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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins ‘Reader’s Poll’ for TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year

The Indian PM was placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including US President Barack Obama

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Narendra Modi. Wikimedia Commons

New York, December 5, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday declared as the winner of TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year — Reader’s Poll, edging out other world leaders, artists and politicians as the most influential figure in 2016.

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Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed on Sunday. TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year will be announced on December 7, according to TIME, this year’s poll was in partnership with Opentopic and IBM’s Watson.

The Indian PM was placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including US President Barack Obama, US President-elect Donald Trump and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who all received seven per cent of the “yes” vote.

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Modi also placed far ahead of other prominent figures of this year, like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (2 per cent) and Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2016 US presidential election Hillary Clinton (4 per cent).

Current poll results, analysed by poll host Apester, found that preferences differ across the world and the US. Modi performed particularly well among Indian voters as well as those in California and New Jersey.

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Every year, TIME selects the most influential person of the year, noting, for better or for worse, the person or group of people who have had the largest global impact over the past 12 months.

Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Time’s ‘Person of the Year’. (IANS)

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Want to Know What’s Happening Around the World Due to COVID-19? Use this App

This app to provide overview of COVID-19 pandemic globally

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Researchers have created a web application that provides an overview of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe. Pixabay

Researchers have created a web application that provides an overview of the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic across the globe, in a way that is more interactive than other maps and statistics.

The app titled ‘COVID-19’ is based on data from Johns Hopkins University in the US, the Danish National Serum Institute in Denmark, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations.

“We began working on the app as a pet project, to deal with our boredom and inability to physically meet up. While Skyping one day, we wondered why we couldn’t find a graph that portrayed the evolution of coronavirus cases in Denmark,” said Phillip Bredahl Mogensen from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, one of those behind the app.

According to the study, the app provides an overview of how COVID-19 is spreading and the number of people who have both passed away and recovered.

Statistics from every country on earth are available and readily compared. For example, in only a few clicks, one can see how Spain or Italy are faring with the pandemic compared to Denmark. They also said that this is the first app that attempts to estimate suspected numbers – as opposed to reporting back confirmed positives from the test result.

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According to the study, the app provides an overview of how COVID-19 is spreading and the number of people who have both passed away and recovered. Pixabay

“With the help of Danish and South Korean mortality statistics, we are able to provide an estimate of how many people were actually infected 20 days ago,” explained Bredahl Mogensen.

“For example, on March 9, there were 92 confirmed cases in Denmark. We estimate that there were actually between 1,163 and 3,615 people infected. In other words, 10 times the number of people were infected as compared to the official statistics,” he added.

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The researchers used South Korean COVID-19 mortality data because the country has been dealing with the epidemic for a longer period of time and because South Korea has broader and more precise data sets than other countries.

“Even though the method is under development, and has yet to be validated, it presents an incredibly interesting estimate of the unknown extent of this virus,” the authors wrote. (IANS)