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India will become world's third largest economy by 2027-28: PanagariyaRediff.com4 days ago
Eminent economist Arvind Panagariya has said India is on the cusp of returning to a high growth trajectory and voiced confidence that the country will become the world's third-largest economy by 2027-28. Currently, India is the fifth largest economy "so it's another five years.We are already in (the year) 2023. "So 2027-28, India should be the third-largest economy," Panagariya, Columbia University Professor and former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, told PTI in an interview in New York.
Covid-19 remains 'global health emergency': WHORediff.com6 days ago
The committee acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic may be approaching an "inflexion point".
Google to axe 12,000 workers; CEO Pichai says 'sorry'Rediff.com20 Jan 2023
Google will lay off 12,000 jobs across the globe, its CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Friday, becoming the latest tech giant after Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon to retrench staff en mass amid the global economic downturn. In an email to employees, the Indian-origin CEO said: "I have some difficult news to share. We've decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles." Pichai said the layoffs at Google were carried out after a "rigorous review" of its operations.
Microsoft to axe 10,000 jobs, nearly 5% of global workforceRediff.com18 Jan 2023
Microsoft will lay off 10,000 workers, about five per cent of its total workforce, its CEO Satya Nadella announced on Wednesday, terming it a hard choice that the tech giant had to make to remain a "consequential company" amid global economic uncertainties. Microsoft is the latest company after Facebook and Amazon to cut jobs as the bloodbath continues in the technology sector in 2023. Describing the current times as "significant change", Indian-origin Nadella said customers who accelerated their digital spend during the Covid-19 pandemic, are now optimising their digital spend to do more with less.
UN blacklists over 150 Pak-linked terrorist entities, individualsRediff.com18 Jan 2023
About 150 terrorist entities and individuals, either based or with links to Pakistan have been blacklisted by the United Nations, with the latest addition being of Abdul Rehman Makki, the Lashkar-e-Taiba deputy chief designated by the Security Council's Al Qaeda sanctions committee.
UN names Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law as 'global terrorist'Rediff.com17 Jan 2023
Makki and other LeT/JUD operatives "have been involved in raising funds, recruiting and radicalising youth to violence and planning attacks in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)," the sanctions committee said, providing a statement for the reasons of Makki's listing.
AI peeing incident: Co-flier blames pilot for inaction in handling situationRediff.com8 Jan 2023
Bhattacharjee in a handwritten complaint to the airlines had stated that the distressed passenger was made to go back to her soiled seat despite four seats in the First Class being vacant.
India abstains from UN resolution over 'violation' of Palestinian rightsRediff.com31 Dec 2022
The United States and Israel voted against the resolution while Brazil, Japan, Myanmar and France were among those that abstained.
WHO again asks China to regularly share real-time data on Covid situationRediff.com31 Dec 2022
The global health agency has asked Chinese health officials to share data on genetic sequencing, hospitalisations, deaths and vaccinations.
Musk ready to quit as Twitter CEO 'as soon as he finds someone foolish enough'Rediff.com21 Dec 2022
'I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software and servers teams,' he tweeted Tuesday.
Possibility of UNSC expansion on table but veto power a problem: GuterresRediff.com20 Dec 2022
He added that there was a proposal from France and UK some time ago for some restrictions in the use of the right of veto.
Jaishankar recalls Hillary Clinton's 'snake' analogy to slam PakRediff.com16 Dec 2022
The world today sees them (Pakistan) as the epicentre of terrorism, Jaishankar said.
Contemporary epicentre of terrorism very much active, Jaishankar tells UNSCRediff.com15 Dec 2022
Jaishankar, who presided over the UNSC Briefing: Global Counterterrorism Approach: Challenges and Way Forward, described terrorism as an existential threat to international peace and security and said it knows no borders, nationality, or race.
At UNSC, Jaishankar's veiled attack on China, PakRediff.com14 Dec 2022
Multilateral platforms are being misused to justify and protect perpetrators of terrorism, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said
Era of classifying terrorists as 'bad' or 'good' must end: India at UNRediff.com11 Dec 2022
India proposes to organise a briefing of the Security Council on December 15 on 'Global counter-terrorism approach - principles and the way forward" under the 'Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts'.
India abstains on UNSC resolution exempting aid from sanctionsRediff.com10 Dec 2022
India was the sole abstention while all other 14 members of the Council voted in favour of the resolution that decided that processing or payment of funds, other financial assets, economic resources, and provision of goods and services necessary to ensure the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance are permitted and are not a violation of the asset freezes imposed by the Council or its Sanctions Committee.
Not 'passive' on Russia-Ukraine war: India at UNSCRediff.com2 Dec 2022
The President of the Security Council for December said India has taken the side of peace and favours de-escalation through diplomacy and dialogue.
Musk says holding off relaunch of Twitter's Blue VerifiedRediff.com22 Nov 2022
Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has said the social media company is holding off the launch of a new system of issuing verified badges to users and could use different "colour checks" for authenticating organisations and individuals. In the days following Musk's $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the billionaire entrepreneur announced that the Blue Tick verification badge, which authenticates a user or organisation on Twitter, will be available for a monthly fee of $8. "Holding off the relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence in stopping impersonation.
Musk reinstates Donald Trump's Twitter account after pollRediff.com20 Nov 2022
'The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,' Musk tweeted on Saturday.
Musk 'not super worried' as hundreds quit Twitter post his 'ultimatum'Rediff.com18 Nov 2022
Twitter fell into a pitless chaos after several employees appeared to have departed the company, which sent messages that it was closing its 'office buildings' for the next few days.