ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

As a global leader in e-mobility, ABB is committed to driving innovation in the sector, supporting greater adoption of electric vehicles. ABB has unrivalled expertise in electrification, having sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the […]

World Bank announces 2-year conditional non-debarment of Indian company for corrupt practices

World Bank on Wednesday announced a two-year conditional non-debarment of an Indian company in connection with corrupt and fraudulent practices in two road infrastructure projects in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Egis India Consulting Engineers Private Limited is accused of corrupt and fraudulent practices in the Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project and the Uttar Pradesh […]

Vietnam’s military-run telco among Asia’s most influential companies: ACES Awards

Viettel, owned and operated by the Ministry of National Defense, is known for its pioneering use of digital technology to create a more tech-savvy society thanks to several of its digital transformation schemes, including a focus on developing e-government management, smart cities, and digital transformations in the health, education, and transport sectors.

Apple, Google ban one of the most popular games in the world

Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game “Fortnite” from their app stores for violating the companies’ in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging the two companies’ rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier on Thursday as the […]

COVID-19 vaccine: How do pharma companies get volunteers for trials, what are the risks, and other questions answered

“Once the trial is over, we will get to know who got the placebo and who got the vaccine. Generally, we don’t disappoint the volunteer who took part in the trial and got a placebo — we will ensure he gets the vaccine on a priority basis, once it is approved,” Rao said.

What Would a World Without the U.S. Postal Service Look Like?

Who would carry mail to the Hualapai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon? To islands off the coast of Maine? To rural villages in Alaska? Only the post office goes to those places and thousands of others in the United States, and all for 44 cents. And it’s older than the United States itself.

Pandemic wipes out most profits of catfish companies

Mekong Delta catfish farmers worry about lower prices The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that the total catfish output in the world will reach 3 million tons in 2020, of which 50 percent is from Vietnam.

Google wants to help you travel safely in a post-COVID world with new Search tools

“As restrictions and advisories begin to lift, we’re adding information about travel resuming in a specific destination on Google Search. In the next week, you’ll see the percentage of open hotels with availability and flights operating at the city or county level based on Google Flights and Hotels data from the previous week,” Google’s Richard […]

World’s Largest Italian Beef Sandwich To Be Donated To Homeless

“We’re honored to be provide a healthy meal featuring our signature sandwich to folks who are working to build new lives for themselves and their families,” said Buona owner Joe Buonavolanto. “It’s truly our pleasure to help Cornerstone continue to make a difference in Chicago.”

This startup wants to turn Dubai’s desert into farmland

Clay-rich soils hold more nutrients and water, she says, which “probably” reduces irrigation requirements. However, Hannam warns that desert ecosystems are fragile. “You are putting something quite different into that desert ecosystem, which wouldn’t normally be there,” she says.