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Coronavirus live news: Iran records highest daily death toll; nearly 20,000 new cases in India

Mumbai extends lockdown as India records 19,459 new cases for second day running; China’s military approves vaccine for use on its soldiers; Ireland reopens pubs, gyms and hairdressers; global deaths exceed 500,000Global report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.04pm BST Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered his government to prepare...
Tags: Science, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Mumbai, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Tokayev, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: India reports nearly 20,000 new cases for second day running

Mumbai extends lockdown as India records 19,459 new cases; China’s military approves vaccine for use on its soldiers; Ireland reopens pubs, gyms and hairdressers; global deaths exceed 500,000Global report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 1.01pm BST India reported close to 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second day running on Monday, as the fina...
Tags: Facebook, Science, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Mumbai, Leo Mirani, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Brazil poised to overtake Italy as country with third-highest death toll – as it happened

Sweden death rate now higher than France; Pakistan records largest single day rise in new infections; global deaths pass 380,000. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 12.26am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Related: Coronavirus live news: Germany reveals major stimulus plan as global cases grow by 100,000 a day 11.52pm BST At least three people were reported dead as coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone N...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Biology, France, China, Germany, India, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: India evacuates Covid-19 patients ahead of cyclone as Brazil deaths pass 30,000

Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bn; Zoom profits double; global cases pass 6.3m. Follow the latest updates India evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cycloneChina withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings revealGlobal report: Germany eases travel ban and cafe culture returns to ParisCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.22am BST At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were being moved to safer locations according to officials Tuesday, as India...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Germany, India, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia


Tumor of the touch cells: A first-of-its-kind study in India

A team of researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, a pathologist at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and scientists at ACTREC, Navi Mumbai, joined hands to study the basis of a skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Their work, published in the journal of Microbial Pathogenesis is a first-of-its-kind study in the Indian population.
Tags: Science, India, Merkel, Mumbai, National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai, ACTREC Navi, Microbial Pathogenesis


Asian bank backs Mumbai metro project with huge loan

The Asian Development Bank on Friday awarded its biggest loan for an infrastructure project, almost one billion dollars, to help finance Mumbai's ambitious underground metro network. The ADB said it would lend India $926 million to help fund two lines on the teeming financial capital's first subway network. It described it as "the single largest infrastructure project loan in ADB history".
Tags: Science, India, Mumbai, Adb, Asian Development Bank


Asia's Richest Man Faces Data Snag as He Preps for Amazon Fight

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd., has outlined how he will marry the might of his group’s 9,900-plus retail stores and 280-million strong telecom user base to bolster his e-commerce venture. A senior Reliance executive says that any data sharing on customers between the two, could run into a legal wall. “They are different companies so there are data privacy rules,” Ashwin Khasgiwala, Reliance Retail Ltd.’s chief financial officer said at a conference in Mumbai o...
Tags: Asia, Science, Mumbai, Reliance, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Retail Ltd, Amazon Fight, Ashwin Khasgiwala


A Billionaire’s Wireless Bankruptcy May Aid His Richer Brother

The process initiated Friday in Mumbai, once admitted by the court, would leave Ambani’s Reliance Communications Ltd., or RCom, 270 days to repay debt or liquidate. The company voluntarily took the step after a planned sale of tower, spectrum and fiber assets to older sibling Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. stalled.
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Reliance Communications Ltd, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd


Anil Ambani Seeks Bankruptcy Cover for RCom After Asset Sales Stall

The process initiated Friday in Mumbai, once admitted by the court, would leave Ambani’s Reliance Communications Ltd., or RCom, 270 days to repay debt or liquidate. The company voluntarily took the step after a planned sale of tower, spectrum and fiber assets to older sibling Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. stalled.
Tags: Science, Anil Ambani, Mumbai, Reliance Communications Ltd, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd


Tata Consultancy highlights strong deal pipeline, after record quarter

By Sankalp Phartiyal MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd , India's top software services exporter, on Thursday reported a record quarterly profit helped by gains in its key banking, financial services and insurance (BSFI) division and said it was well positioned for 2019 with a strong pipeline of client orders. TCS, considered the crown jewel of the salt-to-autos Tata Group, kicks off the December-quarter corporate earnings period for Indian businesses with rival Infosys Ltd sc...
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Tcs, Infosys Ltd, Tata Group, Sankalp Phartiyal, Reuters Tata Consultancy Services Ltd India, TATA Consultancy, BSFI


