Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Startups fight COVID-19: Innovative alert solution from Sugatix to search and schedule an alert for COVID-19 vaccination slots in India

The battle of Corona pandemic can only be won by Vaccination. Getting the right vaccine at the right time is necessary. But due to a large population in India and shortage of vaccines, it became difficult to get the vaccine early. 

Don’t worry!

Many startups are helping Indian citizens and one of them is Car-pooling startup Sugatix. They have launched ‘Vaccine Tracker Cowin’ to help you in finding Covid-19 Vaccination slots in your locality. 

Founder of Sugatix Gaurav K. Verma said ” It gets difficult for vaccination registration as only one platform is available for the whole country then we realized the need to build this platform. Thus people can get notification when the slots are available, they can select the slot and it redirects them to the Cowin website to book the Vaccination slot”.

Vaccine Tracker Cowin built with Cowin APIs to track the slots. Users will get the notification by mail after registering. This platform currently has 1349 users from more than 200 districts across the country. NRIs from the UK, Germany, USA, Poland, UAE, and Japan can book the slots for their family staying in India as well.

Challenges at Vaccination sites like Cowin & How Sugatix helps you to overcome these challenges?

People are jumping the vaccine line to get the early shot. Vaccination sites are getting up their speed to schedule the people and verifying if they are eligible for vaccination or not.

  • Vaccination site like Cowin has a lack scheduling system to get the verification done. 
  • A large number of people are waiting for their slot and keep checking every day.
  • People don’t have a clear idea of how to get the shot at the right time at the right place.

To overcome these challenges, Sugatix a Car-pooling application came up with a ‘Vaccine Tracker’ Cowin in which you can get your Vaccination slot when it’s available. 

How to get Covid-19 Vaccination early with Sugatix?

Sugatix’s online platform Vaccine Tracker Cowin helps to schedule the location and get the notification via email when a slot is available. With this app, you can get the appointment soon and Vaccination in place.

About Vaccine Tracker Cowin:

This platform is trusted by hundreds of Indians and verified by the Ministry of health and family welfare. Sugatix introduced this with the collaboration of the Ministry of health and family welfare and Uthaan to get the people of Indian Vaccination shot fast. 

Direction to use this platform:

  • Visit Vaccine tracker Cowin website. You will see the email address area. Put the email address and get started.
  • Schedule the alert with a particular date and what type of vaccine you want- first and second dose. Also, choose 18+, or 45+ as well.
  • You will see real-time availability of vaccine slots. Also, put a watch list on 3 locations according to your choice.
  • They will keep your request and will look for available slots. Then they will send you a notification for available slots.

Visit the website and get your Vaccination soon!

“Love in the Air” is the first piece of artwork to be sold in cryptocurrency

Sotheby’s first allowed cryptocurrency as a way to pay for a work of art, as on Wednesday it sold a Banksy piece of art for $ 9.12 million.

The protest plaque “Love in the Air” showing a black and white masked figure standing ready to throw a batch of colorful flowers was sold after four bidders competed for 14 minutes, Sotheby’s tweeted.

The auction house has partnered with the cryptocurrency exchange “Coinbase” to accept Bitcoin and Ether as a method of payment.

Bids were placed in US dollars, but the buyer had the opportunity to pay using the cryptocurrency for the first time.

Sotheby’s said the sale paves the way for it to accept cryptocurrencies through its auctions and continues its experiments with new technologies.

America abandons mandatory masks for vaccinated recipients

Health authorities in the United States announced Thursday that Americans who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks in closed places, and they announced that their recommendations have been updated.

“Anyone who has been fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, young or old, without wearing a muzzle or respecting physical distancing,” said Director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Rochelle Walinsky.

In a previous review, the Centers for Disease Control announced that people who have been fully vaccinated against the Corona virus, can exercise and attend small outdoor gatherings without wearing a muzzle, but they have required them to wear it in all closed places.

Saudi Arabia … a study reveals one of the oldest series of archaeological structures

The Saudi Kingdoms Institute, which is concerned with archaeological research and conservation studies in the Al-Ula governorate, revealed an important archaeological discovery in the northwest of the kingdom, consisting of huge, super-complex stone structures called “rectangles”, which are classified much older than previously thought.

The study and conclusions related to the discovered structural structures are subject to further analysis and have also been published in “Antiquity”, a prestigious international journal whose contents are subject to close review by experts in this field.

Preserving AlUla’s legacy
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, said: “In line with the Kingdom’s vision 2030 to preserve more than 200,000 years of human history in Al-Ula, the Kingdoms Institute represents our commitment to preserving Al-Ula’s cultural heritage, as a global center for knowledge and research, and taking care of discoveries. It also provides new job opportunities for the people and residents of Al-Ula and strengthens the Kingdom’s role in preserving human history. ”

The Kingdoms Institute embodies a scientific center specialized in archeology research and means of preservation, and works extensively on the study of the history of the Arabian Peninsula and prehistoric times, as this region constitutes a crossroads linking the continents of the ancient world, which would bridge the gaps around the secrets of the natural and human history of the region.

