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: All You Need To Know About Home Isolation Home isolation is recommended for patients who are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms and do not have any co-morbidities Banned for talkin By – Shachi Sutaria 20 Aug 2020 9:00 AM As India inches closer to reporting 3 million cases, several people who tested positive for COVID-19 are advised home isolation as opposed to getting admitted in any COVID-19 care facilities. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued specific guidelines for both home quarantine as well as home isolation. Home isolation is after a person tests positive and is asked to continue treatment from home. Quarantine on the other hand, is for people who have either recently travelled, or are contacts of positive people and are likely to have been exposed to the virus but are not confirmed to be positive. They are asked to follow strict social distancing norms. In quarantine, minimal movement around the house is permitted, but in isolation the person is expected to stay within a confined space even within the house. In Mumbai, at the beginning of the pandemic, when the cases increased in the slum areas, several positive patients were sent to COVID-19 care centres. After contact tracing, the people at risk were sent to special quarantine facilities. As the number increased in the buildings, the instances of COVID-19 home isolation, increased. On August 19, Mumbai issued additional home isolation guidelines stating that people over the age of 50 will not be allowed home isolation. “This decision was taken to reduce Mumbai’s mortality rate as people with or without co-morbidities in the age group above 50 have been more vulnerable to succumbing to the disease,” said Dr. Mangala Gomare, Executive Health Officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Also Read:COVID-19 Outbreak: Difference Between Quarantine And Isolation “Individuals who are asymptomatic, or exhibiting mild and moderate symptoms and have the feasibility and space to be isolated at home, are asked to isolate themselves from their families at home,” said Dr. Daksha Shah, Deputy Executive Health Officer, BMC. The BMC follows the Centre’s guidelines while assessing whether a particular individual should follow home isolation or should be sent to an available facility. “As soon as we are notified of a case, the medical officers of the health posts from the specific wards visit with a team and take a detailed medical history. Even if a person does not have co-morbidities, we suggest institutional isolation if others in the family have any health issues,” explained Dr.Shah. Home isolation was also debated in Delhi in the month of June. While the Kejriwal government wanted home isolation for positive COVID-19 patients, the Governor, Lt. Anil Baijal had issued an order that every positive patient irrespective of whether they were asymptomatic, or exhibited mild/moderate symptoms had to visit a COVID-19 care facility. The Kejriwal government was not in support of this rule as they thought it would put an additional strain on the health facilities. After deliberations, this order was scrapped and the Governor issued an order to permit home isolation. In a statement the LG’s office wrote, “for those who test positive through RT-PCR Test, the patient shall be allowed home isolation if, as per the assessment of Home Isolation team sent by the District Surveillance Officer (DSO), the patient is mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic and has a residence of two rooms or a separate room and a separate toilet for the patient. He/she will be provided a contact number for any consultation required by him along with details of CATS Ambulance call number for transfer to hospital in case symptoms develop.” Ministry Rules For Home Isolation The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued specific guidelines for home isolation which includes the following points: -The person should be clinically assigned as a very mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic case by the treating medical officer. -Should have the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and also for quarantining the family contacts. – Should not be immuno-compromised (HIV, Transplant recipients, Cancer therapy etc) – Should be less than 60 years – Should not have any co-morbid conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart disease, Chronic lung/liver/ kidney disease, Cerebro-vascular disease etc. They shall only be allowed home isolation after proper evaluation by the treating medical officer. – Should have a care giver who could connect with the hospital for the entire duration of home isolation. The patients are asked to fill an undertaking on self-isolation and follow home quarantine rules. The positive individuals have to wear a triple- layered mask which should be changed every 8 hours and stay isolated in a designated area far away from the other members of the house. Following basic hand hygiene, along with cleaning surfaces that they touch is another home isolation guideline. The patients are also expected to download the Aarogya Setu app. Along with this, the individuals are asked to self- monitor their health by monitoring their temperature daily. The medical officers are expected to follow up with the patients and track symptoms. “If at any time during the home isolation, the medical officer feels that the health of the person is deteriorating or that there are chances of them transmitting the virus, the medical officer will ask the person to move into any of the institutions,” concluded Dr. Shah. After a period of 10 days, if the symptoms subside, the patients are expected to further quarantine for 7 days. An RT-PCR test is not mandatory to check if the patient has tested negative. Also Read:Misleading Anti-Mask Video By Indian Youth Goes Viral Updated On: 20 Aug 2020 5:23 PM COVID-19 COVID-19 Pandemic Coronavirus home isolation COVID-19 India covid-19 explained (BOOM is now available across social media platforms. For quality fact check stories, subscribe to our Telegram and WhatsApp channels. