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17-year-old Florida high school boy orchestrated Twitter hack attack on Obama, Musk, Bezos

Graham Ivan Clark faces 30 felony charges for hacking Twitter accounts and luring victims into sending him Bitcoin donations among other offences. He will be tried as an adult.
A health worker collects a sample of a patient in Gurugram Saturday, July 4, 2020. | PTI

Coronavirus in India now growing at the fastest rate in the world

India is only trailing US and Brazil now in the number of confirmed infections, but its growth in new cases is the fastest, increasing 20% over the last week.
A stack of lumber sits outside a home under construction | Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Investors aren’t just knocking on wood as lumber outshines gold during the pandemic

While lockdowns and stay-in-place restrictions were expected to curb demand for building materials, North Americans stuck inside decided to spend on renovating their home.
Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Bob Swan | Bloomberg

Intel Corp’s plan to outsource manufacturing is the end of an era in US tech

When most other US chip companies shut or sold domestic plants years ago, Intel held out, a strategy that is now in tatters, with the company’s factories struggling to keep up.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI

Pakistan will forgive tax evaders if they invest black money in Imran’s govt housing scheme

Pakistan will look the other way if people invest black money in construction projects such as PM Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program by 31 Dec.
File photo of US Senator Ted Cruz, one of the four people sanctioned | Source: Wikimedia Commons

China sanctions US senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and 2 others in retaliatory move

The move come 3 days after the US sanctioned a top member of China’s ruling Communist Party and three other officials over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Ocean in Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia, Russia, UK, Germany hope to ‘wow’ citizens with Covid staycations

Covid put a giant dent into the tenth of global economic output tourism accounts for. Countries are hoping to recover some of these losses from domestic travellers.

Amazon’s bizarre email to employees gives TikTok a scare

Amazon told employees to delete the Chinese app from work phones, but later claimed the email was an error.
LinkedIn

Microsoft’s LinkedIn sued for spying on Apple device users through app

Apple developers and testers found that the LinkedIn app was secretly reading data on Apple's Universal Clipboard, which included sensitive information such as emails and texts.
(Representational Image) walk with umbrellas past stores in Wuhan on 30 April | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Wuhan showed us how Covid could spread, now it offers clues to how economies may recover

Beijing: Three months after it reopened its economy, Wuhan’s uneven recovery offers a glimpse of the hard road back to normality for cities after containing the coronavirus. As of May, factory output, retail sales and exports in the city were nowhere near the same level as last year. That’s even though some factories worked throughout the lockdown and normal activity had resumed by April. Private consumption continued to lag factory production, mirroring the divergence seen across China. The end of Wuhan’s quarantine on April 8 was a triumphant moment for China and an important show of confidence that it had successfully contained the deadly virus in the place where it first broke out. While factories and offices quickly got back to business, consumers were slower to return, with residents cautious and habits such as cooking at home and shopping online persisting after the 76-day lockdown. Then, just as people were beginning to...

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.