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WhatsApp launches ‘coronavirus information hub to fight with fake news

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On Wednesday WhatsApp said that it” would launch a website to help combat misinformation surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic”.

This will help to overcome from coronavirus conspiracy theories and COVID-19 scams flooding the internet and also to help fight this, WhatsApp has planned to hand over $1 million to the Poynter Insitute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

Also, a ‘WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub’ will see the Facebook-owned company partner with the WHO and UNICEF to provide reliable information to users, providing ‘simple, actionable guidance’ for people.

Users will be able to access the ‘messaging hotlines’ via the coronavirus information hub, available at whatsapp.com/coronavirus.

Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp in the statement, said “We know that our users are reaching out on WhatsApp more than ever at this time of crisis, whether it’s to friends and loved ones, doctors to patients, or teachers to students. We wanted to provide a simple resource that can help connect people at this time.

We will also continue to work directly with health ministries around the world for them to provide updates right within WhatsApp.” WhatsApp, in its information hub, has listed seven firms — out of 18 organisations listed under IFCN’s fact-checking network — to counter fake news. According to the company website, “WhatsApp helps you connect with those who matter most. Here are some of the ways you can use WhatsApp to look after friends and family, stay up to date with the latest official health information, and share information responsibly.”

The portal will also include information regarding direct messaging hotlines by WHO and UNICEF.

The social media app is stated to be working with local governments in countries like Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia, to send citizens message regarding coronavirus.

You can connect remotely by using WhatsApp features, like groups, voice, and video calls to stay connected and provide support to loved ones even though you might not be able to be in the same place.

You can also choose reliable sources of information as the website says, “connect with local, national, and global organizations. Turn to trusted sources, like the World Health Organization or your national health ministry, for the latest information and guidelines.”

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Coronavirus has affected millions, but there are also some Coronavirus free countries

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The rapidly spreading deadly coronavirus disease Covid-19 has affected more than 5,00,000 people across the world and led to the deaths of thousands. But there are still a few remote corners where the virus has not infected any person.

These place are Palau island, nestled in the northern Pacific. It has a population of 18,000, but has still not reported a single Covid-19 positive case.

A dot in the ocean hundreds of kilometres from its nearest neighbours, Palau is surrounded by the vast Pacific, which has acted as a buffer against the virus.

The strict travel restrictions have also helped in keeping infections at bay for a number of nations in the region including Tonga, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. The disparate group also includes Samoa, Turkmenistan, North Korea and bases on the frozen continent of Antarctica.

But remoteness is not certain to stop the relentless march of the new disease. The Northern Mariana Islands (north of Palau) confirmed its first cases over the weekend, followed by a suspected death on Monday.

28-year-old artist Klamiokl Tulop said that “You can feel a rising tension and anxiety just shopping,” . “Stores are crowded even more during non-payday weeks.” She is hopeful Palau can avoid the fate of Wuhan, New York or Madrid where better-resourced health services were overrun.

There have been several scares on Palau, including a potential case that saw one person placed into quarantine this week as authorities await test results. These scares, and the global spread of the disease, has led to an economic paralysis on the island. Supermarket aisles in the country’s largest town Koror have seen panic buying and there are shortages of hand sanitisers, masks and alcohol. The island depends heavily on goods being shipped or flown in, meaning supplies can quickly run low.

 

United Airlines used to fly six times a week from nearby Guam – which has seen more than 50 cases – but now there is just one flight a week.

 

The only virus free continent today is Antarctica. There is no need for social distancing in the tundra. The groups of expeditioners present there are safe, but they do think about how their loved ones are going back home.

 

In some places, reporting no cases does not always mean there are no cases to report. North Korea has portrayed emergency measures as an unqualified success in keeping Covid-19 out, despite sustained epidemics in neighbouring China and South Korea.

 

 

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Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 due to coronavirus COVID-19 complications

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American on-screen character Mark Blum referred to for work in theater just as in films ‘Urgently Seeking Susan,’ ‘Crocodile Dundee’ and the Netflix arrangement ‘You,’ is dead at age 69 because of inconveniences from COVID-19. As indicated by Fox News, Blum’s widow, Janet Zarish affirmed reports of Blum’s demise in an email and stated, “My better half spent away yesterday, March 25th, from difficulties from the Corona Virus. He passed on at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.”

