Saturday, 1 October, 2022
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Topic: WhatsApp

Users will now have upto two days to delete a message on Whatsapp

This feature could give WhatsApp a slight advantage over Apple's iMessage instant messaging service, which doesn't have this feature & won't until its new models are released.

BBM — instant messaging app that ruled business & wooed young users before it became not so cool

BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, represented a transitional period in the world of instant communication and left a significant mark on popular urban culture of the mid-2000s to 2010.

Interoperability affects platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram. EU can learn from India

Evaluating the costs and benefits of interoperability requires a clear context. Modi govt's UPI push shows what consumer-friendly tech can look like.

Arrested for texting I’m a ‘straight shooter’. 3 yrs later, HC says don’t take it literally

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a criminal case against a technocrat, clarifying that 'slang language' terms are not 'threatening'.

Yogi’s ‘Jaa raha hun main’ to ‘Modi ne vaccine banaya’ — how WhatsApp forwards target UP voters

Unofficial WhatsApp messages with enormous reach across UP don’t focus on facts, only seek to accuse the other. But they can impact ‘swing’ voters yet to make up their minds. 

WhatApp may be convenient for banking but there are mounting regulatory concerns

Bankers’ use of WhatsApp and similar tools has grown alongside the rest of society, but bankers have serious regulatory responsibilities to track information.

A WhatsApp post can get you death in Pakistan. It’s blasphemy of course

The accused, a resident of Islamabad, said she was pulled into a religious controversy by his male friend after she refused to be friendly towards him.

Delhi HC grants more time to Facebook, WhatsApp to respond to CCI in privacy policy matter

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh noted that the Data Protection Bill is yet to be finalised and, therefore, adjourned the proceedings to 30 March.

Now you can use WhatsApp to book an Uber ride

The partnership allows access to Uber’s services by sending a message to a WhatsApp chatbot, serving Lucknow to start and expanding to more locations in the near future.

Some delay in adopting IT rules OK, ‘averse’ to suing social media firms: Minister Chandrasekhar

MoS for Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar was addressing an event where the ministry launched an explainer on the controversial IT rules.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
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

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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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