Thursday, January 18News That Matters

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Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai gives his two cents on the ‘cheese in burger’ debate :

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai gives his two cents on the ‘cheese in burger’ debate :

World
The debate regarding the position of a cheese slice in a burger has taken another twist with Google’s head Sundar Pichai joining the raging debate.In response to the viral online debate about the position of cheese in a burger, Pichai tweeted that he will address the issue today, giving it priority over all other matters. ‘Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday… if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!,’ he tweeted. The debate started on Saturday on Twitter after Thomas Baekdal, the founder of Baekdal Media posted tweeted about the difference in the placement of cheese in the burger emojis of both Google and Apple. “I think we need to have a discussion about how Google's burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it
India-UAE Partnership summit begins in Dubai to accelerate bilateral trade & investment :

India-UAE Partnership summit begins in Dubai to accelerate bilateral trade & investment :

Business & Corporate, World
The two-day India-UAE Partnership Summit began in Dubai today to further accelerate bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The Summit, with a theme of Investment Implementation, is to deliberate at how key projects in India can be executed with the support of the UAE based businesses and investors. Healthcare, tourism, infrastructure and education are some of the areas of focus during the Summit. The private sector of India and the UAE, especially the NRI business community have come forward to support the strategic government-to-government partnership, first by creating a new pan-UAE business entity, the Business Leaders Forum (BLF) in March 2017. BLF, set up under the direct guidance of the UAE Ministry of Economy, Embassy of India and Consulate General of India...
Sundar Pichai talks Pixel, Google hardware and HTC expertise for other products :

Sundar Pichai talks Pixel, Google hardware and HTC expertise for other products :

Technology, World
The third quarter of 2017 saw Google acquire 2,000 HTC engineers and intellectual property, as well as the launch of their second Made by Google line of products. During today’s earnings call, Sundar Pichai talked more about that deal, as well as their broader hardware business. During this quarter’s recap, the Google CEO talked about the Home Max, Pixel 2, and how this year the company plans to get devices into more people’s hands by scaling their go-to-market strategy. We’re investing more in marketing. We’re launching in more countries. And we’re offering these devices in more retailers. And we’re already seeing results. Pre-orders of Pixel on day one this year were more than double what they were last year. Meanwhile, investors were interested in the hardware business following t
India, Ethiopia sign agreements on trade, communication :

India, Ethiopia sign agreements on trade, communication :

Business & Corporate, World
India and Ethiopia today signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed after wide ranging talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed economic relations between the two countries and also support to Ethiopia in the power healthcare, and education sectors. In a series of tweets, Mr Kovind said, India has created jobs and contributed to the prosperity of Ethiopia. He referred to India as among the top three sources of foreign direct investment for Ethiopia. The President also thanked Ethiopia for its participation in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), established in 2015. The aim of the ISA is to provide a dedicated platfor...
Facebook to introduce facial recognition to verify user identity for account :

Facebook to introduce facial recognition to verify user identity for account :

World
Facebook is working on a facial recognition feature to help users secure the account and verify identity, reports said. "We are testing a new feature for people who want to quickly and easily verify account ownership during the account recovery process. This optional feature is available only on devices you`ve already used to log in. It is another step that were taking to make sure account owners can confirm their identity," Facebook told TechCrunch late Friday. The social media giant has tried a number of methods to help users regain access to a locked account. In certain cases it asks the user to identify photos of friends to verify designate several "trusted friends" who receive a code that can be asked from them to unlock the user`s account. Reportedly, the company is also workin...
India growing pretty robustly: World Bank President

India growing pretty robustly: World Bank President

World
World Bank President Jim Kim has said India has been growing pretty robustly. Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum meeting in New York , Kim said Japan, Europe and the US along with India were growing and there was a levelling-out in developing countries. He called for more cooperation among the multilateral system, private sector and the governments to take advantage of the current win-win situation.
How to see apps & companies tracking you on Facebook- and stop them from doing so :

How to see apps & companies tracking you on Facebook- and stop them from doing so :

Technology, World
Facebook keeps all of us in touch with our friends and relatives and it is also using our personal data to serve us ads according to our likes and dislikes — and there is nothing new about it. But do you really want to share that information with the site? Generally, users while logging into apps and websites through Facebook forget that they are also giving permissions to these apps to look into their profile. Facebook does not let them identify you as it shares all the personal information in bulk. The social networking site while sharing the information with any third party anonymises the data so that they are not able to know who you are. For instance, it will share a phone number but won’t tell whose number it is. However, if you are one among those who are concerned about priv
Australia Tourism Appoints Parineeti Chopra As Their Brand Ambassador :

Australia Tourism Appoints Parineeti Chopra As Their Brand Ambassador :

Tours & Travels, World
Tourism Australia has appointed the stunning Bollywood actress – Parineeti Chopra as the first Indian woman ambassador to be a part of the ‘Friend of Australia’ (FOA) advocacy panel. The Friend of Australia recognition was presented to Parineeti by Australian Consul General, HE Tony Huber, for her contribution to promote Australia. This appointment will help to further cement the close ties between both the countries – Australia and India. The Friends of Australia program has been devised as a way for Tourism Australia to foster mutually beneficial and long-term ‘friendships’ with those they regard as unique, positive and influential story-tellers. Parineeti Chopra joins fellow Indian Friends of Australia – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and renowned Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle, who have been
Sushma Swaraj arrives in Russia today on three day visit to attend third Eastern Economic Forum

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Russia today on three day visit to attend third Eastern Economic Forum

World
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today arrived in Russian port city of Vladivostok on a three-day visit to attend the third Eastern Economic Forum which will deliberate on pressing issues relating to global trade. She will also hold bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during which various issues relating to trade, investment and defence cooperation are likely to figure. Swaraj is visiting Russia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev. The Eastern Economic Forum is considered as the biggest international communication platform for cooperation between businesses leaders and senior government representatives from Russia, the Pacific Region and the Association of S...
Prime Minister says, GST is India’s biggest economic reform ever :

Prime Minister says, GST is India’s biggest economic reform ever :

Business & Corporate, World
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured the BRICS Business Council that India will offer full support to common endeavors of the council. Addressing the council meeting at Xiamen he said, India wants BRICS Business Council to help achieve the common objective of improving business and investment cooperation among BRICS countries. Appreciating the vital roll of the council he highlighted its pivotal role in shaping the vision of BRICS partnership. He said that partnership and the networks created by the council are energizing the economic growth stories in each BRICS country. Mr Modi also recalled the previous BRICS meeting in Goa where there was a suggestion on closer cooperation between the New Development Bank and BRICS Business Council. Prime Minister said that India ...