2 Women Officers To Be Posted On Indian Navy Warship In Historic First

2 Women Officers To Be Posted On Indian Navy Warship In Historic First

Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh.

Highlights

  • The two will be the first women officers to be deployed on Navy warships
  • They are training to operate a host of sensors on Navy’s helicopters
  • IAF has also shortlisted a woman pilot to operate its fleet of Rafales

New Delhi:

In a move that will redefine gender equality in the Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women officers who will be deployed on Navy warships as part of the ship’s crew...

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China releases details on its own blacklist, raising uncertainty for foreign businesses

The skyline of the central business district in Beijing on August 13, 2019. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP) (Photo credit should read
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BEIJING — The Chinese government is stepping up pressure on foreign businesses not to run afoul of Beijing, as the White House continues to target some of the Asian giant’s largest technology companies. 

China’s Ministry of Commerce released long-awaited provisions on its so-called “unreliable entity list” over the weekend. The vaguely worded document mirrors the U.S. Commerce Department’s entity list that restricts named companies from accessing items originating in the U.S. 

“Beijing will likely name at least one US company to the (unreliable entity list) between now and year-end – possibly even in coming days – ...

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“Some Fear Control Slipping Away”: PM’s Dig At Opposition On Farm Bills

PM Narendra Modi said changes needed in farm sector to go forward in 21st Century.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the proposed farming laws at the centre of a massive controversy are “historic and necessary” for the country to move forward. In an attack on the opposition, he also indicated that they are the architects of the controversy, instigating farmers with lies as they “feel control slipping away”.

In a video address to the people of Bihar at a programme to lay the foundation of nine highway projects, PM Modi said farmers in several states have been reaping rewards from the new system after the farm ordinances were issued in June.

The government, he said, is getting ground reports of the “many benefits”...

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ByteDance says it will own 80% of TikTok Global, contradicts Trump’s claims deal has ‘nothing to do with China’

This photo illustration taken on September 14, 2020 shows the logo of the social network application TikTok (L) and a US flag (R) shown on the screens of two laptops in Beijing.
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GUANGZHOU, China — Beijing-based ByteDance said it would own a majority stake in the new TikTok Global in the U.S., appearing to contradict President Donald Trump’s claims the deal has “nothing to do with China.”

On Saturday, Trump gave his blessing to a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a minority stake in a U.S.-headquartered company called TikTok Global. Oracle would become the secure cloud provider and host American users’ data in the country. 

“It’ll be a brand new company...

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China Air Force Video Seems To Show Simulated Attack On US Air Base

China Air Force Video Seems To Show Simulated Attack On US Air Base

US military Andersen Air Force base on the island of Guam, a US Pacific Territory.

Beijing:

China’s air force has released a video showing nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, as regional tensions continue to rise.

The video, released on Saturday on People’s Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account, came as China carried out a second day of drills near Chinese-claimed Taiwan, to express Beijing’s anger at the visit of a senior U.S. State Department official to Taipei.

Guam is home to major U.S. military facilities, including the air base, which would be key to responding to any conflict in the Asia Pacific region.

The Chinese air force’s two minute and 15 second video, set to solemn...

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton to voluntarily step down as executive chairman

Trevor Milton CEO of Nikola
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Nikola announced early Monday that founder Trevor Milton is voluntarily stepping down from his roles as executive chairman and a member of its board.

The electric truck company said the board accepted Milton’s resignation, adding that Stephen Girsky, former vice chairman of General Motors and a member of Nikola’s board, has been appointed chairman of the board, effective immediately.

“Nikola is truly in my blood and always will be, and the focus should be on the Company and its world-changing mission, not me,” Milton said in a statement. “So I made the difficult decision to approach the Board and volunteer to step aside as Executive Chairman...

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Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan May Be Summoned In Drugs Case: Sources

Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan May Be Summoned In Drugs Case: Sources

Mumbai:

Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan may be called for questioning this week in the widening drugs probe linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death investigations, sources say. Their names reportedly came up during the questioning of actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested on September 9 on charges of organizing drugs for her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.

Sources say the Narcotics Control Bureau may put out summons to these actors later this week as it tries to build a case against the 10 people it has arrested over drugs allegations linked to the Sushant Rajput case. Besides Rhea Chakraborty, the others arrested earlier this month were her brother Showik Chakraborty, two employees of Sushant Singh Rajput and alleged drug dealers who have been linked to Bollywood.

Rhe...

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ByteDance says it will not transfer algorithm and technology to Oracle as part of TikTok deal

The logos of the Chinese video portal TikTok and the US software and hardware manufacturer Oracle Corporation can be seen on a smartphone and screen on September 14, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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GUANGZHOU, China — ByteDance will not transfer algorithms and technologies to Oracle as part of a deal announced over the weekend to keep social media app TikTok operating in the U.S.

President Donald Trump said he approved a deal on Saturday that will see the creation of a U.S.-headquartered firm called TikTok Global with Oracle and Walmart taking minority stakes. Oracle will become TikTok’s secure cloud provider and host U.S. user data. 

But the deal does not entail any transfer of algorithms and technologies, according to a statement from...

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8 MPs Suspended For Rajya Sabha Chaos Over Farm Bills, Refuse To Leave

A voice vote took place in Rajya Sabha amid slogans from the opposition.

New Delhi:

Eight opposition members were suspended from the Rajya Sabha this morning for the rest of the session over unprecedented chaos in the house during the passing of controversial farm bills on Sunday, but they refused to leave. The members, including Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Sanjay singh, Congress’s Rajeev Satav and CPM’s KK Ragesh, were told they had displayed “unruly behavior especially with the Chair and gross disorderly conduct”.

The refusal of the suspended members to leave the house caused multiple adjournments of the Rajya Sabha until it was forced to close for the day...

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Leaked U.S. government files suggest Deutsche Bank tops list of suspicious transactions

A pedestrian with a umbrella walks pass a logo of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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SINGAPORE — Germany’s largest lender Deutsche Bank appears to have facilitated more than half of the leaked $2 trillion of suspicious transactions that were flagged to the U.S. government over nearly two decades, reported German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).

Those documents showed that between 1999 and 2017, $1.3 trillion of $2 trillion in leaked transactions that were flagged as suspicious passed through Deutsche Bank, according to the DW report.

The leaked documents contained suspicious activity reports that banks and other financial institutions filed with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN...

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