TikTok Blocked by India: +58 Chinese Apps Are Not Allowed By The Government 1

TikTok Blocked by India: +58 Chinese Apps Are Not Allowed By The Government

On June 29, the Ministry of Information Technology of India announced that it will disable 59 Chinese applications, including TikTok, WeChat, QQ, etc. According to the latest data from SensorTower, in the first half of 2020, TikTok downloaded nearly 600 million times. Thus, we are dealing with the most popular mobile application in the first half of 2020. In March this year, as many countries around the world were blocked due to the epidemic, TikTok downloads surged to 115 million times. And since April and May, the downloads have remained over 100 million.
SensorTower said that in the first half of this year, TikTok downloads were increased by 88.7% over the same period last year. The top three markets were India, Brazil, and the United States, accounting for 27.5%, 9.6%, and 8.2% respectively. Globally, TikTok is still undergoing rapid fission.
Indian Version Of TikTok Had The Same Fortune
Interestingly, a couple of months ago, the Indian version of TikTok, Mitron was gaining popularity. ‘Mitron’ actually means ‘friend’ in Hindi. According to a report from CNBC-TV18, all source code of Mitron application, including a full set of functions and user interface, was purchased from Pakistan software developer, Qboxus, for $34. The all-new social media platform is designed by an IIT Roorkee student Shivam Agarwal. Since its official launch on Google Play Store, the app has managed to taste some immense popularity in a short span of time. The app has an average ratingRead More…

Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11 Coming To India In June, Starting at 8999 Rupees ($119) 2

Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11 Coming To India In June, Starting at 8999 Rupees ($119)

Today, GSMArena reported that Samsung plans to launch two entry-level smartphones in the Indian market in June, namely the Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11. The parameters of the Samsung Galaxy M11 have been announced. The machine is equipped with a 6.4-inch LCD screen and uses a hole-punch screen design. And under the hood, our protagonist carries the entry-level Snapdragon 450 processor. The latter is supplemented by 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM storage and there is also a built-in 5000mAh battery. In its turn, this battery supports 15W fast charge. The rear of the machine hosts a 13MP + 5MP + 2MP triple-camera module. At the same time, the front has an 8MP camera. According to the reports, the Samsung Galaxy M01 will come with a 5.71-inch screen. And though the processor still belongs to the Snapdragon 400 series, this time, the company used a Snapdragon 439 processor. It is coupled with a 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM storage combination and a built-in 4000mAh battery. As for the camera, there is a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera module on the back. At the same time, we can find a 5MP selfie shooter on the opposite side. In addition, the machine will also support Dolby Atmos, Samsung Health and face unlock and other functions. Moreover, most likely, it will support microSD card slot to expand storage.
The phone has 146.3 x 70.86 x 9.8 mm overall dimensions. It ships with Android 10 straight out of the box with One UI 2.0. A 4,000mAh battery will keep the light on. Other features include Dolby Atmos, SRead More…

Focus should be on correct information, right treatment to stop COVID-19 spread: Priyanka Gandhi 3

Focus should be on correct information, right treatment to stop COVID-19 spread: Priyanka Gandhi

“Yesterday, I had raised the same issue. Transparency is very important. It is important to pay attention to testing. If coronavirus is to be stopped, then the focus should be on correct information and right treatment,” she said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said the focus should be on correct information and right treatment to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Her remarks came over Agra Mayor Naveen Jain’s letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, requesting him to “save Agra”.
“The situation in Agra city is bad and the number of coronavirus patients is going up everyday. The mayor of Agra says that if the right arrangements are not made, the matter can go out of hand,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. Related News “Yesterday, I had raised the same issue. Transparency is very important. It is important to pay attention to testing. If coronavirus is to be stopped, then the focus should be on correct information and right treatment,” she said.
It is important for the UP government to take the words of the Agra mayor positively and immediately try to save the people from the pandemic, the Congress general secretary said.  The death toll due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 27 with two more fatalities, while 177 fresh cases were reported on Saturday taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,793, the health department said.
The two fatalities reported on Saturday were from MorRead More…

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai, Pune could extend to May 15; check details 4

