Category: International

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Fly At $31.40 Miles With United Airlines On Pi Day Promotional Offer

United Airlines is celebrating “Pi Day” in a unique way with never before offers for budget travelers. It is offering one-way tickets starting at $31.40 or 3,140 miles excluding taxes and fees starting at $5.60.

What is United Airlines’ Pi Day offer?

Pi Day falls on March 14 and is celebrated by mathematician geometrician around the world. It is on this day that the value of Pi (3/14) was found. United Airlines has also made its offer matching with value of Pi. It is a first-come-first-serve offer available only until the seats last or March 15 whichever is earliest.

What is the validity of the offer and conditions?

United Airlines has designed a sales page dedicated to the Pi Day sales offer. It is mentioned that the offer is valid from March 28 to June 5, 2021 but the seats offered are Basic Economy. Also, the buyers won’t get any choice of seats or group sitting. Also, the buyers aren’t allowed to carry full-size carry bags. The airlines won’t entertain any flight changes or refunds except 24 hours after booking the tickets.

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Joe Biden Opens His Doors For Indian IT Professionals

US President Joe Biden rescinded the three policy memos about foreign workers on visas like H-1B due. Taken by previous Trump government, the decisions put severe restrictions on the Indian IT professionals and others seeking employment in the US.

What were those decisions?

On June 17, 2020, the Trump government rescinded two prior policy memoranda by issuing a Policy Memorandum 602-0114. The policies rescinded were:

• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements issued on January 8, 2010

• Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites,” issued on February 22, 2018

On February 3, 2021, Trump government issued another Policy Memorandum 602-0142.1 to do away with PM-602-0142. This policy memo was rescission of the December 22, 2000 Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions issued on March 31, 2017.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that both the memos would apply to any pending or new [H-1B Petitions], including motions on and appeals of revocations and denials of H-1B classification.

What is the current stage of US visa applications?

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US Witnessed Over 2,800 Incidents Of Hate Crimes From March To December Last Year

US President Joe Biden condemned the hate crimes against the Asian-Americans and appealed to the masses to put an end to those crimes. He called those acts “vicious hate crimes” and “un-American”.

What are those hate crimes Biden talked about?

Asian Americans became the target of hate crimes with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The democratic president decried that the Asian Americans were attacked, harassed, blamed, and scapegoated over the pandemic that originated in China. But activists blamed on the loose talks by former president Donald Trump who used to talk about “Chinese virus” to refer to coronavirus.

What did Joe Biden say about Asian-Americans?

Biden called Asian-Americans, fellow Americans, and said that they were on the front lines of the pandemic. He highlighted their efforts by saying that they tried saving lives but they were forced to live in fear for their lives and belongings. Joe Biden said that that was wrong and un-American and that must stop.

What is the data about racial discrimination?

A California State University study found that reported anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled across 16 major US … Read the rest

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Who Is Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Taking On Voyage Around Moon?

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa (45) is inviting eight people from across the globe to accompany him on the first private lunar expedition expected in March 2023. Maezawa was announced to be the first man to book a seat in the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX in 2018.

Who is Yusaku Maezawa?

Maezawa is a fashion tycoon. He owned an online fashion store Zozo but sold it to Yahoo! Japan in 2019. But his total worth of around $1.9 billion makes him one of the richest people in Japan.

Maezawa has penchant for pricey art. He leads an extravagant lifestyle and also known for making eccentric comments like asking for are girlfriend to join him on SpaceX flight but later cancelled the hunt despite attracting 30,000 girlfriends.

Who Maezawa is inviting to the SpaceX flight?

He said that he would take from 10 to 12 people on the SpaceX flights and that they all would be artists. He’s even set criteria for selecting the artists. His website has the application for SpaceX flight. Interested candidates can fill the application before March 14. Initial screening of … Read the rest

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How Joe Biden Failed In Neera Tanden’s Case?

oe Biden accepting Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name for Director of the Office of Management and Budget is seen as the first cabinet defeat for the US president in an evenly divided Senate.

Reason behind Neera Tanden’s withdrawal

The lawmakers from both the sides were clear on opposing Neera Tanden’s nomination for the said post because her unfriendly nature towards lawmakers. She was alleged to disparage the lawmakers in her earlier tweets.

What does Tanden’s defeat means for Biden?

Joe Biden has to work to keep his flock of lawmakers together for every piece of legislation as the chamber is deadlocked at 50-50. It means that if he loses confidence of are single Democrat, he would have to face more embarrassing situations in his four-year term.

In Tanden’s case, it was Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who clearly signaled that he won’t vote for Neera Tanden. He displayed the power of one Democrat in the Senate.

What is next for Biden?

Joe Biden should be ready to face another litmus test when he presents the $1.9 … Read the rest

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Russian Diplomats Have A Tough Time In North Korea

Strict coronavirus restrictions forced Russian diplomats to take to hand-pushed rail trolley to take their families back home in Russia from North Korea. It is to be noted that North Korea imposed a stricter border shutdown last January to cut all its connections with the world to contain coronavirus pandemic.

How did Russian diplomats reach home?

Russia’s foreign ministry’s verified Telegram account posted a video of eight Russian diplomats and their family members including a three-year-old-girl sitting with all their belongings in a hand-pushed rail trolley and waving and cheering on approaching their homeland tells the real story.

The video has the Third Secretary Vladislav Sorokin, the only man in the group, is seen pushing the trolley across a border railway bridge. It was a 32-hour train journey from Pyongyang after which they took a two-hour bus ride to reach the border. Sorokin had to push the non-self-propelled railcar for more than a kilometer.

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Why ambassadors are leaving North Korea?

North has some of the strictest restrictions for coronavirus infection. And the restrictions have started taking a toll over working of embassies. Countries are facing … Read the rest