Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

UN launches mental health strategy

The United Nations has launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and the well-being of its staff. UN staff struggling with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder have reported feeling isolated and ashamed, with no one to turn to for help, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Noting …

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China tests world’s largest unmanned drone

China has successfully tested the world’s largest unmanned transport drone which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes, official media reported on Wednesday. A commercial drone Feihong-98 (FH-98) developed and modified by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology made a test flight in the Baotou site in north China …

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Unusual weather in Japan impacts trees

The delicate blossoms of the cherry tree might be synonymous with the onset of spring in Japan — except this year they’re also blooming in autumn, a weather forecasting company said on Wednesday. Experts told local media that the rare late blooms could be the result of this year’s unusual …

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Stress sensors a hit at Tokyo tech fair

State-of-the-art sensors that can measure stress levels, mood, posture, performance and even smell took centre stage at Asia’s top high-tech fair in Tokyo. The big-screen TVs and entertainment systems that were all the rage 10 years ago at the CEATEC fair have gradually been replaced by tiny sensors that accurately …

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Anna Burns wins Booker Prize

Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction for Milkman , a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Ms. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the £50,000 (Rs. 48 lakh) prize, which …

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Bulgaria urged to save giant monument

Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago. The striking circular building has been left to fall victim to vandalism and decay, as Bulgaria has been eager to forget its communist …

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RIL rides on Jio, retail push

Supported by strong performance by its petrochemicals, retail and Jio businesses, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) reported 17.4% growth in consolidated net profit at Rs. 9,516 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs. 8,109 crore for the same period last year. During the period, the …

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