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Biography on Apple’s CEO Tim Cook To Be Launched Soon in India

The book's paperback edition is priced at Rs 699 and is available at e-commerce sites Amazon and Flipkart

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a data privacy conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. VOA

The India edition of the first biography of Apple CEO Tim Cook, ‘Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level’, will hit the stands here on April 18, publisher Penguin India said.

The book will draw on authorised insiders to give a peek into the life of the man who led Apple to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. He is also the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation.

Penned by journalist and Apple expert Leander Kahney, the book spans Cook’s entire career — from joining Apple to becoming its COO to being appointed CEO by Apple founder Steve Jobs on his deathbed.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

San Francisco-based Kahney has ealier author ‘Inside Steve’s Brain’ and ‘The Cult of Mac’.

According to the publisher, the new book will uncover six values that Cook has been pushing at Apple — accessibility, education, environment, inclusion and diversity, privacy, security and supplier responsibility.

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“From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories such as the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he has also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy,” Penguin said.

The book’s paperback edition is priced at Rs 699 and is available at e-commerce sites Amazon and Flipkart. (IANS)

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First Hindu Temple Lays Foundation Stone in Abu Dhabi

The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said

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The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. Wikimedia

The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community.

The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj — the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha — the organisation building the temple, along with other priests. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the world, according to Gulf News.

Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Wikimedia

UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees.  The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said.

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The stones of the temple will be hand-carved by artisans in India and then transported to Abu Dhabi. Once completed, this will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.

The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. (IANS)