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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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coronavirus variant

South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. According to AP  report The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying...

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International day

Int’l day for elimination of violence against women being observed today

International day for the elimination of violence against women is being observed on Thursday. Theme of the Day this year is Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now. Meanwhile, in his message on the day, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said violence against women and girls continues to be the most pervasive and pressing human rights issue in...

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Chinese cyber security

Chinese cyber security captures state-level Indian hackers launching attacks against Beijing, Islamabad

A Chinese cyber security company recently released a report saying that it has captured a state-level hacking organization in India launching cyber-attacks against Beijing and Islamabad, with a clear aim at sensitive military departments. This was stated by Secretary General of the Cyberspace International Governance Research Center and Senior Research Fellow of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Lu Chuanying in...

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Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes makes her case to the jury in fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time medical entrepreneur now charged with building a fraudulent company based on promises of a revolutionary technology, returned to the witness stand Monday. According to AP report Her testimony, which focused largely on her enthusiasm based on positive early tests of that blood-testing technology, may be her best shot to avoid conviction on charges of criminal fraud....

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Pakistan, IMF reach staff-level agreement

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund have reached a staff level agreement on policies and reforms to complete the sixth review under six billion dollars Extended Fund Facility. The agreement is subject to approval by the Executive Board of the IMF. According to a statement by the IMF, completion of the review would make available about 1059 million dollars to...

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World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It...

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Pakistan

WB says Pakistan’s remittances grew by 26% in 2021

Compared to the overall growth of 8 percent in remittances in South Asia, the remittances into Pakistan grew by 26 percent during the year 2021, according to estimates from the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief. According  to  APPP “Pakistan had another year of record remittances with growth at 26 percent and levels reaching $33 billion in 2021,” says the...

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World Philosophy Day

World Philosophy Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance

World Philosophy Day is being observed today (Thursday) around the world to raise public awareness on the importance of philosophy for future generations. According to the details World Philosophy Day aims at promoting the international culture of a healthy, philosophical debate that respects people’s dignity and diversity. Every year, the third Thursday of November is celebrated as World Philosophy Day....

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Pakistan Exports

Exports increase by 25.2% to Rs1.57 trillion in 4 months

The exports from the country in rupee term witnessed an increase of 25.2 per cent during the first four months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding month of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. According to PBS provisional figures, the exports from the country during July-October (2021-22) were recorded at Rs1,570,444 million as against...

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Pakistan to host 2025 ICC Champions Trophy

Pakistan to host 2025 ICC Champions Trophy

International Cricket Council has announced that Pakistan will host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. In a statement today (Tuesday), the world cricket body said Pakistan will host such ICC event after two decades. Earlier, Pakistan had hosted 50-over ICC ODI World Cup event in 1996 jointly with India and Sri Lanka. Eleven full members and three associate members have...

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International Day for Tolerance

Int’l Day for Tolerance being observed today

International Day for Tolerance is being observed on Tuesday with an aim to fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This day, every year, reminds us to think about the challenges posed by our differences and to look for ways to respect and live with one another's diversity. The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance day declared by...

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Acting Afghan Foreign Minister confirms majority of girls are back to schools

Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that Afghan Government should be allowed to access its assets abroad to provide basic education and health services to the general public. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, he said salaries of over two hundred thousand teachers could not be given due to the asset freezes and blockade of financial channels....

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Pakistan issues 3000 visas to Indian Sikh Yatrees for 552nd Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak

Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued around 3000 visas to Indian Sikh Yatrees to participate in the 552nd Birth Anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak. During their stay in Pakistan, the Sikh Yatrees would pay obeisance at different Gurdwaras including Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib and Gurdawara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.  

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Cold and flu season is here. Do vitamins actually work?

Cold and flu season is upon us as well as the holiday travel season. According to Yahoo health news Patients driven to the ER who are battling a severe cold or the flu frequently ask me which vitamin supplements they can take to reduce the duration and severity of their illness. The global cold and flu supplements market size was...

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President Biden faces major backlash over highest US inflation rates in 30 years

A wave of social media criticism has followed a shock 6.2 per cent leap in US inflation levels last month with President Joe Biden’s economic policies now facing tough challenge. According  to  CNN On his part, Biden acknowledged that shoppers were paying too much for everyday goods, vowing to tackle inflation “head on” after government data showed it had reached...

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