World Bank Group to discontinue publishing ‘Doing Business’ report

New Delhi, September 17 The World Bank Group has decided to discontinue publication of its Doing Business report on country investment climates following allegations of irregularities. The decision was taken after a probe of data irregularities allegedly due to pressure by some top bank officials to boost China’s ranking in…

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New Lebanon PM seeks ‘quick fixes’ to help his country out of economic crisis

New Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged Lebanon’s people to put their trust in his government as he seeks “quick fixes” to help his economically shattered country. Read More | Source: CNN…

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iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 Mark a Boring Year for Apple

We talk with IDC India Research Director Navkendar Singh on this week’s Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital to discuss the Apple event and whether the iPhone 13 series, new iPad, new iPad mini, and the Apple Watch Series 7 will move the needle in India — or are merely a boost…

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Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end: NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul

India's indigenously-developed Covid vaccine Covaxin may soon receive Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organisation, eventually enabling its recipients to travel abroad without mandatory quarantine, NITI Aayog's Member, Health, VK Paul said on Wednesday. Read More | Source: DNA…

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Positive decision could be coming in before September-end: Niti Aayog Member VK Paul on WHO nod for Covaxin

“We know of positive developments – data sharing, data evaluation going on through multiple reviews and we know that we’re close to a decision point,” VK Paul said. Read More | Source: Zee News…

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Positive decision could be coming in before August-end: Niti Aayog Member VK Paul on WHO nod for Covaxin

“We know of positive developments – data sharing, data evaluation going on through multiple reviews and we know that we’re close to a decision point,” VK Paul said. Read More | Source: Zee News…

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Britain was a world leader in travel. Not any more

Britain’s strict Covid-19 testing requirements for overseas visitors and Brits wishing to holiday abroad had a “devastating impact” on the UK travel industry this summer, causing it to fall behind European rivals and putting thousands of jobs at risk. Read More | Source: CNN…

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Facebook Shields Certain Celebrities, Politicians, High-Profile Users From Some of Its Rules: Report

Facebook exempts certain celebrities, politicians, and other high-profile users from some its own rules for posts as part of a program launched as a quality-control mechanism, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Government asks states to stress on acceleration of prevention activities for vector diseases

The Centre has written to states and UTs emphasising on the acceleration of prevention and control activities for vector-borne diseases such as dengue, without cutting any corners for safety from Covid-19. …

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