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CNN —Writings on an ancient clay tablet have allowed experts to reconstruct a Bronze Age ship made of reeds and sail it on a maiden voyage off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the world’s largest reconstruction of a Bronze Age Magan boat, according to the team. The research project’s goals were to uncover ancient craftsmanship techniques, determine the connections between Bronze Age societies and better understand the role Abu Dhabi once played in Bronze Age trade. After passing five days of trials, the ship sailed toward Saadiyat Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi and the open sea on March 2 and 3. “Seeing the Magan Boat sail on the water for the first time actually took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes.”
Persons: Magan, , , Eric Staples, Abu Dhabi, Emily Harris, Umm, Robert B, Jackson, ” Jackson, Peter Magee, Marwan Abdullah Al, Marzouqi, ” Marzouqi, Abdallah Alremaithi, Ayesha Almansoori, Tayla Clelland, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, ” Clelland Organizations: CNN, United, United Arab Emirates, Zayed University, Zayed National Museum, Zayed National Museum , New York University, British Museum, ., Department of Culture Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab, Persian, UAE, Oman, Mesopotamia, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Zayed National Museum ,, Zayed National Museum , New York University Abu Dhabi, Umm, South Asia, Girsu, what’s, Saadiyat, Tourism,
CNN —Pakistan is extending the stay of nearly 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees – but its mass deportation of “illegal immigrants” will continue, authorities said. The fate of 1.45 million refugees whose PORs expired at the end of June had previously been in doubt, with many fearing they’d be deported. But Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs disputed the UN’s claims that Islamabad had put on hold its plan announced last October to deport undocumented Afghan refugees. Trucks transporting Afghan refugees and their belongings are seen along a road heading toward the Pakistan-Afghanistan Torkham border on November 3, 2023. More than 3 million Afghan refugees, including registered refugees and more than 800,000 undocumented people were living in Pakistan as of March 2024, according to UNHCR data.
Persons: , Shehbaz, they’d, ” Filippo Grandi, Mumtaz Baloch, Abdul Majeed, They’re, Moniza, ” Kakar, Asif Hassan, Ruwanpathirana Organizations: CNN, United Nations, Pakistan’s, of Foreign Affairs, Trucks, Getty, Pakistan, Afghan, UNHCR, Taliban, UN, ” Police, South Asia, Amnesty International Locations: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Islamabad, AFP, Karachi, South
CNN —As President Joe Biden took on his critics in Washington, Vice President Kamala Harris made the case to their allies around the country. She told Black voters at Essence Fest that 2024 is the “most significant election of our lifetime” over the weekend. “As President Biden has said, he counts on Vice President Harris’ advice and counsel,” Harris press secretary Ernesto Apreza said in a statement. In March, Harris became the first sitting vice president to visit an abortion clinic. We have a president and a vice president who are doing a good job, and I don’t expect those nominees to change.”
Persons: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, ” Harris, , Biden, Harris, you’ve, LaTosha Brown, Harris’s, Dennisa Thomas, , Trump, “ Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s, she’s, Ohio Republican Sen, J.D, Vance, Harris vouching, , Adrianne, Harris ’, Ernesto Apreza, , Roy Cooper, Biden’s, First Lady Jill Biden, ” Cooper, “ Joe Biden Organizations: CNN, Black, Essence, Dallas Wednesday, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Democratic, Trump, Republican, Pacific Islander American, Washington Post, ABC, Biden, The Associated Press, don’t, Ohio Republican, Democratic Party loyalists, , Greensboro’s Dudley High School, Democratic Gov Locations: Washington, Nevada, Dallas, California, Pennsylvania, Kansas City , Missouri, Ohio, Adrianne Shropshire, Mexico, Central America, North Carolina, Guilford County, Biden’s Raleigh, Wilmington, America
CNN —Russia has promised to discharge Indian nationals who were “misled” into joining its army to fight in Ukraine, India’s foreign secretary said Tuesday. “The Russian side promised the early discharge of all Indian nationals from the service of the Russian army,” he said. “The trafficked Indian Nationals were trained in combat roles and deployed at front bases in Russia-Ukraine War Zone against their wishes,” the CBI statement said. In neighboring Nepal, lawmakers have called on the Russian authorities to provide figures for its nationals fighting in Ukraine. The Russians position themselves a few hundred meters back as support,” said Suman Tamang, after he returned from Russia.
