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Google employees call for pledge not to work with US immigration officials

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Hundreds of Google employees are asking the company to promise that it will not work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. UU. Or the Immigration and Customs Control Service. It is the last in a year full of political and social setbacks in the workforce of the tech giant.

A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights published a public petition urging the company not to bid for a cloud computing contract for CBP, the federal agency that oversees the application of the law at the country’s borders. Tenders for the contract were due on August 1. It is not clear if Google expressed interest. The company did not return a request for comment.

More than 700 Google employees had signed the petition Tuesday afternoon. Citing a “system of abuse” and “malignant negligence” by the agencies, the petition requires that Google not provide any technical service to CBP, ICE or the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which provides services for refugees, up to that the agencies “stop” participating in human rights abuses. ”

“By working with CBP, ICE or ORR, Google would change its integrity for a bit of benefit and join a shameful lineage,” the organizers wrote. They cited federal actions that separated migrant children from parents and established detention centers with poor conditions.

Google employees have led a growing trend in which some employees of technology companies have taken public positions against the policies of their employers. Thousands of Google employees left last fall to protest the company’s handling of inappropriate sexual behavior claims. Employees also protested a Pentagon contract last year for work that used artificial intelligence technology to analyze drone images.

Google employees have led a growing trend in which some employees of technology companies have taken public positions against the policies of their employers. Thousands of Google employees left last fall to protest the company’s handling of inappropriate sexual behavior claims. Employees also protested a Pentagon contract last year for work that used artificial intelligence technology to analyze drone images.

The protests have achieved some success. After the strike, Google announced new patterns of inappropriate sexual behavior, although some employees say they don’t go far enough. And the company did not renew the contract with the Pentagon after a major setback.

Responding to the pressures of some employees has added fuel to the claims of Republican experts and legislators that the company is building its products to be partial against conservatives, an unfounded claim that has generated multiple hearings in Congress, although none that has produced evidence of bias.

The protests have attributed some success. After the strike, Google announced new patterns of inappropriate sexual behavior, although some employees say they don’t go far enough. And the company did not renew the contract with the Pentagon after a major setback.

Responding to the pressures of some employees has added fuel to the claims of Republican experts and legislators that the company is building its products to be partial against conservatives, an unfounded claim that has generated multiple hearings in Congress, although none that has produced evidence of bias.

Google was criticized by President Donald Trump last week when the president tweeted that he was “watching Google closely” after a former employee said on Fox News, without evidence, that the company would try to influence the 2020 elections against Trump.

Google has denied claims of political bias in its popular search service and other products.

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Priyanka Gandhi reminded of the London Smog

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Priyanka Gandhi reminded of the London Smog

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has suggested to make a law, amidst the furore over pollution situation in Delhi. Reminding him of the London Smog, he said that there was a terrible smog in 1952 in which 12 thousand people lost their lives. Millions of people fell ill. After such a huge tragedy, legislation for clean air passed in London. His gesture was to take similar stringent measures to clear the air from the government. Let us know that Delhi Government has implemented Odd-Even from today, which has got some effect.

 

Priyanka Gandhi told the need to work unitedly for this, avoiding politics completely. A major hearing took place in the Supreme Court on Monday about the rising air pollution in the country’s capital. In this, the Supreme Court made strict remarks that all the concerned state governments have failed to fulfill their responsibilities and action should be taken against the people concerned on negligence.

 

Meanwhile, the National Green Tribuna, taking cognizance of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi, Chairman of Delhi Pollution Control Control Board (Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control Committee). , Has summoned the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change along with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

 

 

Let us know that the situation in Delhi-NCR is getting worse due to air pollution. On Monday also the air quality level in Delhi was around 700, while in Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, it was also around 500. Although it remained between 300-400 by evening, doctors are advising people to stay away from Delhi-NCR. Doctors say that people from other states should stay away from Delhi right now, because the current situation here is very bad.

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India FTA will not be included in RCEP, decision taken on domestic industries

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India FTA will not be included in RCEP, decision taken on domestic industries

India has decided not to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. This information has been received from sources. The agreement did not include the prime concerns of PM Modi, so it was said that India would not compromise its core interests. The RCEP agreement does not reflect its original intent. Result is not fair or balanced. India’s major concerns include inadequate protection against import growth, inadequate interoperability with China, potential loopholes of rules of origin, keeping base year as 2014 and no reliable assurance on market access and non-tariff barriers Not given

 

Sources in the government said that the days are gone when Indian negotiators hollowed out the country under pressure from global powers on trade issues. This time India played on the front foot during the pact. In the meantime, it emphasized the need to address India’s concerns over trade deficit and the need for countries to open markets for Indian services and investment.

 

Sources in the government say that India’s stance is a mixture of pragmatism. It calls for an effort to protect the interests of the poor and benefit India’s service sector. While opening various sectors to global competition has not deterred. It is said that India also did not accept the obligations of Most Favorite Nation (MFN), where India was obliged to give equal benefits to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries which it has given to other countries. Where India was obliged to give equal benefits to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries which it has given to other countries.

 

PM Modi said, India will not compromise its interests

During the summit, PM Narendra Modi clarified that India will not compromise on its interests in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). He said that India would see if its concerns over trade, services and investment in the RSEP agreement were being fully accommodated. PM Modi said that India clearly believes that the Mutually Beneficial Resep (RCEP), from which all parties derive reasonable benefits, is in the interests of other countries involved in the negotiations, including India.

 

16 countries were to be included in the agreement

The agreement was to be between 10 ASEAN countries (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and six trade countries – India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. ASEAN countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Laos and Vietnam. In 2012, India had agreed to join it, but due to the increasing cheap imports from China, India’s position has changed now.

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Within 6 hours of the Odd Even Scheme being implemented, the SC asked – what is the logic behind it?

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Within 6 hours of the Odd Even Scheme being implemented, the SC asked - what is the logic behind it?

To control the rising air pollution, the Delhi government has implemented Odd Even Scheme till 15 November, but within hours of its implementation, the Supreme Court questioned it. During the hearing on Monday, the Supreme Court said- ‘You would have understood even if you banned diesel vehicles, but what is the meaning of this odd-even?’

 

What is the logic behind Odd Even Scheme?

During the hearing on the issue of pollution in Delhi on Monday, the Supreme Court said that what is being gained from aud-even and what is the logic behind the implementation of this scheme?

 

With this, the Supreme Court said that till Friday, submit data and records related to Odd-Even to prove that this Odd Even Scheme has reduced pollution in Delhi. The next hearing in this case will now be held on 6 November.

 

Court fired questions

In a hearing on Monday on the Odd Even Scheme, the Supreme Court asked the lawyer of the Delhi government in question that if you stop diesel vehicles to stop pollution in Delhi, then it would be understandable, but behind the implementation of Odd Even Scheme What is logic Along with this, the court also said that on one hand you are prohibiting the running of trains on the road and on the other hand there are running trains. With this, the court said that there is less pollution from the car and what is being achieved by keeping the car at home, because people are traveling by auto or taxi and they also cause pollution.

 

Significantly, the Delhi government implemented Odd Even Scheme from Monday under a seven-point program to fight the poisonous air. Under this, trains of even number ran from 8 am to 8 pm on Monday. The scheme will remain in force till November 15 and a penalty of 4000 will be imposed for violation. Many people and classes have also been exempted under this. For example, women, two-wheeler drivers, ministers, PM-President judges are also exempt. At the same time, Delhi has been exempted from Odd Even Scheme on Sunday.

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