Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicTik tok

Topic: Tik tok

Full list of 59 Chinese apps banned by Indian govt

WeChat, Shein, Club Factory and Shareit are some of the apps that have been axed by the Government of India.

India bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps, terms them ‘prejudicial’ to national security

The IT Ministry said the move will 'safeguard the interests' of Indian mobile, internet users and is targeted to ensure safety & sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

TikTok parent ByteDance launches global hiring spree with 10,000 new jobs

ByteDance, the world’s largest start-up, is recruiting for 10,000 open positions, of which a third are high-level research or software coding jobs.

I accidentally went viral on TikTok. I learned we failed our youngest generation

Millennials were early adopters of social media platforms and online interactions. Older generations are responsible for the trolls, the influencers and fake news.

No TikTok inside Golden Temple, SGPC warns after dance videos shot at Sikh shrine go viral

SGPC, the apex religious body of Sikhs, has pasted posters inside Golden Temple complex, warning devotees not to shoot TikTok videos.

TikTok to PUBG, Indian users in Chinese grip: free apps come with data privacy concerns

China’s domination of India’s app economy rides on users' aversion to pay for online services. But Chinese apps have been repeatedly criticised for their misuse.

Why TikTok and AirPods defined the year in technology 2019

It was the year of TikTok. But 2019 also saw AirPods taking off and voice-activated speakers continued to boom.

India’s TikTok craze is creating celebrities but also ruining lives

More than 200 million users devour & share videos mimicking Bollywood dancing, movie dialogue and comedy, making India TikTok’s biggest global market.

Punjab candidate who cried about losing family’s vote is now a viral TikTok celebrity

Neetu Shattranwala emerged on social media timelines Thursday, when he told a TV channel that he'd got five votes despite having a family of nine.

Google, Apple blocks TikTok in India after Madras HC order against video app to curb porn

Court ruling restricts future downloads, not existing downloads. It’s a big blow to app’s owner, China’s Bytedance, world’s most highly valued start-up.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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