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05th May 2020

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3 Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer price for covering J&K after it lost its special status.

Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand captured the life inside Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of article 370. Pulitzer Prize is the highest honour US-based journalists can get. They won the prize “ in the contested territory of Kashmir as India revoked its independence, executed through a communications blackout”, said the Pulitzer website.

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IIT launches a Covid-19 Test Bus in Mumbai — capable of conducting 5 million tests per month

IIT Alumni Council launched a test bus that can reduce the cost of testing by over 80% without compromising on the testing capacity. According to the alumni body, this will facilitate a “100x increase in testing capacity, hopefully within a hundred days.” The move is aimed at supporting the health department in tackling the pandemic that has caused 361 deaths and over 11,000 infections in Mumbai alone. India’s testing capacity stood at 881 tests per million, as on May 5.
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Ramayan did not set a ‘world record’ for most-viewed TV episode ever.

A telecast of the show clocked an astonishing 77 million viewers recently. But with 105 million viewers, the American show ‘MASH’ still has the most-viewed TV episode of all time On the morning of 2 May, DD National tweeted: “Thanks to all our viewers!! #RAMAYAN - WORLD RECORD!! Highest Viewed Entertainment Program Globally." The accompanying video stated that the 16 April telecast of the mythological show was watched by 77 million viewers worldwide, making it the most-viewed episode of TV ever. An infographic compared Ramayan with Game of Thrones (17.4m) and The Big Bang Theory (18m). Ramayan might well have beaten Game of Thrones in the battle for eyeballs. But it is hardly a world record. It’s not even close. The final episode of the classic American series M*A*S*H (“Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"), on 28 February 1983, notched up nearly 106 million viewers. This is considerably more than the 16 April episode of Ramayan.
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