Finance minister Arun Jaitley is confident of Narendra Modi's return as Prime Minister and tells Rajeev Deshpande and Surojit Gupta that Rahul Gandhi's idea of minimum income guarantee is flawed Is BJP's election strategy based on national security? No election is a one issue election. The only party which can provide governance is the BJP and its allies, a party with an absolute majority of its own and allies representing various parts of India and the leadership of Narendra Modi. The leadership matters - tried, tested leadership. This is an election where the country is reposing faith once again in Modi. His towering personality is dominating this election. India for five years in a row, never before, became the fastest growing major global economy under an otherwise gloomy global situation. We were able to expand our revenue base. Look at the kind of reforms we brought about, some of these were unprecedented - GST, IBC, Aadhaar, monetary policy and so on. Without increasing a single … [Read more...] about We’ve proved that an honest central government can run India: Arun Jaitley
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GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
By Alasdair PalNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Spirituality, politics and tourism: welcome to the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest gathering of humanity, that begins next month in India. gi During the Kumbh Mela, to be held in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, millions of pilgrims including naked, ash-smeared ascetics, will bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythical third river, the Saraswati. Devout Hindus believe that bathing in the waters of the Ganges absolves people of sins and bathing at the time of the Kumbh brings salvation from the cycle of life and death.The government says about 100 million to 150 million people, including one million foreign tourists, are expected to attend over the eight-week festival period beginning on January 15, and the scale of the efforts to feed and house the pilgrims is immense. Organisers are erecting temporary bridges, 600 mass kitchens, more than 100,000 portable toilets, and vast tents, each sleeping thousands of pilgrims at a time, in a … [Read more...] about Sacred and political: world’s largest religious festival to kick off in India
The extensive research opportunities spanning various disciplines (Business, Engineering, Health, Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts) make Australia a sought-after destination among researchers and students, says Mohan Jacob, associate dean, Research Education, professor of College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University (JCU), Australia. He attributes the country's research focus to the state-of- the-art research facilities in fundamental sciences and professional specialisations. "Our students can carry their research in Galapagos (in South America) or the Daintree rain forest (in Queensland ). Within the university, students collaborate with the industries , and conservation agencies such as REEF HQ, Marine Park Authority of Australia and the local government more closely. During their course, students can request for additional funding to enhance their research in addition to the scholarships and the research support the university provides. They can continue … [Read more...] about Indian students in Australia do exceptionally well because of their adaptability: JCU professor
Vietnam Airlines receives first Airbus A321neo plane The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has received its first Airbus A321neo from US-based Aviation Capital Group (ACG) in Hamburg, Germany earlier this week. The new aircraft will be used for domestic flights and routes connecting destinations in Southeast Asia. It is among the 20 new-generation A321neo planes the airline plans to lease from the ACG, ICBC Leasing of China, and US-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC), expected to be fully delivered by the end of 2019. These planes will help expand its aircraft fleet to about 110 in 2020. Khanh T. Tran, president and CEO of ACG, expressed his delight at the delivery and stressed the company looks forward to Vietnam Airlines operating these highly fuel-efficient aircraft in their growing route network. For his part, Vietnam Airlines’ president and CEO Duong Tri Thanh said his firm selected the Airbus A321neo for its exceptional operational performance with 15-20 percent … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/11