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  • How the pandemic shortened life expectancy in indigenous communities Sep 01, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    How the pandemic shortened life expectancy in indigenous communities

    In 2020 and 2021, as the coronavirus swept across the United States, life expectancy for Native Americans and Alaska Natives fell by 6 1/2 years — a decline that left the researchers aghast.

  • Uber Eats in focus as inflation-hit consumers rethink ordering in Aug 01, 2022 10:58 PM IST

    Uber Eats in focus as inflation-hit consumers rethink ordering in

    The slowdown could dampen any boost from a rebound in Uber's mainstay ride-hailing business that has been benefiting from the reopening of offices and a surge in travel globally.

  • The inspiring story of ‘Gujju Ben,’ who started a business at 75 to support her grandson Jun 01, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    The inspiring story of ‘Gujju Ben,’ who started a business at 75 to support her grandson

    Urmila Asher aka 'Gujju Ben' is the powerhouse behind Gujju Ben Na Nasta, a business selling Gujarati snacks that she started at the age of 75

  • WHO says most likely scenario shows COVID severity will decrease over time Mar 30, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    WHO says most likely scenario shows COVID severity will decrease over time

    The WHO head, however, cautioned that periodic spikes in cases and deaths may occur as immunity wanes, which may require periodic boosting for vulnerable populations.

  • 43-day annual Amarnath yatra in J&K to begin on June 30 Mar 27, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    43-day annual Amarnath yatra in J&K to begin on June 30

    The Amarnath yatra was cancelled midway in 2019 ahead of abrogation of Article 370 in August that year, while only a symbolic yatra was observed the past two years due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • IPO market plunges 70% as higher rates, war curb risk appetite Mar 26, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    IPO market plunges 70% as higher rates, war curb risk appetite

    About $65 billion has been raised via IPOs around the world in 2022, down 70% from $219 billion in the first three months of last year.

  • COVID-19 Outbreak | 2 years of images tell the pandemic story Mar 11, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 Outbreak | 2 years of images tell the pandemic story

    March 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a full-on pandemic, a pivotal moment in an outbreak that would go on to kill more than 6 million people around the globe.

  • Oil steady as US stockpiles fall but Iran talks weigh Feb 10, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Oil steady as US stockpiles fall but Iran talks weigh

    Brent crude futures slipped 2 cents to $91.53 a barrel at 1430 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $89.71 a barrel, up 5 cents, or 0.1%.

  • Boeing posts loss as 787 jet deliveries stall with 'no firm end in sight' Jan 26, 2022 10:39 PM IST

    Boeing posts loss as 787 jet deliveries stall with 'no firm end in sight'

    The planemaker sank to a loss after two quarters of profits because of the charges. Shares in Boeing fell 3.6% as the array of charges and uncertainty over the 787 program dwarfed a surprise return to positive free cash flow and plans to increase production on the 737 and 777.

  • Why Airbnb CEO is moving full-time to properties listed by his company Jan 19, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Why Airbnb CEO is moving full-time to properties listed by his company

    COVID-19: Brian Chesky, the CEO of vacation rental company Airbnb, said that since work is still remote, many people are likely to spend time in different cities and become “digital nomads”.

  • India completes one year of COVID-19 vaccination drive Jan 17, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    India completes one year of COVID-19 vaccination drive

    On January 16, 2021, India administered its first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s a look at the vaccinations achieved by India since the day first dose of a vaccine was administered.

  • Mistakes of 2021 being repeated; unnecessary medication, tests should be avoided: Doctors write to govt Jan 14, 2022 10:32 PM IST

    Mistakes of 2021 being repeated; unnecessary medication, tests should be avoided: Doctors write to govt

    The "vast majority of patients" who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms will require little or no medication, it said.

  • Novak Djokovic could face deportation as visa cancelled for the second time ahead of Australian Open Jan 14, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic could face deportation as visa cancelled for the second time ahead of Australian Open

    Immigration Minister Alex Hawke cancelled the visa stating that the unvaccinated tennis player could pose a risk to the community.

