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IITian tried to sell himself on Flipkart for 27 lakhs

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While looking for a job as a product manager, a student from IIT Kharagpur puts himself on sale for Rs 27 lakh on Flipkart.

When applying for a job, the CV is probably one of the most important aspects. It can be a boring task to create one, but at the end, it all boils down to how you present yourself. Trying to add a bit of creative flair, a student from IIT Kharagpur named Aakash Neeraj Mittal found a unique way to apply for a vacancy. Hoping to land a job in Flipkart as a product manager, he tried to sell himself on the e-commerce site itself for Rs 27 lakh.

Mittal listed himself as a product and added his skills as the description. Harsh Bajaj, who was a junior to Mittal at IIT Kharagpur wrote on Quora, “A senior of mine used this really interesting way to make his resume for Flipkart by putting himself for sale on the online e-commerce giant! Literally tried to “sell himself.”

According to Bajaj, this is what Mittal wrote “When you are a 6-pointer and competing with best of the best minds of the country, you know how hard it is to land a job. You start doing some crazy and random stuff to stand out from the crowd. This is my resume for Flipkart’s APM Profile.”

While it’s sad that Mittal didn’t get any interview call from Flipkart, he still hopes his creativity can definitely cheer someone.

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Facebook now rolling out new “Reactions” button

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After over a year of testing and feedback from users, Facebook has started to roll out the new ‘Reactions’ button. It will help users express love, happiness, anger, shock and sadness.

In October last year, Facebook  started testing its new reaction button  that will allow users to express wide range of emotions on the social network through emojis. Now, four months later, the social media giant has started rolling out the emojis to all users. In a blog post, Facebook mention that it had been testing the new reaction buttons and now it’s ready for full-fledged release.

With the new ‘Reactions’ users now have a button to express Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry. Facebook expects the News Feed to be filled with more emotive responses.

To use these buttons on mobile, users need to hold down the ‘Like’ button after which the new emojis will appear. Simply tap on any of them to use it. Similarly, on a desktop, users just need to hover over the ‘Like’ button to select and use the new emojis.

While many had been expecting Facebook to introduce a ‘dislike’ button, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post “Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It’s not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy — in addition to delight and warmth.”

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Indian Government banned 857 Porn websites, here is the list

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Over the weekend, the Indian government stirred up quite controversy by asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 857 Porn websites . The complete list has now been leaked by the Centre of Internet & Society (CIS), telling us exactly which sites won’t be accessible to Internet users in India anymore.

The list includes all the major porn websites from India and abroad. The Department of Telecom issued this directive on grounds of morality and decency, claiming powers under section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act.

According to the IT Act,  the government can take the initiative to disable access to any website if it ‘is being used to commit the unlawful act’.

The section reads:
79. INTERMEDIARIES NOT TO BE LIABLE IN CERTAIN CASES
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force but subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3), an intermediary shall not be liable for any third party information, data, or communication link made available or hasted by him.

(3) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply if—
(b) upon receiving actual knowledge, or on being notified by the appropriate Government or its agency that any information, data or communication link residing in or connected to a computer resource controlled by the intermediary is being used to commit the unlawful act, the intermediary fails to expeditiously remove or disable access to that material on that resource without vitiating the evidence in any manner.

The CIS in an April 2015 report also found that the procedure for blocking online content in India remains opaque and that there is an urgent need of transparency measures.

Recently, the government had tried to ban 32 websites including Dailymotion, Imgur, Vimeo and Github without any prior information. There are numerous easy ways to access blocked websites even after they are banned,

Here’s the full leaked list of the 857 porn websites being blocked in India by the DoT:

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Amazon offering free Wi-Fi zones with unlimited Internet access in Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai till 3rd August

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Online retailer Amazon has set up three free Wi-Fi zones, in Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai with an intention of attracting customers to its shopping platform. The high speed internet is unlimited and is not restricted to any particular activity. However, these free WiFi hotspots would be available for a limited time and will operate only till 3 August.

In Hyderabad, the Wi-Fi zone is located at Secunderabad junction, Dilsukhnagar and Ameerpet. In Pune, the zones are located at four bus shelters – East Street Road, M.G. Road, Bund Garden Road and J.M. Road. In Chennai, free Wifi can be accessed at bus shelters in Santhome High Road, Egmore High Road, Dr. Nair Road and Velacherry High Road.

Amazon is committed towards investing $2 billion in India to boom the online purchase of the people, who are now more stick to home grown e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Snapdeal. “We have been relentlessly innovating to deliver a great customer experience in India. In line with this, we have innovated on the out of home front to launch 24X7 free Wi-Fi hotspots in high footfall locations across Hyderabad so that local residents can enjoy seamless online shopping,” Manish Kalra, director of integrated marketing at Amazon’s India unit said in a statement.

Amazon’s representatives will be available in free Wi-Fi zone areas to help the first time users.

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