Police Launches Probe Into Downing Street Parties; UK PM Johnson Agrees To Cooperate

UK PM Johnson Refuses to Resign Over Lockdown Parties

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected opposition calls to resign for attending lockdown parties but accepted that a rule that ministers should lose their jobs if they had knowingly misled parliament applied to him. Johnson, who in 2019 won the biggest Conservative majority in more than 30 years, is braced for the publication […]

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Marital Rape: How Necessary Discussions Have Turned Into A Cacophony On Social Media

Marital Rape: How Necessary Discussions Have Turned Into A Cacophony On Social Media

If Twitter is to be considered as a parameter for common sense, it is inevitable that logic and peace of mind would take a backseat. As the debate around marital rape gets louder, there certainly lies a world beyond mature discourse. This fortunately or unfortunately comes out in the open on the internet. The recent […]

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Coronavirus in the Future: Is the Virus on its Way to Becoming an Endemic?

Coronavirus in the Future: Is the Virus on its Way to Becoming an Endemic?

Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating Covid-19 as an “endemic” disease, but the World Health Organization and other officials have warned that the world is nowhere close to declaring the pandemic over. A look at what endemic means and the implications for the future. WHAT […]

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Omicron Scare: Are N95 Masks Need of the Hour or Are Cloth Masks Still Safe?

Omicron Scare: Are N95 Masks Need of the Hour or Are Cloth Masks Still Safe?

Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s. It’s especially important now with health care systems under strain, and with people in higher-risk situations such as crowded, indoor settings for extended periods, says Linsey Marr, who studies viruses at Virginia Tech. The U.S. […]

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UK PM Johnson's Staff Partied as Queen Elizabeth Mourned Death of Husband

UK PM Johnson’s Staff Partied as Queen Elizabeth Mourned Death of Husband

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authority took yet another hit on Friday after revelations that his staff had partied in Downing Street as Queen Elizabeth mourned her husband, at a time when mixing indoors was banned. Johnson is facing the gravest crisis of his premiership following news of a series of social gatherings at his […]

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Why Was There Less Lightning During Lockdown? This Study Has the Answer

Why Was There Less Lightning During Lockdown? This Study Has the Answer

Some atmospheric aerosols contribute to the formation of cloud droplets by collecting water. (Photo: Canva) Reduction of human activities may have had something to do with less lightning activity during the lockdown. When human activities came to a full stop as we were all confined to our homes due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, it […]

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'Was Not Ideal': Chinese Woman Stuck at Blind Date's Home for 4 Days Due To Covid Lockdown

‘Was Not Ideal’: Chinese Woman Stuck at Blind Date’s Home for 4 Days Due To Covid Lockdown

A woman identified only as Ms Wang last week posted on the Chinese social media platform WeChat that she had gotten locked down with her date after visiting his house for a meal. She said in the post that she had recently returned to Zhengzhou from Guangzhou in preparation for the Lunar New Year. “Because […]

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Omicron Effect: Restaurants Downing Shutters For Ever Due to Lockdowns, say owners

Omicron Effect: Restaurants Downing Shutters For Ever Due to Lockdowns, say owners

As expected, the decision to shut down restaurants due to the Covid-19 scare, has come as a massive blow to restaurants. This misfortune is exacerbated because looking at the past, numerous restaurants have had to shut shop and they simply cannot afford to down their shutters anymore. The Delhi government’s recent order to decision to […]

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UK Launches New Scanner App For Healthier Food Choices

UK Launches New Scanner App For Healthier Food Choices

Britain’s health service on Monday launched a NHS Food Scanner App that offers healthier alternatives as part of the government’s multimedia anti-obesity Better Health Campaign. This feature available on the free to download app, allows families to scan product barcodes that suggest healthier alternatives to help them make an easy swap during their next shopping […]

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Partial Lockdown Imposed In China's Tianjin After 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found

Partial Lockdown Imposed In China’s Tianjin After 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found

The Chinese government on Monday put Tianjin on partial lockdown following discovery of Covid-19 cases caused due to the Omicron variant. The authorities in Tianjin imposed three levels of restrictions as they found 20 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. Authorities told news agencies that out of those 20 cases, 2 were infected with the Omicron […]

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