Mi India Collab With Sonu Sood

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Mi, Sonu Sood Launch Campaign To Support Underprivileged Students

Smartphone maker Mi India has collaborated with philanthropist actor Sonu Sood to launch 'ShikshaHarHaath' campaign. Under the initiative, the company aims to donate smartphones to underprivileged students in order to support their education. The scheme also urges people to donate their used smartphones in working conditions so that Mi will refurbish them to distribute among the students. Besides, the smartphone maker has planned to tie-up … read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 07:05 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Sonu Sood, Mi India, #ShikshaHarHaath, Smartphones

Courtesy: The Logical Indian

RKMS Leader

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Leader Says AIKSCC Quits Farm Agitation; Group's Secretary Denies

All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) leader VM Singh on January 27 stated that the group has withdrawn its supports from the farmers' protest. Stating that "we have not come here to get people martyred or beaten up", Singh said the group will continue to protest but in other forms. However, AIKSCC national secretary Avik Saha said the group has not withdrawn its support and "VM Singh has no authority" to issue such… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 06:48 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: RKMS, AIKSCC, VM singh, Farmers Protest

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Twitter

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Twitter Suspends Over 550 Accounts After Farmers' Tractor Rally Violence

Twitter on January 27 suspended over 550 accounts over tweets related to the violence at the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day. It red-flagged the handles and labelled tweets violating its media policy. A Twitter spokesperson said, "Using a combination of technology and human review… [Twitter] suspended more than 550 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation.” The spokesperson added that Twitter is strongly monitoring the… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 06:18 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Twitter, Farmers' Protest, Delhi Police, Tractor-Rally

Policemen fighting against the farmers

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Around 200 Detained & 300 Policemen Injured After Tractor Rally Violence

On January 26, around 300 policemen in Delhi were injured in a tractor rally organized by the farmers protesting against the farm bills. 22 FIR's have been logged and about 200 people detained in connection with the violence near Red Fort. The protesters have been booked under the charges concerning the violation, rioting, damage to public property and assault on public servants with deadly weapons. According to the reports, 17 private… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:52 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Tractor Rally, Red Fort, Delhi, Delhi Police

Courtesy: NDTV

Supreme Court

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SC Stays Bombay HC's 'Skin-To-Skin Contact' Decision For Sexual Abuse

The Supreme Court on January 27 stayed the exonerate order of the Bombay High Court which said that groping without ‘skin to skin contact’ does not qualify sexual assault. The apex court also allowed Attorney General, who put up the issue calling it “disturbing” and a bad precedent, to file a petition. Reportedly, the Bombay High Court had acquitted a 39-year-old man who is facing imprisonment charges for groping a 12-year-old girl.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, Bombay High Court, KK Venugopal, sexual harrasment

Courtesy: NDTV News

TS Tirumurti

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India Pledges USD 1.5 Lakh For UN's Peacekeeping Activities 

India's representative to the United Nations, TS tirumurti on January 26 announced a fund of USD 1.5 lakh towards the peacekeeping activities of the UN. Terming it as a token of India's engagement in the program, Trimurti said, "we believe that 2021 provide us with an opportunity to look at peace-building with a broader context". Interestingly, India has been the fifth-highest contributor to the UN's peacekeeping activities around the globe… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: United Nations, TS Tirumurti, Peacekeeping

Courtesy: Times Now

TikTok

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TikTok India To Retrench Staff After Govt Extends Ban On App

TikTok India is planning to retrench its staff citing the Centre’s decision to extend the ban on the app. In the January 27 letter, TikTok interim chief Vanessa Pappas wrote "we simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed" with no respite from the government. However, the letter did not mention about the number of people TikTok will shed. Meanwhile, reports have suggested that TikTok employees have started to look for possibilities in newly… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TikTok, India, China, Chinese Apps

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Sasikala

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Expelled AIADMK Leader V K Sasikala Released From Jail After 4 Years

Former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara prison on January 27 after four years. Reportedly, the prison formalities were completed at Victoria Hospital where Sasikala is recovering from COVID-19. However, the decision to discharge her from the hospital will be taken by the hospital authorities and family members jointly. A close aide of former Tamil Nadu CM late J Jayalalitha, Sasikala was convicted… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 12:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: VK Sasikala, Karnataka, AIADMK

Cyber Police Station

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CM Uddhav Thackeray Inaugurates 5 New Cyber Police Stations In Mumbai

Taking a step against the rising cybercrime in the city, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on January 26 inaugurated five cyber police stations in Mumbai. Established in five different localities, each station will staff around 30-50 trained personnel and will be administered by the Mumbai Police. The stations aims to expand the scope of cyber-security and enhance the speed of solving cybercrime cases. Reportedly, around 2,200 cybercrimes were… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 11:29 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Mumbai, Maharashtra , Mumbai cyber police, Cyber Police station

Mamata Banerjee

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Bengal: TMC Creates Dedicated SC, ST And OBC Cells Ahead Of Polls

On the lines of the BJP, West Bengal's ruling TMC has also created dedicated cells for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBC communities ahead of the assembly elections. The TMC will also nominated "active and aware" leaders to raise the demand of the communities and redress their grievances as well. Reportedly, the TMC lost 12 seats in the 2019 General Elections, while the BJP gained 16 seats due to its growing support from the… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 10:42 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, OBC, TMC, election 2021

Courtesy: Hindustan Times