Thursday, 21 July 2016

Indian PM Modi in Google Top 10 Criminals List

Posted by Anup Baral July 21st, 2016 :
A district court has issued a notices to global search giant Google, its CEO and its India head for portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a search query. The query which became topic of discussion back in June 2015, listed an images of PM Modi (among others) when a search query for ‘top 10 criminals in the world’ was executed on the search engine.

Additional District Judge (ADJ) Mahtab Ahmed issued a notice to Google’s CEO and its India head, who had initially filed an approach for the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) according to The Hindustan Times.

The complaint was filed by advocate Sushil Kumar Mishra and the hearing for the same will be held on 31 August.

Mishra had reportedly written to Google asking the search giant to remove the listing, but seemed to have got no response. The advocate even went to the police, who also did not register the case, post which he moved an application before the CJM.

Back then, Google had put out an apology as a spokesperson from Google commented, “Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. We apologise for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We’re continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this,”.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.