FSSAI Takes Action Against Fake Videos And News On Food Safety In India


Highlights

  • FSSAI has expressed concerns about spread of ‘false news’ on food safety
  • Fake videos erode public confidence in food control system, says CEO
  • Concerns flagged to IT Ministry for nabbing people spreading false news

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has expressed concerns about ‘fake videos’ and ‘irresponsible reporting’ on the levels of food safety in India. The government body has brought to light ‘instances of circulation of false and malicious videos on various social media platforms regarding the safety and quality of food available in the country’. In a release shared by FSSAI with NDTV Food, the agency said that a few of the instances of such ‘false news’ were stories and videos of plastic rice and plastic eggs, which went viral on various social media platforms in the past few months. More recently, a video alleging large scale adulteration of milk with melamine being sold in India had gone viral. The video reportedly alleged that the FSSAI has given permission for the use of melamine in milk, which FSSAI strongly contested calling the facts ‘totally baseless and incorrect’.

Talking about the issue of all the claimed bad press that Indian food hygiene and safety standards have received, FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said, “Such news creates fear amongst public at large and erodes their confidence in the food control system in the country.” The agency said that it has written to the Ministry of Electronics and IT expressing concerns about the spread of such news. The FSSAI wants the IT Ministry to establish a system to track such news and penalize those who are spreading it. Furthermore, the FSSAI also told NDTV Food that a meeting was organized with representatives of social media platforms including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to discuss possible solutions to these problems.

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False news about food safety creates fear amongst public at large, says FSSAI CEO

The FSSAI has revealed that there were some concerns about ‘misinterpretation of recent interim report on the National Milk Quality Survey 2018’, wherein 6400 samples of raw and processed milk were tested for quality parameters. The milk samples were tested for a total of 12 contaminants and four adulterants and FSSAI claims that according to the survey the problem of milk contamination is miniscule and that ‘a little less than 10% of the milk samples had contaminants that came from primary production causing some concerns about safety of milk.’

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The FSSAI rued that a number of media reports interpreted the findings of the survey wrongly and projected a perception that the milk in India was unsafe for consumption. Commenting on such reports, Agarwal said, “Such false propaganda is neither good for citizens nor for food businesses. This also erodes global trust in our food system and food businesses, and potentially has far reaching public health, social and trade implications.”



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Akhilesh Yadav Attacks BJP and says Nation Wants news PM


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समाजवादी पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष अखिलेश यादव ने सोमवार को सपा-बसपा गठबंधन से भाजपा निराश और कुंठाग्रस्त है. चुनाव करीब आते-आते भाजपा के लोगों की भाषा में अभी और गिरावट दिखेगी. अखिलेश ने बसपा मुखिया मायावती पर अभद्र टिप्पणी करने वाली भाजपा की महिला विधायक साधना सिंह की भाषा पर यह बयान दिया. उन्होंने एक बार फिर दोहराया कि देश की जनता अगले चुनाव के बाद नया प्रधानमंत्री चाहती है. उन्होंने कहा कि देश नए प्रधानमंत्री का इंतजार कर रहा है. क्या भाजपा के पास प्रधानमंत्री पद के लिए कोई नया चेहरा है? अखिलेश ने सपा प्रदेश कार्यालय में पार्टी की छात्र इकाई के पदाधिकारियों से भेंट करने के बाद पत्रकार वार्ता में भाजपा सरकार पर झूठ बोलने का आरोप लगाते हुए कहा कि सुनने में आया है कि भारत का डंका दुनिया में बज रहा है. चलो..कम से कम ठोको नीति से डंके पर तो आ गए.

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उन्होंने कहा कि इतना बड़ा झूठ बोलने में भी भाजपा को शर्म नहीं आ रही है. हकीकत यह भी है कि भुखमरी और बेरोजगारी सबसे ज्यादा भारत में है. यही नहीं हेल्थ इंडीकेटर्स पर जाएं और बीमारियों पर चर्चा करें तो कई स्टडी बताती हैं कि दुनिया में सबसे ज्यादा बीमारी भारत में फैल रही हैं. अखिलेश ने कहा कि दुनिया में कहीं भी भीड़ आदमी को मार रही हो. इसका भी तो डंका बज रहा होगा. उन्होंने कहा कि लोकतंत्र में ही नहीं दुनिया में सबसे ज्यादा झूठ भाजपा ने बोला है. उनकी राजनीतिक भाषा, व्यवहार जनता ने देख लिया है. अब तो चुनाव के दिन कम बचे हैं अब उन्हें जनता बताएगी.

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भाजपा विधायक द्वारा बसपा मुखिया मायावती पर की गई अभद्र टिप्पणी पर अखिलेश ने कहा कि कोई राजनीतिक दल यह ट्रेनिंग नहीं देता होगा कि क्या भाषा होगी. भाजपा के लोग जो भारतीय संस्कृति की दुहाई देते हैं, सोचिए उनकी भाषा क्या है. उनकी विधायक ने बसपा मुखिया मायावती के लिए जिस स्तर की घटिया भाषा का इस्तेमाल किया, वह गलत है. क्या राजनीति में ऐसी भाषा का इस्तेमाल नहीं होना चाहिए. अखिलेश ने कहा कि भाजपा विधायक की भाषा से तो लग रहा है कि यह लोग फ्रस्टेट (कुंठाग्रस्त) और हताश हैं. कहा कि भाजपा वाले अपने काम ना बताकर दूसरी तरफ चुनाव ले जाना चाहते हैं. उन्होंने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की ओर इशारा करते हुए कहा कि बड़ी कुर्सी वाले की भी भाषा बदल गई है. अभी तो चुनाव करीब आ रहा है. अभी इनकी भाषा का स्तर और गिरेगा.

