Tavishi Perara From Chennai Is India’s First Child Without A Father’s Name

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Tavishi Perara From Chennai Is India’s First Child Without A Father’s Name

As per latest reports, Tavishi Perara has turned out to be the nation’s first kid without having a dad’s name. Yes, Tavishi got her birth certificate without the revelation of dad’s name.

Tavishi Perera’s mother Mathumitha Ramesh was born after her separation from hubby Charan Raj by joint consent.

But the relief did not come without pain for the Tavishi’s mom, Mathumitha Ramesh, who had to wage two rounds of the court case to make sure her Tavishi Perara acquired a birth record without dad’s identification.

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The baby took birth during April last year through intrauterine fertility cure with the assistance of a semen donor.

But, the Trichy Corporation commissioner forwarded a certificate showcasing one Manish Madanpal Meena as Tavishi’ dad, as the person had assisted Mathumitha when she was under treatment. When she talked to the authorities requesting elimination of Meena’s name, it got discarded on the ground that mistakes in a person’s name could only be corrected, whilst exclusion was not possible in any way.

Assailing the September 4, 2017 order, Tavishi’s mom knocked the doors of HC, which directed revenue administrators to fix the certificate. However, her request to the revenue divisional official got rejected yet again at once that it was the registrar of births and deaths that was the skilled authority to resolve the matter.

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The lady approached the court another time, where her advocate stated that Meena’s name had “incorrectly crept” into the documentation.

Interestingly, both Meena and Mathumitha’s separated husband Charan Raj filed separate official declarations stating that neither of them was the kid’s dad.

Justice M S Ramesh permitted Mathumitha’s claim after it got cleared up that she had got pregnant via intrauterine fertility cure with donated semen.

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Recounting these details and directing the chief health representative of Trichy corporation to get rid of Meena’s name from the dad’s name column that would currently be left blank.

The judge stated, “I have made these observations consciously in order to restrain the chief health officer from insisting on any other name in the birth certificate on the father’s name column.”

In addition, he passed on the said case to June 11 for the fulfilment of the order.

Published by Mamatha on 21 May 2018

बॉलीवुड के इस मशहूर अभिनेता की पत्नी है उनसे 12 साल बड़ी, नाम जानकर हैरान रह जाएंगे!

दोस्तों बॉलीवुड इंडस्ट्री में ऐसे कई एक्टर है जिन्होंने अपनी से कई साल छोटी एक्ट्रेस से शादी की है लेकिन कुछ ऐसे भी स्टार है जिन्होंने अपने से बड़ी उम्र की एक्ट्रेस से शादी की है  कहा जाता है प्यार की कोई उम्र नहीं होती है। ये किसी से भी कहीं भी हो जाता है। प्यार में धर्म, जात, या उम्र नहीं देखी जाती। हाल ही में मिलिंद सोमन की शादी ने खूब सुर्खियां बटोरी। यह शादी मीडिया की सुर्खियों में इसलिए भी छाई क्योंकि मिलिंद की पत्नी उनसे उम्र में काफी ज्यादा छोटी है।

बॉलीवुड में ऐसे कई उदाहरण है जिनमें कपल्स के बीच उम्र का का फासला कहीं ज्यादा है। लेकिन यह कपल अपने प्यार के बीच इस फासले को आने नहीं देते है। ऐसा ही एक उदाहरण है TV के मशहूर अभिनेता कृष्णा अभिषेक और उनकी पत्नी कश्मीरा शाह। कृष्णा टीवी के जाने-माने कॉमेडियन है।

आप की जानकारी के लिए बात दे की  जब भी बेहतरीन कॉमेडियन का जिक्र किया जाता है तो उसमें कृष्णा का नाम भी शामिल किया जाता है। उनकी पत्नी कश्मीरा शाह एक कामयाब मॉडल और बॉलीवुड अभिनेत्री है। कृष्णा 34 साल के हैं तो वहीं उनकी पत्नी 46 साल की है। दोनों के उम्र में 12 साल का अंतर है। दोनों ने उम्र के इस फासले को अपने रिश्ते के बीच नहीं आने दिया और वही इनके रिश्ते को खास बनाती है।

US, China Back Away from Tariff War

The U.S. and China said Sunday they have agreed to back away from imposing tough new tariffs on each other’s exports, a day after reaching an accord calling for Beijing to buy more American goods to “substantially reduce” the huge U.S. trade deficit with China.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News the world’s two biggest economic powers “have made very meaningful progress and we agreed on a framework” to resolve trade issues. “So right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.”

