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Fair & Lovely to lose 'Fair' from name, says Unilever

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Fair & Lovely to lose 'Fair' from name, says UnileverMUMBAI: Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice. Skin lightening cosmetics have a huge market in South Asia, but their promotion is being questioned, especially in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson said it would stop selling skin-whitening creams in Asia...
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Unilever has said that it will drop 'fair' from its 'Fair & Lovely' brand of skin lightening products. These products were criticized for promoting negative stereotypes about darker skin tones. The move comes following backlash on social media in wake of Black Lives Matter movement. Products marketed...

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While speaking to media in Mumbai on July 08, the Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope spoke on reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days amid coronavirus outbreak in the state. He said, "Hotels have re-opened in Maharashtra, likewise, we will consider reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days." "We are positive about it. If social distancing norms are strictly followed, then there is no problem in reopening these two," Health Minister added.

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Furniture company donates 2000 beds for Radha Soami Satsang Beas COVID centre [Video]

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Around 2000 beds made of polypropylene (a recyclable material) by BubbleGuard Division Nilkamal Limited have been donated for Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi amid coronavirus outbreak in the national capital. While speaking to ANI, the Executive Director of company, Mihir Parekh said, "When pandemic began, we began creating a range of COVID-19 solutions, including beds and virus-guard partitions for offices and buses, using polypropylene (a recyclable material). It can be assembled in less than three minutes." "We have supplied over 4000 beds to hospitals in Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jharkhand and several other locations. We have donated 2000 beds to Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhi," he added.

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Johnson & Johnson Cease Production Of Lightening Products [Video]

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The corporation behind Johnson's, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, and more has just vowed to stop selling two lines of skin-care products used for skin-lightening overseas. On June 19, in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter uprising, Johnson & Johnson said that it will cease production of two different lines from Asian and Middle Eastern markets that were used for skin-lightening lines.

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Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its coronavirus vaccine candidate in humans in July. The company said it will move up the timeline by about two months to start clinical trials. Previously the aim was to enter the clinic with the vaccine in September. The study will start in the second half of July and enroll 1,045 healthy volunteers in the US and Belgium. If the vaccine works, Johnson & Johnson has already pledged to distribute it at a nonprofit rate to help end the pandemic.

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Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine [Video]

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The early-stage human trial will begin in the second half of July as opposed to its initial forecast of September.

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Johnson & Johnson Moves Up Dates Of Human Testing For Covid Vaccine (1) [Video]

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Johnson & Johnson is the world's largest health care company. Business Insider reports that the company plans to start testing its coronavirus vaccine candidate in humans in July. On Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson it will move up the timeline by about two months to start clinical trials. It was previously aiming for trials in September. 1,045 healthy volunteers in the US and Belgium will join the study, which starts in July.

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'Why I've used skin-whitening products'

Radio 1 Newsbeat ask people from South Asian backgrounds about using of skin-lightening products.
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Nepal needs to be careful of China's tactics: Central Tibetan Administration [Video]

Nepal needs to be careful of China's tactics: Central Tibetan Administration

Lobsang Sangay, the President of Central Tibetan Administration has warned Nepal to be careful from China's tactic of elite co-optation. He made this statement over the question asked on the recent closeness between Nepal and China. "We lost our country because of elite co-optation and China's tactic of elite co-optation takes place everywhere in the world, including in South Asia and Nepal. So be careful," said Lobsang Sangay while talking to ANI in Dharamshala on June 25. The CTA is also referred to as the Tibetan Government in Exile which has never been recognized by China.

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South Asia faces a remittances crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

South Asia faces a remittances crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus lockdowns cost millions of migrant workers their jobs, halting billions in remittances they sent home.

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Reparations for historical crimes and injustices such as slavery and genocide have been made in other countries. Will the USA join the list?

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, co-owner of WNBA's Atlanta Dream, says Black Lives Matter threatens to 'destroy' America

Kelly Loeffler, the Georgia Republican Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner, says she will not give up her stake in the team despite calls to do so.

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