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  • European officials urge World Bank to exclude fossil-fuel investments Feb 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    European officials urge World Bank to exclude fossil-fuel investments

    World Bank executive directors welcomed moves by the Bank to ensure its lending supports efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

  • US expert panel recommends authorising Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Feb 27, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    US expert panel recommends authorising Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

    An emergency use authorization (EUA) will likely follow, probably in the coming days, making the J&J vaccine the third to be greenlighted in the United States after Pfizer's and Moderna's were provisionally approved in December.

  • Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher? Feb 26, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher?

    One of the main questions federal regulators will look at when deciding whether to approve the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal, is how big the two companies would be if combined

  • Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering Feb 26, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering

    Many people — including health workers — are skipping appointments or refusing to sign up for the AstraZeneca shot, which they fear is less effective than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • Boeing, hit with $6.6 million FAA fine, faces much bigger 787 repair bill Feb 26, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Boeing, hit with $6.6 million FAA fine, faces much bigger 787 repair bill

    The penalties include $5.4 million for not complying with the agreement in which Boeing pledged to change its internal processes to improve and prioritize regulatory compliance and $1.21 million to settle two pending FAA enforcement cases

  • When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On Feb 25, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On

    For some couples in business together, the end of a love affair can spell the end of the professional partnership, as was the case with Chris and Tory Burch.

  • The Golden Age of Free Stuff Is Upon Us Feb 25, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    The Golden Age of Free Stuff Is Upon Us

    The bonanza of freebies has prompted New Yorkers to prowl the city every day, combing through trash as if they were panning for gold, even at the risk of carrying bedbugs home.

  • COVID-19 | No more anal swab test for American diplomats in China Feb 25, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 | No more anal swab test for American diplomats in China

    Some Chinese regions have been ordering anal swabs for people under quarantine, including those who arrived from abroad.

  • COVID-19 News | Future vaccines depend on test subjects in short supply: Monkeys Feb 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 News | Future vaccines depend on test subjects in short supply: Monkeys

    The world needs monkeys, whose DNA closely resembles that of humans, to develop COVID-19 vaccines. But a global shortage, resulting from the unexpected demand caused by the pandemic, has been exacerbated by a recent ban on the sale of wildlife from China, the leading supplier of the lab animals

  • I am Indian as much as I am American, says NASA scientist Swati Mohan Feb 24, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    I am Indian as much as I am American, says NASA scientist Swati Mohan

    Swati Mohan has been a member of NASA's Perseverance Rover mission since its inception.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Dharavi reports double-digit COVID-19 case count after 37 days Feb 24, 2021 07:18 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Dharavi reports double-digit COVID-19 case count after 37 days

    Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 1.19 crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.

  • Ambedkar International Center files amicus brief in the Cisco caste bias lawsuit Feb 23, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Ambedkar International Center files amicus brief in the Cisco caste bias lawsuit

    The hearing for Cisco’s demurrer and motion to strike is scheduled on March 9, 2021.

  • Scientists develop peptides to inhibit novel coronavirus infection Feb 23, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Scientists develop peptides to inhibit novel coronavirus infection

    The peptides – a replica of the ACE2 receptor - will convince SARS-CoV-2 to bind to them, which will block the virus’s ability to actually get inside the cell

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1 Feb 23, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1

    Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 1.14 crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.

  • Manufacturers may not require large randomised trials for updating COVID-19 vaccines against new variants: USFDA Feb 22, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Manufacturers may not require large randomised trials for updating COVID-19 vaccines against new variants: USFDA

    'It will more likely be smaller immunogencity studies,' said Peter Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at USFDA, speaking at BioAsia 2021 virtual event.

  • The Internet Is Splintering Feb 22, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    The Internet Is Splintering

    Regulating online expression in any single country — let alone in the world — is a messy set of trade offs with no easy solutions

  • Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos Feb 21, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos

    Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets. Martin Hellicar, director of Birdlife Cyprus, said flamingos are at risk of ingesting the tiny pellets lying on the lakebed as they feed.

  • India-China military talks: 10th round lasts 16 hours, focuses on further disengagement in eastern Ladakh Feb 21, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    India-China military talks: 10th round lasts 16 hours, focuses on further disengagement in eastern Ladakh

    In the talks, India is learnt to have insisted on a faster disengagement process in areas like Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang to bring down tension in the region that has witnessed a standoff between the two militaries for over nine months.

  • Bitcoin and Ethereum 'seem high', says Elon Musk after his 'less dumb form of cash' tweet drives up rates Feb 20, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Bitcoin and Ethereum 'seem high', says Elon Musk after his 'less dumb form of cash' tweet drives up rates

    Following Elon Musk's previous tweet, Bitcoin witnessed another surge, as the prices peaked to $56,581.57 in Singapore, in the early hours of February 20. Ethereum rate reached a high of $2,041, according to Bitstamp.

  • London Fashion Week 2021: A look at Turkish designer Bora Aksu’s collection Feb 20, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    London Fashion Week 2021: A look at Turkish designer Bora Aksu’s collection

    Models in Bora Aksu’s show walked down an empty Tate Britain museum in tailored suits, boxed cashmere coats and lace tiered dresses.

  • India-China border disengagement: 10th round of talks today; remaining friction points to be discussed Feb 20, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    India-China border disengagement: 10th round of talks today; remaining friction points to be discussed

    The Indian delegation at the talks will be led by Lt Gen PGK Menon, the Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps.

  • ‘Nobody has openings’: Mental health providers struggle to meet demand Feb 19, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    ‘Nobody has openings’: Mental health providers struggle to meet demand

    As per an American Psychological Association poll, 74% psychologists said they were seeing more patients with anxiety disorders compared with before the pandemic; 60% were seeing more patients with depressive disorders; and 30% said they were seeing more patients overall.

  • United States investing $200 million on virus variant detection Feb 19, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    United States investing $200 million on virus variant detection

    CDC director Rochelle Walensky told reporters that as of February 16, the US had detected 1,277 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in Britain, including the first case with the dangerous E484K mutation, which is common to the South African and Brazilian variants and makes them less susceptible to antibodies

  • WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner Feb 19, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner

    WhatsApp, in an e-mailed response, said the new in-app notification looks different from the one users saw in January and that has been redesigned based on feedback from users

  • New York restaurant fires waitress who wouldn’t get COVID-19 vaccine Feb 18, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    New York restaurant fires waitress who wouldn’t get COVID-19 vaccine

    The restaurant, Red Hook Tavern, required that its employees get vaccinated and then terminated the waitress, Bonnie Jacobson, when she asked for time to study the vaccine’s possible effects on fertility.

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