An employee who turned off her webcam while working from home was fired and the company was fined Rs. 60 lakhs

A bizarre reason given for the termination of a US company employee has had a significant negative impact. Because the employee was working from home without turning on the webcam, a Florida-based company fired him. The worker was a Dutch citizen, and the nation’s court ordered the US business to pay a fine as part of compensation because the man was merely defending his right to privacy.

Chetu, a telemarketing business with offices in Florida, had instructed one of its workers to leave the camera on while performing home-based work for roughly nine hours each day. However, the employee did not feel at ease because the company was using a program that required the user to share both their live video and laptop screen.

He was let go by the business because he disobeyed the directive. According to reports, the employee claimed that he felt his employer was violating his privacy by constantly watching him through a webcam and by asking him to share his laptop screen. The employee declined to follow suit, so the business made up accusations against him.

According to the report, the employee was fired for “insubordination” and “refusal to work,” among other things. As a result, Chetu was penalized by a Dutch court, which ruled that Chetu had violated human rights by requiring remote employees to keep their webcams on. The business was hit with a hefty fine. It must now pay the former remote employee, who is based in the Netherlands, $72,700 (roughly Rs 60 lakhs).



  • What is the amount of the fine?

Ans. Rs 60 lakhs

  • What is the reason for the fine?

Ans. Chetu had violated human rights by requiring remote employees to keep their webcams on. 

  • Where does the employee live?

Ans. Netherlands

Rare anti-President Xi protest in China before the party congress

Days ahead of the historic Communist Party congress, Beijing has witnessed a rare protest against President Xi Jinping and China’s COVID restrictions.

Two protest banners were visible on a bridge in the city’s northwest. The authorities appeared to have quickly put an end to the protest.

Before the congress, resentment has been growing in the capital.

Online rage has been expressed in large quantities in response to the Covid restrictions and strict security measures.

Authorities have restricted access to the city, keeping outbound deliveries, many travelers, and returning citizens. Others had their freedom of movement limited or had to stay in quarantine.

The protest was captured on camera and in pictures, showing two enormous banners spread out on a bridge in Beijing’s Haidian neighborhood.

The message on one was, “No Covid test, please. We want freedom, not limitations. No lying; we want respect. We want reform, not another Cultural Revolution. We want votes, not leaders. We can become citizens by ceasing to be slaves.

The other urged locals to “strike at work and school, and remove the dictator and national traitor Xi Jinping.”

Unidentified thick smoke plumes were visible on the bridge in video from the scene, and a man could be heard shouting messages into a loudspeaker.

There were no signs of it when a BBC team visited the scene later, but there was clearly police present.

About 2,300 top officials and party delegates will travel to the capital for the week-long 20th Party Congress, which is set to begin on Sunday.




  • Which is the historic Party of Beijing?

Ans. Communist Party congress


  • What was the message on the banners?

Ans. No Covid test 


  • How many top officials and party delegates will travel to the capital?

Ans. 2,300

The new Meta Quest Pro VR headset from Mark Zuckerberg costs more than one lakh rupees

The Mark Zuckerberg-led company unveiled the Meta Quest Pro VR headset last night at Meta Connect. A more accurate representation of you in virtual reality is made possible by the VR headset’s features, which include high-resolution sensors for robust mixed-reality experiences, LCD displays, a stylish design, eye tracking, and realistic facial expressions. The company believes that Metaverse is the future, which is why it has made significant investments in VR and AR experiences over the past few years.

The launch price for Meta Quest Pro is $1,499.99, or roughly slightly more than Rs 1.2 lakh. The headset, Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, stylus tips, partially light-blocking eyewear, and a charging dock are all included with the device.

When it comes to availability, the Meta Quest Pro will go on sale on October 25. For the time being, the VR headset will only be sold in a small number of nations (excluding India) and retail locations, such as Best Buy in the US and Canada, Argos and Currys in the UK, and FNAC and Boulanger in France. The gadget will also be available for pre-order on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and France for interested buyers.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ platform, which powers the Meta Quest Pro, is claimed to have been optimized for virtual reality to operate at a power level that is 50% higher than that of the Meta Quest 2 while having better thermal dissipation. The headset has 10 high-resolution sensors, 256GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM, which the manufacturer claims improve a range of immersive experiences.




