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Facebook to cut employee salaries, promote pay based on work location: Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said employees who move out of Silicon Valley once the company reshapes its post-pandemic remote-work policies could be subject to salary reductions. The tech giant is moving largely toward more remote and flexible work as a result of coronavirus-related office changes, Zuckerberg said in the video, adding that he expects about...

Indian astronauts resume training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission

The four astronauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan, India’s first manned space mission, have resumed their training in Russia, after it was put on hold due to COVID-19 scare. Russian space corporation, Roscosmos in a statement said, “Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) on May 12 resumed training of the Indian cosmonauts under the contract...

Amazing: Watch a chief minister playing an electric guitar to “unwind”

The life of a chief minister is not an easy one. Amid the innumerable meetings, administrative work, decision making, and events, they hardly get any time. However, there are a few chief ministers who despite their busy schedules still pursue their hobbies. One of them is Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. Friday was quite hectic...

Ivanka Trump hails Bihar’s Jyoti Kumari who pedalled 1,200 km carrying her wounded father

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump described the feat of an Indian girl cycling 1,200 km with her wounded father to get home under lockdown as a “beautiful feat of endurance and love”. “15 yr old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200...

Amazon to hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet surge in online shopping

E-commerce giant Amazon said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in India, where customers have been stuck indoors for two months due to a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. E-commerce firms faced massive disruption in the initial days of the lockdown in India, but...

Graeme Smith wants Sourav Ganguly as next ICC president

South Africa’s Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has backed the idea of Sourav Ganguly taking charge as the next president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as he feels cricket’s governing body needs “strong leadership” once the sports resumes after the coronavirus crisis. Ganguly was unanimously elected as the president of the Board of Control...

SpaceX: Two astronauts ready for their space travel next week

The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for Nasa arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight. It will be the first time a private company, rather than a national government, sends astronauts into orbit. Nasa test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken flew to...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan begins Being Haangryy initiative to feed poor during Covid19

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has begun a ”Being Haangryy” initiative to provide ration to the poor during the Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. The food truck with the title Being Haangryy travelled on the city roads in Mumbai providing bags of ration to those in need. A long queue was witnessed outside the truck...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Ola to lay off 1,400 employees by week-end

Hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and an uncertain future, cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday said it will lay off 1,400 of its staff in a one-time exercise. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a drop of 95 per cent in Ola’s revenues in two months, co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said in a communication...

TikTok suspends Faizal Siddiqui’s account after uproar over controversial video on acid attack

TikTok has suspended influencer Faizal Siddiqui’s account after he posted a video that ‘glorified’ acid attack on women. TikTok had earlier taken down the video after National Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma filed a complaint and demanded strict action against him. Siddiqui had posted a video in which he was seen throwing water on...

70% cash-strapped start-ups facing survival challenges: Nasscom

Industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said that the country’s famed start-up sector is facing serious revenue and cash flow issues, adding that 70 per cent have cash reserves that will last less than three months. The Nasscom e-survey, titled ‘Reviving the Indian start-up engine during COVID-19’, showed that about 90 per cent of start-ups in...

Anil Kumble-led ICC committee recommends ban on use of saliva for shining balls during cricket matches

The Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has recommended banning the use of saliva to shine the ball owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting over a video conference, the committee also pushed for bringing back two non-neutral umpires for all international matches. “We are living through extraordinary times and the recommendations the committee made...