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Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Science
SPLThe asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet's tropical rainforests, a study suggests.Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests.After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that made up these forests changed drastically.The team has outlined its findings in the prestigious journal Science.Co-author Dr Mónica Carvalho, from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution in Panama, said: "Our team examined over 50,000 fossil pollen records and more than 6,000 leaf fossils from before and after the impact."They found that cone-bearing plants called conifers and ferns were common before the huge asteroid struck what is now the Yucatan P...
Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Finance
Banking operations across the country, such as deposits and withdrawal at branches, cheque clearance and loan approvals , have been hit as United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) began a two-day agitation to protest against the proposed privatisation of two state-owned lenders. UFBU, an umbrella body of nine unions, in a statement claimed that about 10 lakh bank employees and officers of the banks will participate in the strike. Public sector lenders, including informed their customers that their normal working could be affected if the strike materialises. However, branches of private sector lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank are open as they are not part of the strike. The strike comes after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget announcement where she announced the ...
Bank operations may be hit by unions’ strike on Thursday

Bank operations may be hit by unions’ strike on Thursday

Finance
NEW DELHI: Banking operations across the country may be impacted on Thursday as some bank unions would be joining the one-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions. Ten central trade unions, except Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, will observe the nationwide general strike to protest against various policies of the central government. Many lenders, including IDBI Bank and Bank of Maharashtra, in regulatory filings on Wednesday said their normal working could be affected at the branches and offices. The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) are participating in the strike. "Lok Sabha in its recently held session has passed three new labour enactments by dismantling existing 27 enactments...
Industry body warns of higher prices if UK cannot strike trade deal with EU

Industry body warns of higher prices if UK cannot strike trade deal with EU

Business
Consumers in the UK could face higher prices next year unless a tariff-free trade deal with the EU can be reached, the British Retail Consortium has warned.The UK and EU remain locked in talks on a free trade deal but there are concerns an agreement will not be struck before the UK leaves its transition period at the end of the year. The latest round of negotiations broke up early last week after both sides admitted they continue to disagree on a number of issues.Around 80% of food imports come from the EU and the bloc plays a big role in supply chains for other items such as clothing and homeware. ...

22 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

World
A Turkish official says 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forcesBy ANDREW WILKS Associated PressFebruary 27, 2020, 9:59 PM1 min readANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish official said early Friday 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Hatay, the Turkish province bordering Syria's Idlib region, said the soldiers were killed Thursday. He said several seriously wounded troops were being treated in hospitals. A total 25 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria Thursday, with another three reported dead in a separate incident earlier in the day.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International