Largest FDI ever in TS n Amazon is aiming to make the hub operational by the middle of 2022 HYDERABAD l saturday l november 07, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 16 l LATE CITY EDITION n new The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region is expected to provide customers with even lower latency across southern India `20,761 cr investment being made by AWS is the largest ever foreign direct investment in Telangana n will consist of three It Availability Zones (AZs) at launch and later will join the existing nine AWS Regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia n will enable more developers, startups and It enterprises as well as government and non-profit organisations to run their applications and serve end users from data centres located across the country CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ■ ■ Amazon to invest `20,761 cr in new Hyd data hub A i h i k S u r @ Hyderabad In the largest ever foreign direct investment (FDI) in Telangana, Amazon Web Services on Friday announced the launching of its `20,761 crore ($2.77 billion) new hub in Hyderabad, which the company is aiming to make operational by the middle of 2022. The new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Asia Pacific Hyderabad will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) at launch and later will join the existing nine AWS regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia — in India, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Availability zones comprise multiple data centres in different locations at enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of natural disasters or similar calamities. Each Availability Zone comprises independent power, cooling and physical security, and connected via redundant, ultralow-latency networks. Continued on P3 You read it in these columns first The New Indian Express was the first to report, on February 10, that Amazon would make a multi-crore investment to set up data centres in the State. Back then, Amazon had sought environmental clearance for the construction of two data centres at a cost of `11,624 cr ($1.6 bn) — one at Chandanvelly in Shabad mandal and the other at Meerkhanpet in Kandukur mandal. Biden blitzkrieg continues E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e Democrat Joe Biden on Friday got within kissing distance of the White House as he overtook President Donald Trump in the vote count in the big battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia. The two states have 20 and 16 electoral college votes respectively and their vote tabulation is expected to end by Friday Bi. den needs just six to reach the halfway mark of 270. However, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger indicated a recount. “With a margin that small, there will be a recount... The final tally in Georgia at this point has huge implications for the entire country he ,” told CBS News. If Biden wins Georgia, he would be the first Democrat to flip it since Bill Clinton in 1992. Biden is also ahead in Nevada that has six electors, but its final vote tally is expected to take a few more days. A desperate Trump continued haranguing the tabulation of mail-in votes, since most of them are expected to be Democrat leaning. It is these postal votes that snuffed out his leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia. “They’re trying to rig an election, and we can’t let that happen,” he argued, but several media networks cut off telecast of his briefing at the White House midway as he charges were unsubstantiated. In contrast, Biden was measured and presidential in his response: “No one is going to take our democracy away from us. Not now, not ever.” Trump’s aides initiated legal challenges in several states, but judges in Georgia and Michigan threw them out, putting his campaign’s legal strategy — to attack the integrity of the voting process — in disarray . Trump also stood increasingly isolated even within his Republican party His sons Don . Jr and Eric articulated the frustration, accusing the party of being “weak”, adding “Our voters will never forget you if your [sic] sheep!” “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP [Republican] hopefuls’ is pretty amazing,” Don Jr tweeted, which was directed among others at former UN amP9 bassador Nikki Haley . 264 JOE BIDEN 214 DONALD TRUMP Electoral college votes Electoral college votes 73,670,575 popular vote 69,732,717 popular vote President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Thursday in Washington | AP Don losing steam in postal ballot count n Joe Biden n Donald Trump In Progress While tabulation of mail-in votes in five states is still on, Trump is ahead only in North Carolina and Alaska, not enough for re-election Georgia 2,450,152 49.4% 2,448,565 49.4% Electoral votes: 16 Vote counted:99% Pennsylvania 3,301,186 49.5% 3,292,153 49.4% Electoral votes: 20 Vote counted:98% North Carolina 2,655,383 48.7% 2,732,084 50.1% Electoral votes: 15 Vote counted:94% 624,246 49.8% 602,170 48.1% Electoral votes: 6 Vote counted:84% Nevada Alaska 63,992 33.5% 1,18,602 62.1% Electoral Votes: 3 Vote counted:50% KT Rama Rao, IT & Industries Minister CDS rules out redrawing the border line, but not a larger conflict with China m ayan k s i n g h @ New Delhi 270 TO WIN Hyd’s rank in All India Office transactions jumped from 6th spot in 2015 to 2nd in 2019 & office space absorption per year quadrupled. A resounding endorsement to the growth under leadership of CM Sri KCR Garu A larger conflict with China cannot be ruled out, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, the senior-most military officer in the country warned on Friday He said , . the situation along the border with China remains tense and China’s People’s Liberation Army is facing “unanticipated consequences” for its misadventure in eastern Ladakh thanks to India’s strong response. “In the overall security calculus, border confrontations, transgressions and unprovoked tactical military actions spiralling into a larger conflict cannot therefore be discounted,” he said, adding that the PLA is facing unanticipated consequences of its misadventure in Ladakh thanks to Indian forces’ firm and strong response. “Our posturing is unambig- uous. We will not accept any shifting of the LAC,” he said. The CDS was delivering a keynote address at a webinar on ‘India’s National SecurityThe Decade Ahead’ at the National Defence College. The CDS also pointed out the collusion between China and Pakistan. He said, “Constant friction with two of our nuclear neighbours with whom India has fought wars increasingly acting in collusion poses an omnipresent danger of regional strategic instability with the potential for escalation threatening our territorial integrity and strategic cohesion.” Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria said IAF’s proactive actions and strong posture played a major role in dissuading China from making any further attempts to alter status quo in the Ladakh theatre.
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