Category: Latest News


Ford bets on solid-state batteries to lower electrification costs, make EVs affordable- Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressMay 06, 2021 12:04:33 IST Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company’s effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of electric vehicles. Ford, along with BMW, […]

WHO will set up data hub in Berlin to anticipate and respond to future pandemic threats- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 06, 2021 11:53:55 IST The World Health Organization announced Wednesday it would set up a global data hub in Berlin to analyse information on emerging pandemic threats, filling the gaps exposed by Covid-19. The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, which will start operating later this year, is set to analyse data […]

Ferrari 812 Competizione, open-top 812 Competizione A debut with 830 hp, 6.5-litre V12- Technology News, Firstpost

OverdriveMay 06, 2021 11:38:38 IST Ferrari has revealed a new front-engine V12 supercar named the Ferrari 812 Competizione. As the name suggests, the 812 Competizione is a more focused evolution (and probably the last iteration) of the 812 Superfast. Alongside the coupe, an open-top version has also been revealed called the Ferrari 812 Competizione A. […]

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offers over 95 percent protection against COVID-19, says largest real-world study- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 06, 2021 11:00:46 IST The largest real-world study yet of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 percent protection against Covid-19, but found that the level dropped significantly when people received just one of the two prescribed doses. The authors of the research from Israel’s national vaccination […]

Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 06, 2021 10:58:32 IST The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according to a report published Wednesday. Last year, 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute food shortages — 20 […]

India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won’t peak for weeks: Experts-India News , Firstpost

India’s courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government’s handling of the crisis. Advertisements Advertisements A health worker administers the COVISHIELD vaccine for COVID-19 at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April. 11, 2021.India is reporting a surge in infections, which according to experts is due in part to growing disregard […]

Facebook board upholds Donald Trump’s account suspension after Capitol riot but terms indefinite ban ‘arbitrary’- Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressMay 06, 2021 10:06:44 IST Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts, having concluded that he incited violence leading to the deadly 6 January Capitol riot, the company’s quasi-independent oversight board upheld the bans. But it told Facebook to specify […]