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    News18 Afternoon Digest: Come January, Water Taxi Service in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai will be a reality and other stories

    In 2020, U.S. life expectancy has declined the most in more than 75 years due to Covid

    U.S. lifespan decreased by 1.8 years in 2020, final official figures showed Wednesday, the largest decline in more than 75 years driven by the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy at birth was 77.0 years for the total population of the United States last year, compared to 78.8 years in 2019. Read more

    Come January, water taxi service between Mumbai, Navi Mumbai will become a reality. Route, read about fares

    The long awaited water taxi service between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first week of January, official sources said. The service, which was first planned three decades ago, will reduce travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Read more

    Modi government pending complaint, may encourage departments to expedite the handling of VIP references

    Encouraging active ministries to create resources from waste and scrap removal, training government employees in record management and empowering lower level government officials are some of the ideas that the Narendra Modi government can implement for speedy disposal of grievances. And other pending references to State and Members of Parliament. Read more

    At least 60 people are feared missing after a landslide in Myanmar’s Zine Mine

    Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar on Wednesday morning, according to a civil society group and media reports. Read more

    A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck about 60 km northeast of Bangalore.

    According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), a magnitude 3.3 earthquake about 80 km north-northeast of Bangalore on Wednesday morning. Read more

    ‘One of the few things we agree on’: Biden Covid rarely praises Trump during speech

    President Joe Biden on Tuesday credited the Trump administration for developing the Covid-19 vaccine and praised his predecessor, Donald Trump, for getting a booster shot – a rare moment where the two men have found common ground since opening day. Read more

    Dubai ruler to pay $ 733 million to settle war with ex-wife in custody

    The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, has been ordered by the London High Court to provide more than 4 554 million ($ 733 million) in British records to settle the custody war with his ex-wife for their two children. Read more

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