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Linkedin .) BOOM’s WhatsApp Helpline Need Help To Verify An Image Or A Video? Send It To Us On +91 77009 06588 Boom is now available on Telegram Click here to read our latest fact check stories and other updates. ADVERTISEMENT More News Appearing For JEE? Here Are All The Rules You Need To Follow Sequel To Plandemic Movie Falsely Claims Coronavirus Is Man-made New COVID-19 Strain Detected In Malaysia? Not Quite Vladimir Putin’s 2012 Visit To Cancer Centre Viral With Sputnik V Next Story Appearing For JEE? Here Are All The Rules You Need To Follow Students will have to self-declare that they are COVID-19 free and will be given fresh masks to wear. BannedfortalkinBy – Shachi Sutaria 20 Aug 2020 4:50 PM Subscribe to support BOOM & fight misinformation ADVERTISEMENT Students appearing for the engineering Joint Entrance Exams will have to self-declare that they are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at the their exam centres, according to the guidelines issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA). After the Supreme Court decided against postponing the entrance exams for engineering and medicine aspirants, the JEE exams are going to be held between September 1 to 6 while the NEET for undergraduate medical aspirants will be held on September 13, 2020. According to the NTA data, around 8,58,273 aspirants are expected to appear for the exam across 224 cities in the country. These are applicable for BE/ B.Tech, B. Plann and B.Arch. The NTA issued a four-page admit card for the JEE aspirants with detailed guidelines about precautions to be taken for COVID-19 management. The aspirants have to self-declare that they are COVID-19 free on the first page of their admit cards. BOOM accessed the admit card issued by the NTA which outlines all the steps that the students have to follow. The students are expected to carry their own personal hand sanitizers. The rules for NEET will be issued with the NEET admit cards in the last week of August. Around 16.84 lakh aspirants have registered for the NEET exams. Earlier, the rooms and the lab numbers that the student is expected to appear the exam in would be displayed on a notice board at the centre. To avoid overcrowding and follow social distance rules, the QR codes on the admit cards will be scanned and the student will be escorted to the respective lab room. Also Read:NEP 2020: Home Language Vs English, And The New Three-Language Formula The guidelines have been divided into pre-exam, during exam and post-exam rules to be followed. Pre-Exam Guidelines Students are expected to reach the exam centres an hour and a half before their scheduled exam timings. In a self-declaration, they are expected to tick any symptoms that they may have observed in the two weeks before their examinations. They are also expected to share if they have been in close proximity of any COVID-19 patient as well as if they have travelled to any cities before arriving to the the city where the Centre is located. If the authorities at the centre deem that the student could be exhibiting any symptoms, they could deny entry into the premises as per the MOFHW COVID-19 guidelines. The candidate can only sign this declaration in the presence of an invigilator at the centre. If the student is accompanied by a scribe, the scribe should also fill the undertaking. Self-declaration of being COVID-19 free in the JEE admit card Each student will be frisked with handmade metal detectors. They will have to carry their printed admit cards along with the aforementioned form, a photograph, personal hand sanitizer and a transparent water bottle. The centres will be sanitised pre as well as post the examination which includes the monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk and the chair. Seating will follow the government guidelines. Once the bar code is scanned and the temperature of the student measured through a thermo-gun, the student will be escorted to their lab rooms. To ensure that the students are not following any unfair means, the students will be given a fresh set of masks which they will have to wear and remove the masks they were wearing. During And After The Exam Rough worksheets will already be made available and all social distancing norms will be followed if more sheets would be required. Students will only be allowed to leave the exam centre after the scheduled period of three hours. They should drop the Admit Card and Rough Sheets in the advised boxes after displaying to the staff available next to the drop box. If this step is not followed, the student could even be disqualified. Also Read:Coronavirus LIVE Update: India’s Cases Rise To ‭‭28,36,925; 53,866 Dead Updated On: 20 Aug 2020 6:01 PM IIT JEE NEET COVID-19 Outbreak COVID-19 Pandemic Supreme court JEE mains 2020 jee mains 2020 admit card Jee main 2020 news jee mains 2020 latest news (BOOM is now available across social media platforms. For quality fact check stories, subscribe to our Telegram and WhatsApp channels. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Linkedin .) BOOM’s WhatsApp Helpline Need Help To Verify An Image Or A Video? Send It To Us On +91 77009 06588 Boom is now available on Telegram Click here to read our latest fact check stories and other updates. 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Thrive Global Newsletter I like

