Science and Technology News: 23 November 2021

23 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

2.437 billion Doses

China administered about 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Nov. 21, bringing the total number of doses administered to 2.437 billion, data from the National Health Commission showed on Monday. Reuters

Bridge between Iphone and Android

According to a report in 9to5Google, Google released a beta update for the Messages app and they noted that a new preference in the code of the app revealed that Messages app would soon be able to show the Tapback reactions as emojis. Business Insider

Transpiration by Trees

A study published in the journal yesterday Science report Assistant Professor Mitchell Pavao Zuckerman and Dr. Sara Ponte (both from the Department of Environmental Sciences) have discovered that individually planted trees capture, store, and release stormwater into the atmosphere. Florida News

Wireless vs Wired Headphones

Despite the widespread availability (and popularity) of wireless headphones, some music fans are opting to use wired earphones – prompting observers to speculate that the wire-equipped variation could be poised to make a largescale comeback. Digital Music

“Real-world” metaverse Pokemon Go

Niantic, the developer of the popular augmented reality (AR) mobile game Pokemon Go, is planning to build a “real-world” metaverse with newly raised funding. The company officially announced Monday the completion of a $300-million raise from the technology-focused investment manager Coatue, bringing the company’s valuation to $9 billion. Cointelegraph


There are smartwatches available in the market  that offer an SpO2, or blood oxygen saturation, sensor; a couple of them also offer ECG monitoring. One of them is Garmin Venu. Buy on Amazon. Garmin Venu .Price: ₹22,990.00 You Save: ₹3,000.00 (12%) ( Garmin Garmin Venu has Pulse Ox sensor that estimates your blood oxygen saturation during the day and as you sleep to show how well your body is absorbing oxygen ) Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.







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24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches