Back in 2020, Dubai became the first country in the world to allow tourists from India and other nations, boosting UAE’s tourism industry multifold. However, the arrival of Delta Variant changed things for Indians planning to visit Dubai for recreational, or business activities. In late April, the UAE closed its borders for travellers from India due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country during the second wave of the pandemic.
Afew weeks ago, New Delhi’s crematoriums were operating around the clock dealing with Covid-19 victims. Now the Indian capital’s shopping malls and markets are buzzing again. But doctors are worried that India is letting its guard down again, just like in January and February before a devastating coronavirus surge that led to a near-collapse of the healthcare system.
Remember the excitement earlier this year about an instant messaging app to tame all the other instant messaging apps you may be using? Bring in control the inevitable overload of notifications on your phone’s lock screen at most times. WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage, Slack, Skype and even direct messages on Twitter and Instagram? The app is called Beeper, and it’ll cost you $10 per month, and I had said it then and I’ll say it now again—this may be the best $10 you will spend every month, if you gnash your teeth every time a new message pops up on your phone. But where exactly is Beeper, a few months later? The answer is, it is on the way to a lucky few, and the rest of us are still waiting.
The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final began yesterday with New Zealand winning the toss and asking India to bat first. While Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were off to a solid start, both the batsmen left in quick successions, leaving Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli on the pitch. Pujara, who is considered India’s Test expert and one of the greatest to wear the white jersey, is known for his slow start to an innings. On Saturday, it took 36 deliveries for him to get off the mark and soon, hilarious memes started surfacing on social media about his innings.
A massive shortage of food has led to a dramatic rise in the prices of commodities in North Korea. A kg of bananas costs Rs 3,336, according to NK News, which gathers information from contacts within North Korea. Similarly, the price of a packet of black tea has shot up to Rs 5,167 and that of coffee to more than over 7,381, approximately. A kg of corn is said to be selling at Rs 204.81 in the country.
Atruly remarkable car transformation has been reported from Assam where a motor mechanic converted his Maruti into a sports car that looks like a model of Italian luxury car Lamborghini. 31-year-old Nurul Haque, from the Bhanga area of Karimganj district in Assam, spent over 6.2 lakh rupees on the modification process that took over eight months to complete.