MUMBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power five years ago on a business-friendly manifesto that promised to shake up Asia’s third-largest economy and boost employment. As Modi, 68, seeks a second term in India’s almost six-week mega-election beginning on Thursday, AFP looks at how he has delivered on his main economic pledges. Jobs, jobs, and more jobs Young people voted for Modi in droves in 2014 after he said he would create 10 million jobs a year. Many, however, have been left disappointed — and jobless. A newspaper recently published what it called an official report buried by Modi’s government showing unemployment at its highest since the 1970s. Last year a staggering 19 million people applied for 63,000 positions at Indian Railways. The opposition has used unemployment as one of its main lines of attack in the campaign, with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi attacking Modi for creating a “national disaster”. Analysts say that the … [Read more...] about Did India’s Modi fulfil his economic promises?
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By Binyamin Appelbaum The New York Times Thu., Nov. 8, 2018 ARTHUR, N.D.—This is harvest season in the rich farmlands of the eastern Dakotas, the time of year Kevin Karel checks his computer first thing in the morning to see how many of his soybeans Chinese companies have purchased while he was sleeping. Farmers in Cass County have prospered over the last two decades by growing more soybeans than any other county in the United States, and by shipping most of those beans across the Pacific Ocean to feed Chinese pigs and chickens. But this year, the Chinese have all but stopped buying. The largest market for one of the United States’ largest exports has shut its doors. The Chinese government imposed a tariff on American soybeans in response to the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods. The latest federal data, through mid-October, shows American soybean sales to China have declined by 94 per cent from last year’s harvest. Karel, the … [Read more...] about Trump tariffs leave U.S. soybean farmers facing heavy losses
Opening Remarks Hey everyone. Thanks for joining today. Before we get started today, I just want to take a moment to talk about what happened at YouTube yesterday. Silicon Valley is a tight-knit community, and we all have a lot of friends over there at Google and YouTube. We’re thinking of everyone there and everyone who was affected by the shooting. Now I know we face a lot of important questions. So I just want to take a few minutes to talk about that upfront, and then we’ll take about 45 minutes of your questions. Two of the most basic questions that I think people are asking about Facebook are: first, can we get our systems under control and can we keep people safe, and second, can we make sure that our systems aren’t used to undermine democracy? And I’ll talk about both of those for a moment and the actions that we’re taking to make sure the answers are yes. But I want to back up for a moment first. We’re an idealistic and optimistic company. … [Read more...] about Hard questions: Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on protecting people’s information
source Reuters A Facebook feature allowed people on the internet to look up Facebook users by their phone number or email address, and “scrape” data off of their public profile. The feature was turned off on Wednesday, Facebook said. All Facebook users should assume their data has been scraped, Mark Zuckerberg said on a conference call with reporters. Facebook revealed on Thursday that as many 87 million users could have had their Facebook data taken by Trump-linked British data firm Cambridge Analytica. But even if you’re sure you’re not in the Cambridge Analytica data because you never shared your data with a sketchy quiz app, there’s probably someone out there that has scraped data from your Facebook profile, CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Wednesday during a call with reporters. Basically, the search function of Facebook’s apps was so powerful, and so widely … [Read more...] about Your Facebook data has probably already been scraped, Mark Zuckerberg says
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015