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Weekly Trending News – 15th Week


Last Thursday US had announced sanction against Russian after complaining about cyber attacks and other hostile acts. But Russia had denied all allegations. In the administration’s view, the Russian government is behind cyber-attacks and has been trying to “undermine the conduct of free and fair democratic elections” in the US and allied nations. It specifically blames Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, for the SolarWinds attack, which gave cyber-criminals access to 18,000 government and private computer networks.

A group of US scientists from the Purdue University, Indiana have produced the whitest paint. The new paint is able to reflect 98% of the sunlight. The whitest paints currently available at the market can reflect about 80%-90% of the sunlight. The scientists say, that it could help save energy and fight climate change. “It’s a big deal, because every 1% of reflectance you get translates to 10 watts per metre squared less heat from the Sun,” said prof. Xiulin Ruan from Purdue University. The new paint contains a compound called barium sulfate, which is also used to make photo paper and cosmetics.”We used a very high concentration of the compound particles, And we use lots of different sizes of particles, because sunlight has different colours at the different wavelength. How much each particle scatters light depends on its size, so we deliberately used different particle sizes to scatter each wavelength”. The paint is not available commercially.

As we know the whole world has been suffering from the global pandemic. But the Kumbh festival held in India had attracted thousands of devotees. People from all over the country visit the Haridwar to dip in the Ganga river. The festival will end officially on the 30th April and had statred in 11th March. Officials do not know exactly how many of the pilgrims may have been positive for COVID 19. But within 4 days more than 1600 were tested positive.

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Helen McCrory died at the age of 52 due to a cancer. The Harry Potter star did not disclose the fact that she was suffering from a cancer. Which shook the fans after the news. Her husband Damien Lewis stated that she died “peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family”.

Taylor Swift had broken the record set by Beatles for having the fastest run of three number one albums. Swift’s re-recorded LP Fearless (Taylor’s Version) topped the UK chart on Friday, following the success of her recent efforts Folklore and Evermore. Apart from that she became the first artist in Grammy history after winning the album of the year three times at the.

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