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Weekly Update: August 24, 2020 - August 28, 2020

My blog is about to complete one month and i do not have words to thank all of you for making this possible. I have received a good number of viewership and i hope that this continues to happen. You may believe it or not but every view and every feedback helps me to improve a lot. Now let's start with the fun fact and updates for this week. Did you know that firefighters use chemicals to make water wetter? The chemicals that they use reduce surface tension of plain water so that it spreads and gets soak into objects easily. This is why it is known as wet water. August 24, 2020 (Monday) :::The number of Corona Cases were reported as follows: Confirmed - 31,06,348 Recovered - 23,38,035 Deceased - 57,542 :::In order to help increase compliance and double the tax payer base to 1.24 crore, the Finance Ministry reduced GST rate at which people have to pay tax. The businesses with annual turnover of Rs.40 lakh are now exempt from GST. The limit for GST exemption was Rs.20 lak

Weekly Update: August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Fun Fact of the week: The fear of feathers is called Pteronophobia. It is also known as the fear of being tickled by a feather. The "ptero" is the Greek word for feather and "phobia" is the Greek word for fear. Let's begin with the weekly updates for this week. August 17, 2020 (Monday) :::The number of Corona Cases were: Confirmed - 26,47,663 Recovered - 19,19,842 Deceased - 50,921 ::: Dr.John Craig Venter received "The Edogawa NICHE Prize" for the year 2020, towards his contribution to research and development that pertains to the human genome. Gary Levy, Chair of Edogawa NICHE Awards committee, said that the honor reflects his lifetime accomplishments in the power of genomics and in the identification of the human genome which has radically transformed healthcare. Dr.John Craig Venter is an American Bio-technologist who has earlier been listed in 'Time's 100 List of the most Influential People in the World' in 2007-2008 and