Science and Technology UPSC-Dec 11, 2022

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Science and Technology UPSC-Dec 11, 2022

1- Playtika, an Israeli developer of mobile games, will lay off 12 to 15% of its workers. 180 employees will be let go worldwide, including about 600, according to the media.

2-Doctors at the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU) reported on Sunday that they had successfully treated a three-month-old boy with testicular torsion, a rare condition affecting the testicles.

Now that this boy just has one testis, it’s doubtful that this will have any negative effects on his adult life. The doctor noted that testicular implants, a secure medical treatment, can be used to address any psychological effects the boy may have throughout his formative years.

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3-The worldwide smartphone market will expand by 2% (year over year) in 2023, predicts Counterpoint Research.

4-According to the new prediction, smartphone shipments will total 1.24 billion units in 2022 due to economic challenges.

5 Significant ridesharing issues The Live Activities feature on the iPhone is supported by Uber and its affiliate Uber Eats.

Users will be able to simply track their rides and orders via the Lock Screen or the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro, according to 9to5Mac.

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6 – As their order is produced by the restaurant, picked up by the delivery driver, and delivered, the Uber Eats app will update users on its status.

The most recent versions of the Uber and Uber Eats apps are available for download from the App Store.

7 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a nearly 90% decrease in recent Covid-19 deaths worldwide compared to nine months earlier, but nonetheless recommended vigilance against the epidemic as new variations continue to emerge.

8-The Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that receiving the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination increases the risk of myocarditis, pericarditis, or myopericarditis (acute heart inflammation).

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9-Covid or extended Covid may result in prolonged inflammation in the cardiac vessels, according to Dr. Sanjeev Gera, Director & Head of Cardiology at Fortis Hospital Noida.

10-A controversy has recently erupted about Covaxin, India’s first locally produced vaccine for Covid-19, with claims that Bharat Biotech, the company that makes the vaccine, was under pressure from outside sources to deliver the shot swiftly and sped up clinical trials.

11-After several media reports pointed out inconsistencies in the procedure, the Covaxin vaccine development by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL) and the regulator came under scrutiny.

This month, in Jaipur, Hansika Motwani wed businessman Sohael Khaturiya. Last month in Paris, he had proposed to the actress in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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