Meta-owned WhatsApp on Thursday said it has taken stern action on the growing menace of International scam calls in India, after the government took cognisance of the issue and announced to send a notice to the platform over the issue.
Meta-owned WhatsApp banned a record of over 4.7 million bad accounts in India in the month of March, in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021, the company said on Monday. Between March 1 and March 31, “4,715,906 WhatsApp accounts were banned and 1,659,385 of these accounts were proactively banned, before any reports from users”, WhatsApp said in its monthly compliance report.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in India on a two-day visit on Monday (India time). Kishida will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also deliver a speech on Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy and its new defense posture. Fifteen years ago PM Shinzo Abe first spoke about Indo-Pacific cooperation during his visit to Delhi.
India is committed to helping startups get over the crisis triggered by the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar spoke to more than 450 startups, owned or co-owned by Indians, Venture Capitalists (VCs), Industry leaders, and others stakeholders on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank through video conferencing from New Delhi on March 14.
Indian startups have withdrawn up to $300 million from the collapsed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) after the Joe Biden government in the US allowed depositors to withdraw their funds from March 13, Indian media reported.