Tulips from UttarakhandThe hit song 'Tulips from Amsterdam' was made popular in 1958 by Max Bygraves. But most English versions of the song credit its composition to Klaus Günter Neumann, Ernst Bader, Ralf Arnie, and Gene Martyn. Now these picturesque locales of Uttarakhand provide the perfect home for these beautiful tulips. Photo Courtesy: Yogesh Tripathi, Uttarakhand Forest Department … [Read more...] about Uttarakhand forest fire: Fake news, old photos being circulated on social media, says forest department
Los Angeles: Scientists have modelled the spread of infectious droplets from coughing, sneezing, and breathing under different atmospheric conditions, and found that the novel coronavirus can spread up to three times further in cold and humid weather. According to the researchers, including those from the University of California (UC) Santa Barbara in the US, droplets carrying the virus can travel up to 20 feet, making the current social distancing norms of six feet insufficient to contain its spread. Based on previous research, they said as many as 40,000 respiratory droplets can be generated by sneezing, coughing, and even normal talking, with initial speeds ranging from a few metres per second to more than a hundred meters per second. From these past studies, the scientists said both the aerodynamics of the droplets, and their heat and mass exchange process with the environment can determine the effectiveness of virus propagation. In the yet-to-be peer reviewed study, … [Read more...] about Social distancing norms of 6 ft insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 ft: Study
'If you are phoned up and asked to self-isolate even if you are perfectly healthy because you have been in close contact with somebody who has tested positive, it is your civic duty to then self-isolate for yourself, for your community, for your family. … [Read more...] about Two households CAN meet from next week: Lockdown loosening could see socially-distanced family reunions – but how many people can gather and will barbecues be banned?
For the past few days, there has been a huge public outcry over the Uttarakhand 'forests fires' on social media. Social media has been flooded with tweets and posts of massive wildfires ravaging through the forests of Uttarakhand with hashtags and trends of #SaveTheHimalayas and #PrayForUttarakhand. Celebrities have also amplified the posts, questioning the media on why there is not much coverage on the same. Mirror Online reached out to the forest department of Uttarakhand to find out facts of the incident. Dr Parag Madhukar Dhakate (IFS), chief conservator of forests, Uttarakhand Forest Department told Mirror Online that the news circulating on social media about Uttarakhand Forests Fires is incorrect. He said misleading information and old images are being shared on various social media platforms. "The Uttarakhand Forest Department forest fire crews are at the forest fire points dousing the forest fires. Also, with the help of rains happening in many parts of Uttarakhand, there is … [Read more...] about Uttarakhand Forest Fire: Stop the spread of false information on social media, says forest department
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure on Saturday during a Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) programme at the premises of the college in Enugu on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Police sensitise 500 students in Enugu against anti-social behaviours
'Their answer is that that is what they feel is the right interval for us. We rely and have done throughout on the guidance we get from our advisers and that is what they think is appropriate at the moment but ... that may evolve. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson wants two-metre social distancing rule to be EASED to help shops and pubs reopen and says he has already asked Sage experts to look into it