Author: Sakina Raj

Armed with a degree in English Literature, Sakina chose to explore the world of content writing and pursue it as a career. Sakina has been playing with words for over five years now and currently pens down articles for Marketprimes and various other online portals relating to diverse domains. When not writing, she can be found buried in the pages of a novel or sketching.

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Scientists begin Phase 1 human trial for new cancer-killing virus

Scientists begin Phase 1 human trial for new cancer-killing virus

health
Scientists have reportedly administered the first human patient with a revolutionary cancer-killing virus, known as Vaxinia, which has delivered successful results during animal testing. Now, the true test of the virus’ efficacy will begin with the new clinical trial. It is hoped that the body’s immune response will be amplified against cancer with the virus, which has been specifically engineered to kill cancer cells. In the
Woodside’s shareholders approve the merger with BHP’s petroleum arm

Woodside’s shareholders approve the merger with BHP’s petroleum arm

business
Woodside Petroleum, the biggest independent and dedicated oil and gas operator in Australia, has reportedly announced that its shareholders have approved the proposed merger with the Australian-British mining company, BHP Group’s petroleum unit to establish a top 10 globally independent oil and gas supplier worth $40 billion. as per vote results at Woodside’s annual meeting, the deal received 98.66% of the total final votes. The
Russia nationalizes Renault plant to bring back Soviet-era Moskvitch

Russia nationalizes Renault plant to bring back Soviet-era Moskvitch

world-news
The Russian Government has reportedly nationalized a Renault factory in Moscow and plans to use it for reviving the famous Soviet-era Moskvitch automotive brand, with the French automaker calling the move a responsible choice for its Russian employees. This is the first major instance of a transfer of private assets to the Russian state after the government threatened to nationalize Western firms that exited the country over its invasion of Uk
EU MEPs eyeing 20% cut to carbon emissions by 2025 to drive EV shift

EU MEPs eyeing 20% cut to carbon emissions by 2025 to drive EV shift

tech-science
European parliament lawmakers have reportedly called for a faster reduction in emissions caused by car pollution to speed up the transition to electric vehicles in the EU. In 2021, the European Commission had proposed to stop the production of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 as part of its green deal to tackle climate change. The European parliament’s environment committee has voted to support that target but added that carmakers
Cerebral under probe by DOJ over controlled substances prescription

Cerebral under probe by DOJ over controlled substances prescription

health
Online mental health startup, Cerebral, has reportedly stated that it is being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over possible violations of the Controlled Substances Act. In a company statement, the firm stated that it received a grand jury subpoena last week from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Under the Controlled Substances Act, the distribution of potentially addictive medicines like
Virtual currency, K-pop, battery firms rise up in S Korea’s top 500

Virtual currency, K-pop, battery firms rise up in S Korea’s top 500

world-news
The list of 500 biggest companies in South Korea in terms of sales has reportedly noted a significant change from the previous year, according to corporate tracker CEO Score, with the country reporting strong rise of K-pop, virtual currency, and battery firms. According to the tracker, the ranking of chemical battery maker, LG Energy Solution, rose to 44 in 2021 from 343 in 2020, as it witnessed a surge in demand for its pouch and cylinder-type
UK buyers stock up on cooking oil and other essentials as prices surge

UK buyers stock up on cooking oil and other essentials as prices surge

world-news
Shoppers across the United Kingdom have reportedly started to stock up on essentials like cooking oil and others as grocery price inflation reaches its highest in over a decade this month. As per the recent survey by market analyst Kantar, supermarket customers were bracing for the limited stock of some supplies as well as increased prices as the crisis in Ukraine raised public awareness of supply challenges and prices soared. Cooking oil s
Seafood trading platform Rooser raises $23 million in Series A

Seafood trading platform Rooser raises $23 million in Series A

business
Scottish startup Rooser, which offers a marketplace for seafood, has reportedly raised $23 million in Series A funding round. The company intends to utilize the new capital to expand into more markets and add more functions to its platform. Merchants on Rooser can either be those who fish or those looking to buy seafood for retail, wholesale, or trade purposes. Its product catalog has around 45 species which totals over 71,000 kgs, and over 30
J&J retracts sales forecast of COVID vaccines amidst excessive supply

J&J retracts sales forecast of COVID vaccines amidst excessive supply

business
The pharmaceutical company supplies 3% of all doses in the United States, and accounts for roughly 2% of administered doses in Europe Johnson & Johnson has pulled back its forecast on sales of the company’s COVID-19 vaccines after noticing the indecisiveness of low-income countries rendering a surplus supply of the shot, which was earlier believed to be the inoculation of choice for the developing world. Previously, the pharmaceutical