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UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat

UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat

Science
British scientists have joined the race to produce meat grown in the lab rather than reared on the hoof.Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat.If the process can be reproduced on an industrial scale, meat lovers might one day be tucking into a slaughter-free supply of "bacon".The researchers say the UK can move the field forward through its expertise in medicine and engineering.Lab-based meat products are not yet on sale, though a US company, Just, has said its chicken nuggets, grown from cells taken from the feather of chicken that is still alive, will soon be in a few restaurants.Chemical engineer Dr Marianne Ellis, of the University of Bath, sees culture...
ICICI Lombard, MobiKwik join hands to provide cyber-insurance cover of Rs 50,000

ICICI Lombard, MobiKwik join hands to provide cyber-insurance cover of Rs 50,000

Finance
NEW DELHI: ICICI Lombard and Mobikwik Monday announced a partnership to offer cyber-insurance cover of Rs 50,000 to protect against online frauds. General insurer ICICI Lombard and digital financial services platform Mobikwik said the partnership aims to provide protection against unauthorised and fraudulent transactions online, across bank accounts, debit/credit cards and mobile wallets. The cyber-insurance can be availed digitally through an app at only Rs 99 per month and with a sum insured of Rs 50,000, said a release. MobiKwik users can avail the 'Commercial Cyber Insurance' policy underwritten by ICICI Lombard and enjoy the benefit of a stress-free and secured transaction for its users who opt for this cover, it added. "This relationship with MobiKwik further strengthens ICICI Lombar...
State Bank of India to join SWIFT's global payment interface

State Bank of India to join SWIFT's global payment interface

Finance
MUMBAI: State Bank of India will soon sign up with the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transactions’ (SWIFT) Global Payment Interface (gpi), adding to the list of Indian banks that have subscribed to the interbank communication channel’s new payment interface which is set to make cross-border transactions much more secure and transparent, a top official said. “We are in the final stages of approval with SBI and we hope to announce the partnership soon,” said Kiran Shetty, CEO Swift India. India’s largest lender will join 11 of its counterpart banks that will have subscribed to this payments platform which comes with features such as such as end-to-end payment tracking, access to unaltered remittance information, faster and more transparent transactions. These ba
Brendan Rodgers: Celtic boss set to join Leicester after permission for talks

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic boss set to join Leicester after permission for talks

Sports
Brendan Rodgers is expected to become Leicester City's manager after Celtic gave him permission to speak to the Premier League club.The Foxes are keen to install a successor to the sacked Claude Puel as soon as possible.First-team coach John Kennedy is set to take charge of Celtic for Wednesday's Scottish Premiership trip to Hearts. "Brendan has indicated that this is an opportunity he wishes to investigate further," Celtic said in a statement.Former Liverpool boss Rodgers cut short a BBC interview when asked about the Leicester vacancy after the champions' win over Motherwell on Sunday. They are eight points clear of nearest rivals Rangers in the league as they chase an eighth successive ti...
Arsenal transfer news: Laurent Koscielny turned down chance to join Thierry Henry at Monaco

Arsenal transfer news: Laurent Koscielny turned down chance to join Thierry Henry at Monaco

Sports
STAYING PUT The defender has only recently returned from a long spell out with an Achilles injury Laurent Koscielny turned down the chance to join Monaco, opting to stay with Arsenal at least until the end of the season. The defender only returned to action in the Europa League win over Qarabag in December, having not played since rupturing his Achilles in the same competition in May 2018 against Atletico Madrid. Koscielny turned down a move to Monaco His injury curse struck again when he was forced to pull out of the FA Cup win against Blackpool last Saturday after picking up a back problem in the warm-up. According to Le10 Sport, Monaco manager Thierry Henry was interested in bringing his former team-mate to the Stade Louis II this month, b...