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai, Pune could extend to May 15; check details

In Mumbai, the number of deaths has reached 191, while that in Pune now stands at 73. (Representational image)
Coronavirus lockdown: While the Centre has ordered the opening of some shops in what seems to be a phased lifting of the nationwide lockdown, the second lockdown in Maharashtra COVID-19 hotspots of Mumbai and Pune could extend till May 15, according to a report in IE. Maharashtra, which became the state with the most number of COVID-19 cases soon after the outbreak of the disease in India, had witnessed the biggest one-day spike in the cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 7,628.
Catch live updates on coronavirus here Related News The report quoted an official as saying that the step could be taken by the state government considering the spike in the number of cases in these two cities. The report further cited Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope as saying that the extension of lockdown in Pune and Mumbai was being considered by the state, but any decision in this regard would only be taken after all aspects had been discussed by the authorities.
The report also said that the state government was leaning towards allowing most activities to be carried out in the rural areas, especially the ones falling in the green and orange zones, once the nationwide lockdown lifted on May 4, adding that while lockdown was an important precaution needed to flatten the curve of COVID-19, allowing the economic activities to resume in areas which are Read More…

India’s fight against coronavirus people-driven: PM Narendra Modi 5

India’s fight against coronavirus people-driven: PM Narendra Modi

COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that people are rising to occasion to help each other.
Mann Ki Baat April 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the efforts of 130 crore citizens in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme, Mann KiBaat, he said that the fight against the virus in India is people-driven. He said that every individual is contributing in the fight to limit the spread of the virus.
He said that people are rising to occasion to help each other and “we are all in this together”. The PM said be it businesses, office culture, education, medical sector, everyone is adapting to changes in post-coronavirus world. Related News “A vast country such as India, with its proactive endeavor on the path of development is fighting a decisive battle against poverty. This is the only medium it possesses to fight the coronavirus and triumph over it,” he said.
PM Modi said that every citizen of country is a soldier in the battle against coronavirus.
“India’s fight against coronavirus is people-driven, in the truest sense of the term. In India it is the people who are fighting the coronavirus; it is you who are putting up a fight… along with the people, the government and the administration are fighting as well,” Modi added.
“In future when it will be dwelt upon in hindsight, when ways and means will be reflected upon, I do believe that India’s people driven fight will also be toucheRead More…

BJP MP announces reward for info on people with foreign travel history, Tablighi Jamaat members 6

BJP MP announces reward for info on people with foreign travel history, Tablighi Jamaat members

MP from Salempur constituency claimed that several people, who had been to Tablighi Jamaat congregations or any foreign country, did not report to the authorities.
BJP MP Ravindra Kushawaha said on Saturday that he would give a cash reward of Rs 11,000 to anyone providing specific information about people, including Tablighi Jamaat members, who hid information about their travels and avoided screening for COVID-19.
The MP from Salempur constituency claimed in a statement that several people, who had been to Tablighi Jamaat congregations or any foreign country, did not report to the authorities and “are living without proper testing”. Related News Such people need to inform the administration about their travel history and undergo test for the novel coronavirus, he said, adding that anyone providing specific information about such people would be rewarded.
A Tablighi Jammat congregation in Delhi last month emerged as a major coronavirus hotspot after many of its participants carried the infection to several parts of the country. Soon after the Delhi congregation came into news, the district police had asked those who had attended it to report to the authorities, but no one turned up. The district has not reported any COVID-19 case so far. Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on TRead More…

Self-reliance the biggest learning from Coronavirus, says PM Modi, praises handling of crisis by villages 7

Self-reliance the biggest learning from Coronavirus, says PM Modi, praises handling of crisis by villages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during interaction with Sarpanchs from across the nation via video conferencing on Panchayati Raj Diwas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the biggest lesson coronavirus has taught us is to become self-reliant. Addressing gram panchayat members via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister said that villages have shown the way during this difficult time.
“The coronavirus crisis has given us its biggest message, its biggest lesson that we have to become self-sufficient. Villages become self-sufficient for their basic needs, the district at its level, the state at its level, and how the whole country became self-sufficient, now it has become very essential,” he said and lauded the measures taken by the villages to defeat the coronavirus. Related News “All of you have given the mantra to the world – do gaj doori (two yards away) to define social distancing in simpler terms, to fight coronavirus pandemic. It is your efforts that there is a discussion in the world today how India has responded to coronavirus,” he said.
He said that the coronavirus crisis has shown that the people living in the villages of the country may not have a degree but are able to handle the situation on their own with their teachings.
“The update coming from the villages is also inspiring for many,” he said.
“In these 2-3 months we have also seen that the citizen of India, instead of succumbing to many difficulties, are fighting effectively inRead More…

