Saturday, 3 December, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.