Covid inquiry: Media leaks during pandemic were frustrating – Swann

Covid inquiry: Media leaks during pandemic were frustrating – Swann

The health minister said it was a “lonely and challenging position” as the sole Ulster Unionist minister in the executive during the pandemic. Mr Swann was appointed health minister in January 2020 when power sharing at Stormont returned. But he added that on recollection it was also a “strength” as he did not have to … Read more

The next pandemic? It’s already here for Earth’s wildlife

The next pandemic? It’s already here for Earth’s wildlife

I am a conservation biologist who studies emerging infectious diseases. When people ask me what I think the next pandemic will be I often say that we are in the midst of one – it’s just afflicting a great many species more than ours. I am referring to the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza … Read more

India is in a good place but global economy is getting weaker, riskier: ​World Bank ​chief economist ​Indermit Gill

India is in a good place but global economy is getting weaker, riskier: ​World Bank ​chief economist ​Indermit Gill

There is now a consensus that interest rates are going to be higher for longer, but there is less agreement about how much higher and how much longer, said Indermit Gill, chief economist, World Bank. In an interview with Deepshikha Sikarwar on the side lines of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in … Read more

Declutter and take back control

Declutter and take back control

For Aanchal Kejriwal, it all started during the pandemic. People were stuck at home, trying to use the same space to work, eat, play and sleep — suddenly, space became suffocating, it became a constraint. Kejriwal had always been an organised person, and soon, she found herself helping friends to create systems in the house … Read more