America’s small businesses aren’t ready for a cyberattack

Some of the highest profile cyberattacks on the U.S. in recent years are alleged to have originated in Russia, including the 2021 attack on the Colonial Pipeline — the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. — the SolarWinds attack in 2020, and the 2016 hacking into the Democratic National Committee.  Since Russia invaded Ukraine in January of this year, the U.S. government has warned of an elevated risk of a cyber attack, which Russia could use to try to draw the U.S. into a direct conflict. Despite the increased threat,…

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Why the first autonomous vehicles winners won’t be parked in your driveway

An Apollo Robotaxi runs at Shougang Park as Baidu launches China’s first driverless taxi service in the city on May 2, 2021 in Beijing, China. He Luqi | Qianlong.com | Visual China Group | Getty Images For years, Alphabet‘s Waymo and others leaders have promised autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. But that future has not arrived yet. Why not? “In one word, it’s complexity,” said James Peng, CEO and co-founder of Pony.ai, an autonomous vehicle company. “Every time there is a technical breakthrough, there are challenges. We have…

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CNG Price Hiked By Rs 2 Per Kg

The price of CNG in the national capital on Saturday was hiked by Rs 2 per kg, the 13th increase in rates in just over two months. CNG in the national capital territory of Delhi now costs Rs 75.61 per kg, up from Rs 73.61 per kg, according to the information posted on the website of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) — the firm which retails CNG and piped cooking gas in the national capital and adjoining cities. This is the 13th increase in price since March 7. In all, the…

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How Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover plans shook Wall Street and social media

Elon Musk wears many hats as Tesla CEO, SpaceX CEO, and founder of the Boring Company and Neuralink. He’s also a prolific Twitter user. The news that Musk made a $44 billion offer to buy Twitter and potentially become the social media company’s CEO has sent shock waves through Wall Street and social media. “Forty-four billion continues to be a head-scratcher for a company that I believe is probably worth closer to $30 or $35 billion,” said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives in an interview with CNBC. “But when you’re the…

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Creating a special needs trust? Here are the costs, what you need to know and who to use

Yagi Studio | Digitalvision | Getty Images Special needs trusts are essential for the well-being of a person with special needs, experts say. “The most important reason for a special needs trust is that individuals with special needs often are unable to make appropriate financial decisions for themselves and/or are at risk for financial exploitation by others,” said certified financial planner Mike Walther, founder of Oak Wealth Advisors in Northbrook, Illinois. Equally important, according to Charles Italiano, assistant director of Westchester Disabled On the Move in Yonkers, New York, “is…

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Sri Lanka Lifts State Of Emergency Amid Crisis, Anti-govt Protests

The Sri Lankan government lifted the state of emergency from Saturday, nearly two weeks after it was imposed across the island nation as it faced unprecedented economic and anti-government protests. Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had declared a state of emergency with effect from May 6 midnight, the second time in just over a month amidst growing countrywide anti-government protests over the economic crisis. The Presidential Secretariat stated that the state of emergency has been lifted with effect from Friday midnight, Hiru News reported. The move was taken with the…

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Indian Democracy Global Public Good, Planet’s Central Anchor: Rahul Gandhi

Democracy in India is a global public good and a central anchor for the planet and if that cracks, it is going to cause a problem for the planet, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has warned as he attacked the NDA government, asserting that there are two different designs of governance at play in India, one that stifles voices and the other that listens. The Opposition leader, who is on a tour of the UK, had an interaction session at the ‘Ideas for India’ conference organised by non-profit think-tank Bridge India on Friday during…

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Investment Trust IndiGrid Net Profit In March Qtr Jumps 45% To Rs 99.80 Cr

Infrastructure investment trust IndiGrid has posted over 45 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 99.80 crore in the March quarter, mainly on the back of higher revenues. The consolidated net profit of India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) was Rs 68.69 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2021, a regulatory filing showed. Total income in the quarter under review rose to Rs 568.50 crore, from Rs 514.09 crore a year ago. The consolidated net profit in the fiscal 2021-22 also rose to Rs 343.27 crore, from Rs 334.40 crore…

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma Reappointed As Paytm’s MD, CEO

As per the company’s exchange filing, he has been reappointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from December 19, 2022 Paytm on Saturday re-appointed founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Offer. As per the company’s exchange filing, he has been reappointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from December 19, 2022. The company also informed that current Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora, has been appointed as an Additional Director with effect from May 20, 2022…

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