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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 Data leak, 2021

The personal data of more than 533 million Facebook users has been leaked online recently. The exposed data included personal information of the Facebook users from more than 106 countries. This also included records of 32 million users in the US, 11 million in UK and 6 million in India. What is Facebook Data Leak, ..

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GoI bans 59 mobile applications

On June 29, 2020, Government of India banned 59 mobile applications that are prejudicial to integrity and sovereignty of India. Highlights The Ministry of Information Technology with its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocked 59 mobile applications. According to the ministry, the applications were involved in activities that are harmful to ..

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What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

The Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning against a new malware called “EventBot”. The malware according to CERT steals personal financial information from Android phone users. Highlights The Eventbolt malware that is spreading is a Trojan. It cheats victims secretly attacking computer or phone operating system. Currently, the malware is ..

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GoI halts online drug sales

The Government of India has halted online sales of drugs as it is working on framing rules to regulate the sector. This has hit the pharmacy sector greatly. Delhi High Court’s Order The order of sale prohibition was initiated by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G.Somani. The order has referred to the Delhi ..

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