Nirmala Sitharaman highlights need to keep supply chains open for vaccine raw materials to combat COVID-19
Health: Last month, India said that it will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the ''Vaccine Maitri'' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool.
China's Q3 economic growth slows to 4.9%
China's GDP expanded 4.9% in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, slowing from 7.9% in April-June quarter. The world's second-largest economy has staged an impressive rebound from the pandemic but the recovery is losing steam.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'
Facebook Inc plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces.In September, Facebook committed $50 million towards building the metaverse, where companies like Roblox Corp and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have an early foothold.