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US Invest $1.6 billion in Novavax for Coronavirus Vaccine
USA

US Invest $1.6 billion in Novavax for Coronavirus Vaccine

The US government has awarded Novavax Inc $1.6 billion to cover testing and manufacturing of a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus in the United States, with the aim of delivering 100 million doses by January. The award announced by the US Department of Health and Human Services is the biggest yet from "Operation Warp Speed," the White House initiative aimed at accelerating access to vaccines and treatments to fight Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. Shares in Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Novavax rose 29% to $102 in morning trading. "What this Warp Speed award does is it pays for production of 100 million doses, which would be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of this year, and may be completed by January or February of next year," Novavax...
More than 20 million US Jobs vanish in April
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More than 20 million US Jobs vanish in April

US businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse as the coronavirus outbreak closed of offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the US economy. The Wednesday report from payroll company ADP showed the tragic depth and scale of job losses that left no part of the world's largest economy unscathed. The leisure and hospitality sector shed 8.6 million workers last month. Trade, transportation and utilities let 3.4 million people go. Construction firms cut nearly 2.5 million jobs, while manufacturers let go of roughly 1.7 million employees. This private industry report comes two days ahead of the official monthly figures from the U.S. Labor Department. Economists expect that report will show 21 million job losses, accor...
After Providing Hydroxychloroquine to World, India is working on Vaccine for COVID-19
INDIA

After Providing Hydroxychloroquine to World, India is working on Vaccine for COVID-19

Six Indian companies are working on a vaccine for COVID-19, joining global efforts to find a quick preventive for the deadly infection spreading rapidly across the world, says a top Indian scientist. Nearly 70 vaccine candidates' are being tested and at least three have moved to the human clinical trial stage, but a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021. As COVID-19 infects more than 1.9 million in the world and claims 1,26,000 lives, Indian scientists are also part of the global fight against the disease. While Zydus Cadila is working on two vaccines, Serum Institute, Biological E, Bharat Biotech, Indian Immunologicals, and Mynvax are developing one vaccine each. But it is a complicated process with many stages of testing and many ...
How Internet Saved Chinese People from food Shortages amid virus fears
CHINA

How Internet Saved Chinese People from food Shortages amid virus fears

Wang Feng, house-bound by China's virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for online food vendors has surged since China's government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-disease controls ever imposed. On Tuesday, Wang's phone buzzed with a text message that a delivery had arrived. The retiree bundled up against the winter cold, put on a face mask and emerged from her apartment complex to collect walnut milk and other goods from shelves on the sidewalk an anti-virus measure to limit contact with drivers who normally go door to door. They work really hard, and it's dangerous, said Wang. Without their services, we would not be able to survive at all." JD.com Inc. and rivals in...
India’s Leading Universities Like DU, IIT-D, AMU Among 10 Websites Hacked
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India’s Leading Universities Like DU, IIT-D, AMU Among 10 Websites Hacked

At least 10 official websites including those of premier educational institutions like Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Delhi and IIT BHU - were hacked today with "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans displayed on them. The hacker group, which identified itself as "Pakistan Haxors Crew (PHC)", said, "nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to deliver my message to Indians." Other websites which have been hacked are University of Kota; Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida; Defence Institute of Advanced Technology; Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, National Aerospace Laboratories and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS). "Greetings Government of India, and the people of India. Do you know what your so-called heroes (soldiers) are doing in Kashmi...
Swachh Internet- Indian Govt to Soft Launch Malware Cleaning System From Dec 20
INDIA

Swachh Internet- Indian Govt to Soft Launch Malware Cleaning System From Dec 20

Government will kick start operations of a long-awaited malware and botnet cleaning centre with soft launch on December 20, a programme aimed at automatically disinfecting computers and mobiles from viruses and malicious software for free. "Major cybersecurity initiative of Digital India. Soft Launch of BotNet cleaning centre of India CERT from December 20," Ministry of Electronics and IT, Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted today. Botnet is a network of malicious softwares that can steal information, take control of device function and carry out cyber attacks like Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) that prevent access of websites. Government has earmarked Rs 100 crore for setting up this facility. The project was expected to be launched in 2014. When contacted, Kumar said, "...
IRCTC Website Hacked, Transaction Data Were Compromised
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IRCTC Website Hacked, Transaction Data Were Compromised

Maharashtra Police has informed the Indian Railways about the suspected hacking and theft of data from the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website. The IRCTC is India's biggest travel e-commerce website, where lakh of transactions are conducted every day. The website has lots of sensitive information such as the PAN card numbers of the customers, their safety and security questions and other such personal information. IRCTC PRO said that the police is yet to share the data with them, after which they would look into the matter and issue a detailed statement.  "IG Maharashtra police cyber cell has informed IRCTC about Data theft from its website but the details of the said data are still to be shared with IRCTC. IRCTC will be issuing a detailed press note late...