Tata Consultancy Misses Estimates on Rupee, Employee Costs

Despite headwinds from a volatile Indian currency and higher costs in some major markets, operating margins were “resilient,” Chief Financial Officer V. Ramakrishnan said in a statement. TCS managed to lift earnings growth above 20 percent in the previous two quarters as well despite a challenging business environment. “After two consecutive strong quarters, margins appear softer because of currency fluctuations and higher-than-expected headcount,” said Sudheer Guntupalli, a Mumbai-based techn...
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Tcs, Ramakrishnan, Tata Consultancy Misses Estimates, Sudheer Guntupalli


India had planes and test tube babies thousands of years ago, science conference told

Top scientists in India on Monday condemned “irrational” claims made at the 106th annual meeting of the prestigious Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). The Breakthrough Science Society (BSS), an NGO that campaigns for scientific literacy, held protest meetings across the country against presentations suggesting that ancient Hindu epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata contain detailed knowledge of stem cell research, test tube babies, aircraft and guided missiles. "People must ask th...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, Isaac Newton, Mumbai, Einstein, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rao, Ravana, BSS, Karna, Krishnan, Kannan Krishnan, ISCA


Indian scientists condemn 'irrational' claims that Hindu epics contain stem-cell research

Top scientists in India yesterday condemned “irrational” claims made at the 106th annual meeting of the prestigious Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). The Breakthrough Science Society (BSS), an NGO that campaigns for scientific literacy, held protest meetings across the country against presentations suggesting that ancient Hindu epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata contain detailed knowledge of stem cell research, test tube babies, aircraft and guided missiles. "People must ask th...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, Isaac Newton, Mumbai, Einstein, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rao, Ravana, BSS, Karna, Krishnan, Kannan Krishnan, ISCA


On patrol with India's anti-plastic 'blue squad'

It doesn't take Mahindra Wayangankar long to find one: a dry fruits seller, wrapping his wares in plastic, is hit with a hefty 5,000-rupee ($69) fine. Wayangankar, 50, is one of 311 officials dubbed the "blue squad" and tasked with enforcing a recent ban on single-use plastics in India's commercial capital. Mumbai, a bustling coastal city of 20 million people, has long been awash with vast mountains of plastic rubbish, like many urban centres in India.
Tags: Science, India, Mumbai, Mahindra Wayangankar, Wayangankar


Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin

If you’re already nervous about flying, you may want to skip this story. Passengers on Jet Airways Flight 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, recently had a terrifying experience after the flight crew forgot to pressurize the cabin. Dozens of passengers on the flight yesterday started bleeding from their ears and nose…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Airplanes, Airlines, Mumbai, Nightmare, Jet Airways, Jaipur India, Pressurize Cabin


Airline Passengers Suffered Bleeding Ears and Headaches After Pilots 'Forgot' to Pressurize Cabin

Pilots on a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur, India reportedly “forgot” to regulate cabin pressure on a Boeing 737.
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Boeing, Jaipur India, Pressurize Cabin


Goa farmers urged to improve crop yields by chanting ancient Hindu mantras instead of using fertiliser

Farmers in India’s idyllic beach resort of Goa are being encouraged by officials through WhatsApp posts to follow ‘Vedic farming’ techniques by chanting ancient Hindu mantras to ensure better yields.  State Agricultural Minister Vijay Sardesai, who inaugurated the pilot Shiv Yog Cosmic Farming project at Fatorda, 20 miles south of Goa’s capital Panjim, also maintained that this novel practice of ‘channelling shakti (energy) into the soil’ via these intonations was also an alternative to harmful ...
Tags: Science, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Nasa, Mars, Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hindu, Gurgaon, Afp, Panjim, Madhya Pradesh, Modi, Shiva


You could be fined for possession of single-use plastic in India

The state of Maharashtra, home to Mumbai, collected nearly $6,000 in fines this past Sunday from businesses that haven't gotten rid of banned plastics yet.
Tags: Science, News, India, Mumbai, Maharashtra


Last straw for McDonald's, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban

Burger King, McDonald's and Starbucks are among dozens of companies fined for violating a new ban on single-use plastics in India's commercial capital Mumbai, an official said Tuesday. Some 250 officials, wearing blue uniforms and dubbed Mumbai's "anti-plastic squad", have been deployed to carry out inspections of restaurants and shops across the teeming coastal city of 20 million. Nidhi Choudhari, a deputy municipal commissioner in charge of enforcing the ban, said 660,000 rupees ($9,684) in ...
Tags: Science, India, Starbucks, Mumbai, McDonald, McDonald s Burger King, Nidhi Choudhari