अखिलेश यादव पर अमर सिंह का हमला, ‘थ्री-C’ की थ्योरी पर हुआ SP-BSP गठबंधन, जानें क्या हैं इसके मायने…

एक सवाल पर उन्होंने कहा, “भाजपा ने 40 से ज्यादा पार्टियों के साथ गठबंधन किया है. कोलकाता में तो अभी 20-22 दल के नेता ही साथ नजर आए हैं. हमारे पास तो प्रधानमंत्री के कई दावेदार हैं, लेकिन भाजपा के पास कोई नया नाम नहीं है. जीत का दावा कर रही भाजपा के पास अगर इस पद के लिए कोई दूसरा चेहरा हो तो बताए. गठबंधन तो अपना प्रधानमंत्री आसीन करने की तैयारी में लगा है.” उन्होंने कहा कि एक बात तो तय है कि देश नया प्रधानमंत्री का बेसब्री से इंतजार कर रहा है. नया प्रधानमंत्री ही सारी समस्याएं दूर कर देगा. 

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उन्होंने कहा कि सपा-बसपा नेतृत्व ने गठबंधन के बाद सीट बंटवारे के मामले में उत्तर प्रदेश की कई सीटों पर निर्णय ले लिया है. इसका एलान भी जल्द होगा. सपा सरंक्षक मुलायम सिंह के चुनाव लड़ने के सवाल पर अखिलेश ने कहा कि नेता जी (मुलायम सिंह) जहां से चाहें वहां से चुनाव लड़ेंगे. 

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8 dead after boat capsized near Karwar in Karnataka: news agency ANI


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कर्नाटक के करवाड़ में नाव पलटने (Boat Capsized) से  8 लोगों की मौत हो गई. बताया जा रहा है कि नाव पर कुल 26 लोग सवार थे. घटना के बाद इंडियन नेवी और कोस्टगार्ड के संयुक्त ऑपरेशन में अबतक 8 शव बरामद किए गए हैं. बाकी लोगों की तलाश जारी है. बता दें कि शुरुआत में 6 लोगों के मारे जाने की खबर थी, लेकिन यह आंकड़ा धीरे-धीरे बढ़ रहा है.

 





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Facebook Unveils Community Actions, a News Feed Petition Feature


Facebook is at it again. The social network wants you to take action about the causes you care about, right from your News Feed.

Facebook is launching Community Actions today, a News Feed petition feature which allows users or social workers to request change from their relevant local or government bodies. According to TechCrunch, the Community Action feature starts to roll out in the US.

The Community Actions will have its own discussion feed where people can leave comments, create fundraisers, and organise Facebook Events or Call Your Rep campaigns.

The entire idea behind adding the petition feature is to make the process of supporting a cause, seamless. The one-click Support button will reduce the friction of signing up. Facebook’s large user base also makes it sensible for organisations, groups, and individuals to seek support on a wider scale.

In the meanwhile, Facebook on Sunday said it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an initial grant of $7.5 million (roughly Rs. 53 crores).

In collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, the institute will help advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI.

“The institute will conduct independent, evidence-based research to provide insight and guidance for society, industry, legislators and decision-makers across the private and public sectors,” said Joaquin Quinonero Candela, Director, Applied Machine Learning, at Facebook.

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Redmi Note 7 Pro Price, Samsung Galaxy M-Series Launch Date, WhatsApp Android Update, and More News This Week


Redmi Note 7 Pro price leak, WhatsApp for Android update, and the reveal of Galaxy M-series India launch date were some of the biggest tech news items that dominated this week. Starting with Xiaomi and its sub-brand Redmi, the Chinese manufacturer is getting ready to introduce the international variant of its Redmi Note 7 smartphone in the form the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Although the company is yet to officially announce the same, the company’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro are pretty good indicators of the fact that Redmi Note 7 Pro is coming to India and several other global markets where Xiaomi currently operates.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro was briefly mentioned at the Redmi Note 7 launch event last week, but the company failed to share many details apart from revealing that phone will come with Sony IMX586 primary sensor instead of Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor present in the Redmi Note 7.

Earlier this week, the alleged pricing of the Redmi Note 7 Pro phone made its way to Chinese social network Weibo. A Weibo tipster suggested that the smartphone will retail at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,800). It is unclear whether it is the starting price of the phone or of a specific storage variant. The tipster also noted that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC.

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Despite the slowing down smartphone market, Redmi by Xiaomi is quite bullish about the Redmi Note 7. A company executive on Tuesday stated that Redmi is hopeful of selling one million units of the Redmi Note 7 in January alone. Since the company’s first Redmi Note 7 flash sale lasted just over eight minutes, it looks very likely that the company will achieve the milestone.

In more Xiaomi/ Redmi news, the MIUI team recently shared that Android 9 Pie update for Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi S2 will go into internal testing in the first quarter of this year. The Mi 6X Android Pie update will also enter testing during the same time. However, it is unclear whether the team was just talking about the Chinese phones or their global variants as well.

On the India front, Xiaomi’s new Mi TV models – Mi TV 4X Pro 55 and Mi TV 4A Pro 43went on sale for the first time this week. These smart TVs are being offered via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores in the country. While the Mi TV 4X Pro 55-inch model price in India is Rs. 39,999, the Mi TV 4A Pro 43-inch is retailing at Rs. 22,999. Additionally, the company also held the first sale for Mi Soundbar, the company’s first home audio product in the country. The Mi Soundbar carries a price-tag of Rs. 4,999.

Talking about sales, both Amazon and Flipkart have kicked off their first big sales of the year — check out the top deals on offer right now during the Amazon Great Indian sale and Flipkart Republic Day sale.

As we mentioned earlier, Samsung finally announced this week that it plans to unveil the new Galaxy M-series of phones on January 28 in the country. The phones will go on sale beginning February 5 via Samsung’s own online store and Amazon India. The South Korean company and its retail partner Amazon have been very aggressive with the marketing of these upcoming phones. The companies have been actively teasing the Galaxy M-series phones on Twitter and other social media platforms.

As per online reports, Samsung is planning to introduce three phones in the Galaxy M-series – Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and Galaxy M30 – however, only the first two are likely to be released initially, with the Galaxy M30 following later. A recent report from IANS also claimed to divulge the prices of Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. According to the news agency, Samsung will sell the Galaxy M10 starting Rs. 7,990, whereas the Galaxy M20 will be offered beginning Rs. 10,990. The company is yet to officially confirm these prices.

