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Israel destroyed Gaza tower housing AP and AI Jazeera office

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On Saturday, Israel destroyed a 12-storey tower in Gaza City housing the office of some news media. Israel said that the building was also being used by Islamist militant group named Hamas.

The military said its figher jets struck the building that contained military assets that belonged to the intelligence offices of the Hamas organization. It also said that an advance warning had been given to the civilians of the building so that they could get out.

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AP President and CEO Gary Pruit said, “We are shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today.”

Hamas has recently fired more than 2,000 rockets at Israel in its latest violence. Palestinians medics say that at least 139 people have been killed in Gaza which included 39 children.

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Al Jazeera carried a report on its English-language website about the strike. The journalist Safwat al-Kahlout was quoted saying, “I have been working here for 11 years. I have been covering many events from this building, we have lived personal professional experiences. Now everything, in two seconds, just vanished.”

Video of the after strike show the damage done. The social media is now filled with the pictures and videos of the strike.

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Jeff Bezos Ex-wife donates $2.7 billion to Indian Organizations

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MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos and a philanthropist, gave $2.7 billion to a variety of charities on Tuesday. Many foundations have benefitted with this amount; they include Goonj, GiveIndia, Antara Foundation and 283 others.

“Me, Dan, a constellation of researchers and administrators and advisors — we are all attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change. We are governed by a humbling belief that it would be better if disproportionate wealth were not concentrated in a small number of hands, and that the solutions are best designed and implemented by others,” Scott said.

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“Because community-centred service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating equity-oriented non-profit teams working in areas that have been neglected. The result was $2,739,000,000 in gifts to 286 high-impact organisations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked,” she added.

Jeff Bezos and Scott separated in 2019 after which Mackenzie Scott got married to Dan Jewett and since they have been married, this is her first charity campaign.

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“Because we believe that teams with experience on the front lines of challenges will know best how to put the money to good use, we encouraged them to spend it however they choose. Many reported that this trust significantly increased the impact of the gift. There is nothing new about amplifying gifts by yielding control. People have been doing it in living rooms and classrooms and workplaces for thousands of years. It empowers receivers by making them feel valued and by unlocking their best solutions. Generosity is generative. Sharin

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Doctor refuses to wear a mask in the supermarket, booked

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In a recently went viral video, a man can be seen arguing with the staff member of a supermarket who was just doing his job by asking him to wear a mask at the counter. This customer was later identified as Dr B Srinicas Kakkilaya.

This incident happened in Karnataka on Wednesday and a case was filed against the doctor. In his defense, Dr Kakkilaya can be seen saying, “I am not putting anyone at risk because I have already had Covid and I have recovered from it”. To this the staff member replies saying, “reasonable, but the rules should be the rules”.

The co-owner of the supermarket Ryan Rosario complained a file against this man and in his complain, he mentioned that the doctor said that had treated patients without wearing any mask and questioned why he was being compelled to wear one in a supermarket.

“He (the accused) has put my customers and staff at risk… I urge the government to look into this matter and take necessary action against the concerned person,” Rosario stated in his complaint.

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The Police Commissioner of Mangaluru N Shashikumar said, “Based on the complaint, we have filed a case under relevant sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act 2020 at Kadri police station”.

“The incident had taken place on May 18 (Tuesday) but the video went viral and was seen as shared across social media platforms today. Despite repeated requests, he (the accused) is seen refusing to wear a mask and has even questioned the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government”, a cop said.

The doctor is to appear before the investigating officer, according to the police.

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Evidence suggests coronavirus was born in a Wuhan Lab

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Former US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the evidence suggests that coronavirus originated from the Wuhan lab in the city. He adds to it by calling the risk of bioweapons and bioterror arising from the region “very real”.

“We worked to get every bit of evidence that we could, we tried to deliver this to the CDC, tried to work with the Chinese. They covered it up terribly,” Pompeo said.

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He said that China’s efforts to deny any allegations, suggesting it was originated in a lab and circumstantial evidence of it show that it was made there only.

“They (China) are operating and conducting activities that are inconsistent with their capacity to secure those facilities. And the risk of bioweapons and bioterror emanating from this region is very real.”

