Large hole in the Ozone layer above the Arctic

Ozone layer

Ozone layer depletion over the Antarctica and Arctic zones is a frequent phenomenon, which occurs every year.  Usually, the size of the “hole” in the Ozone layer above Antarctica is larger than that above the Arctic zones. The dimensions of the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is in the range of 25 million square kilometers, and it is less than 1 million square kilometers for the ozone layer above the Arctic zone. The reason for the depletion of the Ozone layer above the Arctic and Antarctic zones is…

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COVID-19 is not a laboratory construct, research confirms!

Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

COVID-19 is not a laboratory construct, research confirms!   A conspiracy theory was doing rounds in streets of conspiracies that COVID-19 could be a laboratory construct, harbored and spread with a purpose. The analysis of evidence and research proves it otherwise and confirms that it is indeed a natural phenomenon. A team of researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine has conducted a careful analysis based on evidence and told ABC News that COVID-19 is a natural occurrence. The finding has been supported by Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the…

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Airtel supports home learning by offering free internet

Airtel Plan

So far 1000 infected cases have been reported in Africa, out of which seven have come from Kenya. The deadly virus has taken up two lives on the continent. All colleges, schools and educational institutions have been shut down in wake of COVID-19 threat. In such a situation, students depend on the internet for solutions to their problems or for general study guidance. Managing director of Airtel Kenya, Mr. Prasanta Das has helped the students by offering free internet. Airtel Kenya has offered a free internet scheme for supporting students…

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The US bans travel from Europe for the next 30 days

Travel Ban from Europe to USA

Amidst the pandemic COVID-19, Donald Trump has declared a ban on travel from Europe to the US. The UK has been kept out of this blanket ban. The ban will include both men as well as trade movements from European countries. Trump feels that the European countries failed to control the spread of the deadly virus because they couldn’t control or ban travel from China at the right time. COVID-19 has so far spread across 100 countries, infected 1.24 lakh people and has killed 4,500 people globally.  Donald Trump said…

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National emergency in the USA

National Emergency in USA

The US is in state of national emergency now! The total number of COVID-19 infected individuals in the US has risen to 1300 and the death toll has reached 33, as per reports by Federal officials. Dismayed over the lack of test kits and testing facilities, US President Donald Trump has increased pressure on US public health authorities. Also, the president has declared a fund of $50 billion for countering the deadly virus. Most of the funds will be invested in developing test kits and equipping the hospitals for treating…

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Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Recently, Google India confirmed that one of its employees in Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Also, Mindtree and Dell had declared the case of Coronavirus infection of their employee in Bangalore. With the recent confirmation by Google India, the total number of techies infected by COVID-19 in Bangalore has increased to 3. Coronavirus has its first toll in Kalburgi, Karnataka where a 76-year-old succumbed to the deadly virus. The deadly virus is infecting Indians at an alarming rate, so far 74 people in India have been confirmed of…

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COVID-19 invades Iran

Coronavirus Havoc

Iran is in the eye of the storm, amidst mounting US pressure on clerical rulers leading to a weaker economy, and public protests against rising fuel prices and Ukrainian plane crash, now the country has been invaded by COVID-19. Iran recorded the highest deaths by COVID-19 outside China. The total number of COVID-19 suspected cases in Iran has increased to 900, and official figures put the death number to 16. Though the people of Iran have a feeling that the administration is undermining the threat by the deadly virus and…

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China again alters the counting methodology for Coronavirus cases

Coronavirus

Coronavirus death toll in China has reached 2,118 and the total confirmed cases of infection have increased to 74,576. Amidst the havoc caused by the deadly virus, China has revised the diagnostic methodology sixth time. The country has changed the diagnostic and counting methodology twice in almost one and a half weeks. The change in the diagnostic method now excludes patients from Hubei Province, who have been diagnosed using clinical methods such as CT scan and by assessment of symptoms. Now they will be re-tested by the new diagnostic method…

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Donald Trump gives a mixed-signal before his visit to India

Donald Trump visit to India

US President Donald Trump made an ambiguous statement before his maiden visit to India on the coming Monday. He has been reported to say that he is fond of Prime Minister Modi but is not happy with India’s treatment of the US. He also suggested that there can be a trade deal between the two countries, but the speculations of mega-deals may be hyperbole for the moment. The US president made these remarks at an airbase outside Washington DC, before heading for a three day visit to attend domestic events. …

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The US increases H1B visa application fees by $10

H1B Visa

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is modernizing its immigration system to deter fraud, improve vetting processes and for strengthening the integrity of the program. Acting director of USCIS, Mr. Ken Cuccinelli said that an electronic registration system is being implemented to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the immigration program. He further added that the change in the registration process will be in favor of both the petitioners and the Federal agencies. To support the changes in the registration process, an additional fee of $10 shall be…

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