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US imposes restrictions on travel from India beginning May 4

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The United States will restrict the travel from India from 4th of May due to the extreme spread of the covid-19 virus in the Country, the White House said on Friday.

 

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The new restrictions are on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The exemptions were issued by Secretary of State Tony Blinken, hours after Joe Biden issued a proclamation restricting travel from India beginning May 4 because of the “extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the country”.

The policy doesn’t apply to American citizens and permanent residents with ties in the US. The ban will exclude aid workers and not effect the flow of aid and humanitarian assistance to India.

However, students seeking to commence studies in the fall, academics, journalists and individuals who provide critical infrastructure support in countries affected by a geographic COVID-19 restriction may qualify for the exception, the Department said.

The restriction on travel from India follows similar bans on South Africa, Brazil, UK, Ireland, China, Iran, and other countries that saw Covid-19 spikes and variants at various points in time.

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“No need of nuclear weapons once Kashmir issue is resolved” Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan

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Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is simply a deterrent to protect the country, and there will no longer be any need for it once the Kashmir issue is resolved, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as he asserted that if the Americans have the resolve and the will, the problem can be sorted out.

“I don’t know where they’ve come up with this. Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is simply a deterrent, to protect ourselves,” Prime Minister Khan said during an interview with the news program Axios on HBO, which was reported by Dawn online. Khan said that he was “not sure” whether it was growing. “As far as I know, it’s not an offensive thing. Any country which has a neighbor seven times its size would be worried.

“I always have been. We’ve had three wars against India, and ever since we have had a nuclear deterrent, there has been no war between the two countries. We’ve had border skirmishes, but we’ve never faced battle. The moment there is a settlement in Kashmir, the two neighbors would live as civilized people. We will not need to have nuclear deterrents”, Khan said.

This year, Pakistan has 165 nuclear warheads, and it appears to be expanding its nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Amish Mahajan
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Good News For Instagram Users: Details Here

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Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is rolling out display advertisements for its Reels feature all over the world.

Mashable has learnt that Facebook is finally launching advertisements globally on Instagram Reels, a short-video maker, that rivals another similar popular app TikTok.

The trial for the same has already taken place in countries like India, Australia, Brazil, and Germany in April.

“We see Reels as a great way for people to discover new content on Instagram, and so ads are a natural fit. Brands of all sizes can take advantage of this new creative format in an environment where people are already being entertained,” said Instagram’s Chief Operating Officer, Justin Osofsky.

According to Mashable, Instagram teamed up with leading brands and tested their advertisements on Reels. The brands were: BMW, Louis Vuitton, Netflix and Uber.

The Instagram Reels will have the same vertical and full-screen format as regular Reel uploads. The Reel advertisements will be up to 30 seconds long and will appear between individual Reels.

In fact, as per Mashable, advertisements in Instagram Reels can be commented on, liked, saved, and also shared.

Instagram Reels managed to gain a lot of traction after it was launched in India back in July 2020, shortly after TikTok got banned.

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12 killed, over 100 injured in gas explosion

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At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after a gas explosion tore through a residential community in central China on Sunday, official media reported.

The blast took place at about 6:30 am local time in the Zhangwan district of Shiyan city in Hubei province, trapping a large number of people.

The explosion left 12 people dead. Authorities have rescued nearly 150 people from the area, including 39 with serious injuries, and rushed them to hospitals, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Images and video footages circulating on social media platform Weibo show showed rescue workers working through the wreckage of flattened houses.

The exact number of casualties is still being verified as the search and rescue is underway, the report said.

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