The massively popular messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week released an update for its Android version in the Google Play store. The update adds a group call shortcut to make it easier for the consumers to place a group video or voice call. The same shortcut is already available in the iPhone version of the app. Additionally, the company included a fix for GIF bug in the latest update for the Android app. The update carries the version number 2.19.2.

WhatsApp is also said to be working on integrating support for stickers offered by the keyboard apps like GBoard. The Google-owned keyboard is reportedly first in line to support direct sharing of stickers in WhatsApp, with other keyboard apps following later. At this point, it is believed that Google is testing the integration on its end, whereas WhatsApp has already included the integration. As soon a Google is done testing, the feature will be rolled out to the Android users. There is no word if the same will be released for the iPhone users.

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A report from App Annie revealed this week that WhatsApp crossed Facebook to become most popular Facebook-owned application. The WhatsApp Messenger surpassed Facebook in September and has maintained the lead since. App Annie’s The State of Mobile 2019 report also notes that WhatsApp was the most used social app in 2018 by average monthly sessions per user. The app claimed the top spot in markets like India, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and UK, whereas Snapchat dominated the US and France markets.

With the Mobile World Congress quickly approaching, the smartphone makers were largely silent this week. Although there were a few India-specific launches, Vivo was the only company to introduce a brand-new device – Vivo Z3i Standard Edition. It is a variant of the company’s previously launched Vivo Z3i. The phone is currently only available in China and carries a price-tag of CNY 1,998 (roughly Rs. 20,900).

The dual-SIM Vivo Z3i Standard Edition features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Among other specifications, Vivo has included a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Coming to India, Honor launched its Honor 10 Lite smartphone in the country this week. The phone is now available via Flipkart and HiHonor store starting Rs. 13,999. The Honor 10 Lite runs EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and features a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with a dewdrop notch. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and up to 6GB of RAM.

Additionally, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a dual camera setup on the back with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 24-megapixel camera on the front as well. The phone is now on sale in India.

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Huawei, the parent company of Honor, was also hogging the headlines this week with the release of its Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone. The phone was launched last week but went on sale on in the country on December 17. It is a mid-range smartphone and has been priced at Rs. 15,990. The price-tag includes a bundled Boat ROCKERZ 255 SPORTS Bluetooth headset.

In terms of the specifications, the Huawei Y9 (2019) sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) FullView display. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM. The smartphone has 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can further be expanded using a microSD card (up to 256GB). For the imaging need, Huawei has packed a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Vivo’s new Z3i Standard Edition may not be gracing the Indian stores just yet, but the Chinese smartphone maker unveiled the Vivo Y91 phone in the country this week. The phone is already on sale via Vivo’s own e-store, Amazon India, and PayTM Mall. The company plans to release it via offline retail partners as well.

The Vivo Y91 features a 6.22-inch FullView display with HD+ resolution (720×1520) with a dewdrop notch. It is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and include 2GB of RAM as well as 32GB of inbuilt storage. There is a microSD card slot as well in the phone for further storage expansion. For the photography enthusiast, the Vivo Y91 comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Transsion Holdings’ mobile brand Itel too joined the launch action the past Monday with the introduction of its Itel A44 Air phone. It is based on Android Go platform and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Other features of the phone include a 5.45-inch FWVGA (480×960 pixels) display Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum) SC9832E processor, and 1GB of RAM.

The phone also packs a dual rear camera set-up with a 5-megapixel primary sensor and a 0.08-megapixel secondary sensor. According to Itel, the A44 Air has been priced at Rs. 4,999 and can now be purchased from major retail stores across the country.

Among the non-smartphone launches, Amazon introduced its Echo Input device in the country with a price-tag of Rs. 2,999. The device essentially can bring Alexa support to any of existing speakers, either through an audio cable or via a Bluetooth connection. The device’s pricing hasn’t gotten much love from the netizens as it is almost double of what the company charges from US consumers.

To make the device more enticing to the Indian consumers, Amazon has partnered with speaker brand to bundle Echo Dot with their speakers at a discounted price. The JBL Go 2 speaker bundle gets you a flat Rs. 1,499 discount, whereas you can get the Echo Input for free if you buy the newly launched Ultimate Ears Boom 3 or the Bose SoundLink Revolve.

Xiaomi-Backed Huami also released its Amazfit Verge Smartwatch in the country. It carries a price-tag of Rs. 11,999 and is now on sale via Amazon.in. The smartwatch sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display and packs a heart rate monitor and GPS. It is said to have a 5-day battery life. The Huawei Amazfit can show notifications for incoming calls, messages, and other applications. It is also comes with 11 sports modes and can track distance, time, pace, calories, speed, elevation and more.

While the likes of Vivo and Huawei introduced new phones this week in the country, HMD Global reduced the prices of two of the Nokia phones – Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 3.1 Plus, which used to earlier retail at Rs. 11,499, can now be purchased at just Rs. 9,999. The new pricing is already in effect on Flipkart and Amazon. On the other hand, Nokia 5 Plus has received a price-cut of just Rs. 400. The phone was launched at Rs. 10,999 but can now be bought at Rs. 10,599. It is also no longer online-exclusive and can be grabbed from brick-and-mortar retailers as well.

 

This week was also exciting for smartphone camera enthusiasts as Oppo teased its 10x hybrid optical zoom camera for smartphones. The new camera module expands on the company’s previously showcased 5x hybrid optical zoom technology and now packs a triple camera setup. The new setup includes an ultrawide-angle camera, a primary camera, and a third camera with periscope style setup for the telephoto action. The Chinese smartphone maker has promised to reveal more details at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

The company also talked about a new in-display fingerprint sensor that has a 15-times bigger active area than the competing sensor. Oppo wasn’t the only one talking about new in-display fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi also teased a new sensor, which has an expanded sensor active area. The company, however, didn’t reveal when we can actually see it in a smartphone.

Several important entertainment-related developments also made headlines this week, leading with the Game of Thrones season eight premier date. Late last-Sunday HBO released the first teaser for the final season of the Game of Thrones (GoT) and announced that the season will premiere on April 15. The Indian fans of the series will be able to watch it on Hotstar or Star World. There are only six episodes in the last season, but they are most likely going to be feature-length.

