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Amid the threat of the novel coronavirus, China has asked Tesla to temporarily shut down its Shanghai factory, a move that may "slightly" impact the profitability of the Elon Musk-led electric car company in the first quarter of 2020, top company executives have said.   In a call with...

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the "Break Free from Plastic" initiative.   The environmental movement, launched in 2016, has helped clear the coasts of...

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A special evening is knocking at the door of the enthusiastic stargazers as they will get a rare chance of viewing a "super blue blood Moon" on Wednesday.   According to NASA, the January 31 full moon is special for three reasons.    It is the third in a series of...

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IANS 08 September 2017
US-based credit reporting agency Equifax Inc announced on Friday that hackers had gained access to the company's data, potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers.   Hackers exploited a vulnerability in the company's website application from mid-May through July and...

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Cezary Podkul (ProPublica) 26 April 2017
In October 2015, Scherrie and Langston Donaldson received a cryptic notice from their landlord, labeled "preferential rent credit removal." At first glance, they weren't sure what to make of it.   "As you know, we have been billing you at a preferential rent for your 2013-2015 lease,"...

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London, UK-based retail chain Marks and Spencer on Monday became the latest firm to pull its online advertising from Google platforms over fears it is appearing next to extremist content.   It follows a UK government decision to remove its adverts from YouTube -- which is owned by...

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IANS 12 September 2016
An Indian businessman owns a staggering number of 22 apartments in Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building located in Dubai in the UAE, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.   George V. Nereaparambil, a mechanic-turned businessman, says he intends to continue buying more if...

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IANS 07 September 2016
A major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill involving India and 23 other Indian Ocean countries began on Wednesday to test warning and detection systems.   A tsunami warning was simulated with an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 south of Sumatra, Indonesia in the eastern Indian Ocean at...

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Usain Bolt on Friday led Jamaica to the men's 4x100 metres relay gold medal at the Rio Olympics.   Jamaica clocked 37.27 seconds, beating second-placed Japan by 0.33. The United States came third in 37.62 but was disqualified, Xinhua news agency reported.   Canada finished...

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In the first gesture to fulfil his pledge that he and his wife made last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sold $95 million of the social networking giant's shares.   According to a US regulatory filing, The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and CZI Holdings LLC sold Facebook shares...

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Kushagra Dixit (IANS) 18 August 2016
Watched over by her human admirers, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve's pride, 19-year-old tigress Machli, the oldest big cat ever known to have walked the wilderness, died on Wednesday morning, officials said.   Machli, the most photographed big cat at the reserve, died at 9.40...

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A simple reference towards the end of his Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown open Pakistan's festering Balochistan wound, rattling a neighbour India has for decades blamed for stoking trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.   Modi, in tit-for-tat tactics, has...

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When making a business decision, choosing a hotel, ordering meals, or even participating in experiments, people are more likely to assign decision making to others or "pass the buck" when faced with such choices that affect others.   However, it doesn't happen when those decisions...

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Hardev Sanotra (IANS) 08 August 2016
"I can give you Barcelona, if you give me Rio." That's a snatch of conversation you are likely to hear in various forms on the sidelines of the Olympic Games, where dozens of lapel pin collectors have congregated from all over the world.   Often spreading their wares just outside the...

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Some of the major Indian passenger carriers on Thursday cancelled their scheduled operations to Dubai due to the unavailability of runway at the Dubai International Airport.   The announcements by the Indian carriers came a day after an Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai...

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The much-awaited Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train reached the Mumbai Central Terminus from New Delhi on its third and final trial run, an official said on Tuesday.   The train, which left New Delhi on Monday evening, completed the trial run despite delays on account of heavy rains...

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was left embarrassed after making three spelling mistakes in one 21-word tweet attacking Hillary Clinton, the media reported on Sunday.   In a tweet criticising his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump wrote: "Hillary Clinton should...

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Not high roaming bills but the lack of internet connectivity is the biggest fear of Indians while travelling, a survey revealed on Wednesday.   Nearly 34.5% of people feared the lack of mobile network while travelling while just 6.9% are afraid of high roaming bills, said the survey...

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Legendary Bollywood playgback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh passed away after prolonged illness at her residence late Monday night, a family member said.   Known simply as 'Mubarak Begum', the Rajasthan-born singer was a widow and breathed her last at...

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A malicious gaming app called Pokemon Go Ultimate, the first "lockscreen" app has made its way onto the Google Play store, said software security company ESET.   The app when downloaded and run is not installed as Pokemon Go but as "PI Network", a report published in the Fortune...

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