Social Networking Current Affairs - 2019

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Lok Sabha elections 2014: EC issued detailed guidelines for political ads on social networking sites

In a bid to curb paid news in the Lok Sabha elections 2014, the Election Commission issued detailed guidelines to social networking sites on posting of election related matters. The guidelines will be applicable to a range of Internet-based social media viz. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. As per the Election Commission guidelines, the social Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Current Affairs: Top Headlines for September 4, 2013

Raghuram Rajan becomes 23rd RBI Governor Noted economist Raghuram Rajan became the new RBI Governor as he took charge from the outgoing Governor D Subbarao. Rajan has been an Economics Professor and has also served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Rajan, who is known for having forecasted 2008 global financial crisis has taken charge Read More…

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Top tech cos join hands to launch ‘Internet.Org’

Seven of the world’s tech giants (Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung) collaborated to launch Internet.org with an aim to make Internet access affordable for people across the globe. The initiative will be headed by Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. What is “Internet.org” ? Internet.org is an initiative of Facebook and six other technology Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in NewsScience & Technology

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launches New Media Wing

The Union Cabinet accepted the proposal for establishing a New Media Wing. The expenditure to set up and run the New Media Wing will cost Rs. 22.5 crore which was allocated during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) and approved by the CCEA under Development Communication & Information Broadcasting plan scheme of the Ministry of Information Read More…

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40% of global population is online: ITU

As per the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), nearly 40% of the global population or 2.7 billion people are already online in 2013 while India still stands far with around 13% Internet penetration with roughly 160 million users. As per ITU: The percentage of people online in developing and developed world is 31% and 77% respectively. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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British government warns airlines not to fly Snowden to the U.K.

The U.K. government has warned air carriers not to fly the U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to Britain as he is “highly likely to be refused entry”. Mr. Snowden, who was last seen in Hong Kong, has not publicly said whether he wishes to come to Britain. Who is Edward Snowden? Edward Snowden, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Facebook unveils first data centre outside U.S. in Sweden

Social networking website Facebook opened its first data centre outside the United States, in Luleaa, a coastal Swedish town near the Arctic Circle. With this, Facebook joins Google and other tech companies attracted by chilly temperatures that seldom exceed levels that require special cooling capabilities which environmentalists say damage the environment. Another benefit of choosing Luleaa Read More…

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