The WordPress News widget displays the latest news such as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc from the official
WordPress blog.What is At a glance in WordPress Dashboard?
This section gives overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, number of comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with currently running theme on the site.What is Activity
Widget in WordPress Dashboard?
The Activity widget includes latest comments on your blog, recent posts and recently published posts. It allows you to unapprove or approve the comment, reply to the comment, editing the comment or you can delete the comment or move it to spam.