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Daily Archives: 23rd May 2020

Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

The international space agency is preparing for its next spaceflight simulation study and is seeking healthy participants to live together with a small crew in isolation for eight months in Moscow, Russia.

Great initiative, but hard to implement, says Brett Lee on saliva ban

Speaking on Star Sports' show Cricket Connected, Brett Lee said: "When you have done something your whole life from 8,9, 10 years of age where you lick your fingers and you put on the ball, it's very hard to change that overnight too. So, I think there's going to be a couple of occasions, or there's going to be some leniency I think from the ICC, where there may be warnings. It's a great initiative, it's going to be very hard to implement I think because cricketers have done this for their whole life."

196 new Covid-19 cases take Karnataka tally to 1,939

"The number of new Covid-19 cases from Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday noon is 196," said the official.

Canara Bank releases emergency credit facilities for MSMEs

The Canara Credit Support is extended as a quick and hassle-free loan to overcome the temporary liquidity mismatches for payment of statutory dues, salary/wages/electricity bill, rent.

No new COVID-19 cases in China for first time

Since May 11, the new daily confirmed cases in China, where the pandemic originated last December, have remained below 10 but until Saturday they had never managed to reach zero, reports Efe news.

Delhi government allows reopening of 66 private liquor shops

According to the department, the shops can operate between 9 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on alternate days. The L-7/L-9 shops were only allowed to resume sale subject to certain conditions.

WhatsApp beta adds QR codes for easy contact sharing

According to a report in WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp beta, QR Code scanning was first introduced in the iOS beta and now has made its way to the Android beta of the app. The feature is available in the 2.20.171 version of the app.

Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete

According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.

TN salons, beauty parlours to open from Sunday, except Chennai

In a statement issued here, Palaniswami said barbershops and beauty parlours in all areas other than ones falling under the Greater Chennai Corporation will be allowed to open from Sunday onwards.

Italy’s Alitalia to restart operations from June 3

The company said on Friday that the social distancing of 1 metre means flights using Airbus aircraft will fly at 33 per cent of full capacity while those on Boeing aircraft will fly at up to 50 per cent capacity, reports Xinhua news agency.

India’s Covid tally crosses 1.25 lakh mark, 3,720 deaths

Of the total cases, 69,597 are active, 51,783 have recovered while 3,720 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus.

Chinese mainland reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases

No deaths related to the disease were reported on Friday, according to the National Health Commission, adding that it received reports of two new suspected cases, Xinhua reported.

MP crosses 6,000 corona cases mark

Bhopal (38) and Ujjain (23) were the other cities to record a double-digit score.

Global COVID-19 cases over 5.2 million

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 5,210,065, while the death toll increased to 338,142, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.