GoT has become a pop culture juggernaut over the last several years with audience size increasing with every passing season. HBO is already working on several spin-offs of the TV series, which is based on A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy book series by George R. R. Martin.

Spider-Man may have turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War but that didn’t stop the Web Slinger from appearing in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. This Sony-produced sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit the cinema halls on July 5, over a month after Avengers: Endgame graces the screen on April 26. The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer may have “spoiled” the fate of Spider-Man, but the same remains unclear for other Avengers, who were turned to dust at the end of Infinity War.

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In a surprise move, Netflix, Hotstar, Jio, and six other streaming services came together earlier this week to sign a voluntary self-regulation code. This code will define what kind of content is not allowed on these streaming platforms, including anything that disrespects the national flag or emblem, has children engaged in real or simulated sex, offends religious sentiments, and promotes or encourages terrorism. Amazon Prime Video as well as smaller players like Hungama and Viu were missing from the signatories of this code of conduct.

Moving to gaming, PUBG continued to make news, whether it was for an update to the mobile version of the game or a student body’s call to ban it or for the release of a clone from Xiaomi. First, the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update was released this week and brings the “classic” voice option, Royale Pass Season 5, and more. The Jammu & Kashmir Students Association on Thursday asked the state’s governor Satya Pal Naik to ban the game Immediately. The student body blamed the game for poor results and dubbed it as a “future spoiler.” Lastly, Xiaomi released its PUBG-like Survival Game in Mi Apps store on January 17.

 

Fortnite on Tuesday introduced a new update with version number 7.20, which is available on all platforms. The update adds a new One Shot Limited Time Mode, an arctic island to the game’s Creative Mode, as well as a new weapon in the scoped revolver. There are some platform-specific fixes on-board as well.

Among other key developments from the week, PayTM partnered with Zomato to offer online food ordering on its platform, taking on the likes of Swiggy and Foodpanda. Elsewhere, Myntra and Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan stepped down to pursue external opportunities.

Spotify seems to finally have an India launch date. It is still unofficial, but the company’s terms and conditions indicate that we could see Spotify in the country on January 31. The music streaming giant recently partnered with T-Series for its massive content library.

On a concerning note, a massive data breach was discovered this week. According to researcher Troy Hunt, the Collection #1 data dump includes 773 Million Email IDs and 21 Million Passwords.

Also, Google bought some tech from Fossil and Samsung’s upcoming 5G phone maybe called Samsung Galaxy S10 X. The Galaxy S10 X, along with Galaxy F, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10E, and Galaxy S10+, is expected to unveiled on February 20. 

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Redmi Note 7 Pro Price, Samsung Galaxy M-Series Launch Date, WhatsApp Android Update, and More News This Week


Redmi Note 7 Pro price leak, WhatsApp for Android update, and the reveal of Galaxy M-series India launch date were some of the biggest tech news items that dominated this week. Starting with Xiaomi and its sub-brand Redmi, the Chinese manufacturer is getting ready to introduce the international variant of its Redmi Note 7 smartphone in the form the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Although the company is yet to officially announce the same, the company’s Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro are pretty good indicators of the fact that Redmi Note 7 Pro is coming to India and several other global markets where Xiaomi currently operates.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro was briefly mentioned at the Redmi Note 7 launch event last week, but the company failed to share many details apart from revealing that phone will come with Sony IMX586 primary sensor instead of Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor present in the Redmi Note 7.

Earlier this week, the alleged pricing of the Redmi Note 7 Pro phone made its way to Chinese social network Weibo. A Weibo tipster suggested that the smartphone will retail at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,800). It is unclear whether it is the starting price of the phone or of a specific storage variant. The tipster also noted that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC.

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Despite the slowing down smartphone market, Redmi by Xiaomi is quite bullish about the Redmi Note 7. A company executive on Tuesday stated that Redmi is hopeful of selling one million units of the Redmi Note 7 in January alone. Since the company’s first Redmi Note 7 flash sale lasted just over eight minutes, it looks very likely that the company will achieve the milestone.

In more Xiaomi/ Redmi news, the MIUI team recently shared that Android 9 Pie update for Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi S2 will go into internal testing in the first quarter of this year. The Mi 6X Android Pie update will also enter testing during the same time. However, it is unclear whether the team was just talking about the Chinese phones or their global variants as well.

On the India front, Xiaomi’s new Mi TV models – Mi TV 4X Pro 55 and Mi TV 4A Pro 43went on sale for the first time this week. These smart TVs are being offered via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores in the country. While the Mi TV 4X Pro 55-inch model price in India is Rs. 39,999, the Mi TV 4A Pro 43-inch is retailing at Rs. 22,999. Additionally, the company also held the first sale for Mi Soundbar, the company’s first home audio product in the country. The Mi Soundbar carries a price-tag of Rs. 4,999.

Talking about sales, both Amazon and Flipkart have kicked off their first big sales of the year — check out the top deals on offer right now during the Amazon Great Indian sale and Flipkart Republic Day sale.

As we mentioned earlier, Samsung finally announced this week that it plans to unveil the new Galaxy M-series of phones on January 28 in the country. The phones will go on sale beginning February 5 via Samsung’s own online store and Amazon India. The South Korean company and its retail partner Amazon have been very aggressive with the marketing of these upcoming phones. The companies have been actively teasing the Galaxy M-series phones on Twitter and other social media platforms.

As per online reports, Samsung is planning to introduce three phones in the Galaxy M-series – Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and Galaxy M30 – however, only the first two are likely to be released initially, with the Galaxy M30 following later. A recent report from IANS also claimed to divulge the prices of Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M10. According to the news agency, Samsung will sell the Galaxy M10 starting Rs. 7,990, whereas the Galaxy M20 will be offered beginning Rs. 10,990. The company is yet to officially confirm these prices.

The massively popular messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week released an update for its Android version in the Google Play store. The update adds a group call shortcut to make it easier for the consumers to place a group video or voice call. The same shortcut is already available in the iPhone version of the app. Additionally, the company included a fix for GIF bug in the latest update for the Android app. The update carries the version number 2.19.2.

