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Decoded: The meaning of these 15 acronyms used in Jack Ryan?

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Amazon Prime Original’s most awaited show, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ is out on Prime Video and has been loved by viewers and being appreciated by critics and influencers! It is the story of the analyst as he uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him and his boss James Greer out from behind their desks into the field to hunt down a powerful new threat to the world

The show and its dialogues are replete with numerous references to CIA jargon which blew our mind. It had us constantly goggling the lingo so that we could catch up with this fast-paced series. Turns out, showrunners, Cuse and Roland have inculcated the typical vocabulary of CIA Officers in the show after working very closely with them to keep the show authentic and real. So we did a little bit of homework to give you a quick round-up of the acronyms used in Jack Ryan to help you understand the plot better:

1. NCS – National Clandestine Service

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is another branch of the CIA. It was created after 3 committees (i) The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (ii) the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and, later, (iii) the Iraq Intelligence Commission, under President George W. Bush, called for reform within US intelligence institutions. Support for such reform was strong in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and controversial disclosures about the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

2. SOG – Special Operations Group

The Special Operations Group (SOG) is a department that includes high-threat paramilitary or covert operations with which the US government does not wish to be overtly associated.

3. PAG – Political Action Group

The Political Action Group (PAG) is responsible for covert activities related to political influence, psychological operations, and economic warfare. The rapid development of technology has also added cyber warfare to their mission.

4. CTC – Counter Terrorism Center

Counter Terrorism Center (CTC) is a functional mission office within the CIA’s National Clandestine Service (NCS).If you missed it, In the pilot episode of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Jack enters the bullpen behind a door labeled, ‘CTC: Terror Finance and Arms Division.’ Read more

SEMBCORP ENERGY INDIA WINS TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF 250MW OF POWER TO BANGLADESH FOR 15 YEARS

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Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Gayatri Power Limited (SGPL), has won a competitive tender conducted by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to supply 250 MW power to Bangladesh over a total period of 15 years.

SGPL has received letters of intent from BPDB confirming its success in both the short term and long term bids, and supply of power is expected to commence soon upon completion of procedural requirements and relevant government approvals. Read more

MATRIMONY.COM LAUNCHES GLOBALMUSLIMMATCH.COM WITH 7 MATCHMAKING SITES TARGETING 1.5 B MUSLIMS

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Matrimony.com, the leader in online matrimony, has launched 7 region specific Muslim matchmaking sites to target 1.5 Billion Muslims in the Middle East, US, Europe, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Under GlobalMuslimMatch.com, which will be headquartered in Dubai, the matchmaking sites include ArabMuslimMatch.com, AmericanMuslimMatch.com, EuropeanMuslimMatch.com, IndonesianMuslimMatch.com, BangladeshiMuslimMatch.com and MalaysianMuslimMatch.com.

The publicly listed company, which has a successful track record of segmenting online matrimony in India, aims to deploy its 18-year understanding of the unique characteristics of matchmaking to a similar audience across the globe. Read more

SQC records completion of 15 years as a preferred partner for CMMI Quality benchmarks for Indian Aerospace and Defense industry

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Software Quality Center (SQC) is proud to announce the completion of a glorious 15 years in bringing CMMI, the ‘Gold Standard’ in Quality benchmark to high end Indian Aerospace, Defense and select hi-tech organizations. This has helped Indian industry since the late 1990s to elevate performance and build capability to be globally competitive and also pitch for high value contracts with their customers all over the world.

 

SQC has been a pioneer since late 1990s in India to help Indian companies to improve using the best practices proven and tested globally, and thereby facilitate competitiveness.

