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'One lamp in the name of the nation,' Sports fraternity shows solidarity in fight...   1%

Sports personalities such as batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, India captain Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri, six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom, double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar took to social media to express their solidarity in the fight against the deadly disease.

Piano, baking: Hrithik Roshan, Kartik Aaryan, Jaiveer Shergill beat the lockdown...  

Bollywood celebrities are uploading videos of themselves cooking, painting, baking, washing their dishes, doing their chores, working out, among other things have been doing the rounds of social media giving us major inspiration.

Dalgona coffee, #UntilTomorrow: Instagram trends in the times of lockdown   -4%

In trying times like the present pandemic, it doesn’t hurt to fill our minds with mindless trends and challenges to avoid facing the tragedy of what is actually happening. Here are some trends that re taking over social media.

Enrich your lexicon with Covid-19 lingo   2%

Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a new set of words and terms, which are rapidly becoming part of common vocabulary and are being widely used on social media.

'Just cancel it' - mystic manga foreshadowed 2020 Olympics' demise   19%

With the announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the coincidence has led to Akira, a remarkably prescient cult Japanese manga series, trending on Japanese social media with fans hailing its mystic powers.

Lockdown Diaries:Sounds in Silence by Onaiza Drabu   23%

Onaiza Drabu, anthropologist and author of The Legend of Himal and Nagrai; Greatest Kashmiri Folk Tales, writes that Kashmir social media – limited by 2G speed but blessed with abundant patience – is a wickedly fun place for daily doses of dark humour

US pastor who criticised coronavirus hysteria and went to Mardi Gras dies of virus   3%

Virginia pastor Landon Spradlin had said on social media that the coronavirus was overhyped before falling ill

Billy Joe Saunders says hes received death threats for video advising men how to hit women despite apology   9%

Current WBO super middleweight champion is donating £25,000 to a domestic violence charity after posting the ill-advised video on social media, triggering a ferocious backlash of criticism on top of death threats to him and his family

5G and coronavirus: Popular petition to block roll out due to health conspiracy deleted to stop spread of misinformation   -23%

Fake claims amplified by celebrities helped petition spread across social media before removed it due to 'misinformation'

Monzo CEO foregoes salary and offers staff furlough   19%

The CEO of Monzo has announced that he will forego his salary for 12 months and furlough staff amid rumours circulating on social media that the app-based bank is on the verge of collapse. There is no evidence that these claims are true.

Vincent Marzello death: James Bond and The Witches actor dies aged 68   3%

Lorelei King, his spouse, shared the news on social media

Iranian, Chinese officials trade barbs over reported coronavirus numbers   -3%

An Iranian health ministry spokesman’s questioning of China’s coronavirus figures caused controversy on social media on Sunday.Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour called China’s coronavirus numbers “a bitter

The coronavirus pandemic puts pregnant women at risk lets take care of them   18%

Mariam, 35, is pregnant in a time of uncertainty. Every day, she spends hours on social media trying to get answers on how to protect herself and her unborn baby. Mariam worries that she may get

I did not say anything wrong: Kuwaiti actress after COVID-19 expat ban comments   -23%

“This is my opinion and I did not say anything wrong,” Kuwaiti actress Hayat al-Fahad said in response to uproar on social media after she called for a ban on expatriates amid the coronavirus outbreak

Israeli food makers break the rules in marketing to the young   19%

Social media have created new, potent opportunities to pitch soft drinks, snacks and desserts.

Celebrity Chefs Take to Instagram, and to the Pantry   34%

Eric Ripert and Christina Tosi are among the many prominent restaurant chefs sharing their home cooking on social media, Hannah Goldfield writes.

Beware #AprilFoolsDay! Social media users rally against Covid-19 jokes and falsehoods   -15%

The coronavirus has put a damper on April Fools’ Day this year, with calls not to spread fake news about the pandemic, and people on social media urging others not to joke about Covid-19 or its possible cures.
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How to talk to your friends who still arent social distancing   9%

While criticizing people on social media may be tempting, experts say that people interested in changing the behaviour of their neighbours, friends, and family members who aren’t staying home and maintaining a six-foot distance from others should pursue a different avenue: empathy.

Christopher Cross calls coronavirus 'possibly the worst illness I've ever had'   8%

Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross revealed on social media that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Pink is donating $1 million to fight pandemic after weeks with coronavirus   -7%

Pink said on social media Friday that she and her son spent weeks in isolation after positive tests for Covid-19 but a few days ago they both tested negative for the deadly infection.

Watch: Neha attempts the 'T-shirt' challenge   6%

Neha Sharma is an avid social media user. The actress has been daily sharing posts on social media to keep her fans all updated about her routine amid Coronavirus lockdown. Recently, she took to her Instagram handle to share a video of herself as she took the newest T-shirt challenge.

Vidyut Jammwal gives us major fitness goals   14%

The only way of communicating for celebs is via social media and Vidyut Jammwal is giving all his fans major fitness goals and some Monday motivation with his latest post.

Stephon Marbury aiming to broker deal to get 10 million masks to New York   3%

Beijing-based retired basketball star Stephon Marbury is arranging an urgent shipment of surgical masks from China to New York to fight the coronavirus, he said on social media on Sunday.

Livonia nurse sang 'Amazing Grace' to her coworkers. Now the video is viral   3%

A recording of the nurse singing struck a chord across the Internet, racking up hundreds of shares on social media.


Flight of the Influencers   1%

Doctors warn that sharing decisions to leave metropolitan areas for smaller towns on social media might encourage followers to disregard public health guidelines.

Marie's Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests   3%

With a piano and a camera, Franca Vercelloni of Marie’s Crisis Cafe continues to play for the bar’s show-tune singalongs on social media.

Has the Coronavirus Made the Internet Better?   12%

Social media is bringing family and friends together, raising money and spreading art freely around the world. What took so long?

Seven Comedians to Watch on Instagram and Twitter   42%

These funny men and women are especially good at “front-facing camera comedy” on social media.

The New Rules of Social Media in the Age of Social Distancing   3%

Social media has become a way to show that you're staying inside, and checking up on others.

Sahel food insecurity: WFP warns coronavirus disrupting supplies   -7%

In this edition, we look at how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting food distribution in Africa and putting countries in the Sahel region in danger of supply shortages. But first, our correspondents in Benin report on how the country is affected by the virus. Also, Nigeria has been fighting fake news on social media that spreads misinformation about Covid-19. Finally, ahead of the 60th anniversary of Senegalese independence, we bring you a report on those who helped the country break away from France.