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More than Netflix it’s Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat that are uniting a quarantined world

Social media is a place for wholesale interaction, whether it be through memes, amateur TikTok dances, silly Snapchat snaps or Instagram boomerangs.

Life beyond Netflix — this is how urban India is keeping itself entertained at home

Shut in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many Indians are finding creative ways to battle boredom and loneliness.
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Netflix reduces video quality in India as well to handle internet traffic surge

Netflix operates the world’s most popular paid-TV network, and is the second-biggest driver of internet traffic in the world after YouTube.
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Netflix market cap surpasses Disney amid ‘stay at home’ orders

Netflix has seen a spike in downloads for its app in regions that have been hit hard by Covid-19 outbreak, a trend that could point to higher international demand.
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Hotstar, Netflix urged to stop ads, HD content as coronavirus lockdown overloads internet

Telecom industry tells 11 streaming platforms it is experiencing pressure and wants them to use data as minimally and efficiently as possible.
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For streaming apps like Netflix, coronavirus is the test they weren’t ready for

As much as these services brag about thousands of hours of movies and shows, truth is people may grow bored with them relatively quickly when forced to spend so much time with one.
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Is there enough on Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon to see us through coronavirus isolation?

With PM Modi’s ‘Janata Curfew’ nudge, malls and theatres closing, online streaming platforms have become entertainment of choice in times of social distancing.

Last weekend, time spent watching Netflix, Amazon spiked 20% around the world

Amount of time people spent streaming spiked by more than 20% worldwide, including more than 40% in Austria and Spain, thanks to coronavirus restrictions.

Netflix differs with Hotstar & SonyLIV as self-regulation body divides streaming industry  

Video-streaming platforms such as Netflix have refused to be part of a new self-regulatory body as fears grow that stalemate may prompt govt to step in and fill the void. 
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A modern mom & more — what to watch this weekend as coronavirus shuts down Delhi film halls

With some of the latest offerings on TV and over-the-top streaming platforms, this list has your entertainment needs covered.

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No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
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Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.


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India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.