Starbucks, McDonalds and Wetherspoon all slash food prices

A $4bn cut in VAT has come into force, allowing firms in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to slash prices. Starbucks and McDonald’s are the latest firms to promise reductions after the chancellor ordered a temporary VAT cut from 20  per cent to 5 per cent. The treasury estimates households could save £160 a…

Covid-19 vaccine approved in India

Biocon’s Covid-19  Itolizumab gets regulatory approved in India. The drug could be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering  from moderate to severe respiratory distress.. According to Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,  biopharmaceutical company’s  chairperson, “ the randomised control trial indicated that all the patients with Itolizuamb responded positively and recovered. The clinical studies involving the drug are being…

Trump finally wears mask in public

US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public while visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place. I think when you are in hospital, especially in…

Amitabh Bachchan tested positive for Covid-19, rushed to hospital

  Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan himself took to his social media account to inform his followers about his status, assuring everyone that his family and staff have undergone tests and results are awaited. He concluded the message by saying yhat whoever came in contact with him in the past 10 days should get tested. He…

Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…

Gym reopens in Northern Ireland

In England, indoor gyms, leisure facilities, and beauty services including nail bars, tattooists will be able to open from 25 July and no date has yet been set in Scotland or Wales. Travellers arriving in the UK from more than 70 countries and British overseas territories no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks. The…

Jair Bolsonaro test positive for Covid-19

Brazil’s  President Jair Bolsonaro, who has previously dismissed coronavirus as a little flu, has tested positive for Covid-19, as he was feeling unwell on Sunday. He has been administered anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. He was once again tested for Covid-19 with a lung examination on Monday afternoon, the test employed the PCR…