Hang AFTRA official VP Rebecca Damon additionally affirmed the news on Twitter, taking note of that he was already on the association’s board.

“It is with such profound distress that I’m writing to share the news that our companion and previous board part Mark Blum has died because of entanglements from the coronavirus. Imprint was a devoted Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA board part serving from 2007-2013, an enthusiastic victor for the merger, and an energetic backer for individuals. Those of us sufficiently fortunate to have realized him will prize our recollections of a talented entertainer, an ace educator, a dependable companion, and an excellent human.”

Damon proceeded: “On an individual note- – I constantly valued Mark’s away from of complex circumstances. He generally talked reality and did an extraordinary help in educating individuals regarding our locale about the intricate details of the association at whatever point he had the chance. Imprint was keen, clever, and a genuine on-screen character’s entertainer. He will be profoundly missed. Considering all of you. It would be ideal if you #stayhome. #COVID19.”

Dramatists Horizons, the New York City-based gathering likewise tweeted about Blum’s demise, stating, “With affection and overwhelming hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear long-lasting companion and a quintessential craftsman who spent for the current week. Much thanks to you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and crowds over the world. We will miss you.”Blum was an apparatus of the New York theater network, and showed up on Broadway in Neil Simon’s ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ Gore Vidal’s ‘The Best Man’ and some progressively, announced TheWrap.

During the 1970s, the New Jersey-conceived entertainer apparently got his beginning and afterward he made the progress to the big screen. He appeared with a job in the 1983 film ‘Lovesick,’ trailed by ‘St. Somewhere else’ the next year. In the 1985 film ‘Frantically Seeking Susan,’ Blum featured close by Rosanna Arquette.

She told TheWrap of Mark, “I’m pitiful about this. He was actually quite kind, was constantly strong and clever, a man of his word and an extraordinary entertainer who cherished the work. I’m so pitiful for his family and all the individuals who love him. This is a catastrophe on such huge numbers of levels. Find happiness in the hereafter and force Mark Blum.”

Blum played Union Bob on the Amazon arrangement ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and Mr Mooney in the Netflix show ‘You,’ as of late.

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UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The U.K’s. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the nation’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock have both tried positive for coronavirus, the administration said Friday. Their indications are depicted as gentle, and they are self-segregating.

In a tweet, Johnson stated: “Throughout the most recent 24 hours I have created gentle indications and tried positive for coronavirus. I am presently self-separating, however, I will keep on driving the administration’s reaction using video-meeting as we battle this infection.”

In a video inserted in the tweet, he said his indications were “temperature and a persevering hack.” He underscored the message that he kept on driving the administration. “Be in no uncertainty that I can proceed – on account of the wizardry of present-day innovation – to speak with all my top group to lead the national fightback against coronavirus.”

He finished the video by accentuating the significance of social separating and supporting the endeavors of the National Health Service (NHS): “Thank you to everyone who is doing what I am doing – telecommuting. Stop the spread of the infection from the family unit to the family. That is how we are going to win.

“We are going to beat it, and we are going to beat it together. Remain at home. Secure the NHS and spare lives.”

Johnson, whose life partner is pregnant with their first kid, has been open looking for quite a long time, showing up before cameras pretty much consistently close by different pastors and U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak for the administration’s day by day coronavirus press preparation, which is broadcast.

The pioneer’s analysis comes only one day after it was affirmed that Prince Charles has additionally tried positive for the infection, as affirmed by Clarence House. The beneficiary to the British position of authority is the nation’s first imperial to have contracted coronavirus.

Prior this month, Canada’s head administrator Justin Trudeau set himself in social separation after his accomplice, Sophie Trudeau, tried positive for coronavirus. In the interim, EU boss arbitrator Michel Barnier likewise tried positive for coronavirus a week ago.

The U.K. is pondering 11,658 instances of COVID-19, with 578 passings to date.

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NTA NEET 2020 Admit Card Not Releasing Today, Check Updates Here

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NEET admit card 2020 release date has been extended by the NTA (National Testing Agency) due to the spread of novel coronavirus in India. The new dates of the NEET (UG) admit card 2020 will be announced after April 14, 2020 (after the 21-day period of the lockdown). The medical aspirant who applied for NTA National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2020 are advised to keep a track on the NTA official website; ntaneet.nic.in.

