Live News Today | Nadal to miss French Open for first time as injury woes continue

    Live News Today | Nadal to miss French Open for first time as injury woes continue

    Live News Updates: 14-time champion Rafael Nadal said that he will withdraw from the French Open for the first time since his debut in 2005 due to injury, adding that “next year is my last year” in professional tennis.

    May 18, 2023 / 08:41 PM IST

    NEWS ALERT: Siddaramaiah formally elected Congress Legislature Party leader in Karnataka

    May 18, 2023 / 08:36 PM IST

    Realtors buy 2,181 acre land since Jan 2022 for about Rs 26k crore: Report

    Real estate developers have acquired nearly 2,200-acre land parcels since January last year for around Rs 26,000 crore, mainly to develop residential projects, according to JLL India. In a statement, real estate consultant JLL India said that the developers have acquired around 2,181, acres of land area in the last 17 months (January 2022-May 2023) valued at over Rs 26,000 crore, with an estimated development potential of around 209 million square feet in 104 separate land deals

    May 18, 2023 / 08:26 PM IST

    PM Modi to have over 40 engagements during 3-nation visit: Officials

    India on Thursday said it is expecting several deliverables to come out of the Quad summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima that will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden and their counterparts from Japan and Australia. Modi will embark on a six-day visit of Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia on Friday to attend three key multilateral summits including that of the Group of Seven (G7) and the Quad.

    May 18, 2023 / 08:12 PM IST

    Urban population likely to double by 2047, civic bodies will have to change accordingly, says Smart City project chief

    The country’s urban population is likely to double by 2047 and existing structures of administration, planning and financing of urban bodies will have to adapt to changing times, the Centre’s Smart City Project Mission Director Kunal Kumar said here on Thursday. Kumar, who is joint secretary in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs department, was in Indore to take part in the Urban20 (U20) programme based on the theme ‘Reinventing Urban Governance for Indian Cities’.

    May 18, 2023 / 07:49 PM IST

    NEWS ALERT: Rafael Nadal says he will miss the French Open, which he has won a record 14 times

    May 18, 2023 / 07:41 PM IST

    AWS to invest USD 12.7 billion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Thursday announced plans to invest Rs 1,05,600 crore (USD 12.7 billion) into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030 as it looks to meet growing customer demand for cloud services in the country. The planned investment in data centre infrastructure in India will support an estimated average of 1,31,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in Indian businesses each year, Amazon’s cloud computing unit AWS said in a statement.

    May 18, 2023 / 07:27 PM IST

    “We are planning Quad leaders meeting in Japan,” says Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra

    India is planning for a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) leaders meeting in Japan on the sidelines of the G7 Summit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Thursday. While addressing the special briefing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to threenation countries, Kwatra said, “We are also planning Quad leaders meeting in Hiroshima with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, President of the US Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, and of course our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    May 18, 2023 / 07:18 PM IST

    Centre to recruit 20 private sector specialists as joint secretaries, directors, deputy secretaries

    The Centre has decided to recruit 20 private sector specialists as joint secretaries, directors, and deputy secretaries on contract basis in its 12 departments, an official statement issued on Thursday said. This is the third such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government. The Department of Personnel and Training has asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit such specialists through “lateral entry” — that is appointment of private sector specialists in government departments.

    May 18, 2023 / 07:06 PM IST

    CJI inaugurates training-cum-examination centre in Supreme Court complex

    Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Thursday inaugurated a training-cum-examination centre in the additional building complex of the Supreme Court. “The training cell of the Supreme Court conducts awareness and training programmes for its staff in e-filing, e-office and other skills along with induction training for newly appointed personnel and orientation training for promoted officers on a regular basis,” a statement said.

    May 18, 2023 / 06:56 PM IST

    Alibaba misses revenue estimate, approves cloud unit spinoff

    China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd posted a 2% rise in quarterly revenue that missed expectations on Thursday and said it would list its cloud computing business in the next year. The company has been struggling to attract new users as China’s e-commerce sector matures and it grapples with inroads made by new competitors such as PDD Holdings and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok that is also owned by ByteDance.

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