Your World Today is NewsMobile’s daily edition, that brings to you a gist of all the top global developments. The top international developments today are:
- As air travel opens up even as the wait for vaccine continues amid rising number of COVID-19 cases, Dubai International Airport, in a first worldwide, has deployed trained sniffer dogs to sniff and detect coronavirus infected cases. Dubai has started using police dogs for on-airport rapid COVID-19 testing, which reportedly can produce test results in minutes with 92 percent accuracy.
- A month after the Trump administration suspended H1-B visas on June 23 along with other foreign work visas until end of this year, President Trump signed an executive order on Monday putting a ban on all federal agencies from contracting and sun contracting foreign workers, essentially those on H1B visas, from hiring.Most sought after among Indian techies, H1B is a non immigrant visa which allows US companies to hire foreign workers for specialized IT-related occupations. Not just India, Chinese workers too avail the H1B visa to work in the United States.
- The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said .”The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever. In mid-July, schools were closed in more than 160 countries, affecting over 1 billion students,” Guterres said in a video address, marking the launch of a new global policy brief on Education and COVID-19.
- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that the popular short-video app, TikTok, would be banned from the U.S. by September 15, unless it is bought by an American company which is trustworthy and reliable. He also added that the government should get a “substantial portion” of the sales price.