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The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the United States appears to cause more severe illness and spread as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The document – a slide presentation – outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the US CDC Director confirmed the authenticity of the document, which was first reported by The Washington Post. “I think people need to understand that we’re not crying wolf here. This is serious,” she said.…

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Banks across many states will be closed for nine days in the month of August. These includes seven days which are weekends, i.e., second and fourth Saturdays and Sunday. Other than this, bank branches in various states will be closed due to Muharram and Janmashtami, and there are states-specific holidays as well. Here is the list of bank holidays in August. August 13, Friday: Patriot’s Day (holiday in Manipur) August 16, Monday: Parse New Year (Shahenshahi) (holiday in Maharashtra) August 19, Thursday: Muharram (Ashoora) (holiday in Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar and so on)…

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Beer companies have been facing a turbulent time since early 2020, and now under the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the revenues are dropping even more drastically than last year. More stories at Vietnam Insider’s homepage. Beer giants in difficultyThe year 2020 is said to have been the most difficult year for the beer industry in the last 20 years, due to the impact of three major factors occurring at the same time. The three disasters of the Covid-19 pandemic, Decree 100 or law on prevention of alcohol impact, and natural disasters, all caused a sharp decline in net…

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If you have bought a house under the affordable housing category, then you get an additional tax deduction (over and above the benefit under section 24 of the Income-tax Act, 1961) on the interest paid on a home loan taken for buying that house. This deduction can be claimed under section 80EEA for maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh in a financial year. On paper, a tax payer falling in the 30% bracket can save up to Rs 45,000 annually by claiming this Read more: EconomicTimes

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Vietnam’s exports up 25.5 pct in seven months, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO) on July 29. The US remained Vietnam’s largest importer, followed by China, European Union. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. Vietnam’s export earning hit 27 billion USD in July, down 0.8 percent month-on-month and up 8.4 percent year-on-year. On seven-month calculation, the figure reached 185.33 billion USD, marking a yearly rise of 25.5 percent. Of which, 48.52 billion USD was from domestic economic sector, up 14.6 percent and the remaining from foreign-invested sector, inclusive of crude oil, up 29.9 percent. Related: How to setup an…

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Vietnam’s ongoing outbreak continues to grow with 4,987 new domestic Covid-19 patients confirmed Friday morning in 20 localities, including 2,740 in HCMC. Over three months into the new Covid wave, the fourth one and the most challenging Vietnam has faced yet, the nation has recorded 129,571 domestic cases in 62 of its 63 cities. An additional 159 COVID-19 related deaths between July 27 and 29 in eight cities and provinces were also announced, bringing the total to 1,022. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. 4,987 local cases added to Vietnam’s Covid tally with most of the cases were registered…

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Writing a will: Succession planning: The checklist you need when writing your will – The Economic Times Video | ET Now ET Online | 29 Jul 2021, 07:38 PM ISTWriting a will is a complex task since the person writing it will not be around to explain fine print his/her intentions. In this video, we guide you on every little detail and nitty gritty of writing a will, based on the inputs of Bijal Ajinkya, Partner, Khaitan & Co, LLM (International Law).556views To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold Read more: EconomicTimes

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659,900 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in HCMC Thursday morning as part of a deal between the firm and VNVC. More stories at Vietnam Insider’s Homepage. The batch is the sixth in a contract between Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) and AstraZeneca to purchase 30 million doses. VNVC has so far received 3.8 million AstraZeneca doses. Previous batches arrived in HCMC in February, May and July, with this month alone seeing three batches landing on the Tan Son Nhat Airport. All were transferred into cold storage before they are distributed by the Ministry of Health to different localities. In the first half…

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The founder of the Vietnam Public Relations Network (VNPR) shared about the role of young people in developing the Public Relations (PR) and Communications community in Vietnam and how they join an organization to develop and contribute to their profession. Over two years since its establishment, VNPR has initiated and implemented many activities for the community of PR and Communications in Vietnam as a network of dynamic and professional PR practitioners. VNPR has been on an inspiring journey to welcome more members and fellows, including young people to join the organization. With the support of Vietnam Insider, a fast-growing media…

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There are a few rule changes which will come into effect from August 1 that will impact the average person’s personal finances. Here is a look at them. NACH system to be available on all days The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the National Automated Clearing House (NACH) system will be available on all days, including Sundays and bank holidays, effective from August 1, 2021. NACH is a bulk payment system operated by NPCI which facilitates one-to-many credit transfers, such as payment of dividend, interest, salary, pension, and also collection of bill payments pertaining to electricity, gas,…

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