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Hard Numbers: Google bets on India, US states sue Trump over students, Singapore opposition gains, New York City (finally) gets to zero

10 billion: Google will invest $10 billion in India. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, explained that the money will go toward helping Indian businesses go digital and use technology "for social good," in line with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India initiative to overhaul the country's digital infrastructure.


17: As of Monday afternoon, 17 US states and the District of Columbia have sued the Trump administration over a new immigration rule that would revoke the visas of tens of thousands of foreign students if their US universities hold only online classes next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move has sparked an outcry by both students and colleges, many of which rely heavily on foreign students' tuition fees.

10: Singapore's opposition achieved its best-ever result in Friday's election, securing 10 out of the 93 seats up for grabs in parliament. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) won — as it always has since independence in 1965 — but its share of the popular vote plunged to less than two-thirds, a record-low support amid popular mistrust of how the government has handled the COVID-19 crisis.

0: New York City on Sunday registered zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. After emerging as an early global epicenter, the Big Apple has since dramatically flattened the curve of infections — while other major US cities, especially in Florida and Texas, are now seeing cases and deaths spike.

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