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Twitter loses legal shield in India over non-compliance of rules

16 Jun 2021

Twitter loses legal shield in India over non-compliance of rules

Twitter has lost indemnity in India for failing to comply with the new IT rules on time, implying the company no longer enjoys legal protection from prosecution over posts from its users.

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

16 Jun 2021

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

Jio introduces five prepaid plans without daily data limit

15 Jun 2021

Jio introduces five prepaid plans without daily data limit

Do you still prefer a wired internet connection just because it doesn't have a daily fair usage policy (FUP) limit?

Sensex jumps over 220 points in early trade

15 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps over 220 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 220 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights HDFC twins, Infosys, TCS, and Reliance.

Hyderabad is second metro city to see Rs. 100/liter petrol

14 Jun 2021

Hyderabad is second metro city to see Rs. 100/liter petrol

Hyderabad on Monday became the second metro city in the country where petrol price crossed Rs. 100 per liter mark after fuel prices were raised yet again.

US earmarks billions for chip production as COVID-19 hits Taiwan

13 Jun 2021

US earmarks billions for chip production as COVID-19 hits Taiwan

The US Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act, funneling billions to bolster local chip manufacturing and technology sectors. The legislation aims to keep the US competitive with China, which is also pumping billions into its semiconductor research and manufacturing.

Now diesel breaches the Rs. 100/liter mark in Rajasthan

12 Jun 2021

Now diesel breaches the Rs. 100/liter mark in Rajasthan

Diesel price on Saturday breached the Rs. 100 per liter mark in Rajasthan after yet another increase in fuel rates, which also led to Karnataka becoming the seventh state to record Rs. 100 a liter petrol.

Sensex jumps to a lifetime high of 52,641.53

11 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps to a lifetime high of 52,641.53

Equity benchmark Sensex climbed 174 points to close at an all-time high on Friday, tracking gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, Infosys, and TCS amid a largely positive trend in global equities.

Sensex jumps 250 points in early trade; Nifty tops 15,800

11 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps 250 points in early trade; Nifty tops 15,800

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 250 points and touched a record intra-day high of 52,578.07 in early trade on Friday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, Infosys, and HDFC Bank amid a positive trend in global equities.

Biden administration revokes Trump-era orders against TikTok and WeChat

10 Jun 2021

Biden administration revokes Trump-era orders against TikTok and WeChat

During his term as President, Donald Trump fired executive orders against Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in August, calling their widespread use a "national emergency".

Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space

10 Jun 2021

Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space

After months of speculation, Tata Digital finally announced on Thursday that it will be acquiring a major stake in 1mg. It remains tight-lipped about the financial aspects of the acquisition, but this is a part of the company's overarching strategy to create a formidable digital ecosystem.

Sensex jumps 150 points in early trade; Nifty tests 15,700

10 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps 150 points in early trade; Nifty tests 15,700

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 150 points in early trade on Thursday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, Infosys, and HDFC Bank amid a positive trend in global equities.

Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus

09 Jun 2021

Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus

Microsoft will sell consumer electronics and software products at physical locations across the world. The software giant will be setting up retail outlets dubbed as "Experience Centers" in New York City, London, and Sydney starting July.

Sensex jumps 150 points in opening trade, Nifty tests 15,700

07 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps 150 points in opening trade, Nifty tests 15,700

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 150 points on Monday amid sustained foreign fund inflow and mixed cues from global markets.

Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

05 Jun 2021

Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

On Friday, Facebook decided to suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook as well as Instagram for two years. The suspension will be counted from its actual enforcement which took place on January 7 this year and will continue until 2023.

Google reaffirms ethical AI commitment, in-house researchers differ

04 Jun 2021

Google reaffirms ethical AI commitment, in-house researchers differ

Barely months after Google fired two leaders of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics research wing, it has promised to double its research staff studying responsible AI. Additionally, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged support and funding for more ethical AI projects.

Petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter mark in Leh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

04 Jun 2021

Petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter mark in Leh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

After Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra, petrol price has crossed the Rs. 100-per-liter mark in Leh, in almost all districts of Andhra Pradesh and parts of Telangana after fuel prices were again hiked on Friday.

Biden expands Trump-era order banning US investment in Chinese firms

04 Jun 2021

Biden expands Trump-era order banning US investment in Chinese firms

US President Joe Biden expanded Trump-era ban on US investments in Chinese firms through an executive order signed on Thursday. Biden named 59 Chinese firms suspected of having ties to the Chinese military and surveillance infrastructure.

RBI keeps repo rate at 4%, cuts GDP growth projection

04 Jun 2021

RBI keeps repo rate at 4%, cuts GDP growth projection

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has once again kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent in an attempt to "support growth and keep inflation within the target" amid India's COVID-19 crisis.

Reliance working to produce cheaper testing kits, new COVID-19 drug

03 Jun 2021

Reliance working to produce cheaper testing kits, new COVID-19 drug

India has been at the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic with numerous out-of-the-box solutions.

Sensex jumps over 350 points; Nifty tops 15,650

03 Jun 2021

Sensex jumps over 350 points; Nifty tops 15,650

Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 350 points in early trade on Thursday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC, and Infosys amid a largely positive trend in global markets.

