PM Modi and his Mother #BoycottBBC

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#BoycottBBC Trends On Twitter Over Offensive Remarks On PM's Mother 

BBC Asian Network faced a social outrage on Twitter after audio from its show 'Big debate' went viral for making racists remarks against Sikhs and UK-based Indians. Reportedly, a caller also made offensive remarks against PM Narendra Modi's mother. While the host tried to divert the conversation, the remarks had already ignited anger in the netizens and pro-BJP people. Notably, with 80,000+ tweets, #BoycottBBC was top trending on Twitter on… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 09:58 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BoycottBBC, Narendra Modi, netizens, Twitter, BBC

Trending! AI Tool 'Deep Nostalgia' Brings Legend's Old Pics Into Life

An AI tool named 'Deep Nostalgia' has brought various photos of Bhagat Singh, Swami Vivekananda and other imminent personalities into life. Launched by genealogy website MyHeritage, the tool uses algorithms to exhibit various facial expressions of still photographs. Moreover, Deep Nostalgia featured on top trends on Twitter as users tried their hands on adding several animations to the photographs. Launched on February 25, the tool allows… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Twitter, AI Tool, Artificial Intelligence, My Heritage, Bhagat Singh, Deep Nostalgia N

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Social media

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50 Lakh Users Recognised Under 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

Following the new IT rules, the Centre has recognised 50 lakh users under 'significant social media intermediary'. Reportedly, the users would have to comply to the new IT rules that eyes to crackdown misuse social media platforms. Earlier this week, the Centre urged these intermediaries to appoint designated officials. The government has laid down the rules that require social media giants to take down contentious content within 36 hours.… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: IT, IT act, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media

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Representational Image For Super Follow

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Twitter Likely To Start Paid Subscription Service For Special Content

Twitter on February 25 revealed its plans to introduce a subscription service asking users to pay for exclusive content from high-profile accounts. Dubbed as 'Super Follows', the service supplements an economic model which aims to expand revenue collection beyond targeted advertising. 'Super Follows' is described as a two-way mechanism and will enable users to support creators financially, thereby incentivizing them to continue producing… read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Twitter, Super Follows, Subscription, content, twitter users

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Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

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Malayalam Poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri No More; PM Modi Condoles

Padma Shri awardee and acclaimed Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri passed away in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district aged 81. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lamented the poet's demise on Twitter on February 25 and cherished him for his exceptional contribution to the world of culture and literature. Born in Thiruvalla, Vishnunarayanan was a celebrated pioneer of contemporary Malayalam literature, known for works that rendered the perfect… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 09:25 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: PM Modi, Twitter, Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri, Malayalam, Poet, Padma Shri

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Sukhdev Panse; Kangana Ranaut

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Kangana Ranaut Lambasts At Ex-Minister's "Naachney Gaane Wali" Remark

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut recoiled to former MP minister Sukhdev Panse's statement which termed the actor as "naachney gaane waali." Calling Sukhdev "fool" for his remarks, Kangana tweeted, "I am no Deepika Katrina or Alia... I am the only one who refused to do item numbers... I am a Rajput Woman I don't shake a** I break bones." Reportedly, Kangana came across Sukhdev's remarks after a news agency tweeted about the same quoting the… read-more

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 12:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut, Sukhdev Panse, Twitter

Courtesy: The Tribune

BTS

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BTS Declared As 2020's Most Tweeted About Musicians; Kanye West 2nd

K-pop sensation BTS has swept the board as 2020's most tweeted about musicians in the US for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Twitter survey, BTS ruled a whopping 6.7 billion tweets in 2020. Globally, maximum tweets about the boy band emanated from Twitter users in Indonesia and India, followed by South Korea. Succeeding BTS, rapper Kanye West, singer Beyonce, and Drake were ranked second, third, and fourth respectively.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 06:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BTS, K-POP, Twitter, Kanye West, Beyonce, Indonesia, India, South Korea

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Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad

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Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad Featured In TIME's 100 Emerging Leaders

Alongside five Indian-origin personalities, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has landed in TIME magazine's annual list of 100 emerging leaders, who are shaping the future. Fellow listees include Twitter's lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta, Get Us PPE's Dr Shikha Gupta, and Upsolve founder Rohan Pavuluri. TIME 100's editorial director Dan Macsai proclaimed, "Everyone on this list is poised to… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 07:53 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TIME magazine, TIME100, Bhim Army chief, Chadrashekhar Azad, Twitter, Vijaya Gadde, Rishi Sunak, Instacart, Upsolve, Get Us PPE

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Arbor Day Foundation Logo

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International Body Recognizes Hyderabad As The Only Indian 'Tree City'

Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit organization associated with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has recognized Hyderabad as a 'Tree City' for 2020, informed Minister KT Rama Rao. With over 2.4 crore trees planted to enhance green cover under the state's Haritha Haaram program, Hyderabad is the only Indian city to grace the list. Reportedly, Hyderabad was selected after fulfilling five standards set by the foundation… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 06:39 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Hyderabad, Tree City, Arbor Day Foundation, United Nations, HarithaHaaram, KT Rama Rao, Twitter

Koo App

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Koo Logs Over 9 Lakh Users In Just 5 Days Thanks To Govt-Twitter Tussle

Koo app, an Indian alternative to micro-blogging site 'Twitter', has gained over nine lakh users in just five days, from February 6-11. The expansion in Koo's userbase can be attributed to the clash between the Indian government and Twitter, which has lately intensified over issues like misinformation, farmers' protest, account blocking and others. Moreover, many leading Indian personalities, including Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, have also… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 12:42 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Koo, Twitter, Userbase, Koo App

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