Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicChinese apps

Topic: chinese apps

How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, say police.

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea against sale of Shein’s products on Amazon

Shein, among 59 other Chinese apps, was banned by government last year in June. However, Amazon has announced a sale of online retail brand's products during its 'prime day' sale.

With his $60 bn fortune, TikTok founder Zhang Yiming is now among world’s richest

Shares of ByteDance trade at a valuation of over $250 bn. But it’s a tough time to be wealthy in China, which seeks to rein in powerful corporations & their billionaire founders.

These 3 Chinese apps are doing better than Indian platforms trying to replace TikTok

Snack Video by Kuaishou Technology, Zili by Xiaomi, and ByteDance's Resso have seen a surge in downloads over the past few months since the govt banned over 200 Chinese apps.

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.

After Huawei & TikTok, Pompeo wants US firms to cut ties with more Chinese companies, apps

Pompeo contends that apps such as TikTok are harvesting US citizens’ data, putting it at risk of being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party.

Get tougher on Chinese firms, Policybazaar & MobiKwik urge Modi govt

The stance of Policybazaar & MobiKwik reflects a shift in sentiment against China after Ladakh and a wave of techno-nationalism as Covid pummels economies.

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.

Now, Japanese ruling party evaluates security risks linked to Chinese apps

Apart from social media applications like TikTok, the govt would also look at restrictions on Chinese-developed banking systems that use artificial intelligence.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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