Persons: , Narendra Modi “, Vladimir Putin, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Putin, Bimala Rai Paudyal, Kwatra, , ” Kwatra, Imran Mohammad, Asfan Mohammed, Asfan, ” Imran, Suman Tamang, Ramchandra Khadka, ” Khadka Organizations: CNN, Indian, Indian Ministry, Russian, Kremlin, India’s, Bureau of Investigation, Indian Nationals, CBI Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Russian, Moscow, New Delhi, South Asia, Nepal, India, Indian, Hyderabad, Bakhmut –
Incumbents pay the price in year of global elections
  + stars: | 2024-07-09 | by ( Stephen Collinson | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +13 min
And elections in Taiwan and South Korea proved the dynamism of the idea that free elections can promote stable governance. The two round French election system once again kept the far-right out of power on Sunday but Macron’s gamble didn’t exactly pay off. An era of political turmoil now looms with a hung parliament, a likely shaky coalition and instability ahead of the next presidential election in 2027. Kevin Coombs/ReutersIndonesiaPrabowo Subianto, a former army general, won the presidential election in the world’s fourth most populous nation, which is home to its largest Muslim population. IranIran wasn’t supposed to have a presidential election this year.
Persons: El, they’ve, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Trump —, Ursula von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron, Le, Macron, Keir Starmer, Kevin Coombs, Suharto, Narendra Modi, Adnan Abidi, Imran Khan, Nawaz, Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto, Sheikh Hasina, Vladimir Putin, Alexey Navalny, Putin, El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, , Bukele, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, ObturadorMX, Claudia Sheinbaum, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Sheinbaum, Lai Ching, Yoon Suk Yeol, André Ventura, Peter Pellegrini, Robert Fico, Fico, Nelson Mandela —, , Macky Sall, Sall, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Ebrahim Raisi, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Masoud Pezeshkian, ultraconservative Saeed Jalili, Pezeshkian Organizations: CNN, European Union, United States –, France, European People’s Party, Popular Front, Britain Voters, Conservative, Labour Party, Reuters, Reuters Indonesia Prabowo, Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, Pakistan Muslim League, Pakistan People’s Party, Bangladeshi, Kremlin, El, El Salvador Strongman, El Salvador —, Getty, Democratic Progressive Party, Portugal Incumbents, Democratic Alliance coalition, Putin, Russian, South Africa Voters, National Congress, ANC, Democratic Alliance Locations: France, Britain, Iran, El Salvador, Slovakia, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, United States, India, Senegal, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, London, Reuters Indonesia, Subianto, New Delhi, Reuters Pakistan, Pakistan, , Bangladesh, South Asia, America, China, Beijing, Portugal, Ukraine, Europe, Senegal Senegal, Africa, Sall, Iran Iran, Islamic Republic
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailIndia's relationship with Russia is one of 'managed decline,' analyst saysPramit Pal Chaudhuri, South Asia practice head at Eurasia Group, discusses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia and the role that China plays in India-Russia relations, saying India wants to keep Russia "reasonably happy" so that it maintains neutrality when India and China clash.
Persons: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Narendra Modi's Organizations: Eurasia Group, Indian Locations: Russia, South Asia, China, India
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting at Taj Exotic Hotel on October, 15, 2016 in Benaulim, Goa, India. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesIndia's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, marking his first visit to the Kremlin since the invasion of Ukraine. Their meeting is significant as it's the Indian premier's first bilateral trip overseas since he was reelected for a rare third term in June. watch now"This trip will rankle many Western observers," an analyst at the Lowy Institute pointed out in a published commentary. India's refiners have been snapping up discounted Russian oil since the start of the Ukraine war.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Mikhail Svetlov, Vinay Kwatra, Kwatra, India's, Lowy Organizations: Indian, Taj Exotic, Getty, India's, Kremlin, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, United Nations, East Asia Summit, Lowy Institute Locations: Benaulim, Goa, India, Moscow, Ukraine, Russia, Russian, Europe
Global elections in 2024: A guide in maps and charts
  + stars: | 2024-07-08 | by ( Lou Robinson | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +4 min
CNN —As the presidential race in the United States heats up, many other countries around the world are also conducting pivotal elections in 2024. Here’s a closer look at the countries holding elections, in maps and charts. The election took 44 days, with more than one million polling stations, and its voters represented about 12% of the world’s population. In recent European Parliament elections, far-right parties performed well — with the National Rally gaining seven seats — and were particularly popular with young people. In 2023, 76% of Americans aged 18 to 29 said that Biden, 81, is too old to run for president, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.
