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Notably, older adults aged 60-90, or adults who are most likely to have retired, used long-term stays on Airbnb more than any other age group.

One-third of remote employees would rather quit than go back to work in-person full-time: Airbnb

Nov 10, 2021

More than one third (38 per cent) of self-identified remote employees say they would rather quit their jobs than go back to work in-person full-time, a 7,500-consumer survey by Airbnb found.

At least 89 people, including 17 children, have tested positive for the Zika virus in a surge of cases in the Indian city of Kanpur

Zika outbreak: Surge of nearly 100 new cases in UP

Nov 10, 2021

The mosquito-borne virus Zika virus is a disorder that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.

Last month, Kamath was also appointed as the chairperson of India's newly established National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development.

Veteran banker K V Kamath appointed as senior advisor to KKR India

Nov 09, 2021

Most recently, Kamath served as the first president of the New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS nations, from its founding in 2015 until 2020.

Srinagar was among the 49 cities worldwide to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the craft and folk-art category on Monday.

Srinagar among UNESCO's 49 'creative cities'; PM Modi congratulates J&K

Nov 09, 2021

UNESCO's City of Crafts and Folk Arts project is part of the wider Creative Cities Network, founded in 2004, which designates cities worldwide that have made unique contributions to the field of crafts and folk arts.

The report also showed that only 28 per cent of families in Delhi-NCR plan to use an air purifier to cope with polluted air.

4 in 5 families affected by ailments due to air pollution, says survey

Nov 08, 2021

The survey conducted by the community social media platform LocalCircles had also found that about 22 per cent of citizens had visited a doctor due to an air pollution-related ailment. 

Meta Company has decided to file the necessary legal actions against Facebook.

Meta Company sues Facebook for allegedly 'stealing' its name

Nov 08, 2021

In a statement, Meta Company Founder Nate Skulic said Facebook lawyers have been "hounding" them to sell their name. When Facebook failed to buy them, it aimed to "bury" the company by media force, stated the company.

The court has also permitted to provide medication, spectacles, etc to the accused.

Delhi court sends Sushil, Gopal Ansal to jail for 7 yrs in Uphaar tragedy

Nov 08, 2021

The court has ordered Ansals to be taken into custody immediately, from where they'll be transferred to Tihar.

Air Marshal Dr Padma Bandopadhyay receives the Padma Shri award in the field of medicine.

Padma Awards: Sushma Swaraj, Kangana, Karan Johar among recipients of India's highest civilian honours

Nov 08, 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented a total of 119 Padma awards. The list comprises seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan awards and 102 Padma Shris. 

Pakistani Maritime Security Agency resorted to unprovoked firing on an Indian fishing boat in the Arabian Sea.

India takes serious note of death of Indian fisherman due to firing by Pakistan maritime agency

Nov 07, 2021

Sources said the Pakistani Maritime Security Agency fired at the Indian fishing boat resulting in the death of one Indian fisherman and injuring another.

Kotak also called for finding an immediate solution to the issue and to not drag it further.

Uday Kotak raises concerns on central banks printing too much money

Nov 06, 2021

Kotak said that central banks and sovereigns globally have only one medicine for all problems, that is printing money. However, this distorts value and values.

Thailand allowed quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated travellers from 63 countries, including India.

Planning to travel abroad? These countries have opened their borders for Indians

Nov 05, 2021

As COVID-19 cases decline in parts of the world, most countries have opened their borders for foreign travellers.

Education being the enabling factor is the best way to help and enable the marginalized sections of our society, Sood said.

Edtech Edukemy, Sonu Sood foundation join hands to prepare poor students for government jobs

Nov 03, 2021

Tie-up will provide 100% scholarships to poor students to prepare for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams for government jobs.

Covaxin has demonstrated 77.8 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19 and 65.2 per cent protection against the new Delta variant.

WHO grants emergency use listing to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

Nov 03, 2021

The global body's Technical Advisory Group has determined that Covaxin meets WHO standards for protection against COVID-19, the benefit of the vaccine far outweighs risks and the vaccine can be used, WHO said.

Modi also asked the officials to develop micro strategies, keeping in mind the experience so far, to go for saturation of vaccination by addressing the gaps at local level.

PM Modi holds review meet with districts having low COVID-19 vaccination rate

Nov 03, 2021

The district magistrates gave an account of the issues and challenges being faced in their districts which has resulted in low vaccination coverage.

The meeting - attended by representatives from China, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela among others - was presided over by the Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora.

COP26 Glasgow Summit: India calls for hike in climate finance to $1 trillion

Nov 03, 2021

Speaking at the Ministerial meeting of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) in Glasgow, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav also called upon the LMDC countries to work closely to protect the interests of developing countries.

Over 1,530 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi this year so far, of which nearly 1,200 were recorded in October alone, the highest count for the month in the last four years.

Dengue outbreak: Health Ministry sends central teams to 9 states, UTs

Nov 03, 2021

The move came amid Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir recording a considerable number of dengue cases.

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India's net zero 2070 goal will not impact peak oil demand target: HPCL

Nov 02, 2021

"Based on the energy requirement of the country, we need to move towards the different forms of energy and we need different forms of energy to cater to increasing needs of the country," chairman of Hindustan Petroleum Corp said

LIC's valuation is expected to be in the range of anywhere between Rs 12.85-Rs 15 lakh crore.

LIC seeks help from external agency to assess officers for promotion to senior management roles

Nov 02, 2021

While experts are baffled with an external agency deciding the promotion of top management officers, LIC claims it is part of an exercise to move beyond the traditional method of evaluation.

Yahoo is the second large US technology firm in recent weeks to reduce its operations in China

Yahoo pulls out of China due to 'challenging' business, legal environment

Nov 02, 2021

The company said in a statement that its services will no longer be accessible from mainland China as of Nov. 1.

The investor would be paid monthly rent, EMI, and bonus with further incentives to add additional investors.

CBI lodges FIR against GIPL, its owner in Rs 15,000-cr Bike Bot scam

Nov 01, 2021

In the alleged scam, the accused floated highly lucrative investment plans in the guise of a bike-taxi service. A customer could invest in one, three, five or seven bikes that the company would maintain and operate.

According to the IT department's statement, the searches revealed that the group has been suppressing its profits by inflating expenses on the purchase of materials.

I-T dept seizes Rs 100 cr after raids on a road contractor in Bihar, Jharkhand

Nov 01, 2021

The IT department has seized unaccounted cash of Rs 5.71 crore, placed ten bank lockers under restraint, while investment made in fixed deposits of about Rs 60 crore is under verification.