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Bhim Army chief, 5 Indian-origin persons on TIME's emerging leaders list

Bhim Army chief, 5 Indian-origin persons on TIME's emerging leaders list

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

Other Indian-origin personalities on the list are Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta, doctor and Executive Director of nonprofit Get Us PPE Shikha Gupta and founder of nonprofit Upsolve Rohan Pavuluri.

Stop vaccine nationalism: Jaishankar at UNSC meeting

Stop vaccine nationalism: Jaishankar at UNSC meeting

Rediff.com17 Feb 2021

India, which has shipped 'Made In India' COVID-19 vaccines to around 25 nations, on Wednesday urged the international community to stop 'vaccine nationalism' and actively encourage 'internationalism', underlining that hoarding superfluous doses will defeat global efforts to attain collective health security and combat the pandemic.

NY Assembly passes Kashmir resolution; India protests

NY Assembly passes Kashmir resolution; India protests

Rediff.com7 Feb 2021

The New York State Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare February 5 as Kashmir American Day, drawing a sharp reaction from India which noted with 'concern' attempts by 'vested interests' to misrepresent Jammu and Kashmir's rich cultural and social mosaic to divide the people.

UNSC calls for immediate release of Myanmar leaders

UNSC calls for immediate release of Myanmar leaders

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed deep concern over the declaration of the state of emergency in Myanmar by the military and called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders arbitrarily detained by the military.

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO; Andy Jassy named successor

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO; Andy Jassy named successor

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon as an online bookseller nearly three decades ago, will step down as the CEO of the $1.7 trillion global retail giant in the third quarter of 2021 with Andy Jassy being named his successor.

UN chief Antonio Guterres receives COVID-19 vaccine

UN chief Antonio Guterres receives COVID-19 vaccine

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

Guterres gestured to make a victory sign as he was administered the shot.

Any India, Pak military confrontation would be a disaster: UN chief

Any India, Pak military confrontation would be a disaster: UN chief

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

"I think it's absolutely essential for the two countries to be able to come together and seriously discuss their problems, and I think it's essential that human rights are fully respected in all territories that you mentioned," Guterres said during his press briefing on Thursday.

UN chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

UN chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

India has airlifted more than 6 million COVID-19 doses to nine countries in Phase-I under its initiative termed "Vaccine Maitri".

Apple's business in India still quite low relative to size of opportunity: Tim Cook

Apple's business in India still quite low relative to size of opportunity: Tim Cook

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company's share in India "is quite low relative to the size of the opportunity" and setting up retail stores in the future in the country will be a great initiative. Apple launched the Apple Store online in India on September 23, offering Apple's full range of products and support directly to customers across the country for the first time. "If you take India as an example, we doubled our business last quarter compared to the year ago quarter. But our absolute level of business there is still quite low relative to the size of the opportunity. "And you can kind of take that and go around the world and find other markets that are like that as well," Cook said on Wednesday in the company's Q1 2021 results earnings call.

Despite Covid-19, FDI into India rose by 13% in 2020

Despite Covid-19, FDI into India rose by 13% in 2020

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

Foreign Direct Investment into India rose by 13 per cent in 2020, boosted by interest in the digital sector, and while fund flows "declined most strongly" in major economies such as the UK, the US and Russia due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India and China "bucked the trend", the UN has said.

Foreign fighters in Syria have moved to other places: India at UNSC

Foreign fighters in Syria have moved to other places: India at UNSC

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

India has expressed concern that foreign fighters involved in the conflict in Syria have moved to other places as mercenaries, as New Delhi underlined that it is ready to play a constructive role in the Security Council to help realise the objective of the West Asian country reclaiming its place in the comity of nations.

'Your faith in me brought me to this moment': Kamala remembers mom

'Your faith in me brought me to this moment': Kamala remembers mom

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Harris remembered her late mother Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher and civil rights activist from India, saying she has always carried that lesson from her mother with her throughout her career from serving as the first woman District Attorney of San Francisco, to the first woman Attorney General of California, and the first woman of colour to represent California in the United States Senate.

Biden, Harris will heal US: Indian-American lawmakers

Biden, Harris will heal US: Indian-American lawmakers

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

'Today we prove that our democracy still works and that the power always belongs to the people through the power of our vote'

Trump leaves note for Biden in White House

Trump leaves note for Biden in White House

Rediff.com20 Jan 2021

CNN reported that Trump has left Biden a letter at the White House, in keeping with the tradition that outgoing presidents do for their successors.

2020 was one of 3 warmest years on record

2020 was one of 3 warmest years on record

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

The warmest six years have all been since 2015, with 2016, 2019 and 2020 being the top three. The differences in average global temperatures among the three warmest years are indistinguishably small. The average global temperature in 2020 was about 14.9C, 1.2 ( 0.1) C above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) level.

Trump ban is 'right' but 'dangerous': Twitter chief

Trump ban is 'right' but 'dangerous': Twitter chief

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

'I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we'd take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?'

Meet Vijaya Gadde, who spearheaded ban on Trump's Twitter account

Meet Vijaya Gadde, who spearheaded ban on Trump's Twitter account

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

Hyderabad-born Gadde, 45, is Twitter's legal, public policy and trust and safety lead.

India to chair UNSC's panel on counter-terrorism

India to chair UNSC's panel on counter-terrorism

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

India, which has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the UNSC, began its two-year tenure at the Council on Friday last.

Trump is 'menace', must be removed as Prez: US Media

Trump is 'menace', must be removed as Prez: US Media

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

"President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress incited a violent attack Wednesday against the government they lead and the nation they profess to love. This cannot be allowed to stand."

India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day

India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day

Rediff.com5 Jan 2021

More than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the United Nations' children's agency.

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