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Health

  • H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
  • on 5/1/2009
  • As everyone should know the swine flu (2009 H1N1) has become a serious global issue.  While the large majority of cases are in Mexico and the rest of North America, the flu has begun to spread to other countries in the world. 

India

  • Air India pilot and crew fight at 30,000 feet
  • on 10/7/2009
  • New Delhi: Endangering the lives of 106 passengers and grossly violating safety norms, Air India pilots and crew entered into a fight almost 30,000 feet above the ground. The incident happened on Indian Airlines (IA) Airbus A-320 as the aircraft cruised over Pakistan en route to Delhi via Lucknow from Sharjah.

  • Customer charges for use of ATMs for cash withdrawal and balance enquiry
  • on 3/28/2009
  • Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) have gained prominence as a delivery channel for banking transactions in India. Banks have been deploying ATMs to increase their reach. While ATMs facilitate a variety of banking transactions for customers, their main utility has been for cash withdrawal and balance enquiry. As at the end of December 2007, the number of ATMs deployed in India was 32,342. Commensurate with the branch network, larger banks have deployed more ATMs. Most banks prefer to deploy ATMs at locations where they have a large customer base or expect considerable use. To increase the usage of ATMs as a delivery channel, banks have also entered into bilateral or multilateral arrangements with other banks to have inter-bank ATM networks.

Japan

  • Supplementary income payments from government
  • on 3/25/2009
  • Japanese Nationals and foreign nationals who have completed the alien registration procedure by the cut-off date February 1st 2009 are eligible to receive a supplementary income payment (except for illegal immigrants and temporary visitor status of residence)

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Visa and Immigration

  • Indian govt. tightens visa rules
  • on 10/8/2009
  • New Delhi: The Indian Government has tightened the employment visa rules to distinguish these from the liberal rules for the business visa. This is done to prevent companies from misusing the business visa. The new rules make it necessary for expatriate workers (including those from China) to re-enter India for completing their existing assignments only on an employment visa, according to Financial Express.

World

  • News about George Marangoly-san
  • on 10/21/2009
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  • Google and Verizon Wireless to develop handsets
  • on 10/7/2009
  • Washington: In a groundbreaking agreement, Google and Verizon Wireless said that they will work together to produce mobile devices based on the Internet-search giant's Android operating system that will access Verizon's network.

  • Gmail, Yahoo also hit by phishing scheme
  • on 10/7/2009
  • San Francisco: Users of Google's Gmail and Yahoo Mail were also targeted in the large-scale phishing attack that harvested at least 10,000 passwords from Microsoft's Live Hotmail, according to reports on Tuesday.

  • Breastfeeding 'protects mother'
  • on 4/25/2009
  • Women who breastfeed their babies may be lowering their own risk of a heart attack, heart disease or stroke, research suggests.A US study found women who breastfed for more than a year were 10% less likely to develop the conditions than those who never breastfed.Even breastfeeding for at least a month may cut the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.The research features in the journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology.