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To curb fake news on COVID-19, WhatsApp users can share viral messages to only one chat at a time
Widely used instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday April 7 said henceforth the users can share messages that are highly forwarded to only one chat at a time to curb fake news on COVID-19.
Earlier, messages at once could be shared in five chats at a time. WhatsApp said, We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful. In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers. However, we’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding, which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation. We believe it’s important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversation.
It further said, This limit kicks in once a message has been previously forwarded five times or more. This is the latest limit that WhatsApp has set, making us one of the few products that have taken steps to constrain virality and place limits on how people can send messages.
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In November, 6.5 lakh Nagpur citizens pay online electricity bill of ₹133 crore
One crore 11 lakh 53 thousand 703 low pressure consumers in the domestic, industrial and commercial categories in Maharashtra availed the facility of online payment of their electricity bill in the month of November. Over ₹2230 crores was paid by the above mentioned consumers as their electricity bill on the Mahavitaran App.
Every customer gets a discount of 0.25 percent on online payment, so there is an increasing tendency of customers to pay electricity bills online. In Nagpur circle, over 6.69 lakh customers paid a total of ₹133 crores as electricity bill in the month of November.
While customers of Konkan regional division in the state were leading in online electricity bill payment as over 49.21 lakh (approx.) consumers paid over ₹1001 crore, over 33.75 lakh customers of Pune regional office paid over ₹751 crore and over 85.19 lakh customers of Nagpur regional office paid over ₹299 crore. Apart from this, over 9.23 lakh customers in Aurangabad also paid over ₹177 crore online.
Electricity consumers can pay their electricity bills with the help of a computer or mobile app of MAHAVITARAN. Customers can view their current or outstanding payments on Mahavitran’s mobile app or website. Also, there is a facility to pay electricity bills through debit card, credit card or net banking. Upon payment, customers also receive a computerised receipt of their electricity bill.Moreover, the app is also available in Marathi and English languages and the service is available 24 hours a day. Hence the government has appealed to the consumers to take maximum advantage of this facility and pay their bills online
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Proud moment for India as Vande Bharat beats Japan’s bullet train by 3 seconds
India’s Vande Bharat Express has achieved a phenomenal feat by attaining a speed of 100 km/hr in 52 seconds, surpassing Japan’s bullet train which covers 100 km/hr in 55 seconds.
The Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high speed, intercity, EMU (electric multiple unit) train completely manufactured in India. It is also known as Train 18.
A video shared by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in Government of India, shows the Vande Bharat Express train number two running at a speed of 180 kilometres per hour.
Our Vande Bharat pic.twitter.com/7SOAtu9mhV
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) September 22, 2022
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iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max users complain of phone camera lens shaking, awful grinding sounds
The much-awaited iPhone 14 series has been launched on September 7 at the ‘Far Out’ tech event. However, to much dismay, some serious issues are being faced by the buyers. Some users have complained about camera shaking and grinding sounds on their iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The major complain is of the camera capturing blurry and shaky recording while using third party applications such as Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and more. While the primary camera seems to work fine, issues reported pertain to camera feature by third-party software.
Apple YouTuber Luke Miani has shared a video on Twitter demonstrating the issue. The shaking of the camera lens as well as the buzzing sound is visibly discernible after he opened Snapchat on his new iPhone 14 Pro Max.
So uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera pic.twitter.com/7HH1wLFjdF
— Luke Miani (@LukeMiani) September 16, 2022
On September 19, Apple released iOS 16.0.1 to address data migration, authorization and photo issues with the iPhone 14 series. The company has officially confirmed issues with iMessage and FaceTime.
As users wait with bated breath, it is to be seen whether the software updates by Apple is able to solve this issue before the shaking camera lens lead to any major trouble with the phone.
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