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"Rockstar Energy punched, bringing a bold and unapologetic flavor packed with energy through a blend of B vitamins, guarana extract, and 240 milligrams of caffeine to fuel what's next. Rockstar Energy drink. Good evening and welcome to the Crypto Overnighter. I'm Nick Ademus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 pm pacific on a Monday, September 11th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news so let's talk about that. Tonight we're diving into FTX's legal labyrinth involving a staggering 86 million dollars. Then we're shifting gears to India, Coinbase's hasty emails, government policy, and the central bank's digital aspirations. We've also got a bitcoin user who made a half million dollar mistake, a Hong Kong -based project revolutionizing decentralized identities, and the social media platform that's proving the naysayers wrong. Buckle up. Failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX is embroiled in legal battles on multiple fronts. The company filed a lawsuit against Layer Zero Labs to recover 86 million dollars transferred just before declaring bankruptcy. Layer Zero Labs accused FTX of making unsubstantiated claims in the lawsuit. FTX's bankruptcy filings have also revealed substantial payments to celebrities. The list includes nearly 750 ,000 to Shaquille O 'Neal, about 308 ,000 to Naomi Osaka, almost 206 ,000 to Trevor Lawrence, and about 271 ,000 to David Ortiz. These celebrities are now subject to lawsuits by FTX creditors. Layer Zero allegedly exploited FTX's sister company Alameda Research by demanding immediate repayment of a 45 million dollar loan. In exchange, Alameda transferred its entire 4 .92 percent equity stake in Layer Zero. The deal was considered highly favorable for Layer Zero. FTX also seeks to cancel prior agreements and recover 21 .37 million dollars that Layer Zero allegedly withdrew illegally. The company is exploring options to claw back funds paid to celebrities and sports teams to settle its debts. Now from my point of view, FTX's legal entanglements are a glaring example of the risks and volatility in the crypto space. The company's aggressive marketing strategy involving high -profile celebrities backfired spectacularly. It's a warning for investors and a point of concern for regulators. Layer Zero's alleged exploitation of Alameda Research's financial distress raises ethical questions. It also highlights the lack of oversight and the need for stringent regulations in the crypto industry. FTX's attempt to recover assets and cancel prior agreements could set a precedent for how companies in financial distress handle their obligations. It's a complex web of legal and financial maneuvers that could have far -reaching consequences. The unfolding drama reminds us of the dangers and rapid expansion without adequate risk management. It's the lesson for other crypto companies and a wake -up call for the industry at large. Lawsuits and bankruptcy are one thing but what happens when a crypto exchange throws a curveball to a whole country? Before we unravel this don't forget to hit that subscribe button to stay updated. Coinbase recently sent emails to some of its Indian users stating it would discontinue services for them after September 25th. The email urged users to withdraw their funds from the platform. The email was not sent to all Indian users but only to those who were found to be in violation of Coinbase's updated standards. This led to confusion and panic among Indian traders who took to social media to express their concerns. Coinbase clarified that the email was part of a routine review and was sent to users who no longer met their updated standards. The exchange also stated that this move does not affect users access to Coinbase cloud services. Coinbase entered the Indian market last year but faced several challenges including regulatory issues and the suspension of UPI support on the platform. The company also stopped onboarding new users from India earlier this year. Coinbase's actions come at a time when India is hosting the G20 summit where global cryptocurrency regulation is being discussed. The Indian government is also evaluating recommendations for regulating crypto assets. Despite these developments Coinbase remains committed to the Indian market and continues to offer its wallet services. The timing of this event and the ongoing G20 summit in India cannot be ignored. Is Coinbase feeling the heat from global regulatory discussions or is this a strategic move to tighten its user base and comply with evolving regulations? Either way the incident has sown seeds of distrust. Coinbase's selective email to certain Indian users also raises questions about transparency. What are these updated standards and why were only specific users targeted? It's a murky situation. Moreover the Indian government's stance on cryptocurrency is still unclear adding another layer of complexity to Coinbase's operations in the country. With the G20 summit discussing global crypto regulations Coinbase's actions might be a preemptive measure to avoid future complications. While Coinbase remains operational in India the incident calls out the vulnerabilities and uncertainties that come with centralized systems. Coinbase's recent actions in India have clearly caused a stir highlighting the tensions between centralized crypto platforms and regulatory ambiguity. But as we pivot from this snapshot of crypto's current standing in India let's widen the lens. Now we were just talking about the G20. It's not just the exchanges that are at a crossroads here. The Indian government itself is on the brink of setting the course for crypto's future and their decisions won't just affect the subcontinent. They're positioned to influence the global crypto landscape via their presidency of the G20. So from the individual worries of Coinbase users to the collective anxiety of the global crypto community we see that the issues are deeply interconnected. Both are waiting for India's next move which could either enhance financial freedom or tighten the government's grip. So here's what's going on more broadly speaking. India's finance ministry is set to decide its stance on crypto in the coming months. The country has been under scrutiny for harsh crypto regulations including taxes and anti -money laundering rules. However there is a shift towards possibly framing its own legislation, a first since early 2022. India is also working on a five -point crypto legislative framework. This includes advanced KYC for crypto companies, real -time proof of reserve audits, a uniform taxation policy, and possible authorized dealer status for crypto platforms under the Reserve Bank of India's guidelines.
"Hello friends, Singapore's Talios -2 satellite on April 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, is scheduled to launch Singapore's Talios -2 satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Talios -2 is an Earth observation satellite developed by ST Engineering. It is a 750 kg Earth observation satellite, capable of providing data in one metre resolution using synthetic aperture radar technology. The launch of Talios -2 is part of the Indian government's plan to increase India's share in the commercial space market. This is the second satellite developed by ST Engineering to be launched by ISRO. Following the launch of Talios -1 in 2015, ISRO has launched nine satellites belonging to Singapore so far. The PSLV -C55 is ISRO's third launch this year.
"indian government" Discussed on KAILASH HAZARI IAS ACADEMY /ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTANT SERVICE (WORLDWIDE)
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"indian government" Discussed on Mac OS Ken
"MacOS can. Another sign of the Foxconn Apple manufacturing portion to India over the weekend, the Financial Times wrote up relatively new legislation in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Legislation that was reportedly driven by Apple and its manufacturing partner. Not that you will hear that from them. Neither Apple nor Foxconn offered comment for the report unofficially though a person close to Foxconn told Financial Times, this is something we and the customer have been pursuing. It is an adjustment that's crucial for building efficient manufacturing in India at scale. What are these changes? More time for workers to work and more workers. According to the report Carnot, a center for India's tech industry, now allows for 12 hour shifts up from the previous limit of 9 hours. It also eased rules on nighttime work for women who dominate electronics production lines in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, but are underrepresented in India's workforce. The legislation caps maximum working hours at 48 per week, but also expands the number of allowable overtime hours to 145 over a three month period from a previous 75. All of that is seen as necessary to pick up serious amounts of manufacturing from China. Financial Times had an anonymous Indian government official saying India is due to become the next big manufacturing hub when we compare India with other countries. We have to increase by a big margin our efficiency in terms of increasing the work output. The person close to Foxconn quoted earlier agrees they are quoted in the piece as saying being able to run production with two 12 hour shifts around the clock would be a big step to bring us closer to where we need to be. The UK's competition and markets authority or CMA has extended its App Store investigation. Now entering its third big year, a piece from Apple insiders has the probe, which began in March of 2021 is expected to conclude this may. Though that is said by the piece to be an estimate when the investigation started, the CMA was said to be looking into allegations that Apple uses its App Store rules to restrict competition issues thought to be under the microscope include App Store commission fees in app purchase requirements. And the App Store being the only sanctioned source for apps for iPhone or iPad. As for why they need more time, your guess is as good as anyone's. See, I may seems to have offered no reason for the extension. Nor has apple commented on it. Everything old is new again. The iPhone edition.
