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Top Tech News – August 18: Blocked YouTube accounts, common mobile chargers in India and more

Hello and welcome to another episode of Top Tech News where we discuss India’s plan for EU-like common mobile chargers, more blocked YouTube channels and an additional tech tip.

India explores common chargers for mobile devices

The government will set up expert groups to explore the adoption of common chargers for mobiles and all portable electronic devices and submit a detailed report in two months, Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said on Wednesday. Emerging from the meeting with industry stakeholders, the secretary said India may initially think of exploring switching to two types of chargers, including a C-type port.

“It is a complex issue. India has a position in charger manufacturing. We need to understand everyone’s perspective – industry, users, manufacturers and the environment – ​​before making a final decision,” he told reporters.

Each stakeholder has a different perspective and expert groups will be formed to examine these issues separately, he said.

Indian government blocks 8 YouTube channels

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, using its emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021, has issued orders to block eight YouTube-based news channels, one (1) Facebook account and two Facebook posts.

Blocked YouTube channels were quite popular and had a cumulative audience of over 114 million users and over 85 thousand subscribers. The government said that 7 YouTube news channels from India and 1 from Pakistan are blocked under the 2021 IT rules.

According to a government statement, the purpose of the content posted by some of these YouTube channels was to spread hatred among religious communities in India. False claims were made in several videos of the blocked YouTube channels.

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