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“Thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus: Kim Jong on Covid19
“Thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus: Kim Jong on Covid19

North Korea’s dictator leader Kim Jong Un has lauded the efforts of the ruling Workers’ Party to contain the novel coronavirus. “We have thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus, despite the worldwide health crisis,” Kim said in a politburo meeting. He also warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures. Experts think the North will continue to keep its borders closed for a long time.

Zara owner to close 1,200 stores across the world as it outlines post-coronavirus future
Zara owner to close 1,200 stores across the world as it outlines post-coronavirus future

Zara-owner Inditex SA said it is permanently closing 1,200 stores, 16% of its global outlets and will pivot more aggressively toward selling online, as the fast-fashion giant maps out its post-pandemic future. Many of the world’s major economies start to reopen, global retailers like Inditex are throwing open the doors to their stores again, hoping demand and foot traffic will return after lockdown.

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JK Rowling reveals she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault
JK Rowling reveals she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault

Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The celebrated British writer said in a blog post that she was disclosing the information to give context to her controversial past comments about transgender women. “This isn’t because I’m ashamed those things happened to me, but because they’re traumatic to revisit and remember,” Rowling said.

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J&K govt to monitor content published in newspapers in new media policy
J&K govt to monitor content published in newspapers in new media policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government, in its new media policy, announced that it will monitor content published in newspapers and other forms of media and decide what is “fake”, “anti-social” or “anti-national” news. Any news inciting hatred or disturbing communal harmony shall be proceeded against under IPC and Cyber laws, the policy states.

 

Google removed 38 fraudulent camera apps from Play Store: Report
Google removed 38 fraudulent camera apps from Play Store: Report
White Ops Threat Intelligence and Research Team reported on 38 beauty-focused fraudulent camera apps, which amassed over 20 million downloads and were removed by Google from Play Store. Some of the apps mentioned include Solu Camera and Yoroko Camera. The fraudster launched one app after another and likely developed a “more robust mechanism to avoid detection and removal” over time.
Amazon, eBay asked to remove unsafe COVID-19 products by US EPA
Amazon, eBay asked to remove unsafe COVID-19 products by US EPA
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Amazon and eBay to stop selling unproven and unsafe COVID-19 products. It has asked them to remove 70 products including sprays, lanyards, and other products sometimes touted as “preventing epidemics”. EPA said that targeting e-commerce marketplaces cuts off the sale of products “that are ineffective or potentially dangerous to people”.
It was unintentional: Man who took the photo that crashed Android phones
It was unintentional: Man who took the photo that crashed Android phones
Gaurav Agrawal, a US-based scientist, and an amateur photographer has been revealed as the man who took the photograph that was crashing Android phones on being set as wallpaper. “It was unintentional,” said Agrawal, who put the photo on Flickr after editing it on software Lightroom. The color-mode option he chose for exporting the image confused some Android handsets.
Man orders ₹300 lotion from Amazon, gets ₹19,000 earbuds; Amazon says ‘keep it’
Man orders ₹300 lotion from Amazon, gets ₹19,000 earbuds; Amazon says ‘keep it’
A man who ordered a skin lotion worth ₹300 from Amazon India was mistakenly sent Bose wireless earbuds worth ₹19,000. Sharing the incident on Twitter, Pune’s Gautam Rege said that when he contacted Amazon, he was told to ‘keep’ the earbuds as the order was ‘non-returnable’. In another tweet, he said that Amazon refunded the amount for undelivered skin lotion.
Biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra as 3,607 test positive
Biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra as 3,607 test positive
As many as 3,607 people were tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, marking the biggest single-day rise so far. Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in the state has surged to 3,590 after 152 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 46,078 coronavirus patients have recovered in Maharashtra till date.
World economy to contract 6% in 2020, recovery ‘slow and and uncertain’: OECD
World economy to contract 6% in 2020, recovery ‘slow and and uncertain’: OECD

The global economy will contract at least six percent this year before bouncing back with 5.2 percent growth in 2021 if the coronavirus outbreak is kept under control, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Wednesday, warning that recovery will be “slow and uncertain.”

Updating its outlook, the OECD forecast that if a second wave of contagion happen later in the year, world economic output could shrink by as much as 7.6 percent in 2020, which would be followed in 2021 by GDP growth of between 2.8 and 5.2 percent.

“By the end of 2021, the loss of income exceeds that of any previous recession over the last 100 years outside wartime, with dire and long-lasting consequences for people, firms and governments,” the Paris-based policy forum said in its latest outlook.

With crisis responses set to shape economic and social prospects for the coming decade, it urged governments not to shy away from debt-financed spending to support low-paid workers and investment.

“Ultra-accommodative monetary policies and higher public debt are necessary and will be accepted as long as economic activity and inflation are depressed, and unemployment is high,” OECD chief economist Laurence Boone said.

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