Indian College Student Commits Suicide Due to Crypto Scam
"4 p.m. Sunday March 12th, 2023. Indian college student commits suicide due to crypto scam. When it comes to cryptocurrency, the Indian government has always been weary because of its decentralized aspect. The recent bankruptcies
"indian government" Discussed on Mac OS Ken
"It figured into Morgan Stanley's note a little over a week ago, listing 5 idiosyncratic tailwinds that should push apple in the next 6 to 9 months. That was included, reaccelerating growth for Apple services, pent up demand for the iPhone 15. An Apple AR headset, a possible hardware subscription service. And underappreciated gross margins. If that sounds familiar, it should. It seems like they're the same list, though the later list is delivered with stronger conviction. Now, wondering is really into the hardware subscription idea. Quoting his most recent note again, what gets us most excited as an apple analyst today is the business model transformation apple is undergoing, shifting toward a model focused on installed base monetization rather than unit growth, which in our view increasingly argues for evaluation more commensurate of a subscription like business instead of a technology platform. Factor it in as part of a bold case valuation, if Apple launched a hardware subscription plan, Morgan Stanley could see the case for Apple at $230 a share on this planet though, where woodring and friends are still waiting for the 5 catalysts and targets a bit more grounded. Reiterating his firm's call, making apple the top pick for 2023 would ring maintains an outperform rating on apple's shares. He has upped his price target on the shares from $175 to 180. Huge F true. A piece from Bloomberg has Foxconn spending $700 million on a 300 acre facility in bengaluru, India, part of apple's continuing plans to ship at least some manufacturing out of China. Secret people said to know something about something, say the plant will make parts for iPhones, additionally, the piece as the factory may also assemble apple's handsets, some of the people said, and Foxconn may also use the site to produce some parts for its nascent electric vehicle business. Kind of wish it was a bit more clear who the it is in that sentence while apple is rumored slash believed to be eyeing some sort of car at some point, Foxconn actually has a nascent electric vehicle business. Now assuming the secret so and so is actually do know something. The Foxconn move is kind of massive. Bloomberg says the bengaluru location would create somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 jobs, right now the piece says Foxconn's iPhone city plant and zhengzhou, China supports about 200,000 that number fluctuates seasonally. And a bit of a tenant moment Bloomberg has a couple of officials in the Indian government tweeted confirmation of the tales around the upcoming plant, the weird part though, one of those tweets included a link to the Bloomberg article. The Bloomberg article had been updated to include that we did confirmation still felt dangerously close to tearing a hole in the fabric of space and time. Despite the apparent confirmation from Indian officials, Bloomberg says the plans could still change as Foxconn is in the process of finalizing investment and project details. Huge if true to a piece from The Wall Street Journal says Foxconn is set to expand production of iPhones and its existing plant near Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This is part of apple's continuing plans to ship at least some manufacturing out of China. I'll tell you, I nearly missed this one, assuming it was the journal picking up the Bloomberg piece, though not so. Well, the journal does mention the potential plant in bengaluru. The time on the do talk is iPhone specific. Quoting the journal. Foxconn names to boost iPhone production to around 20 million units annually by 2024 and roughly tripled the number of workers to as many as 100,000. Just like the Bloomberg piece, the journal relies on secret people, including a senior Indian government official, and just like the Bloomberg piece, the journal says Foxconn's expansion plans are under consideration and could change. Surprising no one, Apple did not offer comment for the Bloomberg report nor for the journal while Foxconn chairman young Liu did comment is comment was general addressing his trip to India, not plans for specific plants. After meeting last week with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, young Liu, as you did a statement saying, my trip this week supported Foxconn's efforts deepen partnerships meet old friends and make new ones and see cooperation and new areas such as semiconductor development and electric vehicles. Foxconn will continue to communicate with local governments to seek the most beneficial development opportunities for the company and all stakeholders. More news in a moment, but first a word from today's sponsor better help. Online therapy, therapy can be difficult. Figuring out why we do what we do, yes, it can be rewarding, but it's not always fun. It's all about deepening yourself awareness and understanding which, let's be honest, can be a scary thing.
Binance-WazirX Tensions Escalate
"We're gonna toss it straight to Jen. I guess for an update on this binance was her ex spat over in India. What's going on? Well, the saga continues Zach, so according to a blog post published by binance, was Rx can no longer use binance's wallet services. The post says that the Indian exchange has made false and misleading statements about binance's control over Walter X user assets, and because of this, the company has a toll today to remove funds from accounts that they used for wazir X operations. Buzzer X tweeted, I think two or three hours ago that they've initiated the process of transferring assets to multisig wallets, which they expect to be fully completed within the next few hours. Well, I'm going to toss this off to you. We've been chatting about this saga on the show for the last couple of weeks. Finally, it looks like it's come to a head. What did you make of this blog post this morning? Yeah, I've kind of waiting for this, right? We've been following this story in the hash for quite a while. And it's important, right? Binance has a lot of different exchanges built on top of it, that's something that we've fall along with the story and learned about along the way. And then was her ex, it's part of this basket of crypto exchanges in India that has been impact not only by a downturn in crypto markets, but also by the Indian government moving against crypto exchanges pretty heavily. So we had like a few tax laws that went into operation last year, some anti money laundering things as well. It hasn't been favorable to be a crypto entrepreneur in India the last 12 to 18 months because they've been basically thrown under the bus in a lot of instances. And this is tough for the wazir X entrepreneurs and builders of that exchange. It chose to build on binance in at the end of the day. Binance is the heavy gorilla in the room, right? And they're going to start smashing other people if they can. We saw that in a somewhat similar instance with FTX. FTX and binance were going at each other and binance one that, I mean, that's one way to interpret the whole saga.
"indian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I need a little help here. Yeah. A Donnie group. What is it? What is it? And why is it all over the Bloomberg terminal? Yeah, okay, so the thing to know about a Donnie group is it does a little bit of everything. It's kind of like your GE or honey while you're like, we know they do something in the industrial complex. We don't quite know what and it's because they do a little bit of everything. They coal, think renewable energy, real estate arm, a little bit of everything, a major Indian conglomerate. And one that has gotten a lot of funding from the Indian government specifically, one of Narendra Modi's big infrastructure projects has been cleaning up the roads, building out their infrastructure, really bringing India into the 21st century. And a Donnie group has been a key part of executing that vision. So there are politics involved here. This research report comes out, Hindenburg, really questions the corporate governments of this company. And it's really just been snowballing ever since. That is really, really important when it comes. To me, the interesting thing is they just raised an extra two and a half $1 billion, right? Which comes days after the Hindenburg report. So every investor who bought into that, they know, or they have the ability to find out. Everything in that report. And yet they invested anyway. So I was looking to see, you know, is he going to drum up some pro India support? Is he going to say this is attack on our country? It's almost like a racist thing. And therefore, you should invest get behind me. It doesn't seem like he did that on the retail level. He just got his really super rich friends that he went to camp with to invest with him. Went to camp with. People in India don't go to camp, just saying. But yeah, basically the lending is what you have to watch here. It looks like they offered a lending value about 75% for the adani port notes that according to people familiar when it gets to zero. That's when you have to panic. All right, critical of the great stuff markets correspondent for Bloomberg news joining us here giving us the latest on these markets. Let's go over to Michael Weiss. He is the founder and president of yield street. Michael, thanks so much for joining us here. It's fed day. You know, here at Bloomberg, we make a big, big deal about it because the market's really care. What do you thinking about? What do you expect to hear from this fed? It's good to be back in good morning. I expect to see a little bit of the same when it comes to the fed. I think the market continues to think that we have it all figured out and the fed enjoyed showing us that we don't I expect us to see another rate hike. I think the markets are going to see a choppy day today. I think we're going to see some more volatility. I don't think the fed has done yet. I think they have resilience that we have yet to experience. Well, they share better not be done because they have 5 and a quarter percent is the terminal rate on the dot plot. So if they finish at four 75, that's a big miss. I could imagine, though, that they don't go much higher than 5 because I think they're a little more hawkish on the dot plot than they expect to be in real life. Plus, to be fair, a lot has changed, right? Michael, I mean, we've seen inflation come down pretty substantially. We are seeing inflation come down, we are seeing the American consumers pocket at dinner. We're seeing people pulling out, I believe we saw Vanguard published a report that said that people are having hardship withdrawals out of their personal retirement accounts at a level that we haven't seen before. And so the consumer is different. Their ability to spend as dramatically decreased and they don't have the same deposits they used to. By the way, how does that affect how does that affect your investments at yield street? Because you have, I think, a very unique situation in that, if I understand it correctly, you allow retail investors to get in on something that until now had been really revere of institutional clients or the ultra wealthy, right? You let people into private credit. Correct, the old