WhatsApp is also said to be working on integrating support for stickers offered by the keyboard apps like GBoard. The Google-owned keyboard is reportedly first in line to support direct sharing of stickers in WhatsApp, with other keyboard apps following later. At this point, it is believed that Google is testing the integration on its end, whereas WhatsApp has already included the integration. As soon a Google is done testing, the feature will be rolled out to the Android users. There is no word if the same will be released for the iPhone users.

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A report from App Annie revealed this week that WhatsApp crossed Facebook to become most popular Facebook-owned application. The WhatsApp Messenger surpassed Facebook in September and has maintained the lead since. App Annie’s The State of Mobile 2019 report also notes that WhatsApp was the most used social app in 2018 by average monthly sessions per user. The app claimed the top spot in markets like India, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and UK, whereas Snapchat dominated the US and France markets.

With the Mobile World Congress quickly approaching, the smartphone makers were largely silent this week. Although there were a few India-specific launches, Vivo was the only company to introduce a brand-new device – Vivo Z3i Standard Edition. It is a variant of the company’s previously launched Vivo Z3i. The phone is currently only available in China and carries a price-tag of CNY 1,998 (roughly Rs. 20,900).

The dual-SIM Vivo Z3i Standard Edition features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Among other specifications, Vivo has included a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Coming to India, Honor launched its Honor 10 Lite smartphone in the country this week. The phone is now available via Flipkart and HiHonor store starting Rs. 13,999. The Honor 10 Lite runs EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and features a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with a dewdrop notch. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and up to 6GB of RAM.

Additionally, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a dual camera setup on the back with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 24-megapixel camera on the front as well. The phone is now on sale in India.

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Huawei, the parent company of Honor, was also hogging the headlines this week with the release of its Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone. The phone was launched last week but went on sale on in the country on December 17. It is a mid-range smartphone and has been priced at Rs. 15,990. The price-tag includes a bundled Boat ROCKERZ 255 SPORTS Bluetooth headset.

In terms of the specifications, the Huawei Y9 (2019) sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) FullView display. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM. The smartphone has 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can further be expanded using a microSD card (up to 256GB). For the imaging need, Huawei has packed a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Vivo’s new Z3i Standard Edition may not be gracing the Indian stores just yet, but the Chinese smartphone maker unveiled the Vivo Y91 phone in the country this week. The phone is already on sale via Vivo’s own e-store, Amazon India, and PayTM Mall. The company plans to release it via offline retail partners as well.

The Vivo Y91 features a 6.22-inch FullView display with HD+ resolution (720×1520) with a dewdrop notch. It is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and include 2GB of RAM as well as 32GB of inbuilt storage. There is a microSD card slot as well in the phone for further storage expansion. For the photography enthusiast, the Vivo Y91 comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Transsion Holdings’ mobile brand Itel too joined the launch action the past Monday with the introduction of its Itel A44 Air phone. It is based on Android Go platform and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Other features of the phone include a 5.45-inch FWVGA (480×960 pixels) display Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum) SC9832E processor, and 1GB of RAM.

The phone also packs a dual rear camera set-up with a 5-megapixel primary sensor and a 0.08-megapixel secondary sensor. According to Itel, the A44 Air has been priced at Rs. 4,999 and can now be purchased from major retail stores across the country.

Among the non-smartphone launches, Amazon introduced its Echo Input device in the country with a price-tag of Rs. 2,999. The device essentially can bring Alexa support to any of existing speakers, either through an audio cable or via a Bluetooth connection. The device’s pricing hasn’t gotten much love from the netizens as it is almost double of what the company charges from US consumers.

To make the device more enticing to the Indian consumers, Amazon has partnered with speaker brand to bundle Echo Dot with their speakers at a discounted price. The JBL Go 2 speaker bundle gets you a flat Rs. 1,499 discount, whereas you can get the Echo Input for free if you buy the newly launched Ultimate Ears Boom 3 or the Bose SoundLink Revolve.

Xiaomi-Backed Huami also released its Amazfit Verge Smartwatch in the country. It carries a price-tag of Rs. 11,999 and is now on sale via Amazon.in. The smartwatch sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display and packs a heart rate monitor and GPS. It is said to have a 5-day battery life. The Huawei Amazfit can show notifications for incoming calls, messages, and other applications. It is also comes with 11 sports modes and can track distance, time, pace, calories, speed, elevation and more.

While the likes of Vivo and Huawei introduced new phones this week in the country, HMD Global reduced the prices of two of the Nokia phones – Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 3.1 Plus, which used to earlier retail at Rs. 11,499, can now be purchased at just Rs. 9,999. The new pricing is already in effect on Flipkart and Amazon. On the other hand, Nokia 5 Plus has received a price-cut of just Rs. 400. The phone was launched at Rs. 10,999 but can now be bought at Rs. 10,599. It is also no longer online-exclusive and can be grabbed from brick-and-mortar retailers as well.

 

This week was also exciting for smartphone camera enthusiasts as Oppo teased its 10x hybrid optical zoom camera for smartphones. The new camera module expands on the company’s previously showcased 5x hybrid optical zoom technology and now packs a triple camera setup. The new setup includes an ultrawide-angle camera, a primary camera, and a third camera with periscope style setup for the telephoto action. The Chinese smartphone maker has promised to reveal more details at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

The company also talked about a new in-display fingerprint sensor that has a 15-times bigger active area than the competing sensor. Oppo wasn’t the only one talking about new in-display fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi also teased a new sensor, which has an expanded sensor active area. The company, however, didn’t reveal when we can actually see it in a smartphone.

Several important entertainment-related developments also made headlines this week, leading with the Game of Thrones season eight premier date. Late last-Sunday HBO released the first teaser for the final season of the Game of Thrones (GoT) and announced that the season will premiere on April 15. The Indian fans of the series will be able to watch it on Hotstar or Star World. There are only six episodes in the last season, but they are most likely going to be feature-length.

GoT has become a pop culture juggernaut over the last several years with audience size increasing with every passing season. HBO is already working on several spin-offs of the TV series, which is based on A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy book series by George R. R. Martin.