About 15,93,452 lakh candidates have applied for the NEET exam, with around 33,357 candidates are from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Many central and state board examinations have been postponed as well. The move has been taken as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, cases of which crossed 700 mark.

How to Download the NEET 2020 Admit Card?

The candidates can download the admit card of NEET 2020 online by following the below steps.

  1. Visit the NTA official website: ntaneet.nic.in
  2. Click on “NEET admit card 2020”
  3. Enter date of birth, application number and the security pin
  4. Click on “Submit”
  5. NEET admit card will appear on the screen

About NEET (UG) Exam 2020

The NEET Undergraduate (UG) is a 3 hours’ examination with objective type questions and OMR-based. The question paper consists of three sections – physics, biology and chemistry. The paper will have 45 questions each in the Chemistry and Physics sections. For the Biology part, there will be 45 questions covering topics from Zoology, and 45 questions covering Botany.

The NEET 2020 examination will be held in the afternoon session, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Each question will carry 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

NEET exam is applicable for medical aspirants seeking admission to JIPMER and AIIMS.  The rank of the NEET-UG shortlists the students for admission to their prestigious medical institutions. The exam is also held for admission to undergraduate dental, medical, and Aayush programmes.

Earlier, NTA had to postpone JEE Main exam in view of the rising coronavirus cases in India. The exam was scheduled in April. Now, all the competitive exam dates will be announced only after April 15, that is after the 21-day period of the lockdown and situation is reviewed again.

NTA helpline number:

8287471852

8178359845

9650173668

9599676953

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BSEB Bihar Board 12th Result 2020 Declared: Check Bihar Board Topper List and Highlights

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BSEB Bihar Board 12th Result 2020: Bihar School Examination Board has declared the class 12 Bihar Board results on March 24, 2020. The students who have appeared for the BSB Class 12 Commerce, Arts, and Science exam 2020 can check their marks on the official website: biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in. About 12,04,834 students appeared for the class 12 Bihar Board examination this year.

BSEB intermediate examination was conducted from February 3, 2020, to February 13, 2020. 80.44% have passed the BSEB examination. Last year, the intermediate pass percentage was 79.76%.

Anand Kishor, BSEB chairman decided not to hold any press conference and has suspended the evaluation work for Bihar Board class 10 examination till March 31, 2020.

Students can check their BSEB Class 12 Results 2020 from the direct link available below.

BSEB Bihar Board 12th Result 2020: Direct Link

Class 12 Bihar Board Toppers 2020

The top 5 rank holders (of all streams) verification and interview will be conducted by BSEB through Whatsapp video call. The rankers do not have to physically present for the interview in view of Coronavirus outbreak. The pass percentage for commerce, science and art stream is 93.26%, 77.39% and 81.44% respectively.

In Commerce Stream,

Sudhanshu Narayan Chaudhary and Kausar Fatma has topped by scoring 476 marks (95.2%)

In Science Stream,

Neha Kumari has topped class 12 Bihar board exam by securing 476 marks (95.2%)

In Arts Stream,

Sakshy Kumar has topped BSEB intermediate exam by scoring 474 marks (94.80%)

BSEB Bihar Board 12th Result 2020: Highlights

  • Total Number of Students: 12,04,834
  • Total Number of Pass Students: 9,69,159
  • Overall Pass Percentage: 80.44%
  • Total Number of Male Students: 6,56,301
  • Total Number of Passed Male Students: 5,15,934
  • Total Pass Percentage of Male Students: 78.61%
  • Total Number of Female Students: 5,48,533
  • Total Number of Passed Female Students: 4,53,225
  • Total Pass Percentage of Female Students: 82.62%

Division Wise Bihar Board 2020 Results

  • Students in 1st Division – 4,42,284
  • Students in 2nd Division – 4, 69, 439
  • Students in 3rd Division – 56,115

Bihar Board Facility for scrutiny of answer sheet

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, BSEB has announced that the facility for the students to apply for scrutiny of the marks-sheet will not be provided unless the situation is under control. Usually, this application facility is provided to Bihar students online. The board reviews the answer sheets and releases a revised result of the applicant if there are any changes.

About BSEB

The Board of education, BSEB runs under the government of Bihar which conducts senior secondary school examinations twice a year. The annual board examinations are conducted in the months of February-March every year and other supplementary examination held in August-September. The headquarter is located in Patna, the capital of the state.

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