ideas suggested

One of the consequences of the pandemic has been the loss of human connection.

Filming of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Bell Bottom' wrapped up

01 Oct 2020

Filming of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Bell Bottom' wrapped up

It's a wrap for Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom!

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

PM's vaccine arrangements will take care of all: Adar Poonawalla

27 Sep 2020

PM's vaccine arrangements will take care of all: Adar Poonawalla

As India's COVID-19 vaccine strategy becomes a point of debate, Adar Poonawalla has expressed confidence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to protect Indian citizens from the ongoing pandemic.

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

24 Sep 2020

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

As COVID-19 cases are surging exponentially, it is more important than ever to be fully aware of the situation prevailing in your local area.

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

19 Sep 2020

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

A few weeks back, scientists from Hong Kong confirmed the first case of reinfection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

What to expect from Emmys 2020?

13 Sep 2020

What to expect from Emmys 2020?

This year as we know it, the Emmys 2020 will be nothing close to what we had experienced before because the pandemic has stolen our right to have fun.

COVAXIN animal trials confirmed to be successful: Details here

12 Sep 2020

COVAXIN animal trials confirmed to be successful: Details here

In a major development, Bharat Biotech has announced that its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidate - COVAXIN - has proven successful in animal trials.

Don't take it lightly: Himansh Kohli tests positive for COVID-19

06 Sep 2020

Don't take it lightly: Himansh Kohli tests positive for COVID-19

Bollywood actor Himansh Kohli has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

04 Sep 2020

COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

The fallout of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has forced OYO India to extend the furlough period of some of its employees by another six months.

Multiplex Association, filmmakers request government to reopen cinema halls

31 Aug 2020

Multiplex Association, filmmakers request government to reopen cinema halls

The Multiplex Association of India and several leading film personalities, including Reliance Entertainment's CEO and Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor have requested the central government to consider the reopening of movie theaters.

Vipul Shah to make a web series on vaccine trials

17 Aug 2020

Vipul Shah to make a web series on vaccine trials

Looks like, Bollywood is leaving no stone unturned in bringing alive the dystopian premise we're currently experiencing, onto the screen.

Hockey player Mandeep Singh admitted to hospital after testing COVID-positive

11 Aug 2020

Hockey player Mandeep Singh admitted to hospital after testing COVID-positive

Indian men's hockey team striker Mandeep Singh, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, has been admitted to hospital.

'Big Ass Fans' can help you fight COVID-19: Here's how

09 Aug 2020

'Big Ass Fans' can help you fight COVID-19: Here's how

As COVID-19 continues to proliferate across the world, claiming thousands of lives every day, engineers and scientists are racing to find solutions that could contain and end the pandemic.

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal postpone their wedding to 2021

04 Aug 2020

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal postpone their wedding to 2021

They say good things take time. Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal would agree.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

28 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last evening.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

27 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

This device can 'disinfect' your home products with UV light

23 Jul 2020

This device can 'disinfect' your home products with UV light

The scare of contracting COVID-19, which has been exploding in India, has got everyone worried.

18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

21 Jul 2020

18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, with India being one of the worst-hit countries.

Karnataka: Pigs roam freely in corridors of COVID-19 hospital

19 Jul 2020

Karnataka: Pigs roam freely in corridors of COVID-19 hospital

Even as the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 crisis, cases of sheer negligence aren't stopping either.

Of 80 million Iranians, 25 million infected with coronavirus: Rouhani

18 Jul 2020

Of 80 million Iranians, 25 million infected with coronavirus: Rouhani

In a shocker of a statement, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday told that 25 million citizens have been infected with coronavirus, and another 35 million face the risk of getting infected.

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

17 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

17 Jul 2020

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.

Russian hackers tried stealing COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

16 Jul 2020

Russian hackers tried stealing COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

Security agencies in the UK, US, and Canada have warned that Russian hackers are targeting their COVID-19 vaccine research.

Coronavirus pandemic: How to deal with mental health issues

09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: How to deal with mental health issues

Everything has (figuratively) been turned upside down in the coronavirus-infected world; staying cheerful or motivated seems impossible.

ECB advocates resumption of recreational cricket

03 Jul 2020

ECB advocates resumption of recreational cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) vouched for return of recreational cricket as it remains banned by the UK government.

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What will happen to ICC World Test Championship?

28 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What will happen to ICC World Test Championship?

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the international cricket calendar with several bilateral series getting postponed.

Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

28 Jun 2020

Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge, the national insurance regulator is pushing standardized policies to help people protect themselves from the deadly disease.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

28 Jun 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.

England's Somerset County club to resume training from July 1

28 Jun 2020

England's Somerset County club to resume training from July 1

The Somerset County Cricket club announced that players will resume individual training from July 1.

Pakistan to arrive in England on June 28

27 Jun 2020

Pakistan to arrive in England on June 28

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday, confirmed the Pakistan cricket team will arrive in the UK on June 28.

Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for coronavirus

26 Jun 2020

Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic has tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed

New Zealand's upcoming tour of Bangladesh has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Three Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Three Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, confirmed that three players, namely Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, and Haider Ali have tested positive for COVID-19.