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New Initiative by YouTube to Support Women Creators in India

The next generation of women creators on YouTube are moving beyond traditional verticals to genres like ‘MotoVlogging’, ‘Technology’, ‘Gaming’ and ‘Farming’

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FILE - Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

Aiming to support and help the women creator community in India grow, YouTube on Thursday launched its initiative called #WomenToWatch and hosted over 700 creators here.

According to the video-sharing platform, back in 2015, there were no women creators to have crossed the one million subscriber mark, but today there are over 120 women creators who have crossed that mark.

“With over 265 million monthly active users, India has become our biggest and fastest-growing market globally. Our women creator community has massively grown, and these women creators on YouTube are coming from all parts of India, creating content in multiple Indian languages,” Satya Raghavan, Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube in India, said in a statement.

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FILE – Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

The next generation of women creators on YouTube are moving beyond traditional verticals to genres like ‘MotoVlogging’, ‘Technology’, ‘Gaming’ and ‘Farming’.

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“The growth of our women creators has been inspiring. They are breaking barriers, taking to unconventional verticals, and creating diverse content in multiple Indian languages. We have been and will continue to invest in growing YouTube’s vibrant community of women creators so that we can see many others join our existing stars,” said Marc Lefkowitz, Head of YouTube Creator and Artist Development, APAC. (IANS)

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Novel Coronavirus: Government Deploys Health Team on Nepal Border

Many Indian students studying in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak have been stuck there

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The Coronavirus outbreak, which has so far caused 41 deaths in China, and caused the country to quarantine 16 cities, is causing comparisons to the 2003 spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, which decreased the value of the global economy by $40 billion. VOA

In the wake of a confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Nepal, the Union Health Ministry has subsequently strengthened its vigil in the areas bordering Nepal.

The recent deployment of health team has taken place at Panitanki in West Bengal, entry point from Nepal, said the Health Ministry on Monday.

“Update on #ncov2020 – Subsequent to confirmed #coronarvirus case in #Nepal, vigil strengthened at Panitanki (West Bengal) entry point from Nepal,” the ministry tweeted.

Earlier on Sunday the ministry had informed that in response to confirmed case of the new virus in the neighbourhood country Nepal, India stepped up vigil in districts bordering Nepal. The health ministry said that teams of medical experts were also deployed at border outpost with Nepal at Jhulaghat and Jauljibi in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.

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Southeast Asia’s proximity to China and dependence on that nation for a major share of its economy is raising concerns that the coronavirus outbreak  that started there will not only have health impacts but harm the region’s economies. VOA

In continuation of its efforts to stop the virus from entering in India and making the passengers aware, the ministry has also displayed signage advising the passengers for self reporting and other precautions, disseminated through advisories, at the Mumbai airport.

According to the health ministry, a total of 29,707 passengers from 137 flights have been screened. Fortunately, no case of coronavirus has been found till date.

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According to the announcement made by Chinese health authorities on Monday, 2,744 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 461 in critical condition and a total of 5,794 suspected cases have also been reported. The killer virus has caused 80 deaths in China, as per Chinese authorities.

Many Indian students studying in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak have been stuck there. The health ministry said it is working closely with the Ministry of External Affairs and is in touch with the students. (IANS)