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Facebook corrects user's post after Singapore invokes fake news law
Posted on 30th November 2019
Facebook said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user's post at the request of the Singapore government, but urged for a measured approach to the implementation of a new "fake news" law to protect freedom of speech.

"Facebook is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information," the notice, which could be seen by some users in Singapore, said.

The correction notice was embedded at the bottom of the original post without any alterations to the text, but it could not be seen by other users inside and outside the country.

The Singapore government said on Friday it had instructed Facebook to publish a correction notice on a Nov. 23 post.

"As required by Singapore law, Facebook applied a label to these posts, which were determined by the Singapore Government to contain false information," a spokesperson for Facebook said in an emailed statement.

"As it is early days of the law coming into effect, we hope the Singapore Government's assurances that it will not impact free expression will lead to a measured and transparent approach to implementation."

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Gold prices steady at Rs 52,701 per 10 gram, silver rises to Rs 67,439 a kg
Posted on 14th August 2020
Gold prices on Friday was recorded at Rs 52,701 per 10 gram on subdued global cues and weaker dollar while silver prices rose to Rs 67,439 from Rs 66,256 per kg, according to Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association. The yellow metal has witnessed sharp volatility in the market as experts chart its direction after a massive slump from recent highs.

Gold jewellery prices vary across India, the second-largest consumer of the metal, due to excise duty, state taxes, and making charges.

Oil prices head for second weekly gain amid hopes for fuel demand recovery
Posted on 14th August 2020
Oil prices advanced on Friday and were heading for a second week of gains amid growing confidence that demand for fuel is starting to pick up despite the coronavirus pandemic that has slammed economies worldwide.

Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.3%, at $45.10 by 0043 GMT, heading for a gain of about 1.6% this week.

Hyderabad-based Biological E joins hands with J&J for Covid-19 vaccine
Posted on 14th August 2020
Hyderabad-based pharma company Biological E Limited (BE) has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals for the development and manufacturing of Covid-19 drugs as well as Johnson &Johnson's (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

The vaccine candidate is in phase 1/2a clinical trials.

Amazon enters online pharmacy space in India; to compete with Netmeds, 1mg
Posted on 14th August 2020
E-commerce giant Amazon has forayed into the online medicine segment and launched Amazon Pharmacy. The service has been started in areas with select pin codes in Bengaluru, while the company is learnt to be mulling scaling it up to other cities across India in the near future.

The service would allow customers to order prescription-based medication in addition to over-the-counter medicines, basic health devices and Ayurveda medication from certified sellers.

Bengaluru violence: 60 more including Congress corporator's husband arrested
Posted on 14th August 2020
A total of 60 more arrests have been made by the Bengaluru Police in connection with the violence that broke out in the city on August 11, taking the total number of arrests in the incident to 206. Among the new arrests is Kaleem Pasha, husband of Congress corporator from Nagwara ward Irshad Begum.

Pasha is said to have close political links with both the Congress party and SDPI.

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