Persons: , Vladamir Putin, Putin, Masoud Pezeshkian, Saeed Jalili, Le, Emmanuel Macron’s, Ipsos Mori, Biden Organizations: CNN, International Foundation, Electoral Systems, Here’s, European Union, North America, Voters, Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble, National Rally, Pew Research, Associated Press, NORC, for Public Affairs Research Locations: United States, India, North, Mexico, Latin America, Russian, Iran, Islamic Republic, Pakistan, Bangladesh, France
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia this week, a visit that signals the Indian leader’s determination to stick to his own diplomatic path even as the West continues to isolate Moscow over its war on Ukraine. For Mr. Putin, Mr. Modi’s visit will be a way for Russia to show that the Kremlin continues to have a strong partnership with India even as the world’s fifth largest economy has deepened its relations with the United States. This is the first visit to Russia by Mr. Modi in five years. He is expected to land in Moscow on Monday and attend a dinner hosted by Mr. Putin. Russia is also India’s biggest supplier of arms, making the relationship key for India, which has long had to defend its borders against China.
Persons: Narendra Modi, Vladimir V, Putin, Modi’s, Modi Organizations: India, Kremlin, Mr Locations: Russia, Moscow, Ukraine, India, United States, China
In nearly every corner of Karachi, there are signs of the heat wave scorching the sun-baked city. Hundreds of patients suffering from heat-related illnesses pour into the hospitals every day, pushing them far past their capacity. Even the usually bustling markets and streets have emptied as people avoid leaving their homes unless they must. In a particularly dire eight-day stretch late last month, temperatures reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), with high humidity adding to the misery. That was the hottest since 2015, a year when officials reported that more than 1,200 people died from heat-related causes in Karachi.
Organizations: Asia roasts Locations: Karachi, Pakistan’s, Asia
Sujit Jaiswal/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Indian wedding industry has boomed since the country emerged from the pandemic. “And this is irrespective of the economic classes.”At about $15,000, the average Indian wedding costs more than three times the average annual household income. Indian weddings are often spread across several days, with an average guest list of 326, compared with 115 in the United States, according to The Knot Worldwide. Rihanna, couture and emeraldsThe average luxury Indian wedding can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $400,000, according to Jefferies. No luxury Indian wedding is complete without lavish meals, which at times involves flying in Michelin star chefs and the finest of ingredients from across the world.
Persons: Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Radhika Merchant, Mukesh Ambani’s, Tim Chi, Nita, Anant, Sujit Jaiswal, it’s, Jefferies, ” Jefferies, Nasir Kachroo, , Sima Taparia, Aditya Motwane, Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, , you’ve, Ambani’s, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Rihanna, Motwane, , Stringer, Knight Frank, Tina Tharwani, Nita Ambani, Olivier Polet, Tharwani, Virat, Vanessa Almeida, Almeida, videographers, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Rafiq Maqbool, Narendra Modi, ” Modi Organizations: New, New Delhi CNN, Silicon, CNN, Getty, Netflix, Motwane Entertainment, Shaadi, Michelin, Backstreet Boys Locations: New Delhi, Radhika Merchant . India, India, Mumbai, AFP, South Asia, Jammu, Kashmir, United States, Indian, Jamnagar, Monte Carlo, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Florence, Indian Italian, Tuscany, Goa, Italian, Genoa
This photograph taken on April 6, 2022, shows a general view of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant in Dadri. The mounds of jet-black coal shimmering under the afternoon sun at the Dadri power plant are a raw illustration of India's coal dependence -- a habit that despite increasing pressure, the country is finding hard to kick. India has asked power companies to order equipment worth $33 billion this year to fast track capacity additions of coal-fired power in the years ahead, as the South Asian nation struggles to meet booming electricity demand, two government officials said. India is rushing to add fresh coal-fired plants as it is barely able to meet high power demand with the existing fleet in non-solar hours. Post pandemic, the country's power demand scaled new records on the back of the fastest rate of economic growth among major economies and increased instances of heatwaves.
Persons: Manohar Lal, Narendra Organizations: National Thermal Power Corporation, Adani, Power Locations: Dadri, India
A job French people don’t want? Half of the 86,000-plus chefs in the French capital are immigrants, according to data published by the French National Institute of Statistic and Economic Studies in 2022. Often in Paris, the kitchens are very small, so it’s a very strenuous job,” Mousson said. “For a small business like us, we cannot afford to hire multiple people in the kitchen,” Mousson said. While it remains to be seen if the party can capture an absolute majority in the French National Assembly, it will almost certainly become the biggest force in the new parliament.
