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Morris wants RR to lift their game

Morris wants RR to lift their game

After suffering a 7-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), Rajasthan Royals' Chris Morris admitted that his side needs to pull their socks up if they want to remain in contention to qualify for the playoffs. Jason Roy and Kane Williamson played knocks of 60 and 51 respectively as SRH chased down 165 with seven wickets in hand.

UP Cabinet Expansion 2021

UP Cabinet Expansion 2021

Jitin Prasada, who left Congress to join BJP, has been given the charge of the technical education department. The allocation of the department to Prasada was announced on Twitter by Adityanath on Monday.

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after a

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after a

President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older and approved them for others with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments.

TikTok says it has over 1 billion users

TikTok says it has over 1 billion users

TikTok hit 1 billion monthly active users globally this summer, the short-video sharing app said on Monday.

It marks a 45% jump in users in just over a year.

Tiktok, which was launched four years ago by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, saw a boost in followers amid coronavirus lockdowns, school closures and home office.

The video platform, known as Douyin in China, gained more than 300 million users since July 2020, the last time the company had reported user numbers.

How is Tiktok boosting its popularity?

Tiktok is known for its viral choreographies to pop songs. The platform extended its video time limit of 15 seconds to three minutes in early July to attract a wider audience and compete with YouTube.

The company also enhanced advertising last year and launched a new feature in late August 2021 that allows its users to directly purchase products offered on the video platform by content creators. It now plans to monetize more of its platform's traffic.

Tiktok said the United States, Europe, Brazil and Southeast Asia are its biggest markets, despite regulatory scrutiny it is facing in the US and other countries.

Earlier this year, the company appointed ByteDance's CFO Shouzi Chew, a Singaporean national, as its new chief executive officer.

mvb/rt (Reuters, AFP, dpa)