Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said that the Indian Army won’t let anyone take even an inch of the country’s land, amidst tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. "India wants the standoff to end and peace to be restored in the sector," he said. He also paid tribute to the soldiers who continue to fight for the country
After President Emmanuel Macron criticised Islamists and vowed not to “give up cartoons” depicting the Prophet Mohammed, Arab nations have called to boycott French goods. Macron's comments came in response to the beheading of a teacher Samuel Paty after he had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a class he was leading on free speech.
Facebook has demanded the New York University researchers to halt the use of a plug-in (distributed to thousands of volunteers) that collects data showing who is being micro-targeted by ads. The researchers are trying to understand how Facebook distributes ads based on specific demographics that go far beyond race, age, gender, and political preference.
Six political parties in Jammu and Kashmir - NC, PDP, Peoples Conference (PC), CPI-M, Peoples Movement (PM), and Awami National Conference (ANC) - have formed an alliance "People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration" to demand the restoration of the state's special status. President Farooq Abdullah said that PAGD is not anti-national but only anti-BJP.
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GST collections are expected to exceed one lakh crore in this month for the first time after the COVID induced economic disruptions in 8 month. As lockdown lifted, the economic activities rebounded and the festive season gave a fillip to household consumption, experts said. The e-invoicing and use of AI to check revenue also help to improve collections.