Scooter rally organised to promote ‘Green Andhra’

  • As many as 20 youngsters from Avera, a local startup manufacturing electric two-wheelers called Retrosa, drove the eco-friendly vehicles displaying placards with slogans on the green’ theme.
  • Avera has always been in the forefront for any green initiative.
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Profile of Chainalysis, a crypto analytics startup helping government agencies like FBI, IRS, DEA, and ICE in tracking illicit cryptocurrency transactions

  • After a study showed that Ring shares data with Facebook, Google, and others without users’ consent, Ring says it will soon allow more control over data sharing
  • Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be regulated somewhere between a phone company and a newspaper, even though Facebook is neither, and the company’s immense scale, amplifying power and algorithmic selection are traits that newspapers and telcos don’t share.
  • EFF’s first staff lawyer reflects on how the debate around online speech has evolved and where he thinks the early internet activists got things right and wrong
  • Sources: Palantir is changing employee compensation, moving from cash bonuses toward restricted stock units by next year, to cut costs and prepare for an IPO
  • Palantir will start paying employee bonuses in stock units instead of cash even though an IPO may be years away
  • The intersection of politics, ads and Facebook policies is now so complicated that the public has to understand the difference between organic and sponcon, disclosed sponcon and properly disclosed sponcon, political ads that go in the archive and don’t, are fact-checked and not.

Read full article: techmeme.com

Food for Thought

  • etc that have much to do with hygiene and pedestrians’ safety.
  • Besides, people crossing the road dividers risking their lives is a common scene on this stretch of the GS Road.
  • There are some points on the GS Road for people to cross the road.

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FICCI Says Proposed Ecommerce TDS Will Hurt Growth, Reduce Activity

  • FICCI Says Proposed Ecommerce TDS Will Hurt Growth, Reduce Activity
  • The budget proposed a new TDS levy at the rate of 1% on ecommerce sellers
  • The budget proposed to insert a new section 194-O to provide a new levy of TDS at the rate of 1%.
  • A presentation of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the government reportedly said that the tax will hurt the country’s ecommerce growth.

Read full article: inc42.com

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway To Have Dedicated EV Lanes, Says Gadkari

  • The government plans EV charging station every 25 Km on national highways
  • Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will have a separate lane for electric vehicles (EV), union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari.
  • , Gadkari had said the ministry will look into modern transport infrastructure and the issue of electric highways.
  • This will assure that there is at least one EV charging station in a grid of 3 km x 3 km in the cities and one such station at every 25 km on both sides of the highways

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Food Delivery Platforms Give Rise to “Virtual” Kitchens in India | NewsGram

  • The growing popularity of food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato has led to a surge of such kitchens in India, which are also called virtual or cloud kitchens by some.
  • We started this model in March 2018, when we realised that while a lot of budding entrepreneurs are setting up new restaurants and cloud kitchens, the pace of setting up new kitchen infrastructure has been lagging behind the demand for them, Mohit Sardana, Chief Operating Officer, Food Delivery, at Zomato told IANS.
  • Buoyed by iPhone 11 sales primarily due to lower launch price and price drop on previous generation models, Apple registered double-digit growth in India for iPhones in the holiday quarter (October-December period), the company’s CEO Tim Cook announced late last month.
  • Price reductions on Apple Watch Series 3 and the promotional discounts offered by banks and e-tailer channels on Apple Watch Series 5 made the device a popular purchase among consumers, informed Singh.

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Retail 2020: What Will Indian Shoppers Expect

  • Almost 71% of internet users in the country will have purchased products online by the next year
  • The current online marketplace in the country is driven by personalised advertisements, attractive discounts
  • To the millennial population, shopping is a total virtual experience as mobile has been the medium’ with the selection of either online payment or cash on delivery option.
  • Read on as I list some of the key online trends in the ecommerce and retail sector for the coming year.

Read full article: inc42.com

SEBI Partners Infosys, Wipro, IBM To Tackle Stock Trading Discrepancies

  • SEBI Partners Infosys, Wipro, IBM To Tackle Stock Trading Discrepancies
  • The Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has partnered with eight IT companies to incorporate data analytics in its functioning to tackle discrepancies in trading markets of India.
  • As of now, SEBI has shortlisted Infosys, Wipro, and IBM among others to prevent unethical practices such as insider trading and front running to occur on the trading platforms.
  • Using data analytics, the project will predict market manipulations.

Read full article: inc42.com