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UK coronavirus variant not more deadly, just spreads more easily, studies find

The findings contradict some early research from U.K. health officials.

Strange blue structures glow on Mars in new NASA image

A lovely new image of the Martian north pole shows the Red Planet streaked with blue.

Can vaccinated people still spread COVID-19? Huge study tackles question

The trial will take place at 21 U.S. universities.

‘No modeling for a few days’: Football-loving ‘Blonde Bomber’ says huge boxing bruise confused facial recognition software (VIDEO)

Ebanie Bridges has revealed that the war wounds she endured in her epic scrap with Shannon Courtenay at the weekend have been so bad that facial ID software she uses to log in to her laptop has not been able to recognize her. Read Full Article at

Biden’s $2.2 trillion ‘infrastructure’ plan is a Trojan Horse, market analyst tells Keiser Report

Max Keiser interviews Rick Ackerman, the editor and publisher of Rick’s Picks, who argues that the quadrillions in credit derivatives collapsing will outpace any amount of money printing. Read Full Article at

Elder tech company, Papa, raises $60M Led by Tiger Global

Papa, the elder tech company that offers care and companionship to seniors, today announced a $60 million Series C led by Tiger Global Management, bringing its total raised to date to $91 million. The money will be used to propel the company’s growth this y

Grab to go public in the US following $40 billion SPAC deal

Ride-hailing and delivery company Grab has announced plans to go public in the U.S. Based in Singapore, the company has evolved from a ride-hailing app to a Southeast Asian super app that offers several consumer services, including food delivery, financial se

‘Crimes committed by the US are too numerous to document’: Beijing blasts Washington’s attempt to turn Muslims against China

Beijing has launched a scathing attack on Washington, claiming the US has committed multiple crimes against humanity, after Secretary Blinken blasted the Chinese “genocide” against Uighur Muslims on the eve of Ramadan. Read Full Article at

Australia refuses to buy J&J vaccine due to AstraZeneca similarities, as both firms are scrutinized over blood clots

Australia has declined to purchase a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, because its mechanism is similar to the one used in AstraZeneca’s jab. Both vaccines are currently being investigated for links to blood clots. Read Full Article at

The country needs someone who is fit, ‘that’s not me’: Austria’s health minister to step down, exhausted by Covid-19 pandemic

Austria’s health minister has announced his plan to step down next week, saying his 15 months in the job felt like 15 years, as he led the country’s response the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout. Read Full Article at

With two new funds, LocalGlobe has more latitude than ever

“You wanted me to record this?” asks Saul Klein, LocalGlobe founding partner. “Just in case you say anything interesting,” I quip back. “I won’t be doing most of the talking, so maybe someone will say something interesting,” Klein replie

MFS Africa leads $2.3M seed round in Ugandan fintech startup Numida

Small businesses in Africa need digital banking services including plenty of credit. Although these businesses drive economic growth and contribute up to one-third of the continent’s GDP, they are often financially excluded from credit and other financial s

On-demand pediatrics app Biloba adds prescriptions and raises $1.7 million

French startup Biloba has raised a $1.7 million funding round (€1.4 million) a few months after launching its pediatrics app that lets you chat with a doctor whenever you have a question. In addition to raising some money, the startup also recently added in

Bitcoin soars to record high of over $63,000 ahead of impending Coinbase IPO

The price of the world’s most popular digital asset, bitcoin, surged to a new all-time high of $63,191 on Tuesday, just a day before one of the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges is listed on Nasdaq. Read Full Article at

Vadilal eyes Rs 800 crore sales from ice creams this fiscal

The company saw an adverse impact on its sales due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns in the country last fiscal. It, however, did not disclose the numbers for the last financial year.

AirAsia India extends partnership with Airbus arm NAVBLUE

The NAVBLUE solutions portfolio provides a path for AirAsia India to grow and expand its operations domestically and internationally, the Bengaluru-based airline said in a release.

Webb returns to WEC with ARC Bratislava LMP2 team

Webb, 30, will join the Slovakian outfit from the second round of the championship at Portimao in June, with his commitments in the GT Cup in the UK preventing him from taking part in the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps next month. The 30-year-old will be

G7 countries call on Russia to ‘cease provocations’ as Western media fuels hysteria over troop movements near border with Ukraine

Foreign ministers of the G7 countries have issued a joint statement calling the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine “threatening and destabilizing,” and asking Moscow to be transparent with military movements. Read Full Article at RT.c

South Korea calls in Japanese ambassador to protest decision to dump Fukushima water into ocean

South Korea’s foreign ministry summoned Tokyo’s ambassador on Tuesday to protest the Japanese government’s decision to release more than one million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. Read Full Article at RT.

