The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala discovered four new species of plants in the bio-rich Western Ghats.The team of researchers led by Dr. KM Prabhukumar, Senior Scientist and Dr. Indira Balachandran, Center Director, Department of Plant Horticulture, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyashala have discovered these new plants named as Gentiana Sasidharani, Peucedanum Pradeepianum, Hedyotis Soolamudianus and Oberonia Muthikulamensis.These new findings were accepted after a detailed study by the scientific world. The results of the study are from the world-renowned International Plant Classification Journal, published in New Zealand Phytotaxa and in the Nordic Journal of Botany from Sweden.
British researchers say that after people are infected with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, their natural immunity to it could decline within months. According to CNN, a new paper suggests that antibody responses may start to decline 20 to 30 days after COVID-19 symptoms appear. However, the paper has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Antibodies are the proteins the body makes to fight infection.
Noida Police arrested two persons in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old businessman, who had gone missing since July 5. The victim, Aditya Soni, owned a polishing business in the Site 5 industrial area. The victim went to pay last respect to his uncle, who died of COVID-19 and went missing. His mother had filed a missing person's complaint on July 6. Victim's car, jewellery and phone were recovered from the accused persons. The third suspect is absconding at the moment and teams have been formed for his arrest. Further investigation is underway.
Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops As of July 24, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering whilst shopping in England. The Government have announced this fresh move to aid other measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will say on Tuesday, anyone failing to comply with the order could face a fine of up to £100. It follows a weekend of criticism and confusion over face coverings as with ministers gave differing opinions. The move will bring England into line with Scotland, where face coverings are already mandatory in shops. Enforcement of the regulations will be the responsibility of the police. As is the case on public transport, children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
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The Trump Administration is pushing to reopen schools in the fall of 2020. Business Insider reports the US is dealing with record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus. Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration's position. "There is going to be the exception to the rule. But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall." Children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.
President Donald Trump said "99%" of coronavirus cases in the US are "totally harmless." Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation's top infectious-disease expert. Fauci said Trump's claim is "false." "I'm trying to figure out where the president got that number," Fauci said in a Financial Times interview published Friday. Business Insider reports that there is overwhelming evidence of COVID-19's effects contradicts Trump's statement.
Business Insider reports that Walgreens has halted its share buyback program. The pharmacy chain revealed it plans to cut 4,000 jobs after reporting worse-than-expected third-quarter figures. The drugstore giant lost $1.95 per share over the period. Thats $1.71 billion overall. The company's Boots UK division saw same-store sales nosedive 48% over the period. The reason? Walgreens says quarantine orders "compelled consumers to consolidate shopping into grocers.
Netflix is on the verge of reporting a blockbuster second quarter earnings report, according to Goldman Sachs. Business Insider reports that Goldman Sachs is basing their judgement on strong app download trends On Friday, Goldman raised its Netflix price target to $670, representing upside potential of 32% from Thursday's close. The firm said COVID-19 continues to accelerate the trend towards video streaming services. Goldman Sachs said Netflix is a prime beneficiary of that trend.
Business Insider reports that Chelsea Clinton is forming her own venture capital firm. The firm will be called Metrodora Ventures. It was registered in April and has its own Twitter account. Clinton hasn't decided whether to commit to the firm full-time, Axios reports. On Twitter, Metrodora Ventures describes itself as "a values conscious venture capital firm focused on health and learning businesses.