Persons: Pinardier, It’s, Sazal Saha, Saha, He’s, ” Saha, , I’m, , Xiaofei Xu, Olivier Dussopt, Florian Mousson, Le Pinardier, Mousson, ” Mousson, Le, he’s, Mousson’s, Organizations: Paris CNN —, Bretagne, Le, Curie School, CNN, European Union, French Labor, French National Institute, Studies, Rassemblement National, Mousson’s, Craigslist, , Saha, National, French Interior Ministry, French National Assembly Locations: Paris, Kuhlna, Bangladesh, Joliet, France, Europe, Sri Lanka, Marseille, South Asia, Comoros, French
The country is confronting a perilous moment, internally estranged over politics and culture and as multiple foreign policy crises deepen. Biden has dedicated his term to expanding NATO to counter the Kremlin’s onslaught on Ukraine and threat to wider Europe. This leaves Biden badly needing to use Thursday night’s debate to convince voters that he can make their lives better — and soon. Post-game coverage of Thursday’s debate is certain to zero in on the best verbal jabs, soundbites and the stamina and energy of the rival candidates. But the most meaningful impact of the clash between Trump and Biden will only begin to unfold after noon on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2025.
Persons: Al, George H.W, Richard Nixon’s, Donald Trump’s, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Trump, Robert Frost’s, Biden, he’s, , he’d, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Nikoletta Stoyanova, didn’t, they’ve, Trump’s, Jerome Powell, Kamala Harris, Lyndon Johnson, He’s Organizations: CNN, White, GOP, NATO, Trump, North, America, 57th Motorized Brigade, Republican Party, Federal, ABC Locations: America, Russia, China, Ukraine, Europe, Beijing, Gaza, United States, Vovchansk, Kharkiv Region, Nevada
World’s best airline for 2024 named by Skytrax
  + stars: | 2024-06-24 | by ( Barry Neild | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
We look forward to more wins in the future.”Close-run contestSaudia was named by Skytrax as winner of the World's Most Improved Airline award. Singapore also won for Best First Class service and Best Airline in Asia. ANA, meanwhile, picked up the accolade for World’s Best Airport Services, as well as Best Airline Staff Service in Asia. Saudia was named World’s Most Improved Airline, beating Taiwan’s Starlux and Iceland’s Play into second and third places. Delta Air Lines was declared the Best Airline in North America, also picking up the award for Best Airline Staff Service for the region.
Persons: weren’t, , Edward Plaisted, Badr Mohammed Al, Meer, Saudia, Skytrax, Nicolas Economou, Tan, Tan Pee Teck, Taiwan’s Starlux, Singapore’s Scoot, Tony Fernandes, , ISMOYO, Vistara, airBaltic Organizations: CNN, Qatar Airways, Hamad International, Dubai, Boeing, Airbus, Singapore Airlines, Dubai’s Emirates, ANA All Nippon Airways, Hong, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Swiss International Airlines, Singapore, Best, ANA, World’s Best, Services, Best Airline Staff Service, AirAsia, Airline, Airasia, Rai International, Getty, Bangkok Airways, Fiji Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China . Delta Air Lines, Airlines, Emirates, Cathay, Air, Swiss International Air Lines, Korean, British Airways, Iberia, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Saudi, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Garuda, Cathay Pacific Airways, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Transavia, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, SKY, JetSMART, Aegean Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Rex Airlines, Azul, Royal Air Maroc, Porter Airlines, . Alaska Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Korean Air Locations: Qatar, London’s, Abu Dhabi, Qatar’s, Tan Pee, Asia, Denpasar, Bali, AFP, India, Australia, Pacific, Eastern, China ., North America, Singapore, Air France, Saudi Arabian, Garuda Indonesia, Transavia France
Mine started at the core of an Orthodox South Indian Christian family in Nigeria, West Africa, where I was born and raised. Being gay can be perceived as very shameful and devastating to an Indian family — regardless of how incredibly accomplished you might be. Silently, even today, most Indian parents would be thrilled if their kids became doctors —it’s estimated that India is the biggest source country for doctors in the US. This would give me a much better chance of getting into a good medical school. She was finishing her last year of medical school.
