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48,500-year-old zombie virus revived by scientists in Russia

French scientists have revived a 48,500-year-old zombie virus buried under a frozen lake in Russia until now. According to New York Post, French scientists have sparked fears of yet another pandemic after reviving the "zombie virus". New York Post is a daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. New York Post has quoted a viral study which is yet to be peer-reviewed.

Sports

BCCI serves conflict of interest notice to its President Roger Binny

BCCI ethics officer Vineet Saran has served a conflict of interest notice to board president Roger Binny. PTI has learnt that Saran has asked Binny to file a written response by December 20 against the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him. The complainant, Sanjeev Gupta, has alleged that Binny is conflicted as his daughter-in-law works for Star Sports which has home season media rights for Indian cricket.

Politics

India to take over UN Security Council Presidency amid acute global crisis; Ruchira Kamboj likely to step in as council chief

India will take over the presidency of the Security Council on Thursday at a time of an acute international crisis that will call upon its diplomatic skills in the UN's highest decision-making body paralysed in the face of an invasion by a permanent member of a neighbour. India will use its presidency to continue to put a spotlight on terrorism, an imminent threat.

Technology

At 1.7 Mn, YouTube removed the highest number of videos in India during July-September 2022

India accounted for the biggest chunk of YouTube videos removed during the quarter ended September 2022, as per tech giant Google’s quarterly transparency report. Of the total 5.6 Mn videos delisted on the streaming platform during the period, more than 1.7 Mn videos were removed from India alone. Indonesia was at the second position with 0.62 Mn video removals. Google had removed 1.32 Mn videos in India in the preceding June quarter.

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian settles divorce with Kanye West; rapper to pay Rs 1.61 crore per month for children

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finalised their divorce, Page Six has confirmed the news. According to court documents accessed by Page Six, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will have joint custody of their four children. However, sources close to Kim Kardashian have told TMZ that she will continue to have the kids 80 per cent of the time. As per the divorce settlement, Kanye will give Kim USD 2,00,000 a month in child support.

Business

Indian IT major Cognizant acquires US-based consulting firm AustinCSI

IT major Cognizant on Wednesday announced that it was acquiring the management consulting company AustinCSI for an undisclosed sum. Based in Dallas, Texas, AustinCSI provides consulting services for Fortune 500 clients across industries. The privately-held company has more than 175 consultants who design and deliver cloud and automation solutions.

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48,500-year-old zombie virus revived by scientists in Russia

French scientists have revived a 48,500-year-old zombie virus buried under a frozen lake in Russia until now. According to New York Post, French scientists have sparked fears of yet another pandemic after reviving the "zombie virus". New York Post is a daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. New York Post has quoted a viral study which is yet to be peer-reviewed.