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Indian Government resumes visa to foreign nationals under all categories: Starts 5 & 10 year e-tourist visas to foreign tourists traveling to India.

India becomes the first nation in the world to resume travel to India and permit all kinds of visa to India after international travel was suspended worldwide, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government of India, has decided to restore all categories of tourist visas for foreign nationals and also issue fresh visas with immediate effect. The government has already…

INDIA CROSSES 1 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES: INDIA BECOMES 3RD COUNTRY TO CROSS 1 MILLION COVID-19 CASES

With a record single-day surge of 34,956 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past 10 lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 10,03,832, while death toll mounted to 25,602 with the highest number of 687 fatalities recorded in a day,…

Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google will invest $10bn (£7.93bn) in India in the next five to seven years, the chief executive of its parent company Alphabet Inc has announced. Sundar Pichai spoke at the annual Google for India event, held online. The investment will be used to build products and services for India, help businesses go digital and use technology “for social good”. “This…

India Coronavirus Update: Covid-19 crosses 900,000 & 540 deaths in one day

Indian Coronavirus latest news: Total number of cases in India has now crossed the 900,000 mark. Maharashtra has 260,924 cases, Delhi 113,740, and Tamil Nadu 142,000. Indian Coronavirus latest update: India has recorded over 28,000 new cases in a day to take its total number of Covid-19 cases to 907,645. This is the third consecutive day when India has recorded over 28,000…

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Crypto lender Celsius defends bitcoin mining plans as bankruptcy kicks off

Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network said bitcoin mining is key to the company’s restructuring efforts at a U.S. bankruptcy court hearing on Monday in Manhattan. New Jersey-based Celsius received approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn to spend $3.7 million in construction costs at a new bitcoin mining facility and $1.5 million on customs and duties on imported bitcoin mining rigs.…

The hike is (almost) here! Now for what comes next: Five questions for the European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is set to deliver its first interest-rate hike since 2011 this week, yet markets are already fast-forwarding to focus on the path for higher rates beyond Thursday as economic prospects darken. That outlook is getting murkier by the day because inflation is still accelerating and growth slowing sharply. “The trade off the ECB is facing is…

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Crypto lender Celsius defends bitcoin mining plans as bankruptcy kicks off

Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network said bitcoin mining is key to the company’s restructuring efforts at a U.S. bankruptcy court hearing on Monday in Manhattan. New Jersey-based Celsius received approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn to spend $3.7 million in construction costs at a new bitcoin mining facility and $1.5 million on customs and duties on imported bitcoin mining rigs.…

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Weirdest films from Cannes 2022

After a two-year hiatus following Covid restrictions in France, the Cannes International Film Festival saw full seating capacity this year, befitting its 75th anniversary celebration. Actor Tom Cruise’s career retrospective and honorary Palme D’or, a Top Gun: Maverick promotional fighter-jet flyby, as well as the celebrity allure of red carpet appearances, made for some of the eye-catching spectacles that the Palais des Festivals…

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Paris Fashion Week’s Haute Couture features weird, wacky and wonderful designer clothing

Four days of the fashion world’s top designers displaying their most extravagant designs have come to an end, with flowers, balloons and live horses featured on the Haute Couture runways. Dior’s line by Maria Grazia Chiuri started the week for 2022-23 autumn/winter collections with simple and elegant design.  The stage set was created by Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, with a collection featuring everything expected by the average person from…