Elon Musk attributes Tesla price hikes to 'supply chain pressure'

02 Jun 2021

Elon Musk attributes Tesla price hikes to 'supply chain pressure'

Prices for Tesla car models have been steadily rising. The company's CEO Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to explain that the price hike is primarily due to the increasing costs of raw materials.

Sensex tanks over 300 points; Nifty tests 15,500

02 Jun 2021

Sensex tanks over 300 points; Nifty tests 15,500

Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 300 points in early trade on Wednesday, tracking losses in index-heavyweights HDFC, Infosys, and ICICI Bank amid a largely negative trend in global markets.

COVID-19 lockdowns hurt May auto sales, but recovery looks imminent

01 Jun 2021

COVID-19 lockdowns hurt May auto sales, but recovery looks imminent

As the COVID-19 second wave ravaged the country, the ensuing lockdowns had a significant negative impact on the economy. For instance, Maruti Suzuki India, the touchstone for the Indian auto industry, has recorded a massive 71 percent decline in sales growth.

EPFO members allowed second advance withdrawal citing COVID-19

31 May 2021

EPFO members allowed second advance withdrawal citing COVID-19

The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has allowed its five crore subscribers to avail a second advance withdrawal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, India's GDP contracts 7.3% in FY2020-21

31 May 2021

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, India's GDP contracts 7.3% in FY2020-21

As the second wave of COVID-19 has disrupted regular life, India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 7.3% in the financial year 2020-21, data shared by the government showed on Monday.

Delhi HC slaps Twitter with notice for flouting IT Rules

31 May 2021

Delhi HC slaps Twitter with notice for flouting IT Rules

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to Twitter on Monday for failing to comply to the recently-enforced Information Technology guidelines encompassing social media platforms.

Bill and Melinda Gates consider organizational changes to Foundation

30 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates consider organizational changes to Foundation

Three weeks after Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates went public with their lengthy divorce proceedings that were underway since 2019, Mark Suzman, the CEO of Gates Foundation, has revealed to employees that he's in talks to strengthen "the long-term sustainability and stability of the foundation."

Women suing Google over gender bias win class-action status

30 May 2021

Women suing Google over gender bias win class-action status

Shortly after facing class-action lawsuits for tracking browsing activity in incognito mode, an existing gender pay disparity suit against search giant Google has won class-action status.

Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners

30 May 2021

Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners

Elon Musk held a meeting with "leading Bitcoin miners in North America" recently. The discussion aimed "to promote energy usage transparency [and] accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide."

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai

29 May 2021

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai

The prices of petrol and diesel are once again on the rise across the country with Mumbai becoming the first metro city in India to witness the cost of petrol crossing the Rs. 100/liter-mark on Saturday.

Google, Facebook comply with IT Ministry rules; Twitter's stance unclear

29 May 2021

Google, Facebook comply with IT Ministry rules; Twitter's stance unclear

Google, Facebook, and the latter's subsidiary WhatsApp have reportedly agreed to comply with the new rules defined by the Indian Government's IT Ministry. Twitter's intention to comply remains unclear.

Streaming platform Netflix may expand into video games

28 May 2021

Streaming platform Netflix may expand into video games

In an effort to expand beyond films and TV series, Netflix is reportedly looking to hire a gaming executive to join the company.

#ITRules: Twitter needs to follow law of land, says Centre

27 May 2021

#ITRules: Twitter needs to follow law of land, says Centre

The central government on Thursday rebuked the microblogging platform Twitter over compliance with the controversial new IT rules.

Amazon's Hollywood push: Will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

27 May 2021

Amazon's Hollywood push: Will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

Shortly after launching miniTV, Amazon has struck a deal with Hollywood studio MGM Holdings to buy out the latter for $8.45 billion. The deal includes selling the rights for popular franchises such as James Bond and Shark Tank to Amazon.

Petrol price shoots past Rs. 100 a liter in Thane

27 May 2021

Petrol price shoots past Rs. 100 a liter in Thane

Petrol price on Thursday crossed the Rs. 100-a-liter mark in Thane district of Maharashtra, while it was hovering a tad below that level in Mumbai after fuel prices were raised again.

Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

27 May 2021

Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has picked a date to step down as CEO.

Amazon to buy movie and TV studio MGM

27 May 2021

Amazon to buy movie and TV studio MGM

Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, Legally Blonde, and Shark Tank, with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.

IT rules: Centre seeks compliance status from Facebook, Twitter 'ASAP'

26 May 2021

IT rules: Centre seeks compliance status from Facebook, Twitter 'ASAP'

The central government on Wednesday asked social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to share their status of compliance with the new IT rules.

Google Chrome used by 41 percent of world's population: Report

26 May 2021

Google Chrome used by 41 percent of world's population: Report

A new report suggests that Google Chrome enjoys a lion's share of the world's web browser market. Chrome reportedly has over 3.2 billion users worldwide.

Sensex soars above 51,000 mark; IT, finance stocks sparkle

26 May 2021

Sensex soars above 51,000 mark; IT, finance stocks sparkle

The BSE Sensex returned to winning ways on Wednesday after a day's pause as technology, finance, and auto counters witnessed robust buying amid a largely positive trend in Asian markets.

Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever

26 May 2021

Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever

While Apple may still have a vice-like grip over its uncanny, but wildly successful approach to hardware, it is gradually losing control over the rest of its organizational edifices.