US visas to go ‘paperless’ soon: No stamping on passports from next year. 5 things you need to know

US visas stamped or pasted on passport pages of applicants could soon be a thing of the past as the Biden administration has successfully completed a pilot project for issuing “paperless visa”, according to an official. The United States recently completed the small-scale programme at …

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Uttarkashi tunnel collapse rescue: 10 things to know about the safe extraction 41 workers

In Uttarkashi’s Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand, a rescue operation safely extracted 41 workers trapped following a landslide on November 12. Below are 10 latest updates on this remarkable incident: Triumph over adversity The successful rescue of all 41 workers marked a monumental achievement. After weeks …

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Israel-Hamas war Day 54: 12 hostages released, 30 Palestinians freed on 5th day of ceasefire deal | Top 10 updates

On Day fifth of the ceasefire deal, Hamas militants released 12 Israeli hostages while the IDF freed 30 Palestinian prisoners. The Israel_hamas deal to pause the prolonged conflict has been extended by two days beyond its original expiration on Tuesday morning. Hamas, which released about …

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Due To Volcanic Activity, Dinosaurs Were Doomed To Extinction, Even Without A Meteorite

New research by an international team of scientists adds weight to the idea that the mass extinction event leading to the demise of non-avian dinosaurs was not solely caused by an asteroid impact but was influenced by pre-existing environmental challenges — The study focuses on …

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Warren Buffett’s longtime partner Charles Munger passes away at 99

He died on Tuesday at a California hospital, the company said in a statement. He was a longtime resident of Los Angeles. “Berkshire Hathaway could not have been built to its present status without Charlie’s inspiration, wisdom and participation,” Buffett said in the statement. A …

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Yi Design’s Water-Permeable Bricks Tackle Ceramic Waste For Flood Prevention

Yi Design, a Chinese materials company established by curator and artist Caroline Cheng and designer Karl Yin, has introduced an innovative solution to address the issue of ceramic waste by creating water-permeable bricks named Permeable YiBrick. These bricks are composed of 90% recycled ceramic waste …

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Fearless Fund grant program was already ‘at risk’ before lawsuit

Fearless Fund’s Strivers Grant Program was already in danger before Edward Blum’s American Alliance for Equal Rights sued it in August, according to documents reviewed by TechCrunch. In June, just two months before the lawsuit was filed, the foundation arm of the fund held a …

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Polestar’s climate-tweeting bot isn’t actually a bot, for good reason

“When is a bot a person?,” my colleague Kirsten asked after I learned that Polestar’s climate bot is more human than machine. Polestar launched its “Truth Bot” on X (formerly Twitter) ahead of COP28, the UN climate conference overseen by an oil executive. The Truth …

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LockBit claims cyberattack on India’s national aerospace lab

The notorious ransomware gang LockBit has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack targeting India’s state-owned aerospace research lab. On Wednesday, LockBit added the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) to its dark web leak site, which ransomware gangs use to extort victims for ransom payments. The group threatened …

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Scooter startup Tier lays off 22% of workforce to reach profitability

German micromobility operator Tier Mobility is laying off another 22% of its workforce to cut costs in the never-ending grind toward profitability, according to a LinkedIn post from CEO Lawrence Leuschner. The hits keep coming for the micromobility giant, which sailed into 2022 on a …

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