Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicConspiracy theories

Topic: Conspiracy theories

China’s wet market Covid origin theory returns with study citing illegal wildlife sales

The new findings support a WHO-led research mission that concluded SARS-CoV-2 most likely spilled over to humans from animals — either directly from a bat or via another mammal.

Delhi HC dismisses Juhi Chawla’s lawsuit against 5G technology, imposes cost of Rs 20 lakh

The court said the suit was to gain publicity which was clear as Juhi circulated hearing's link on her social media account which resulted in repeated interruptions by unknown persons.

Covid-19 has no ‘credible natural ancestor’, was created in Wuhan lab, claims new study

The study, by a British professor and a Norwegian scientist, claims that scientists took a natural coronavirus 'backbone' found in Chinese cave bats and spliced a new 'spike' onto it.

Conspiracy theories made a comeback during Covid, but you can stop their viral spread

The pandemic has given rise to many new conspiracy theories – and UNESCO wants to educate people to identify and debunk them.

Mystery of 1966 Air India crash, that killed nuclear pioneer Bhabha, is unravelling bit by bit

Air India 101 crashed at Mont Blanc, at nearly the same spot as Air India 245 in 1950. Since the ’80s, big discoveries & bigger conspiracy theories have emerged.

Men more likely to endorse Covid-related conspiracy theories, finds study by US scholars

The study titled ‘Gender Differences in Covid-19 Conspiracy Theory Beliefs’ says this gender gap can be explained by 'learned helplessness and conspiratorial thinking'.

Covid to plague — Pandemics have always been the perfect petri dish for conspiracy theories

When 1918 flu hit the Americas, it was blamed on German submarines. During the 1630 Milan plague in Milan, folk superstitions led to torture and execution of two citizens.

Conspiracy theories about coronavirus are as dangerous as the outbreak itself

Medical conspiracy theories have the power to increase distrust in medical authorities, which can impact people’s willingness to protect themselves.

Trump’s America has the most number of flat earth believers & climate change deniers

In the field of global climate change, scientific bodies often are accused, even by those in power, of fabricating data.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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