Category: india

India Locks Down Millions as Coronavirus Infections Spike
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India Locks Down Millions as Coronavirus Infections Spike

India has started locking down cities as coronavirus cases spike. Buses, trains and flights have been canceled. Testing rates to go up as more labs are brought online. Indian’s government has finally woken up to the alarming pace with which the COVID-19 outbreak is gripping the country. Novel coronavirus cases in India have spiked as…

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Disney+ India launch postponed
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Disney+ India launch postponed

Disney said on Friday that it is postponing the launch of its eponymous streaming service in India, one of the largest entertainment markets, after the biggest local attraction, Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, was rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company, which is launching the streaming service in India through its local streamer…

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India lifts ban on cryptocurrency trading
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India lifts ban on cryptocurrency trading

India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned central bank’s two-year-old ban on cryptocurrency trading in the country in what many said was a “historic” verdict. The Reserve Bank of India had imposed a ban on cryptocurrency trading in April 2018 that barred banks and other financial institutions from facilitating “any service in relation to virtual currencies.” At…

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CEOs and India Want to Trade Indian H-1B Graduates for U.S. Exports
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CEOs and India Want to Trade Indian H-1B Graduates for U.S. Exports

President Donald Trump should use his February 24-25 visit to India to help companies export more Indian college-graduate workers into U.S. white-collar jobs, says an Indian trade group run by Indian and U.S.-Indian companies. The trade association, dubbed NASSCOM, “is lobbying the two sides to treat the movement of skilled Indian workers under the H-1B…

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India likely to force Facebook, WhatsApp to identify the originator of messages
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India likely to force Facebook, WhatsApp to identify the originator of messages

New Delhi is inching closer to recommending regulations that would require social media companies and instant messaging app providers operating in the nation to help law enforcement agencies identify users who have posted content — or sent messages — it deems questionable, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. India will submit the suggested…

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India gets more aggressive with internet shutdowns to curb protests
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India gets more aggressive with internet shutdowns to curb protests

India, the world’s largest democracy, continues to normalize shutting down internet and suspending mobile communications for tens of millions of citizens in the country to thwart protests. Days after Narendra Modi -led government shut down mobile communications in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura (yet to be restored) — home to more than 36…

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Uber all set to sell UberEats’ India business to Zomato
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Uber all set to sell UberEats’ India business to Zomato

Uber is in advanced stages of talks to sell its food delivery service UberEats’ India business to local rival Zomato, as the American ride-hailing giant looks to cut its spending globally, three people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The deal currently values UberEats’ India business at around $400 million, one of the sources said.…

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