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Broadband India Forum gears up to push 5G trials

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Broadband India Forum (BIF), which works closely with the government's 5G high-level forum, on Thursday said it formed a 5G Committee to champion the roll-out of 5G trials in the country. The BIF said it received proposals for three 5G trials. The companies identified as industry leaders for carrying out first set of 5G trials include Nokia for public sa...

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HyperloopTT inks pact to build high-speed test track in China

San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is set to build the first Hyperloop system in China as the company struck a deal in the country to build a test track in Guizhou province. The agreement was signed with China's Tongren Transportation and Tourism Investment group for an initial 10-km track, HyperloopTT said in a statement on Wednesd...

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Mindtree donates $2mn to Stanford University to boost academics in AI

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, on Thursday donated $2 million to Stanford University to boost academic focus on artificial intelligence (AI). The donation would help the University's School of Engineering to establish in perpetuity an endowed Faculty Scholar position with a preference for faculty whose academic focus i...

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Andhra government partners with EY on new digital initiative

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In partnership with global consultancy firm EY, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday launched the ePragati Core Platform, a new initiative to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state. This initiative will help connect the citizen to 34 departments, 336 autonomous organisations and to over 745 services, EY, also known as Ernst & Young, ...

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Discount offers push India's June air passenger traffic higher

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Discount offers lifted India's domestic air passenger traffic by 18.36 per cent in June, official data showed on Wednesday. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 1.13 crore passengers were ferried by the domestic airlines during the month under review, up from 95.68 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017. However, o...

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Committee on formation of Legislative Council in Odisha to submit report soon

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) A special committee constituted for the proposed Odisha Legislative Council will submit its report to the state government soon, said Transport Minister and Chairman of the committee Nrusingha Sahu on Wednesday. The committee has returned to Odisha after visiting Bihar and Telangana. It had earlier toured Maharashtra and Karnataka in 2015 to study the operatio...

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Rahul thanks Stalin for support on Women's Reservation bill

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked DMK leader M.K. Stalin for supporting him on Women's Reservation Bill. Thank you @mkstalin. Spoken like a true leader and a great son of Tamil Nadu. Women are the key to the accelerated development of India. The Women's Reservation Bill recognises this fact. It's time for all political parties to come together...

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Electronics hardware cluster unveiled in Karnataka city

Hubballi (Karnataka), July 17 (IANS) A brownfield Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster was unveiled on Tuesday in this north Karnataka's industrial city, ostensibly, to decongest a choked Bengaluru, about 400 km away. Located at Sandbox start-up facility of Deshpande Foundation, the cluster will be developed as the next electronics hotspot in the southern state. ...

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Walmart expands Microsoft partnership to boost digital footprint

Washington, July 17 (IANS) Aiming to make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers, cash-and-carry major Walmart on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft. Already using Microsoft services for critical applications and workloads, Walmart will now embark on a broad set of Cloud innovation projects that leverage Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Inte...

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India's inflation mounts to 54-month high

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Rise in the prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate to 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry data disclosed that June WPI rate was also higher on year-on-year (YoY) basis. It had risen...

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India's wholesale inflation rate rises to 5.77% in June

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Rise in prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate at 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, last month's WPI rate was also higher on year-on-year (YoY) basis. It had risen b...

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Modi inaugurates Bansagar canal project in Mirzapur

Mirzapur (UP), July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a number of projects including the much awaited Bansagar canal which is expected to provide a big boost to irrigation. The Prime Minister arrived in Mirzapur on Sunday, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Bansagar canal project would help at least 1.70 lakh farmers of both Mirzapur and ...

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Rs 1 cr ISRO's lithium ion cell technology gets overwhelming initial response

Chennai, July 15 (IANS) Over 130 companies have shown interest in the Indian space agency's lithium ion cell technology and the pre-application conference will be held on Tuesday, said a senior official. The response to our announcement to transfer the lithium ion cell technology is overwhelming. More than 130 companies have purchased the RFQ document. The pre-application conference will...

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Checking for heart damage may predict risk of Pakinson's later

New York, July 14 (IANS) Examining stress and inflammation in the heart may be key to predicting risk of Parkinson's disease, say researchers, as it may help physicians test new therapies and delay the progression of the disorder. According to researchers, by the time Parkinson's patients are diagnosed -- typically based on the tremors and motor-control symptoms -- about 60 per cent of t...

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Sustainable development not possible unilaterally: India at UNCTAD conference

Geneva, July 11 (IANS) Sustainable development cannot be achieved unilaterally by any one country or by ignoring a significant economic or social group, said India at a UNCTAD conference, an official statement said. Speaking at the 3rd Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) convened by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tu...

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Duke University to use Microsoft's Cloud technology for research

New York, July 10 (IANS) Duke University has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft in several areas including research and cognitive services using Microsoft Azure -- a cloud computing platform. To support the effort, Microsoft is committed to building a dedicated Innovation Hub in the Chesterfield building in downtown Durham, where it will be near researchers from Duke's schools ...

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Use auto-disable syringes to prevent infection

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Rather than banning the sale of syringes without a doctor's prescription to prevent drug abuse, it will be better if the government hastens the switch over to auto-disable syringes, said a senior medical devices industry official. He was referring to the recent ban on sale of syringes without doctor's prescription in some districts in Punjab as a measure to fight d...

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MediaTek chips set to enable smartphone AI for Indian masses

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) On-device Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips are fast changing the way Indian users interact with their devices and Taiwanese mobile chipset maker MediaTek on Thursday said it will ensure that the experience reaches millions of feature phone and entry-level smartphone users. Showcasing advancements in smartphone AI here, TL Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communic...

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Healthy demand in June accelerates growth of India's service sector: PMI

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Healthy rise in new businesses accelerated the growth of India's service sector in June, a key economic data point showed on Wednesday. Accordingly, the seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index rose at the fastest pace since last June, despite the input cost inflation at overall high level. The index rose from 49.6 in May to 52.6 in...

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Cosmic rays from superstar Eta Carinae may reach Earth

Washington, July 4 (IANS) Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light years, is accelerating particles to speeds comparable to that of light -- some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays, suggests a new study. We know the blast waves of exploded stars can accelerate cosmic ray particles to speeds comparable to that of light, an incredible energy boost,...

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