Pakistan’s retail stores go online and have started providing online sales after the global lock down due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Sindh government also announced a partial lock down in the province, leading to all the shopping malls and restaurants to close down for a period of 15 days which effected the sales of stores.
A new mysterious coronavirus, which has originated from Wuhan in China, has killed almost 106 people so far in and infected over 4559. With the epidemic quickly spreading throughout the world, the government of China is considering vacating the city of Wuhan, which is bigger than New York or London with a population of 11 million. The deadly virus is passed on to humans from animals.
A 286-foot-high public art mural, claimed to be world’s tallest, is painted in Karachi to give a message of conservation of mangroves in Pakistan. The mural titled ‘Rising Blue’ was made by Italian artist Giuseppe Percivati as part of International Public Art Festival (IPAF), to serve a message of peace and friendship, as well as a cry of alarm for the environment.
In a bid to make Pakistan pollution free in future, the government is planning to convert 3,000 CNG stations across the country into Electric Vehicle charging stations. With launch of its first fully-electric three-wheel vehicle, the government is aiming to manage power consumption because, in the future, large numbers of EVs being charged at home especially during peak hours could overload local power transformers.
Consumption of low fat milk increases telomeres’ length that can help slow down the aging process and make one look younger, according to a research carried out by exercise scientists at Brigham Young University (BYU). The study examined the relationship between different variants of milk and telomeres and concluded that the shortening of telomeres is seen as a key biological marker of the aging process.
Pakistani cab driver in Dubai turned a saviour for an Indian girl who lost her wallet containing important documents including her UK student visa and credit cards. Modassir Khadim, the young taxi driver, went out of his way to return the wallet to Raechel Rose. Rose tried to track the taxi through police.
Annie Mary, a Canadian national, has alleged that her Pakistani husband fled the country with thousands of dollars from her bank account. Mary travelled to Pakistan and filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime cell in Gujranwala. Fahad Abrar from Sialkot, allegedly deceived her by transferring the 33,000 dollars into the Pakistani bank accounts of his father and uncle.
Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai became the most famous teenager in the world of the 21st century, reported a UN review. UN News highlighted the events that happened between 2010 and the end of 2013 including Malala’s work in favor of girls’ education for 2012. UN News pointed out Malala’s journey and how she was known for speaking out in favour of the education of girls.
Just amid the peak of wedding season in Lahore, Badshahi Mosque – the most coveted photography backdrop- has banned wedding photography. According to team of a local photographer, gatekeepers of the Masjid have banned wedding photography completely since 19th of December. Despite only a 15 minute window for photo shoot, the Mughal era masjid is the most wanted location for couples.
A biochemist, Camille Schrier from Virginia has been crowned Miss America 2020 after she performed a live science experiment on stage. The 24-year-old won a $50,000 scholarship, defeating 50 other women during the pageant final She hoped to break stereotypes about what it means to be Miss America in 2020. She has two undergraduate degrees in science and is currently completing her doctorate in pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.