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UK health secretary self-isolating after Covid-19 close contact

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced on Twitter that he is self-isolating at home for the rest of the week after being contacted by the NHS track and trace app on Monday evening. Read Full Article at RT.com

Heavy snow causes deadly pileup involving more than 130 cars on Japanese expressway (VIDEO)

More than 130 vehicles have been involved in a pileup on a Japanese expressway, leaving one dead, after heavy snow blanketed wide areas of northern and north-eastern Japan. Read Full Article at RT.com

Holl of Fame: Khabib says Max Holloway ‘could become greatest of all time’ after striking masterclass on UFC Fight Island

Max Holloway earned the Khabib seal of approval for his sensational striking clinic against Calvin Kattar on Fight Island, with the Russian lightweight king even asserting that Holloway has time on his side to become the GOAT. Read Full Article at RT.com

Spain’s Glovo inks real-estate tie-up to add more dark stores for speedy urban delivery

Spain’s Glovo, an on-demand delivery app, has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss-based real estate firm, Stoneweg. The deal will see the latter invest €100M in building and refurbishing “prime city real estate” in some of Glovo&#

IndiGo#39;s seven-city move, data from smaller airports show a shift in Indian aviation industry

While IndiGo recently announced seven new stations, all tier 2 or 3 cities, traffic movement in many of the smaller airports has already surpassed pre-COVID-19 levels. Is regional aviation, finally taking off in India?

Tesla Motors Amsterdam to be parent of Tesla India, giving company tax benefits: Report

The move would be “an exception” from general trend, experts noted, pointing out other global automakers entered the India market did so through their Asian subsidiaries.

Health insurance startup Alan launches free medical app Alan Baby

French startup Alan is generating 100% of its revenue from health insurance products — and that isn’t going to change. But the company wants to start a conversation with a bigger use base. Alan is going to launch multiple mobile apps that let you learn mo

Google backs India’s Dunzo in $40 million funding round

Google is writing check to another startup in India. The Android-maker, which last year unveiled a $10 billion fund to invest in the world’s second largest internet market, said on Tuesday that it is participating in a $40 million investment round of hy

Qualcomm-backed chipmaker Kneron nails Foxconn funding, deal

A startup based out of San Diego and Taipei is quietly nailing fundings and deals from some of the biggest names in electronics. Kneron, which specializes in energy-efficient processors for edge artificial intelligence, just raised a strategic funding round f

Mercedes adds Frederik Vesti to junior F1 programme

Vesti finished fourth for Prema in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship with three wins, and will move to ART for this season.He is a former Danish karting champion, who won races in Formula Ford and Formula 4, before taking the 2019 Formula Regional Champi

NBFC shares in focus; Bajaj twins, Cholamandalam Investment surge up to 9%

L&T Finance, Indiabulls Housing Finance, IIFL Finance, REC, Shriram Transport Finance, Power Finance Corporation, LIC Housing and HDFC were up between 3 per cent and 9 per cent on the BSE

Apollo Hospitals hits record high on launch of Rs 1,000-crore QIP

The final issue price, including any discount to the floor price, will be determined in the fund-raising committee meeting on January 22, 2021

Toycathon 2021: Here is all you need to know

Aim of Toycathon 2021 is to crowd source ideas for developing and games based on Indian ethos and value systems, local folklore and heroes

Restrictions will remain in place, incoming Biden admin says, after Trump orders an end to Covid-19 travel bans on UK, EU & Brazil

Joe Biden has signaled that he plans to tighten Covid-19 travel restrictions, pouring cold water on a decree issued by the outgoing administration that would terminate the entry ban on people from Europe, the UK and Brazil. Read Full Article at RT.com

Turkey slaps Twitter, Periscope & Pinterest with advertising bans, vows to fight ‘digital fascism’

Read Full Article at RT.com

National lockdown will last for another six to eight weeks, UK cabinet minister suggests 

The UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has warned the public that the national lockdown may last a further six to eight weeks, and that it’s “dangerous to get ahead of ourselves” and lift Covid-19 restrictions so early. Read Full Article a

Parler website is back online after Amazon brought it offline - CNET

The app, which is more popular with Parler's users than the website, remains banned from the Google and Apple app stores.

