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Virat Kholi becomes the first Indian to get 50 million followers on Instagram

The skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli recently became the first Indian to reach the 50 million followers mark on social media platform Instagram. Globally, the official account of Instagram has the highest number of followers, followed by Football star from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo, who has nearly 200 million followers. Virat has made 930 posts so ..

Bharosa centre to study social media’s impact on youth

The state of Maharashtra recently announced that ‘Bharosa Centre’ would be launched in the state to monitor the impact of social media on youth. The proposed Centre would comprise a psychologist, woman police officer and counsellor in the Raigad district of the state to monitor the impact of social media on youth. The announcement was ..

Twitter to label fake news and remove harmful data

US-based social networking and microblogging service, Twitter recently announced that it would label the fake media shared on its platform. From next month, Twitter will start labeling the photo or video, so that its users can identify that the media has been manipulated. It also announced that the firm may remove some media, which are ..

Southern Railways

The Southern Railway zone is one of the 18 railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Chennai and was one of the earliest among the 18 zones of the Indian Railways which were created in independent India. The Southern Railway has its major territory (74.5%) in Tamil Nadu and the remaining in parts of ..

Whatsapp Digital Volunteer Initiative

The WhatsApp Digital Volunteer initiative is a one-of-its-kind outreach initiative in Uttar Pradesh. Under the initiative, the police have created a statewide network of ‘digital samaritans’ at the police station level. These digital samaritans’ act as eyes and ears of the police and play a valuable role in checking fake news and rumours. How does ..

Update : Erroneous reports about the Filing of Income tax Return

There were several reports in the social media that a few taxpayers were facing issues in filing the returns. What had happened? Unverified reports in the social media claimed that the large scale changes were made in the Income-tax Return (ITR) forms including ITR-2 and ITR-3. Apparently, it was claimed that this created problems in ..

Project Libra

Libra is the new cryptocurrency of the social media giant, Facebook. The digital currency Libra will be available to the users of Facebook services like Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The Libra transactions will be recorded on a blockchain which offers a tamper-proof ledger that runs across multiple computers. The blockchain technology forms the backbone of ..

Draft National e-commerce Policy

The Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal has asked the companies to submit concerns on draft e-commerce policy in 10 days. Draft Policy: Key Components It proposes setting up of a legal and technological framework for restrictions on cross-border data flow. It lays out conditions for businesses regarding collection or processing of sensitive ..