"indian government" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"And burned it? So you can see that there is an orchestration. There is a multi why I shall want a resident of commercial troubled all the way to the north to go and present a different identification. And we are sitting here wondering what charges are we supposed to say against Aisha one. This government, the house that claims to have all the best lawyers can prosecute anything. All of a sudden is fumbling over what charges to prevent against a lady that they themselves deported because the identified their committed a crime. We can sit there as black people, you know? When you go to China, they don't have a proper definition for Africa. They call it the land of the land of the barring. Barry land. We are sitting here and when you go to China and you go and drop even plastic in a river. You get prosecuted. If you fish in a river at the wrong time, you will get prosecuted. And we are sitting here for people. And these Chinese guys are destroyed, our water bodies. The Chinese go there every week, they measure the water. You see that they are in the best condition. And we are assets and shipping world out and covering up the Chinese people who are destroying our resources and shipping them out. So obvious to me that there's the gun on spirit. There's something bigger. When you have a government that dribbles itself in one, this whole corner like this for so long, there is always something in it. Of course, you said only one account can be only one account. Only one incident, only one person. And yet the same government has respond almost $10 around it. And I'm wondering for you listening to everything and from everything you have found out, because you see in kumasi, this story of Aisha is a public issue. Everybody knows about it. Which of them sounds credible to you, of everything you've had. Oh, none of them. So I am convinced. In my mind, that this lady was because she works with some people who are very connected. Okay? She works with some people who are very connected. And therefore, they try to protect at any time she gets into trouble. And my thinking is that at the highest level in the. Protecting her, is that because of the kinds of businesses dealing with some key people who probably have connections to the government, or that they are still pursuing their story that I shall want you to not be should not be touched because we are expecting 2 billion. What 2 billion for a country? A country that can not account for the amount of gold they export outside the country. You saw the story about India. The amount of gold that government of Ghana on records that they exported to India, the Indian government said that gold that came from Ghana was almost ten times more.
"indian government" Discussed on The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller
"Never had the money. I stitched the torn clothes or the worn out clothes myself to wear it. And then the stitches shouldn't be visible because it's a matter of to keep the appearances. I would wear jackets on top of it so that it's not visible to people. I have to enclose. And coming from there, I saw one day myself like I don't think I want to see my parents living this life in the future and on top of that. I don't want to live a life of constant worry. And I'm not somebody's problem to just marry me off from just transforming from one hand to another that said, I'm not a problem. And I'm a problem solver. I want to solve my own life's problem. I don't want to depend on a man or just about anybody else to help me solve it. And I was like, okay, if I don't make this decision now to move abroad, no one's ever going to make it for my parents for myself or my sister. So I have to do it here. And that's when I decided, okay, let's do it. Even if I fail at least, I would sleep better knowing that I tried and I failed. Love what you're saying. You saying your problem solver, but you had this gigantic motivational bigger big why some people call it. You did want to live in poverty. You wanted to be your own woman without being dependent on your parents or on a husband or something like that. And you just wanted to take charge of your life and it sounds of me like the risk was worth it, you know? The risk was worth it to you. And that's awesome. Let's talk for a minute about relationships. You've mentioned a few challenging relationships, but right now you're in an environment and you have created this organization where you deal with people all the time, many of them dealing with difficult circumstances of their own, oftentimes, there are people who take advantage of people in difficult circumstances as you have mentioned. But and yet I believe and see what you believe here on you is that you still have to work with people and you have to put some trust out there with somebody in order to truly make some progress to have some breakthroughs. So tell us about the importance of positive or encourage in relationships or accountability or even mentorships or things like this to a process of helping both yourself and the people you work with to have some tools to work with some resources to have a breakthrough. Tell us about the importance of loving vital caring helpful relationships. Loving vital and helpful relationships are very important. Because we don't see their effects on a person right away. Because it's like this subtle pattern on the back or a subtle just cares that a person slowly opens up and blooms. It is because of these relationships. And very sadly, a lot of immigrants do not have their privilege in their own countries. Because of the culture, because of the people's mindset and because of the situations they are living in. And for them, the main problem is survival. In the U.S., our survival needs are met, even if a person does not have a job, the government pays them the employment benefit so that they can afford food. And live somewhere. It might not be fancy, but it's enough for a person that's not a privilege or a luxury a person in an abroad country, especially in India will have. When we were getting stimulus checks by the government and IRS, Indian government didn't even give their citizens even a single penny. Live through the pandemic. And when people have this, when they live through this day in day out years over years and generations over generations, the only thing in their mind is selfishness me. I want everything for myself. And my family, that's it. They become selfish. And what do they want? They want money that and money is everything. I want to say my own family, but my extended family. They literally extorted me in the name of website designing. Just for money. In order to break through those negative deals, you got to partner up with others, and in your case, you came to the west. You help others to navigate the process of coming to the west and a lot of folks in the states and other parts of the west. I've been privileged to travel in third world countries, South America, Europe, Russia, I've been to Russia. There's just a lack of appreciation from a lot of wester folks, Americans, particularly who just don't get what you're saying. You know, just don't get it. Don't get the don't get the sensibility of the survival issue or the basic substance issue that many people would settle for, but also then have, you know, there's some jealousies and there's racism. There's cultural biases all kinds of things that are there. But there have been there have to be people you've partnered up with in the west that have been helpful to you in the west who have been helpful to help you partner up to help you to create what you're doing now. It's also what about that if that is better? When I first moved, I think for the first 6 months or 7 months, I was just shot at how loving and supportive people were in the U.S.. And literally, I would come back and call my parents and tell them the stories and I'll tell them, I can't believe how helpful these people are. If I had gotten even one of these this much helpful person back in India, my story wouldn't be so challenging. Like just one person would have made a lot of difference. But now everybody I met for everything I needed needed to get done to come to the U.S. at every step, no help. And that was the biggest challenge to accept to accept the willingness of people to love me and help me so much and I was like to ask my guess what? So I really believe in a process where there's these for person to really navigate and get through something bad. One of the bad things that can happen to you is being in debt or being poor or depression or having a disease, you know, or, you know, with the COVID crisis, we had a lot of death and things like that throughout the whole world. We have the common thing or certainly relationship issues or another one. Big things that people deal with, but I get through those. We've talked about a couple. I might believe you had to be an action taker. And I believe you have to have some connections on positive connection with others. You just can't do it alone in other words. Another thing I believe also that comes into play is some sensibility of you got a mission greater than yourself that you're thinking about something beyond yourself. You mentioned several times and knew about how just the money part was a part of your experience. But I hear in feeling your vibe from you that you have a mission greater than yourself. And for some folks that's a mission of some great social cause and some folks, it's a spiritual thing or a religious thing or some sort of a meditation type thing. Tell us about any sensibility about in your case, something that you connected to greater than self. Let me put it this way. I want to offer help to people, they have that I never gone. The help I wanted from the consultant, I paid, but then our came back to me to help out. All they were interested in was my money. People are ready to pay, but I'm like at what cause, they need to be they need to get what they are looking for. Because it's not about money in the end. It's about making an impact. Suppose I help a person move abroad, and we stay in touch, but then we lose contact. I don't mind. But I sleep better knowing I not only help the one person I probably have entire filter generation of that.