  • What is recently launched by Mark Zuckerberg?

Ans. New Meta Quest Pro VR headset 


  • What is the price of the headset in India?

Ans. Rs 1 Lakh 


  • What are the features of the Meta Quest Pro VR headset?

Ans.  LCD displays, a sleek design, plus eye tracking and natural facial expressions that will help your avatar reflect you more naturally in VR

Elon Musk disputes that he discussed the Ukraine War with Putin

Elon Musk has refuted claims that he spoke with Vladimir Putin before putting his recommendations for stopping Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a Twitter poll.

Ian Bremmer, CEO of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, claimed that Elon Musk had personally told him about the conversation with Vladimir Putin.

However, Mr. Musk has since denied this.

Putin and I have only ever spoken once, and that was about 18 months ago. The subject was space, Mr. Musk tweeted.

The Tesla CEO asked his 107.7 million followers to vote on how to end the conflict in Ukraine last week.

One of the ideas was to hold elections in regions of Ukraine that Russia claims it has annexed and occupied. His remarks were well received in Moscow.

The multibillionaire said Russia departs if the people so choose.

Following alleged referendums that Kiev and its Western allies deemed fraudulent, President Putin has already proclaimed four Ukrainian regions to be a part of Russia. The Russian government does not have complete control over any of these four regions.

Additionally, Mr. Musk argued that Russia should be “formally” acknowledged as the legitimate owner of Crimea, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014.

According to Mr. Bremmer’s account in a newsletter, Mr. Musk told him that the Russian president was “prepared to negotiate,” but only if Ukraine agreed to some form of permanent neutrality, Crimea remained under Russian control, and Kyiv acknowledged Russia’s annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.

Mr. Bremmer claimed that the CEO of SpaceX had informed him that Mr. Putin had stated that these objectives would be achieved “no matter what” and that a nuclear attack might be launched if Ukraine invaded Crimea.



  • Who is the CEO of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group?

Ans. Iran Bremmer 

  • What Iran Bremmer claimed?

Ans. He claimed that Elon Musk had personally told him about the conversation with Vladimir Putin 

  • What was the matter on the Phone call?

Ans. He had information that Mr. Putin had stated that these objectives would be achieved “no matter what” and that a nuclear attack might be launched if Ukraine invaded Crimea.

Bragi and Noise IntelliBuds TWS earbuds were released, and they cost Rs 4,999

The Noise TWS IntelliBuds have just been introduced in India after a number of smartwatches and TWS earbuds. In partnership with Bragi, the smart wearable company unveiled the new earbuds as the country’s first smart gesture-controlled true wireless earbuds. Hot voice commands, intelligent gesture control, Bragi OS, music sharing, intelligent battery optimization, and more are all features of the earbuds.

The new IntelliBuds were introduced by Noise, who claimed they offered the highest level of earbud personalization. The product was developed in conjunction with Bragi in the business’s R&D facility, Noise Lab. The earbuds allow complete audio customization and are equipped with personalized touch controls and intelligent gestures. The new IntelliBuds are available from Noise for Rs 4,999.

Price and availability information for Noise IntelliBuds TWS earbuds

The price of the Noise IntelliBuds TWS earbuds is Rs 4,999. Beginning on October 14, the earbuds will be offered for purchase in India on the company’s website and in retail locations both online and off. Black and white are the two available color options for earbuds.

Specifications for the Noise IntelliBuds TWS earbuds.

The rectangular charging case for the Noise IntelliBuds has a matte finish and a USB type-C port. The charging case weighs about 45 grams, while the earbuds themselves weigh 5.4 grams. In addition to supporting HFP, AVRCP, A2DP, and HSP, Noise provides a reliable Bluetooth 5.0 connection.



  • What is the price of earbuds at the time of release?

Ans. Rs 4,999

  • When will the earbuds be offered?

Ans. 14 October 

  • What is the type of charging case?

Ans. USB type-C