Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday left for Davos on a five-day visit to attend the World Economic Forum summit with an optimistic note as he announced before embarking on the foreign trip that Karnataka had continued to maintain its supremacy in attracting FDI in the field of computer hardware and software. “The Centre has made public details regarding the FDI for fourth quarter of 2021-22 that shows that Karnataka has stood first in the country by accounting for 53% of FDI that has flown to India in the field of computer hardware and software,” he told reporters. “With this, the State has kept the lead position with respect to FDI in this sector in all the four quarters of the previous financial year,” he said. “I am set to meet many business honchos and captains of the industry. Many of them have shown interest in investing in Karnataka. I am confident of getting a good response for our efforts to attract investments into the State,” he said. The sessions were beginning … [Read more...] about CM leaves for Davos on five-day visit to attend World Economic Forum summit
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called on overseas party workers in the UK to work hard to help the Opposition win the upcoming elections, after Rahul Gandhi connected members of the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) UK with his mother in a “surprise” phone call during his ongoing London visit . Rahul Gandhi met IOC UK team members on Saturday to discuss party-related matters and listen to their views and concerns. IOC UK President Kamal Dhaliwal and other team members present at the meeting urged him to take over the party's presidency so the Congress can "come into power under his leadership". “In a surprise move, Rahul Gandhi ji connected IOC team members to Sonia Gandhi ji over the phone, during which Ms. Gandhi motivated all the team members to work hard for the party and win the upcoming elections,” IOC UK said in a statement. IOC Telangana team members, spokesperson Sudhakar Goud and general secretary Gampa Venugopal, expressed their gratitude to the party president … [Read more...] about Rahul Gandhi connects Congress workers in UK to Sonia Gandhi
The story so far: With the Russian invasion of Ukraine nearing three months , Sweden and Finland (SweFin), the two Nordic countries that have historically stayed out of military alliances, have formally applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) . If President Vladimir Putin ordered the Ukraine attack on February 24, apparently to prevent NATO’s further expansion into Russia’s neighbourhood, he is now facing the prospects of two countries joining the trans-Atlantic military alliance. But their accession into NATO may not be smooth. Turkey, a NATO member since 1952 , has said it would oppose the Nordic countries joining the bloc, citing that they harbour “terrorist groups” — a reference to Kurdish insurgent outfits. Put together, these developments — the continuing war in Ukraine, fresh NATO applications, and Turkey’s opposition to SweFin’s bid — have shaken up Europe’s delicate security equilibrium further. What explains the long-term neutrality of Sweden … [Read more...] about Explained | Why is Turkey against Sweden, Finland joining NATO?
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole’s renewed verbal assault against his Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition allies, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena, has put a question mark on the three parties contesting the critical Maharashtra civic polls together. Mr. Patole stirred the pot of controversy soon after the Congress’s Chintan Shivir at Udaipur where, by his own admission, he submitted a litany of complaints to the party high command pertaining to the NCP’s consistent ‘betrayal’ of the Congress and its alleged efforts to undermine the party in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Chief (MPCC) chief then sternly rebuked Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena for drawing up the three-ward system for the upcoming civic polls without allegedly consulting the Congress. Without directly naming either party, Mr. Patole censured the ‘opportunism’ of both the Sena and the Sharad Pawar-led NCP by hinting that the three-ward arrangement was … [Read more...] about Analysis | Maharashtra Cong. chief Patole’s jibes at allies put question mark over MVA alliance ahead of civic polls
1 Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry finished his bachelor’s degree in: A: Business administration B: Communications C: Sociology 2 When was the first Bay to Breakers race? A: 1906 B: 1912 C: 1936 3 The U.S. crossed 1 million COVID deaths. How many has California had? A: 90,000 B: 189,000 C: 250,000 4 How much did the homeless population in Alameda County rise in three years? A: 8% B: 15% C: 22% 5 Why are there tunnels underneath the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza? A: To access the BART tube B: To access bus stops and toll booths C: To park cars 6 What proposal is being revived for Geary Boulevard and 19th Avenue in S.F.? A: Separate lane for buses B: Bike lanes C: Subway lines 7 What crop are some struggling vintners hoping to profit from? A: Truffles More Information Answers: 1-C, 2-B, 3-A, 4-C, 5-B, 6-C, 7-A, 8-B, 9-C, 10-B See More Collapse B: … [Read more...] about Chron Quiz: Stephen Curry finished college. What did he receive his degree in?
