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India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway starts operation

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Cross border road transportation between India, Myanmar and Thailand started with the linking of Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of Asian highway.

Expressing their gratitude, Vice President of Myanmar U Nyan Tun and Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Somkid Jatusripitak were present at the inaugural ceremony of the service. It was also termed as a cornerstone laying ceremony which reflects the bridge of friendship between Thailand and Myanmar.

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With assistance from Thailand, work for the mega highway was started in 2012 which reduces the three hour travel time between Thinggan Nyenaung and Kawkareik to just 45 minutes.

The 25.6 km long section was awaited for being operational from so long. The Asian highway stretches from Moreh in India to Thailand’s Maesot via Myanmar’s Tamu, Mandalay and Myawaddy.

The route apart from contributing better connectivity in the region enhances trade between Thailand and Myanmar. The same section is also a part of the East-West economic corridor of the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Notably, India and Mynmar are also having some crucial communication over introducing bus service between Mandalay and Imphal.

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Social Video app TikTok Reaches 1.5 Billion Downloads Worldwide

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

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.

In 2019, the app accumulated 614 million downloads — six per cent more than it had last year, reported mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

India has been a fast adoptor 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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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The figure does not include installs from third-party Android stores in the country, said Sensor Tower.

TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million.

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Facebook is fourth with 587 million downloads and Instagram at fifth spot with 376.2 million.

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs. (IANS)

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