Saturday, November 27, 2021

2020

Over 28 million years of life lost in 31 countries in 2020: Study

According to a study, except for Taiwan, New Zealand, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and South Korea, all other countries examined had more premature deaths than expected in 2020, with a higher rate in men than women.

Google blocked 99M Covid-related fake ads in 2020

As claims and conspiracies about the coronavirus's origin and spread were circulated online, Google launched a new policy to prohibit both ads and monetised co

Samsung rolls out One UI 3.1 update to S20 series, Note 20 series

The latest update is rolling out to various regions in the UK, Europe(like Austria, Germany), and South Korea, reports GizmoChina.

Apple logs massive 93% yearly growth in India

The iPhone maker, at the seventh slot in the India smartphone tally, exited 2020 with year-on-year growth of 93 per cent, driven by iPhone 11, iPhone SE (2020), and iPhone XR.

Zombie movies can prepare you better for pandemic

Tales of post-apocalyptic landscapes in which few survivors emerge into a new and much different world have long been popular tales woven by screenwriters and authors.

SC stays implementation of farm laws, sets up panel to resolve impasse

The apex court has also set up a four-member committee to give a report to the court on the farm laws.

Ruturaj credits CSK environment for his improvement

But debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad made an impression scoring three fifties at the back end of the tournament as his side finished with three consecutive wins. Speaking during a question and answer session on Instagram

India suffered longest internet shutdowns in 2020 globally

The majority of these short blackouts were highly-targeted, affecting groups of villages or individual city districts and so were not included in this report, which focuses on larger region-wide shutdowns.

Sony ships 3.4mn PlayStation5 units, plans 18mn for this year

The PlayStation maker shipped a record-breaking 3.4 million units of the PS5 within the first four weeks of its launch, reports DigiTimes,

Beyonce celebrates New Year with never-before-seen footage of her kids

The 'Lion King' star surprised her fans as she posted the four-minute-long video on Instagram which highlighted some of her memorable moments from the year 2020 that she had spent with her and her musician husband Jay-Z's kids

Drunk drivers are terrorists on roads, says Cyberabad CP

In view of increasing road accidents recently due to reckless driving by drunk drivers, massive checking has been launched in Cyberabad to book people driving under the influence of alcohol, he said. 

Samsung to remain top global TV seller for 15th year: Report

According to market researcher Omdia, the South Korean tech behemoth is forecast to sell 49.02 million TVs this year after shipping 33.92 million units in the first three quarters of the year, reports Yonhap news agency.

Devastating 2020 US wildfire season to go down in history

In 2020, an astonishing 52,113 fires burned close to 9 million acres across the nation, and claimed 53 lives and destroyed 6,500 structures, according to the latest data released by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

Lewandowski, Bronze win Best FIFA Players award for 2020

While Lucy Bronze was named The Best FIFA Women's Player of the Year. Bronze returned home to England with Manchester City this year after starring for Lyon last season.

Farmers’ stir on at Noida-Delhi border, Chilla route partially opened

Only one of the two carriageways on the Noida Link Road (also known as the Chilla road) was open, allowing commuters coming from Delhi to enter Uttar Pradesh via Noida, they said.

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