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India's UN campaign against Azhar to be resolved optimistically: China. Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose security risks and news that contain offensive information.

Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news

The laws were published on Monday on Russia's official information portal, Xinhua news agency reported. One of the laws bans the dissemination of information "under the guise of credible reports," which harms people's life or health and disturbs public order or the operations of public facilities. Penalties for violating these laws vary from 30,000 to 400,000 rubles ($466-6,215) for individuals, from 60,000 to 900,000 rubles ($932-13,985) for officials and from 200,000 to 1.5 million rubles ($3,108-23,309) for legal entities. Under the laws, prosecutors will have the power to determine the danger criteria caused by the fake news. Corruption in Rafale deal pained Manohar Parrikar, didn't let him fight his disease: NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad, Video Gallery - Business Standard.

You are here » Home » Video Gallery » Corruption in Rafale deal pained Manohar Parrikar, didn't let him fight his disease: NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad Corruption in Rafale deal pained Manohar Parrikar, didn't let him fight his disease: NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad Thane (Maharashtra), Mar 19 (ANI): After the four-time Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar died at the age of 63 at his private residence on March 17, Speaking to ANI, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Jitendra Awhad said, "People have been speaking on Rafale and corruption since last 1.5 years but no one pointed fingers at Manohar Parrikar.

Corruption in Rafale deal pained Manohar Parrikar, didn't let him fight his disease: NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad, Video Gallery - Business Standard

His character speaks for itself that he can't be corrupt. But corruption which had occurred, pained him, didn't let him fight his disease and led to his death. " Earlier, he said that Manohar Parrikar was a very educated and well read person. France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. Google ups efforts to check misinformation ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Not just Facebook and Twitter, Google is also making an effort to ensure the authenticity of information on its advertisements and video platform as India heads towards General Elections in less than a month.

Google ups efforts to check misinformation ahead of Lok Sabha elections

On Thursday, the company said it is ensuring authoritative news content gets better play on YouTube, where videos have seen growth in watch time triple for content from authoritative sources in the last two years, said Tim Katz, the video platform’s director of news partnerships. YouTube, which is owned by Google, is ensuring there is news from credible sources that is put on the platform, with enough context. With elections less than a month away, the Indian government has been trying to address the issue of misinformation and fake news spreading through social media and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. Lok Sabha elections: 21 Opposition parties move SC against EVM machines. King of India's $108-bn bond market warns of the biggest crisis since 2009. Shashikant Rathi, who has dominated India’s local bond underwriting business for over a decade at Axis Bank, says the industry now faces its biggest challenge since the global financial crisis.

King of India's $108-bn bond market warns of the biggest crisis since 2009

Shock defaults since last year by shadow bank IL&FS group and a new electronic bidding platform have disrupted the $108 billion market where underwriters like Rathi help companies raise money by selling debt securities. Sales of rupee corporate bonds that tend to pay the highest fees have fallen this quarter to a 2016 low. “The market is in complete chaos,” Rathi, the 41-year-old executive vice president and head of treasury and markets at Axis Bank in Mumbai, said in an interview.

“I haven’t seen such a crisis since the 2008 Lehman bankruptcy.” A surprise rate cut by the central bank last month and expectations of further easing as early as April haven’t lowered funding costs much, with spreads on top-rated 10-year corporate paper near the highest levels since 2009. California jury awards $29 million to woman with cancer who used J&J talc.

A California jury on Wednesday awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson's talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.

California jury awards $29 million to woman with cancer who used J&J talc

The verdict, in California Superior Court in Oakland, marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. J&J said it would appeal, citing "serious procedural and evidentiary errors" in the course of the trial, saying lawyers for the woman had fundamentally failed to show its baby powder contains asbestos. The company did not provide further details of the alleged errors during the trial. "We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product," J&J said in a statement on Wednesday.

