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Xiaomi Reportedly Fires Over 900 Employees Amid Economical Crisis

Amid the economical crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Xiaomi reportedly fired more than 900 employees. On August 21, local media reported that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi fired close to 3% of its workforce. The company reported a sharp decline in the second quarter revenue and to control the expenses and crisis, let go of the employees. However, Xiaomi has not yet made this confirmation.


Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Xiaomi, Chinese Mobile, Work Force, Covid-19 Pandemic, Economic crisis

Courtesy: Zee News India

CM Bhagwant Mann

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No Fine On Motor Vehicle Tax For 3 Months: Punjab Govt

The AAP-led Punjab Government announced a major relief for pandemic hit transporters in the State. On April 23, CM Bhagwant Mann said, transport businessmen, are allowed to pay motor vehicle tax without any penalty in the next three months. "Transporters are the backbone of our economy and we stand by them in every need". Notably, this was one of the promises made by during the 2022 polls.

Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - 05:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19 Pandemic, Transport Business, Punjab Government, Bhagwant Mann, AAP

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Delhi Records 314 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Delhi recorded 314 Covid-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the national capital up to 18,41,890. As per the Delhi government health bulletin, 1,009 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the highly vaccinated national capital. Delhi has also reimposed the mask mandate amid a surge in the number of infections. Public health experts have strongly advised against panic.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 01:20 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Covid-19, Coronavirus, pandemic, Covid-Pandemic, Covid-19 Pandemic

Courtesy: ANI

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EU To Extend Use Of Covid Certificates

While several countries have just recently lifted Covid-related mandates, the European Union is not planning to drop the use of digital Covid-19certificates yet. The certificate is granted to the vaccinated, the Covid-19 recovered, and to those who recently tested negative. There have been widespread protests in Europe against the use of Covid-19 passes, with several MEPs also citing its inability to stop Covid-19 spread, and flagging human… read-more

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 12:12 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Covid-19, European Union, Coronavirus, pandemic, Covid-19 Pandemic

Courtesy: ANI

H-1B Visas

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US To Waive Off In-Person Interview For H-1B & Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants

US Government is likely to waive off in-person interviews for H-1B and immigrants' visa applications. The decision was taken to shorten wait time for visa applicants, until next year. The US Government said that with this step, they are emphasising on global travel recovery, ensuring safety and reducing wait time, along with national security. Notably, H-1B and non-immigrant visa applicants include artisans, musicians, student visas,… read-more

Fri, 24 Dec 2021 - 04:24 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: H-1B visa, United States, non-immigrants, Travel Visa, Covid-19 Pandemic

Courtesy: Asianet Newsable

Gurudwara Darbar Sahib

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Pilgrims Thank Indian Govt For Reopening Kartarpur Corridor

The 4.7-kilometer-long Kartarpur corridor was reopened for pilgrims on November 17. It was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic for a long time. ''It's a welcome step. People have been eagerly waiting to offer prayers at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan,'' said Gurvinder Singh, a Pilgrim. Reportedly, the corridor provides a visa-free facility to the shrine. It was opened in 2019 for the first time for pilgrims. 

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 - 09:31 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Kartarpur corridor, Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Pilgrims, Covid-19 Pandemic, Pakistan

people getting vaccinated

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COVID-19 Update: India Records 10,929 New Cases In Last 24 Hours

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 10,929 active COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, on November 6. Reportedly, the recovery rate stands at 98.23 percent with the total recoveries reaching 3,37,37,468, as per reports. Besides, the country's active case load stands at 1,46,950, with a positivity rate… read-more

Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 09:53 AM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Coronavirus, Corona Vaccine, Covid-19 Pandemic, covid update

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Black Widow

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Disney+ OTT Fires Back At Scarlett Johansson For Suing Them

Following Scarlett Johansson's claim suit against Disney+ for the release of Black Widow on OTT at the same time as the theatrical, the media conglomerate retaliated. Walt Disney Co. termed the litigation "callous disregard to the pandemic and Johansson has earned $20 million from the project so far". However, Johansson had claimed that the OTT release was Disney's attempt to increase their stock price at her cost.

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 04:35 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Scarlett Johannson, Walt Disney Co, disney+, Covid-19 Pandemic

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Unaccounted excess deaths in the pandemic

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India Reports 10 Times Higher Deaths During Pandemic Than Covid

Excess deaths in India have crossed between 3.4 to 4.7 million in this COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all of them are caused by COVID-19 but are hugely influenced by the pandemic. Currently, India does not have an estimated excess death count while the mortality surveys are only till 2019. US-based Center for Global Development researchers utilized three data sources to evaluate the excess all-cause deaths in the pandemic till 21 June.

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Excess deaths, India, Covid-19 Pandemic, mortality survey

Courtesy: BBC News

Shot dead

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Son Shoots Dad In Anger, Surrenders To Police: Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad Police has arrested a 29-year-old man named Shivam Chanana on July 8 when he informed them that he had shot his father dead. Reportedly, Chanana shot his father in anger, on seeing him screaming at his mother. He has been charged under IPC Section 302 (murder). Besides, Channa was released from jail a few months ago on parole to decongest jail amid the COVID-19.

Sun, 11 Jul 2021 - 02:55 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: murder, Ghaziabad, Covid-19 Pandemic, KILLED

Courtesy: Times Now