In the weeks after the 2020 election, one particular Michigan woman was trumpeting claims of fraud as loudly as she could. Kristina Karamo, a community-college professor who’d previously accused Democrats of having a “Satanic agenda,” went on Fox News again and again to describe how illegal ballots supposedly had been tallied for Joe Biden at the TCF Center in Detroit, where she worked as a poll watcher. She testified before the State Senate that sacks of votes inexplicably had been dropped off there in the middle of Election Night. She suggested that Dominion Voting software had flipped Trump votes to Biden votes statewide. None of what Karamo described actually happened—as far as anyone has been able to confirm . Her story served its purpose, though: Karamo has spent the past year campaigning to be Michigan’s next secretary of state. Some people might have dismissed her, at first, as just another down-ballot conspiracy kook with no chance of winning her party’s primary. But … [Read more...] about The Election Denier Who Could Run Michigan’s Elections
Starting in the spring of 2020, school boards and superintendents across the country faced a dreadful choice: Keep classrooms open and risk more COVID-19 deaths, or close schools and sacrifice children’s learning. In the name of safety, many districts shut down for long periods. But researchers are now learning that the closures came at a stiff price—a large decline in children’s achievement overall and a historic widening in achievement gaps by race and economic status. The achievement loss is far greater than most educators and parents seem to realize. The only question now is whether state and local governments will recognize the magnitude of the educational damage and make students whole. Adults are free to disagree about whether school closures were justified or a mistake. But either way, children should not be stuck with the bill for a public-health measure taken on everyone’s behalf. I am part of a team from the American Institutes for Research, Dartmouth College, Harvard, … [Read more...] about Kids’ Learning Losses Are Worse Than Educators Are Acknowledging
AFP Washington, United States ● Sun, May 22, 2022 2022-05-22 16:57 0 e16ff64e7ecc29b41741491223119149 2 Asia and Pacific Joe-Biden,US,Quad,White-House,Anthony-Albanese,Japan,summit Free US President Joe Biden on Sunday called Australia's incoming prime minister Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on his election victory and underline the strength of their countries' alliance, the White House said. The two leaders will meet Tuesday at the Quad group summit in Tokyo and the White House has praised Albanese for deciding to make the trip. "President Biden reaffirmed the United States' steadfast commitment to the US-Australia alliance and his intent to work closely with the new government to make it stronger still," it said in a statement. "President Biden expressed deep appreciation for the prime minister-designate's own early commitment to the alliance, reflected in his decision to travel almost immediately to Tokyo to attend the Quad Summit." … [Read more...] about Biden congratulates Australian PM-elect Albanese: White House
Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, predicted Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer be the leader of his country by 2023 due to health issues. "I think he'll be gone by 2023, but probably into the sanatorium," Dearlove said during the One Decision podcast, adding that Putin, who is 69 years old, will not emerge as the "leader of Russia" anymore after coming out of the medical facility. "That's a way to sort of move things on without a coup." During his interview, Dearlove also predicted that the Russian regime might "break apart" over the next 12 to 18 months due to the West's sanctions imposed on the country, the conflict in Ukraine, and Russia's current military performance. Dearlove's comments come amid ongoing speculation about Putin's health, even though the Kremlin has not publicly commented about it since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Earlier this week, U.S. film director Oliver Stone said … [Read more...] about Putin will “be gone by 2023,” likely to sanatorium, predicts ex-MI6 chief
Equity benchmarks bounced back sharply on Friday after facing a heavy drubbing in the previous trade, with the Sensex and Nifty jumping nearly 3%, aided by positive trends from global markets and across-the-board buying. Index majors Reliance Industries and HDFC twins saw robust buying, helping the benchmarks. The 30-share BSE Sensex rallied 1,534.16 points or 2.91% to settle at 54,326.39. During the day, it zoomed 1,604.2 points or 3.03% to 54,396.43. The broader NSE Nifty jumped 456.75 points or 2.89% to finish at 16,266.15. All the Sensex firms ended in the green, with Dr Reddy's, Reliance Industries, Tata Steel, Nestle, Larsen & Toubro, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, Sun Pharma, State Bank of India and HDFC emerging as the biggest gainers. The BSE benchmark had dived 1,416.30 points or 2.61% to settle at 52,792.23 on Thursday. The NSE Nifty had tanked 430.90 points or 2.65% to end at 15,809.40. Meanwhile, Asian markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo finished in … [Read more...] about Markets rebound after heavy decline in previous trade; Sensex, Nifty rally nearly 3%