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TikTok to government: Ready to store data locally

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On June 29 Indian government blocked TikTok in India along with other suspicious Chinese apps. Tiktok is owned by Bytedance and to regain the trust Bytedance told the government that they are ready to store data in India locally but denied any breach of user privacy and sovereignty or integrity.

TikTok was among the 59 apps that were blocked in India and now the video making giant saying Indian government to set up data centers in India. There were several reasons behind the ban of Chinese apps such as activities that threaten sovereignty, the integrity of India, the security of India, and many more. And after observing the serious concerns the government run a digital strike on China and banned suspicious apps.

The company’s defense comes in light of a point by point survey (more than 70 inquiries) that the IT service had run off to the blocked Chinese applications, looking for some subtleties on issues, for example, information the board rehearses, unapproved information gets to, security highlights, information preparing, and assortment.

A spokesperson for TikTok stated, “Now we have submitted our response to the federal government and are working with them to supply clarifications to allay the issues they’ve. All through the length of our operations, we’ve demonstrated unequivocal dedication to complying with native legal guidelines, together with knowledge privateness and safety necessities.”

The Indian government has framed a high-level committee to inquire about the response of Chinese companies which would assist it to work out the future course of action, with a decision to make face to face meetings or look additional details.

According to the sources, TikTok emphasized that it was a law-abiding firm in India. And the Video making app is looking to expand its reach in India by establishing local database servers.

Previously TikTok claimed that it was used to save Indians data on third-party servers in the US and Singapore. The move of setting up database servers in India is an initiative to create trust and belief in its data-handling practices.
The company also mentioned that it is planning to set up an engineering center in India that would focus on global products and tech innovations.

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Best Indian Apps will be announced today, the winner will get a reward of 20 lakh rupees, see this live !!

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Best Indian Apps will be announced today

Taking a further step towards making the country digital and self-reliant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Self-reliant India Innovation Challenge’ last month.

Under this challenge, the government has given people the opportunity to create Indian apps in different categories.

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These include everything from photo editing to gaming apps. The best Indian app winning in this challenge will be given a reward of Rs 20 lakh and today is the grand finale of this challenge in which the winners will be announced.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a post on his Twitter account

He posted about the Grand Finale of Best Indian Apps and it has been informed that the names of its winners will be announced today.

These apps have been selected by an eminent jury and represent Indian Tech Innovation.

At the same time, the tweet posted on MyGovIndia’s Twitter account stated that the grand finale results can be seen through the live show.

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This live show will begin at 12 noon today.

This can be seen by visiting mygov’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

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  • The self-reliant India Innovation Challenge has encouraged people to develop Indian apps. It is divided into many different categories, from photo editing to gaming apps.
  • So that Indian users in all these categories can get the facility of Made in India apps.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now 

The Government of India has banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo, to counter the threat posed by these applications to the country’s “sovereignty and security”.

The govt also cited complaints about data on Indian users being transferred abroad without authorization.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now | Check Out How to Use Them?

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now | Check Out How to Use Them

Google announced the new features in a blog post on Wednesday.

The tech giant said that it was announcing enhancements to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slide mobile apps. You can download the apps to avail of these features for Docs (Android/iOS), Sheets (Android/iOS), and Slides (Android/iOS).

Google said in a blog post that the new features aim to help mobile users “efficiently create, collaborate, and communicate.”

Here’s a look at the new features introduced in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides !!

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Latest features introduced in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

  • Smart writing: This AI-driven tool will help reduce spelling and grammatical errors and speed up writing. This feature was already available on the Web at the beginning of this year and is now starting to be launched on mobile phones.
  • Link preview: Now, clicking on the link in the Google Docs will display a dynamic card with information about the content, such as thumbnails, owner details, the latest activity of the Drive file, titles, etc. You can complete all these operations without leaving the application so that your reading process will not be affected. This feature is available on iOS and will be rolled out to Android in a few weeks.
  • Comment response: Now, you will see the latest annotated subject of the document in Gmail, and you can directly parse or reply through the message. This feature was launched by Google on the Internet last year and is now also available for Android and iOS mobile applications.
  • Comment interface: Google has improved the comment interface to make it easier for team members to collaborate. The new interface makes it easier to scroll through, reply to comments, and @mention other content. It is available on Android and will be rolled out to iOS within a few months.
  • Vertical navigation: Now you can use the “Zoom” function to view the slides as a vertical stream in the slides. This will help to view the presentation faster and make it easier to switch to editing or presenting content.
  • Dark theme: Google stated that the dark theme is supported in documents, tables, and slides on Android and will be available on iOS in the next few months. This feature was launched in July.

 

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Amazon makes sweeping changes in India operations for first Prime Day of pandemic

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Amazon makes sweeping changes in India operations for first Prime Day of pandemic

Amazon.com Inc. will kick off its first Prime Day since the coronavirus outbreak later this week in India, modifying almost everything about the retail bonanza to navigate the realities of a new era.

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“After a lot of conversations, we decided to go ahead with Prime Day,” said Akshay Sahi, head of Prime at Amazon India. “Life has to go on. Sellers have to get back on their feet.”

Prime Day will have the customary deep discounts, hundreds of exclusive products, new launches, and cashback offers. But in a profound departure from the past, the global retailer will have a virtual operations room instead of a real one, with thousands of employees coordinating the sale from their homes, and stringent hygiene protocols for its armies of packers, sorters, and deliverymen.

That Amazon is holding its 48-hour sale despite the pandemic underscores the intense competition in the country’s online retail sector.

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Changes Made in Delivery Centres:

  • The online retailer said it has made over a hundred such process changes in its buildings, stipulating new rules on face coverings and daily temperature checks.
  • Hand cleaning is mandated no less than eight times during a shift.
  • Even the slightest sign of elevated temperature requires a worker to remain at home for three days.
  • When a delivery person arrives at a customer’s door, he is required to ring the doorbell and then step several feet back.
  • This year, 10 new fulfillment centers have opened to meet new demand. more than 50,000 temp workers have been hired and freight capacity secured from local airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet.

Changes Made in Work Structure:

  • This year’s Amazon event will be devoid of the usual Bollywood dancing and the endless supply of Indian street foods, foot massages, and costume parties. Instead, hundreds of employees will plan and coordinate the sale from home, their only respite virtual mood-boosters like standup comedy and selfie competitions.
  • Amazon executives are closely watching the situation in different cities and regions, coordinating with local governments on extra safety measures.

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