Klips for 21st June

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramaniam quits

  • 3rd high profile exit after Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Panagariya
  • Will return to academic research in US

Trump caves to political pressure, backs down on separating immigrant children at Mexican border

  • Executive order comes in wake of criticism by the Pope, human right activists and business leaders
  • Order will lead to confusion since children are likely to be kept in jail indefinitely, albeit with their parents
  • Two bills to be voted on today that look to address issue but also deny chance of future citizenship to ‘Dreamers’

Legal notice can now be served on Whatsapp

  • Delhi High court judge upholds notice served based on two blue ticks
  • May lead to ambiguity in case blue ticks disabled and could also be misused if contact stored incorrectly
  • But will greatly simplify process of serving notice in case of non-responsive parties

Interesting: Instagram to launch IGTV for long-form videos


Interesting: Amazon’s Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels

http://in.reuters.com/article/amazon-com-marriott-intnl/amazons-alexa-will-now-butler-at-marriott-hotels-idINKBN1JF2S9

Interesting: Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/technology/personaltech/firefox-chrome-browser-privacy.html

Opinion: Keeping it loose: the British economy

https://espresso.economist.com/f27a0cac5e379821e29bceef40e015d5

Opinion: Neither New nor Undesireable

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/neither-new-nor-undesirable/article24213212.ece

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