Could TB vaccine protect medics from COVID-19?

Could a common vaccine used for decades to protect against tuberculosis help shield health workers from COVID-19? While developing a specific immunisation against the coronavirus sweeping the planet will likely take many months, researchers are studying the potential benefits of the BCG shot, which many people around the world receive as children. Laboratories and pharmaceutical […]

English Premier League footballers should ‘take pay cut’: Matt Hancock

The British government on Thursday (2) said English Premier League footballers should take a pay cut, amid outrage at top-flight clubs using a furlough scheme for non-playing staff. Tottenham, Newcastle and Norwich have said they will use a government scheme to guarantee 80 per cent of salaries for staff up to a maximum of £2,500 […]

World could face food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO

The heads of three global agencies warned on Wednesday (1) of a potential worldwide food shortage if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown to slow the spread of the virus but that has resulted in severe slow-downs in international trade and […]

‘Talent should come from all parts of society’

EVENT EXPLORES EQUALITY CHALLENGE THE inaugural GG2 Diversity Conference, featuring an array of speakers from ethnic minori­ties and the military, took place in London last Thursday (26). Hosted by the Asian Media Group (AMG), publishers of East­ern Eye and Garavi Gujarat news­weekly, the conference was at­tended by up to 150 guests. They heard presentations by […]

All About Music: India’s 1st inclusive music conference

All about Music is India’s first ever annual inclusive music conference that is going to held on September 18 and 19 at Mumbai. This music conference wishes to create, build and sustain the prospects between the various verticals and markets of the music industry and also evaluate global business prospects and create a gateway for […]