Persons: Saju Mathew, X, CNN —, Saju Mathew Don Stallings, Mine, — it’s, Dr, Mathew, “ she’s, , don’t, fiancée, He's Organizations: CNN, Grady Hospital, Orthodox South Indian, Netflix, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, , Twitter, Facebook Locations: Atlanta, Nigeria, West Africa, India, Kabba, Africa
CNN —Extensive flooding has stranded about 1.8 million people in northeast Bangladesh, following weeks of heavy rains that have submerged homes and devastated farmland, according to state media and humanitarian agencies. There is concern for those trapped by floodwaters who now face food shortages and a lack of clean water, according to local media. A mother holds her son in front of her house in floodwater on June 20, 2024 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Salahuddin Paulash/Drik/Getty ImagesDensely populated and low-lying Bangladesh is prone to seasonal rains, flooding and cyclones. People move their belongings through a flooded street in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on June 20, 2024.
Persons: Bangladesh Sangbad, Sunamganj, ” Sheldon Yett, Salahuddin Paulash, , Sultana Begum, ” Hasan Sarwar, Syed Mahamudur Rahman Organizations: CNN, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, Water Development, Villagers, United Nations, Children’s Fund, UNICEF, UNICEF Representative, World Bank, Remal, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Disaster Management, Bangladesh Water Development Locations: Bangladesh, Sylhet, India, floodwater, Asia, Myanmar, Cox’s Bazar, Assam
Four years ago, after officials in Grand Prairie, Texas, were pitched an idea to turn the city’s underused minor league ballpark into a stadium for cricket, the city’s manager, Bill Hills, thumbed through a copy of “Cricket for Dummies.”Like most Americans, Mr. Hills was oblivious to cricket, although that is starting to change. Last year, the 7,200-seat stadium in Grand Prairie became the new home of the Texas Super Kings, one of six teams that played in the inaugural season of Major League Cricket. A few days later, more than 34,000 cricket fans watched India narrowly beat Pakistan at a temporary stadium built in Long Island. When Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics, cricket will be among the new sports being played. That includes backers of Major League Cricket franchises hatching plans for dedicated cricket stadiums in their own cities.
Persons: Bill Hills, Hills, Satya Nadella Organizations: Cricket, Texas Super Kings, Major League Cricket, U.S ., team’s, Pakistan, Los Angeles, San Francisco Unicorns, Los Angeles Knight Riders, Seattle, Microsoft Locations: Grand Prairie , Texas, Grand Prairie, Pakistan, United States, India, Long Island
People filling water in plastic cans from a water supply tanker at Chanakyapuri, Delhi on June 12, 2024. India's capital Delhi is facing a severe water crisis as the country undergoes its "longest spell" of recorded heatwave. "Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions [are] likely to continue over northern parts of India during next 4-5 days," IMD said in a release. The highest daily temperature in Delhi has consecutively surpassed 40°C since May 12, weather forecasting site AccuWeather showed. Other parts of India were not spared, with temperatures in some cities touching 47.5°C on Thursday.
Persons: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Atishi Organizations: India's Meteorological Department, IMD, Indian Express, Economic Times, World Meteorological Organization Locations: Chanakyapuri, Delhi, India's, India, Mungeshpur, South, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Asia
The spotlight has seemingly shifted in the past year toward companies going to market, hoping to ride on the coattails of India's growth story. Growing foreign listingsThe allure of India's stock markets has trickled to companies beyond its shores — with foreign entities eyeing a share of its growth. Such listings add strength to India's markets, says M&G Investment's Asian Equities Portfolio Manager Vikas Pershad. The optimism on India's IPO boom is sometimes marred by concerns over elevated valuations of its stock market — and whether it is headed toward a bubble. "When we look at India, we see continued economic and earnings per share growth and higher levels of profitability," Dorson from Global X told CNBC's Inside India.
Persons: Swiggy, Debarchan Chatterjee, Neil Bahal, Dhruba Jyoti Sengupta, Ola, PhonePe, Ola Electric, Sengupta, Vikas Pershad, Malcolm Dorson, CNBC's Organizations: Getty, Reliance Industries, Adani Enterprises, Mankind Pharma, Negen, Securities, Exchange Board, Wrise Private, Aakash Educational Services, Aakash Educational, Walmart, United Arab, Hyundai, Insurance Corporation of India, Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Unilever, Siemens, ABB India, Global Locations: Kolkata, India, SEBI, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Hyundai India, India's, Maruti Suzuki India, Hindustan
The five retired men chatting outside a public library in a suburb of Edmonton, Alberta’s provincial capital, all had roots in South Asia. The group included Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. But the group, which meets weekly at the library, was united in its late-in-life love of hockey and, in particular, the Edmonton Oilers. Three members of the group said they would be at the library on Thursday night watching the Oilers on TV play their first Stanley Cup final game at home in 18 years. (At the moment the team is down two games to zero in the best-of-seven championship series.)
