May 18 News Roundup | Siddaramaiah new Karnataka CM, NDTV to launch 9 new channels & more

May 18 News Roundup | Siddaramaiah new Karnataka CM, NDTV to launch 9 new channels & more

Catch up on the latest news and updates from across the country.

From 26/11 terror accused being extradited to India and Siddaramaiah being chosen as new Karnataka CM to the Union Cabinet reshuffle, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 18 news roundup.

Siddaramaiah becomes new Karnataka CM; DK Shivakumar chosen Deputy

After four days of suspense, Siddaramiah has been finally named the new Chief Minister of Karnataka, as per an announcement by Congress on Thursday. Furthermore, DK Shivakumar has been named the only Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Union Cabinet Reshuffle: Kiren Rijiju loses Law Ministry, appointed as Minister of Earth Sciences

In a surprising reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, Kiren Rijiju has been replaced as the Law Minister by Arjun Ram Meghwal, who also holds the Ministry of State for Culture. The former has now been assigned the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

India increasingly becoming a hot spot for crowd accidents, finds study

According to a new study by researchers from universities across the globe, India, along with some West African nations, is emerging as a hot spot of crowd accidents. A whopping 70% of these accidents like stampedes between 2000 and 2019 were connected to religious ceremonies.

AWS to invest $12.7 billion in India by 2030 for cloud infrastructure

Amazon is readying huge investments in India via AWS to expand its market in the country. Plans are underway to invest $12.7 billion for its cloud business in India which will not only bolster its cloud infrastructure in the country but also create a multitude of jobs.

NDTV to launch 9 news channels in regional languages soon

NDTV, which is now owned by the Adani Group, is planning to start 9 new news channels in India which will be available in various regional languages. This will mark the media firm's first efforts at expansion under new ownership.

Indian-origin Police Officer becomes highest-ranking South Asian woman in NYPD

An Indian-origin police officer named Pratima Bhullar Maldonado, who spent 9 years in Punjab before she relocated to New York, has become the highest-ranking South Asian woman in the New York Police Department (NYPD). She was promoted to the post of Captain in her precinct on Monday.

US Court approves extradition of 26/11 accused Tahawwur Rana

Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian businessman of Pakistani descent who is an accused in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai will now be extradited to India after the US court's decision. India had filed a complaint in June of 2020 seeking the arrest and extradition of Rana.

NID Ahmedabad designs Indian Pavilion at Cannes 2023

Ahmedabad's NID (National Institute of Design) has designed the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes 2023 festival in France. The design is an amalgamation of the Saraswati Yantra and colors of the Indian National flag, celebrating India's rich cultural heritage.

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