Abu Dhabi State Fund Said to Be in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Jio

Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Company is in talks to invest about $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,576 crores) in Reliance Industries’ digital unit Jio platforms, three sources said on Thursday. Jio Platforms, which houses music and movie apps as well as Reliance’s telecoms venture Jio Infocomm, has secured a massive $10 billion (roughly Rs. …
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US State Takes Google to Court Over Location Tracking

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago after a media report that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not …
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US Secretary Of State Tells Congress

Hong Kong had witnessed massive pro-democracy protests in 2019 (File) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of special trading rights. “No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from …
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State to go slow on ICMR advisory

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) revised advisory on the use of hydroxychloriquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis for COVID-19, extending its use to asymptomatic health-care workers in non-COVID hospitals and those on the front lines, will be implemented by the State only after more evidence collection and detailed discussions. “The protocol regarding HCQ followed by …
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says, National Security Law A Death Knell For Hong Kong’s Autonomy

Mike Pompeo said that US urges China to reconsider its “disastrous proposal” (File) Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Beijing over a proposed new security law for Hong Kong and warned that the semi-autonomous territory could lose its special trading privileges. “The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and …
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Singapore State Investor Temasek Joins Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Project

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money. The entry of Temasek, which latest figures show has a portfolio value of just over SGD 300 billion (roughly Rs. 15.9 lakh crores), was announced …
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US President Donald Trump Fires State Department Watchdog Steve Linick Investigating Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo: Lawmaker

Inspector General Steve Linick had started a probe into Washington’s top diplomat Washington: A government watchdog fired suddenly by Donald Trump was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said a Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of committing a potentially illegal act of retribution. The State Department confirmed the late Friday dismissal of Inspector General …
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China Stealing US Research On COVID-19, Says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo said the United States calls on China to cease this malicious activity. Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused China of “stealing” US intellectual property and data related to COVID-19 research. Pompeo’s allegations came a day after the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security claimed that organisations conducting research …
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