Digital Inspiration: Track Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in India with Google Sheets

Digital Inspiration: Track Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in India with Google Sheets. “The Government of India website has a live dashboard that provides, in near real-time, the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in various states of India. This is the best resource to get updates around active COVID-19 cases in India. The official website provides the current data but if you were to check how the number of confirmed cases increased in India over time, there’s no historic data available. That’s one reason I built the COVID-19 Tracker with Google Sheets.”

From Yoga To Dance Classes: Bollywood Goes Online Amid Corona Crisis (DishaBytes)

DishaBytes: From Yoga To Dance Classes: Bollywood Goes Online Amid Corona Crisis. “The novel coronavirus outbreak in the country may have brought the ever-bustling film industry to a halt, but it hasn’t stopped Bollywood celebrities from utilising their massive online influence to entertain their followers as well as engage them in fitness, dance and yoga routines. As government encourages more social distancing, people from the film fraternity are finding ways to connect to people and ensure their self-isolation isn’t wasted.”

EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Modi Govt Building 360 Degree Database To Track Every Indian (Huffington Post)

Huffington Post: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Modi Govt Building 360 Degree Database To Track Every Indian. “The Narendra Modi government is in the final stages of creating an all-encompassing, auto-updating, searchable database to track every aspect of the lives of each of India’s over 1.2 billion residents, previously undisclosed government documents reviewed by HuffPost India establish.”

The News Minute: ACK Comics and Tinkle give free subscription to engage kids in COVID-19 times

The News Minute: ACK Comics and Tinkle give free subscription to engage kids in COVID-19 times. “Several children across India are stuck at home, thanks to schools closing early over the coronavirus pandemic. There is an air of uncertainty over when school will start again, and many families have also put their vacation plans on hold. Given the circumstances, ACK Media, which owns Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics, has decided to bring some cheer to the children. The entire digital collection of the comics is now available for free for a period of 30 days on the ACK Comics and Tinkle mobile apps, to help children cope with the gloomy situation.”

BetaNews: Google launches secret Easter Egg for Indian Hindu Holi Festival

BetaNews: Google launches secret Easter Egg for Indian Hindu Holi Festival. “Holi, the ‘festival of colors’, is a hugely popular event in India that signifies the triumph of good over evil and heralds the arrival of spring. It’s when Hindus throw colorful paint at each other. Today marks the start of the Holi Festival, and to celebrate it, Google has launched a new Easter Egg in its search. Accessing it is pretty easy too. Best of all, it is very fun.”

The Next Web: After 8 months, Kashmir finally lifts social media ban — but only on 2G

The Next Web: After 8 months, Kashmir finally lifts social media ban — but only on 2G. “After eight months of zero and partial internet, folks in Kashmir will be able to use all sites. However, restrictions on connectivity are still in place. So, only 2G postpaid connections, verified prepaid connections, and fixed lines with Mac address binding can access the internet.”