And based on the role of Al-Ula and its historical importance in cultural exchange and trade on an international level, the Kingdoms Institute will become an academic center, a cultural platform for knowledge and exploration, and one of the pillars of the cultural structure of the region within the framework of the design vision “A Journey through Time” launched by the Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate Mohammed bin Salman, early this month.

The Kingdoms Institute, which was announced earlier this month, launched as part of the projects of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, which in turn undertakes intensive research programs throughout the region, with the aim of expanding knowledge of the province’s human history, and previous archaeological missions will contribute to forming the intellectual basis that The institute is based on it, as a global center for archaeological research and means of preservation.

The doors of the permanent headquarters of the Kingdoms Institute will be opened to its first visitors by 2030, and it will take the form of red sandstone as an architectural structure, thus mimicking the huge building patterns of the Dadan civilization.

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula estimates that the institute will receive 838,000 visitors annually in 2035 at its permanent headquarters, which covers an area of ​​28,857 square meters, in the Dadan area of ​​Al-Ula.

Although the actual permanent headquarters of the institute is still in the planning phase, it has been practicing its activity as an effective research institution since the establishment of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, where more than 100 specialists are practicing in the effects of exploration, surveying and conducting relevant studies throughout Al-Ula, through Seasonal fieldwork. At the same time, the institute’s group of researchers is registering a remarkable increase.

The discovery of a new type of millepede

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large tropical centipede, widely known as the millepede.

The herbivore is a type of multiplayer creeping, living in damp places near rivers and beaches, and its diet depends on night hunting for insects.

The newly discovered organism is the third amphibious centipede, meaning that it lives in both water and land. It has been identified in the world and is the largest in the region, with a length of 20 centimeters and a thickness of about two centimeters.

It is also the first new centipede to be recognized in Japan in 143 years and is evidence of the amazing biodiversity of the Ryukyu Archipelago.

The Ryukyu Archipelago is a group of islands located in the western Pacific Ocean, characterized by a unique environmental diversity, subtropical climate, and high rainfall.

The new species belongs to the genus of large tropical centipedes known as Scolopendra, one of the original races named after the great scientist who is the legitimate father of the modern classification Carl Linnaeus.

The genetic analysis confirmed that the new centipede differs from any of its species, and it is the largest species of centipedes found in Japan and Taiwan.

There are about 100 different species in the tropics around the world, of which only 5 have been identified in Japan and Taiwan.

The world mourns Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth

Announcements of obituary follow from world leaders on the death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the late Prince’s role in the reconciliation between Germany and Britain. Several countries announced their flags at half-mast.

The British Weapons College said that Prince Philip’s funeral will not be official and that his body will not be recorded so that the public can take a final look at him before the funeral, and added that the ceremony has been modified in light of the restrictions imposed to combat the Corona epidemic.

The college continued: “The funeral will not be formal and the body will not be placed in an open coffin. The body of His Royal Highness will lie in Windsor Castle before the funeral in St. George’s Church. These arrangements are consistent with tradition and with the wishes of His Highness.” “Funeral arrangements have been modified in light of the prevailing circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, we ask people not to attend or participate in any funeral-related events,” she added.

The Queen’s unwavering supporter
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his condolences on the death of Prince Philip, saying that Britain “will give thanks, as a country and a kingdom for his extraordinary life and work,” adding, “We remember the Duke … above all for his unwavering support to Her Majesty, not only as a companion who stood up to By her side every day of her reign, but also as a husband. She has had strength and support for more than 70 years. And I say to Her Majesty the Queen and her family: The hearts of our country are with you today. ”

Flags at half-mast in New Zealand, Australia and Norway
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed her condolences on the death of the Prince, on behalf of the Commonwealth country. Ardern was quoted as saying that “Prince Philip will be remembered fondly for the courage he has given to so many young New Zealanders through the (Hillary) Prize that the Duke of Edinburgh received,” referring to a youth program launched by the Prince. Ardern ordered the flags to be flown at half-mast on all government buildings and on navy ships, according to the statement.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined world leaders in the memorial service for Prince Philip. “Australians send their love and warmest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the royal family,” Morrison wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “He (Prince Philip) embodied a generation that we will never see again.” Morrison announced that flags will be lowered at half-mast in Australia “in honor of His Royal Highness.”

The mummies transport event embodies the true meaning of merging tourism and archeology

Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, said that the celebration of the transfer of royal mummies is a historical archaeological event, and fully embodies the meaning of the true merger between tourism and antiquities, indicating that the ceremony of transferring mummies has fulfilled its purpose at the global and local level, adding that President El-Sisi received the kings of Egypt The great was a wonderful cultural manifestation and a strong message and a sense of pride for every Egyptian citizen, and entering Egypt every home in the world is an honorable thing for everyone, stressing that he wrote the film “The Egypt of Civilization” in his handwriting with the artist Khaled El Nabawy and the company.