The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbestos-free. California jury awards $29 million to woman with cancer who used J&J talc. #BoycottChineseProducts: Tweeple outrage after China shields Masood Azhar. China on Wednesday vetoed and put a hold on a proposal at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to put a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

#BoycottChineseProducts: Tweeple outrage after China shields Masood Azhar

This was the fourth time China blocked such a move. The hold can last up to nine months, after which China can use its veto power to formally block/terminate the proposal. A UNSC ban would have subjected Masood Azhar to travel ban, assets freeze and an arms embargo. Google's YouTube Music joins Spotify to race into India online music market. Google has introduced its YouTube music app in India, offering local and global songs to a booming market that saw the entry of Spotify just a few days ago.

Google's YouTube Music joins Spotify to race into India online music market

The YouTube Music streaming and download service in India includes popular Bollywood Hindi scores and other local-language music, the Mountainview, California-based technology giant said in a blog post. The free service is supported by commercials, while a premium version with no advertisements costs 99 rupees ($1.42) a month. YouTube is already India’s most popular online music source via its free mainstay video service. In the paid streaming niche, the music app is challenging rivals including Stockholm-based Spotify Technology SA, and JioSaavn, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s music service. India, US reaffirm to work together, to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. India and the United States on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors.

India, US reaffirm to work together, to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

The agreement was reached during the ninth round of the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue held here. The Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while the US delegation was led by Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Facebook and Instagram down in worldwide outage, users get error message. Google probing Gmail, Maps global outages. Several Google users on Wednesday reported problems with accessing Gmail and other services in large parts of the world.

Google probing Gmail, Maps global outages

The company said it was investigating the problem. Many users in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia reported outages with Gmail, Google Maps and Google Drive, The Guardian reported. In a statement, Google said it was investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. "We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour," the company posted on its service website. Media & entertainment sector to hit Rs 2 trillion by 2021, says report. Led by digital and online gaming, the media and entert­ainment sector grew 13.4%in 2018 to reach Rs 1.67 trillion .

Media & entertainment sector to hit Rs 2 trillion by 2021, says report

Online gaming (including fantasy and e-Sports) saw 52% growth in gamers whose number reached 278 million in 2018, according to a Ficci-EY report Advertising budgets continued the shift towards digital media where ad spends grew 34% to command 21% of the entire spending Digital subscription grew by over 262%, with Indians opening their purse strings to pay for online content. From Rs 390 crore in 2017, digital subscription revenues grew to Rs 1,420 crore in the 2018 calendar year Television grew at the industry average on the back of a strong performance by regional brands and sporting events.

Print accounted for the second-largest share of the sector, despite being static. Govt warning: Twitter execs may get 7 years in jail if it doesn't comply. Top Twitter executives could not only face financial penalties but also face upto seven years in jail if they fail to remove content and accounts that are 'objectionable and inflammatory," Times of India reported quoting an unnamed official from the ministry of information technology. Twitter has been asked to comply with the provisions under the Indian IT Act or else it would face action under Section 69A of the IT Act which gives the government power to seek the blocking of content or accounts that carry information seen as detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country, or has potential to create public disorder.

The warning from the IT ministry comes just as the micro-blogging site faced the heat from a parliamentary standing committee over perceived biases in blocking accounts ahead of elections. As India heads for national elections, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have been asked to not undermine or influence the political process. India joins global suspension wave; grounds all 18 Boeing 737 MAX planes. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India’s aviation regulator, has grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes till “appropriate safety measures” are undertaken, joining a wave of suspensions of the aircraft in the wake of a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people. “Passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted late Tuesday night.

“These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations.” There are 18 Boeing 737 Max planes in India — 13 of them with SpiceJet and five with Jet Airways. Jet’s Max planes are grounded because of non-payment of lease rent, while SpiceJet said it had suspended the aircraft’s operations after the DGCA’s decision. What general election outcome will help India Inc get over its cash crunch? India’s corporate funding market is what Winston Churchill might have described as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The riddle, according to India Ratings and Research Pvt., a unit of Fitch Ratings Inc., is that borrowers’ credit metrics aren’t likely to worsen from here. And yet in the financial year starting April 1, their borrowing costs may rise even if the central bank cuts policy rates further. India Ratings’ researchers Arindam Som, Priyanka Poddar and Soumyajit Niyogi have attempted to solve the puzzle by looking at demand and supply of funds.

