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Working from home: The rise of the DIY office

Working from home: The rise of the DIY office

Technology
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IIFL Home Finance launches next phase of green affordable housing

IIFL Home Finance launches next phase of green affordable housing

Finance
New Delhi: IIFL Home Finance on Thursday announced the launch of the sixth edition of 'Kutumb' initiative that focuses on promoting "green affordable housing". Green Affordable Housing has Asian Development Bank, German Agency for International Cooperation, Climate Bond Initiative, International Finance Corporation, Green Building Council of India and UK sovereign fund CDC as its partners. Considering government's focus on affordable housing, IIFL Home Finance through Kutumb aims to extend the mission of 'Housing for All' to 'Green Housing for All', IIFL Home Finance said in a release. In the past, the housing financier has successfully completed five chapters of Kutumb across Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, it said. "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the mindset of bui...
Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Technology
The head of the UK's data watchdog won't be heeding Boris Johnson's plea to get back to the office - as it has emerged she is working in Canada, eight hours away from her team of more than 500.The news was greeted with fury from senior figures in the UK's data protection community, who accused Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham of abandoning her post at a moment when data issues are most central. "We are in a national crisis, and she has abandoned her post. She must resign," wrote tech policy analyst Heather Burns on Twitter.Data protection consultant Pat Walshe said: "I am taken aback by this revelation. We need urgent change at the ICO."The news that Ms Denham, who is Canadian, is working in the Canadian Pacific Time Zone, emerged in a Freedom of Information request sent to the In...
Watch live: NASA astronauts head home in SpaceX capsule

Watch live: NASA astronauts head home in SpaceX capsule

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Two NASA astronauts left the International Space Station on Saturday evening in SpaceX's groundbreaking Crew Dragon capsule, headed for an at-sea landing Sunday afternoon off Pensacola, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico. The astronauts, flying in the capsule they named Endeavour, began to undock from the International Space Station at 7:30 p.m. EDT, a few minutes ahead of schedule. They are to splash down at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday. Advertisement During the undocking, a command from Earth released 12 hooks on the International Space Station that had held the SpaceX capsule in place. Then, two very quick engine burns fully separated the capsule from the space station at 7:35 p.m. EDT, followed by a longer engine burn that further distanced Endeavor from the space stat...
Dame Barbara Windsor moved into care home as Alzheimer’s worsens

Dame Barbara Windsor moved into care home as Alzheimer’s worsens

Entertainment
Former EastEnders star Dame Barbara Windsor has been placed in full-time residential care after her Alzheimer's worsened during lockdown.Scott Mitchell, her husband of 20 years, said he had acted on the advice of her neurologist but the decision had still been immensely painful. He said the 82-year-old actress left the couple's property in mid-July and moved to a care home in London.He told The Sun: "I feel I'm on an emotional rollercoaster. I walk around, trying to keep busy, then burst in to tears. It feels like a bereavement. Image: Dame Barbara pictured in 1964, during the early days of her acting career "It's always been my biggest fear that one day I would have to take her somewhere and she'd be thinking: 'Why would he do this t...