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Wednesday, September 14 2022


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No two-timing — no moonlighting!

That’s what Infosys told its employees in a stern letter—warning them not to take on side hustles. Any violation will trigger disciplinary action “which could even lead to termination of employment.” The issue of moonlighting on the job—i.e taking a second gig on the sly—has been a hot topic of debate in the tech industry. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji recently called it “cheating.” Employee unions have called the letter “unethical,” insisting “what the employees do outside working hours is their prerogative.”

 

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Big Story

A big controversy over the great Nicobar port project

The TLDR: The government is working on a gargantuan Rs 750 billion (75,000 crore) project to develop a mega-port and tourist destination in the Great Nicobar island. Environmentalists and activists are sounding the alarm. We explain why.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • China steps back from the border
  • Siddique Kappan still in jail
  • Indian caught in crypto insider case
  • A Blue Origin disaster
  • Ketamine shots can treat depression
  • Lung cancer pills are more effective than chemotherapy
  • iMessage gets an ‘edit’ feature
  • All you need to know about the Emmys

 

Sanity Break

  • 'One More Night' by Jaimin Rajani

 

A list of curious facts

  • Turning plastic into diamonds
  • Entering the era of 'cluttercore'
  • Skeleton of a female "vampire" found in Poland

 

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