NDTV founders Prannoy and Radhika Roy will earn over Rs 602 crore from selling their combined 27.26% stake in the news broadcaster to Adani Enterprises, according to stock exchange filings.
The billionaire Gautam Adani-led company bought shares from Roys at INR 342.65 per share through several block deals completed on Friday. Prannoy and Radhika now own 2.5% stake each in NDTV.
Musk on toilet paper news
Twitter employees must bring their own toilet paper to the office after Elon Musk fired the janitor. A New York Times report said Twitter has moved all employees to two floors, a move that has left the company’s headquarters in “disarray.” Asked if that was true, Musk said, “BYOTP! Lol, it was true for half a day.”
The country’s greetings New Year first and last
The first countries in the world to welcome the New Year will be the Pacific islands of Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati, where January 1 begins at 10:00 GMT or 15:30 (IST) on December 31. The last places to welcome the New Year will be uninhabited Howland and Baker Islands, near the United States, at 12:00 PM GMT or 5:30 PM IST on January 1st.
40% of US COVID cases by Omicron Subvariant XBB.1.5
More than 40% of COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the highly contagious Omicron XBB.1.5, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed. Seven of the 10 states in the US where cases and hospitalizations are increasing are in the Northeast, coinciding with an increase in XBB cases there, said Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert.