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Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public
India

Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public

Cybersecurity activists have termed the Indian government's claim of making the source code of Aarogya Setu app public as half-truth.

Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source
News & Analysis

Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source

Sustained pressure on authorities about legality and privacy issues bears fruit.

Full text: Donald Trump threatens to permanently freeze funding to WHO in 30 days if it does not demonstrate 'independence' from China
World

Full text: Donald Trump threatens to permanently freeze funding to WHO in 30 days if it does not demonstrate 'independence' from China

The US President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to permanently stop funding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and reconsider membership of the United States in the body

Coronavirus Outbreak: China reports two new COVID-19 patients, 20 asymptomatic infections, taking total cases to 82,883
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: China reports two new COVID-19 patients, 20 asymptomatic infections, taking total cases to 82,883

China has reported two confirmed coronavirus cases and 20 new asymptomatic infections, including three imported ones, taking their total number to over 960, health authorities said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus India Roundup, May 1: Lockdown extended for 2 weeks from May 4, Maharashtra crosses 10,000 cases
Health

Coronavirus India Roundup, May 1: Lockdown extended for 2 weeks from May 4, Maharashtra crosses 10,000 cases

According to the latest briefing by the Health Ministry, 1,993 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 35,043.

For recovered coronavirus patients, pain and anxiety are constant partners; doctors grapple with long-term impacts of disease
India

For recovered coronavirus patients, pain and anxiety are constant partners; doctors grapple with long-term impacts of disease

One recovered coronavirus patient, requesting anonymity, described it as being stuck in a humourless game of Snakes and Ladders.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tom Hanks sends typewriter, personal letter to Australian boy bullied for his name Corona
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tom Hanks sends typewriter, personal letter to Australian boy bullied for his name Corona

Corona De Vries, from the Gold Coast in Queensland state wrote to the Hanks after he and his wife, Rita tested positive for the coronavirus

Unpacking 'chinki': Unlike 'dkhar', a term used for non-tribals, the slur is rooted in racial derision, power dynamics
India

Unpacking 'chinki': Unlike 'dkhar', a term used for non-tribals, the slur is rooted in racial derision, power dynamics

To say that chinki and dkhar (a term used to refer to non-tribals in Meghalaya) are similar would be incorrect. While one is undoubtedly a slur, the other can be used as a slur. Moreover, a term used by a minority cannot be as damaging as one used by a majority because of the power dynamics inherent in this set up.

Firstpost podcast: Govt must address misconceptions over burial, cremation of COVID-19 victims, says public health expert Dr Aiswarya Rao
India

Firstpost podcast: Govt must address misconceptions over burial, cremation of COVID-19 victims, says public health expert Dr Aiswarya Rao

To be a doctor working on the coronavirus frontlines, only to have your dignity stripped in death with no proper burial is the saddest thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Dry Aishwarya Rao in Episode 9 of he podcast

Need to start economic wheels again': Uddhav Thackeray says Maharashtra govt to allow industries to resume in some areas from today
India

Need to start economic wheels again': Uddhav Thackeray says Maharashtra govt to allow industries to resume in some areas from today

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray told a news conference on Sunday that some activity would be permitted in the least-affected parts of the state.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 1,332 cases, 27 deaths reported in past 24 hours; 14.1% patients have recovered so far, says health ministry
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 1,332 cases, 27 deaths reported in past 24 hours; 14.1% patients have recovered so far, says health ministry

As many as 2,231 people have recovered from the disease so far, said Agarwal during the daily media briefing on the coronavirus.

BMC scrambles to contact trace in cramped slums of Mumbai; lack of personnel, unique challenges hamper efforts, say experts
India

BMC scrambles to contact trace in cramped slums of Mumbai; lack of personnel, unique challenges hamper efforts, say experts

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has attributed the steep rise in reported coronavirus cases partly to “vigorous contact tracing efforts” by its health workers.

UK was 'too slow' to tackle COVID-19 outbreak that may cause 40,000 deaths, says leading public health professor
World

UK was 'too slow' to tackle COVID-19 outbreak that may cause 40,000 deaths, says leading public health professor

Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially refrained from approving the stringent controls that other European leaders imposed but then closed down the country when projections showed a quarter of a million people could die in Britain.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Foreign Secy Dominic Raab announces extension of UK lockdown for 'at least' three more weeks
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Foreign Secy Dominic Raab announces extension of UK lockdown for 'at least' three more weeks

Dominic Raab is deputising while Prime Minister Boris Johnson recuperates from COVID-19 complications that nearly cost him his life.

Coronavirus lockdown: MHA says temperature screening and sanitisers mandatory at workplaces, directs offices to enforce social distancing strictly
India

Coronavirus lockdown: MHA says temperature screening and sanitisers mandatory at workplaces, directs offices to enforce social distancing strictly

In her daily briefing to the press, Joint Secretary in the ministry Punya Salila Srivastava said it should be ensured that five or more persons do not assemble at a public place

Coronavirus lockdown: Plea filed in SC seeking free data usage and DTH facilities to ease psychological stress
India

Coronavirus lockdown: Plea filed in SC seeking free data usage and DTH facilities to ease psychological stress

It has also sought a direction to the Health Ministry to take appropriate steps to deal with psychological pressure mounting on individuals due to the lockdown or being kept in quarantine

Shiv Sena vows to expose 'conspiracy' behind migrants' protest in Mumbai, accuses BJP of leaving no chance to disturb Maharashtra
Politics

Shiv Sena vows to expose 'conspiracy' behind migrants' protest in Mumbai, accuses BJP of leaving no chance to disturb Maharashtra

Shiv Sena accused the opposition BJP of leaving no chance to disturb the Uddhav Thackeray-led dispensation in the state

Coronavirus Outbreak: British Medical Association writes to UK home office, seeks relaxation of visa norms for overseas doctors
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: British Medical Association writes to UK home office, seeks relaxation of visa norms for overseas doctors

British Medical Association has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to take urgent measures, including easier switch between different categories of visas for international medical professionals

Coronavirus Outbreak: 56,595 people, who came in contact with suspected COVID-19 patients, put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 56,595 people, who came in contact with suspected COVID-19 patients, put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir

Till date around 56,595 people have been put under surveillance, including 7,784 people in home quarantine, 270 in hospital quarantine, 260 in hospital isolation and 30,228 under home surveillance, an official bulletin said

Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea reports 22 new cases, bringing tally to 10,613; country has seen 229 deaths so far
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea reports 22 new cases, bringing tally to 10,613; country has seen 229 deaths so far

The new cases recorded Thursday means that South Korea's daily increase in virus infections has been below 30 for the fourth consecutive day