Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been anonymous for two months

Jack Ma, the founder of the e-commerce platform Alibaba and a Chinese billionaire, has been anonymous for the past two months.

Bangkok shuts schools, entertainment venues

Thailand’s capital is shutting down venues including schools and entertainment areas as coronavirus cases continue to spread.

Oxford Corona Virus Vaccine: Shot will be effective against COVID-19 variant

The head of drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is developing a coronavirus vaccine widely expected to be approved by U.K. authorities this week, said Sunday that researchers believe the shot will be effective against a new variant of the virus driving a rapid surge in infections in Britain.

Sydney told to watch its famous New Year’s Eve fireworks from home

Sydney, one of the world’s first major cities to welcome each New Year with a public countdown featuring a fireworks display over its well-known Opera House, has banned large gatherings that night amid an outbreak of the coronavirus.

Seven killed in knife attack in China

At least seven people have died after being attacked by a knife-wielding attacker in north-eastern China, BBC reported.

The world’s most expensive snake, one can buy an airplane.

The most expensive snake in the world for the price of a small airplane. You may not believe it, but it is true.

Worldwide coronavirus cases exceed 79.9 million, death toll 1,752,878

More than 79.9 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,752,878​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

The number of corona infections in India continues to decline

The Coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc around the world, is no more frightening in India than in Europe and the United States.

Japan bans entry to foreigners including Nepalis

As a measure to curb a new variant of coronavirus, Japan has decided to ban foreigners including Nepalis from entering Japan from Monday.

German first 101 year old woman to be vaccinated against coronavirus

A 101-year-old woman became the first German to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus on Saturday, a day ahead of the official start of the country’s vaccination campaign

Japan bans new entries of foreigners after virus variant arrives

Japan on Saturday said it would temporarily ban non-resident foreign nationals from entering the country as it tightens its borders following the detection of a new

China steps up pressure on Alibaba with anti-monopoly probe

Chinese regulators on Thursday announced an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, stepping up official efforts to tighten control over China’s fast-growing tech industries.

EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

Britain and the European Union struck a trade deal Thursday after 10 months of intense negotiation allowed them to soften the economic shock of Brexit.

Indian PM makes fresh appeal to farmers protesting over new laws

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered to hold fresh talks to end a stalemate over new agricultural reforms

America’s COVID-19 cases cross 19.2 million | USA Corona Virus

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached 19,209,361 in the United States of America after 98,035 new cases were reported in the country.

At least 26 killed in Uganda boat capsize

At least 26 people died when a boat sank on Lake Albert, which marks the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Guardian reported.

France detects first case of new covid-19 variant

France has confirmed the first case in the country of the more contagious coronavirus variant recently identified in the UK, BBC reported.