60% travellers would prefer Indian food on their international trip: Report. World Wide Web turns 30: Google celebrates invention with a doodle. Google on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of World Wide Web (WWW) with a doodle. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the WWW in 1989 and wrote the first web browser in 1990. Working at CERN, Switzerland, Berners-Lee laid out the basic concepts of the WWW in a proposal which included ideas like HTML, URL and HTTP. In a document titled "Information management: a proposal", he envisioned the use of hypertext to link documents.

The WWW, commonly known as the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). The first web browser was released in 1991 -- first to the research institutions and then to the general public on the Internet in the same year. The WWW is the primary tool billions of people today use to interact on the Internet. In addition to text, web pages may contain images, video, audio and software components that are rendered in the user's web browser as coherent pages of multimedia content.

Next flu pandemic is inevitable: WHO. Another flu pandemic is inevitable and the world must prepare for potential devastation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, warning that the risks must not be underestimated. Launching on Monday its Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030, the world body said the next influenza pandemic "is a matter of when, not if".

WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be the biggest public health threat and potentially threaten millions of lives worldwide because of the rapid spread of viruses. "The threat is ever-present," he cautioned. Outlining the global strategy the WHO official said surveillance systems must be strengthened and better tools for prevention and containment of influenza virus should be developed, Xinhua news agency reported. Planning to change your job? Soon, EPF transfer will be automated. Subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO would not require to file employee provident fund (EPF) transfer claims on changing jobs from the next fiscal as the process would be made automated, according to a labour ministry official. At present, the subscribers of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are required to file transfer of EPF claims on changing jobs despite having universal account number (UAN).

The EPFO gets about eight lakh EPF transfer claims every year. North Koreans to vote in 'rubber stamp' election that has only one winner. Here's the rocket science behind SpaceX Dragon 2's nail-biting landing. MBA student who uses data to tell best spot for e-vehicle charging points. Electric vehicles (EVs) are seen as an essential part of a green and clean future, especially as our cities choke with pollution. Enter Nimesh Shah, who used data and cutting-edge tools to frame a strategic methodology for putting in place the charging infrastructure, the lack of which has been a key obstacle to large-scale adoption of EVs.

Shah won the top prize at the Business Standard Best B-School Project Award 2018 for his project on mapping the availability of charging infrastructure for EVs in Bengaluru for SUN Mobility, a company that develops innovative solutions for electric mobility needs. Can Mark Zuckerberg really make Facebook a privacy-friendly platform? Mobile malware attacks double in 2018; search for porn gets safer: Report. The number of users attacked by malware out to steal premium access login data to popular adult websites more than doubled in a year, rising from around 50,000 users in 2017 to 110,000 users in 2018. In all, more than 8,50,000 attacks were detected. Markets are already discounting Modi's victory in elections: analysts. Markets are already pricing in a victory for the Narendra Modi – led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the upcoming general elections, analysts say. Even though they may remain volatile in the run-up to the polls as political parties stitch up alliances, the long – term trajectory for the markets remains up, they believe.

US trade deficit with India decreased by USD 1.6 billion in 2018. The trade deficit between India and the US decreased by USD 1.6 billion, almost seven per cent, in 2018 as compared to the previous year, according to the latest official figures. Will Trump's move to deny India duty free exports work? Here's a shiny clue. Internet users in India to reach 627 million in 2019: Report. Explained: Impact of Donald Trump's attack on preferential trade with India. India offers world's cheapest mobile data packs, reveals UK research. Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant. 7 of top 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India; Gurgaon on top. China's Xinhua puts world's first female AI news presenter on the job. SpaceX launches Crew Dragon test flight to prove it can fly humans safely.

