— Haqeeqat TV English (@HaqeeqatTVEng) May 22, 2020Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi today when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said. "The captain informed the air traffic tower that he was having problems with the landing gear before disappearing from the radar," the spokesperson told news agency PTI. … [Read more...] about Pakistan plane crash: Reports emerge of a few survivors from the accident site
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Big Basket is not the only big name in the startup ecosystem to have raised fund from venture debt firm. The company follows firms such as Paper Boat, Urban Ladder, Practo, Myntra, Snapdeal and Oyo which have raised money from venture debt funds such as Trifecta and Innoven Capital. … [Read more...] about India’s startup ecosystem in a correction mode: Trifecta Capital
While the platforms have made an effort to combat health misinformation and disinformation, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have historically shied from making judgments about political content or content that doesn’t explicitly tell the viewer to do something that will cause them harm. In the past, all three have maintained they are merely technology platforms and not arbiters of truth—at times to a ridiculous extent.Conspiracy theorists have exploited this position to great effect, creating misinformation that narrowly fits within a platform’s rules. For example, a video that suggests vaccines are ineffective or poisonous is considered “borderline content” by YouTube and is therefore demoted in its rankings—but not taken down. That doesn’t always stop its spread. Content makers can use other platforms to direct viewers to their videos. And in the event that a video is taken down—for example, in the case of the misinformation-riddled viral … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
The economy looks certain to contract in FY21. We could see double-digit contraction in Q1FY21. Second half of the year could be better as cumulative monetary and fiscal stimulus and pent up demand provide tailwind to growth. Overall, the economy could contract by 3-4 perrcent in FY21. Inflation is likely to remain elevated in Q1FY21 as supply constraints and hoarding keep prices high. However, weak aggregate demand is likely to push inflation down later in the year. In FY22, growth could see sharp rebound due to low base and some pick up in momentum. … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’
The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?