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The Weekly Focus Edition 55

A Jump in Vaccinations

On June 21st, the day vaccines were free for all above the age of 18 in India, vaccination production has ramped up. India vaccinated a record 9 million people on Monday, and the doses administered remained high over the next few days. A quarter of India's adult population have at least received one dose of the vaccine. The Prime Minister acknowledged the increase in the number of vaccinations and congratulated all who took the jab. 5.3 million people took the vaccine on Tuesday, and a further 6.4 million on Wednesday. The supply of vaccines is finally steady, but if the government wants to vaccinate the entire adult population by this year's end, they will have to vaccinate more than 8 million people a day, roughly the population of Switzerland every day. India crossed the 30 crore vaccine doses milestone, and the campaign is in full swing. The Weekly Focus predicts cases to significantly drop by October mainly due to vaccinations, and over 80% of the adult population will be vaccinated by December, if the vaccine supply remains consistent.

Cyber attack elimination:

During these unprecedented times, much of the world has shifted online from schooling to working from home and even shopping; Going online has several advantages however this increases the chance of cybertheft and cybercrime exposing confidential documents or stealing huge amounts of money. This malicious crime is faced by various countries and could create a serious threat compromising national security.

The newly elected President of The United States of America has had several meetings across Europe to create a better world. Cybersecurity was one problem discussed in the meetings. 23 countries including Russia who have had allegations of cybercrime against them and the US who have posed those allegations have recently reaffirmed that countries should not hack each other’s critical infrastructure in peacetime or shelter cyber criminals who conduct attacks on other countries. This step is a huge advantage for various countries and can help avoid various conflicts. Diplomacy and contracts are the ways to resolve issues and hopefully in the future each country can be cybersecure.

New mystery Human Race?

There were excavations at the Isreali site of Nesher Ramla done by international 5 archaeologists and they might have found a new species of humans. These skulls might be of late surviving Homo population which lived 420000, 120000 years ago in Israel. Researchers have said that this archaic human community has traded genes and cultures with Homo people. The pieces of skull which were found were not completely of Homo Sapiens. The skulls were not even of Neanderthal people who were the only other people living there at that time. This population is an unrecognized species of human.

  • New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship Final.

  • Keshav Maharaj becomes the first South African Spinner to take a hat trick in tests, and the second overall.

  • Indian women’s archery team fail to qualify for the Olympics

  • Legendary Sprinter Milkha Singh passes away due to Post Covid-19 complications.

  • Euro 2020 Round of 16l Draws out, Belgium to play Portugal, Germany to play England among the big matches.

Other News

  • John McAfee, pioneer in Antivirus software, dies aged 75 in a Spanish Jail.

  • Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper shuts down due to the current Security Law, China criticized over the move.

  • Hungary faces backlash by EU nations over Anti-LGBTQ bill passed in Parliament.

  • According to sources, Coffee priced at 100$ per packet in North Korea amid severe food shortages. Other foods are also highly priced.

  • China becomes the first nation to cross 1 billion vaccinations, according to official data.

Tech News

  • Microsoft will be getting a great makeover for Windows 11.

  • Garmin Forerunner smartwatch has been released in India.

  • Nothing Ear 1 is going to go for sale soon on Flipkart.

  • Vivo V21e 5G is now official in India.

The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

Rating: ★★★★★

Age: 13+ (fiction, adventure, Egyptian Mythology)

Find it here: Amazon India

Author: Rick Riordon

Review: Another fantastic trilogy by an author who needs no introduction, The Kane Chronicles follows around two unknowing siblings: one who travels the world with his mysterious father, and the other who stays at home in England with their grandparents- the only thing similar these two kids have is their surname. However, in the world of magic and Gods, this name goes a long way and when their father breaks open a priceless artifact, they see the consequences of being famous- oh and yes, being the children of the God of the Underworld.

On 20th June 1849, Samuel Morse patented his telegraph.

On 21st June 1993, the last theorem of the Fermat theorem was proved.

On 22nd June 1675, the Greenwich Observatory was established.

On 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU.

On 24th June 1901, Pablo Picasso opened his first art exhibition.

On 25th June 1950, the Korean War commenced after North Korea invaded South Korea.

On 26th June 1945, 50 countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.

Hot water turns into ice faster than cold water!

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Written by Vivaan Dharamshi

Edited by Nirvaan Zaveri

Article 1 by Arhaan Zaveri

Article 3 by Krishnav Bubna

Review by Dia Makhecha

This Week in History by Nirvaan Zaveri

Memes by Paarth Biyani

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