U.S. tech giants will have to provide more data on their targeted political ads or risk fines up to 4% of their global turnover under draft EU rules.
The measure is the latest EU move to rein in the power of Alphabet unit Google, Facebook and other social media giants, and force them to be more accountable and transparent.
Political advertising is the publication of a message by a political actor such as an individual or a European political party or alliance to influence the outcome of an election or referendum, a legislative or regulatory process or voting behaviour.
Total Fertility Rate (TFR), or the average number of children per woman, has declined further from 2.2 reported in 2015-16 to 2.0 at the all-India level, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
According to the United Nations’ population division, countries experiencing below-replacement fertility indicates that a generation is not producing enough children to replace itself, eventually leading to an outright reduction in population.
The data in NFHS 2019-21, the fifth in the survey series, shows the fertility rate at 1.6 per cent in urban areas and 2.1 in rural India.
A number of Chinese companies have already begun “on-site inspections” of possible projects to tap lithium deposits in Afghanistan, having received the green light to do so from the Taliban regime.
Lithium is one of many resources in Afghanistan present in large deposits but as yet untapped, largely because of years of political instability and the lack of infrastructure.
While Chinese firms are aware of the risks and pitfalls, they have not wasted time scouting out potential deposits of lithium, a valuable resource for a range of industries from electric cars to energy storage systems.