World’s richest countries are fuelling what a human rights group calls ‘modern slavery’

The world’s 20 richest countries are fuelling forced labour and account for over half the estimated 50 million people living in “modern slavery,” according to a report released Wednesday.The report by the Walk Free foundation, a human rights group that focuses on modern slavery, said six members of the Group of 20 nations have the…Continue Reading

Nearly half of the world’s birds are on the decline, which experts say is a serious threat to ecosystems

It might be one early morning, after a particularly long, dark and snowy winter, that you first hear it: The call of a robin. A signal of spring.Or it might be a walk through a park or forest where you hear a particular bird call and look up, hoping to identify it.Birds are all around…Continue Reading

IPL is now world’s 2nd richest league: Disney-Star bags TV deal for Rs 23,575 cr, Viacom18 gets digital

Two different broadcasters won the TV (package A) and digital rights (package B) for the Indian subcontinent in the e-auction of the media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) cycle 2023 to 2027 in the second day of the auction on Monday.As the e-auction, which began on Sunday moves to its third day on…Continue Reading

A series of recently published large-scale and independent meta-analyses have confirmed Favipiravir to be effective against mild to moderate COVID-19. • The world’s largest meta-analysis conclusively revealed that Favipiravir significantly improved viral clearance rates in mild to moderate patients versus control groups 14 days after onset of symptoms (relative risk [RR] = 1.16; 95% confidence…Continue Reading

A rendition of the AIR ONE, a two-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that Israeli startup AIR aims to sell to consumers predominantly in the U.S. market as of 2024, in this undated handout obtained by Reuters on October 18, 2021. —ReutersThe world’s first-ever four-seater flying taxi has been unveiled.The vehicle may start…Continue Reading

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to make Delhi “the most progressive national capital in the world” on the eve of the completion of the AAP government’s seventh anniversary in power in the city on Tuesday. Kejriwal said the government has taken numerous significant steps towards the development of Delhi by following in the footsteps…Continue Reading

Gulmarg, the world-famous ski resort is coming up with new surprises every week for the tourists visiting. An Igloo Cafe and Taj Mahal made of snow have become the most visited sites in the last few days. People are mesmerised to have a cup of coffee inside a cafe made completely of snow. The table,…Continue Reading

World’s 2nd largest trawler dumps 100,000 dead fish into Atlantic Ocean

Dutch-owned trawler FV Margiris, the world’s second-biggest fishing vessel, shed more than100,000 dead fish into the Atlantic Ocean off France, forming a floating carpet of carcasses that was spotted by environmental campaigners.Trawler spills ‘100,000’ dead fish in Atlantic Ocean, activists sayThe world’s second-biggest fishing vessel dumped more than 100,000 dead fish into the Atlantic Ocean,…Continue Reading