Man Killed After Being 'Sucked' Into MRI Machine by Powerful Magnetic Field and Inhaling Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen

Mumbai police confirmed that an Indian man died after being “sucked” into an MRI machine, according to international news agency Agence France-Presse. The victim, 32-year-old Rajesh Maru, was visiting a relative in Mumbai's Nair Hospital when he entered a room containing a magnetic resonance imaging machine—more commonly known as an MRI machine—while carrying an oxygen cylinder. The machine's powerful magnetic force pulled him toward it, the police stated according to AFP, apparently damaging ...
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Afp, Agence France Presse, Nair Hospital, Rajesh Maru


For 31 years after his death, Homi Bhabha’s office room was unoccupied

The secular condolence ceremony for Homi Bhabha of which no photographs were found has remained firmly etched in the scientists’ memory, and the religious one was forgotten. On 24 January 1966, Homi Bhabha, physicist and founder of India’s nuclear programme, died in a plane crash. The Kanchenjunga — a Boeing 707 aircraft — had crashed into the Glacier des Bossons of Mont Blac at 4,807 metres. Bhabha was on his way to Vienna to attend an Advisory Committee meeting of the International Atomic Ene...
Tags: Science, Life, India, History, Vienna, Mumbai, Boeing, Tata Trust, Geneva Switzerland, Indira Gandhi, Advisory Committee, Homi Bhabha, Bhabha, TIFR, Kanchenjunga, Homi J Bhabha


Mumbai is home to the world's largest beach cleanup

For the past 119 Sundays, volunteers have toiled in the sludge to remove 12,000 tonnes of plastic from Versova Beach -- and they're still going strong.
Tags: Science, News, Mumbai, Versova Beach


Earth to overshoot global warming targets, U.N. warns in blunt report

Nations around the world still aren’t doing nearly enough to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, a new report warns. While progress is being made, a new United Nations report says that collectively countries aren't on track to contain global warming to the level set by leaders in the Paris Climate Agreement. We are currently on course to see between 3 and 3.2 degrees Celsius, or about 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming by the year 2100.  To put this another way, countr...
Tags: Science, Earth, Paris, United Nations, Mumbai, Costa Rica, Trump, Houston Texas, Erik Solheim, Solheim, Bonn Germany, U N Environment Program, New York Shanghai, Edgar E Gutiérrez Espeleta, U N Environment Assembly


Monaz Viraf Gandhi Wins Harvey Award for MONTEA

Ms. Monaz Viraf Gandhi slams historical special category award ton by bagging two high profile awards namely The Harvey Youngest Achiever 2017-2018 and The Harvey Most Valuable Indian 2017-2018 at The Harvey Excellence Awards hosted on 27 September 2017 at London. Monaz Viraf Gandhi, A Mumbai based pre-school teacher working at The Learning Curve, Mumbai has created historical innovation named MONTEA who is the India’s first Humanoid Teaching Robot. MONTEA has claimed worldwide recognition in ...
Tags: Google Drive, Usa, Science, London, Life, India, Mumbai, Asimo, Monaz Viraf Gandhi Wins Harvey, Monaz Viraf Gandhi, Monaz Viraf Gandhi A Mumbai, Humanoid Teaching Robot MONTEA, SXRC, MONTEA, SXRC Board Members, Harvey Awards Council London UK


Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?

Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe.
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research


Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again – Part 3

Send to Kindle Part 3 :  The New Transportation Opportunity This is the third part of an article series on how we have a new opportunity for the United States to once again take a position of world leadership in transportation. In part one, we looked back at three previous periods of American greatness, and in part two, we looked at how we allowed ourselves to be blindsided by the extraordinary developments in high speed rail in Europe and more recently in China. Fortunately, having done...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, London, California, La, China, Trains, Uncategorized, US, America, Los Angeles


'Cultural distinctiveness' can influence consumer preferences for certain products

Would a Minnesota Vikings fan, during a business trip to Mumbai, be more likely to root for the Green Bay Packers than another random NFL team? Or would a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, working abroad and pining to connect with something from home, root for - gasp! - the dreaded New York Yankees in the World Series?
Tags: Science, NFL, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Boston Red Sox, Mumbai, New York Yankees, Economics & Business


Mobile price wars as Indian tycoon pledges free 4G

Outside a tiny Reliance store in a trendy Mumbai neighbourhood, residents queued for hours this week for a new SIM card promising free data—and a dramatic reshaping of the Indian mobile landscape.
Tags: Science, Telecom, Mumbai, Reliance



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