30 October 2020
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced a rule that will likely curb US companies’ use of skilled foreign workers which officials said was necessary to protect American jobs amid mass unemployment triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The rule will significantly increase the minimum wages companies must pay to workers enrolled in the H-1B visa program.

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With 55,838 new Covid-19 infections, India’s total cases surge to 77,06,946. With 702 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,16,616. Total active cases are 7,15,812 after a decrease of 24,278 in last 24 hrs. Stay with TOI for the latest developments

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The government has shot off a stern letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, conveying its strong disapproval over misrepresentation of the Indian map, and asserted that any attempt by the micro-blogging platform to disrespect the country’s sovereignty and integrity is totally unacceptable. In the letter, IT secretary said such attempts raise questions about Twitter’s neutrality.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for the three-phased Bihar elections promising to distribute the coronavirus vaccine free of cost once approved by the ICMR, and also assured 19 lakh jobs for youths of the state. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, releasing the party’s manifesto, said vaccine is the first promise mentioned […]

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The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in US District Court for the District of Columbia. Notable rulings include one in 2019 saying that lawmakers should get their subpoenaed financial records of President Donald Trump. He also dealt with a food-industry […]

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RCB pacer Mohammed Siraj, who ripped through KKR’s top-order with a “magical performance”, said skipper Virat Kohli’s surprise decision to hand him the new ball lifted his confidence. Siraj’s first three wickets came without conceding a run as he became the first bowler in IPL history to bowl two maidens in a single game. RCB […]

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After introducing fresh and long-life camel milk apart from chocolates, home-grown dairy giant – Amul – has forayed further into value-added products with the launch of camel milk ice-cream and milk powder. A first even for India’s dairy major, camel milk has remained in the news since last two years. PM Modi had earlier revealed […]

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Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have received validation for ‘COVIRAP’ — the diagnostic machine developed by them for its efficacy in detection of Covid — from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Multiple commercial units have already approached the institute for technology licencing of the device that is easy to operate and affordable, and can produce […]

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Just weeks after deciding to open up the space sector, the department of space (DoS) has proposed to enable private Indian firms to not just use existing space assets for communication services, but also develop new systems, launch satellites and sell services abroad under its Spacecom Policy-2020. As per draft, companies will be allowed to […]

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