TikTok removed from Android, Apple play stores after govt ban on 59 Chinese apps
day after the Indian government ordered a ban on 59 Chinese mobile apps
over security reasons amid the India-China border tension, the popular
video app TikTok has been removed from Android's Play Store and Apple
store. The popular Chinese app has over 120 million active users, mostly
those in the 20s, in India alone. Mukesh Ambani's RIL set to acquire Kishore Biyani-led Future Group
Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is reportedly close to inking a
deal that would give the conglomerate a controlling stake in the retail
businesses of Kishore Biyani's Future Group.
According to the deal,
Biyani will relinquish control over all businesses under the Future
Retail basket (comprising FBB, Big Bazaar, Food Hall and Central),
Future Lifestyle Ltd, and Future Supply Chain Solutions.Coronavirus pandemic 'not even close' to being over : WHO chief Tedros
contacts of people with coronavirus infections is the most important
step in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and countries that are failing
to do so have no excuse, the World Health Organization chief said on
"Although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up," he said.
Reliance Jio adds over 60 lakh subscribers in February; Vodafone Idea loses 34 lakh users
Jio is on the roll as it continues to lead the wireless subscriber
tally in the domestic market. According to the latest data by Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio added 62.57 lakh subscribers
in February 2020.Its rival Bharti Airtel could only gain 9.2 lakh
subscribers during the same period.Gas leak at pharma plant in Andhra Pradesh; 2 dead, four critical
workers died, four hospitalised following leakage of Benzimidazole gas
at Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City (JNPC)
in Parawada area of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Monday night. The
authorities are probing the exact cause behind the gas leakage.Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma hails ban on 59 Chinese apps; faces backlash
founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has lauded the government's decision to
ban 59 Chinese apps. Sharma called it a "bold step" and a step towards
the "Atmanirbhar App ecosystem". However, Sharma received a lot of flak
for his tweet as netizens pointed out about his Chinese investors.
There's a strong chorus on Twitter to ban Paytm as Ant Financial, the
fintech arm of Alibaba Group, is one of their biggest investors. Ant
Financial has pumped millions of dollars in Paytm.China's factory activity rises to 3-month high in June
factory activity expanded at a faster pace in June, beating
expectations, as the economy continues to recover after the government
lifted strict lockdowns and ramped up investment, but weak global demand
is likely to be a drag on growth.
The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) rose to a three-month high of 50.9 in June from 50.6 in May.