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Key to Dealing With Negative Emotions Positively 

Taking control of your emotional well-being isn’t about pushing certain feelings away.


How to Connect With Your Kids as They Grow Into Teenagers

The key is collaborating, not dictating.


Small Ways to Shift Negative Thoughts When You Feel Stuck

It’s all about dealing yourself a positivity card when you need it.


10 Ways We Managed Through a Pandemic Summer With Young Kids

We will be using these tips as we head into fall.


How Becoming a Caregiver Reshaped My Way of Living 

My father’s health saved my life.

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How to Best Manage Gen Z to Create a Productive and Successful Workplace

The Key to Dealing With Negative Emotions Positively

Small Ways to Shift Negative Thoughts When You Feel Stuck

How Forming A Simple Smile Tricks Your Mind Into A Positive Mood

10 Ways We Managed Through a Pandemic Summer with Young Kids

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In this special episode of “Meditative Story,” Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington takes us back to her mother’s kitchen table, where as a teenager she decided to leave her home and start a new life abroad, without speaking the language or knowing how to get there. Click here to listen and subscribe.

10 Contronyms You Use Every Day | Word Genius

Examples of Contranyms


Are you stuck in one place or springing forward? Bound can mean tied up or restrained, but it can also refer to heading to a destination, as in, “I’m homeward bound.”


Once you recognize the two opposite meanings of this word, you can’t unsee it. Transparent can refer to something that completely see through, or even invisible, such as a glass window. Yet it can also refer to something plainly obvious, like a piece of salacious news or a key fact. It’s so obvious that it’s transparent.


The most opulent and luxurious items in the world may be described as fine – fine furs, fine furniture, and fine silks, for example. But a satisfactory or just good enough performance may be deemed “fine” with a dismissive shrug.


Fasten up or fall apart with this two-sided contronym. We tend to “buckle up” when securing ourselves in, like in a vehicle. But in a moment of weakness, our knees may buckle and cause us to collapse.


This one’s a bit of hide and seek. You may screen off something you want to keep private, or screen someone’s phone calls. We also use “screen” to highlight big, public displays, like announcing you’re going to screen your new movie for an audience. You definitely don’t want to mix up the two.

First Degree

Legally and medically, this phrase is used in opposite ways. In a murder case, first degree refers to the most severe type of charge. But with a burn, first degree is the mildest form. Maybe you got a light sunburn, or you touched a hot pan.


When you’re trying to make a custom order, you’re probably thinking one-of-a-kind or bespoke. Yet “custom” also applies to the everyday customs, habits, and hobbies many of us practice, making this word extraordinarily ordinary.

Throw Out

Are you coming or going? We may throw out an idea as a way to introduce something to a group. And if it’s not well-received? That same group may throw it out and never think of it again.


You might be used to clipping things in – seatbelts, carabiners, or backpacks. But other folks will tell you that clipping is all about taking things out – like hair or nails.


No matter which way you slice it, this word refers to something that’s done – but in two different senses. Something could be finished, as in completed or whole, like the draft of a novel, or building a house. But it can also refer to something that’s destroyed or over – like a relationship.


CeaselesslySEES-ləs-leePart of speech: adverbOrigin: Latin, late 16th century
1Continuously and without end.
Examples of Ceaselessly in a sentence “‘And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ —The Great Gatsby” “If you don’t fix that screen door, the banging will continue ceaselessly.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… the first race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500. In that first five-mile race, 12,000 spectators watched Austrian engineer Louis Schwitzer win with an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour. Trivia fans: Today, it takes a driver forty seconds to negotiate one full lap at a speed of exactly 225 miles per hour.

