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Apple modifies app review process, letting developers ‘challenge’ guidelines


June 23, 2020

Apple Inc said it would let software developers “challenge” the guidelines that govern its app review process and will end its practice of blocking routine bug fixes over minor violations. Apple’s App Store is the only way for developers to distribute their software to consumers’ iPhones and iPads. Apple keeps between 15% and 30% of revenues generated by developers in …

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Chinese firm gets approval to begin human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine


June 23, 2020

BEIJING: China has approved a coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products’ unit to begin human testing, the company said in a filing on Tuesday. The potential vaccine, co-developed by Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical and the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has received a certificate from the National Medical Products Administration to launch clinical …

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Top pharma eyes approval of COVID-19 vaccine by first half of 2021


June 23, 2020

PARIS: French drugmaker Sanofi said on Tuesday it expects to get approval for the potential COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline by the first half of next year, faster than previously anticipated. Sanofi, which is hosting a virtual research and development event, and GSK had said in April the vaccine, if successful, would be available in the second …

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ECC enhances borrowing powers of provinces


June 23, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Co­­or­dination Committee (ECC) of the Cabi­­net on Monday substantially enha­­­nced borrowing powers of the provinces to secure cash surplus for budget support in line with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. The meeting presided over Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh also put in place a series of measures for import of about 2.5 million tonnes wheat …

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Oil price consultations continue


June 23, 2020

KARACHI: The government on Monday heard from various stakeholders in the oil industry, including downstream marketing and refining, about their recommendations on pricing reform for the vital vehicular fuel that has been in short supply in many cities around the country. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had created a subcommittee to produce recommendations on how pricing reform ought to be …

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ECB to honor front line workers during West Indies Test series


June 23, 2020

Manchester: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to honor heroic cricketing key workers by naming the upcoming Test series against West Indies as ‘#raisethebat”. According to the details, the #raisethebat campaign will celebrate heroes within the cricket family, many of whom have been playing the innings of their lives to support those in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 is the most watched women’s event – ICC


June 23, 2020

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 became the most-watched mega event in women’s cricket history.  The event had already clocked up 1.1 billion video views via ICC digital channels, which is more than 20 times the video views delivered in the previous edition played in the West Indies in 2018 and 10 times the previous …

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Pacer Muhammad Irfan rubbishes rumours of his death


June 23, 2020

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has quashed rumours of his death as “fake news” saying he was doing “well”. The 38-year-old, known for being the tallest person to play first-class cricket at 7ft 1in (2.16 m), said false reports saying he had been in a car accident were “baseless”. “Some social media outlets have been spreading a baseless fake news about …

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