And Al-Anani continued, during a telephone interview in the ninth program broadcast on the Egyptian Channel One and presented by the media, Youssef Al-Husseini, that nearly twenty meetings were held regarding preparations for the inauguration ceremony of the Grand Egyptian Museum, indicating that the citizen will not accept after that a “text-text celebration” and this is what We did it to ourselves, stressing that the outlines of the opening ceremony of the Grand Egyptian Museum that will take place in the coming months, indicating that between twenty-two foreign companies were chosen to organize the opening ceremony, but after seeing what an Egyptian company presented in terms of dazzling at the ceremony of transferring mummies, He recounts his accounts once again, adding that the Director-General of UNESCO praised the film, Egypt, Civilization, and the dazzling mummies transfer ceremony.

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities continued that he received the Director-General of UNESCO with President El-Sisi, after which they went to Alexandria Governorate to see the effects of the governorate, and after that they went to Aswan Governorate for tourism investment and promotion between Egypt and the organization, adding that work is now underway to produce a movie behind the scenes of the mummies transport ceremony.


The Parade of Mummies: Kings of Ancient Egypt set off in the streets of Cairo

On Saturday evening, the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo witnessed the launch of the unprecedented “royal procession”, to transport the mummies of 18 kings and 4 queens from the era of the Pharaohs, among them Ramses II, the Third, Hatshepsut, Seknen Ra, Thutmose III, Seti I, Mert Amun, and Ahmose Nefertari, From the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, downtown Cairo.

The opening of the Museum of Civilization
And President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi gave the signal to start the procession, from inside the National Museum of Civilization in the Fustat region, the first Islamic capital of Egypt.

Al-Sisi opened the museum completely, after its partial opening in 2017, and the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, gave an explanation to the President about the museum and its contents and gave him the first ticket to visit the museum, explaining that the tickets will be booked electronically and that the museum consists of 3 floors, one of them For management and restoration, the second contains museum exhibition halls, confirming the opening of the museum to the public on April 18.

After the museum’s inauguration, a documentary film entitled “The Egypt of Civilization” was shown about the most prominent antiquities development projects during the past years, which reported the opening of more than 20 museums and the restoration of more than 100 archaeological sites.

After the opening of the museum, Al-Anani announced the succession of openings during the coming period, indicating the progress of work in the Muhammad Ali Palace in Cairo, and the Rams Road in Luxor, in addition to preparing for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in the presence of a number of world leaders

Al-Anani pointed out that the procession of mummies, in which 4 heroes participated, the first being the mummies themselves that were previously transferred more than once before, including transporting them from their original cemeteries to a cache in times of weakness of the old international, then to the Bulaq Museum in Cairo, and from there to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square He explained that the second hero is the Museum of Civilization, and the third is the Egyptian Museum, which was inaugurated in 1902, and will return to its splendor during the coming period, while the fourth hero is Cairo itself with its history and civilization.

President  Elsisi receives the motorcade
Before the start of the procession, President El-Sisi expressed, through his Twitter account, that he looked forward “with all pride and pride to receive the kings and queens of Egypt after their journey from the Egyptian Museum to Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.”

Meghan Markle’s father asks to meet Oprah Winfrey

The Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, says he is currently ready to talk to Oprah Winfrey, in a format similar to the recent interview with Prince Harry and his wife Markle.

The father reportedly delivered a message to a talk show host and media mogul hoping to sit down with him after her surprise encounter with his daughter Megan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry.

According to a report in the British newspaper “The Sun”, Markle was said to have gone over the weekend to Winfrey’s home in Montecito, California, and handed a note to her security guard that reportedly requested an interview with him about his relationship with his daughter Megan. However, no statement was made by Winfrey regarding the interview request.

According to the circulating news, Meghan’s father, who is a retired lighting manager in Hollywood, 76, has not spoken to his daughter since before her marriage to Prince Harry, nor has he ever met his daughter-in-law or grandson Archie.

Floating the delinquent Suez Canal ship after disrupting the shipping lane for about a week

The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority announced the start of the floatation of the giant container ship EverGiven after its delinquency caused the suspension of movement in the shipping lane for about a week, which had negative effects on global trade.

The ship’s course was significantly modified by 80% and its distance from the shore by 102 meters instead of 4 meters, according to an official statement of the Authority, while oil prices decreased immediately after the announcement of the ship’s float by more than 2%.

Sisi confirms the end of the crisis
The Egyptians succeeded in ending the crisis of the delinquent ship in the Suez Canal despite the enormous technical complexity that surrounded this process from every side, according to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in a post on the social networking site Facebook.

By returning matters to their normal course, with Egyptian hands, the world reassures the path of its goods and needs that are passed through this central shipping artery, Sisi added, thanking everyone who contributed technically and practically to ending this crisis.

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