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US Senior Adviser to visit India and China ahead of Paris climate talks


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

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Brian Deese, Senior Adviser to US President Obama. Photo:

Washington: Brian Deese, the Senior Adviser to US President Obama, is scheduled to visit India and China to discuss about climate change ahead of the UN climate talks that is scheduled to take place between 30-Novermber and 11-December in Paris, France.

Brian Deese will be visiting India on 7-September and will hold talks with senior officials including Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. In China, he would hold talks with the Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and other officials on 9-September and 10-September, according to an Economic Times report.

The Paris conference is very crucial as it aims to finalize the universal climate deal which would help slow down the global warming by reducing the emission of green-house gases that is generated from burning fossil fuels.

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Instagram Likely to Expand its Private Like Counts Test Globally

'Restrict' was also a feature recently announced to protect your account from unwanted interactions

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Instagram on Thursday announced to expand its Private Like Counts test globally, including in India.

In the test, you can still see your likes by tapping on the liker list, but others will not be able to see how many likes your post has received.

Likewise, you will not be able to see how many likes others’ posts have received.

Vishal Shah, Vice President of Product, Instagram, said that if you’re in the test, you’ll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they’re your own.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

“While the feedback from early testing has been positive, this is a fundamental change to Instagram, so we’re continuing our test to learn more from our global community,” Shah said in a statement.

The test began in Canada in May 2019 and expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Ireland and Italy in July this year.

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The roll-out of this test comes close on the heels of the recent ‘Instagram Experience’ organised in Mumbai where an ‘Unlabel’ content series was announced in partnership with Yuvaa, a youth media platform, featuring young Indians challenging stereotypes to be their authentic selves.

‘Restrict’ was also a feature recently announced to protect your account from unwanted interactions. (IANS)