The Health Ministry today ruled out bats and pigs as the primary source of the Nipah outbreak in Kerala where 12 have died due to Nipah infection. This was revealed by Ministry after samples collected from bats in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts were found negative. A central medical team has submitted a report to the Health Ministry in this regard. According to reports, total 21 samples including 7 bats, 2 pigs, 1 bovine and 1 caprine, were sent to the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal and the National Institute of Virology in Pune for a test. As bats and pigs are
Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala), May 26 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the state finance department to immediately release the requisite funds for completing the infrastructural projects to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. Presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebrations, the Chief Minister also directed the concerned departments to expeditiously complete the development works. The Chief Minister said elaborate arrangements would be made for facilitating the pilgrims arriving in the holy city during the celebrations and also directs officers to prepare a detailed action plan for cleaning of the Holy Kali Bein before the
The picture of a melted camera is viral on the social media and many are curious to know what exactly happened. This is a real photograph of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) Photographer Bill Ingalls’s camera. The incident took place during the launch of twin satellites GRACE-FO from Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 22. While sharing details about incident NASA says unfortunately, the launch started a grass fire that toasted one of the cameras outside the perimeter. Once the fire reached the camera, it was quickly engulfed. The body started to melt. When Ingalls returned to the site, firefighters were waiting to greet him.
In a significant move, European Union has implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to strictly protect digital rights of citizens. The decision has a significant impact on United States news sites as The LA Times, The New York Daily News and Chicago Times have been taken offline in the UK and Europe. In an official communication Damian Collins MP, the Chair of the Committee said our Committee has been extremely concerned about the vulnerability and misuse of our personal data, which has been recently brought into sharp focus by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which we continue to investigate. The evidence brought before the Committee on the use of data
In the absence of any check and protection by the government, the death threats to NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar have increased manifold since last month. He has been getting threat since 2015, but the frequency has increased much more since last months. Recently he has received video threats by hardliners. The situation is serious in the country as last year many prominent persons include journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered for exposing wrong doings in the system. Besides the prominent, a number of journalists working in different media organizations are threatened every day by a well organized online army of different political parties. Unfortunately, no political
Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving. Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with the
Leveling serious allegations against #PM , Congress President #RahulGandhi shares a letter claiming future of students is at risk and PM’s plan to appoint officers of #RSS’s choice into the Central Services, by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings.