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Steel Safety Day and Safety and Health Recognition 2020

Today is Steel Safety Day, a day for worldsteel and its member companies to pause and dedicate their attention to the industry’s most important priority – the safety and health of its workers. Normally taking place on 28 April (aligned with the International Labour Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work), but this …

NTU Singapore scientists develop ‘mini-brains’ to help robots recognise pain and to self-repair


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Singapore, 15 October 2020 Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged. The system has AI-enabled sensor nodes to process and respond to ‘pain’ arising from pressure exerted by a physical …

Third International E-Waste Day focuses on education to raise awareness of e-waste problem

Brussels, 14 October 2020: More than 100 organisations from 50 countries worldwide will take part in the third International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October. The event, organised by the WEEE Forum, an international association of non-profit and sector-mandated e-waste collection schemes, brings together e-waste stakeholders across the world to promote the correct treatment …

INDIAN TEENAGER TAKES CHARGE OF BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION FOR A DAY

This week, 18-year-old Chaitanya Venkateswaran from New Delhi had the unique opportunity to spend a day as the UK’s senior most diplomat in India. As top boss – overseeing the UK’s largest overseas network – Chaitanya’s busy day included handing out tasks to the High Commission’s department heads, interacting with senior female police officers, meeting …

SIPRI statement on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 9 October 2020) SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Nobel Committee, the motivation for the prize was ‘for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a …

2 in 5 Indian professionals are in distress: LinkedIn

1 in 3 Indian professionals believe remote working is slowing career progression, making them feel more lonely, and harming work-life balance India, October 8, 2020: Towards World Mental Health Day 2020, LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, has released key survey data from April to September 2020 to highlight how pandemic stress and remote …