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Biden brings moon rock from last lunar mission into Oval Office

Biden brings moon rock from last lunar mission into Oval Office

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A moon rock that President Joe Biden has placed in the Oval Office came from the last Apollo mission in 1972, raising hopes that he will support a new lunar landing program already underway. The White House said the moon rock was part of Biden's goal to have the office reflect the best of American accomplishments. Advertisement Astronauts chipped the rock from a large boulder at the base of the North Massif mountain in the Imbrium Impact Basin. The stone's official name is Lunar Sample 76015,143, which refers to NASA's generic numbering system for more than 840 pounds of rock retrieved during Apollo missions. Scientists were pleased with the testament to science and space exploration. Ellen Stofan, director of the National Air and Space Museum, posted a mes...
Heathrow Airport brings in robots to fight coronavirus

Heathrow Airport brings in robots to fight coronavirus

Technology
Disinfection robots have been installed at Heathrow Airport as part of measures to help keep the passengers and staff safe from the coronavirus.Previously used to tackle hospital acquired infections, the machines move through the airport terminals disinfecting high risk touch points like bathrooms and lifts.The robots use ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill viruses and stop them replicating.The airport has also brought in other features including anti-viral wraps on escalators, and trolleys and passenger temperature checks.BBC Click’s Lara Lewington reports.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Young working professionals to cut down expenses as post-Covid world brings uncertainty, job loss

Young working professionals to cut down expenses as post-Covid world brings uncertainty, job loss

Finance
MUMBAI: As the country enters the final week of the third phase of the COVID-19-induced lockdown, public sentiment is getting into negative territories with over 50 per cent of those polled having a negative outlook on income. What is more, younger and those in the middle-income consumers are more worried about their income post-COVID, loan repayments and spending, says an international survey. According to a survey by international consultancy Boston Consulting Group, as much as 85 per cent of those in the poll are worried about servicing loans post-moratorium, while more than 40 per cent are planning to cut down spending in the next six months as they fear about their jobs and income. The survey, carried out during the third phase of lockdown (May 4-17) among 1,300 consumers in metros ...
RBI brings in Central Fraud Registry, a likely major gamechanger for banking

RBI brings in Central Fraud Registry, a likely major gamechanger for banking

Finance
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India will create a Central Payment Fraud Registry to monitor digital payments related frauds on a real-time basis and provide customers with periodic aggregated data of risks associated with individual payments operators in a bid to improve customer confidence in these channels. “In order to carry forward these efforts and ensure quick and systemic responses, it is proposed to facilitate the creation of a Central Payment Fraud Registry that will track these frauds,” central bank governor Shaktikanta Das said during Monetary Policy press conference. “Payment system participants will be provided access to this registry for near-real time fraud monitoring. The aggregated fraud data will be published to educate customers on emerging risks.” A detail framework on t...
Lettings fee ban brings cheer to tenants

Lettings fee ban brings cheer to tenants

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device A ban on "unfair" fees charged by lettings agents to tenants in England has started, two-and-a-half years after the plan was first announced.It means tenants will no longer face fees for services including viewings, credit checks, references and setting up a tenancy.Citizens Advice claims people renting privately in England have collectively been paying £13m a month in these fees.Landlords say rents could rise and choice fall as a result of the ban.The ban in England was first announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in November 2016, when the government said it would become law "as soon as possible". The detail of the new rules have been fiercely debated by all sides ever since.Can a landlord kick me out?...