Priya Parker on the Art of Gathering
"So my mother comes from originally banaras. Which is the sort of you know. One of the oldest cities in india and her father who actually would have turned one hundred today. Pass away about a few months ago. Her father worked for the indian government and so she and her four siblings traveled around india lot and when it was time for her to kind of get married she decided she didn't want to earliest not didn't want to have an arranged marriage and she can secretly applied to graduate school and the us and got into a few places and at least in that generation virginia versus iowa vs minnesota. You're sort of just you have no idea what is what and you just say yes and she ended up at iowa. State university begged her parents to let her go and they allowed her to. Was that unusual for sort of that moment. In time it was unusual that she was a woman so the us immigration laws changed in sixty eight and allowed for a changed from country and orc origin to family like unification and so it was after that that a lot of indians kind of came into the country and but the majority of the i kind of indian to come of those families particularly to graduate school. Were men so is very unusual for the first person to be a woman of a family and she went to iowa state and met my father who was born and raised in waterloo iowa. Though the family came from south dakota and a white american like in every way you look at his high school pictures and it looks like the kind of americana like prom picture but he had just recently come back from the peace corps. He peace corps and cameroon and then stayed an extra year and hitchhiked across the sahara and came back and didn't sort of in reverse culture shock and his teacher has professor at graduate. School or from undergrad said. Why don't you just come to graduate school with me and to kind of get over. Your culture shock volunteer at the international students office and i actually recently learned that culture. Shock originally meant when people came to their own country after having experience abroad so essentially mountain reverse culture shock but anyway
"indian government" Discussed on ABC Radio MELBOURNE
"The Indian government has disputed claims the death toll from its current devastating coronavirus surges being under reported. Operators of crematoria say ditz from covered 19 at home aren't being counted because they didn't occur in hospitals. India has for the six day running posted more than 300,000 new infections. Ashok Malik as senior policy advisor with India's External Affairs Ministry says every death is being reported. That's can't be hidden in the country like India. What is possibly happening is that the debts are not being categorized correctly at the moment, so people who have died off in this is related to comb it or beautiful with maybe Categorizes having died from a morbidity. Cricket Australia says it will continue to the guys with the federal government to ensure the safety of Australian players, coaches and officials still participating in India's Premier Lake. Australia is posing a wolf lights from India because of its Corona virus outbreak. There are more than a dozen Australian players in cultures remaining in the country, including test stars David Warner, Steve Smith and Pat comments. I pl teams are operating in a bubble and playing matches in empty arenas. The first of Australia's Tokyo bound athletes could receive their covert 19 vaccines as early as next week after national Cabinet agreed to part fast track access for the team. More than 2000. Athletes and officials traveling to the Olympics will now be considered a priority group under the vaccine rollout. Australian Olympic Committee CEO Met Carol says the team will be representing Australia in a high risk environment. It's a great relief for the athletes and also for their families, because it's just one of those weight off their mind that they know that we're the vaccination. They'll be obviously cipher from the whole point of view, and it would now be able to really concentrate on on the games. Earth and W ays peel region have been downgraded to an orange zone from a red sign overnight on Victoria's traffic light travel system. The decision comes after Western Australia's premier Mark McGown announced the end of a three day lockdown and no further community transmission of coronavirus. Anyone returning to Victoria from Perth or the Peel region late to take a test within 72 hours and isolate until they receive a negative result. United States has approved the style of up to a dozen lethal military drones to Australia in a deal likely to be worth over $2 billion. He's defense correspondent Andrew Green. America's Defense Security Cooperation Agency has formally given the green life for the export of up to 12 Sky guardian drones to the Australian Defense Force in 2019. The federal government down selected the lethal unmanned aircraft because an earlier choice of Reaper drones did not meet to mystic Air worthiness standards. The deal, estimated to be worth over $2 billion includes options for several ground attack weapons as well, a support infrastructure. Two police officers have been suspended with pay and one of them is expected to be charged with drug offenses after the shooting Milburn's CB Day police said they tried to stop five people in an unregistered Karen Williams straight early on Saturday morning. One of them was arrested and found to be a 28 year old off duty Sandy constable from Milburn's north waste, he's expected to be charged on summons with drug position. The other off duty officer has been spoken to about the incident. Police have discovered a large drug making site at a shade on a property in Central Victoria about $750,000 worth of drugs were found by investigators at the property just south of Bendigo yesterday afternoon. Police say 47 year old man was arrested at the scene and is assisting with the investigation. Shaking Victoria's with the details. Now on morning fog Miley across the South and 80 clearing to a dry and mild day. Isolated.
Facebook Introduces a New Miniplayer That Streams Spotify
"The short film co. let from facebook's oculus studios and e as respond entertainment game studio won an academy award for documentary short subject the first project from the game industry to win an oscar. The film was created for the video game medal of honor above and beyond and is available to stream on youtube oculus tv and the guardians website the new york times reports that the indian government ordered roughly one hundred posts critical of the country's covid nineteen response to be removed from twitter facebook and instagram india claim the posts were misleading and could incite panic. The platforms complied with the order with twitter blocking the tweets in india but leaving them available outside the country on monday apple detailed its plans for. Us development over the next five years including investing four hundred and thirty billion dollars building a new campus in north carolina and adding twenty thousand jobs in the us apple also pledged tens of billions of dollars for the development of next-generation silicon and five g. Technology apple says the north carolina campus will support at least three thousand jobs in machine. Learning artificial intelligence software engineering and other fields. Facebook rolled out support for a new spotify. Many player in the news feed which will continue to play content as a user continues to grow their feed part of a partnership that the companies announced last week the features available to free in premiums spotify users. who will now see facebook and facebook newsfeed option when selecting the share option from within the spotify app and a separate blog post. The company also confirmed its building. Its own app. Podcast player was shows having to opt into the service and expected to roll out in the next few months and macrumors confirmed that the revival ransomware group removed all references related to an extortion attempt against apple which previously included images and schematics. Stolen from the odium quanta. The group had pledged additional information through. May i if not paid a fifty million dollar ransom and it's not clear why the information was removed
Biden Administration Resumes White House Council on Native American Affairs
"The biden administration announced thursday. It will restore the white house counsel on native american affairs. The mountain west news bureau savannah mar has more at a meeting with tribal leaders. Earlier this month secretary of the interior dub holland promised a new era of nation to nation relations between the federal government and tribes to do that right. We must engage tribal nations with an all of agency approach. The revival of the white house counsel on native american is a step in that direction. It will bring together leaders from across the federal government to coordinate services policies related to tribes with input from tribal leaders themselves. Gabe aguilera is president of the mescalero. Apache tribe. He calls this. The latest of many early indicators that the biden administration takes its trust responsibility to tribes seriously. Our voice is going to be respected. And we're going to have input on issues that's gonna help country or improve native country or could hurt any country council was first launched under former president obama but went dark for most of the trump years. Gale small is with the university of montana's american indian government policy institute and a former northern cheyenne councilwoman. She says that hampered pandemic response in indian country at critically important that discounts along native american affairs really steps up their efforts to assist us in further responding to the pandemic but also rebuilding. You know economic recovery house. Joe kerr on indian reservation to council will convene next friday with secretary holland serving as chair for national native news. I'm savannah
A Look Inside The World's Biggest Vaccine Maker
