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Empowering robots for ethical behavior

Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots to protect and serve humans, while keeping themselves safe. Robots are becoming more common in our homes and workplaces and this looks set to continue. Many robots will have to interact with humans in unpredictable situations. For example, self-driving cars need to ...

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Forget iPhone, Here’s KFC Phone for China!

iPhone is far from making inroads into China but not the KFC phone, a special edition smartphone of Huawei released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of KFC that has completed 30 years of its entry in China. With more than 5,000 outlets, the US-based KFC is now the largest restaurant chain in China and one of the most powerful foreign ...

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Minister Reveals App-Driven Highlights of New Telecom Policy in Pipeline

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India’s Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha the new Telecom Policy will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012 that was mainly connectivity driven. Speaking at a seminar in New Delhi, the minister said the new policy will focus on the end users and the newer opportunities for expanding the availability of Telecom services, in view of high ...

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Cyberattacks Traced to Ukrainian Servers, Seized Now

The massive cyberattacks around the globe last week have been traced to an Ukrainian servers used by an accounting software firm and seized by police suspecting them of spreading a malware virus that crippled computer systems. Ukraine’s Cyber Police head Serhiy Demedyuk told Reuters that the servers of M.E.Doc, an accounting software firm had been seized as the initial infections ...

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Jio Effect: BSNL Matches 2GB Daily, How it Stacks up?

Freebies galore for Reliance Jio, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone telecom users in July 2017

The broadband race is heating up with BSNL desperately trying to match Reliance Jio offering 2GB daily cap on 4G data to its subscribers, while Airtel, Vodafone and Aircell trying to woo the customer with more freebies. Currently, Reliance Jio is offering 28GB of 4G data for 28 days with a daily FUP of 1GB, free voice calls and unlimited ...

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Recalled Galaxy Note 7 to Sell at 30% Less in South Korea, Not in India, US: Samsung

Samsung Electronics, which has recalled millions of units of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, will refurbish them and sell them 30 percent discounted price in South Korea beginning Friday, July 7, 2017. The Galaxy Note 7 faced several instances of battery fires and was banned in aircraft last year when it was launched, forcing the mobile giant to recall them. Now ...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Platform Unveiled at Shanghai MWC 2017

Soon future mobiles will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile platform with a 14nm FinFET process for finger print scanningthat can penetrate glass and even metal, said the tech firm in a statement made at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Qualcomm Technologies said its Snapdragon 400 Mobile Platform tier designed for mid-range smartphones and tablets, delivers significant improvements in battery life, ...

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Google Changed Look of its Google News Page An Hour Ago!

New Google News Page for India edition

For those who had just visited Google News an hour ago would be surprised to see a new look of Google News page now, 11:20 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Beginning today, Google will have a new sleek look of its News Page, departing from the old Google News page that was changed slightly six years ago. Here’s the ...

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FaceBook Reaches 2 Billion Active Users, Doubles in 5 Years

Mark Zuckerberg gives a keynote address the F8 developer conference.(Courtesy: Facebook)

Facebook has reached 2 billion regular users, a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook through its website or a mobile device, or used its Messenger app, in the past 30 days. Describing it as another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity to the world’s largest social media network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed the number ...

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India and Portugal: Modi Trumps up Support for start ups

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. Antonio Costa at the signing ceremony of MoU between India and Portugal, at Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

In his latest foreign visit to Portugal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed MoUs in Lisbon for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) – in Lisbon. While the agreements will promote India’s science and technology partnership with Portugal, towards the establishment of a unique Centre on ...

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Google Job Search Engine Takes Off in US, India Next?

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The new Google for Jobs feature has been rolled out in US and India would soon be the next though both markets are entirely different in nature. It said 46% of US employers face talent shortage. In India, the situation is different as India has shortage of jobs in equal number. Google, which has a long history of using technology ...

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First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be Set up in India

European aviation firm Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers and the ground-breaking for it was performed by Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus said the training centre will be the first such ...

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Payza India Launches App for Online Bills Payment

London-based Payza, an online payment platform, has launched an online Utility Bill Payments service for Indian customers after teaming up with India’s household utility and telecommunications service providers such as Airtel, Tata Sky, Tata Docomo, Vodafone, Reliance, DishTV, MTNL, BSNL, and others. The Payza Utility Bill Payments option is available through the Payza Android App that enables users to securely ...

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Shocked at ISRO Feat of Lofting 104 Satellites, Says Trump Nominee to Head CIA

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Hearing Committee that he was “shocked” to learn India’s space agency successfully launched more than 100 satellites in one go, saying that the US cannot afford to be laggard. “I was shocked the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 ...

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India Telecom 2017: Minister Calls for ASEAN-India Digital Partnership

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India on Monday, February 20, 2017, offered the secure ICT products to ASEAN countries at competitive cost and also renewed its pledge to share “know how” and “know Why” as New Delhi is willing to provide long-term financing for buying Indian telecom products and services. Inaugurating the India Telecom-2017 in New Delhi, Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said that Indian ...

