Click2Cloud ? a US multinational company founded and promoted by Nagpur entrepreneur Prashant Mishra – has signed a deal with Chinese multinational technology giant ? Baidu, which is often called as the Google of China. Click2Clouds partnership with Baidu will take more than one million customers of Baidu to cloud and enable Baidus cloud strategy in China and global market. Click2Cloud signed the deal with Baidu at the ABC Summit attended by around 5,000 people at a plush hotel in Shanghai on April 25. Present along with Prashant at the ceremony was Nagpur girl Rupal Shirpurkar (General Manager, Click2Cloud, China).
Speaking to Nation Next over telephone from China, Prashant Mishra said, We currently working with 18 cloud providers in China. With Baidu, we will be working in three sectors. Firstly, for their internal applications like search engine, secondly towards moving data on companies in which Baidu has invested in to the Baidu cloud and thirdly for the enterprise customers to whom Baidu can provide a targeted market segment.
Click2Cloud is a company involved in developing cloud solutions and technologies for cloud migration, cloud compare and DevOps process. Having worked with technology giants like Microsoft, IBM, Alibaba, Amazon, Huawei and now Baidu, the company is gaining momentum in China. It has also helped the Chinese government for its digital transformation thereby making the governance related tasks and public service easy. Mishra, who was born in Bhandara and brought up in Nagpur has worked in Seattle (USA) for 18 years. Speaking about his journey as an entrepreneur and Click2Cloud, he said, Click2Cloud is my third venture. I founded and sold two companies before founding this company. The first company was sold to Persistent Systems in India and other one was sold to Hewlett Packard. Click2Cloud is a more of a migration technology company. It allows companies to run their businesses on cloud. We are currently working in China, Japan and US. Our technology could very well be used in Indian market at much cheaper price.
While Click2Cloud has it’s headquarter in Bellevue, USA, it has its branch offices in Nagpur (India) and Beijing (China).
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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