"So rosa palm trees here green lawns. A little bit like a college campus riding in a golf cart up to the factory. Your some of these are the migos month. Rubella reviews vaccine serum institute of india was already the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer even before this pandemic the company says two thirds of all children in the world. Get its vaccines and most of them are made here. At a sprawling factory complex in western india inside conveyor belts with all these tiny little vial weasing going for automatic resilience section automatic. Visual inspection is inspecting me europe machine. It's a high tech operation but look outside the factory window and you see a reminder of this companies more humble roots horses in the nineteen sixties. This was a farm breeding race horses and one day. One of the horses got bitten by a snake. Suresh giada serums executive director. Explains what happened next. Bimbos do the lanes. Were not working great in india so he could not get their disney. We could not get anti snake venom serum in time the horse died but it's owner had an idea you said yesterday why not start making it ourselves. So the serum institute of india was born. It began making serums against tetanus and snake venom and leader added vaccines against all sorts of childhood diseases. They specialize in generic versions at low profit margins and export to one hundred and seventy different countries last spring. A tiny package arrived here by career from oxford university in england to the very small. While is one in chief scientist. Shali graham describes what was inside components of a viral vector vaccine against the corona virus serum scrambled to start mass producing them immediately in huge floor to ceiling stainless steel vats of the one. Embryonic human embryonic kidney selling yeah scientists petty ready recalls how he was developing other vaccines these fats when his supervisor told him to quickly convert everything over to the corona virus vaccine while under lockdown as the pandemic exploded it was difficult to follow very strict rules of solution during this People to do overtime. This was before. Clinical trials showed that the oxford astrazeneca vaccine would work. It was a gamble with so much at stake. He says everybody's waiting for the all mankind waiting. The whole world is waiting for it to this winter. When trials finally proved this vaccine did indeed work is celebrated internally. Not like party or something but we had that moment of joy gonna champagne. No no serum hopes to soon be churning out a hundred million doses per month of this one vaccine on top of all the other vaccines they're still producing here. The oxford astra zeneca. Formula is particularly attractive to india and other low and middle income countries. Because it needs just regular refrigeration not subzero temperatures. This is for storage area. The capacity of seventy million dollars. So what we're looking at here is enough to vaccinate. Whole countries is ongoing process of building out of cold storage along these conveyor belts and out to sixty eight country so far racing against russia china. In what some are calling vaccine. Diplomacy india's huge capacity is attracted interest from the so called quad. The us japan. Australia and india. They announced financing to help another indian producer make a billion more doses of another co vaccine but while indian manufacturers are partnering with global pharmaceutical companies. The indian government is challenging pam at the world trade organization. There is an agreement that binds all wto members to certain levels of protection for intellectual property. Twenty year patents. Regional thrashers legal scholar at the global development policy center in boston. She explains how india and south africa are asking the wto to suspend those patents. Cova vaccines so that companies like serum can crank out generic versions quickly and in certain countries the majority of the population won't be vaccinated for something like five years that gives those viruses a long time to mutate. So the argument they're making is not. Hey look out for us but more this is in the interest of all of us. Everyone serums executive director. John says he supports that effort at the wto watery required is a vaccine today. Not tomorrow you want to stop the disease and stop it sprayed and that can happen. Only if there is no restriction on using technology many global health experts agree. The pope has said he does too but some companies including astrazeneca have pledged to sell vaccines at cost without profit and suspending. their patents. They say is not the answer it would kill innovation and would not speed up distribution bottlenecks more to do with supply chains than access to the vaccine technology itself. Both sides of this debate are over emphasizing. The role of patents. Daniel hamill is a law professor at the university of chicago. He says the serum institute success chose a middle path. It got a license from astrazeneca. It's been able to mass produce vaccines within the current regulatory environment ensures the potential licensing arrangements without cancelling patents ceremonies if you're disabled to gain rights to make vaccines on a large scale. That's a good thing could serums factory. As vials of corona virus knock scenes wiz off conveyor belts inside chief scientist ms. Shali graham points to construction underway outside a new pandemic preparedness facility for another year or two renew community that has not actually ideas to have extra machines extra labs all on hand to make billions of doses of vaccine against whatever virus hits
Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same
"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine
India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?
"Next on a protest movement movement in India. in India. It has drawn the It interest has drawn of pop the interest stars of pop and stars climate and activists climate activists and sent people and sent into the people streets into for the streets a cause. for a cause. What's fascinating What's fascinating about the cause about they're the cause fighting for, they're fighting for, is how is unfasten how unfasten ating ating it initially it seems, initially seems, farmers are protesting farmers are protesting over new rules over new for rules wholesale for wholesale markets. markets. One of those rules One matter of those rules so much. matter so much. The answer reveals The answer something reveals about something a giant about nation, a giant its nation, past its past and its possible and its future. possible future. NPR's Lauren NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like all day. So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes, Yes. This is far. Good skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're being market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops in auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. It did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Copper supplies water. Not there. That's right. That's water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot off problem is that the production costs off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prizes are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. But Sanjay Cohade is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. He says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat, another man interrupts. We have brought up Narendra Modi's. You will be the King of World nine innings, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country, but that didn what model? Is it? Me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean about me, but not for my tomatoes. Sun up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the man on I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. The last Shin Dae is the founder. Market is ready to pay me back better place then I should capture that market is rapper Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes here's yes. Yes, grandfather and then grape farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove. It Actually long known there was opportunity. So he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who've gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Abby Shake says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been pro testing even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it when I'm just out to get the amulet and the mighty by it guys out the causal Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India
India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?
"Next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. Okay, So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes. Yes. This is good, Skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're paying market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops Auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. But it did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Report supplies water, Not there that much water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot of problem is that the production cost off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prices are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. That son Jake Ohad is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. Don't he says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat. Another man interrupts. We're proud of you will be the King of World Niners, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country that they moved more delicious than me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean, bony, but not for my tomatoes. Sun Up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the banana, I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. Villas. Shin Dae is the founder market is ready to pay me back. Better place then I should capture that market is Roper. Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes Here's yes. If grandfather and great farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove, it actually opportunity, so he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who'd gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Bobby Shake, says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been protesting even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it. When I'm just out to get the amulet and no I did buy it guys off the coast of Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India
Tech Companies Face New Rules in India
"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action
India introduces new rules to regulate online content
"To regulate content on social media. This comes after a serious of tussles between the government and online platforms over disputed content. You should meet a Pataki has more. The new rules require social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to swiftly remove posts the government says are illegal. Earlier this month in response to violent farmer protests. In January, the Indian government ordered Twitter to block hundreds of accounts. Little complied at first, but soon unblocked some of the accounts, including that of a news magazine after an outcry will press freedom. The new guidelines also covered digital news outlets. Cabinet minister broke our job, Riker told reporters. Press Freedom is crucial for democracy. But let me also tell you that every freedom has to be responsible Freedom. Javadi could also announced similar rules for streaming platforms, including Netflix and Amazon. For NPR news. I'm such Mita partook in Mumbai.
Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC
"Nikei sources say that apple partnered with chipmaker. Tsmc to develop micro. Ola displays would displays built directly onto chip wafers for use in our future. Headsets that displays underdevelopment are less than one inch in size with mass production estimated several years away the beta for iowa's fourteen point five adds accident hazard and speed check reporting to apple maps. A new report button is available in the bottom tray of maps to report incidents and voiced support for siri is available as well and analysis by cambridge university university although they probably have anniversaries also estimates that bitcoin mining consumes roughly one hundred twenty one point three six terawatt hours of electricity per year which would make a top thirty energy consumer if it were used by country however for context the researchers noted that electricity consumed in the us by always on inactive could power the bitcoin network for year. I liked that comparison there. It's like yeah that sounds bad but then also that Following its launch in australia. Google new showcase launched in argentina and the united kingdom offering now includes free and paywall two articles for more than one hundred twenty uk and forty argentinian outlets bringing its total to four hundred fifty publications twitter announced monetize daily active users increased twenty seven percent on the year in. Its q four to one hundred ninety two million but missed analysts expectations of one hundred ninety three point. Five million with growth slowing for the third consecutive quarter. Twitter also said wednesday it suspended more than five hundred accounts and reduced certain hashtag visibility in india to comply with several orders from the indian government amidst farmers protests on agricultural reforms in the country. The twitter accounts are only being blocked in india and don't include news media entities. Journalists activists were politicians who have twitter accounts and twitter. Cfo ned siegel said on cnbc. Wednesday that people removed from its platform are not allowed to come back and that applies to president donald trump. Even if he ran for office again. All right let's talk a little bit more about what twitter is planning jack dorsey. He's been talking a lot about decentralisation over the past couple of months what did he say. This time scott feels like every time i'm on the show. There's something about his little idea but on this same call with investors on tuesday twitter ceo. Jack dorsey explained how it's internet project or internal project rather called blue sky and this something. He first announced wave back in december of two thousand nineteen Could create a decentralized social network to give people more choice over their twitter twitter experience Dorsey said twitter might create multiple rhythms for you to choose from offer them alongside those made by others a sort of marketplace on a lot of detail beyond that but dorsey feels Choice like this would not only help out business. But dr more people into participating in social media in the first place Decentralisation could also help twitter address concerns about moderation neutrality. all that kind of stuff Pretty fascinating idea I i still hope he does it with partners. And not just a a twitter store with algorithm skins. Well i mean it sounds like it's it's a combination of both the way twitter sees it happening. The company itself would say all right. You might want this experience. We have enough user feedback to know that some users are frustrated with the kind of stock twitter experience and using hashtags and maybe Filtering out certain keywords or searching for users or topics isn't enough for you you want twitter built a certain way and we can do that for you but then the company saying also third party developers might have some really great ideas and we welcome those algorithms as well as long as you know people wanted that. Could this be something that people would potentially pay for in the future. I would think yes. Yeah although i mean his focus on decentralisation implies that this would be something out in the wild right to the for longtime twitter's been talking about maybe we'll partner up with an existing decentralized solution which there are a few out there like mastodon. And i think that's a really really interesting way to approach this to say what if we decentralized twitter and differentiated twitter is just one of the better ways to talk with folks but like you said scott. He thinks that would help drive more people into participating if there was a federation so to speak that mastodon is that right now but twitter isn't part of mastodon so you don't have enough people using it so it doesn't get that momentum that it needs if twitter gets behind something like that whether it's mastodon or something else then suddenly it's got momentum and if you could say like well what i would like is a more environmental spin on this. I want a more libertarian. Spin you know wanted to promote things that are more about molecular biology promote scientists. I want i want to have a spiritual issues in christianity. Promoted more you you could have that and still everybody be participating in the same network and to his point about moderation neutrality. If you're the one picking the algorithm then you might have issues with how that particular algorithm works. But there'd be less burden on twitter or any other participant to be the person in charge of deciding what gets promoted and what doesn't because you'd have a lot of different approaches to it
Twitter suspends over 500 accounts in India after government warning
"Twitter announced monetize daily active users increased twenty seven percent on the year in. Its q four to one hundred ninety two million but missed analysts expectations of one hundred ninety three point. Five million with growth slowing for the third consecutive quarter. Twitter also said wednesday it suspended more than five hundred accounts and reduced certain hashtag -bility in india to comply with several orders from the indian government amidst farmers protests on agricultural reforms in the country. The twitter accounts are only being blocked in india and don't include news media entities. Journalists activists were politicians who have twitter accounts and twitter. Cfo ned siegel said on cnbc. Wednesday that people removed from its platform are not allowed to come back and that applies to president donald trump. Even if he ran for office again.
Twitter's daily active users number reached to 192 million in the fourth quarter of 2020
"Twitter announced monetize daily active users increased twenty seven percent on the year in. Its q four to one hundred ninety two million but missed analysts expectations of one hundred ninety three point. Five million with growth slowing for the third consecutive quarter. Twitter also said wednesday it suspended more than five hundred accounts and reduced certain hashtag -bility in india to comply with several orders from the indian government amidst farmers protests on agricultural reforms in the country. The twitter accounts are only being blocked in india and don't include news media entities. Journalists activists were politicians who have twitter accounts
The Curious Case of the Purple Daisy Photo
"There's an ordinary photo. That has been getting a lot of attention like a lot of attention and people aren't sure why usually would photo goes viral so to speak. It's because it's funny or salacious or just plain bizarre but this photo is simply of a purple daisy in a field of grass. It looks like something that would have been a desktop background choice on windows. Xp the photo was taken in the hague in the netherlands back in two thousand four and a version of it currently lives on wikipedia media comments. Where for some curious reason it has been getting roughly seventy eight million hits a day since last summer mostly from india that accounts for about twenty percent of all data requests on the sites but why in a wiccan media forum discussing the conundrum theories ranged from in indian health conglomerate named astor also the name of the genus of flour. The daisy belongs to perhaps using the image in its app or website to an online coding class. That used the photo becoming particularly popular because several on the forum said it like a photo they had seen in their own coding courses but there is also this quoting rest of world. Many online commenters noted that the purple flower had been used in sample code on sites like stack overflow a question and answer forum programmers. They theorized that an app developer may have accidentally copied and pasted one of the samples and forgot to remove a link to the photograph using code snippets from stack. Overflow is a common strategy among developers around the world. It appears to be a classic case of hot. Lincoln said michael donahoe head of product at rest of world. Hot linking is when a website displays an image by linking to the original site where it's hosted of uploading separately. The practice allows the site borrowing the picture to avoid using their own server space. That's why we can media is forced to handle the requests to the flower photo. As i'm sure you've gathered. People often do it by mistake. Copy paste code without knowing what it does when done by developer. It's usually sloppy. Coding in doesn't look good. Donohoe explained and quotes. The hot lincoln seemed to be the leading theory but then the sleuths realized another piece of the puzzle. The spike from hundreds of hits a day to millions started on june twenty-ninth twenty twenty the very same day that the indian government blocked a number of apps created by chinese developers most notably tiktok. So the theory goes that one of these several tiktok competitors that people flocked to after the ban may have included a link to this flower photo in. Its code somewhere now. We the public don't know which apps specifically it is yet but sukhbir saying an engineer at the wickham media foundation said they have identified it and are waiting to hear back from the developers before releasing the name and quoting once more saying added that wickham media couldn't find the image anywhere in the app itself confirming our theory that it fetches the image but does not display it in other words every day. Millions of phones are sending traffic to a beautiful photograph of a flower. But no one is able to actually witness its beauty. It's like a weird version of the butterfly effect except for throwaway code end quote.
Indian farmers plan nationwide 3-hour blockade of highways
"Of Indian farmers have blocked major highways across the country as they continue their protests against new agricultural laws. The three hour blockade has disrupted traffic in many parts of India. Embarrass on Hetty Rajan reports holding placards, banners and national flag. Farmers have blocked major roads to protest against loss they save will benefit big private buyers. The Indian capital, Delhi has become a fortress with the deployment of more than 50,000 police officers in and around the city to prevent any violence. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping outside Delhi for the last 2.5 months. But the protests have spread to other states in recent days, posing a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Nouri in Ramadi. The protests have attracted international attention in the past week with the U. S, urging the Indian government to resume talks with the farmers and
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"Remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the certain affairs minister and tweet. Every had. Arianna had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. And she asked. Why are we talking about this? In the U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. You know, something tells me this election man got partner. He bet Now Haman Publisher contest The honey jar a high No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and the money he raised included thousands of dollars in donations from major supporters of motive, and when that came to light Certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni. He then lost to a man who voted against certifying the electoral college vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to ruin vehicle. Paul W. N. Y C news for more on this story. Visit gothamist dot com. Time for our documentary, the week with Tom Powers and Rafael and a house and they're the co founders of the Doc NYC Festival and the Pure non fiction podcast. Tom has this week's pick. Working. What makes living Dolly Parton Song was inspired by real secretaries campaigning for better work conditions. Their history is cold in the documentary 9 to 5. The story of a movement. Labor historian Lane Windham describes their breakthrough in the 19 seventies, when the secretary's rose up through 9 to 5. It's almost like the wallpaper came alive. People did not understand that secretaries had this kind of power and could demand this kind of respect. It was shocking Oscar winning film makers Julia Reichert and Stephen Bogan. Our interview women who were on the front lines confronting issues of sexual harassment. Child care and equal pay. Carol Simms was worker in Cleveland, who took strength from the organizing if you handle the problem, Helper employees through a.
