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Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms
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Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms

For what has been half a year but felt to many like an eternity, the rodents have chewed a swath through southern Queensland, New South Wales and northern Victoria

China's census records slowest population growth in decades, hints at demographic crisis
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China's census records slowest population growth in decades, hints at demographic crisis

In 2016, Beijing changed family planning rules allowing families to have two kids amid fears of fast-ageing population and shrinking workforce

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen
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Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen

Scientists have slammed the new guidance which allows for the interchange of vaccines, if the second dose of the vaccine originally received is not available, saying officials have abandoned science and are just trying to 'guess their way out of a mess'

Twitter to shut down its live video streaming mobile application Periscope by March 2021
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Twitter to shut down its live video streaming mobile application Periscope by March 2021

Twitter will continue to offer the live video streaming via its integrated Twitter Live feature present in the main Twitter app though.

Bengaluru-based Unacademy raises new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group
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Bengaluru-based Unacademy raises new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group

Unacademy raises new funds for the third time this year taking its valuation to $2 billion.

Mindtree Limited partners with the Nordex Group in a bid to drive digital transformation
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Mindtree Limited partners with the Nordex Group in a bid to drive digital transformation

Mindtree Limited and The Nordex Group partner to upscale their company's digital transformation and growth plans respectively.

Bengaluru based space-tech startup Astrogate Labs bags Pre-Series A funding led by Speciale Invest
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Bengaluru based space-tech startup Astrogate Labs bags Pre-Series A funding led by Speciale Invest

Speciale Invest joined by Anicut Angel Fund and others as it pitches in into Astrogate Labs' vision of space heritage and more.

Cars24 raises $200 million in Series E funding round led by DST Global taking it's valuation over the $1 billion mark
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Cars24 raises $200 million in Series E funding round led by DST Global taking it's valuation over the $1 billion mark

The funding round also saw the participation of existing investors like Exor Seeds, Moore Strategic Ventures and Unbound.

Donald Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper via Twitter; national counterterrorism centre chief to take over
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Donald Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper via Twitter; national counterterrorism centre chief to take over

The firing of Esper, who clashed with Trump over his suggestion of using military personnel to quash civic unrest, comes after the US president lost his reelection bid

Joe Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limit and remove country quota for green cards
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Joe Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limit and remove country quota for green cards

According to his campaign's policy document, Biden is expected to reverse the move of the outgoing Trump administration to revoke work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders

Can Donald Trump run in 2024? 22nd Amendment allows another him to take another shot at Oval Office
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Can Donald Trump run in 2024? 22nd Amendment allows another him to take another shot at Oval Office

In simple terms, the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution says that a person can only be elected as president twice

Disney World may lay off more than 11,000 employees in Florida due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Disney World may lay off more than 11,000 employees in Florida due to COVID-19 pandemic

The layoffs are part of a decision by The Walt Disney Co. last month to eliminate 28,000 positions in its parks division in California and Florida because of the pandemic

Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world
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Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world

Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.

Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas
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Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas

US govt is planning to replace the lottery system with a wage-level-based selection process which is expected to counter the downward pressure on the wages of US workers

Thailand's first transgender MP, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, dismissed from Parliament
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Thailand's first transgender MP, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, dismissed from Parliament

Her Future Forward Party was dissolved in February this year, a move that fuelled pro-democracy activists to demand that the government step down

'Samosa Caucus': More Indian-Americans likely to be elected to US Congress in 3 Nov polls, says report
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'Samosa Caucus': More Indian-Americans likely to be elected to US Congress in 3 Nov polls, says report

Congress members Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi along with Pramila Jayapal are projected to be re-elected on 3 November

Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
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Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'

Pompeo, justifying the US' 2018 decision to leave the UNHRC, said that the election of the three countries was an indication of why we were right to leave that body

In China's Qingdao, authorities check over 3 mn swabs for COVID-19 in two days after minor outbreak
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In China's Qingdao, authorities check over 3 mn swabs for COVID-19 in two days after minor outbreak

The move to conduct tests of around 9.4 million population within five days comes after the detection of a dozen cases linked to a hospital on Sunday

WATCH: Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson knocks on fellow recipient's door late at night to share news
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WATCH: Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson knocks on fellow recipient's door late at night to share news

When the Nobel Committee was unable reach Paul Milgrom to announce the good news - he had won the Nobel Prize in economics - fellow winner Robert Wilson decided to take the matter into his own hands

Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.