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Winging it: Paris gallery keeps visitors apart with extension hats

The colourful papier-mâché hats are modelled on headgear from the Song dynasty, which ruled China between 960 and 1279, with extensions just long enough to keep wearers the one metre (three feet) apart stipulated in France’s COVID-19 regulations. The first Song emperor is said to have ordered his officials to ... Read More »

Art van adds a splash of colour to drab Gaza life

He and wife Arwa, both jobless college graduates, did painting in their spare time before coming up with the idea of putting their hobby to more productive use. “We wanted to display our paintings to the public in vital places… Amid the coronavirus, we also wanted to make living,” he ... Read More »

Outdoor Swiss hotel ‘rooms’ give new meaning to light and airy

Guests “perform”, without an audience, by spending the night in a double bed with unobstructed views of majestic landscape. The services of a white-gloved “modern butler” — often a local farmer in jeans and Wellington boots — are included in the 295 Swiss francs ($300)-a-night cost. Created by twin brothers ... Read More »

2nd Phase of Vande Bharat Mission to continue till June 13

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said so far, Air India has operated 103 flights under this phase to bring back stranded Indian nationals. The Indian Navy has also made sorties to bring back returnees from Sri Lanka and the Maldives.  After the commencement of the Vande Bharat Mission from 7th ... Read More »

FDI can be explored in NBFCs to strengthen them: MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari

The Minister opined that strengthening of NBFCs, state cooperative banks, district cooperative banks and credit societies is required to extend support to MSMEs during this challenging time.  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday held meetings via video conferencing with the representatives of the Council of Leather Export, FICCI-‘NBFC Program’ and IMC ... Read More »

CSIR lab to organize nationwide summer research training programme

Jorhat-based CSIR-NEIST got the mandate from DG, CSIR Dr Shekhar C. Mande to organize and coordinate a country-wide CSIR-Summer Research Training Programme (CSIR-SRTP-2020).  An online programme (CSIR-SRTP-2020) is going to be discharged through the faculties and mentors from 38 CSIR laboratories spread across the length and breadth of the country. ... Read More »

Recovery rate of COVID-19 cases improves to around 48% in country

A total of 3,804 people affected by COVID-19 have recovered during the last 24 hours. So far, over 1,04,000 cases have been cured.  Presently, there are 1,06,737 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has further ramped up the testing capacity for ... Read More »

Bangladesh reports 35 deaths, 2423 New Corona positive cases

With this, the total number of people infected by Corona virus has gone up to 57,563 in the country. So far, 781 people have died. 571 people recovered in the last 24 hours. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country tested 12,694 samples during this period, ... Read More »