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua quoted Vice-Premier Liu He, who led Chinese negotiators in trade talks in Washington this past week, as saying, “The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other.”

Liu said the agreement was a “necessity.” But he added: “At the same time it must be realized that unfreezing the ice cannot be done in a day, solving the structural problems of the economic and trade relations between the two countries will take time.”

U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose new tariffs on $150 billion worth of Chinese imports and Beijing had responded that it would do the same on American goods.

FILE - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and a U.S. delegation arrive at a hotel in Beijing for trade talks with China, May 3, 2018.

FILE – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and a U.S. delegation arrive at a hotel in Beijing for trade talks with China, May 3, 2018.

Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross would soon go to Beijing to negotiate on how China might buy more American goods to reduce the huge U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, which last year totaled $375 billion.

Although the U.S. has said it wants to reduce the trade deficit by $200 billion annually, Saturday’s agreement mentioned no specific number.

FILE - White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks with reporters outside the White House, April 4, 2018, in Washington.

FILE – White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks with reporters outside the White House, April 4, 2018, in Washington.

Kudlow told ABC News, “You can’t predict these numbers. We’ve made a lot of progress. You can see where we’re going next. As tariffs come down, the barriers come down, there will be more American exports.”

Kudlow said Ross will be “looking into a number of areas where we’re going to have greatly significant increases” in U.S. exports, including energy, liquefied natural gas, agriculture and manufacturing.

He said any agreement reached will be “good for American exports and good for Chinese growth.”

Mnuchin predicted a 35 to 40 percent increase in U.S. agricultural exports to China and a doubling of energy purchases over the next three to five years.

“We have specific targets,” he said. “I am not going to publicly disclose what they are. They go industry by industry.”

FILE - Men pass by a building of Chinese tech giant ZTE, in Beijing, China, May 8, 2018.

FILE – Men pass by a building of Chinese tech giant ZTE, in Beijing, China, May 8, 2018.

One contentious point of conflict between the two trading points is the fate of ZTE, the giant technology Chinese company that has bought American-made components to build its consumer electronic devices.

The U.S. fined ZTE $1.2 billion last year for violating American bans on trade with Iran and North Korea. But ZTE said recently it was shutting down its manufacturing operations because it could no longer buy the American parts after the U.S. imposed a seven-year ban on the sale of the components.

However, Trump, at the behest of Chinese President Xi Jinping, a week ago “instructed” Ross to intervene to save the company and prevent the loss of Chinese jobs.

Even so, Kudlow said, “Do not expect ZTE to get off scot free. Ain’t going to happen.”

Wild Animals in the Halls of the US Capitol

Wild animal sounds were heard recently in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. But these were not the calls of escaped animals. They were the sounds of endangered animals serving as the animal world’s ambassadors to commemorate “Endangered Species Day.” Their presence in the Capitol was intended to encourage legislators to support efforts to protect endangered and rare animals. But as Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports, conservation and animal welfare appears to be a touchy subject on Capitol Hill.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg, EU Lawyers Locked in Negotiations

Facebook and European Union officials were locked in high-stakes negotiations Sunday over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear Tuesday before EU lawmakers to discuss the site’s impact on the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of Europeans, as well as Facebook’s impact on elections on both sides of the Atlantic and the spreading of fake news.

Being debated is whether the meeting would be held after EU Parliament President Antonio Tajanibe agreed to have it live-streamed on the internet and not held behind closed-doors, as previously agreed.

The leaders of all eight political blocs in the parliament have insisted the format be changed.

Lawmakers say it would be deeply damaging for Zuckerberg, if he pulls out simply because they want him to hold what they say is the equivalent of a “Facebook Live.”

Claude Moraes, chairman of the EU parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs panel, warned Zuckerberg will have to go into greater detail than he did in his testimony before U.S. Senate and Congressional panels last month on the “issues of algorithmic targeting, and political manipulation” and on Facebook’s relationship with Cambridge Analytica.

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain, March 21, 2018.

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain, March 21, 2018.

