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Apple has delayed opening its first ever offline store in India yet again.
Apple has delayed opening its first ever offline store in India. Apple was scheduled to open a physical store in India in 2021 but due to the pandemic, the process kept getting delayed. Apple has yet again delayed opening the first official Apple Store in India. Ironically, India contributes majorly to Apple’s overall growth as the iPhone sells like a hotcake in India. Apple was scheduled to open a physical store in India in 2021 but due to the pandemic, the process kept getting delayed. Apple has once again delayed its plans of opening a physical store and now it is reported that the store will be opened only by 2023.
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Indian medical students from Ukraine, China to sit for FMGE : NMC

The apex body regulating medical education in the country issued an order on Thursday providing a one-time relaxation for these students. Final year medical students from countries such as China and Ukraine, who were forced to return to India owing to the Covid-19 pandemic or the war, will now be eligible to appear in Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) – a screening test which foreign medical students have to clear to practice in the country. The National Medical Commission (NMC) issued an order to this effect on Thursday. Only students who have completed the courses and have been granted a certificate of completion on or before June 30, 2022 will be eligible for this one-time relaxation by the NMC

 
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Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock : “‘I’m here whenever you are ready to talk’

Will Smith apologised to Chris Rock four months after he infamously slapped him at Oscars 2022. The Hollywood actor said he's "deeply remorseful", in an Instagram video. In a video posted on Instagram, Smith answered some questions that have been doing the rounds of the internet regarding his impending apology. The actor began by answering the question – “Why didn’t you apologize to Chris Rock in the acceptance speech?” In his reply, Smith said that he reached out to Rock, who wasn’t “ready to talk”. The Men in Black star added, “I will say to you, Chris, I apologise to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I am here whenever you are ready to talk.”

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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologises to President Murmu for ‘rashtrapatni’ remark
In a letter addressed to the President, he wrote: "I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same." Chowdhury was heard referring to the President as “Rashtrapatni” in a video clip, the BJP ministers Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha and Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha on Thursday protested and sought an apology from both Chowdhury and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman said calling the President “Rashtrapatni” was a “sexist insult” because “Rasthrapati is a gender agnostic word”
Japanese the most powerful and India stands at 87, says Henley Passport Index
A Japanese passport provides entry to 193 countries and stays at the number 1 spot for the past 5 years, whereas Singapore and South Korea at 2nd and 3rd place provides entry to 192 countries. India passport which is ranked at 87 provided access to 57 countries. "Indian travellers can now travel to same number countries as pre-covid, where as during covid only 23 countries allowed Indian travellers. The Henley Passport Index ranks 199 passports according to the number of destinations a person can enter with a passport.    
Jaishankar to Chinese foreign minister: ‘Mutual interests, respect, sensitivity should be basis for bilateral ties’
Bilateral ties between India and China are best served by observing mutual respect, interests and sensitivity, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. Jaishankar, during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, conveyed the need for an early resolution of all outstanding issues. They were speaking on the sidelines of a conclave of foreign ministers of the G20 nations in Bali, Indonesia.