Olympic champion charged in weightlifting doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov has been charged with swapping his urine samples in a doping case that could threaten his gold medal. The International Testing Agency said late Monday it charged Rahimov and Dumitru Ca

EasyJet summer bookings jump 250% on hopes of lockdown restrictions easing

UK budget carrier EasyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren said that bookings for this summer with its holidays arm were up 250 percent on last year. The airline industry is hoping for increased demand when lockdown restrictions are eased. Read Full Article at RT.com

Licious eyeing $80 million funding for $800 million valuation: Report

Licious is looking to raise primary capital to fund business expansion

The change that could help Red Bull banish its slow start trait

With F1's chassis regulations pretty much frozen in to this year, and the worst of the RB16's vices having been ironed out, there was good reason to feel optimistic about what could be possible in the final campaign of the current rules.But lurking at the bac

Russian newlyweds handed lengthy jail terms for ‘treason’ & ‘spying’ for NATO member plead with Putin for presidential pardon

A married couple given a combined quarter of a century behind bars after being found guilty of treason have implored Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure their release from prison. Read Full Article at RT.com

LeoCare raises $18.1 million for its insurance products designed to fit in a mobile app

French startup LeoCare has raised a €15 million funding round. Felix Capital, Ventech and Daphni are participating in today’s funding round. The company is selling a portfolio of insurance products with a focus on the signup process and user experience. Y

Skyqraft raises $2.2M seed for its powerline issue detection system

Skyqraft, the Swedish startup using AI and drones for electricity powerline inspection, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, capital it will use to further develop its technology and expand its operations in Europe and in the U.S. Leading the seed round i

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin launches an e-wallet

Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s affiliate Alipay have long dominated digital payments in China, but they have always faced new challengers. The latest entrant in online payments is Douyin, TikTok’s Chinese version. The short video app rec

Explained: How jumping a red light could affect your motor insurance premium 

The higher and graver the number of violations, the higher the premium. So, customers will end up paying anywhere between Rs 100-750 for two-wheelers and Rs 300-1,500 for four-wheelers/commercial vehicles as an additional premium. The new system is first prop

Russian gasoline imports surge after lifted moratorium

Russia’s imports of gasoline surged eight times in November compared to October, after the end of a four-month ban on refined oil product imports ended in October. Read Full Article at RT.com

Fenestraz set for Cassidy's TOM'S Super GT seat

Fenestraz is set to make the move from the #36 TOM’S GR Supra, in which he contested his first season in the GT500 ranks last year alongside Yuhi Sekiguchi, to the sister #37 car.He will be partnered with Ryo Hirakawa, who was in need of a new partner follo

Automobile Q3 results preview: Strong volume recovery to drive earnings

The sharp increase in prices of major commodities such as steel, aluminum, copper and rubber may dent auto industry's Q3 results

Uganda accuses Washington of subversion, after US envoy tries to visit ‘captive’ opposition candidate Bobi Wine

The Ugandan government has accused the US of trying to “subvert” the country’s highly contested elections, after Washington’s envoy attempted to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been placed under house arrest. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tata Motors receives 98 patents in 2020

These patents predominantly relate to the megatrend of CESS (connected, electrified, sustainable and safe) automobiles, the company said in a statement.

L&T Technology advances 10% ahead of Q3 results; surges 50% in 3 months

Phillip Capital expects LTTS to post strong dollar revenue growth of 4.1 per cent QoQ

Indonesia, Malaysia eye joint campaign in Europe to counter palm oil critic

The producers of palm oil, grown primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia, are accused of clearing vast areas of biodiversity rich rainforests in Southeast Asia and exploiting migrant workers

The Latest: India vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

India’s homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before taking the shot - and if possible avoid the vaccine. The

Parler website is back online after Amazon booted it off the internet - CNET

The app, which is more popular with users than the website, remains banned from the Google and Apple app stores.

2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some

Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine. Read Full Article at RT.com

Supercars makes staff cap permanent

The category introduced limits on on-site staff for events as part of its COVID-safe plan when the season resumed mid-pandemic in June.Initially there was just 13 people including drivers allowed per two cars, which was later relaxed to include more non-perfo

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media stars waving bottles of champagne. DJs spinning party tunes through multi-hour brunches. Since becoming one of the world's first de

Parler website is back online thanks to support from Russian tech firm, report says - CNET

The app, which is more popular with users than the website, remains banned from the Google and Apple app stores.
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