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Zomato to give female employees up to 10 days of “period leave

  NEW DELHI: Indian food delivery company Zomato said on Saturday it would give female employees up to 10 days of “period leave” per year, as part of an effort to combat what it said was stigma around the issue. Zomato is the most high profile...

Covid’s spreading fast because billions don’t have water to wash

Seoul: A severe household water shortage facing two out of five people in the world is undermining efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Frequent and thorough hand washing are among the most effective measures in restricting the spread of the virus because the primary routes...

Rare syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in nearly 600 U.S. children -CDC

Nearly 600 children were admitted to U.S. hospitals with a rare inflammatory syndrome associated with the novel coronavirus over four months during the peak of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report on Friday. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)...

Global AI market revenues to reach $156 billion in 2020: IDC

San Francisco: Worldwide revenues for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, are expected to total $156.5 billion in 2020, a growth of 12.3 per cent over the previous year, according to a new forecast by International Data Corporation (IDC). While this...

Lemonade’s 2020 giveback hits new high, Backing 34 nonprofits chosen by customers

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Technology       Aug 07, 2020

  Lemonade, the insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, announced today that its 2020 Giveback for the twelve months ended June 30, 2020, or the 2020 Giveback, amounts to $1,128,110, to be donated to 34 nonprofit organizations chosen by customers. This year’s Giveback...

Maggi noodles to chyawanprash:What India has been spending on in pandemic

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Aug 07, 2020

Months of lockdown have altered the habits of Indian consumers: Their spending patterns reveal just how deeply concerned they are with protecting their health and fortifying their store-cupboards, warding off boredom and keeping their homes (and themselves) neat and tidy. And where new routines look...

Modern driver-assistance technology 'far from reliable' - AAA study

  Advanced driver assistance technology automating steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles is not providing reliable safety benefits, a new study by the American Automobile Association showed on Thursday. Researchers at AAA, a federation of North American motor clubs, found the systems recorded...

The Pandemic workday Is 48 minutes longer and has more meetings

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Aug 05, 2020

  We log longer hours. We attend more meetings with more people. And, we send more emails. From New York City to Tel Aviv, the telecommuting revolution has meant a lot more work, according to a study of 3.1 million people at more than 21,000 companies...

The trade secret minefield: What workers risk when changing jobs

      Aug 05, 2020

  OAKLAND, Calif.: Self-driving truck entrepreneur Anthony Levandowski on Tuesday received an 18-month prison sentence in the highest-profile trade secrets theft case in Silicon Valley in recent years. Here is a look at where the law stands on taking documents when leaving a job. What was...

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