Facebook shared with the British firm the data of millions of Americans and Europeans, which was subsequently used for election campaigning purposes. Facebook did not return calls from VOA asking about whether Zuckerberg’s meeting with EU lawmakers would still go ahead.

“EU governments are absolutely aware that every election now is tainted. We want to get to the heart of this,” said Moraes. EU lawmakers say Zuckerberg’s appearance is all the more important as he has declined to appear before national European parliaments, including Britain’s House of Commons.

Terrorist connections

Zuckerberg is likely also to be pressed on why Facebook is still being used by extremists to connect with each other and to recruit. Much of the focus in recent weeks on Facebook has been about general issues over its management of users’ data, but analysts are warning the social-media site is enabling a deadly form of social networking and isn’t doing enough to disrupt it.

“Facebook’s data management practices have potentially served the networking purposes of terrorists,” said the Counter Extremism Project, nonprofit research group, in a statement.

“CEP’s findings regularly debunk Facebook’s claims of content moderation. This week, a video made by the pro-ISIS al-Taqwa media group was found that includes news footage from attacks in the West and calls for further violence, encouraging the viewer to attack civilians and ‘kill them by any means or method,” according to CEP

CEP researchers say Facebook’s “suggested friends” feature helps extremists connect to each other and is “enabling a deadly form of social networking.” “Worldwide, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, there has been a spike of militant activity on social media channels … Encrypted messaging apps like Facebook-owned WhatsApp are well known mechanisms used by terrorists to communicate, plot and plan attacks, a practice that is tragically continuing,” CEP says.

New rules

Aside from the EU parliament, Zuckerberg has agreed to be interviewed onstage Thursday at a major tech conference in Paris, and is scheduled to have lunch with French president Emmanuel Macron during the week.

FILE - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif.

FILE – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif.

His visit comes as the British government is threatening social-media companies with a tax to pay for efforts to counter online crime. According to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, British ministers have instructed officials to carry out research into a new “social media levy” on internet companies.

Culture Minister Matt Hancock indicated Sunday the British government is beginning to move away from allowing the internet companies to regulate themselves and is ready to impose requirements on them, which if approved by parliament will make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online.

A new code of practice aimed at confronting social-media bullying and to clear the internet of intimidating or humiliating online content could be included in the legislation, say officials. Other measures being considered include rules that have to be followed by traditional broadcasters that prevent certain ads being targeted at children. Hancock said work with social-media companies to protect users had made progress, but the performance of the industry overall has been mixed, he added.

Hancock said, “Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world and we must always champion innovation and change for the better.”

Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots.

In a blog post, Microsoft AI & Research chief technology officer David Ku wrote that “with the acquisition of Semantic Machines, we will establish a conversational AI center of excellence in Berkeley to push forward the boundaries of what is possible in language interfaces.”

According to Crunchbase, Semantic Machines was founded in 2014 and raised about $20.9 million in funding from investors including General Catalyst and Bain Capital Ventures.

In a 2016 profile, co-founder and chief scientist Dan Klein told TechCrunch that “today’s dialog technology is mostly orthogonal. You want a conversational system to be contextual so when you interpret a sentence things don’t stand in isolation.” By focusing on memory, Semantic Machines’ AI can produce conversations that not only answer or predict questions more accurately, but also flow naturally.

Instead of building its own consumer products, Semantic Machines focused on enterprise customers. This means it will fit in well with Microsoft’s conversational AI-based products, including Microsoft Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service, which are used by one million and 300,000 developers, respectively, and virtual assistants Cortana and Xiaolce.

Xinhau: China Launches Satellite to Explore Dark Side of Moon

China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the satellite was launched at 5:28 a.m. (2128 GMT Sunday) on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch center in the southwest of the country.

“The launch is a key step for China to realize its goal of being the first country to send a probe to soft-land on and rove the far side of the moon,” Xinhua quoted Zhang Lihua, manager of the relay satellite project, as saying.

It said the satellite, known as Queqiao, or Magpie Bridge, will settle in an orbit about 455,000 km (282,555 miles) from Earth and will be the world’s first communication satellite operating there.

China aims to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year.

However, while China has insisted its ambitions are purely peaceful, the U.S. Defense Department has accused it of pursuing activities aimed at preventing other nations from using space-based assets during a crisis.