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"That translated into protests in New York and 30 other cities against a controversial law in India that critics say could disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. Yes, it is a preemptive Hurt on our part, he said. India's Muslims face an existential crisis and that President Biden and newly confirmed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cannot afford to be soft on the Mod administration. When 200 million lives are at stake. We don't want to wait until it's too late and somebody Very senior in the Tony Blinken administration happens to be, you know, good friend of muddy we had to take preventive action in putting it on the table. So Chitra Vision is a human rights lawyer based in New York and runs the Polish project. An organization that documents state violence in India. Everybody has been silenced. Opposition is completely wiped out, and this includes him off India's most well known thinkers, writers, lawyers, scholars. So now we are in an actual authoritarian regime, where everybody has been silent. That includes much of the Indian media, which is why a single tweet by the American singer Rihanna had such an impact. Now. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted through the foreign celebrities remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air, forcing people to take sides some shelter this election man Governor he bet No America publisher wanted Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrats repressing Kulkarni just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost to a man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports MODY. There has to be a way for our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we'll have some differences on some foreign policy issues, but recognizing in the domestic policy Rome that our issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to ruin vehicle. Paul W. N. Y C news Is this morning edition on W. N. Y C. Coming up, official figures are likely to far understate the U. S. Pandemic. One research team says. If you want to know how many people are currently infected with covert 19, you should multiply the daily new case count by 10. Really only seeing the tip of the iceberg as to how many people are currently walking around, and unfortunately putting other people at risk. We'll have a closer look that's coming up.
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"Star Rihanna have to do with farmers in India? Well, she's added her voice to the growing number of Americans supporting the protests in India against that country's prime minister. Double the one my sees a rune vinegar Paul reports on the evolving relationship between the two nations and how it's playing out in the Biden administration in 2008. Days after the election of Barack Obama, an article appeared in Counterpunch, a leftist publication about a member of the president elect's transition team. So anal Shaw The article titled Obama's Indian sided Shaw's involvement in the 19 nineties with Hindu nationalist groups in the Indian diaspora. That and the fact that our parents remained highly active in those groups. As a controversy grew shot, says she turned to powerful people on the Obama team like John Podesta. When I first raised the issue because I had seen what was happening, they sort of laughed because I thought it was dumb. And literally, like, laugh me out of the room and said, Don't waste your time on that stuff we've got other work to do now. Shaw is once again in the news, an Indian publication, said President Biden was blocking any appointees with links to Hindu nationalist groups. Aggressive groups claim this as a victory. But Shaz says she's not interested in a White House job, and an official in the Biden White House told me there is no such policy. The rumor, however, continues to circulate throughout the Indian news media were now taking every single person in South Asian origin that either may want to work in government or want to run for office. And we're holding a test to them. That has nothing to do with what they actually do. In addition to being wealthy Indian Americans now have political clout and representation visibly in the form of the new vice president. There are over four million people of Indian descent in the country and the largest population is right here in the New York City region. 60% of the community views India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably, according to a recent survey, But a rising left leaning movement within the community is challenging the majority last year that translated into protests in New York and 30 other cities against a controversial law in India that critics say could disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. Yes, it is a preemptive Effort. On our part, he said. India's Muslims face an existential crisis and that President Biden and newly confirmed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cannot afford to be soft on the Mod administration. When 200 million lives are at stake. We don't want to wait until it's too late and somebody Very senior in the Tony Blinken administration happens to be, you know, good friend of muddy we had to take preventive action in putting it on the table. So Chitra Vision is a human rights lawyer based in New York and runs the Polish project. An organization that documents state violence in India. Everybody has been silenced. Opposition is completely wiped out, and this includes him off India's most well known thinkers, writers, lawyers, scholars. So now we are in an actual authoritarian regime, where everybody has been silent. That includes much of the Indian media, which is why a single tweet by the American singer Rihanna had such an impact. Now. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted through the foreign celebrities remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. Hello, Subject. This election man. Got a partner. He bet No America publisher wanted. Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost. A man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to
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"That they would use influencers in the U. S. And in Europe. To in some way discomfort. The Indian government is does that make sense for the PRC's a sense of itself? Certainly John and this comes right out of Beijing's playbook because we've seen this, for instance, in Beijing's attempt to inflame political opinion in the United States, which is included not just propaganda, but has also incitements to violence, which are not only subversion, but acts of war. So this is consistent with what China does. Leo. I'd have to believe that at this point, we don't know enough to say whether these celebrities the singer, the environmental activist and the vice president's relative No about the provenance of these documents. Is that fair? What we know is the document exists, and we now have to unpack it. Oh, yeah, I have no doubt they have no idea what they're doing for that. What they're doing is actually, um, participating by proxy in geopolitical political warfare against The state of India. If they think that they're going after Prime Minister Modi individually because there's a whole narrative of there, that's being pushed for years that he's a good Hindu nationalist, bad guy. And so they feel their virtue. Signaling is perfectly intact because they feel like this is a pre designated bad guy. What they don't understand is what is where the where the tweets about the weed gers, you know where the tweets about Hong Kong, where the tweets of the actual perpetrators of authoritarian, fascistic totalitarian dominance. And Gordon the vaccine competition. Can we say that's part of this contest that would. It also include the military confrontation in the Himalayas and the cross purposes of the end of Pacific? Would that all be included in this what you'd have to say? Incredibly odd way of undermining a government. Well, clearly John because China tries to use all points of contact, undermine and overthrow governments. So everything is connected. Cleo Paskal of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Gordon Chang at Gordon Gee, Chang I'm John Baxter. Introducing the Y M C A. What You already know the wise course. So you think? Sure you know the wife for a swim? We'll work out even a game of hoops. But did you know we're more than that? We're a cause when you take your jump shot at the Y Someone else is getting job training. Take the cardio class while kids are in an after school enrichment program, practice your downward facing dog as a team practices, her leadership skills. That's the Why way work with people, no matter their age, income or background and give them the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, all with one simple goal in mind to strengthen our community, and we've got so much more that does just that. So.
"indian government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It is good to be with you today. The ongoing protests of tens of thousands of farmers in India are now entering their third month with no end in sight. The farmers are protesting inequality and new laws that further privatize agriculture, among other grievances, and they have found an unlikely ally. Pop singer Rihanna yesterday. Rianna tweeted. Why aren't we talking about this Hashtag farmers protest with a link to an article about an Indian government crackdown that included an Internet blackout. Her comment went viral environmental activist Greta Tune. Berg is also chimed in tweeting. We stand in solidarity with the hashtag Farmers protest in India. Support from global celebrities for the farmers has really annoyed the Indian government. Pre adoption. Neeson is an independent journalist in Delhi, who's been covering the protests so free of the world was not paying attention to the protest in Delhi. A lot more are now Rianna has 100 million plus followers. Read a ton Berg nearly five million. How was the Indian government responded to a lot of outrage they seem to have prompted online. This is unprecedented. Several prominent voices have actually gone on Twitter and other social media platforms to draw attention to the farmer protests, and they've shown solidarity with the protests on in response to that there is a Bollywood star who's known to openly supports the basically government Gold Canyon or not. Who immediately in response to Rihanna's Tweet says I quarter no one is talking about it because they are not farmers. They're terrorists who are trying to divide in there so that China could take over a vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony. Much like the US, Wow. So those who have been supporting these protests have been subjected to trolls. Hit online of users racist slurs, the host of abuses really, and now this is being directed at the international community. In fact, the government today put out a sharp warning against the temptation off in courts temptation or sensationalist social media hashtag and commence and said the protests were only by a small section of farmers. And selected parts of India. Then what? What is very important, Marco is the amplification off the international voices were noticing at the time of the movement is being thought a repressed and suppressed at any cost by the government. This is going to be a huge boost for the farmers so that the celebrity tweets, as you say, prompted pushback. What do you know about public support in India for these protests? So the public support in India for the protest is actually growing massively. It's really gathering momentum on and it started when Parliament and acted these laws last September in the government's eyes, the farming sector needed reform on they believe that cultural laws will give farmers radio market access and flexibility. But in response to the enactment of these laws is immediate protest against these laws. But the protests were mostly localized and what really changed the narrative and a very drastic way was when the farmer started moving and hordes in convoys to Delhi to really protest against these laws. So November 26. They landed on the borders off deli and they started camping on the borders of Delhi. And just to be clear. Why do Indian farmers fear? Are those new laws will imperil their livelihood their work so currently there are regulated markets that allow farmers to sell their produce at a minimum support price. This has allowed them to keep afloat on allow agriculture to remain sustainable. So what these laws will do is they will allow corporate still enter into direct contract with farmers bypass those regulated markets on in the process. Farmers fear that it would lead to the disappearance. It's off the local markets going Mondays. They want the market minimum support price remain operational, and if that's gone, they'll just be pawns in the hands of the gardeners and these carpets will be dictating the prices as well as the crops that should be harvested and Almost will also in the process lose their land. The government has said that they're willing to have for the tops of the farmers till they come to a consensus and they've even agreed to put the laws on hold up to 18 months. The farmers have said that they're not going to step down. They're not going toe move from the protest sides till the laws are fully repealed and they get their deal. Prime Minister. MODY says that farmers anger's being stuck by opposition politicians and the farmers don't understand that the new laws will help them. Does he have a point? The government is using the farm protests as a pretext to level all kinds of charges against the opposition. Seeing that it's a conspiracy by the opposition toe really be smudged the government and short on a polite the opposition is bringing people together and building solidarity. So this is a really after in Dependence. This is a historic moment in India, and it's going to change a lot off things. Even if the laws aren't revealed, the farmers have been arriving in such large numbers and camping out in Delhi's harsh window. Staying and dense living out of their tractors and Chinese. They don't want that They want to be in the comfort of their homes. Yet I think it's the community spirit that has really kept this movement. Sparkling Lee alive. Despite the brutal crackdowns and intimidations, they are voicing their protest against inequalities and injustices that they've silently suffered over several decades. Production. The sand is a journalist in Delhi has been covering the farmers protests in the Indian capital. Area. Thank you very much for your time. And for your explanations. Thank you, Marco. The pandemic has brought along its fair share of viral food trends. And some credit goes to TIC TAC, where a lot of these trans gain traction..
