Somehow, the CDS has assumed the role of the de facto army chief. During the ongoing Sino-India standoff, the Indian Army chief has issued no statement on the tense border situation, a role that traditionally 26 of his predecessors have enjoyed. While experts believe that the appointment of a CDS was bound to whittle down the position of the three service chiefs, General Mukund Naravane has assumed the lowest-ever profile of a serving Indian army chief, even though all the three service chiefs remain head of operations in their domain. … [Read more...] about India-China border clashes: How the post of CDS has impacted the chain of command in Indian military
The company had also announced that the data of all Indian users will be stored locally. “PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations,” it further said. … [Read more...] about PUBG unban in India: Company axes China connection, will Centre now allow the mobile game?
Tesla Inc plunged 18.3% and was set for its worst day in nearly six months after the electric-car maker was excluded from a group of companies being added to the S&P 500.Still, market participants said they did not expect a prolonged sell-off against the backdrop of an accommodative monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, which last week indicated a higher toleration for inflation rising above 2%. … [Read more...] about Slump in Tesla, Apple hits Wall Street as tech rout deepens
Over 40 U.S. companies have launched The Board Challenge–an initiative to spur all U.S.-based companies to appoint at least one Black director to their boards within a year. The Board Challenge was founded by Altimeter Capital, Valence, and theBoardlist and currently boasts 27 member companies that already have at least one Black board member. Another 17 companies that are members have committed to appointing a Black director within twelve months. … [Read more...] about These 17 companies are pledging to add a Black board member by the end of 2021
Today, the effects of the NEA’s role as a matchmaker of sorts between agencies and designers is still alive and well. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development was embarking on its Rebuild by Design competition–a two-billion-dollar resiliency initiative for the coastal communities of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–the NEA helped HUD write RFPs to design and architecture firms, worked its Rolodex to promote the competition, and assisted with organization. “There needs to be someone who can find design talent and handle paperwork to make sure [designers] show up,” Schupbach says. “That alignment is an important role the NEA plays, and it came out of that moment [in the 1970s].” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design