Headlines: Twitter Loses Legal Protection In India Over Non-Compliance Of IT Rules 2021
Twitter Loses Legal Protection In India For Not Complying With New IT Rules
Social media giant Twitter has lost legal indemnity in India for its failure to comply with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. A case has been filed in Uttar Pradesh against Twitter over tweets on an assault that attempts to incite communal trouble, as per police. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and IT said: “Due to their non-compliance, their protection as an intermediary is gone. Twitter is liable for penal actions against any Indian law just as any publisher is,” Twitter had earlier expressed concern about the potential threat to freedom of expression due to the new IT Rules. On Tuesday, the micro-blogging site said that they have appointed an interim Chief Compliance Officer and would share the details with the Ministry soon.
Covid Bulletin: India Continues To Record A Decline In Active Covid-19 Cases
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 62,224 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload in the country to 2,96,33,105. The country has recorded 2542 fatalities in the last 24 hours, and the death tally stands at 3,79,573. However, the daily recoveries continue to surpass new covid-19 infections for the 34th consecutive day. India’s recovery rate stands at 95.80%.
Pre-registration On CoWIN App Not Mandatory For Availing Vaccination Services Says Centre
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has clarified that pre-registration on the CoWIN app is not mandatory to avail vaccination services for people over the age of 18. The Ministry said that people could directly go to their nearest covid vaccination centre where on-site registration is available and take the covid-19 vaccine dose. Adding further, the Ministry said that anyone who requires assistance in the registration process can call the 1075 helpline.
Karnataka Converts Buses Into Mobile Covid vaccine Centre To Reach Remote Villages
Buses of the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) have now been converted into mobile covid-19 vaccine centres to reach remote villages. The buses will be available 24*7 and will start operating from today. Rajkumar Patil Telkur on Tuesday said: “The district administration and Municipal Corporation converted this bus into vaccine centre for the convenience of people. The bus is especially for remote villages where there is no hospitals or vaccine centre. The service will be available 24/7. Busses will start working from tomorrow,” Adding further, he said: “We have converted two buses now, and we are ready to convert more if the administration asks for. We want COVID-free India and for which vaccination is important. In our Corporation, around 88 per cent of workers have taken the vaccine, and we have urged other workers and their family members to get themselves vaccinated,” Karnataka currently has 1,62,282 active covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.80%
The New Covid-19 Variant AY.1 Is Not A Variant Of Concern Clarifies Centre
On Tuesday, the chairman of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19, V.K. Paul said: “Yes, a new variant has been found. It’s not yet a variant of concern or one which has adverse consequences to humanity. We don’t know much about this yet and are studying it, including the prevalence in India,” AY.1, the new covid-19 variant which is said to be closely related to the prevailing Delta variant has been detected in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra so far.
Israel’s Air Force Strikes Gaza After A Ceasefire Last Month
The Israeli Air Force has yet again striked at least one site east of Khan Yunis, located in the south of the Gaza Strip, as per sources. The Khan Yunis area is home to some two million people. Israel carried out the strike early Wednesday in response to incendiary balloons sent to the south of Israel by militants operating in the Palestinian territory. The Israeli Defence Force said that they have targeted facilities and meeting sites of the Hamas terror organisation. The strike happened after a ceasefire came into place in May, which ended the 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and Palestine. The 11 days fight reportedly killed 260 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. The recent strikes of Israel were conducted under the new coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett, which ousted the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Tahir Raj Bhasin Reveals That He Was Rejected From Around 250 Auditions Before Bagging A Role In Mardaani
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has been successful in carving a niche for himself in Bollywood, but the journey was not an easy one for him as he recently revealed that he was rejected 250 times before Aditya Chopra signed him for Mardaani. Talking about the same, he said: “Anything that’s worthwhile takes time, and this is something I understood when I first came to Mumbai. I was rejected from some 250 auditions over 3 years before Mardaani, but I used this as positive fuel and feedback. It meant I needed to grow, and growth came from workshops and hours of practice,” Tahir’s secret mantra of success was never losing hope and believing that he is destined to be in Bollywood. On the work front, Tahir will be next seen in Looop Lapeta alongside Taapsee Pannu. His upcoming projects also include Bulbul Tarang, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein and 83.
Debut Album Of Rapper Divine Kohinoor Gets 20-Times Platinum Certified
The debut album of Divine’ Kohinoor’ has achieved multi-platinum status after being certified 20-times platinum. The single ‘Chal Bombay’ from the album has been certified 30-times platinum as of March 2021. Speaking about his special debut album, Divine said: “Kohinoor has been one of my most personal projects till date as it allowed me the opportunity to express myself authentically and narrate my story to the world unwaveringly. It truly feels special to be recognised and appreciated for something that holds so much meaning and value for me. Onwards and upwards, world domination is the goal!” The album was released in 2019 and featured top hip-hop elites like Ill Wayno, Dave East, Phenom, Gully Gang and Sid Sriram.
Kareena Kapoor Khan Creates Magic On Times Square Billboard In New York
Kareena Kapoor Khan is shining bright like a diamond at the iconic Times Square Billboard in New York. The actor took to her Instagram and wrote: “Shining bright like diamonds and gold on a billboard @malabargoldanddiamonds #TimesSquareNYC,” Several celebrities and fans went over to the comment section and appreciated Kareena’s achievement. On the work front, Kareena will be next seen in Laal Singh Chaddha alongside Aamir Khan.
BCCI Announces 15-member Squad For The World Test Championship Against New Zealand
The Board of control for Cricket in India has announced the 15-member squad for the WTC final against New Zealand. The squad includes Rohit Sharma, Shubham Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and MD Siraj, among others. On the Virat Kohli-led side, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are notable absentees. New Zealand has also announced their 15-member squad for the finals. The WTC final will begin on Friday at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2021