Afternoon Wrap-Up: Amazon Reportedly Fires About 500 Employees In India, Whatsapp Introduces Chat Lock Feature To ‘Hide’ Your Chats, And Other Important News Of The Day

From Amazon reportedly firing 500 employees in India to Whatsapp introducing chat lock feature, here’s an afternoon wrap-up of top news reviews and trending stories.

Amazon layoffs hit India: Tech giant reportedly fires about 500 employees

According to multiple people aware of the matter told Economic Times, tech giant Amazon is now firing about 500 employees in India across different businesses and functions. Know more.

WhatsApp introduces Chat Lock feature to ‘hide’ your chats

For increased privacy, Meta on Monday announced a ‘Chat Lock’ feature for WhatsApp, saying in a blog post that the feature will be an additional layer of security for a user’s ‘most intimate’ conversations. Know more.

WPI inflation falls to lowest in 34 months

In more evidence that price pressures are easing in the Indian economy, wholesale prices, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), fell on an annual basis in April, the first time this is happening since July 2020. Know more.

Who is America’s favourite royal family member? King Charles at 5th spot

Prince Harry has been named as America’s favourite royal family member beating his father King Charles who trails way down the list, a new survey revealed. Know more.

Mega G20 Meet in Delhi: Govt Wants Dignitaries to Travel around City in Style

The government is hence seeking 30 luxury sedans as spare VVIP cars for these heads of state and for their spouses’ motorcades. It is specifically seeking either BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S Class cars for this purpose. Know more.


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