Organizations: Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TV, Stanley Locations: Edmonton, Alberta’s, South Asia, India, Pakistan
Gallup, in its “State of the Global Workplace,” estimates that low employee engagement costs the global economy $8.9 trillion, or 9% of global GDP. That poll found that roughly 20% of workers globally reported feeling lonely, angry or sad on a daily basis. “[W]hen managers are engaged, employees are more likely to be engaged,” the report said. But the US and Canada also ranked second among employees experiencing daily stress (49%), right behind the Middle East and North Africa (52%). And countries in post-Soviet Eurasia ranked lowest in terms of daily stress (19%).
Persons: isn’t, , , , Gallup Organizations: New, New York CNN, Employees, Gallup, Global, , South Asia, Soviet Eurasia Locations: New York, “ State, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, America, Caribbean, East, North Africa, Europe, Soviet
New Delhi CNN —A one-of-its-kind insurance policy has started making payouts to tens of thousands of women across India to help them cope with the impact of extreme heat. Indian women working in agriculture typically earn about 300 rupees ($3.60) per day. Outdoor work in such extreme heat can lead to chronic rashes, dizziness, burns, infections, and miscarriage, according to Climate Resilience for All. More than 46,000 women were given additional insurance payments, with some receiving up to $19.80 each. Overall payments across the program amounted to over $340,000, Climate Resilience for All said in a statement on Wednesday.
Persons: , Kathy Baughman McLeod, , Arunaben Makwana, SEWA, McLeod Organizations: New, New Delhi CNN, Resilience, India’s, Women’s Association, Swiss, ICICI Lombard, Toiling, United Nations ’ Economic, Social Commission Locations: New Delhi, India, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, South Asia, Africa, Delhi, Asia
But the leadership of its ailing wealth unit is continuing to undergo major changes under its new boss Andy Sieg. Citi's wealth unit has seen at least 21 senior executives exit since Merrill Lynch veteran Sieg joined in September. The latest is Julia Carreon, global head of wealth platform and experiences. Sieg also plans to expand Citi's already successful wealth business in Asia. Here is our running list of senior departures from Citi Wealth.
Persons: , Andy Sieg, Merrill Lynch, Sieg, Julia Carreon, Naz Vahid, Carreon, David Bailin, Fraser, Andy, Mark Mason, Shyam Sambamurthy, Merrill, Don Plaus, Hale Behzadi, Dawn Nordberg, Morgan Stanley, Citi David, Francesco Bertoni, Alfonso Camacho Bustillo, Hoyt, Paul Hodes, Robert Hoffman, Keith Lee Hong, Li, Liu, Fernando Lopez Munoz, Alex Marshall, Eduardo Martinez Campos, Luigi Pigorini, Fernando Senso, Jeff Sutton, Naz, Vahid, Eduardo, Seamus Yin, Hayley Cuccinello Organizations: Service, Citi, Citi Wealth, Business, Bankers, Citi Global Wealth, North America, Francesco Bertoni EMEA, Hoyt Gier Global, South, Asia, Fernando Lopez Munoz Head, Tate, Eduardo Martinez Campos Head, Mark Mills Regional, Fernando Senso Castilla Global, Jeff Sutton Global, Eduardo Ventura, West Locations: Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paul Hodes Asia, South Asia, Keith Lee Hong Kong, Asia Pacific, Shyam Sambamurthy South Asia, Fernando Senso Castilla, America, West China, hcuccinello@businessinsider.com
Read previewIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week secured a historic third term in office — and it's likely to intensify India's economic rivalry with China. Both India and China will be focused on manufacturingTo reach its goal, Modi's India will likely be going big on manufacturing. Companies are diversifying their operations outside China to avoid over-relying on one country, and India is aiming to be the new China. AdvertisementIndia's foreign policy toward China is unlikely to change following Modi's re-election, Ivan Lidarev, an Asian security scholar at King's College London, told Channel NewsAsia. "I think India has strived to position itself as a leader of the global south, and of course, China wants this position," added Lidarev.
Persons: , Narendra Modi, David Lubin, Modi, Xi Jinping, Bharat, Lubin, Raghuram Rajan, NPR's, Rajan, It's, William Lai's, Mao Ning, Ivan Lidarev Organizations: Service, London, Business, South, Central Bank of India, EV, King's College London, West Locations: , China, Asia, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Delhi, Taiwan, Beijing
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