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H-1B visa ban: Infosys hiring Americans to negate work visa freeze, says CEO Salil Parekh
Infosys CEO Salil Parekh said that the company is quite prepared to tackle any near-term challenges from the H-1B visa suspension imposed by the US government with a strong localisation strategy. He elaborated that since the company is hiring locally in the United States (US), its dependence on H-1B visas has come down considerably. He added that the Indian IT major will hire more local employees in the US given the growing visa challenges.
 
Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary employees in customer service
Amazon India on Sunday said that it's offering temporary or seasonal employment in customer service (CS) organisation to nearly 20,000 people. The candidates would be required to help customers in India and worldwide with a seamless online shopping experience, the e-commerce major also said in a statement. The fresh positions are open in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, Noida, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Mangaluru, Indore, Bhopal and Lucknow.

India's coronavirus recovery rate rises to 58.56%; these states are leading the race
Though rapidly rising coronavirus cases in the country are a matter of concerns, India's recovery rate has been improving by the day. The gap between recoveries and active cases has already exceeded the active cases mark by 106,661 as of today, taking the overall country-wise recovery rate to 58.56% amongst COVID-19 patients. Meghalaya tops the country with a maximum of 89.1 per cent recovery rate, though the number of coronavirus cases in the state is not high as compared to Maharashtra and Delhi.

Oil prices plunge for second straight session as coronavirus cools demand
Oil prices fell for a second straight session on Monday as coronavirus cases rose in the United States and other places, leading countries to resume partial lockdowns that could hurt fuel demand. Brent crude LCOc1 dropped 66 cents, or 1.6%, to $40.36 a barrel by 1150 GMT while U.S. crude CLc1 was at $37.86, down 63 cents, or 1.6%.

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave. The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 501,000 fatalities and 10.1 million reported cases.

Coronavirus crisis: Flipkart bounces back as 90% sellers resume activity on platform
Walmart-owned Flipkart has bounced back after a nation-wide lockdown brought business activity to a standstill, with 90 per cent of its sellers resuming activity now. Ever since the e-com giant resumed full services, there has been around 125 per cent increase in new seller registrations, compared to the current sellers during the April-June period, the company said.

Coronavirus effect: Salon visits turn expensive, at-home beauty services grow