Month: January 2022

Russia will have to pay ‘heavy price’ if it invades Ukraine, warns US president Joe Biden

Mr. Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, has stated that Russia will “pay a heavy price” if its military units cross the Ukrainian border, which will be interpreted as a “invasion.” In a statement issued Thursday, the Treasury Department said it would sanction individuals who participated in influencing activities directed by the …

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Germany’s Covid-19 infections hit record high amid Omicron wave

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for Infectious Diseases reported that the seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate in Germany exceeded 600 for the first time, with 638.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants recorded, marking a first for the country. Because of the more contagious Omicron variant that is spreading throughout Europe, daily infections in Germany have also …

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GATE 2022: Candidates demand postponement of exam due to surge in COVID cases; all you need to know

Exam dates, hall tickets, and other eligibility requirements can be found on the official website, which can be accessed at http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/. With less than one month until the start of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022, a number of candidates are calling for the exam to be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation …

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Twitter debuts hexagon-shaped NFT profile pictures

In a press release issued on Thursday, Twitter Inc. announced the launch of a tool that allows users to display non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as their profile pictures, capitalising on a digital collectibles craze that has exploded in recent months. Customers who subscribe to the company’s Twitter Blue subscription service will be able to access the …

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: India to begin its campaign with tie against Pakistan

On Friday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule for the Men’s Twenty20 World Cup in 2022. The first match of the tournament will take place on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Team India will face off against the Pakistani team (MCG). The Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to …

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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category; city likely to receive light rain till evening

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, the air quality in the national capital remained in the’very poor’ category on Friday (SAFAR). The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) is 353, which indicates poor air quality. The air quality index (AQI) was 318 yesterday. Government agencies classify an AQI between zero …

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Netflix confirms renewal of ‘Squid Game’ for second season

WASHINGTON: Prepare to take a deep dive into the world of Squid Game for the second time. Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, has officially renewed the popular show for a second season. According to Variety, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, confirmed the continuation of season 2 during the company’s fourth-quarter 2021 …

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Covid-19: Isolation not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing positive

The revised guidelines for international arrivals have stated that travellers arriving in India from any country who test positive for Covid-19 will be treated and isolated in accordance with the standard protocol, rather than being required to be managed at an isolation facility, according to authorities. This will provide some relief to international passengers arriving …

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What the Metaverse has to do with Microsoft’s deal for Activision

When asked about the term “metaverse” during a roughly 15-minute investor and media call held shortly after the Tuesday announcement, executives from Microsoft and Activision responded affirmatively “many times (more than ten). If you take a look at our vision for what a metaverse could be, we believe that there will not be one centrally …

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Good news for travellers! Thailand to resume quarantine-free entry for vaccinated visitors from Feb

From the beginning of next month, Thailand’s Covid-19 task force has announced that the country will resume its quarantine-free travel scheme for inbound visitors who are fully vaccinated. Xinhua news agency reports that the ‘Test & Go’ quarantine exemption scheme was suspended on December 22, 2021, only seven weeks after it was first implemented, due …

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