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Michael Gove takes on the 'throwaway culture' of plastic bottle waste

Michael Gove takes on the 'throwaway culture' of plastic bottle waste

Michael Gove told colleagues the introduction of the 5p charge on single-use plastic bags had contributed to a reduction of almost 90% in their use, in a clear demonstration of what can be achieved by targeted official action. May and Environment Secretary Michael Gove briefed the Cabinet on the plans yesterday, arguing they were needed to tackle the UK's "throwaway culture".


Discovery Communications moving from Silver Spring to NYC

Discovery Communications moving from Silver Spring to NYC

The plan will see Discovery's HQ move to NY, with a national operations headquarters based at Scripps' home in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Certainly these are challenging times in the communications industry and the recent Scripps merger involving Discovery undoubtedly had a significant impact", says Leggett in a statement.


Pokémon Go is Dropping Older iOS Device Support

Pokémon Go is Dropping Older iOS Device Support

While we don't yet know what updates the game will receive as a result of this move, it is a shame that many younger players, who often inherit their family's second-hand devices, will lose their ability to continue playing without a financial investment in updating hardware.


Reports say China may slow US Treasury purchases, trade tensions cited

Reports say China may slow US Treasury purchases, trade tensions cited

However, with China holding approximately $3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, it was not clear what other markets would be large enough to invest in should China reduce its participation in the Treasury market, raising some speculation that the news may constitute some political bargaining.


UIDAI strengthens security for Aadhaar holders

UIDAI strengthens security for Aadhaar holders

Aadhaar-issuing body will start the service from 1st of March this year and it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the Virtual ID from the 1st of June. The UIDAI has also introduced the concept of "limited KYC" under which it will only provide need-based or limited details of a user to an authorised agency that is providing a particular service.


Pari poster: After 'screamer' teaser, Anushka Sharma comes to haunt with witch

Pari poster: After 'screamer' teaser, Anushka Sharma comes to haunt with witch

Sharma, who has also started shooting for Aanand L Rai's Zero alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, shared the teaser on Twitter, with the caption "Sweet dreams guys". " Pari not a fairytale", is what perhaps best describes the new poster of the film, which features Anushka Sharma and the creepy demonic creature.