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Telecom Exports from India to be the focus of ASEAN-India Digital Partnership

Indian Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha delivering the inaugural address at the ASEAN India Digital Connectivity Summit, in New Delhi on February 20, 2017.(PIB Photo)

To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, India’s Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council is holding an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi today, on 20th February, 2017 to explore the posibility of strategic and commercial tie ups. Telecom Minister of State Manoj Sinha led the discussions from Indian ...

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Challakere in Karnataka: No Secret City But Hub of Nuclear Power, Says Report

Representational Photo: The DFP Awareness Rally organized, during the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Challakere, Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka on December 26, 2011.(PIB Photo)

Challakere in Karnataka is not only a hub for buses travelling to and fro Bangalaore and Bellary but also a hub for the Defence ministry, purported to be the nuclear city of future to generate the country’s nuclear power for submarines and weapons. Last year, the US magazine Foreign Policy, quoting a former PMO official, said it may trigger competition from ...

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‘Secret Nuclear city’ is Pakistan’s Imagination: India

Representational Photo: The DFP Awareness Rally organized, during the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Challakere, Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka on December 26, 2011.(PIB Photo)

India has refuted Pakistan’s allegations about a secret nuclear city with weapons calling it an imagination of Islamabad, which is a “diversionary tactic” to cover its own failure to stop state-sponsored terrorism that has come under global radar now. Reacting to Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria’s reamrks on Thursday saying, “India is building a secret nuclear city,” and it ...

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India Ropes in Czech, Russia for Heavy Industry Tech Transfer

A Czech delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech, Mr. Lubomir Zaoralek meeting the Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo, in New Delhi on December 19, 2016.(PIB Photo)

Indian Government is taking various measures for bringing investment from Central Eastern Europe such as opening up Foreign Direct Investment in many sectors, carrying out FDI related reforms and liberalization and improving ease of doing business in the Country, said minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Mr. Babul Supriyo in reply to a written ...

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India, Israel to Upgrade BARAK 8 Missile System

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To upgrade the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM), India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Isreal Aerospace Industry (IAI) will collaborate to upgrade Barak-8 missile system, said Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Mr. Ram Charan Bohra in Lok Sabha on Friday. LR-SAM is the Ship ...

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Axe on H1B Visa? US Bill Placed in Upper House; How Indian IT Firms Stack Up?

Finally, the Bill on High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 has been introduced in the US House of Representatives seeking to double the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to US$130,000, making it a mockery if American firms deny recruiting locals at a lower cost. Currently, the minimum wage cap on H1B Visa seekers is US$60,000 that was set ...

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Trump Ban on Immigration Unnerves Indian IT Workers in US

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India, first among the countries playing to the gallery when congratulating US President-elect Donald Trump, is slowly biting its fingers for the knee-jerk reaction as the first week of his presidency has clearly spelled Doomsday on H1B visas, while the ban on Muslims from 7 countries, though partially, was rolled out in haste. Though a New York federal judge issued ...

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India, Vietnam Sign MoU for Cyber Security Cooperation

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The Indian Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in the field of Cyber Security that was signed between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam on 3rd September 2016 at Hanoi. The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation for exchange of ...

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Pinaka Guided Rocket Successfully Test-Fired

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The Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka was successfully test-fired from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur on Thursday, said the ministry of defence in a statement. The Pinaka Rocket Mark-II, which evolved from Pinaka Mark-I is equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit and has been transformed to a Guided Pinaka, which has considerably enhanced the range and accuracy ...

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Pentagon Tests Micro-Drone Swarm Technology

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U.S. military has successfully tested more than 103 micro-drones released from 3 F/A-18 Super Hornets, in what it said the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge “swarm” technology. The swarm of 103 Perdix micro drones, too small and of battery-powered were launched from three separate Super Hornets at China Lake in California, by the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office, or SCO, in ...

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External Affairs Ministry Launches Twitter Seva

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In an effort to provide quick services and responses to Indians abroad and in the country for passport and other services, the Ministry of External Affairs has launched “Twitter Seva” platform, enabling the quick resolution of grievances. In the past two years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj often used Twitter to help Indians who’re caught in difficulties abroad. Now, the ...

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Cyanogen Shut Down, Google Android Excels

Cyanogen, the original Operating Software and rival of Google Android which was installed in One Plus first series of phones way back in 2013 has finally shut down its services with effect from Dec. 23, 2016. In a statement, the company said: "As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no ...

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India Signs Open Skies Pact With 6 Countries During ICAN 2016

On the sidelines of International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) – 2016 held recently in Nassau from 5th to 9thDecember, 2016, R.N. Choubey, Secretary, Civil Aviation said that India signed agreements with six nations on air aviation. The Conference was attended by 106 countries out of ICAO membership of 191 countries. India held negotiations with 17 countries and “Memorandum of Understanding” ...

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India Pushes for Digital Economy, Offers Incentives Galore

To further accelerate the cashless economy, after the cancellation of old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes, the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. These incentives include: 1. The Central Government Petroleum PSUs will offer a discount at the rate of 0.75% of the sale price to consumers ...

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Sprint Stores Become Pokémon GO Joints

Sprint stores will soon get visitors or more customers looking for Pokemon GO spots and to collect their Poke Balls and Razz Berries. Sprint Stores said that every all 10,500 Sprint stores in the US will become either a PokéStop or Gym for players of Pokémon GO. It means, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become Pokemon ...

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