Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Top Science News Stories

Top Science News Stories

CRISPR gene editing technology continues to make headlines in the world of science. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a tool that allows scientists to edit genes in a precise and efficient manner. In recent years, researchers have used CRISPR to treat a variety of genetic conditions, including sickle cell disease, muscular dystrophy, and even cancer. However, the use of CRISPR has also sparked ethical debates, as some fear that the technology could be used to create "designer babies" or to alter the human gene pool in unintended ways.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Sharing News on Social Media Makes People Confident - Study

Sharing News on Social Media Makes People Confident - Study

 A study concluded that people become more confident when sharing news and articles on social media. According to a psychological study conducted by the University of Texas in Austin, USA, it has been found that sharing news online increases people's confidence.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Probiotics are essential for the digestive system

Probiotics are essential for the digestive system

Our body's immune system is very strong. There are more than 500 good bacteria in the stomach. These are the same bacteria that fight against the bad bacteria that grow in the body. Their job is to digest the food we eat and that is why our immune system is strong.

When bad bacteria start to grow in our digestive system, we feel like vomiting. It can also cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. The growth of bad bacteria can sometimes have the effect of a cleansing effect or an antibiotic. This activates the bad bacteria and starts destroying the outer layer of the intestine. That is why we sometimes get serious stomach ailments.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Instagram to beat Twitter as news source

Instagram to beat Twitter as news source

Instagram, a social networking site that doubled the number of users who saw themselves as a means of receiving news in the past year, is on track to overtake Twitter as a news source, according to research.

The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020 shows that the trend of using Instagram for news has doubled since 2018. It is even stronger among the youth. According to the study, around a quarter of people in the UK between the ages of 18 and 24 used Instagram as a source of news to learn about the corona virus.

But social media has also been found to be one of the least trusted news sources. Only 26 percent said they believed the news about the corona virus being shared on social media. The same average belief was expressed in the news shared through Facebook Messenger and other chat apps.

59 percent trust both the national government and the news agency. More than a third of those surveyed are using Instagram, and two-thirds of them are now under 25.
Similarly, 11 percent use Instagram for news, which is one point less than Twitter.

"Instagram is becoming more and more popular among young people," said Nick Newman, lead author of the study.

Climate change, the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, and the coronavirus have been the subject of much-talked-about news in recent months.
Instagram is owned by social networking company Facebook. WhatsApp is also owned by Facebook.

The survey, conducted in 40 countries, also looked at the credibility of news and news organizations. Only 38 percent said they believe the news in most cases. Less than half of those surveyed, or 46 percent, said they believed in the news source they liked.
After the Kovid-19 epidemic, the credibility of news organizations increased to 59 percent.

A Reuters study showed a significant expansion of Instagram as a news source, suggesting that Facebook's decision to buy the network was one of the most lucrative in history. Newman, the study's author, said that between April and May, the number dropped by 11 points, despite more confidence in the media and the government than ever before.

Although not formally part of the study, recent surveys have shown that the "moment of national unity" is over. In addition to analyzing credibility, the study also discusses the "silent majority" who say they view "neutral" news.

Since 2013, the report's authors have stopped asking this question because of a growing tendency to express opinions and to be open-minded in news writing. In the nine countries studied, participants said they would like to hear news from a 'no-brainer' news source.

Such views were most strongly expressed in Germany, Japan, the UK and Denmark. These countries have strong and independent public broadcasters, the report said.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Robot journalist at Microsoft now!

Microsoft is going to hire an automated robot journalist by removing the journalists working on its MSN website.

At present, Microsoft has hired journalists to collect news from various media outlets, select headlines and pictures and publish them on Microsoft's website. But now Microsoft will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to select and publish news by removing all contract journalists.

Microsoft said the new experiment was part of an assessment of its business.

"Like all other companies, we regularly evaluate our business," Microsoft said in a statement. This will help in increasing investment in some areas and re-employment of employees. '

Microsoft, like other technology companies, pays various news agencies for the purpose of publishing on its website. But in order for news agencies to decide which news to put on their websites, Microsoft has hired journalists under contract.

With Microsoft's decision to hire the robot as a journalist, at least 50 contract journalists working on the MSN website will be laid off by the end of June. However, the team of full-time journalists will remain the same. On the other hand, contract journalists who are about to be fired have said that it is unethical to think about displacing people from machines. Stating that it would be difficult for robots to adapt to strict editorial guidelines, they claimed that it risked seeing irrelevant news on Microsoft's news site.