Aeon Psyche Newsletter

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Tuesday 18 August 2020
Thinkers and theories Essay
The semi-satisfied life
by David Bather Woods
Parenting and families Idea
Philosophy can explain what kind of achievement it is to give birth
by Fiona Woollard
Architecture Video
Surreal, audacious, unfinished – the Sagrada Família remains a divine work in progress
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Wisdom Quotes

Even the best of memories are only moments long.
We do not remember days, we remember moments. (Cesare Pavese)
Hope springs from the knowledge that there is light even in the darkest of shadows.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. (Desmond Tutu)

Chapter 12, Verse 1 – Bhagavad Gita, The Song of God – Swami Mukundananda

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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12, Verse 1

अर्जुन उवाच |
एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते |
ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमा: || 1||

arjuna uvācha
evaṁ satata-yuktā ye bhaktās tvāṁ paryupāsate
ye chāpy akṣharam avyaktaṁ teṣhāṁ ke yoga-vittamāḥ

arjunaḥ uvāchaArjun saidevamthussatatasteadfastlyyuktāḥdevotedyethosebhaktāḥdevoteestvāmyouparyupāsateworshipyethosechaandapialsoakṣharamthe imperishableavyaktamthe formless Brahmanteṣhāmof themkewhoyoga-vit-tamāḥmore perfect in Yog


BG 12.1: Arjun inquired: Between those who are steadfastly devoted to Your personal form and those who worship the formless Brahman, who do You consider to be more perfect in Yog?


In the last chapter, Arjun saw the cosmic form of the Lord, which encompasses the entire universe.  Having seen it, he preferred to behold God in His personal form, with Attributes, Qualities, and Pastimes.  So, he is now curious regarding who are more perfect—the devotees who worship the personal form of God or those who worship the impersonal Brahman.

Arjun’s question once again confirms that God has both aspects—the all-pervading formless Brahman and the personal form.  Those who say that God cannot possess a personal form limit Him, and those who say that God only exists in a personal form also limit Him.  God is perfect and complete, and so He is both formless and possessing forms.  We individual souls too have both aspects to our personality.  The soul is formless, and yet it has taken on a body, not once, but innumerable times, in countless past lifetimes.  If we tiny souls have the ability to possess a form, can the all-powerful God not possess a form whenever He wishes?  Even the great proponent of the path of jñānayog, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, stated:

mūrtaṁ chaivāmūrtaṁ dwe eva brahmaṇo rūpe, ityupaniṣhat tayorvā dwau

bhaktau bhagavadupadiṣhṭau, kleṣhādakleśhādwā muktisyāderatayormadhye

“The Supreme entity is both personal and impersonal.  Practitioners of the spiritual path are also of two kinds—devotees of the formless Brahman, and devotees of the personal form.  But the path of worshipping the formless is very difficult.”

United States: Huawei facing more US sanctions to stop access to chip technology

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United States: Huawei facing more US sanctions to stop access to chip technology
Aug 19, 2020 06:00 pm
The US is to increase restrictions on Huawei to try to cut off all access to American technology for the Chinese company. Huawei’s access to US components and technology, including Google’s music and other smartphone services, was cut off last year. Those penalties were tightened in May when the White
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Malaysia: 1MDB: Goldman Sachs finalises $3.9bn settlement with Malaysia
Aug 19, 2020 05:30 pm
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Malaysia signed an agreement to finalize the bank’s $3.9 billion settlement over the 1MDB scandal. The U.S. bank, which had announced an agreement in principle on July 24, confirmed the formal accord in a regulatory filing late Tuesday in New York. The firm must make
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United States: United States partners with Panama on money laundering task force
Aug 19, 2020 05:00 pm
The United States will bolster Panama’s ability to crack down on money laundering and other acts of graft, the U.S. embassy in the Central American nation announced on Monday following high-level meetings between officials from both countries. The new anti-money laundering task force will involve training for Panamanian prosecutors and
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Russia: Council of Europe Urges Russia to Up Anti-Corruption Efforts
Aug 19, 2020 04:30 pm
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption council on Tuesday urged Russia to boost efforts against graft among members of its parliament, judges, and prosecutors. The European rights watchdog’s GRECO anti-corruption body said there had been some progress, but “work is still needed.” “The transparency of the legislative process still needs strengthening,
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Malaysia: Rosmah trial: Defence accuses witness of contradictory testimony, seeks MACC statements
Aug 19, 2020 04:00 pm
Lawyers for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor accused a key witness in her corruption trial today of providing testimony conflicting with previous statements. Defence counsel Datuk Akberdin Abdull Kader expressed suspicion that Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd former managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin’s court testimony contradicted the statement he gave to Malaysian
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China: Shanghai police chief under investigation as anti-corruption campaign targets security services
Aug 19, 2020 03:30 pm
Shanghai’s police chief has been placed under investigation by anti-corruption investigators amid a major purge targeting corruption and political disloyalty in China’s massive security apparatus. Gong Daoan, Shanghai’s police chief since 2017, is suspected of “serious violations of discipline and the law” and has been placed under investigation, according to
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Psyche Newsletter I like


