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TLDR: NPD committee chairman pushes for data commercialisation, PhonePe acquires GigIndia, Telegram’s popularity surges in Russia, and more

India should allow data commercialisation: Kris Gopalakrishnan Referring to the controversial Draft India Data Accessibility And Use Policy, 2022, which recommends data monetisation, chairman of the non-personal data committee S (Kris) Gopalakrishnan said that India needs to allow for data commercialisation in an Economic Times interview. “As long as citizens' data privacy is protected and citizens receive better services in future, we need to allow for commercialization," Gopalakrishnan said. Summary: Draft India Data Accessibility And Use Policy, 2022  PhonePe acquires micro-entrepreneur platform  Digital payments platform PhonePe has acquired GigIndia, a network for freelancing micro-entrepreneurs, as per a Mint report. The acquisition is supposed to help PhonePe increase its distribution channels and expand its customer base, the report said. Apple fixes widespread network outages that impacted apps and internal systems Apple fixed a broad network outage that affected its services like Apple Music, iCloud, and the App Store and hampered its internal systems, as per Bloomberg Quint. The outage disrupted daily life as it prevented corporate employees from working from home and kept retail workers from completing tasks while also hindering product repairs, swaps, and item pickups. Ola Electric invests in Israeli firm for EV '5-minute charge' Ola Electric has invested in StoreDot, an Israeli battery technology company that produces extreme fast charging (XFC) technology for e-mobility, according to the Mint. StoreDot's XFC battery technology which can reportedly charge a battery from zero to 100% in only five minutes, will be available to Ola Electric. Telegram becomes Russia’s most popular messaging app Telegram has surpassed WhatsApp as…

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