A journalist who was about to lose his job at Microsoft said, "I used to spend time reading about how artificial intelligence is grabbing people's jobs. But now it's my turn. '

Remember that various communication and technology companies around the world have started to use robot journalism to cut costs. Google has launched a project to study the potential of robot journalism. '

Information Technology: Key Lockdown Friend

The world's human race has been hit by the coronavirus, which has spread like a global epidemic. The number of infected people is increasing by thousands every day. The Covid-19 vaccine, which has spread to more than 200 countries around the world, has not yet been developed. Scientists have suggested that the immediate solution to this is to 'lockdown' or live in solitude.

The government of Nepal has also adopted a policy of lockdown saying that one can be safe from this virus without contacting anyone. Following the decision of the government, all Nepalis have been living in lockdown for a month and a half. In such a situation, information technology is playing a significant role in making people's daily routine easier and simpler than the prevention of COVID-19. Information technology is helping to do all kinds of work in solitude.

Proper use of information technology is the main option for lockdown time. The use of information technology has made it easier for the Government of Nepal to provide information to the general public on what to do to prevent the virus, what to look for, and what the symptoms are. The Ministry of Health and Population of the Government of Nepal has launched a mobile app called 'Hamro Swasthya' which provides complete information about the corona virus. The app is designed to identify an infected person and find a nearby hospital for an infected person. In the app, a firm has been created to survey whether a person has corona or not. If the person fills in the form and finds symptoms similar to corona, the person will be contacted and tested.

Five within your province. The state has also created an app. This makes it easier to communicate information about the corona, to identify infected people, and to treat them. Nepal Police has updated the app called 'Nepal Police' to make it easier for the prevention of COVID-19. The app is in operation to report any lockdown violation, blackmail during lockdown, if you or anyone in the neighborhood has symptoms of Covid-19, or if you need to report being in self-quarantine, and if there are any problems.

This has made it easier to fully implement the lockdown, control the black market, and identify and treat those infected with COVID-19. The Consumer Rights Management Information System (CRSIS) has been launched under the Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection to take action against those who lodge complaints and grievances online to prevent shortage of essential services and control the black market during lockouts.

Similarly, various IT companies have developed various apps and software to facilitate the prevention of Covid-19. The Prime Minister has been holding discussions with the Chief Ministers of the states through video conferencing from time to time to get information about the status of implementation of the strategies formulated for the prevention and control of COVID-19.
Similarly, the Government of Nepal will provide licensed zoom software to all local levels to facilitate online meetings at all levels.

Nepal Telecom and Ncell are informing about the symptoms of Covid-19 in the ring tone by providing information on how to avoid it. He also started a system to check if a person has any symptoms over the phone there are one. 

People are fighting against Kovid-19 by conducting information activities using information technology in solitary confinement at home. In addition, various schools and universities have started teaching activities online. It has also been decided to run the online classroom under the direction of the Ministry of Education, Vice Chancellor, Dean and departmental discussions.

Online learning platforms such as e-Library, Khan Academy, Class Central, Fate, CK Telv, British Council, Dearwalk Learning Center, EDX, Coollabs, Midas E-Class as well as YouTube and some video streaming platforms have provided various online courses.

For students who find it difficult to spend their days at home but want to study, digital education is a good opportunity to make good use of time and build knowledge. All kinds of books are available online. Because of this, online is the only option for people who are trying to read but can't afford to buy a book.

As the corona outbreak spreads, everyone is living in lockdown. No one came out except the most urgent. Apart from government hospitals, other private hospitals have not even treated people when they are sick. Cold and fever patients are no different than those seen by private hospitals.

In such a situation, information technology has provided a solution to these problems. We have various websites, apps including Doctor, Doctor On Call. They provide advice to patients based on what they ask, tell, and prescribe medication based on their symptoms. Some of these apps / websites are also treating patients through video calls. There are also online portals related to medicine that deliver the medicine requested by the patient to the home through online, go home online and collect blood sputum for lab test and send the report online.

Thus, it has become possible to provide health services through the use of information technology during lockouts. The only way to survive from Kovid-19, the companion information technology of solitude, is to fully implement lockdown. At present, people are doing everything from solitude.

The most embarrassing thing for a social being like a human being is to live in solitude. However, the use of information technology has brought people closer to social distance even though they are physically isolated. Along with spending time on various social networks, various companies and websites are offering free online trainings, and young people are gaining knowledge and skills according to their interests through classes.