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What Did Twitter Say About Farmers’ Protest?

Twitter Inc. said that safety of their employees was a top priority while reaching out to the Union IT Minister for a formal dialogue in response to the non-compliance notice in relation to February 4 order to take down 1,178 listed handles.

What was the government order?

The Indian government asked the social media giant to take down 1,178 listed handles flagged by security agencies as pro-Khalistani accounts or those supported by Pakistan. Operating from foreign soils, these Twitter accounts were sharing misinformation and provocative contents on the ongoing farm issue in India. But Twitter has yet to take a call on this order.

What was Twitter’s response to government?

Twitter said that continued to be engaged with the Government of India from a position of respect and had reached out to the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology for a formal dialogue.

They strongly believe that the open and free exchange of information had a positive global impact and that the Tweets must continue to follow. The company took appropriate steps regarding such concerns as raised by the Government of India while making sure … Read the rest

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Budget 2020: 10 Important Points Of The Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today presented the Union Budget 2020 with the longest-ever budget speech in Parliament. In the speech, she vowed to boost the income and purchasing power of the people.

Highlights of Union Budget 2020

• The FM in her budget speech reiterated PM Modi’s goal of making India a $5 trillion economy. She said that government would empower people through higher growth and meaningful employment.

• In the move to introduce new tax rates, the FM brought down the income tax outgo for people earning Rs. 15 lakh a year by Rs. 78,000 to Rs. 1,97,000.

• FM announced that the government’s debt had reduced to 48.7% of GDP from 52.2% in March 2014. She also said that fundamentals of the economy were strong.

• FM said that the government aims to bring down the fiscal deficit from 3.8% of the GDP (revised estimate 2019-20) to 3.5% of GDP in the financial year ending March 2021.

• The government assigned a budget of Rs. 2.83 lakh crore for agricultural and rural sectors; Rs. 3.6 lack crore for piped water supply to every … Read the rest