Hungama online streaming platform now available on Huawei’s and Honor AppGallery

Huawei is running to push forward its AppGallery. After all, the company can’t offer any of Google’s services like Google Play Store. Therefore it needs to build a solid, decent competitor to ensure that all its users outside of China will feel satisfied with the offer. Today, the company is giving a step forward in India with the streaming platform Hungama. This particular service offers both music and video streaming services in India as part of its Hungama Music and Play apps. With the new partnership, Huawei and Honor users in the emerging market can enjoy unlimited music and video streaming. They just need to download the app via Huawei’s AppGallery. Hungama Music’s library offers nearly 10 million songs and music videos in over 20 Indian and international languages. Hungama Play, on another hand, offers over 5000 movies in Hindi, English, and other Indian languages. Moreover, the platform also features over 1,500 short films, original shows, Kids, and TV content. You can also find over 150,000 short-format videos across various genres like music, film gossip, humor, spiritual, and more. Charles Peng, the company’s president India made the following statement: “We are delighted to team up with Hungama and foray into a liaison which offers a perfect amalgamation of technology, entertainment, and exceptional experience to the users of Huawei & HONOR. Huawei AppGallery has been growing at an unprecedented pace with 400 million active users present oRead More…

Amit Shah speaks to doctors, IMA representatives; appreciates their work, assures security 8

Amit Shah speaks to doctors, IMA representatives; appreciates their work, assures security

Shah appreciated their good work and assured them full security. (PTI photo) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday interacted with a group of doctors and representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and appreciated their good work besides assuring them security, officials said. This comes amid reports of attacks on healthcare workers and assaults on some doctors engaged in COVID-19 duties in different parts of the country. Related News The home minister interacted with the doctors and the IMA through video-conferencing, a home ministry official said. Shah appreciated their good work and assured them full security, he said. The home minister appealed to them to not do even a symbolic protest as the government is with the doctors, the official said. The IMA was planning to stage protests against assaults on some doctors and healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duties. There have been reports of doctors being abused, beaten and denied entry into residences. Families of at least two doctors, who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Shillong and Chennai, had faced opposition while performing their last rites as the locals claimed that burying them in their localities may lead to the spread of the infection. Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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‘Son of a great father’: Uma Bharti invokes Bal Thackeray in letter to CM Uddhav on Palghar lynching 9

‘Son of a great father’: Uma Bharti invokes Bal Thackeray in letter to CM Uddhav on Palghar lynching

BJP leader Uma Bharti has demanded strict action against those involved in the Palghar lynching of two saints. (File Photo Indian Express) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has expressed anguish over the Palghar lynching incident on behalf of the ‘sant samaj’ to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. In a letter to the CM, Bharti, a former Union minister in the Narendra Modi government, said that the saint community of the country is angry over the killing of two seers in Palghar district. Calling him the “son of a great father (Bal Thackeray)”, Bharti urged the Shiv Sena chief to take strict action against those behind the killings. “You are the son of a great father and you are a man who is known for honouring the saints,” she said in her letter to CM Uddhav. Related News “The killing of great seers in Palghar is a heinous crime and is a sin from the religion point of view. You are the Chief Minister, you didn’t do this but since it took place in a state which is governed by you, all involved in the crime should be punished,” the BJP leader said in her letter. Bharti said that the role of police should also be probed and they be booked for murder under Section 302 of the IPC. She said the cops could have opened fire to save the lives of the seers. “This is my request to you to punish all the police officials involved in the crime else you will be a partner in this crime,” she said, adding that she will be on a day-long fast Read More…