.Tokyo, Japan
Indian contingent at Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Tokyo. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • Medal-winning athletes can now remove mask for 30 seconds during the podium ceremony
  • Olympics CommitteeOlympics Committee updated the guidelines on Sunday
  • Athletes otherwise have to wear mask at all times in the venue

Pegasus malware has been in the headlines since 2016(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the spying if confirmed, was "completely unacceptable"
  • A collaborative investigation revealed that the spying may have been far more extensive than previously thought
  • Pegasus is a highly invasive tool that can switch on a target's phone camera and microphone

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Anthony Fauci is US President Joe Biden's top advisor on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • "We probably would still have smallpox and polio,"  Anthony Fauci said
  • The vaccines have been extraordinarily effective according to many experts
  • A few Republicans have sought to place blame for the disease's ravages on Fauci

.Paris, France
A Google spokesperson said that the company was "very disappointed" by the decision. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • France's Competition Authority slaps 500-million-euro fine on Google
  • Google failed to negotiate with media companies over the use of their content
  • The regulator ordered Google to present media publishers with remuneration

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Facebook examined content around 10 violation categories. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The IT rules mandate platforms with over 5 mn users to submit monthly reports
  • Facebook said its next report will be published on July 15
  • Other platforms that have made their reports public are Google and Koo

Henry was fired from Fox News last year. (Photo credit: Twitter/EdHenry)

  • Former Fox employee Ed Henry said that CEO Suzanne Scott covered up the existence of sexual misconduct at the company
  • Fox News said that the lawsuit is inaccurate and they stand by their statements
  • Only days ago Fox News paid a  $1 million fine amid an investigation into workplace culture 

.Moscow, Russia
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician the president of Russia. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A televised phone-in with Putin was targeted by "powerful" cyberattacks, said a report
  • The annual session sees Putin field in real-time queries submitted by Russians
  • This year's phone-in lasted nearly four hours and repeatedly faced connection problems

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Social media is becoming increasingly important in the everyday lives of people. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • World Social Media Day is celebrated annually on June 30
  • It is celebrated to highlight the growing importance of social media in our lives
  • Social Media Day was first celebrated in on June 30, 2010 by Mashable

.Gauteng, South Africa
Officials found no hospital in Gauteng with a record of record of Gosiame Sithole delivering babies. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • On June 8, it was reported that Sithole had delivered 10 babies in Gauteng
  • Medical tests showed that Sithole was not even pregnant around the time
  • However, the news organisation that first reported the news, defended its reporting of the news 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Trust in news shared on social media remained very low at 24%. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • The confidence in news reporting rose to 44% since the COVID pandemic, as per a report on digital news
  • The highest rate of trust was in Finland (65%)
  • The pandemic has pushed news companies even more towards the digital medium