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Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Entertainment
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Extinction: Conservation success set against 31 lost species

Extinction: Conservation success set against 31 lost species

Science
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Watch: TXT isolates, reunites in ‘We Lost the Summer’ video

Watch: TXT isolates, reunites in ‘We Lost the Summer’ video

Entertainment
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band Tomorrow X Together is back with a new music video. The K-pop group, known as TXT, released a video Thursday for the song "We Lost the Summer." Advertisement At the beginning of the video, the members of TXT receive a text announcing the COVID-19 lockdown. The members are then seen isolating at home and reuniting virtually and in person as winter arrives. TXT previously told Teen Vogue that "We Lost the Summer" was inspired by teenagers' experiences during the health crisis. "COVID-19 has completely changed our lives, and we wanted to tell a story that only we could tell in this moment," Beomgyu said. "'We Lost the Summer' represents this sentiment. It's our story but it's still a subject that teens all over the world can relate to," he added. "It's ...

Wage relief for those who lost jobs in lockdown

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Oct 16, 2020)NEW DELHI: The government is launching a campaign, Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY), to ensure that Employees’ State Insurance Corporation-registered workers who had lost their jobs during the lockdown can claim of 50% of their wages for up to three months as unemployment relief even if they have resumed work. ESIC is going to deploy its Rs 44, 000 crore kitty with a formal notification on Friday. “So far the response has been weak but we expect it to pick up. We are planning to advertise and reach out to more beneficiaries,” a labour ministry official told TOI. The move is seen as an outreach to those displaced by the lockdown and blunt the criticism that the government did not take care of migrant and factory workers, who were
Earth’s ‘lost species’ only the tip of the iceberg

Earth’s ‘lost species’ only the tip of the iceberg

Science
Scientists have calculated how many mammals might be lost this century, based on fossil evidence of past extinctions.Their predictions suggest at least 550 species will follow in the footsteps of the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat.With every "lost species" we lose part of the Earth's natural history, they say.Yet, despite these "grim" projections, we can save hundreds of species by stepping up conservation efforts.The new research, published in the journal Science Advances, suggests that humans are almost entirely responsible for extinctions of mammals in past decades. And rates will escalate in the future if we don't take action now.Despite this "alarming" scenario, we could save hundreds if not thousands of species with more tar...