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US Issues New Sanctions Guidance Related To COVID-19

The move further permits certain transactions that have until now been prohibited (File) Washington: The United States on Thursday issued guidance easing the way for delivery of products such as face masks, ventilators and vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic to heavily sanctioned countries like Iran, Venezuela and Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department issued general […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Sees A Lot Of Issues As Summit With US President Joe Biden Begins

Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shook hands on arrival before going inside. Geneva: With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office. Both have said they hope their […]


Centre to meet Infosys to discuss issues in new I-T portal

NEW DELHI: The ministry of finance on Tuesday informed that senior officials will hold an interactive meeting with IT major Infosys regarding glitches in the new Income Tax (I-T) portal. “Senior officials of the ministry will hold an interactive meeting with the vendor and team of the new I-T portal that is Infosys, on June […]


Southwest Flights Are Delayed Over ‘Technology Issues’

Southwest Airlines flights within the United States were temporarily suspended on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, the second major disruption to the company’s operations in less than 24 hours. The F.A.A. said the airline was experiencing “technology issues” in a brief notice posted on its website. Southwest acknowledged that its operations were […]


US student visa rush: Embassy says resolving ‘technical issues’; will give thousands of appointments in coming weeks

NEW DELHI: The US embassy on Tuesday sought to allay apprehensions of thousands of Indian students who have to join colleges there this fall (July and August) but faced a tough time in booking appointments slots when visa processing resumed on Monday. The Embassy has begun fixing technical issues faced by students and has assured […]


Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski apologises for bullying over lockdown IT issues

Daniel Kawczynski had consumed a “significant amount of alcohol” on the day, a report says. Source link


French Companies Cite Issues at Nuclear Power Plant in China

BEIJING — Unusual activity at a nuclear power reactor in China has drawn international attention, as two French companies involved in the plant acknowledged problems on Monday but said they could be handled safely. The companies were responding to a report by CNN on Monday that Framatome, one of the companies, had sought help from […]

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China’s Internet Watchdog Issues Notices to 129 Mobile Apps for Illegally Collecting Personal Info

China’s internet watchdog has issued notices to the operators of 129 smartphone applications, including several news apps, for illegally collecting or using consumers’ personal information. Popular news aggregation app Jinri Toutiao developed by TikTok owner ByteDance, alongside Tencent-operated Kuai Bao and Tencent News, Sogou News by New York listed Sogou, and Nasdaq-listed Qutoutiao, were among […]


WazirX news: ED issues FEMA notice to India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange WazirX | India Business News

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has issued a show cause notice to the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange for undertaking transactions worth over Rs 2,790 crore in alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). WazirX, registered under the company named Zanmai Labs Pvt Ltd, was incorporated in December, 2017 as […]


OSHA Issues Covid Workplace Safety Rule, But Only for Health Care

Mr. Walsh indicated that the risks to most workers outside health care had eased as cases had fallen and vaccination rates had risen. He also indicated that guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month advising those who have been vaccinated that they generally need not wear a mask indoors played a […]