Spider-Man may have turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War but that didn’t stop the Web Slinger from appearing in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. This Sony-produced sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit the cinema halls on July 5, over a month after Avengers: Endgame graces the screen on April 26. The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer may have “spoiled” the fate of Spider-Man, but the same remains unclear for other Avengers, who were turned to dust at the end of Infinity War.

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In a surprise move, Netflix, Hotstar, Jio, and six other streaming services came together earlier this week to sign a voluntary self-regulation code. This code will define what kind of content is not allowed on these streaming platforms, including anything that disrespects the national flag or emblem, has children engaged in real or simulated sex, offends religious sentiments, and promotes or encourages terrorism. Amazon Prime Video as well as smaller players like Hungama and Viu were missing from the signatories of this code of conduct.

Moving to gaming, PUBG continued to make news, whether it was for an update to the mobile version of the game or a student body’s call to ban it or for the release of a clone from Xiaomi. First, the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update was released this week and brings the “classic” voice option, Royale Pass Season 5, and more. The Jammu & Kashmir Students Association on Thursday asked the state’s governor Satya Pal Naik to ban the game Immediately. The student body blamed the game for poor results and dubbed it as a “future spoiler.” Lastly, Xiaomi released its PUBG-like Survival Game in Mi Apps store on January 17.

 

Fortnite on Tuesday introduced a new update with version number 7.20, which is available on all platforms. The update adds a new One Shot Limited Time Mode, an arctic island to the game’s Creative Mode, as well as a new weapon in the scoped revolver. There are some platform-specific fixes on-board as well.

Among other key developments from the week, PayTM partnered with Zomato to offer online food ordering on its platform, taking on the likes of Swiggy and Foodpanda. Elsewhere, Myntra and Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan stepped down to pursue external opportunities.

Spotify seems to finally have an India launch date. It is still unofficial, but the company’s terms and conditions indicate that we could see Spotify in the country on January 31. The music streaming giant recently partnered with T-Series for its massive content library.

On a concerning note, a massive data breach was discovered this week. According to researcher Troy Hunt, the Collection #1 data dump includes 773 Million Email IDs and 21 Million Passwords.

Also, Google bought some tech from Fossil and Samsung’s upcoming 5G phone maybe called Samsung Galaxy S10 X. The Galaxy S10 X, along with Galaxy F, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10E, and Galaxy S10+, is expected to unveiled on February 20. 

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Top 5 news: Madhya Pradesh DM Chat Viral Yogi Government Approves Reservation quota – टॉप 5 न्यूजः डीएम ने अफसर से कहा


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गुजरात और झारखंड के बाद अब उत्तर प्रदेश में योगी आदित्यनाथ सरकार ने भी गरीब अगड़ों को दस प्रतिशत आरक्षण देने पर मुहर लगा दी है. यूपी कैबिनेट की शुक्रवार को हुई बैठक में इस पर फैसला हुआ है.मध्य प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव के दौरान कलेक्टर अनुभा श्रीवास्तव का एक कथित चैट इन दिनों खासा वायरल हो रहा है. इस चैट में अनुभा अपनी जूनियर अधिकारी पूजा तिवारी से बीजेपी को जीताने के लिए कुछ भी करने के लिए कह रही है.देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में प्रदूषण का स्तर इस कदर बढ़ गया है कि अब यह रहने लायक भी नहीं बची है. दरअसल, दिल्ली में प्रदूषण के बढ़ते स्तर को लेकर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जस्टिस अरुण मिश्रा ने शुक्रवार को विशेष टिप्पणी की.पिछले साल सेना में जवानों को कथित तौर पर दिए जाने वाले खराब भोजन की शिकायत करने वाले और वीडियो बनाकर भोजन की खराब गुणवत्ता की खबर सामने लाने के बाद चर्चा में आए बीएसएफ के जवान तेज बहादुर यादव के बेटे की संदिग्ध परिस्थिति में मौत हो गई है.विराट कोहली के नेतृत्‍व वाली टीम इंडिया ने ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ तीन मैचों की वनडे सीरीज जीतकर इतिहास रच दिया है. भारत की इस जीत के हीरो लेग स्पिनर युजवेंद्र चहल रहे जिन्‍होंने मैच में छह विकेट लिए.

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भोपाल: मध्य प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव के दौरान कलेक्टर अनुभा श्रीवास्तव का एक कथित चैट इन दिनों खासा वायरल हो रहा है. इस चैट में अनुभा अपनी जूनियर अधिकारी पूजा तिवारी से बीजेपी को जीताने के लिए कुछ भी करने के लिए कह रही है. साथ ही वह कह रही हैं कि ‘अगर चुनाव बाद तुम्हें तुरंत एसडीएम का चार्ज संभालना है तो किसी भी तरह बीजेपी को जिताओ. उन्होंने चैट में पूजा तिवारी से कहा कि मुझे कांग्रेस क्लीन स्वीप चाहिए. मैं आरओ डेहरिया को फोन कर देती हूं. पूजा तुम्हें अगर एसडीएम का चार्ज लेना है तो जैतपुर में बीजेपी को विन कराओ.’इस पर पूजा तिवारी ने अनुभा को जवाब में ‘ओके मैम’ लिखा. साथ ही पूजा ने कहा कि ‘मैं मैनेज करती हूं बट कोई इंक्वायरी तो नहीं होगी.’ इस पर अनुभा ने उन्हें भरोसा दिलाते हुए लिखा कि मैं हूं. मेहनत कर रही हो तो बीजेपी गवर्नमेंट बनते ही तुम्हें एसडीएम का चार्ज मिलेगा. बता दें कि अनुभा शहडोल की कलेक्टर हैं. गौरतलब है पिछले साल हुए विधानसभा चुनाव में कांग्रेस को बीजेपी की तुलना में ज्यादा सीटें मिली थी. इसके बाद ही उसने सपा-बसपा जैसी पार्टियों के समर्थन से राज्य में अपनी सरकार बनाई.

