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Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from Israeli air attacks on Gaza, Rahul Gandhi's walk in J&K today scrapped due to security issue, to Adani Group losing nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in market cap.


Israeli air attacks hit Gaza, Al Jazeera reports

Israel has launched multiple air attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip a day after Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians – including an elderly woman – in the Jenin refugee camp. Al Jazeera says this is one of the deadliest raids in the occupied West Bank by Israel’s military in years. The report says local sources in Gaza told Al Jazeera that Israeli warplanes had hit al-Maghazi refugee camp in the centre of the territory, with at least 13 strikes in the early hours of Friday. The al-Zaitoun neighbourhood in the south of Gaza City was also hit, as well as an open area east of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. UAE, France and China has called for UNSC to meet on Friday as violence escalates in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Read the full report here.


NDTV's Bharat Jodo Yatra updates: Rahul Gandhi walked just a kilometre as security lapse alleged


Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir was scrapped today with the Congress alleging "very serious security lapses". NDTV report says that Rahul Gandhi was to walk 11 km in the Kashmir Valley but had to stop after a kilometre. Congress leaders said as Rahul Gandhi walked into Kashmir, a large, unexpected crowd was waiting for him. A "sudden withdrawal of security personnel" caused a serious security breach, said Congress sources. They also said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration mismanaged the crowds. After Rahul Gandhi crossed the Banihal Tunnel on the way to Srinagar, a huge crowd and inadequate security forced the Congress leader to stop, said sources, as per the report. Read the full report here.


Reuters reports Mexico finds over 50 unaccompanied kids from Guatemala in migrant truck

Mexican authorities on Thursday stopped a crowded truck transporting nearly 70 migrants from Guatemala, mostly unaccompanied children, the country's National Institute of Migration (INM) said in a statement. Reuters reports that the INM said federal Mexican agents spotted the truck at a checkpoint in Mexico's northern Chihuahua state, which borders the United States. It said there were 67 migrants from Guatemala traveling in the truck, including 57 unaccompanied minors, mostly boys, aged between 14 and 17. Read the full report here.


Indian Express reports Adani Group lose nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in market cap on Friday morning

The Indian Express reported that the shares of all nine listed Adani Group companies came under pressure again at the stock market on Friday, two days after the companies lost up to 8 percent following the release of a report by Hindenburg Research. The group lost nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in market capitalisation in early trading hours on Friday, taking the overall decline in its market capitalisation to over Rs 2.75 lakh crore since Tuesday’s closing. Markets were closed on Thursday on account of Republic Day. The report adds that the companies opened in the red even as the group on Thursday said it was planning to sue Hindenburg Research for its “maliciously mischievous” report. Read the full report here.


The Quint's analysis on how Apple has avoided mass layoffs so far?


As big tech companies like Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft terminate employees by the thousands, industry giant Apple has avoided mass layoffs of employees, so far at least. The Quint's report tlks about it has avoided making massive cuts to its workforce, while also mentioning that the iPhone maker's intentions will only become clearer post February 2. It points to Apple's lean hiring process during the COVID-19 pandemic as a possible reason that it's avoided mass layoffs.  Apple's employee count only grew by 20 percent during the time, to about 1,64,000 employees globally. Read the full report here.