 

“While everyone wants to credit just the big companies here like Infosys, Wipro and their peers, for pretty much everything, some of the best talent in India resides in Aerospace, Defense, Medical devices and high-tech- and this is the Industry we have solely focused on since our inception in India as well as globally headquartered in the US,” said Krish Puthucode, CEO of SQC. Read more

Crocs launched the brand’s biggest innovation in 15 years- LiteRide

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Crocs, a global leader in casual footwear for women, men and children, today announced the worldwide debut of LiteRide™, its most innovative comfort technology to-date. Created from “equal parts science and magic,” LiteRide, a revolutionary closed-cell material, reinforces Crocs’ dedication to comfort, delivering consumers a delightful mix of support and sink-in softness. Read more

Love, Sex and Everything in Between: Lust Stories to Premiere on Netflix Globally on June 15

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Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, today launched the trailer of Lust Stories, an anthology of four films produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP in association with Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn Entertainment. Directed by four film veterans – Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee – Lust Stories is a contemporary take on real-life relationships through the lens of four women and their desires. The anthology film is a take on on “Love, Sex and everything in between!”

 

Lust Stories features a talented cast of actors – Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Bhumi Pednekar, Neha Dhupia, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, Akash Thosar and Neil Bhoopalam. Read more

Legendary Music Director Khayyam Saheb donated Rs. 1.5 lakh to FWICE for Cine Workers’ Welfare

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Film industry’s renowned association, Federation of  Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), helmed by its President B.N. Tiwari and General Secretary Ashok Dubey with their respective office bearers hosted a grand press-meet on Monday, 14th May 2018 in their office situated at Kartik Complex, Link Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai-400 053.On this occasion veteran and renowned music director  & The Padma Bhushan Award winner Khayyam Saheb who gave memorable music in the songs like “Tere chehre se nazar nahi hatati (from Kabhi Kabhi)”Mohabbat bade kaam ki cheez hai” and “Janeman tum kamal karti ho” and the light “Gapuchi Gapuchi gam gam”. “Hazarrahen” from Thodisi Bewafai and “Aaja re o mere dilbarAaja” from Noorie amongst others and his wife Jagjeet Kaur visited the association’s office to donate a cheque of Rs.1,50,000 to FWICE for the welfare of cine workers. This is third time in a row that they have been donating to the association through their KPJ Charitable Trust. Read more

Max Life Insurance amongst the top 15 BFSI companies to work for in India

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Max Life Insurance, one of the leading life insurance companies in India, has been recognized as one of the top 15 ‘Best Workplaces in BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Sector)’ in a study conducted by the prestigious Great Place to Work institute. What makes the recognition even more significant is the fact that more than 600 companies participated in the survey this year, out of which 55 were from the BFSI sector. The achievement is a testimony to Max Life’s values-driven culture and strong practices around employee engagement and talent development, which have been the bedrocks of sustained business success. Read more

BANDHAN BANK LIMITED: Initial Public Offer of equity shares of face value Rs. 10 each (the “Equity Shares”) to open on March 15, 2018 and to close on March 19, 2018 Price Band: Rs. 370 to Rs. 375 per Equity Share

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Mr. Vishal Kampani (JM Financial Ltd.), Mr. Sonjoy Chatterjee (Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Ltd.), Mr. Uday Kotak (Kotak Mahindra Bank), Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bandhan Bank Ltd), Mrs. Shikha Sharma (Axis Bank Ltd.), Mr. Sunil Samdani (Chief Financial Officer, Bandhan Bank Ltd) and Mr. Madhav Kalyan (J.P Morgan Chase Bank N.A., India) at the Bandhan Bank Limited IPO Press conference held in Mumbai today.

Bandhan Bank Limited (the “Company” or the “Issuer”) proposes to open on Thursday, March 15, 2018, an initial public offering of up to 119, 280,494 Equity Shares (the “Offer”), consisting of a Fresh Issue of up to 97,663,910 Equity Shares and an Offer For Sale of up to 14,050,780 Equity Shares by IFC and up to 7,565,804 Equity Shares by IFC FIG (collectively, the “Selling Shareholders” and such Equity Shares offered by the Selling Shareholders, the “Offered Shares”) (“Offer For Sale”). Read more