GANDHINAGAR: From raising a wall in front of a slum to caging around 50 monkeys at the airport, Ahmedabad is leaving nothing to chance for the visit of US President Donald Trump to the city on February 24. Not only have the state and central government officials gone into an overdrive ahead of the high-profile visit, personnel from the US secret service too are pouring into the city for his security. Already, three planes from the US airforce have landed in Ahmedabad with vehicles, equipment and personnel for the presidential visit. Four more, not counting the president's aircraft, are expected to land at the Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport. The bonhomie between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 45th US president is being celebrated in large hoardings that have come up along the roadside in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. All the roads leading to the Motera cricket stadium have been resurfaced. The largest cricket stadium in the world will be filled to the brim for the … [Read more...] about Gujarat gets ready to put up a gala show for Donald Trump
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Trump then added, without mentioning North Korea or the missile test, that “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.” The pair of leaders then left the press conference without taking questions from reporters. … [Read more...] about North Korea Conducts First Ballistic Missile Test Under Trump
Nobody can beat Prime Minister Narendra Modi when it comes to politics. And now perhaps, geopolitics, too. Even as the multibillion dollar bullet train that is supposed to make us reach Mumbai in two hours and a few minutes attracts maximum spotlight, it would be naïve to assume and expect that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Gujarat just for “domestic purpose”, especially in the context of the assembly election. PM Modi and his 8-kilometre road show with PM Abe had a very local purpose, mainly to garner political goal for his party but in broader context, Shinzo San’s visit to India has had multi-fold foreign policy perspectives that benefit Japan as much as India. The 12th India Japan Summit has been more about geopolitical dynamics than simple economics or domestic politics. With Jai India Jai Japan, a new geopolitical alliance has been consolidated especially considering China’s increased engagement with Pakistan … [Read more...] about Jai India, Jai Japan
A supposedly kid-friendly atmosphere is central to TikTok’s image, though it’s also been used to make recruitment videos for extremist groups. Such content is against the app’s guidelines, and the company uses a combination of algorithms and moderators to take down content. Some TikTok users have taken matters into their own hands, posting “creepy TikToks” to Instagram to call out people who have sent underage kids inappropriate messages. The company also admitted to having moderators flag “vulnerable” accounts — those of users with disabilities or who used signifiers that might make them “susceptible to bullying or harassment” — so they would not be shown outside their home country. … [Read more...] about What does it take to make a social media network that doesn’t exploit users?