#Holidays

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Banks in India function according to guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Banks are closed on Sundays and on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month
  • Banks across India will be closed on Friday, April 2, on the occassion of Good Friday
  • Some regional holidays affect banks in specific states

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Account-holders are advised to plan their transactions accordingly. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Besides four Sundays and two Saturdays, banks will be closed for five days
  • These holidays will not be observed by all states
  • Many bank unions will protest against the Centre's privatisation plan in March

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Apple's App Store generated record breaking revenue in the holiday season (Photo Credits : Pixabay)

  • Gaming apps like "Among us" and "Roblox" generated high revenue
  • The single day record was set at $540 million on New Years Eve
  • The developers for App Store have made more than $12 billion since its launch

.Ontario, Canada
Canada, a country of about 38 million, did not reach its first 100,000 cases until mid-June. (Representational Image: Pixabay)

  • On Sunday afternoon, Canada recorded 601,314 COVID-19 infections in total
  • The country also recorded the grim total of 15,860 deaths since the start of the pandemic
  • Ontario, Canada's most populous province, recorded 2,964 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday

.Beijing, China
People of Beijing asked to cover their faces with masks before stepping out of their houses. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/AP)

  • Chinese health officials are ramping up measures ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival 
  • 20 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the Chinese mainland on Friday
  • Beijing residents are adviced to stay in the city before they get Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) results

Holiday spirit is alive even in space.(Representational/Pixabay)

  • The International space station is hosting seven members, the largest crew it ever has
  • Astronauts have been celebrating holidays in space since the days of the Apollo mission
  • Christmas is mostly celebrated differently by each crew but on new years there are some commonalities