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WhatsApp bans 2 million pretend accounts monthly

WhatsApp is on the offensive. In New Delhi on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp held a press conference to share how it is tackling fake accounts and the spread of misinformation on its platform of 1.5 billion users.  The conference was especially urgent because India will hold its elections in April — and India, site of WhatsApp’s...CONTINUE READING

Your subsequent iPhone might be made in India

It’s becoming very possible that your next iPhone may be made in India. According to the Wall Street Journal, the largest Apple iPhone manufacturer, Foxconn, is currently looking into plans to assemble the devices in India. Foxconn is the Taiwanese company contracted by Apple to manufacture the iPhone. Foxconn executives are currently determining whether the...CONTINUE READING

PewDiePie’s new milestone proves his T-Sequence contention is a complete game-changer

PewDiePie just surpassed a new YouTube milestone, and he has T-Series to thank for it. Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie just hit 80 million YouTube subscribers on Monday. The achievement marks the first time any YouTuber has reached this milestone. PewDiePie, the platform’s most well-known (and most controversial) video game vlogger, has been embroiled in a...CONTINUE READING

five million girls shape human chain in India to protest temple ban

An estimated 5 million women in India joined forces to form a human chain to protest gender inequality and a Hindu temple’s centuries-old ban on all women of “menstruating age.” On Jan. 1, 2019, women in Kerala, southern India, joined to form a 385-mile (620km) “women’s wall” to protest the persistent barring of women from...CONTINUE READING

Your subsequent iPhone could also be manufactured in India

Apple is bringing its iPhone production to India partially thanks to the looming threats and impacts of the China-U.S. trade war. Early in 2019, Apple’s high-end smartphones will start being assembled from a Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur, as first reported in The Hindu. While Foxconn, the Taiwanese company contracted by Apple to manufacture the iPhone,...CONTINUE READING

A man-eating tiger is dead. And that’s good for other tigers.

After killing and eating more than a dozen villagers in India over the last two years, an elusive tigress was shot dead by government-hired hunters on November 2.  Killing endangered wild tigers certainly isn’t ideal, as there are only some 2,150 to 3,150 adults left in the wild, globally. But, in the unusual case that...CONTINUE READING

The world’s tallest statue has been unveiled, and it’s almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty

India now boasts the world’s tallest statue. At almost 600 feet, it is almost twice the height of the Statue of LibertyNamed the Statue of Unity, it is a depiction of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the country’s first deputy prime minister.  Read more…More about Art, Mashable Video, India, Architecture, and Statue

The air quality in India is horrendously bad right now. Here’s why.

Apocalyptically horrendous air has descended upon India’s sprawling capital territory, Delhi.  According to November 4 measurements taken by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, the Air Quality Index (AQI) hit 534. For perspective, the scale only goes up to 500, wherein levels are described as “Hazardous.” “534 is higher than your highest value — which...CONTINUE READING

Electric cars in India to get a boost with new clean energy policy

An all-electric rickshaw or three-wheeled vehicle may soon be more of the norm on streets in India — a country with a massive 1.3 billion population and a dependency on carbon energy sources to match.  At this week’s Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made comments that could change the car...CONTINUE READING
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