Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: Tik tok

Haryana BJP leader and former TikTok star Sonali Phogat dies of heart attack in Goa

Phogat had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly election from Haryana's Adampur assembly constituency against Kuldeep Bishnoi, a former Congress MLA who recently joined BJP.

Taliban ban TikTok in Afghanistan as part of moral policing drive

The Taliban cabinet has also decided to block the popular South Korean PUBG battlegrounds game and bar Afghan television channels from airing 'immoral' content.

Why TikTok should serve as a wake-up call for economists

Economists are judged not for analytics, but rather by how they fit into various moral codes. Like it or not, that is something economists have to come to terms with.

Vulgarity monitors for TikTok is the new thing in Pakistan after four bans

TikTok and Pakistan have a love-hate relationship—the app was banned for the fourth time this year due to pressure from conservative groups to moderate content.

US revoking Trump-era order banning TikTok, WeChat a ‘positive step’, says China

Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng further said that the US should treat Chinese companies in a non-discriminatory manner and refrain from politicising trade issues.

Gen Z is calling millennials uncool in a new war. Boomers can relax now

If we wanted to largely divide the world into Boomers and non-Boomers; we've miserably failed. The monopoly of millennials over culture seems to be ending.

In TikTok sale, Microsoft is no loser and oracle no winner

Despite Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison’s backing for Trump, there’s no guarantee the separation of TikTok from ByteDance will be clean enough to pass White House muster. 

Trump won’t extend deadline for TikTok to arrange US sale

The parties are still racing to present a preliminary deal to the White House before this month’s deadline, though no agreement could be finalized before Beijing’s sign-off.

TikTok CEO gets out of Trump’s firing line, quits just 4 months into the job

The role of Kevin Mayer, who joined as CEO in May after leaving one of the top jobs at The Walt Disney Co, has been in question for weeks following Trump's move to ban the app in US.

TikTok has ‘multiple paths’ to stay functioning despite a Trump ban, says US head

Senior executive Vanessa Pappas says the US is yet present TikTok with any evidence to back up its claims of national security concerns, on which grounds a ban could be imposed.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | ANI file photo

Congress is becoming Nokia, Kodak of Gujarat politics. Outdated KHAM lens will wipe it out

After winning the biggest electoral victory in 1995 Gujarat elections, Congress lost seven consecutive elections in the state. It cannot remind voters about its rule anymore.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.