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Tamil Nadu BJP Chief among new governors appointed in five states



New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu BJP chief Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya were included in the list of five new Governors announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.

Dr Soundararajan has been appointed the Governor of Telangana, while Bandaru Dattatreya has been put in charge of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Kalraj Mishra.

After being appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya said: “I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah that they have given this responsibility to me as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and I will work as per the Constitution.”

However, Kalraj Mishra, who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been asked to take charge of Rajasthan, replacing Kalyan Singh. Besides, former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan, who extended support to the incumbent government bill against Triple Talaq, has been appointed the Governor of Kerala and Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the Governor of Maharashtra.

On being appointed as the Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan said: “It’s an opportunity to serve. I am fortunate to be born in a country like India which is so vast and rich in diversity. It’s a great opportunity for me to know this part of India, which forms boundary of India and also called god’s own country.”

Of the five states that got a new Governor, Maharashtra is the only one going for state elections later this year.


TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads with India leading the chart




Beijing:  Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs

According to the report of mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok app has been downloaded 614 million times so far, which is 6 percent more than last year. It is also clear from this that this app is continuously increasing its popularity among the consumer. According to the report, this app has been downloaded 1.5 billion times in the global market.

India is number one among the most downloaded countries. This app has been downloaded 466.8 million i.e. about 47 crore times in the Indian market which is 31 percent of the total download. Sensor Tower also clarified that the data shared did not include TikTok data downloaded from the third-party Android store.

India has been a fast adapter in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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