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Headlines: Mark Zuckerberg Loses Billions Of Dollars Over Global Outage

Mark Zuckerberg Loses Billions Of Dollars Over Global Outage

After social media giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down, sparking a global outage. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, lost billions of dollars in few hours. As per the reports by Bloomberg, the stock prices of Facebook went down 5%, and it also affected the net worth of its founder Mark Zuckerberg. If reports are to be believed, Mr Zuckerberg’s net worth came down to $121.6 billion – about $6 billion less. All 3 social media channels Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, went down around 9 PM (IST), and the parent company Facebook confirmed that a faulty configuration change led to a global outage. However, Facebook also confirmed that during the downtime, no user data was compromised, which rules out the possibility of a cyberattack. In an official post, Facebook wrote: “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centres caused issues that interrupted this communication. This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centres communicate, bringing our services to a halt,” 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 18,346 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.93% 

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 18,346 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,52,902, constituting 0.75% of the total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. The active covid-19 tally stands at the lowest in 201 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases, with recording 29,639 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.61% and 1.66%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 57.53 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 91.54 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi Claims She Is In Detention 

On Tuesday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi claimed that she has been allegedly held in detention without any order or FIR. The whole thing took place after the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that took place on Sunday, and the killing of 8 people, including 4 farmers were reported. According to the Congress leader, while on her way to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, she was detained. Taking to Twitter, she tweeted: “Narendra Modi sir, your government has kept me in detention for the last 28 hours without any order or FIR. But the person who crushed the farmers has not been arrested yet,” Meanwhile, Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Chaurasiya told the media and confirmed the death of 4 farmers and 4 others. Speaking about the same, he said: “4 farmers and 4 others have died (in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident). Probe underway. It’s an unfortunate incident, should not be politicized,” The farmer’s group, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, has alleged that MoS for Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra Teni’s son, along with other people, have run their vehicles over protesting farmers. They even claimed that 1 of the 4 farmers was shot dead by Ajay Mishra Teni’s son. However, MoS Teni has denied all allegations. 

UNMISS: 836 Indian Peacekeepers Honoured With The United Nations Medal

Indian peacekeepers who have been serving in the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) have been honoured with the United Nations medal as per a report on the official website of UNMISS. The report said that 836 Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have been awarded with the UN medal for their contribution and “for their committed service to the cause of durable peace in the world’s youngest nation.” Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, Vishnu Sharma, was the guest of honour at the medal parade. Acknowledging Indian peacekeepers contribution, Mr Sharma said: “Lasting peace in South Sudan is a beacon of hope for the communities you are on the ground to serve. You have done the United Nations and your country very proud,” As per the August 2021 data, 19,101 uniformed personnel are deployed with UNMISS, and India is the 2nd highest troop-contributing nation with 2,389 military personnel and 30 police personnel as of now who are posted with UNMISS. 

China-Taiwan Crisis: China Intrudes Into Taiwan’s Air Defence Zone With 56 Jets  

On Monday, Taiwan reported that China intruded into its air defence zone with 56 Chinese warplanes. Taiwan’s Defence Ministry confirmed the intrusion of 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers, and 4 other planes entered into Southwest Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). Reacting to the large intrusion by the Chinese side, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng said: “We demand the Beijing authorities immediately stop its non-peaceful and irresponsible provocative actions. China is the culprit for causing tensions between the two sides of the (Taiwan) strait, and it has further threatened regional security and order,” From the past 2 years, China has repeatedly been sending large sorties into Taiwan’s Defence Zone. Reacting to China’s intrusion, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price said: “We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan,” After the 2016 elections, China has started putting pressure on Taiwan because Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen rejects the idea that Taiwan is part of one China. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping has always maintained that Taiwan becoming a part of mainland China is inevitable. 

Bigg Boss 15: Shamita Shetty Breaks Silence Over Raj Kundra’s Arrest

After coming very close to winning Bigg Boss OTT, Shamita Shetty has now entered the Bigg Boss 15 house and has been getting a lot of love and support from her fans. However, not everything was well, especially after Shamita’s sister Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra got arrested in the adult film racket case. While speaking to an entertainment portal, Shamita said: “It was very difficult for me the first time around because the situation was very different. I was unfortunately being heavily trolled for no fault of mine. My family also, at that point in time, felt that it was better for me to just lock myself in that house. And also, it was a previous commitment, and I didn’t want to back off because of everything that happened. I wanted to stick to my word and continue. As they say, ‘The show must go on,” Meanwhile, Raj Kundra was granted bail on 22nd September at a surety of INR 50,000 by the Mumbai Sessions Court. 

Shehnaaz Gill To Resume Work From 7th October For Her Upcoming Film Honsla Rakh

Actor and Bigg Boss fame Shehnaaz Gill is expected to resume work after grieving the loss of her very close friend Sidharth Shukla. Reportedly, the female actor has to shoot a promotional song for her upcoming film Honsla Rakh featuring Diljit Dosanjh. The makers of the film had originally planned to shoot the song on 15th September; however, since Shehnaaz was in no position to report to the set, the makers postponed the shoot. While talking to an entertainment portal, her co-star, Diljit, said: “I was constantly in touch with Shehnaaz’s team, and they regularly updated us about her. She is a thorough professional, and I am glad that she has agreed to shoot the promotional song with us. We will be shooting either in the UK or India, depending on her visa. Shehnaaz Gill has been through a very difficult phase and is still grieving the loss. It must have taken a lot of courage for her to agree to fulfil her professional commitment. She is like family, and that’s the reason we don’t wish to impose anything on her. I just want her to get back to her normal work schedule for her own sanity,” Meanwhile, Honsla Rakh will hit the theatres on 15th October 2021. 

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