Video PlayerClose Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2019 shows giant panda cubs at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. A total of seven giant panda cubs born in the base in 2019 met the public here Tuesday. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing) CHENGDU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Seven newborn giant panda cubs made their first public appearance on Tuesday at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Seven baby giant pandas born in 2019 were arranged in the shape of the number "70" to express best wishes for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, said Zhang Zhiping, director of the panda research base. As of September, a total of nine giant panda cubs were born at the base this year with a survival rate of 100 percent, including the panda baby with the world's heaviest birth weight of more than 200 grams and the world's lightest-born baby panda, only 42.8 grams. The Chengdu research base ranked second … [Read more...] about 7 new born panda cubs make public debut in Chengdu
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WeWork said it will begin job cuts “in earnest” this week in the U.S., a bid by the struggling office-sharing startup to stabilize its business amid staggering losses. Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure told staff in an email Monday that the process, which will involve eliminating and scaling back some functions and responsibilities, “will make us stronger and better able to generate even more opportunities over the coming months and years.” Soon after withdrawing its registration for an initial public offering in September, WeWork told staff to brace for extensive job cuts. People familiar with the matter have said they could total about 2,000 or some 16% of the global workforce. Some of those cuts have already begun. Claure said he plans to brief staff about the company’s future on Friday, when he’s expected to tease a five-year plan for WeWork. A WeWork spokeswoman declined to comment on the job cuts. After the company’s valuation … [Read more...] about WeWork says job cuts to begin ‘in earnest’ this week in U.S.
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has decided to henceforth debar all candidates providing wrong information about their academic qualifications and divisions to take part in its recruitment exams by declaring them ineligible from all such future exams.The period of debarment would also soon be decided, inform officials.A decision in this regard has been taken by the commission after many such cases emerged wherein candidates were found to have provided wrong information while filling in online forms but later when the commission undertook verification of records, their claims were found to be false, resulting in loss of time and resources for UPPSC and even resulting in unnecessary litigations which often held up the recruitment drives, officials of the commission aware of the move informed.UPPSC secretary Jagdish confirmed the step and said it was necessitated owing to repeated instance of many candidates doing so.He said a … [Read more...] about UPPSC to debar candidates providing wrong information in forms
NEW DELHI: In future, fashion e-tailer Myntra will not only be able to track your fitness level and recommend products based on it, it will also be able to deliver them the same day. The company, which is working on a strategy to differentiate itself from players such as Amazon and parent Flipkart, will be rolling out new initiatives such as stylists on call, an embedded fitness tracker Myntra Move and hyperlocal services through its acquisition, Pretr, while focusing more on bridge-toluxury, luxury and international brands, sources said. "It's increasingly becoming crucial for fashion e-commerce players such as Myntra and Ajio to differentiate themselves from the horizontal marketplaces like Flipkart and Amazon and create their own unique identities. Currently, many fashion products that are available on Myntra are also there on Flipkart or Amazon India. Myntra has been following a similar discounting pattern like Flipkart and Amazon. In that case, the player with bigger muscle … [Read more...] about Myntra to focus on luxe brands, track your fitness
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who failed to ask even a single question during the entire tenure of the 16th Lok Sabha and whose low level of participation was conspicuous all through his three terms as MP since 2004, seems to be taking a different stand in the 17th House. As many as 10 questions have been listed in his name for this week alone. Gandhi has posed questions to various ministries with special focus on Kerala - he is currently an MP from Wayanad in Kerala. He has posed questions to the tribal affairs ministry on the resettlement of flood-affected tribals in Kerala and to the finance ministry on the financial assistance provided to flood-affected states, including Bihar, Karnataka and Kerala. He has questioned the rural development ministry on whether it has received proposals from the Kerala government under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana phase-III and sought details of the measures being taken to assess the state of health of various tribal communities, … [Read more...] about Wayanad MP ready with a barrage of questions