NEW DELHI: The International Solar Alliance (ISA), proposed with fanfare by India and France, faces a challenge from the US, which wants it to function as an informal arrangement, although Delhi has touted it as the major international organization to be headquartered in the country.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France said in a statement on Monday that Cisco Systems will be investing $100 million in local French startups. The project is in collaboration with the French state, set in place to benefit fields of vocational training and education in digital network trades, according to Reuters. The partnership will also be focusing on providing improved networks and better cyber security.
In a surprising development ahead of today's final stage of the Tour de France, earlier today Paris police opened fire on a car that tried to crash a barricade set up on Place de la Concorde ahead of the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race, France 24 reports citing a police official. The shooting incident took place as the French capital is on maximum alert to welcome the final stage of the Tour de France.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked India Inc to increase risk-taking appetite and step up investments even as industry leaders pressed for interest rate cut and more policy action to improve ease of doing business. "Prime Minister has said that industry must take risk and increase investments...we must go out and invest. Industry has a role to play," CII president Sumit Mazumder told reporters after the meeting of Prime Minister with CEOs, bankers, economists and bureaucrats on the global economic slowdown.
Only good restaurant reviews are now allowed in France. Caroline Doudet a blogger who runs “Cultur'elle,” found that out when she wrote a restaurant review the French court said "ranked too high a in Google search" (as if any writer can know in advance how many times a blog will be read, or what its ranking will be). Doudet was ordered to change the title of her blog and pay a fine. Instead she took it down. However a cached version is still available, and I bet it gets even more hits now that the courts have piqued everyone's interest.
NEW DELHI: India is eyeing investments to the tune of Rs 2 lakh crore at Chabahar port in Iran in various infrastructure projects, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The investments, however, will depend on the outcome of the negotiations on gas price as Iran has offered to supply natural gas at $2.95 while India wants rates to be lowered. Meanwhile, three more countries have offered gas to India, which will be examined, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Gadkari said at an interaction with media at Indian Women Press Corp here.
Madrid (AFP) - Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions the United States.