गुजरात, झारखंड के बाद अब यूपी में भी गरीब सवर्णों को मिलेगा 10 प्रतिशत आरक्षण, कैबिनेट ने किया फैसला

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गुजरात और झारखंड के बाद अब उत्तर प्रदेश में योगी आदित्यनाथ सरकार ने भी गरीब अगड़ों को दस प्रतिशत आरक्षण देने पर मुहर लगा दी है. यूपी कैबिनेट की शुक्रवार को हुई बैठक में इस पर फैसला हुआ है. उत्तर-प्रदेश सरकार के प्रवक्ता और कैबिनेट मंत्री श्रीकांत शर्मा ने बैठक के बाद कैबिनेट में लिए गए निर्णयों की जानकारी दी. केंद्र सरकार की तरफ से सरकारी नौकरियों और उच्च शिक्षा में सामान्य श्रेणी के आर्थिक रूप से कमजोर वर्ग के लोगों के लिए 10 फीसदी आरक्षण व्यवस्था को इस प्रकार अब तक तीन राज्य लागू कर चुके हैं.  

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देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में प्रदूषण का स्तर इस कदर बढ़ गया है कि अब यह रहने लायक भी नहीं बची है. दरअसल, दिल्ली में प्रदूषण के बढ़ते स्तर को लेकर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जस्टिस अरुण मिश्रा ने शुक्रवार को विशेष टिप्पणी की. उन्होंने कहा कि दिल्ली में जिस तरह के हालात हो गए उससे यह तो साफ है कि यह शहर अब रहने और काम करने लायक नहीं बचा है. जस्टिस मिश्रा ने कहा कि मुझे शुरुआत में दिल्ली आकर्षित लगी लेकिन अब ऐसा नहीं है. मैं रिटायर होने के बाद दिल्ली में नहीं रहूंगा. दिल्ली में प्रदूषण के मामले पर जस्टिस मिश्रा ने आगे कहा कि दिल्ली में जाम और प्रदूषण बहुत ज्यादा है. जाम की वजह से आज सुबह मुझे नए जजों के शपथग्रहण समारोह में पहुंचने में देरी होने वाली थी. कोर्ट ने दिल्ली सरकार से कहा कि वो अगले दस दिनों के अंदर दिल्ली व मेरठ के बीच रेपिड रेल पर विचार करें. और इसकी जानकारी कोर्ट को दें. 

 BSF में खराब खाने का वीडियो वायरल करने वाले जवान तेज बहादुर के बेटे का शव कमरे में मिला

tej bahadur yadavपिछले साल सेना में जवानों को कथित तौर पर दिए जाने वाले खराब भोजन की शिकायत करने वाले और वीडियो बनाकर भोजन की खराब गुणवत्ता की खबर सामने लाने के बाद चर्चा में आए बीएसएफ के जवान तेज बहादुर यादव के बेटे की संदिग्ध परिस्थिति में मौत हो गई है. बता दें कि पिछले साल सेना में खराब भोजन का वीडियो बनाकर वायरल करने वाले बीएसएफ जवान तेज बहादुर सेवा से बर्खास्त कर दिया गया था. गुरुवार की देर रात तेज बहादुर के 22 साल के बेटे रोहित रेवाड़ी के शांति विहार आवास पर मृत मिला. बता दें कि पुलिस को आत्महत्या का शक है. दरअसल, बीएसएफ द्वारा बर्खास्त किए गए जवान तेज बहादुर यादव का 22 वर्षीय बेटा रोहित गुरुवार की शाम को रेवाड़ी के शांति विहार में अपने आवास में मृत अवस्था में मिला. बताया जा रहा है कि तेज बहादुर के बेटे रोहित ने आत्महत्या की है. क्योंकि पुलिस को उसके पास से एक बंदूक मिली है और कमरा अंदर से भी लॉक था. 

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मेलबर्न: विराट कोहली के नेतृत्‍व वाली टीम इंडिया ने ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ तीन मैचों की वनडे सीरीज जीतकर इतिहास रच दिया है. भारत की इस जीत के हीरो लेग स्पिनर युजवेंद्र चहल रहे जिन्‍होंने मैच में छह विकेट लिए. उनके इस प्रदर्शन की बदौलत सीरीज के तीसरे और निर्णायक मैच में भारत ने आज यहां ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया को सात विकेट से पराजित कर दिया. भारत ने ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया को उसके देश में पहली बार द्विपक्षीय सीरीज में हराने का कारनामा किया है. चहल की जादुई गेंदबाजी के चलते भारत के आमंत्रण पर पहले बल्‍लेबाजी करने उतरी ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया टीम 48.4 ओवर में 230 रन पर ढेर हो गई. जवाब में भारत ने 231 रन का टारगेट 49.2 ओवर में तीन विकेट खोकर हासिल कर लिया. टीम इंडिया के लिए धोनी सर्वाधिक 87 रन और केदार जाधव 61 रन बनाकर नाबाद रहे. कप्‍तान विराट कोहली ने 46 रन बनाए. सीरीज में एमएस धोनी ने तीनों वनडे में अर्धशतक जमाए. अपनी बल्‍लेबाजी से माही ने उन आलोचकों को करारा जवाब दिया जो उनकी बल्‍लेबाजी की क्षमता पर सवाल उठा रहे थे. भारत ने इससे पहले ऑस्‍ट्रेलिया को उसके देश में टेस्‍ट सीरीज में भी हराने का कारनामा पहली बार किया था. 

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Election Commission Directs Probe Into Fake News Of 2019 Election Schedule


Delhi Police has been asked to investigate the matter and take “immediate necessary action”.

New Delhi: 

The Election Commission on Thursday directed the Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) to ask the city police to investigate the “fake news” of Lok Sabha poll schedule being circulated on social media.

The CEO has also been asked to seek action against unnamed persons and entities under relevant laws to prevent spreading of rumours, official sources said.

The fake news has been circulating on social media networks like Facebook and WhatsApp for the past one week.

The office of the CEO Thursday issued a letter to the Delhi Police, asking it to investigate the matter and take “immediate necessary action”.

“It is brought to your kind notice that fake news related to the schedule of general election 2019, has been found in circulation on various social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp etc.” the letter reads.

The Delhi CEO office said the publication of such “fake news” is causing severe confusion to the public, thereby creating “public nuisance and mischief”.

“Accordingly, I am directed to request you to investigate the matter and take immediate necessary actions against unnamed persons and entities under relevant laws,” it said.

