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Solar storms are caused by peak solar activity (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • During solar storms, the Sun shoots out boiling hot plasma
  • These include huge bursts of charged particles
  • The overwhelming discharge of charged particles can interfere with the internet

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Instagram, owned by Facebook, was down last month also. (Photo Credit: Screengrab)

  • Users faced problems while uploading pictures and stories
  • The problem started at 11.27am on Thursday
  • Both Android and iOS users were facing issues with the mobile application of Instagram

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Twitter was down in India on Saturday morning. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • 332 reports were registered from users across India at 9:25 AM
  • Around 68% of the issues were reported for the Twitter website
  • Twitter outage was reported in the US on Friday

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Zoom meetings have become a new normal due to the COVID pandemic. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Video-conferencing app Zoom faced an outage on Monday
  • According to Downdetector, users in Australia, India and Pakistan struggled to log into Zoom sessions
  • A user named @RediliciousMe wrote how Zoom also has Monday blues

.London, UK
Instagram is reportedly down for several users across the US and UK. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Instagram users across the US and UK are reportedly being hit with an error message when they open the application
  • Some features seemingly not working on the popular photo sharing app
  • Some users say that stories are appearing blankSome users say that stories are appearing blank 

Over 40,000 reports have been posted on the Downdetector site.(Photo credit: Twitter/@Snapchat)

  • Snapchat is down tonight for thousands of users 
  • Users were unable to open the app or access their messages and chats
  • Snapchat support team confirmed that they are aware of tonight's issues

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Several major websites went offline briefly on Thursday. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Major banks and airlines were among businesses hit by a fresh global online outage on Friday
  • The problem was traced to US-based tech provider Akamai
  • Akamai said that around 500 of its customers were briefly knocked offline

.New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • System disruptions at Akamai (AKAM) caused massive outages 
  • Akamai Technologies is a global content delivery network, cybersecurity
  • It is based in the Massachusetts, United States

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The Zomato website was down for almost an hour. (Photo credit: Screenshot)

  • Several gaming services in the United States were also down for about an hour
  • Akamai Technologies said it fixed an issue with its Edge DNS service
  • This is the second time in as many months that Akamai has faced an outage

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The outage lasted over an hour. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Several websites and apps, including Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar and Sony LIV, faced major outage
  • The outage was caused by service disruption at Akamai Technologies
  • Akamai is an internet infrastructure company based in the US