Saturday, June 19, 2021

Government and Policy

Exclusive details: Here are some of the points that the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Shashi Tharoor, raised with Twitter

Indian officials of the microblogging site Twitter were questioned by the Parliamentary Panel on Information Technology on various issues.

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

UP govt surpasses its own record with the procurement of 53.80 lakh metric tonnes of wheat in the current season

Uttar Pradesh has bested its previous high of 52.92 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procurement that was achieved in the year 2018-19.

What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news: RS Prasad hits out on Twitter after it loses its safety...

While talking about the safe harbour provision of Twitter, Ravi Shankar Prasad said it has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines

Govt refutes New Indian Express’s report on FCI’s involvement in rice scam, says distribution is state govt responsibility

Government refuted claims of involvement of FCI in the alleged 'rice scam' where the Assam raided a godown and seized one lakh bags meant for distribution to the poor was being repackaged by a private company.

As UP Police file FIR over fake news, Twitter loses immunity shield it had in India. Can now be prosecuted for content

The loss of intermediary status could mean that its top executives, including the country managing director, may now face police questioning and criminal liability under IPC over "unlawful" and "inflammatory" content posted on the platform by any user.

Reddit controlled by American military-industrial complex? The troubling history of war hawk Jessica Ashooh, the policy director of the platform

In 2020, Director of Policy Jessica Ashooh oversaw the banning of over 2000 Reddit communities in a single day.

Throttle Aerospace Systems led consortium to start trials for drone delivery of medicine in Bengaluru

Cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty has announced that he will provide the medicines to be used during the drone trials.

Taxes on COVID-19 medicines, oxygen, equipment slashed: Here are the key takeaways from the 44th GST Council Meet

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced tax cuts for COVID-19-related items following 44th GST Council Meet

UNDP says Aspirational Districts Programme extremely effective, lauds Modi for personally monitoring the initiative

The Aspirational Districts Programme was launched by PM Modi in 2018 to expedite the transformation of India's 112 most backward districts

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