The lawsuit escalates a growing struggle between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and tech giants including Facebook, Google parent Alphabet and Twitter in one of their key global growth markets.
The Health Ministry has announced that the Co-win portal will be made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by next week. Apart from this, it has also announced that it will be adding 17 more laboratories to the INSACOG network to monitor the variants of COVID-19.
Countering the allegation leveled in the petition, WhatsApp submitted that users were not previously given the option to opt-out of WhatsApp's privacy policies if they wanted to use the WhatsApp service.
Facebook will buy renewable energy for its India operations, a first of its kind initiative for the social media giant in South Asia, while Apple’s net zero-carbon move, Restore Fund, is the first such initiative globally