Thursday, Dec 02, 2021 | Last Update : 03:23 AM IST

Newsmakers

more
Twitter's outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.

Twitter's Parag Agrawal joins other Indian-origin CEOs heading biggest tech firms

Parag Agrawal had joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo: AP)

Tendulkar among 50 most influential people on Twitter, according to brand research

American singer Taylor Swift is at number 1 spot and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is placed at number two in the list

Nalini Jameela, a recipient of the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards. (Photo: PTI)

Sex worker-turned-author basks in glory of Kerala film award

Jameela adjudged the special jury mention for costume-design in the movie 'Bharathapuzha'

 Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari during the inspection of a bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Twitter)

Nitin Gadkari earns Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube

Gadkari's YouTube channel began in 2015 but has become more active during the pandemic

World

more
In this file photo taken on August 12, 2021, Head of the Taliban delegation Abdul Salam Hanafi (R), accompanied by Taliban officials (2R to L) Muttaqi, Shahabuddin Delawar and Abdul Latif Mansour, walks down a hotel lobby during the talks in Doha. (KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Taliban urges US to release frozen funds in Doha talks

It was the second round of talks between the two sides in Qatar since the US ended its 20-year occupation of Afghanistan

Air China flight crew members in hazmat suits walk through the arrivals area at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant Tuesday. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

'It was scary': How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

The samples, tested in the Lancet laboratory, all bore a large number of mutations, especially on the spike protein

According to media reports, the Pakistani model, who was identified as Sauleha, had apologised on her Instagram account and deleted the pictures. (Photo: Twitter)

Pak model defiles Kartarpur Sahib

The Pakistani model said she did not intend to hurt anyone and the pictures were intended to be a memory of her trip to the Kartarpur Sahib

Business

more
As per the release, the recent trend of high GST revenues has been a result of various policy and administrative measures that have been taken in the past to improve compliance. (DC File Image)

GST collected in November, 2021 second highest since its implementation

As per the data shared, the highest amount of tax is collected from Maha (Rs 18656 cr), then Gujarat (Rs 9569 cr) and Karnataka (Rs 9048 cr)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman —  PTI

Crypto bill to be tabled after cabinet nod: FM

This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework. No decision was taken on banning its advertisements

Parag Agrawal (Twitter)

Twitter's Agrawal is youngest CEO in S&P 500, nudging out Zuckerberg

Agrawal, who was appointed to succeed Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, is 37, the same age as Meta Platform Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Sports

more
India’s Pusarla V Sindhu hitting a return against South Korea’s Sim Yu-jin during their women's singles quarter-final badminton match at the Indonesia Open in Nusa Dua on the resort island of Bali. (Photo: Badminton Association of Indonesia)

Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu fights her way into Indonesia Open semifinal

Sindhu will now face either Japan's Asuka Takahashi or Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in semifinal

A former India cricketer said exclusion of beef and pork items is not surprising though it was never documented before. (AFP)

BCCI's 'halal' meat recommendation for Indian cricketers raises eyebrows

BJP spokesperson and advocate Gaurav Goel demanded immediate withdrawal of the recommendation

The man has been arrested by the Mumbai police for making rape threats to the baby daughter of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma. (PTI Photo)

Man arrested for rape threat to Virat Kohli's daughter

Kohli was attacked by the hateful posting and the threat after he stepped up to support Shami and condemned the trolling of his teammate

Science

more
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a medical condition that can often occur after a viral infection. (Photo: Representational Image)

Covid long-haulers may experience abnormal breathing, chronic fatigue: Study

The researchers noted that many COVID-19 patients have reported persistent symptoms after they recover

Passengers, some wearing face coverings to combat the spread of Covid-19, travel on the London underground in central London. (Photo: AFP)

Not yet clear if Omicron more transmissible, causes severe disease, says WHO

The WHO said all variants of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, can cause severe disease or death

The team discovered an exoplanet 1.4 times the size of Jupiter. (Photo: ANI/Representational Image)

Indian astronomers discover a new exoplanet and rare stars hotter than Sun

The first discovery was made by a team from Ahembdabad's Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) recently

Life

more
Virologist Dr Shahid Jameel (Wikipedia)

Very large number of Indians may be protected from Omicron: Virologist Shahid Jameel

Jameel said more data is awaited but vaccine effectiveness against the variant may dip by a few points

 A health worker prepares a syringe with a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Bimbo, near Bangui, on November 15, 2021. (AFP)

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about the new variant in South Africa

A new variant of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has been identified in South Africa, with officials there saying it’s of concern

Sources said the company had received approvals from ethics committees. (Photo: AP)

ITC starts clinical trials of nasal spray for COVID-19 prevention

Developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre, the company plans to market it under the Savlon brand

Relationship

more
A recent study revealed that acquiring more knowledge about your partner and their actions influences how quickly and optimally they learn to collaborate. (Photo: ANI)

Knowing your colleagues better can avoid workplace conflict

Know your work partner more to avoid conflict.

Anushka Sharma

Plea for peace

Amidst the pandemic, the public figures of the country urge their fans and followers to put an end to domestic violence

Considering all the pros and cons in your relationship, the new year could be a great start to refresh. (Photo: ANI)

Will your relationship end this Christmas?

Christmas alert: Will your relationship end these holidays?

Metros

more
On the eve of Diwali this year, the Centre cut excise duty by Rs 5 per litre on petrol and Rs 10 per litre on diesel. (Photo: PTI/File)

Petrol in Delhi to get cheaper nearly by Rs 8 after Kejriwal govt reduces VAT

The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today

Students wearing masks sit inside a classroom. (Photo: AP/File)

Amid Omicron threat, BMC pushes reopening of schools in Mumbai to Dec 15

The state education department has asked all local bodies to seek the consent of parents before reopening schools

The hospital will designate one or more separate wards for isolating and treating such patients. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi govt designates Lok Nayak Hospital as dedicated facility for 'Omicron' cases

The decision has been taken following the new guidelines by the Central government for international travellers

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Horoscope

Teamwork may be better than going it alone. Partnerships can move towards dissolution. Do not f...