The action taken in this regard “may be informed to the undersigned for perusal of CEO, Delhi and onwards submission to the Election Commission,” the letter, written by a senior official, said.





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Sushil Modi uneducated families family planning Bihar News shatrughan sinha  – बिहार के डिप्टी CM सुशील मोदी बोले


पटना:

बिहार के उपमुख्यमंत्री सुशील कुमार मोदी (Sushil Modi) ने एक अजीबोगरीब बयान दिया है. उन्होंने कहा कि जो पढ़े लिखे लोग हैं उनके बच्चे कम होते हैं और जो कम पढ़े लिखे लोग हैं उनके बच्चे बहुत ज्यादा होते हैं. इस दौरान बिहार के डिप्टी सीएम सुशील मोदी ने परिवार की संख्या घटाने का तरीका भी बताया. सुशील मोदी ने कहा कि लोगों को शिक्षित कर दीजिए इसके बाद परिवार नियोजन (Family Planning) की जरूरत ही नहीं पड़ेगी. उन्होंने कहा, ‘शिक्षा हर समस्या का समाधान है. अगर परिवार की संख्या घटाना है तो शिक्षित कर दीजिए, कोई परिवार नियोजन की जरूरत नहीं है. जो पढ़े लिखे लोग हैं उनके बच्चे कम होते हैं और जो कम पढ़े लिखे लोग हैं उनके बच्चे बहुत ज्यादा होते हैं. 

 

 

इससे पहले उन्होंने अपनी ही पार्टी के सांसद शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा पर जमकर निशाना साधा था. उन्होंने कहा कि वे जिस तरह से भाजपा के खिलाफ बोल रहे हैं, उन्हें पार्टी छोड़ देनी चाहिए. उन जैसे लोगों के लिए भ्रष्टाचार कोई मुद्दा नहीं है. सुशील मोदी ने एक निजी समाचार चैनल के कार्यक्रम में कहा कि उन्हें अपना नाम बदल लेना चाहिए. जिस पार्टी ने उन्हें मंत्री बनाया, लोकसभा और राज्यसभा भेजा, उसी के वे ‘शत्रु’ हो गए हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि कुछ लोगों को अपने बारे में गलतफहमी हो जाती है, वैसी ही गलतफहमी उनको (शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा) हो गई है.

यह भी पढ़ें: बिहार में गरीबी रेखा से ऊपर परिवारों को भी शौचालय बनाने के लिए दिया जाएगा पैसा : सुशील मोदी

भाजपा नेता ने एक प्रश्न के उत्तर में कहा, ‘राष्ट्रीय जनतांत्रिक गठबंधन (राजग) का डीएनए पहले की ही तरह है और इसमें लोक जनशक्ति पार्टी (लोजपा) रामविलास पासवान जुड़ गए हैं. अब ये ‘डीएनए प्लस’ हो गया है, इसलिए इसकी ताकत का अंदाजा लगाया जा सकता है. पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री उपेंद्र कुशवाहा की पार्टी राष्ट्रीय लोक समता पार्टी (रालोसपा) के राजग से बाहर निकलने के प्रश्न पर सुशील मोदी ने कहा, ‘वे पांच सीटें मांग रहे थे, लेकिन हम तीन सीटें देना चाह रहे थे. हमलोग चाहते थे कि वे राजग में बने रहें, लेकिन वे चले गए. हालांकि उनमें वोट ट्रांसफर कराने की क्षमता भी नहीं थी.’

यह भी पढ़ें: अब सुशील मोदी ने अयोध्या मुद्दे पर दिया बयान, ‘मुस्लिमों को मस्जिद कहीं और बनाने की दी सलाह…’

बिहार में आपराधिक घटनाओं में वृद्धि से संबंधित एक प्रश्न के उत्तर में आंकड़ों का हवाला देते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि बिहार में अपराध की घटनाओं में कमी आई है. पहले बिहार की पहचान अपराध वाले राज्य के रूप में होती थी. उपमुख्यमंत्री ने भ्रष्टाचार को लेकर पूर्व उपमुख्यमंत्री तेजस्वी प्रसाद पर निशाना भी साधा. उन्होंने दावा किया कि नीतीश कुमार की पहचान विकास के रूप में है. 

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Facebook Io Invest $300 Million To Help Local News Survive


Facebook has been accused of providing a platform for hate speech, misinformation and political meddling.

Facebook Inc will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news business worldwide.

The investment in time and money is a significant expansion of a plan to help newsrooms in the U.S. and abroad create and sustain viable business models to survive, the company said on Tuesday.

Unlike earlier investments in the news business, this latest round is distinguished by how it is not tied to Facebook-related products, recipients of the investments say.

Earlier rounds of investments in the news business were designed to encourage publishers to rely on delivering its products over Facebook, which eventually hurt many news organizations when Facebook’s strategies shifted.

“We’re going to continue fighting fake news, misinformation, and low quality news on Facebook,” Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president of Global News Partnerships said in a statement. “But we also have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to help local news organizations grow and thrive.”

Critics have slammed Facebook for its role in providing a platform for hate speech, misinformation and political meddling.

The first round of investments in the U.S. will help bolster resources for local reporting, help research how to use technology to improve news gathering and create new products, recruit “trainee community journalists” and place them in local newsrooms and also help fund a program modeled after the Peace Corp, which will place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms over five years.

The recipients of the investments include the Pulitzer Center, Report for America, Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, the Local Media Association and Local Media Consortium, the American Journalism Project and the Community News Project.

Fran Wills, CEO of the Local Media Consortium, an alliance of 80 news companies representing 2,200 outlets, said Facebook is helping the group create a branded content program aimed at attracting new advertisers. “Facebook is making this investment to help support local media companies … open up new revenue streams that will support local journalism,” she said.

Last December, it announced a $6 million investment in local publishers in Britain. It also plans to expand an “Accelerator” program it launched last year to help local newsrooms such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Denver Post improve its ability to attract subscribers and membership donations.

“It’s in their best interest to have as much credible content as they can have on their platform and that’s a direct benefit to consumers,” Wills said.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)





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