MiG-21s well past their retirement age: Here's why IAF needs new jets. Nearly 50% of India is currently facing drought: IIT Gandhinagar scientists. Linking PAN with bank mandatory for refunds from March: I-T to taxpayers. Going TikTok: Indians hooked on to Chinese video app ahead of LS polls 2019. Lok Sabha Elections: Twitter plans to liaise with EC, boost hiring in India. Relief to e-wallets: RBI extends KYC compliance norms by six months.

Now, a 1 TB chip: Sandisk unveils microSD card with world's biggest storage. Does Samsung expect you to spend $2,000 on a phone? Here's the real deal. India refuses to join e-commerce talks at WTO, says rules to hurt country. Pulwama attack: UN Secretary General calls on India, Pak to defuse tension. Inside Chinese database: Examination shows real-time data of 2.5 mn users. Time to turn cautious on India Inc, debt levels to triple by next year: S&P. Israeli private spacecraft shoots for Moon. Accept or decline: WhatsApp to give you option before being added to groups. Twitter is testing a 'News Camera' feature, which is lot like Snapchat. Facebook faces US privacy pact that could cost billions. Pulwama attack: India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan.

NASA's new space telescope to explore origins of universe. NASA declares end of Opportunity rover's mission on Mars. Melting Himalayan glaciers: What's at stake and how it will impact us. Richard Branson to travel to space by July aboard Virgin Galactic spaceship. No tax liability if your income is up to Rs 9.5 lakh, but conditions apply. Facebook expands fact-checking programme in India to counter fake news. Abu Dhabi adopts Hindi as third official court language to help speakers. UK to invite India to co-develop sixth-generation fighter aircraft Tempest. LS polls 2019: Facebook to tell users who paid for, published political ads. WhatsApp blocking 2 million accounts every month for sending bulk messages. 69 FIRs filed under IPC section of 420, PNDT act since 'Beti Bachao' campaign. Microsoft survey: Indians are more likely to encounter online fake news.

Crypto exchange may have lost $145 mn after CEO dies in India. Walmart, Amazon shape online sellers lobby to fight new e-commerce rules. Asian internet lobby to fight India's plans to police social media content. SC to hear CBI's plea on Tuesday; here's how the drama unfolded in Kolkata. Interim Budget 2019-20 is a Progressive Budget: FICCI. Judge unavailable, SC cancels January 29 hearing on Ayodhya land dispute. Nearly 61.7 mn affected due to extreme weather events in 2018: UN report. ICSA (India) Market Capital - Business Standard News. Future perfect: Boeing's flying car completes successful first test flight. Give govt time to restore normalcy in J&K as situation 'very sensitive': SC. India, China should respect core concerns, manage differences: Jaishankar. Chandrayaan-2 enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory for journey to Moon's orbit.

'Great setting, great men': Twitterati praises PM Modi in 'Man vs Wild' Rahul Gandhi plans nationwide 'yatra' for reaching out to workers. 40,000 people register for 'Howdy, Modi' community summit in Houston. Delhi airport receives hoax bomb threat, operations affected for 70 minutes. Death toll nears 200 in four flood-hit states, rescue operations intensify. US could deny Green Card to immigrants using public benefits. Fadnavis pays tribute to Sushma, says her patriotism was beyond imagination. Business Standard. 27 deported to India, 111 arrested on Interpol notice since 2106: Govt. Tanneries return to work, reviving Kanpur's Rs 12,000 cr leather industry. Situation in Kashmir peaceful ahead of Eid, markets remain open.

Situation in Kashmir peaceful ahead of Eid, markets remain open. Jammu & Kashmir announces measures to help state employees, public. 169 dead in flood, rain-related incidents in south and west India. HIV rates are down but discrimination continues for Indian sex workers. PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 8 pm; likely to speak on Kashmir. Pakistan not to allow India-Afghanistan trade through Wagah border: Report. Innovative Indian ideas can help leap-frog women's empowerment: UN official. SC refuses urgent hearing to plea challenging order on Article 370.

Article 370 internal affair; Pak trying to paint an alarming picture: India. SAIL chairman attacked by 4 assailants in Delhi; 2 attackers nabbed by cops. Prez declares abrogation of Article 370 provisions on J&K special status.