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The Covid-19 origins controversy has resurfaced after an Australian newspaper revealed that Chinese scientists were thinking of bioweapons, imagining a world war-3 scenario. Also, international investigators have been reinforced to rule out whether the virus was made by china as a bioweapon.

A report was WHO called the possibility of the virus coming from a lab “extremely unlikely” as there was no record of any lab being closely related to the virus.

Although some countries fully supported WHO’s efforts to bring an end to the question of origin and spread of virus, they believe that the international study about the source of the virus was delayed and lacked complete access to original data.

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Joe Biden Announced a Great Day for America

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President Joe Biden announces on Thursday telling the American people that they have now removed indoor masks, which are “a great day” against Kovid 19. they could now “smile again.”

He addressed the whole country from the White House and said “I think it’s a great milestone, a great day,”

Joe Biden announced his victory over Joe who had been fighting this corona for the past year. In this Corona period, half a million Aramean people have lost their lives.

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He further said that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said that people who have got both doses of the vaccine. They are now exempted from applying masks in indoor activity.

Biden has asked people who have not yet taken both doses of the vaccine to wear masks.

He said “Please protect yourself until we get to the finish line. Because as great as this announcement is, we don’t want to let up. We all know how tough this virus us. The safest thing for the country, is for everyone to get vaccinated, “

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He further said that you’ve endured all this. When your country asked you to get vaccinated, you did. The American people stepped up. You did what I consider to be your patriotic duty. That’s how we got to this day. As president, I can say I’m pleased … but not surprised, “he said.

As the virus tragically rages in other countries, as other countries, even wealthy nations, are mired in the challenges of slow vaccine rollout and poor economic conditions, things are very different here.”

Biden said that out of 50 states, now in 49 states, Corona cases have been completed. Deaths have also decreased by 80% since April 2020 when Corona’s hold was very high.

However, “it’s going to take a little more time,” he said. “Most people under the age of 65 aren’t vaccinated yet.”

Joe Biden announced and said “Take your mask off. You’ve earned the right to do something that Americans are known for all around the world: greeting others with a smile,” he said.

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Bill Gates and Melinda Separate after 27 Years of Marriage

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The former world’s richest man Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have mutually decided to end their marriage after 27 years of being together.

They tweeted, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”  

They will be running their Bill and Melinda foundation together. He mentioned in his tweet saying “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation. But we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

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Bill gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, met Melinda after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987. They both got married in 1994 in Hawaii.

Now after raising three children and being together for 27 years. They are going to enter a phase of life without each other. However, they will work on their foundation together as partners and not as a couple.

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Canada to Send $10 Million to India to Fight COVID

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India is the worst-affected country by coronavirus. Everyday more and more people are getting infected. The lockdowns are being imposed in many states to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus. In such times, other countries are coming forward to help and Canada is one of them.

Justin Trudeau, Prime minister of Canada, on Wednesday informed that they are sending 10 Million Dollars to India to help it fight the pandemic. So that India can deal with the shortage of emergency equipment. We can even expect more assistance from Canada in the future.

Justin Trudeau tweeted, “Right now, the people of India are facing a tragic situation. To help with everything from ambulance services to buying personal protective equipment, we’re contributing $10 Million to @IndianRedCross through @RedCrossCanada. We stand ready to denote extra medical supplies, too.”

On Tuesday, Canada’s foreign minister, Marc Garneau spoke to S Jaishankar and told him that every possibility is being explored in which they can help India. This is what he tweeted,” This morning, I spoke with @DrSJaishankar to convey Canada’s solidarity with the people of India as they face this deadly wave of #Covid19. Canada is exploring all options to support India’s urgent needs. We are ready to assist.

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Brett Lee donates 1 Bitcoin to aid India fight COVID-19 Pandemic

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Recently, Pat Cummins donated 50,000 USD to the PM Cares Fund. Now Brett Lee, a former Australian pacer has come forward and donated 1 bitcoin (worth roughly 41 lakh).  He donated it to Crypto Relief which will help in purchasing oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.

