Trump Signs Order to Suspend H-1B, L-1 Visas Till December

US President Donald Trump suspended H-1B, L and other temporary work permits, which he said is aimed at protecting local workers who are facing unemployment due to the spread of Covid-19. The decision was blasted by the US tech industry, which said it would hurt innovation and delay the recovery of the US economy. “We have a moral […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic Entering ‘New and Dangerous Phase’: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a “new and dangerous” phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had seen 150,000 new cases with half of those coming from the Americas and large numbers also from […]

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2021 to Start on a ‘Tech’alicious Note! CES Global Gadget Fest on Track Despite Pandemic, will Take Place in January

Consumer Electronics Show organizers said Wednesday that they are going ahead with plans to bring together people from around the world at a massive annual gathering in Las Vegas. The Consumer Technology Association trade group decision to hold a gadget extravaganza known to attract tens of thousands of people bucks a trend of live conferences being cancelled […]

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US Announces Relaxations for H-1B Visa Holders and Green Card Applicants

The US government has given a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and Green Card applicants, who have been served notices for submission of various documents, in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday said the 60-day grace period for responding to its requests will include requests for […]

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Turn Mobile Data on: Your Smartphone can Predict Coronavirus Spread Two Weeks in Advance

Tracking the aggregated movements of people using their mobile phone data may help predict the geographical and temporal spread of COVID-19 infections up to two weeks ahead of time, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature, analysed the distribution of population outflows from Wuhan, China, during the early stages of the […]

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Oscars Changing Eligibility Criteria in Covid Times, will Consider Films that didn’t get Theatrical Release

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that doles out golden statuettes every years, seems to be relenting towards streaming platforms. Despite opposition from some members, the board of governors has approved a rule change that will make made-for-streaming movies eligible to win Oscar awards. But there’s a caveat: digital-only movies will be considered only […]

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Uber Launches Direct, Connect Services to Deliver Your Groceries, Couriers

Uber has partnered with a number of companies across the globe to deliver essential items to users amid the lockdown enforced in countries around the world in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. For instance, in India it has partnered with Flipkart to deliver groceries to people in select cities. Taking this trend forward, Uber has launched two […]

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Google will Now Help You Locate the Nearest COVID-19 Testing Center

In a bid to spread awareness about the coronavirus, Google will now tell its users about the nearest COVID testing centers. As per a report published in The Verge, if you search for stuff related to COVID-19 on Google, the site will display information about coronavirus testing centers near you. The feature has been implemented in […]

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