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Climate change: Biden’s first act sets tone for ambitious approach

Climate change: Biden’s first act sets tone for ambitious approach

Science
Getty ImagesMake no mistake, returning to the Paris climate agreement is not mere symbolism - it is an act cloaked in powerful, political significance. While re-joining the pact involves the simple signing of a letter and a 30-day wait, there could be no more profound signal of intention from this incoming administration.Coming back to Paris means the US will once again have to follow the rules.Those rules mean that sometime this year the US will need to improve on their previous commitment to cut carbon made in the French capital in 2015. This new target, possibly for 2030, and President Biden's commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, will be the guide rails for the US economy and society for decades to come.Coming back to Paris really means it is no longer "America First". It ...
Trump changes tone with Saudi Arabia over killing

Trump changes tone with Saudi Arabia over killing

World
Donald Trump has said he is "not satisfied" with Saudi Arabia's response to the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The US president initially described the explanation that the journalist was killed after a fist fight as "credible", but his latest comments were more cautious.Asked if he was satisfied that Saudi officials had been fired over Mr Khashoggi's death, he said: "No, I am not satisfied until we find the answer."But it was a big first step, it was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer." 1:43 ...
RBI's June policy a close call, tone to remain hawkish: UBS

RBI's June policy a close call, tone to remain hawkish: UBS

Finance
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to maintain the repo rate at 6 per cent in the ensuing policy review meeting next week, however, there is also a probability of a pre-emptive hike by 25 bps, says a UBS report. According to the global financial services major, the June policy review meeting is likely to be a close call, while the tone of the policy statement is expected to remain hawkish. "In its monetary policy review, scheduled for 4-6 June, we expect the MPC to maintain the repo rate at 6 per cent. However, we assign a 40 per cent probability that the MPC will pre-emptively hike rates by 25 bps in the meeting," Tanvee Gupta Jain, Economist, UBS Investment Bank said in a research note. In its first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2018-19, RBI left repo rate unchanged at 6...
How to tone up your back

How to tone up your back

Health
Guilty of neglecting your back muscles? You're not the only one. We often focus mainly on the muscles we see in the mirror and end up completely forgetting about the ones at the back. While our abs may be on point just in time for our summer beach holiday, our back could do with a little work in the gym. However, we've got you sorted with the best exercises for toning your back and feeling fantastic, from back to front.Not only will working on your back boost your overall physique, but it'll also dramatically improve strength and posture. A clever combination of the right diet plus the back exercises that give you the most bang for your buck will get you on the right path to eliminating excess fat and back pain. These two effective exercises are bound to make you feel strong, powerful and...