GE & Ford to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days starting from April 20

In a statement, Ford Motor Co said it will produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days from its plant in Michigan in collaboration with General Electric’s healthcare unit. Following this, it can build 30,000 ventilators per month so as to treat patients afflicted with China’s Wuhan coronavirus. The simplified ventilator design, licensed by GE…

Investor Pressure Forces Barclays To Announce Net Zero Carbon Target By 2050

Barclays Bank has announced it would reduce its carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 as it conceded to investor pressure over its climate track record. The London headquartered bank had promised to align all of its financing activities with the goals and timelines of the Paris agreement. It will start with rethinking of its…

European cities have cleaner air thanks to the lockdown

With most cities in Europe being in a lockdown so as to contain the Wuhan Coronavirus, air pollution is falling significantly in urban areas across Europe, shows new satellite images on Monday. Cities including Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid have shown a reduction in average levels of noxious nitrogen dioxide from March 5 to…

$800 Million To Be Donated By Google Towards Fight Against Coronavirus Crisis

More than $800 million to support businesses, organizations and healthcare workers has been committed by Google, to help the in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and most of that amount will be in the form of free advertising. A total of $250 million in ad grants — an increased amount compared to the $25…

Virgin Atlantic To Approach UK Government For A Bailout Due To Virus Hit: BBC

A BBC report has claimed that Virgin Atlantic will be approaching the United Kingdom government for a bailout package worth hundreds of millions of pounds soon as it is hit very hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Other airlines also expected to ask the government for help. The government has said that it will intervene to…