Corporate America is backing away from Georgia's anti-voting bill — after funding its sponsors

Georgia's biggest companies are seeking shelter from the national outrage — for a law they helped make possible

Upper-class traitor Chuck Collins on how «wealth hoarding» will create more Trumps

Chuck Collins walked away from a family fortune — and he's here to tell us how the super-rich dominate society

Ducati wants to keep its six MotoGP bikes for 2022

The Italian manufacturer is the only one of the six present on the current MotoGP grid who supplies bikes to two satellite squads on top of its factory effort.Long-time partner Pramac receives full factory support from Ducati, with both current championship l

Two-time Le Mans winner Stuck to make racing comeback aged 70

The former March, Brabham, Shadow and ATS Formula 1 racer will make his first racing appearance since 2017 at the wheel of a KTM X-Bow GT2, specially developed for the am-focused series created for high powered machines not as reliant on downforce as GT3 car

Gold price fall not a worry for NBFCs, but banks need to be watchful

The correction in gold prices in recent months is not expected to materially impact the asset quality of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) lending against gold: Crisil

Amplus Solar acquires 17 on-site operational solar projects from Sterling and Wilson

Under these projects, solar power will be provided to 13 leading industrial, commercial, and institutional customers.

Verstappen: I can be «even better» with F1 title calibre car

For the first time in the turbo hybrid era, a team other than Mercedes has started a campaign with the fastest package – as Verstappen's Red Bull squad led the way in the Bahrain season opener last month.Verstappen took pole for the event, but lost victory

Fukushima wastewater will be released into the ocean, Japan says - CNET

The treated wastewater will slowly be dumped into the Pacific over the next decade.

Iran vows response to Israel’s ‘very bad gamble’ after sabotage act at Natanz nuclear site

Iran’s foreign minister has warned Israel that an attack on the Natanz atomic site will not stop the country’s nuclear program, and will provide them with further leverage in talks to revive the JCPOA. Read Full Article at

Bitcoin rallies to all-time high of $62,741 before landmark Coinbase IPO

Bitcoin is the world's biggest cryptocurrency

Gold retreats on firm dollar, yields; United States inflation data eyed

A stronger dollar pressures gold as the metal becomes expensive for buyers outside the United States

Covid-19 pushed steel exports to all-time high in FY21: SteelMint data

Finished steel exports in FY21 stood at 11.65 mn tonnes and semi-finished at 7.25 mn tonnes, up 31% and 153%, respectively, over previous year

Bitcoin hits record high of $62,575

The world#39;s biggest cryptocurrency has more than doubled in price this year amid growing mainstream acceptance as an investment and a means of payment, and as investors seek high-yielding assets amid low interest rates.

Medvedev out of Monte-Carlo Masters after world no. 2 tests positive for Covid-19

Russian world number two tennis player Daniil Medvedev has been withdrawn from the upcoming Monte-Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP said on Tuesday. Read Full Article at

Jack Ma becomes over $2 billion richer in 1 day after record Alibaba fine

A multibillion-dollar fine slapped on Alibaba by Chinese regulators has given a huge boost to the e-commerce giant’s shares, and to the fortune of founder Jack Ma. Read Full Article at

Here is how Sputnik V stacks up against Covishield and Covaxin

Over 850 million doses of Sputnik V are going to be produced in India annually, which is sufficient to vaccinate more than 425 million people around the world; 60 countries, including India, have cleared the Russian jab

Global PC shipments rise 32%, highest YOY growth since 2000: Gartner

Mikako Kitagawa, the research director at Gartner, said this growth should be viewed in the context of comparisons against a pandemic-constrained market and the global semiconductor shortage.

Cipla doubles Remdesivir production to meet #39;unprecedented#39; demand

The company is working with authorities to restrict remdesivir supply just to hospitals and places with a high burden of severe COVID-19 cases, Cipla said.

IDBI Bank jumps 8% as Cabinet may soon consider disinvestment proposal

The government had planned to sell its balance stake in IDBI Bank to private, retail, and institutional investors through the stock exchange in the last financial year

Crackdown on cryptocurrencies may be coming, warns Kraken CEO

Governments around the world could start clamping down on the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to Jesse Powell, the chief executive of the Kraken exchange. Read Full Article at
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