Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Recently, Google India confirmed that one of its employees in Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Also, Mindtree and Dell had declared the case of Coronavirus infection of their employee in Bangalore. With the recent confirmation by Google India, the total number of techies infected by COVID-19 in Bangalore has increased to 3. Coronavirus has its first toll in Kalburgi, Karnataka where a 76-year-old succumbed to the deadly virus. The deadly virus is infecting Indians at an alarming rate, so far 74 people in India have been confirmed of…

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COVID-19 invades Iran

Coronavirus Havoc

Iran is in the eye of the storm, amidst mounting US pressure on clerical rulers leading to a weaker economy, and public protests against rising fuel prices and Ukrainian plane crash, now the country has been invaded by COVID-19. Iran recorded the highest deaths by COVID-19 outside China. The total number of COVID-19 suspected cases in Iran has increased to 900, and official figures put the death number to 16. Though the people of Iran have a feeling that the administration is undermining the threat by the deadly virus and…

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China again alters the counting methodology for Coronavirus cases

Coronavirus

Coronavirus death toll in China has reached 2,118 and the total confirmed cases of infection have increased to 74,576. Amidst the havoc caused by the deadly virus, China has revised the diagnostic methodology sixth time. The country has changed the diagnostic and counting methodology twice in almost one and a half weeks. The change in the diagnostic method now excludes patients from Hubei Province, who have been diagnosed using clinical methods such as CT scan and by assessment of symptoms. Now they will be re-tested by the new diagnostic method…

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Donald Trump gives a mixed-signal before his visit to India

Donald Trump visit to India

US President Donald Trump made an ambiguous statement before his maiden visit to India on the coming Monday. He has been reported to say that he is fond of Prime Minister Modi but is not happy with India’s treatment of the US. He also suggested that there can be a trade deal between the two countries, but the speculations of mega-deals may be hyperbole for the moment. The US president made these remarks at an airbase outside Washington DC, before heading for a three day visit to attend domestic events. …

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The US increases H1B visa application fees by $10

H1B Visa

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is modernizing its immigration system to deter fraud, improve vetting processes and for strengthening the integrity of the program. Acting director of USCIS, Mr. Ken Cuccinelli said that an electronic registration system is being implemented to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the immigration program. He further added that the change in the registration process will be in favor of both the petitioners and the Federal agencies. To support the changes in the registration process, an additional fee of $10 shall be…

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Trump’s maiden visit to India and defense contracts

Donald Trump visit to India

US President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting India for the first time on 24th and 25th February 2020. Trump’s visit is expected to come along with a bundle of new defense contracts between the two countries. It is noteworthy that the US had declared India as its “Major Defence Partner” in June 2016. Followed by which the defense trade between the two countries rose to USD 18 billion in 2019. Since then the defense cooperation between the two sides has seen an upward trend. The new expected…

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Turkish plane accident on the runway

Turkish Plane Accident

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 carrying 171 passengers and 6 crew members skidded off the runway at Sabiha Gokcen airport. The unfortunate accident is said to have killed three passengers and injured more than 170 onboard. The plane flew from Izmir province in the west and was trying to land in rough weather conditions. The Sabiha Gocken airport was closed after the accident and flights were diverted.  22 out of 171 passengers on the fated plane were foreign nationals from 12 different countries, while others were Turkish. The two pilots,…

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India cancels visas of Chinese visitors

India Cancels VISA for China

Following suit of Japan and other countries, now the Indian government has canceled existing visas of Chinese and other foreign travelers who have been to China in the past two weeks. The recent decision has been taken in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. So far, Coronavirus has infected 20,438 people in China and has killed 427 people, including the deaths in Hongkong and the Philippines. The situation is getting worse, and the virus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The WHO has yet…

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Russian borders are closed for China!

Coronavirus Impact

Kremlin, in the Far East, shares 4,209 km of border with China, its biggest trading partner. The long border has been temporarily shut down for passengers from China, though goods transit maintains a status quo.  The border shutdown has been brought in wake of the deadly CoronaVirus and its ill effects. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says, the country is committed towards its citizens and shall do everything to protect them.  Kremlin has also stopped issuing electronic visas to Chinese nationals. Electronic visas can be used by Chinese nationals to…

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Coronavirus

The deadly Coronavirus originated from Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei, which has spread across Mainland China and also across its border. The number of confirmed deaths by the virus has reached an alarming figure of 80, while the total confirmed cases of Coronavirus across the nation has increased to 2,744. The virus has impacted about a dozen other countries including those in Europe and the USA. This outbreak reminds of the deadly pandemic SARS pathogen, which also originated from China in 2002 and killed hundreds of people.  How is…

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