Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Business

UK allows direct flights from Qatar, UAE

Representative image) LONDON – The United Kingdom has allowed direct flights from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from June 8, But these flights must arrive at dedicated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham airports, the British government said on its website. Different requirements may apply for arrivals into Scotland, Wales ...

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Spain allows vaccinated travellers from anywhere in world

People walk on the promenade at Barceloneta Beach on June 6, 2021 in Barcelona. Spain will allow all vaccinated travellers to visit the country from June 7, as the tourism hotspot aims to revive its virus-battered travel industry.Pau BARRENA / AFP MADRID – In a bid to boost tourism amid ...

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WhatsApp confirms Disappearing Mode

;  Image Credit:: Reuters LONDON – WhatsApp users will be thrilled to know that the messaging app has announced it is coming up with a new set of features for users in the days to come. Once again, it was WABetaInfo that broke the news around the world. This time, ...

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6G commercialization is expected soon

HONG KONG – A Chinese industry body on Sunday issued a white paper on 6G technology, highlighting applications and potential key technologies for the next generation of wireless technology that could be 10 times faster than the peak speed of 5G mobile networks. The paper will give industry players a ...

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Amazon Ring’s Neighborhood Watch App Is Making Police Requests Public

AP Blog Image NEW YORK – Amazon Inc’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and ...

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India to Twitter: Last chance to comply with IT rule

(Source: Reuters) NEW DELHI – India has told Twitter Inc it has one last chance to comply with new IT rules, or face “unintended consequences” according to a copy of an official letter seen by Reuters. The new rules – which were announced in February and which became effective at ...

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G7 nations reach agreement over global corporate tax

Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON – Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations have endorsed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%, rallying behind a US-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hailed the “unprecedented commitment”, saying in ...

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UK approves Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15

LONDON – United Kingdom on Friday approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15 years old. In March, Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE had begun testing their Covid-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, ...

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Dogecoin now on Coinbase

LONDON – Dogecoin’s price dropped significantly after setting an impressive record, trading at $0.73 in early May. The cryptocurrency is currently rated the sixth-largest crypto in the world with a market capitalization of $48.7 billion, per CoinDesk. The meme crypto Dogecoin has increased in price after exchange platform Coinbase added ...

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NASA announces new missions to Venus

Source: NASA/JPL WASHINGTON – NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth s nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived. “These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an ...

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