The Supreme Court verdict dismissing the pleas seeking probe into alleged irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal "would not stand in the way" of the CBI from taking action on the complaint for lodging of an FIR, Justice K M Joseph said on November 14.It is "beyond dispute" that offences mentioned in the complaint filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan are "cognizable", he said.Justice Joseph said this in his separate but concurring verdict that rejected the pleas seeking review of the apex court's December 14, 2018 judgement, which gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in India's deal with France to buy Rafale fighter.Close "However, it is my view that the judgment sought to be reviewed, would not stand in the way of the first respondent (CBI)...from taking action on...complaint in accordance with law and subject to first respondent obtaining previous approval under Section 17-A of the Prevention of … [Read more...] about Rafale case: SC verdict will not stand in CBI’s way from taking action, says Justice Joseph
[youtube MOuqGmbQy-k] Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a versatile artist. How else can you explain a guy who can cross seamlessly across The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, to 50/50, Don Jon and a note-perfect adaptation of a YouTube classic? The actor’s next big budget showcase is next year’s The Walk, a 3-D rendition of Philippe Petit’s infamous tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers. advertisement advertisement But before all that big budget Hollywood action, you can also see him in a new short film called “In a City,” co-directed and created by the actor and his collaborative production company hitRECord. The film was crowd sourced from a global collection of cinematographers, musicians and lyricists and explores the rhythm of daily life for the people of Cairo, Rio De Janeiro, London, Prague, Tokyo, Sheffield and Los Angeles. Gordon-Levitt also partnered with Samsung, a sponsor of the film, shooting it in 4K with the new Samsung NX1 … [Read more...] about How Joseph Gordon-Levitt Creatively Crowdsourced His New Short Film
There’s one mistake I made earlier in my business life when it comes to people: only hiring when there was a defined need. One day, I realized that if we could afford it, it’s just as important to hire exceptionally talented people even when you don’t have an opening. On occasion, when we found a gifted person, an A player beyond doubt, we’d hire her and “park” her in the organization. At first, we would just give the person something to do. Always, after a few months, she was working 10-hour days and making a big contribution. Inevitably, we found an important role for her, or she found it on her own. I never regretted hiring an A player. advertisement advertisement What do I look for? Five key things, in this order.1. Intellectual firepower Frankly, I want to know if their grade-point average (GPA) was 2.7 or 3.9 out of a possible 4.0. Even if they’ve been out of school for many years, a GPA can represent four years of evaluation, … [Read more...] about The 5 Traits All Top Performers Share
Ever since Will Rogers stood on a stage with an open newspaper, comedy has evolved and adapted to technological change. In the golden era of network television, Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show was the sole source for satirical reactions to breaking news, and this format has changed only slightly with the advent of Letterman, Conan, Leno, Fallon, and Kimmel. And despite outward appearances, the topical monologue is still the backbone of Seth Meyers’ Weekend Update on SNL, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. advertisement advertisement Yet, with Twitter offering yet another way to laugh at the news, could the sheer speed of tweets threaten late-night primacy much in the same way the 24-hour cable news cycle forever altered our relationship with nightly network news? Does Twitter enhance the late-night comedy writer’s job or eliminate it? Do they save the best stuff for their bosses and for audiences after 11 p.m. or do they riff away in a stream of comic … [Read more...] about Does Twitter Kill TV Comedy? Writers From “The Daily Show,” “SNL,” “Fallon” And Others Sound Off
These days, investors in equity markets are having a rollercoaster ride. S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty have dropped by over 20 percent from highs after news on loan default by Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), coupled with rising crude oil prices and depreciating rupee against dollar. As per the current scenario of the bearish market, passive funds are snatching the limelight from active funds.Active funds are those funds which are maintained to outperform the market, to give their investors returns better than the market, but these funds do not promise or guarantee the continued and regular out-performance. On other hand, passive funds are those funds which eventually invest in the index stocks in the same ratio as the stocks have weighed in the index, which means that these stocks are maintained to give the market return and no better or below than that.Whenever the market turned bearish, the probability of the index performing well then the stock … [Read more...] about Is it time for you to shift from active funds to passive funds?