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Can dogs sniff out the coronavirus?

A trial is on in Britain, to see if dogs can be trained to sniff out patients suffering from coronavirus. Dogs have been trained across the world to spot the scent of malaria, cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Times they’re a changin’: Offices in a post-COVID world

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the world has changed fundamentally. No longer are shared work-spaces seen as safe or intelligent. Instead a new aesthetic awaits the world, one which accommodates the coronavirus.

Covid effect: People now do not want to touch these objects ever again

Covid 19 is wreaking havoc all over the world, killing thousands and infecting millions. Unsurprisingly, social distancing has become the new normal. A Times of India poll has also revealed an interesting change in behaviour among the masses.

View: Design for hope amidst pandemic gloom

Like other cities of the world, Indian cities will also remain vulnerable to threats like pandemics unless we re-innovate urban design and products having a large public interface. Making them safe and resilient is a challenge for urban planners and designers alike.

Randstad, Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup, Gi Group join forces to help India get back to work safely

The alliance's actions will be focused on sharing best practices on health and safety protocols, which can be used by organisations, to support a safe return to workplaces throughout India, a joint statement said on Wednesday.

London court orders Anil Ambani to pay USD 717 million to Chinese banks

A UK court on Friday directed Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani to pay nearly USD 717 million to three Chinese banks pursuing the recovery of funds owed to them as part of a loan agreement within 21 days. At a remotely held hearing, in line with procedures in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, Justice Nigel Teare ruled at the Commercial Division of the High Court of England and Wales in London that a personal guarantee disputed by Ambani is binding on him.

UK court orders Anil Ambani to pay USD 717 million to Chinese banks

UK court orders Anil Ambani to pay $717 million (Rs 5,448 crore) to 3 Chinese banks in 21 days.

India’s elite clubs: Bastions of hereditary entitlement

The constitutionality of hereditary membership is questionable, but who among the members will go out and challenge it? There are other implicit issues as well. Many of India’s clubs are private clubs enjoying public land or land that could be deemed as “commons”.

How do koalas drink? Not the way you might think

Scientists have solved a lingering mystery about koala behavior - how these tree-dwelling marsupials native to Australia consume enough water to live.

Amazon.in, Snapdeal in US 'Notorious' markets list

In all, the US Trade Representatives' (USTR) annual list has 38 online markets and 34 physical markets that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. Other than Snapdeal, the four markets are Tank Road in Delhi, Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Millennium Centre in Aizawl.

Sweeping Star's big-budget acquisition marks up thoroughbred prices

Sweeping Star's big-budget acquisition marks up thoroughbred prices

Sweeping Star, a bay colt that was acquired by race enthusiasts for a record Rs 41.5 lakh, appears to have changed the fortunes of India's horse breeding industry. The deal has reset race-horse prices at higher levels, and has bumped up sales.

Party, network, socialise: A new hit web series

Party, network, socialise: A new hit web series

The company has conducted a series of digital events, including book lover meets, open mics and a session where people collaboratively created stories based on their experiences under quarantine.

Under lockdown, India changes shopping habits

Under lockdown, India changes shopping habits

New Normal More transactions witnessed during usual work hours while weekend spends fall, reversing normal trends

Pets safe no more? Cats can get coronavirus too!

Pets safe no more? Cats can get coronavirus too!

As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the world and infects humans indiscriminately, one consolation that it isn’t affecting pets is also now suspect. According to a study published on the website of the journal Science, cats can be infected with the novel coronavirus. This has prompted the World Health Organization to issue a statement saying that it will take a closer look at transmission of the virus between humans and pets.

This pandemic is taking a toll on the mind too

This pandemic is taking a toll on the mind too

The coronavirus pandemic is one of the worst health crisis in a century. It has already infected over 14 lakh people worldwide and killed over 80,000 worldwide. The pandemic has forced almost everyone to lock themselves up inside their homes, mostly due to the lockdowns announced by the authorities. The mental well being, however, was overlooked amid a desperate fight to keep the virus in check.

Tips for grocery shopping in times of coronavirus

Tips for grocery shopping in times of coronavirus

Whenever you step out for grocery shopping, keep a sanitiser handy as the likelihood of touching a number of surfaces is higher in a grocety shop or supermarket. Alcohol-based sanitisers should be kept handy so as to apply it after you touch surfaces like carts, counter, shelves.

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