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"Year old was live streaming. Too unresponsive Women on social media. Police say they found out he was wanted for announce standing warrant for domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon. The two women's deaths under investigation the Indian government wants to know who vandalized the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Davis, a central park employees found the 6 FT tall statue detached from its base and headless, the government said the embassy of India in D. C. Asked the U. S Department of State for an investigation. Now critics Of Gandhi say the figure has a history of racism and abuse. The city of Davis condemning the vandalism. That's the news. I'm Phil Farrar. Sacramental traffic checking kfbk traffic, starting with Davis still seeing a bit of a heavy ride westbound 80 between highway 1, 13 and Pedrick Road. Also westbound 80 a bit slow in the West Sacramento area between Highway 50 and along the Yellow causeway leading to child's road, so westbound 80 definitely best to avoid that area right now, but Taking a look at your ride from the Sacramento International airports. Downtown Sacramento South Bound five. You're pretty much moving along fine on Lee, eight minutes to get through North Bound five, though in Sacramento just after J Street, there are reports of a sofa blocking the right lane. Alden Jacob News 93.1 kfbk Now Sacramento weather Mostly cloudy for this afternoon. The high 61 65 mostly cloudy tonight low in the mid forties. Mostly cloudy for tomorrow. High 62 to 66. Mostly cloudy for Tuesday. A couple showers 55 to 59. I'm Actually there's John. Fear it is 93.1 calf B. K opioid or stimulus addiction is not a choice, but treatment is Don't let covert 19 stop you from choosing the right treatment. If you have a cell phone or computer, virtual care can help limit your exposure to cove. It 19 and yet, you star. Put it on the path to recovery. Proven.
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"Some platforms like Robin Hood side of a battle between investors and short sellers. You're listening to ABC News. Hey, Forman. Now here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's News. 93.1 KFBK, one of California's biggest teachers unions, is asking Governor Newsome to speed up the vaccination process and get the shots. Two teachers next California Teachers Association president Tito Be, Boyd says his union wants a safe reopening process. Tensions between the Indian and Sikh communities and Davis are heating up over a statue. Mahatma Gandhi said she was gift to the city of Davis from the Indian government in 2016, however, earlier in the week the statue was toppled from its base. Officials were still investigating. Why did start she was vandalized when it was first installed some members of the Sikh community protests and its presence, saying Gandhi was a racist and molested his teenage grannies. Limited Pliny. The younger beer release is already sold out A rep with Russian River Brewing Company says the triple I P A. Which is on Lee, available in ball form this year. Sold out in five minutes. I'm er well, Balon. Sacramento traffic from the KFBK traffic center. Some long term work on our freeways that's going to be on the connector ramp from South found five north bound 99 on the shoulder. Also shoulder work on South Bound 99 per mill Burger wrote to Alcorn Boulevard. Work continues on the Del Paso rode over crossing over I five shoulder work. Also east and westbound Highway 50. Eldorado County between El Dorado Road in Missouri. Flat road overnight. One way control traffic area Vista Bridge North Front Street to the junction of Highway 1 60 until 7 a.m. and reduce lanes, both East. And westbound. I 80 from the West El Camino Avenue over crossing to Reed Avenue through 5 A.m. traffic every 10 minutes mornings and afternoons news 93.1 kfbk Now Sacramento weather Or today will see clouds and breaks of sunshine highs in the mid 50 used to near 60 Tonight..
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"News You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. To India now where two months of peaceful protests turned violent farmers are locked in a standoff with the Indian government over agriculture reforms, and today it came to blows in the streets of the capital as NPR's Lauren Frayer reports. It started like every annual republic Day holiday in India with a military parade in the capital, But everyone knew what was coming tens of thousands of farmers on tractors Have been protesting on the city's outskirts for months, their anger percolating they obtained police permits to enter the city today. They were supposed to wait until after the military parade was over, but some broke through barricades early and veered off the agreed upon route. Locals cheered them on and threw flowers. But then police fired tear gas from highway overpasses and beet farmers with bamboo rods. Farmers stormed the 17th century red fort, a tourist attraction and symbol of power in the heart of Delhi. He waved flags from the ramparts and rallies spread across the country day. Hundreds gathered on the cricket field in downtown Mumbai, including Mega Molik V gave me Mama support because they're not getting What they want. What they want is the repeal of three farm laws that deregulate produce markets. Farmers fear they'll lose price guarantees, though the government insists they will not. It's a dispute over quite technical pricing rules, but it's become a rallying cry for people who want to honor India's agrarian roots. Up to two thirds of Indians still work in agriculture, mostly on small farms. Their profits are already meager and Cove it has plunged India into a recession. Economists are Rama Kumar says. Farmers fear the government is putting big corporations ahead of them. This is a fight for democracy. This is a fight for people not to set off oligarchs or a set of multinational companies. Others say Indian agriculture desperately needs some kind of reform seem a battler is another economist. She supports the government's laws. These laws will give farmers the choice or you can say the freedom to farmers to sell beer. Ever they wish to sell. The problem, she says, is that the government botched the rollout. It didn't explain these laws well to the people whose lives they affect most, and so farmers fears have taken over, she says. Last week, the government offered a compromise an 18 month suspension of the laws, but farm unions refused..
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"Of the Senate with control of the U. S Senate at stake, the president told Georgia voters at a rally here to keep extreme liberals from gaining the majority. He urged voters to return Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue to Congress. And keep the Senate under GOP control. Party officials hope the president's rally of the base will lead to strong voter turnout in Tuesday's critical races. Great Clugston with the president in Dalton, Georgia, Federal health officials say the U. S ramped up covert 19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower than expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about four million. Over the weekend at 1.5 million shots administered in 72 hours. While the House started making some new changes after they swore in the 117th Congress House adopted a new set of rules for the 117 Congress and the 2 17 to 2 or six party line vote. The package includes language that would make significant changes to the motion to recommit procedural to lose by the minority to alter bills at the 11th hour on the floor instead of amending legislation ahead of the final vote. Republicans slammed the move as a power grab. In an attempt to silence debate. House rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern maintained that the motion to recommit quote can no longer be used to hijack the legislative process for political gamesmanship. Edie Bennett in Washington. Representatives of the Indian government protesting farmers and failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed. And with that refusal to revoke the legislation, the farmers were complaining to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north. Two sides agreed to meet for more talks on Friday and Iran's begun enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since the 2015 nuclear deal.