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Twitter appoints interim Chief Compliance Officer for India

Twitter has appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer in India to comply with the Indian government’s new IT rules. Key Points Twitter appointed Chief Compliance Officer after a prolonged battle with Indian government over its new IT rules. India announced new IT rules in February, 2021 which was implemented on May 25. It requires tech companies ..

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Why WhatsApp sue Indian Government?

As the New IT (Digital Media) Rules of India came into force, WhatsApp has sued the Indian government in Delhi Court and asked to block regulations. Why WhatsApp sued? WhatsApp sued the government because, it is believed, law will compel social media units to break privacy protections. Thus, the lawsuit has asked Delhi High Court ..

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What is Significant Economic Presence (SEP) principle?

India recently notified Digital Tax threshold of two crore rupees and 300,00 users under the Significant Economic Presence principle. This threshold was notified for non-resident technology firms such as Netflix, Facebook, Google, to pay tax in India. The principle was first introduced in the Finance Bill 2018-19. It was adopted to address the challenges of ..

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Google, Microsoft announce funding to help India tackle COVID-19

Google and Microsoft have recently pledged to help India fight COVID-19. Google is to provide 18 million USD (Rs 135 crores). Microsoft is to help India with relief efforts to buy oxygen concentration devices. The initiatives and the announcements about the funding were made by Sundar Pichai of Google and Satya Nadella of Microsoft. About ..

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Facebook’s First Renewable Project in India

The Facebook has recently signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm called CleanMax. This is the first renewable project of Facebook in India. About the project The project is located in Karnataka. The project capacity of 32 MW. Under the project Facebook and CleanMax will work together to provide ..

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