  • OPEC and allies to decide oil output amid omicron spike Jan 04, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    OPEC and allies to decide oil output amid omicron spike

    The 23-member OPEC+ alliance, led by oil cartel member Saudi Arabia and non-member Russia, meets online every month to decide production levels for the month ahead.

  • OPEC+ maintains modest monthly increases in oil output Dec 02, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    OPEC+ maintains modest monthly increases in oil output

    The OPEC+ alliance approved an increase in production of 400,000 barrels per day for the month of January at a meeting.

  • Complete ban on firecrackers in Bengal during Diwali, Kali Puja Oct 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Complete ban on firecrackers in Bengal during Diwali, Kali Puja

    The order nullifies the Pollution Control Board move to allow firecrackers for two hours on Diwali and Chhat Puja, and for 35 minutes on New Year’s Eve.

  • IMF revising India's growth forecast downwards is 'gross under estimation': N K Singh Oct 26, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    IMF revising India's growth forecast downwards is 'gross under estimation': N K Singh

    He also said there was a need to ensure that those who escaped poverty do not go back into poverty on account of exogenous factors like the pandemic.

  • How to tell if the Evergrande crisis is spilling beyond China Sep 24, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    How to tell if the Evergrande crisis is spilling beyond China

    Evergrande, once China's top-selling property developer, owes $305 billion, has run short of cash, and investors are worried a collapse could pose systemic risks to China's financial system and reverberate around the world.

  • CCPA initiates class action proceedings against 9 firms for failing to refund payments during COVID-19 Aug 21, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    CCPA initiates class action proceedings against 9 firms for failing to refund payments during COVID-19

    Among the firms on whom actions have been taken include online travel companies, a social media firm, and an e-commerce firm.

  • Nipah virus and Covid-19: How an artist in Kerala braved both health emergencies Aug 21, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Nipah virus and Covid-19: How an artist in Kerala braved both health emergencies

    Locked down at home during the Nipah virus outbreak and coronavirus pandemic, artist Smitha G.S. turned her attention to lesser creatures no one notices.

  • Common test for undergrad admission in universities not to be implemented from 2021-22 session: UGC Jul 18, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Common test for undergrad admission in universities not to be implemented from 2021-22 session: UGC

    The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that the admission to the universities will be based on a common entrance test.

  • OPEC+ agrees oil supply boost from August as prices surge Jul 18, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    OPEC+ agrees oil supply boost from August as prices surge

    OPEC+ last year cut production by a record 10 million barrels per day (bpd) amid a pandemic-induced slump in demand and collapsing prices. It has gradually reinstated some supply to leave it with a reduction of about 5.8 million bpd.

  • COVID-19 effect | Finance Ministry brings expenditure curbs back for several ministries from July 1 Jun 30, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 effect | Finance Ministry brings expenditure curbs back for several ministries from July 1

    The curbs imposed for July-September quarter are much more liberal than those imposed for most of 2020-21. It is believed that the expenditure curbs last year saved the centre anything between Rs 1-1.5 lakh crore, though it did not matter much in the end.

  • A coronavirus epidemic hit 20,000 years ago, new study finds Jun 27, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    A coronavirus epidemic hit 20,000 years ago, new study finds

    The new study suggests that an ancient coronavirus plagued the East Asia for many years, researchers say. The finding could have dire implications for the COVID-19 pandemic if it is not brought under control soon through vaccination.

  • Lawmakers rush to help Afghans seeking visas for helping the US Jun 20, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    Lawmakers rush to help Afghans seeking visas for helping the US

    More than 18,000 Afghans who have worked as interpreters, drivers, engineers, security guards and embassy clerks for the United States during the war are stuck in a bureaucratic morass after applying for Special Immigrant Visas — available to people who face threats because of work for the U.S. government — with some waiting as long as six or seven years for their applications to be processed.

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