Australia Resumes Repatriation Flights From India For Stranded Citizens

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from today, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said. Ms Payne said that a flight today departed from Sydney to pick up Australian passengers in New Delhi before arriving back in Darwin on Saturday. It has also carried life-saving oxygen equipment […]

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Dr Fauci Said Increasing Covishield Dose Gap Is a Reasonable Approach For India

In an Interview with ANI on Thursday, White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said: Dramatically ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive is key to ending the crisis in India and extending the gap between two doses of Covishield is a reasonable approach.” Dr Fauci said: “When you are in a very difficult situation, the […]

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Google signs satellite connectivity deal with SpaceX

On Sunday, Google announced that it has signed a deal with SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit. SpaceX will install Starlink terminals at Google’s cloud data centers around the world, aiming to utilize the cloud for Starlink customers and enabling Google to use the satellite network’s […]

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US CDC says fully vaccinated people can avoid wearing masks in most places

On Thursday US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people can avoid wearing masks outdoors and indoors in most places. In a press conference CDC director Rochelle Walensky said: “If you were fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We […]

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EU Judges rejects Amazon’s $300 million tax bill

Judges from the European Union’s second-highest court have rejected a €250 million ($300 million) tax bill lodged against Amazon in 2017 as part the bloc’s ongoing fight against the company. The case was one of a number spearheaded by Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, in which sweetheart tax deals given to powerful corporations were framed […]

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Biden signs executive order to improve national cybersecurity

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order implementing new policies to improve national cybersecurity. The executive order outlines a number of initiatives, including reducing barriers to information sharing between the government and the private sector, mandating the deployment of multi-factor authentication in the federal government, establishing a Cybersecurity Safety Review Board modeled after […]

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FCC approves $7 billion For Emergency Connectivity Fund Program

The FCC has recently approved $7.17 billion fund for schools and libraries across the country to help students and teachers to access the internet for online learning. The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program will allow schools and libraries to purchase equipment to be used off-site and to get reimbursement for equipment already purchased to address remote learning needs […]

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US State attorneys general told Facebook to cancel plans to build Instagram for kids

On Monday, In a open letter, US National Association of Attorneys General told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to cancel its plans to build Instagram for children under the age of 13. The letter is signed by 44 different state-level attorneys general representing a majority of US territories. “It appears that Facebook is not responding to […]

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Pfizer gets FDA approval to use its COVID-19 vaccine on kids ages 12 to 15

The Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 has got FDA approval to use its COVID-19 vaccine on kids that are 12 to 15-year old, the Food and Drug Administration announced today. Previously, the shot was authorized for people 16 years of age and older. The companies asked the FDA to expand the authorization to include the new ages […]

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