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NEW DELHI: Everyone is gearing up for the IL 8th District US House congressional race. The Democrats and Republicans are leaving no stone unturned to spell their magic on the voters. But in between this entire tussle, the battle is between the sitting Democrat candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi and Republican Jitendra “JD” Diganvker, (popularly known as JD among his followers) who is a business entrepreneur.
8th Congressional district in Illinois state is made up of Chicago sub urban areas like Schaumburg, Hoffman Estate, Lombard and Palatine.
Vandana Jhingan was recently disqualified by the court as a Republican contestant in the 8th District US House congressional race because of a petition filed against her for falsely submitting invalid signatures of her supporters. The petition was filed in December by Steven Anderson, of Schaumburg, according to Board of Election documents.
If Jhingan does not challenge the decision in the courts, JD will walk away without the need to fight Republican primaries. In other words, Democrat Raja and Republican JD will see direct fight in the November elections.
This election has already created a history in the sense that for the first time, an Indian American will be fighting against an Indian American.
Jitendra “JD” Diganvker is contesting elections for the very first time. He is a businessman and said to understand the struggles of everyday Americans because he has faced those same challenges himself.
In one on one interview with ‘NewsGram,’ Jitendra “JD” Diganvker expressed his views regarding his campaign ideas and goals which he wants to achieve after coming into power. Here are the excerpts:
Q: What’s do you want to say about your candidature for the coming elections?
A: I would say that our campaign and our candidacy is all about hard-working American
community. So I am respecting their hard work and I am fighting for their pride. That’s my goal, that’s my mission, that’s my purpose. I want to restore the pride of hard-working Americans.
Q: How do you take the contest against Indian-American? What is your take on that?
A: This candidacy tells very much loud and clear that we are involving the process, we take pride in our civic duty and we are involved in all the mainstream activities and politics here as well. Also above all, we are ready to serve. We came here to prosper and live our American dream but at the same time, we are here to serve also. There is a purpose in my life and I will remain committed to that.
Q: How confident are you about your victory in November elections?
A: I am absolutely confident and I will be working hard for that also. At the same time, I will be seeking everyone’s blessing and support. Please help us to spread our voice to every American voter, and every hard working person. This is the campaign in this district but I am representing every hard working American.
Q: Why should people vote for you and not against the sitting democratic candidate Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthi?
A: Well I am not a politician. I am a hardworking entrepreneur and I understand the pain
people go through. I want to represent the risk takers who create jobs in this country and I want to support them more and more.
Q: What is your stand on immigration?
A: Well I like the stand of President Trump on skill- based immigration because that adds value to everyone and it gives an opportunity to everyone. People who are very hard working and they want to do something in their life; we should give them a chance. This new immigration policy absolutely justifies everyone.
South Korea remained the No. 2 supplier of popular content to Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, US online media have reported. According to What's On Netflix, a private online site that provides information on Netflix content, on Wednesday (US time), South Korean-made shows accounted for 11.8 per cent of the top 10 films and TV series in the final three months of 2021.
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Korean content thus ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive quarter after the United States, which accounted for 59 per cent, reports Yonhap News Agency. The figures are based on data by the streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, it added. It marked a sharp increase from its share of 5.4 per cent for the third quarter, thanks to the breakout hit 'Squid Game', released on September 17, and other hit series.
South Korean-made shows accounted for 11.8 per cent of the top 10 films and TV series in the final three months of 2021. | Unsplash
"The fourth quarter of 2021 is likely to be an outlier with the arrival of 'Squid Game', but Korean content has been on a slow march up the charts regardless of 'Squid Game'," the report said. 'Squid Game' became the most successful Netflix show in history, with its total viewership reaching a record 1.65 billion hours in the first four weeks of its release.
Two subsequent series, the fantasy horror 'Hellbound' and the sci-fi thriller 'The Silent Sea', also topped Netflix's official weekly viewership chart for non-English TV shows. (IANS/ MBI)
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There has been a significant growth in adoption as well as deepening of digital payments across the country, showed the Reserve Bank of India - Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) on Wednesday. Accordingly, the index reading for September 2021 rose to 304.06 (index value) from 270.59 in March 2021. "The RBI-DPI Index continues to demonstrate significant growth in adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country," the RBI said in a statement.
Starting from March 2018, the index stood at 153.47 in March 2019, 173.49 in September 2019. This improved to 207.84 in March 2020, 217.74 in September 2020 and further increased to 270.59 in March 2021. Earlier, the RBI had announced construction of the composite index with March 2018 as a base to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country.
Starting from March 2018, the index stood at 153.47 in March 2019, 173.49 in September 2019. | Wikimedia Commons
The RBI-DPI comprises of five broad parameters that enable measurement of deepening and penetration of digital payments in the country over different time periods.Notably, these parameters are 'payment enablers', 'payment infrastructure -- demand side factors', 'payment infrastructure -- suppy side factors', 'payment performance' and 'consumer centricity'.Each of these parameters have sub-parameters which, in turn, consist of various measurable indicators. (IANS/ MBI)
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After an embarrassingly slow start to the crypto new year, the tides of the crypto machine are starting to change and with it, the investors of Avalanche and HUH Token have received some rather spectacular rewards.
The cryptocurrency market this week saw value increases of over 20% and that’s enough to signal to any crypto investor that things are going better in the crypto sphere than last weeks value increase percentages, which, for the most part, were on a downtrend.
But with the spirits of the cryptocurrency community well and truly perked up, it’s no wonder that hungry crypto investors like yourself are looking for the next bonus round of value increases.
What’s So Special About Avalanche?
You might be wondering how two altcoins, like Avalanche and HUH Token, have popped up on your deep search of the crypto sphere and it’s for good reason … these two cryptocurrencies saw an exponential increase in value this week and with it, have driven the crypto community crazy with investment potential.
It seems like the crypto bug has been biting and the crypto sphere is regaining its pre-New Year vigour.
Avalanche the low-cost, eco-friendly programmable smart contracts platform saw an astonishing 3,042% from that point and investors are rejoicing at their before-the-curve investment in an altcoin.
Though if the numbers and investment trends of 2021 are anything to go off, altcoins like Avalanche and HUH Token are becoming the prefered crypto choice for whale investors.
HUH Token are making steps in this direction with their play-to-earn game launching in February.Dailyhodi
Not many currencies saw such a drastic increase of value like Avalanche, and aside from its forward-thinking, inclusive crypto technology, this is one of the abilities that make Avalanche special.
Its continuing growth potential.
Never Heard Of HUH Token, HUH?
Now, this might not be true for the seasoned crypto lover reading this article, however for those of you who are new to the crypto sphere, HUH Token is the altcoin trailblazer that launched a little over a month ago.
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HUH Token saw an incredible increase and is set to see more value rises over the next month with its 500 wide influencer launch, play-to-earn launch and dropping their presale holders NFTs on the 31st of January.
It’s events like these that often cause value spikes in altcoins and for that reason, HUH holders are more than thrilled with Utimeme.
HUH Token is the blend of blockchain technology and holder-centric values that most investors crave because it allows them to have greater input over what happens to their well-earned money.
Like Avalanche, HUH Token is a currency that wants to bring a new kind of crypto investor to the market, and that’s one from any kind of financial background… HUH Token are making steps in this direction with their play-to-earn game launching in February.
These are some of the reasons that a bonus round for those who missed out on the crypto windfall of January 1st investors, could be around the corner.
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