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WORLD’S LARGEST AIRCRAFT TAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT

ANM News Desk: The world’s largest aircraft, with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines has made its maiden flight in California. The white airplane called Roc, built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp flew successfully across the Mojave desert on April 13. It is designed to carry and drop a rocket into space that would in turn  ignite to deploy satellites.

The aircraft’s wing span is longer than a football field, or about 1.5 times than that of an Airbus A380. It hit a top speed of 304 kilometers per hour and reached an altitude of 17,000 feet.

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GOOGLE TO MONETISE ITS MAPS FEATURE

ANM News Desk: Google will be turning its navigation service, Google Maps into a major source of revenue. People using the feature to explore new cities will now have to skip advertisements on the application. Since Google Maps launched 14 years ago, it has been an ad-free platform. A user may now find suggestions of sponsored locations and paid listings while searching for his desired destination.

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TRUMP THREATENS TO IMPOSE CAR IMPORT TARIFFS ON MEXICO

ANM News Desk: US President Donald Trump threatened to impose car import tariffs on Mexico if it didn’t restrict the flow of undocumented migrants and drug smuggling at the US border. He hasn’t announced a deadline yet.

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US CLEARS SEAHAWK HELICOPTER DEAL WITH INDIA

ANM News Desk: The U.S has cleared India’s request to buy 24 new MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters.

The $ 2.6 billion deal will provide India the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine missions including secondary missions.

FACEBOOK

FACEBOOK TO SOON PROMOTE ‘TRUSTWORTHY’ JOURNALISM

ANM News Desk: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday stated that the social media giant was working on a ‘news tab’.

Zuckerberg stated that he sees interest in building a product separate from its personalized feed that would serve people who want news from professional media adding that the organistaions would be compensated.

Facebook has earlier been accused of enabling spread of misinformation and hoaxes. Zuckerberg mentioned that Facebook wouldn’t turn out to be a ‘publisher’, but rather a ‘partner’ for the sector.

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ZUCKERBERG ASKS GOVERNMENTS’ AID FOR MAINTAINING USER PRIVACY

ANM News Desk: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has appealed governments for playing a ‘more active role’ in regulating the internet.

Facebook and other internet giants had initially resisted government intervention. However, the social network giant has reversed its policy after facing criticism for user privacy issues.

Zuckerberg stated that he would support more countries adopting rules similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation which give regulators, the right to sanction organizations which fail to adhere to heightened standards of security when processing personal data.

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ANM NEWS SPECIAL: NEGATIVE PUBLICITY AFFECTS KASHMIR TOURISM

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: As the entire country has geared up for general elections other side of the story shows how tourism affects these days in Kashmir.

When ANM News contacted tour and travel operators, one among them said that National Media should not give negative touch to Kashmir as according to him most of the news channel are on the same track.

“Though upcoming elections will affect the tourism in Kashmir, however I appeal news channels not to show “Fabricated” and “False” story over Kashmir, Kashmir is safe and will be safe for tourists,” Hafiz Shalla, tour and travel operator said.

MISSILE

US SEEKS PREVENTION OF INDO-RUSSIAN MISSILE DEAL

ANM News Desk: Pentagon officials stated that the US was working with India to provide alternatives to S-400 air defence systems.

India and Russia had come to an agreement in October last year of purchasing a batch of the S-400 missile systems at Rs 40,000 crore. India went ahead to seal the deal not withstanding the US’ warnings against it.

US officials warned of the CAATSA legislation if the deal was carried out. The CAATSA legislation imposes sanctions on countries that purchase substantial military equipment from Russia. However, they added that US wanted to solve the complexities as India remains its emerging partner.

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PARTIES AIM BIG THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS

ANM News Desk: Political parties are gradually resorting to advertisements in social media to widen their reach.

According to Facebook’s Ad Library report, BJP and its supporters have ad spending upto Rs 8.38 crore with 34,048 number of political advertisements. BJP has various pages in Facebook including ‘Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat’, ‘My First Vote for Modi’ and ‘Nation with NaMo’.

Indian National Congress page had 410 ads and its ad spend was Rs 5.91 lakhs.

VIJAY MALLYA

VIJAY MALLYA COMES TO JET AIRWAYS’ RESCUE

ANM News Desk: Vijay Mallya on Tuesday urged banks to take his money and ‘save Jet Airways.’

Jet Airways has been suffering competition from low-cost airlines, fluctuating crude prices and a weak rupee.

Mallya, who is currently facing trial in a UK Court tweeted ” And I repeat once again that I have placed liquid assets before the Hon’ble Karnataka High Court to pay off the PSU Banks and all other creditors. Why do the Banks not take my money. It will help them to save Jet Airways if nothing else.”