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To open a 4000-employee campus in Greater Noida,Microsoft agreed.

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In a significant enhance to efforts of investments in state,Microsoft has agreed to to bring its next campus of 4,000 employees in Greater Noida the Uttar Pradesh authorities to make aware on Monday.

The digital settlement by Microsoft India MD Rajiv Kumar occurred in a dialogue with the state’s MSME minister Sidharth Nath Singh and might be Microsoft quickly adopted a website to performed . The state will roll out the “pink carpet” facility to Microsoft to make it simpler for the corporate to do enterprise,Singh stated.The federal government has earlier stated it should make less complicated to buyers for prepared accumulate land inside 1km distance on all state expressways.

“The corporate has stated that they wish to transfer their North India campus to Greater  Noida. The subsequent step might be a website inspection by the staff each in Grater Noida and alongside the Yamuna Expressway adopted by their proposal which the state authorities will look at,” Singh informed ET, nevertheless, not indicating the dimensions of the deliberate funding.

The software program main at the moment has two campuses – of capacities of 5,000 and a pair of,000 each- in its headquarters in Hyderabad and in Bengaluru. UP however plans to develop an electronics manufacturing park close to the Jewar Worldwide Airport alongside the Yamuna Expressway that connects Grater Noida with Agra and firms planning to start out manufacturing might be entitled to subsidies and incentives by the state, over and above what the center gives. Different firms like Tata Consultancy Companies (TCS), Wipro and Haier are additionally in varied ranges of discussions with the state authorities of bringing in funding within the Noida/Grater Noida areas.

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Pakistan following threats to split OIC,Saudi Arabia ends loan and associated oil supply.

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Saudi Arabia has ended a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s criticism that Riyadh-dominated Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is not doing enough on the Kashmir issue, signalling further deterioration in relations between the two allies. Pakistan Foreign Minister had even threatened to split OIC if the group fails to convene a stand-alone session on Kashmir.

Pakistan had to repay a Saudi loan of $1 billion after Pakistan persisted that it should lead OIC on the Kashmir issue. The loan was part of a $6.2 billion package announced by Saudi Arabia in November 2018, which included a total of $3 billion in loans and an oil credit facility amounting to $3.2 billion. Those deals were then signed when Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman made a visit to Pakistan in February last year.

But Saudi Arabia focusing on further expanding partnership with India has not shown any willingness to convene a stand-alone meet on Kashmir.

Last week Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, asked the OIC to stop dilly-dallying on convening a meeting of the group’s Council of Foreign Ministers on Kashmir.

Qureshi had told local media: “I am once again respectfully telling OIC that a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers is our expectation. If you cannot convene it, then I’ll be compelled to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to call a meeting of the Islamic countries that are ready to stand with us on the issue of Kashmir and support the oppressed Kashmiris.”

In response to a reporter’s query, Qureshi also said that Pakistan could not wait any further and threatened that if the OIC fails to summon the CFM meeting, Pakistan would be ready to go for a session outside OIC.

The minister recalled that Pakistan skipped the Kuala Lumpur summit in December on Saudi Arabia’s request and “now Pakistani Muslims are demanding Riyadh to show leadership on the issue”.

Pakistan’s stance is backed by Turkey which wants to challenge Saudi Arabia’s leadership in the Islamic world. Riyadh backs New Delhi’s stand that Kashmir is its domestic matter. The UAE, Oman, and some North African and West Asian nations are among the other Muslim-majority nations backing India on this. India also has tacit support from Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim nation. Besides Central Asian states have also backed India.

In May, Maldives had initiated a move to oppose Pakistan’s rant against India at the OIC meet. Saudi Arabia and the UAE (once traditional allies of Pakistan) had backed the stand taken by Maldives, a sign of their expanding ties with New Delhi. Oman, India’s oldest strategic partner in the Gulf region, is believed to have stated at the meet that the discourse is part of India’s internal affairs, according to sources.

A number of other countries from the OIC had not responded to Pakistan’s initiative led by its permanent representative (PR) at the UN. Interestingly, UAE’s decision to back India had drawn a backlash from Pakistan-based social media. The UAE had chaired the virtual meeting of the PRs on May 19.

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