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Australia’s Closing Loopholes Bill

Gig workers, independent contractors who provide services on demand via apps and websites, have grown rapidly across the globe in recent years.  On February 8th 2024, the Australian Labor government’s “closing loopholes” bill, formally titled “Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing ..

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US bans AI-generated robocalls

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has banned AI-generated robocalls amid a rise in voice cloning scams that have affected thousands of citizens. Artificial intelligence can now create convincing fake audio and video, making it easy to scam people. The ..

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India Launches UPI Payment Services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius

India launched UPI payment services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius during a virtual ceremony attended by PM Modi and the top leadership of the two nations. The move enables UPI settlement services for Indian nationals travelling to these countries and ..

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7th Indian Ocean Conference

The 7th IOC was held in Perth, Australia on February 9-10, 2024. The theme was “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean.” It was organized by the India Foundation, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Singapore) and Perth-US Asia Centre ..

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Fentanyl Crisis in Mexico

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, paramedics are increasingly responding to suspected fentanyl overdoses, with two or three calls a night being common and up to seven overdoses in one call. The synthetic opioid, which is 50 times stronger ..

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Iran Allows Visa-Free Travel for Indians

Iran has recently become yet another country to launch visa-waiver programme allowing Indian citizens visa-free entry for up to 15 days. The decision was taken earlier, and the new rules provide welcomed access for Indian tourists. Who Qualifies for Visa-Free ..

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