Gurjar shakes off Rio trauma and hopes podium place in Tokyo

Sundar Singh Gurjar, centre, beat Dinesh Herath Mudiyanselage and Indian compatriot Ajeet Singh for javelin gold at Dubai 2019. Photograph: Luc Percival I am now throwing beyond 68 metres says India’s Para javelin ace By Jaswinder SidhuNew Delhi, September 27, 2020Sundar Singh Gurjar reached the call room 52 seconds late for the javelin event at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Event organisers disqualified him.India’s top … Continue reading Gurjar shakes off Rio trauma and hopes podium place in Tokyo

‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Experts link some severe cases to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body ‘Men are more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19’ By Sudeep SonawaneWashington, September 27, 2020Weak areas in immunity of some people explain why Covid-19 symptoms vary a lot, experts say after two recent studies that open new directions for treatment.Mutations in vital immunity genes of 3.5 percent patients and auto-antibodies … Continue reading ‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

In an exclusive interview Chinese Ambassador to the State of Qatar Zhou Jian tells Ashraf Siddiqui China’s reasons to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council. Doha, Qatar August 18, 2020 Could you explain why China’s National Peoples Congress decided to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council?This decision follows the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s report sent to the central … Continue reading New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

By Shoeb MohammadDoha, July 29, 2020Pandemic and disruptions are old. When the world grappled with Spanish flu in 1918 and impact of the World War-I, two new industries – oil and automobile – emerged. Within 10-20 years all the horse-drawn- carts and carriages disappeared from roads in New York and other big cities. This was a major disruption in the transportation. Horses used move carts … Continue reading Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

British retail brand plans hub in Oman

By Conrad PrabhuMuscat, July 25, 2020In a major boost for Oman’s aspirations to position itself as an international logistics hub, the world-renowned UK based multi-brand, multi-channel retailer Sainsbury’s is preparing to establish a new operations hub at Suhar on the Sultanate’s Sea of Oman coastThe announcement was made by Sohar Port and Freezone, the country’s principal integrated commercial gateway, industrial port and free zone development.“We … Continue reading British retail brand plans hub in Oman

Oman’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 355

Oman ObserverMuscat, July 25, 2020The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Health Thursday said six people died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll in Oman to 355.The ministry announced 1,099 new cases of Covid-19 in the Sultanate, including 979 Omanis and 120 residents, which brought the total number of positive cases to 72,646.According to the ministry spokesperson, medical authority tested … Continue reading Oman’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 355

Scientists discover Vikings suffered smallpox 14 centuries ago

London, July 23, 2020Experts say smallpox virus has tormented humans for at least 1,400 years. Scientists posit their claims of discovering extinct strains of smallpox from studies of teeth of Viking skeletons.Smallpox caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor prevailed worldwide for many centuries till human perseverance eradicated it in the 20th century.The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in … Continue reading Scientists discover Vikings suffered smallpox 14 centuries ago

Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

By Caroline BroganLondon, July 27, 2020New research by five global institutions shows Earth vibrations caused by human activity dropped by 50 percent between March and May 2020.This period saw governments strictly enforcing shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Researchers say this quiet period could be triggered by social distance rule, closure of services, industry, and drastic drop in tourism and travel, according to the research paper … Continue reading Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

Gas exporters forum launches analytics tool to forecast market trends

By Mohammad ShoebThe Peninsula, June 21, 2020The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) announced last Saturday it has developed a more powerful tool to analyse data and forecast gas market trends such as demand, supply and expected prices in regional markets.Using time-series data and other information, the advanced econometric-model provides member countries and customers with valuable insights to make informed decisions.The enhanced Global Gas Model will … Continue reading Gas exporters forum launches analytics tool to forecast market trends

Satellite images backed report says Chinese troops ‘regularly crossed into Indian territory’

Surat, June 18, 2020By Sudeep SonawaneChina’s Peoples’ Liberation Army troopers regularly crossed into Indian territory while patrolling routes on the border, a research analysis says.Author of the study, published by Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Nathan Ruser backs this claim with many satellite images taken on June 16 and earlier.The Australian independent think tank’s report gives clarity on the real situation in the conflict areas. … Continue reading Satellite images backed report says Chinese troops ‘regularly crossed into Indian territory’