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July 27, 2021 2:23 am
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Governance

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of Council of Ministers at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Photo: PIB)

PM Modi inducts 36 new faces, elevates 7 MoS and drops 12 ministers from his cabinet

Union cabinet ministers were asked to quit from the government, including IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, I&B minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar.
NITI Aayog to hold Conference on implementing SDGs in Aspirational Districts

Centre backs extension for NITI Aayog chief Amitabh Kant amid bid to revive economy

The NITI Aayog is a public policy think tank of the government of India that works to achieve sustainable development goals with cooperative federalism
Women Empowerment

Maharashtra govt partners with IFAD for women empowerment project Nav Tejaswini

Of the total project size of $421.87 million, IFAD is providing a $50 million loan and a $1.4 million grant for the new project
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EU draft rules on use of AI for public security under cloud as privacy watchdogs seek ban on facial recognition tech

While the opinion of the privacy watchdog is non-binding, it does carry weight with the Commission, EU countries, and the European Parliament
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Twitter’s intermediary status goes down, officials face FIR in non-bailable sections

Under sections, 295A invoked by the UP police Twitter officials if found guilty face a maximum jail term of 3 years
Google and Amazon

Facing monopoly fears, US senator to discuss growing big tech dominance

This comes at a time when voices for better antitrust enforcement in the new emerging smart home devices have grown with the smaller companies becoming insignificant
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Twitter falls in line, announces interim chief compliance officer for India

Earlier the Union government issued a notice to Twitter giving it one last chance to ‘immediately’ comply with the new IT rules
U.S President Joe Biden

US President Biden pledges half a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses for poor nations

As per the announcement, the US government will purchase these half a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer for poor nations across the globe
U.S President Joe Biden (Photo: Agency)

President Biden junks Trump administration’s move to ban TikTok, WeChat

The administration of former President Donald Trump had attempted to block new users from downloading the apps and ban other technical transactions
Google Search

Google ducks under search engine cover, tells court it’s not a ‘social media intermediary’

Google has contended that the new IT rules for digital media in India are not applicable to its search engine
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