India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career. Even after my retirement holds a special place in my heart. It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic,” Brett Lee wrote in a tweet. 

“I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India,” he added.

When the international player Cummins donated, he urged others to come forward and support India in these tough times. Lee also sent a similar message to his fans where he said that everyone must follow the preventive measures to help prevent the spread of virus. He urged people to wear masks, wash hands and stay inside and only leave, if necessary.

The cases and death toll are increasing at an alarming rate. Total cases have reached 1.73 crore and the death toll stands at over 1.95 lakh. 

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India to receive help from other countries amid a pandemic

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The whole world is familiar with the way India is being affected by the second wave of coronavirus. The cases are increasing rapidly which has overwhelmed the health institutes and medical practitioners. The shortage of oxygen has been making the matter worse.

The central government is doing all that they can to supply the required resources to the states. And not just our government, now the other countries are also coming forward to help India go through this tough time with the minimum damage possible.

On Sunday, UK sent one consignment of aid to India and the second one is due to arrive on Tuesday. It includes 495 oxygen concentrators (they help extract oxygen from the air), 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ones.

India to receive help from other countries amid a pandemic

“We stand side by side with India as a friend and partner during what is a deeply concerning time in the fight against Covid-19,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement

US, on the other hand, is getting the raw material ready to be sent to Indian vaccine manufacturers. The president Joe Biden said, “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need.” 

United States is also providing other medical equipment and protective gear. Also, France says that it will provide oxygen to India. Not just that, even Pakistan offered medical equipment to India. Their PM Imran Khan tweeted praying for a speedy recovery.

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Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

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Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

Our central government decided to go deeper into the review of side-effects on people after being vaccinated. Several countries suspended Oxford-AstraZeneca because of the fear of blood clot. However, no such case has been reported in the country. The Local version of Oxford-AstraZeneca is called Covishield, Which Serum Institute of India—world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume— made with AstraZeneca to produce a billion doses of the vaccine for Covid-19.

Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

“We are looking at all the adverse events, particularly serious adverse events like deaths and hospitalisation. We will come back if we find anything of concern,” N.K. Arora, a member of India’s national task force on COVID-19 told news agency AFP

Arora also said “There is no immediate issue of concern as a number of adverse events (in India) is very, very low. We are re-looking at (adverse events that were reported) to see if there was any issue of blood clotting.”

“In fact there is a real effort from our side that once complete investigation is done, to put its results in public domain, on the ministry of health website,” Arora added.

Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

Having granted the emergency use approval to Covishield, it first dose was given to 16,39,663 beneficiaries that included health-care workers and front line workers. The second shot was received by 4,13,874 people. So far, 2,82,18,457 doses have been administered.

“Some states in the country have been reporting very high number of daily new Covid cases. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in Covid daily cases,” the health ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Whether Covishield has side-effects in India or not is still a debatable topic. For the record, in last 24 hours, India had 23,285 cases out of which 85.6% came from six states

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For the last few days, again the boom in cryptocurrency was seen and the boom came when Tesla owner Elon Musk, in Bitcoin, announced to invest 6 million dollars.

By then, bitcoin had reached 58,000 dollars. But due to a tweet by Elon Musk, there was a huge decline in bitcoin. Elon Musk tweeted that the price of bitcoin is increasing at a much faster rate. After his tweet, New York’s bitcoin fell by $ 8000, i.e. a drop of 18%.

Downfall in Bitcoin

After which bitcoin came down to 50,000 dollars. Not only this, shares of Tesla have also fallen 8.6%. Elon musk dropped from first place to second place due to fall. And in the first place, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recaptured.

Downfall in Bitcoin

Big bull Rakesh Junjunwaliya from India has said that he has never invested in bitcoin. In a private television interview, he said that he did not want to invest even 5000 dollars in bitcoin and such currency should be closed.

Downfall in Bitcoin

Talking about the future of cryptocurrency in India, the State Finance Minister Anurag Thakur has said in Parliament that he is preparing a bill regarding cryptocurrency and soon it was sent to the Center. Institutions like RBI, SEBI do not have any legal framework to regulate such currency.

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