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    Cloud cooking land: Indian housewives become gig economy chefs

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2020

    Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India’s gig economy — now she is part of an...

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    Climate crisis spawns high tide of greenwashing

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2020

    From big tech to Big Oil, global corporations in all sectors are churning out climate action plans to reduce carbon footprints and adapt to tomorrow’s...

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    Paying off hackers could be a total loss: research

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2020

    Paying off hackers after a ransomware infection could end up being a total loss, according to a study released Thursday which finds some attackers just...

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    Bangladesh ranks poorly in global talent competitiveness

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2020

    Bangladesh slipped by six positions in a year in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020 and ranked 124 out of 132 countries. In the region...

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    Dubai announces record tourism arrivals in 2019

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2020

    Dubai welcomed a record 16.73 million tourists in 2019, an improvement over the previous two years driven by soaring Chinese, Russian and Omani visitor numbers....

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    Davos financiers pump $1.4t into fossil fuels: Greenpeace

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    Some of the world’s biggest banks, insurers and pension funds have collectively invested $1.4 trillion in fossil fuel companies since the Paris climate deal, Greenpeace...

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    Global resource consumption tops 100b tonnes a year

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw...

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    Insurers must put premium calculator on web sites

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:39pm on January 21, 2020

    The Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority on Tuesday asked all insurance companies to put a link of a calculator on their web sites so that...

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    Govt admits rejection of TU reg application high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The government has finalised its response to the complaints made by worker delegates of some countries against Bangladesh about non-observance of International Labour Organisation conventions,...

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    Govt to miss 3-crore job creation target: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Tuesday said that the government would miss its target of creating 3 crore jobs in the country by 2030...

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