News 18 Afternoon Digest: IIT Bombay Student Dies by Suicide, Blames Depression; Telangana Govt Extends Holidays for Schools

Twitter May Get You Fired, Warns Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not only popular for heading the most valuable electric vehicle (EV) company but for snappy comments on Twitter. Often seen tweeting about cryptocurrency and AI, the 50-year-old billionaire does not shy away from sharing memes that most professionals would hesitate in a strict corporate environment. It is no secret that publishing something “controversial” on the micro-blogging platform could even get you fired. It is a classic old debate that old internet users like to reiterate, ‘speak without consequences.’ READ MORE

IIT Bombay Student Dies by Suicide, Blames Depression in Note Recovered From Hostel Room: Police

A student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay allegedly died by suicide on campus early Monday morning. According to the police, the deceased, was a 26-year-old master’s student in his second year of the programme. He allegedly killed himself at 4.30 am. He was declared brought dead upon being taken to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. READ MORE

Telangana Govt Extends Holidays for Schools, Colleges up till January 30

The State Cabinet meeting will be held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao even as the state government on Sunday extended vacation for all educational institutions till January 30 in view of rise in COVID-19 cases. “The State Cabinet meeting under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will be held on Monday at Pragathi Bhavan (Rao’s official residence complex-cum-camp office),” an official release said. READ MORE

UK Man Earns Rs 16,000 Per Day Just By Standing in Queues For Rich People

Standing in queues is one hectic task but a UK man has become a professional queuer and he earns handsome money by doing so. Freddie Beckitt stands in line for rich people who don’t want to and charges £20 (roughly Rs. 2,029.37) an hour. On a decent day, Beckitt is able to earn up to £160 (around Rs. 16,234.96). However, the 31-year-old has to have the patience of a saint as he stands in line, barely moving, for up to eight hours a day. Beckitt told The Sun that patiently standing in queues comes naturally to him as he is a Londoner and has queuing “down to a fine art”. READ MORE

Japanese Students Injured in Stabbing During Entrance Exams

Several high school students sitting their university entrance exam in Tokyo were wounded on Saturday in an apparent knife attack, Japanese media said. Public broadcaster NHK said three people were conscious after being injured in the morning when another student attacked them with a bladed object as they gathered to take their entrance exam. The alleged assailant, a 17-year old high school student, was arrested, the Asahi newspaper said. READ MORE

Farhan Akhtar Pens Special Birthday Note For ‘Thoughtful, Curious’ Javed Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar Sends Love

Javed Akhtar celebrated his 77th birthday on Monday, January 17. On this occasion, his son Farhan Akhtar dedicated a social media post for him. The actor-director took to Instagram and shared a black-and-white picture of a young Javed along with a special note for him. In the picture, Javed was seen wearing bellbottom pants, famous in the 1970s, and a formal shirt while he gazed at the rough sea. READ MORE

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