An opportunity lost for Scott Morrison in India

An opportunity lost for Scott Morrison in India

Australia PM cancels visit amidst burning problem at home Venkat Raman With bushfires continuing to rage across Australia and with growing criticism over the way he has been handling the crisis, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced yesterday (January 4, 2020) that he was cancelling his visit to India and Japan. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, following a telephone…

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Facebook, Twitter define online advertising for Elections 2020

Facebook, Twitter define online advertising for Elections 2020

Marc Daalder Political advertising policies at Facebook and Twitter have been reviewed  – and here is how they will apply to this year’s general election. Facebook started in 2004 as a way for Harvard students to rank girls by “hotness.” Just over a decade later, it was being blamed for altering the course of a United States presidential election. After Brexit,…

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Modi asks young Indians to revolutionise innovation

Modi asks young Indians to revolutionise innovation

Venkat Raman Younger members of country should revolutionise the landscape of Indian Science, Technology and Innovation, Prime Minister Narender Modi said in the South Indian city of Bengaluru on Friday, January 3, 2020. The growth story of India depends on its achievements in the Science & Technology sector, he said. “My motto for the young scientists bourgeoning in this country…

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TINZ wants businesses included in Algorithm Charter

TINZ wants businesses included in Algorithm Charter

Wellington based Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) has expressed its support to the work of Statistics New Zealand to create an Algorithm Charter. The Charter aims at a more consistent approach by Government agencies in their use of algorithms in “a fair, ethical and transparent way. TINZ provided a submission on this Charter. Chief Executive Julie Haggie said that TINZ…

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Ukrainian air crash- Ukraine and Canada demand justice

Ukrainian air crash- Ukraine and Canada demand justice

A Ukrainian aircraft which crashed last week in Iran had flown close to a sensitive military site belonging to the Iran Revolutionary Guards and was brought down due to human error, Iranian state TV reported on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Iran admitted that ‘unintentionally’ shot down the passenger jet killing all 176 passengers and crew on board. Iran’s admission has…

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From spelling to meaning, we have got it wrong

From spelling to meaning, we have got it wrong

Here are just five examples to prove the point Simon Horobin Many people think they know their main language intimately. But there are many words and phrases in English that people often use wrongly. Whether these erroneous uses truly count as “wrong” is up for debate – after all, a mistake that has become widely adopted should really be considered acceptable. But whichever…

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