Wednesday 19 August 2020
Birth and death; productivity and ease; truth and illusion: this week’s Psyche is rich in opposites. Our own Sam Dresser brings a characteristically wry touch to his philosophical Guide on overcoming the fear of death. Fiona Woollard asks whether new mothers deserve the same accolades as marathon runners; we explore the theatrical unreality of pro wrestling and the distressing unreality of delusional beliefs. A drive for efficiency can truly hamper our ability to savour life and be open to the future. In that spirit, this week’s Film takes you on a poetic journey to an ancient Japanese farmhouse, restored with deep attentiveness by a couple whose love is an act of courage in itself.

– Brigid Hains, Editorial Director

What pro wrestling can teach us about the quest for truth
by Douglas Edwards
Philosophy can explain what kind of achievement it is to give birth
by Fiona Woollard
by Sam Dresser
Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better
by Barry Schwartz
Beliefs have a social purpose. Does this explain delusions?
by Anna Greenburgh
An elegy and a celebration of what it really means to find a home
16 minutes

Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…

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Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…

By: Laila Husain

Line of boxes in a distribution center

Jeff Bezos just shocked Amazon investors to the core with this dire statement:

“I predict one day, Amazon will fail.”

In a recent interview, Bezos explained that he believes “Amazon will be disrupted one day” and eventually “will go bankrupt.”

What might be even more alarming is that Bezos has been dumping roughly $1 billion worth of Amazon stock every year…

But Bezos isn’t just cashing out, he’s reinvesting his money into a company utilizing a fast-emerging technology that he believes will “improve every business.”

What most people don’t know… is that there is a tiny component powering this tech revolution… a component that Amazon doesn’t produce in-house.

That’s because another company (less than 1/6th the size of Amazon)…is producing a component so powerful that it is absolutely annihilating the competition.

He’s not alone in seeing it this way…

  • A Shark Tank billionaire says it will create the world’s first trillionaire
  • Elon Musk is contributing to a $1 billion investment in this technology
  • Even super-investor Warren Buffett says that it’s “enormously disruptive” and will have a “hugely beneficial social effect”

So what is it about this technology that has some of the most successful investors in the world pouring fortunes into it?

They see it as a massive investing opportunity – much bigger than Amazon, Tesla, and Berkshire Hathaway combined.

You see, even though these billionaires have been openly talking about this technology to anyone who will listen, most ordinary Americans still don’t know how to get in on the action and invest in what could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime!

Namely, some market researchers believe this technology could potentially be worth up to $19 TRILLION!

With numbers like that, and with so many of the richest investors and entrepreneurs in the world racing to get in on this new technology… you can see why paying attention could really pay off.

But we believe the biggest returns are yet to come.

Which is why I don’t feel like I’m very far out on a limb with this “bold” prediction:

Five years from now, you’ll probably wish you’d bought this stock.

And the good news is that you can find out all about this company and this incredible technology today.

What I’ve told you so far is just the tip of the iceberg…

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And trust me… you are going to want to see this report before you invest $1 on any tech company.

You see, we’ve laid out the full story on this “powerful trend” in an exclusive report – but you’ll need to act quickly…

Because according to our analysts, this next-gen tech revolution looks like it’s about to take off, and I think you’ll want to get in on this before that happens.

This technology could hit the mainstream at any time.