The Congress Parliamentary Board (CPB) had been shelved by Narasimha Rao in 1992 and was never restored, even though the party constitution provided for it. The board, as per the party constitution, is supposed to regulate and coordinate the party’s parliamentary activities and frame rules. The three-day plenary session of the Congress party began on Friday in Nava Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The rule providing for the inclusion of parliamentary board members in the CEC is proposed to be deleted. The last time the Congress constitution was amended was on 7 November 2007.
New Delhi: Air India plans to let go of Vistara brand if its merger gets the required regulatory approval as the airline feels the marquee brand has more global recognition. “There is a desire to carry forward the heritage of both Air India and Vistara into the new Air India. The process of integration of Vistara with Air India is underway and is now awaiting approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), he said, adding that the integration of Air India Express and AIX Connect, earlier known as AirAsia India, is also afoot. Air India came under heavy criticism for failing to handle the incident and also for not reporting it. The other incident took place December 6 on an Air India flight from Paris to India.26 days ago ThePrint
The Australian foreign minister said Canberra “strongly supports” India’s G20 presidency and welcomes its ambitious, action-oriented agenda for the grouping under the “One Earth, One Family, One Future” theme. “This will be my first visit to India as foreign minister, and I look forward to meeting my counterparts at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi,” Wong said in a statement. “Australia strongly supports India’s G20 presidency and welcomes India’s ambitious, action-oriented G20 agenda, under the theme ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’,” Wong said. The Australian foreign minister said she is visiting the two countries to advance Australia’s bilateral relationships and promote its interests in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. It will involve the navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US.26 days ago ThePrint
The latest report (2022) of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that a small window for tackling climate change risks by limiting average global atmospheric temperature to 1.5 degree C and thereby avoiding a major catastrophe is closing fast if the international community did not take action. With this war the contemporary historians are saying that a new world order is emerging and that cold war 2.0 has started. The global climate change reversal action is apparently on back burner though international conferences and deliberations continue as rituals. However, as a new world order is setting in with international rivalries among big powers, regional conflicts and economic uncertainties, the international cooperation in combating climate change has become fragile. Also expectations of the less developed countries to get financial and technological support from developed countries have not been met.28 days ago ThePrint
Remembering the G20, 2022, that took place under the presidency of Indonesia, the French finance minister said, “We don’t want to step back. French Minister said this G20 was taking place one year after the declaration of war in Ukraine. “In the G20 meeting, we affirmed its strong condemnation of the illegal and brutal attack of Russia against Ukraine. During this G20 meeting, European countries also showed unity and determination to adopt new sanctions against Russia. The French Finance Minister said, “Our sanctions are strong and efficient.29 days ago ThePrint
Now, compare this with the Pakistani blind cricket team. Pakistan blind team captain Nisar Ali, who had just returned from an afternoon practice session at Faisalabad’s cricket ground, told ThePrint how the PCB supports Pakistan’s blind cricketers. The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) got PCB affiliation after the latter victory. He had captained the Indian team to victories in the 2012 T20 World Cup and the 2014 ODI World Cup. We have also started a women’s blind cricket national tournament and I am proud that we started with only six teams and today we have 11 national women blind cricket teams.1 month ago ThePrint
Munich [Germany], February 19 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met China’s top diplomat Wang Yi on Saturday and warned him not to repeat its “irresponsible act” of sending spy balloons into American airspace, The Washington Post reported. I condemned the incursion of the PRC surveillance balloon and stressed it must never happen again. I warned China against providing material support to Russia. Washington, he said, had the wrong view of China as a serious geopolitical challenge and a threat to the United States. Blinken had been due to travel to Beijing earlier this month but abruptly called off the visit amid the balloon incursion.1 month ago ThePrint
New Delhi: After a a nine-year stint, Susan Wojcicki stepped down Thursday as chief executive officer (CEO) of YouTube. Chennai-born Indra Nooyi was also a prominent name on the list till she stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in 2018. Who is new YouTube CEO Neal MohanPrior to this, Mohan was chief product officer at YouTube where he headed teams responsible for user experience, trust and safety issues. A Stanford graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, he completed his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After playing a major role in this transition, Mohan emerged as a key figure overseeing all of Google’s video advertising business.1 month ago ThePrint