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Why some companies want everyone back in the office
How the workforce will operate in the post-pandemic world is still in question.
Business travel has disappeared. Will it ever come back?
Book tickets. Schedule meetings. Obsess over your presentation. Pack a carry-on. Rush to the airport. Check out the lounge. Priority boarding. Take off. Land. Get to the hotel. Meet clients. Seal the deal. Fly home. Repeat.
Social media is a lifeline for desperate Indians. And a threat for Narendra Modi
Even as Indians turn to Twitter, Facebook and other social media during one of the country's darkest hours, the Modi government seems to be cracking down on dissent on the major platforms.
COVID-19 Daily Release 17 May 2021
The Ministry of Health received 3359 test results since the last update, and 11 were positive for COVID-19, giving a test positivity rate of 0.3%.
China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa
India and South Africa called for TRIPS waiver of certain intellectual property provisions of COVID-19 vaccines in a communication to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in October last year.
Covid: We need policy, not mere pronouncements; implementation, not just intent to get out of this mess
There have been deaths for lack of hospital beds. For lack of oxygen. For lack of doctors and health care workers. For lack of functioning ventilators and life-saving medicines. For lack of a basic district-wide, or state-wide mechanism ...
Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Effective Against India-Dominant Covid Variant: Study
The lab-based study was carried out by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Center and is considered preliminary because it has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Brits touch down in Portugal: 'It feels unreal'
Leisure travel from England, Scotland and Wales, to a select number of countries, is now allowed.
Pfizer Jab Can Be Stored In Fridge For A Month
The storage period in fridges of unopened vials of the vaccine, which initially had to be stored in super-cooled freezers, had been lengthened from five days, the European Medicines Agency said.
World Economic Forum Cancels 2021 Annual Meeting In Singapore Over Covid
The COVID-19 pandemic meant it was not possible to hold such a large event as planned on Aug. 17-20, they said.
Working 55 Hours A Week Increases Risk Of Death: UN Study
The WHO-ILO study, is the first global analysis of the risks to life and health associated with working long hours.
Long-standing problematic behavior: Bill Gates pushed out from Microsoft because of an inappropriate sexual relationship
The founder of Microsoft, who announced his divorce this month after 27 years, forced to resign from the company's board of directors last year amid suspicions of an inappropriate years-long sexual relationship with an employee. Gates as...
Ireland refuses to pay ransom to cyber attackers who hacked health service
Ireland will not pay any ransom to cyber criminals who hacked its health service, the head of the Irish government has said.
Covid-19: YouTube launches vaccination ad campaign
YouTube has launched a multi-million-pound advertising campaign to encourage young people in the UK to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
How humanity has changed the food it eats
Processed food isn’t just a modern invention, created in factories from artificial ingredients. It is as old as humanity itself and may have helped create our species, writes Nicola Temple.
'Huge shortage' in digital skills says Apprentice winner
"Right now, I have 14 roles immediately available and over the last month we've had one application."
COVID-19: Eerily quiet Portugal looks ahead to influx of UK flights tomorrow morning
The tourist hotspot is looking quiet for this time of year - but that's all about to change as Britons head for sunnier climes.
Griff Is Pop’s Next Powerhouse-And She Makes Her Own Clothes, Too
The breakout star on winning the Brits Rising Star Award, her unique eye for style, and her upcoming EP, One Foot In Front of the Other.
Bank of England's Haskel 'not that worried' by inflation
Bank of England policymaker Jonathan Haskel said on Wednesday that he was not too concerned about the medium-term inflation outlook in Britain, but would watch out for damage done by the pandemic to the country’s productive capacity.
Portugal, Netherlands latest EU countries to ease travel restrictions
From Monday, travellers from most EU countries will be able to visit Portugal, authorities announced on Saturday.
La Vie Style House Created the Perfect Summer Uniform
Designers Jamie Coulter and Lindsey McClain are making comfort chic.
Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals
Those who communicate online alongside traditional methods show less of a decline in episodic memory
US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
Any Life ‘Discovered’ on Mars Likely to Have ‘Hitchhiked’ From Earth, Scientist Warns
The recent discovery of new types of bacteria found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) draws questions about the expansion and evolution of DNA traveling through space.
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