India Today: Google Maps ‘plus code’ is allowing Kerala flood victims to share their exact location even without internet

India Today: Google Maps ‘plus code’ is allowing Kerala flood victims to share their exact location even without internet. “In a statement released by Google on Saturday, it was revealed that Kerala flood victims can now use their Android smartphones or tablets to generate and share the plus code of their exact location, which can pinpoint their whereabouts and make it easier for rescue workers to reach them.”

Times of India: Russia slams social media expert’s claim that it may target Indian polls

Times of India: Russia slams social media expert’s claim that it may target Indian polls . “Russia today dismissed as ‘false’ a social media expert’s claim that Moscow may interfere in elections in countries such as India through their media and said it will never act against Indian interests.”

The Hindu: Kolkata’s 200-year-old archives to the rescue of NRC-hit residents

The Hindu: Kolkata’s 200-year-old archives to the rescue of NRC-hit residents. “For the past several months, the office of the Directorate of State Archives, whose roots can be traced to the General Record office of 1820 in British India, has been entertaining scores of visitors from Assam who are looking for the names of the earlier generations in the electoral rolls from 1952 to 1971.”

NDTV: National Digital Library To Collaborate With Top Digital Libraries Of World

NDTV: National Digital Library To Collaborate With Top Digital Libraries Of World. “The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is all set to collaborate with several top digital libraries form across the world. Giving this information in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh said that NDLI has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with British Library for integrating contents of its ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print Project’.”

ZDNet: This remote, small town is the epicentre of cybercrime in India

ZDNet: This remote, small town is the epicentre of cybercrime in India. “Bernie Madoff didn’t have a corporate empire to destroy but he still engineered a pretty impressive con by singlehandedly bankrupting a large collection of super rich investors for close to a whopping $70 billion. However, the prize for the most unlikely perpetrators of a nationwide fraud that is only the tip of a growing iceberg in a rapidly digitising India should surely go to the young men of Jamtara — a small town tucked away in the back of beyond in the state of Jharkhand in India.”

Quartz: Instagram is changing the way fashion sells in India

Quartz: Instagram is changing the way fashion sells in India. “On July 04, a handful of designers and lifestyle journalists gathered at New Delhi’s hip Cafe Dori in the upmarket Dhan Mill Compound for a ‘fashion masterclass.’ Their host was Sandeep Bhushan, director of Facebook for India and south Asia. Bhushan was making a case for following fashion trends on Instagram, the social media giant’s video- and photo-sharing app.”