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HIV cases–Pakistan

Disease outbreak news 3 July 2019 On 25 April 2019, the local administration in Larkana district was alerted by media reports of a surge in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among children in Ratodero Taluka, Larkana district, Sindh province, Pakistan. A screening camp was initially established at Taluka’s main hospital. Later, screening was expanded to other

Latest weakening further undermines rationale of EU steel safeguard – putting even further steel jobs at risk

Brussels, 3 July 2019 – The EU steel safeguard, ostensibly designed to ward off import surges in the wake of the US’ section 232 steel import tariffs, has been automatically raised by 5% despite steel industry protests and the expressed concerns of a number of Member States. This significant rise in the size of the


The initiative is aimed at recognising the best practices from the world in the areas of cloud computing New Delhi, 2nd July 2019: In its continued efforts to develop a sustainable IT enabled talent pipeline for the industry for future technologies, IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council NASSCOM along with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is organising

Snapdeal introduces success-linked advertising option for its sellers

~Postpaid model allows sellers to pay for advertisements after getting orders~ ~Allows sellers to improve sales with low investments~ New Delhi, 02 July 2019: Snapdeal, India’s leading value-focused e-commerce firm has introduced ‘Pay Per Transaction’ model of advertising for its sellers. The sellers who advertise on Snapdeal under this model pay only when they successfully

The Year of the Robot Carer: World Economic Forum Unveils Top Emerging Technologies of 2019

The World Economic Forum’s annual list of top emerging technologies includes social robots, data storage using DNA, cheaper and safer nuclear reactors and a novel way of reining in rogue proteins Technologies are selected based on their potential to have a mainstream impact on societies and economies within five years Dalian, People’s Republic of China,

ArcelorMittal completes sale of several European steelmaking assets to Liberty House Group

ArcelorMittal (‘the Company’) announces that yesterday it completed the sale to Liberty House Group (‘Liberty’) of several steelmaking assets that form the divestment package the Company agreed with the European Commission (‘EC’) during its merger control investigation into the Company’s acquisition of Ilva S.p.A. Assets included within the divestment package are: ArcelorMittal Ostrava (Czech Republic),

Microsoft calls for greater collaboration between tech companies and government to strengthen consumer trust in digital services

Only 41% of consumers in India trust organizations offering digital services to protect their personal data: Microsoft-IDC study Consumers feel that technology companies, followed by the government, should take the lead in building trust and using AI in a trusted manner New Delhi, June 27, 2019 – Unveiling the results of a new consumer study,


27th  June 2019, Roorkee: On 17th June 2019, IIT Roorkee signed an MoU with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) the largest and most prestigious school of engineering in Portugal.   Founded in 1911, IST is a public school of engineering and technology, part of Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon). IST’s alumni have held prominent positions in both the

Crisis in steel industry, steel safeguard and cost of innovation key topics at European Steel Day 2019

Brussels, 26 June 2019 –The European Steel Association (EUROFER) is today hosting its annual conference, European Steel Day 2019: Transitioning to the Future of EU Industry to highlight the challenges the sector is currently facing. These include the very difficult situation of the industry, the EU steel safeguard, and the need to support innovation if

World Drug Report 2019: 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders while only 1 in 7 people receive treatment

VIENNA/ NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ ADDIS ABABA/ NAY PYI TAW, 26 June – Improved research and more precise data have revealed that the adverse health consequences of drug use are more severe and widespread than previously thought. Globally, some 35 million people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders and who require treatment services, according