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MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Science
The island nation of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean.MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated.But the large bulk carrier has since begun leaking tons of fuel into the surrounding waters.France has pledged support and the ship's owner said it was working to combat the spill.Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth declared the state of emergency late on Friday.He said the nation did not have "the skills and expertise to refloat stranded ships" as he appealed to France for help.The French island of Reunion lies near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is home to world-renowned c...
Russia declares state of emergency in Siberia after power plant spills 20,000 tons of oil

Russia declares state of emergency in Siberia after power plant spills 20,000 tons of oil

World
June 4 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency for a region in northern Siberia after oil spilled from a power plant into a river. A fuel tank at the plant in Norilsk ruptured on Friday, leaking 20,000 tons of diesel fuel into the nearby Ambarnaya River, contaminating portions of the waterway as far as 7 miles away from the site. Advertisement The plant's parent company, Norilsk Nickel, said it believes thawing permafrost caused one of the tank's pillars to collapse. Permafrost thawing is linked to climate change and has caused issues including damage to roads and homes as well as disruptions to herding and agriculture throughout Siberia. Greenpeace Russia issued a statement describing the incident as the largest oil spill in the history of the Russian Arct...
George Floyd death homicide, official post-mortem declares

George Floyd death homicide, official post-mortem declares

World
The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody, has been declared a homicide following an official post-mortem.He suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on 25 May, the report found.It listed Mr Floyd's cause of death as "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression".The examination also showed he had heart disease and recent drug use.The findings of the official post-mortem were released shortly after those of a private examination carried out by medical examiners hired by the Floyd family.That report said Floyd died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen) due to compression on his neck and back. It also found the death was a homicide, a statemen...
Kotak Mahindra Bank declares 10% pay cut for staff with over Rs 25 lakh annual salary

Kotak Mahindra Bank declares 10% pay cut for staff with over Rs 25 lakh annual salary

Finance
Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank has decided on a 10 per cent pay cut for the employees earning above Rs 25 lakh per annum, in a business sustainability move amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a communication. The move comes weeks after the top management voluntarily surrendered 15 per cent of their payments for 2020-21. The COVID-19 crisis is expected to have a heavy impact on the economy and many corporates have been cutting salaries. Some have also retrenched staff, with the unorganised sector being hit the most. The unemployment rate in India touched 27 per cent in the week to May 3, according to think-tank CMIE. What seemed like a 2-3 months phenomenon in the beginning, has turned out to be a pandemic with serious implications on both lives and livelihood. More impor...
Japan declares state of emergency; global cases top 2M

Japan declares state of emergency; global cases top 2M

World
April 16 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a nationwide state of emergency Thursday as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 2 million. The state of emergency now covers the entire country two weeks after Abe issued a declaration in Tokyo and six prefectures. Japan has more than 8,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 178 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. "I decided to put all prefectures under the state of emergency to curb infections in respective areas and especially to keep the movement of people to a minimum heading into the Golden Week holidays," Abe said. The emergency declaration will last until May 6. He also announced that Japanese citizens will receive an economic stimulus check of about $ 930 each. Britain British leaders,...