Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video-conferencing on October 18. Microsoft founder Bill Gates also interacted with PM Modi during the meet. During the virtual meeting, PM Modi said, "This meeting was to be held physically in India but in changed circumstances, it is being held virtually. Such is the power of technology that a global pandemic did not keep us apart. The future will be shaped by societies that invest in science and innovation. But, this cannot be done in a short-sighted manner. One has to invest in science and innovation well in advance. That is when we can reap benefits at the right time." He further said, "In India, we have a strong and vibrant scientific community. We also have good scientific institutions. They have been India's greatest assets, especially during the last few months, while fighting COVID-19. From containment to capacity building, they have achieved wonders. Today, we are seeing a decline in the number of cases per day and the growth rate of cases. India has one of the highest recovery rates of 88%. This happened because India was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown. India is now at forefront of vaccine development for COVID-19."
With the release of their foundation’s latest annual Goalkeepers Report, Bill and Melinda Gates are doing a lot of interviews and pushing one primary message: The U.S. is failing in its coronavirus response, and that represents a failure for the globe. That’s something we’ve heard from Bill Gates repeatedly since the… Read more...
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners on Monday that he expects to lose his battle with lung cancer. Business Insider reports Limbaugh said his cancer had progressed to stage 4 and had become terminal. "The scans did show some progression of cancer...it's not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction. Rush Limbaugh The 69-year-old announced in February he had been diagnosed with "advanced" lung cancer and was undergoing treatment.
The CDC says there are millions of cases of the common cold that affect both adults and children in the US each year. Adults come down with roughly two or three colds annually and while they tend to last around a week, there's no cure. But according to Business Insider, there are ways to make yourself more comfortable as your immune system fights off the virus. Dr. Aimee Desrosiers is an infectious disease expert. She says the number one immune-system booster is rest, plain and simple.
The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Russian national carrier Aeroflot employees in connection with smuggling stolen goods. 10 people have been arrested for using current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. An inspection of crew members' luggage found millions of dollars of electronic devices--many of which had been stolen. Business Insider reports the devices included iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.
Juicy Couture's founders started the company with just $200. Celebrity tabloid culture helped establish Juicy's tracksuits and accessories as an iconic part of early 2000s fashion. By 2008, Juicy Couture was making $605 million in sales. But following the Great Recession, the brand struggled to connect with consumers and was sold for a fraction of what it once generated in sales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcription of the video.
At a rally in Nevada on Sunday, President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden. Trump said Biden would "listen to the scientists" on coronavirus. Business Insider reports that the president also claimed that Biden "wants to lock down" the entire country indefinitely. Trump has repeatedly sidelined or misrepresented mainstream scientific advisors and authorities during the pandemic.
Boris Johnson and Bill Gates speak at the Gavi vaccine alliance summit which has raised over eight billion dollars to help fund research into finding a Covid-19 vaccine. Mr Johnson said that together,..
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