Good news! Job hiring to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021
Job hiring is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, with around 58 per cent of organisations saying they are planning to hire more in 2021 compared to last year, as per a survey of 120 companies from diverse regions by talent assessment firm Mercer Mettl. It also indicated that virtual hiring necessitated by the pandemic is here to stay in some form.
India needs 93 lakh COVID-19 vaccinations per day to achieve herd immunity by Sept: FinMin
The finance ministry, in its latest monthly economic review for May, has said the momentum of economic recovery has been "moderated" by the ravaging second wave of COVID-19. "Unlike the first wave, the effect of the second wave has been asynchronous in its onset across states and wider in its spread as the second wave also entered the rural hinterland," the report said. The report said around 93 lakh vaccinations are required per day to achieve herd immunity by September.
COVID-19: Delta variant 60% more transmissible than Alpha, says UK epidemiologist
The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant which was previously dominant in Britain, a prominent UK epidemiologist said on Wednesday. Britain has seen over 127,000 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, but has given more than three-quarters of adults a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Making every effort to comply with new IT rules, says Twitter
Microblogging site Twitter has written to the Centre saying it is making every effort to comply with the new digital rules, and that it would provide additional details about compliance within a week. In a letter to government, Twitter said COVID-19 pandemic "made it more difficult" for the company to make certain arrangements for complying with the new rules.
IndiGo hopes to attain pre-COVID-19 traffic by Q2 of 2022: CEO
IndiGo is hoping to reach pre-Covid level of overall traffic, both domestic and international, by the second quarter of next year, its CEO Ronojoy Dutta said on Wednesday. The carrier is currently operating around 40 per cent and 30 per cent of its pre-Covid domestic and international flights, respectively, and it does not plan to lay off any employees this year, Dutta told PTI in an interview.
US President Joe Biden revokes Trump orders attempting to ban TikTok, WeChat
The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday. A new executive order directs the Commerce Department to undertake an "evidence-based" analysis of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by China.