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She cast her maiden ballot before she died, lifestyle today news snippets Nov 02

Her maiden ballot before dying; Cough on mobile to detect COVID-19; Methane release a major Climate warming signal; Dhruv Rathee and Kangna Ranaut, Tweet accusations and denials.

She cast her maiden ballot before she died

maiden ballot

A 20-year-old cancer patient cast her maiden vote a few days before she died. Her mother says that Amber Pflughoe, who suffered from bone cancer for the past ten years, was excited to fill out the ballot. She died in September few days after she mailed her vote. However, under the Wisconsin election law, the vote will be thrown out, as the vote of those who die after casting their ballot will not be counted.

Cough on the mobile to know your Covid Status

As the pandemic shows no sign of respite, researchers in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the US, developed an AI tool that can detect asymptomatic Covid-19 infected. If anyone has doubts that they are infected, that can be “accurately discriminated only from a forced-cough cell phone recording” according to a paper published in the IEEE Journal. Between April and May 2020, they created the largest audio COVID-19 cough balanced dataset reported to date with 5,320 subjects. They say that AI can 98.% of the people who were affected by Coronavirus. This AI will be further developed to make it user-friendly. The AI will be useful in detecting the covid status of office goers, students and travellers to avoid the spread of the pandemic in public areas.

Methane relesase in the Artic, a major Climate Warming factor

One of the severe situations of Climate Change, which is the release of the Frozen Methane deposit in the Arctic Ocean, has begun. This discharge could hasten the speed of global warming. Experts say that at present there is no impact on global heating; however, the process is triggered. According to the Guardian, “Methane has a warming effect 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide over 20 years.”

A series of tweet accusations and denials

In a series of tweets, You tuber Dhruv Rathee is accused of taking money to show Kangana Ranaut in the bad light regarding the demolition of her office in Mumbai. Eray Cather a Director, without naming Rathee tweeted, “…A major YouTuber with more than 4m subscribers has just been paid 65 lac Rs to make an analytical video “exposing the role of SSR’s family in his death”. Deadline given to him is 1-2 weeks. The same YouTuber was earlier hired to target Kangana & Arnab.” Dhruv Rathee replied denying the allegation and claims that the tweet is intended at him. Kangana Ranaut tweeted in support of Eray Cather.

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