Google received 71,148 complaints from individual users in India in May and June combined, which resulted in the removal of more than 1.54 lakh pieces of content, as per the company’s latest monthly transparency reports. The number of complaints received in June from individual users in India was 36,265, leading to 83,613 removal actions — both the numbers were higher than the levels seen in May. In addition to reports from users, Google also removed more than 11.6 lakh pieces of content in May and June as a result of automated detection, the reports released on Friday showed. The US-based company has made these disclosures as part of compliance with India’s IT rules that came into force on May 26. In its maiden report, Google had said it had received over 27,700 complaints in April this year from individual users in India over alleged violation of local laws or personal rights, which resulted in the removal of 59,350 pieces of content. On Friday, Google said it had … [Read more...] about Google took down 1.5L content pieces in May-June in India; over 71k plaints
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With climate change causing temperatures to rise across the globe, extreme heat is becoming more and more of a health threat. The human body is resilient, but it can only handle so much. So what is the highest temperature people can endure? The answer is straightforward: a wet-bulb temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius), according to a 2020 study in the journal Science Advances . Wet-bulb temperature is not the same as the air temperature you might see reported by your local forecaster or favorite weather app. Rather, a wet-bulb temperature is measured by a thermometer covered in a water-soaked cloth, and it takes into account both heat and humidity. The latter is important because with more water in the air, it's harder for sweat to evaporate off the body and cool a person down. If the humidity is low but the temperature is high, or vice versa, the wet-bulb temperature probably won't near the human body's tipping point, said Colin Raymond, a … [Read more...] about What’s the hottest temperature the human body can endure?
If you listen to electric vehicle naysayers, switching to EVs is pointless because even if the cars are vastly more efficient than ones that use internal combustion engines—and they are—that doesn't take into account the amount of carbon required to build and then scrap them. Well, rest easy because it's not true. Today in the US market, a medium-sized battery EV already has 60–68 percent lower lifetime carbon emissions than a comparable car with an internal combustion engine. And the gap is only going to increase as we use more renewable electricity. That finding comes from a white paper (pdf) published by Georg Bieker at the International Council on Clean Transportation. The comprehensive study compares the lifetime carbon emissions, both today and in 2030, of midsized vehicles in Europe, the US, China, and India, across a wide range of powertrain types, including gasoline, diesel, hybrid EVs (HEVs), plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs), battery EVs (BEVs), and fuel cell EVs (FCEVs). (The … [Read more...] about Electric cars have much lower life cycle emissions, new study confirms
Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year..The day to celebrate the bond of friendship is celebrated in many parts of the world. The Friendship Day 2021 falls on August 1, which is the first Sunday of the month. Like every year, you can dedicate Friendship Day 2021 to your friends who have over the years played an important role in your life and helped you through your ups and downs. So, if you are looking to send greetings and wishes to thank them for being there, then the best way may be to meet them in person and spend some time together. However, keeping the ongoing pandemic, this may not be possible. So one way to wish them and express your feelings is by sending them the Friendship Day Stickers on WhatsApp . Wondering how? Follow our step-by-step guide: Steps to download Friendship Day WhatsApp stickers Look for the sticker pack you’ve just added and tap on any sticker to send 1. Open Google Play Store and search for … [Read more...] about Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to download & Send Friendship Day Wishes Stickers, Quotes on WhatsApp
By Meredith Wadman Jun. 14, 2021 , 6:00 AM Science ’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. The dark horse vaccine company Novavax announced strong results today from a pivotal, 30,000-person trial of its pandemic coronavirus vaccine in the United States and Mexico. The vaccine uses a protein of SARS-CoV-2, a different technology from the COVID-19 vaccines authorized so far, and delivered 90.4% overall efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19 infections, and 100% protection against moderate and severe disease. Against eight viral variants of interest and concern, its efficacy was 93.2%. And the vaccine appeared safe and well-tolerated. “This vaccine looks phenomenal. I am thrilled about these results,” says Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco. She notes that the clinical trial was highly diverse, with 44% nonwhite participants, and that the vaccine’s straightforward … [Read more...] about Powerful new COVID-19 vaccine shows 90% efficacy, could boost world’s supply