India, Micronesia discuss development cooperation expansion, capacity building mechanism

India and Micronesia on Tuesday discussed ways to further expand development co-operation and capacity building mechanism measures. In a virtual interaction between Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh and Secretary (Minister), Department of Foreign Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kandhi A. Elieisar, the contours of the co-operation were […]

PM Modi will inaugurate FinTech leadership forum on Dec 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a leadership Forum on Financial Technology (FinTech) on December 3. As per the official statement, “Prime Minister will inaugurate the forum at 10 am via video conferencing …The agenda of the Forum will focus on the theme of ‘Beyond’; with various sub-themes including FinTech beyond boundaries, with governments and businesses […]

Kochi-based recruitment automation start-up, Zappyhire, raises INR 3.71 cr. in seed round funding

Zappyhire, an intelligent recruitment platform that helps enterprises screen, engage, and hire the best talent faster using Artificial Intelligence, has raised INR 3.71 crore from the Kerala Angel Network and from Alex K. Babu, Founder, and CMD, Hedge Finance Limited. The round also witnessed the participation of strategic investors such as Shihab Muhammed, […]

China will successfully hold 2022 Beijing Olympics despite Omicron concerns

China will successfully hold the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games on schedule, despite the worldwide spread of the new Omicron coronavirus strain, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday. “Regarding the impact of the Omicron strain on the Winter Olympics, I think it will definitely bring some prevention and control challenges, […]

US aligns with Pakistan to fix Kabul’s political situation again

US is expected to align with Pakistan along with NATO to fix the fragile political situation in Afghanistan which includes resuming dialogue with the Taliban government. Simply put, Afghanistan will once again become an area of co-operation between US and Pakistan according to M.K Bhadrakumar writing for Asia Times. “US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization […]

Elon Musk gives shout out to Indian talent after Parag Agrawal takes over as Twitter’s CEO

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently gave a shout out to Indian talent after Parag Agrawal replaced Jack Dorsey as Twitter’s new CEO. Musk replied to a tweet by Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, who congratulated Parag and highlighted that six US tech giants are now run by Indian-origin CEOs. “Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and […]

Dehradun: Home isolation for 14 people returning from abroad due to Omicron concerns

Following the emergence of the COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’, 14 people who returned from abroad have been sent for 14 days home isolation as a precautionary measure in Dehradun district. “A list of 25 such people was sent from Delhi who have recently returned from abroad, out of which 14 people are from Dehradun district, […]

Uttarakhand CM announces withdrawal of Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board law

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday announced that the State government will be withdrawing Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board Act after months of protests by Char Dham Teerth-Purohit Hak Hakookdhari Mahapanchayat Samiti and other organisations. “Our government has taken a decision to take back the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board Bill,” said […]