The CBI has filed a case implicating the UK-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica for harvesting 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users’ data. It has also included Global Science Research, another company in the UK, in the same case. Reports were surfaced that consulting firm then used the data to influence elections in India.
Twitter defended restricting actor Kangana Ranaut for a few hours for violating its rules. Kangana’s now deleted tweet had a threat to the film Tandav team after some right wing termed it as offensive to religious sentiments. In the tweet, she scribed “'time to take their heads off”. Twitter said it will take action on violation of Twitter Rules.
Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade this year. She will be a part of the Indian Air Force's tableau that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane. Posted in Rajasthan, she flies the MiG-21 Bison fighter plane.
Journalist and news anchor at NDTV Nidhi Razdan revealed she was subjected to become a victim of coordinated scam. Last year, she announced her leaving from NDTV to pursue a teaching position at Harvard University. Finding multiple anomalies and delays in appointment, she reached out to University, only to find out that she was scammed.
Taruna Sethi, entrepreneur producing quilts, and her team are readying 1000 quilts to gift the frontline workers as a token of gratitude. India’s Karuna Quilt Movement was launched in Aug 2020, Taruna and her team is committed to delivering the quilts on Aug 15, 2021. She moved from the US to Mumbai to set up an enterprise named Simply Beautiful Always.