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Reliance Energy to ensure power supply during MMRDA outage

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Reliance Energy will take every possible step to ensure that power supply to its consumers in the city suburbs is not disrupted due to the planned outage by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) early on June 24, the company said on Thursday. Through a press release on Wednesday, the MMRDA had notified about the planned outage to be carried o...

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Why humans transitioned from claws to nails

New York, June 21 (IANS) Ever imagined why humans transitioned from having claws to nails? It is because we humans developed complex social structures and can rely on others for grooming, finds a study. The findings suggest that the descent of primates leading up to mammals, such as monkeys, apes and humans, had a specialised claw called the grooming claw -- a hallmark feature of the ear...

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5G could improve safety of self-driving cars: Gartner

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The deployment of 5G networks, which could be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks, has the potential to significantly improve the safety of self-driving cars, according to market research firm Gartner. The reliability and low latency that 5G networks promise could lead to safe execution of human-led remote control of autonomous vehicles, said Jon...

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Indian musicians pitch for better music education

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Indian musicians like Shaan and Kailash Kher feel India has immense talent, and it is important to hone the skills in the right way from the right age. To celebrate World Music Day on Thursday, children's channel Sony YAY! got musicians like Shaan, Kher, Shruti Pathak and Palak Muchhal, together for an initiative. They signed a musical instrument which will be don...

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Swiggy raises $210 million from Naspers, DST Global

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Indian online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it raised $210 million in a Series G funding from South Africa's Cape Town-based internet company Naspers and Hong Kong-based internet investment firm DST Global. This seventh round of funding received by Swiggy will also see the participation of its existing shareholder Meituan-Dianping, ...

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Tinder's parent firm buys 51% stake in rival app Hinge

San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Match Group -- Tinder's parent company -- has acquired 51 per cent stake in long-term dating app Hinge, also dubbed the anti-Tinder app, the media reported. This comes just weeks after social networking giant Facebook announced that it wants to introduce a match-making feature. Match Group, which already owns platforms like OkCupid, Match and Tinder,...

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NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack

Washington, June 21 (IANS) In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets -- whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal planning document. The US space agency along with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and several other governmen...

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Facebook testing subscriptions for private groups

San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Facebook will soon let group administrators charge members for providing exclusive content on its platform. Parenting, cooking and home cleaning private groups on the social networking platform will be the first ones to access the new feature as part of a pilot programme. We're piloting subscriptions with a small number of groups to continue to suppo...

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Bosch to invest Rs1,700 crore more in India

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top company official said on Wednesday. To meet the rising demand in the Indian market and expand its strong role in our global network, we will invest Rs 1,700 crore over the next three years, Bosch Group Chairman and Chief Executive Volkmar Denner told reporters...

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Bosch to invest Rs 1,700 cr more in India

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top official said on Wednesday. To meet the rising demand in the Indian market and expand its strong role in our global network, we will invest Rs 1,700 crore over the next three years, Bosch Group Chairman and Chief Executive Volkmar Denner told reporters here.

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Ericsson to build ICT solution for World Food Programme

Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Ericsson India on Wednesday announced its partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) to build efficiencies in the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in Odisha. The networking and telecommunications company would support a customised Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to enhance and integrate TPDS supply chain system in the state.<...

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China-linked hackers breached defence companies: Symantec

San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) A new attack campaign originating from computers in China has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defence organisations in the US and Southeast Asia, warns cybersecurity giant Symantec. The latest campaign is being conducted by the Thrip group, security researchers at Symantec said on Tuesday. This is likely espi...

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A view through an infrastructure investor's prism

Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructu...

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Just 25% adults use Internet in India: Pew survey

San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Despite talk of Digital India, only one-in-four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting Internet use, showed the the survey conducted in 37 countries. <...

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International Yoga Day: India's new global narrative

India's soft power and its new global outreach became apparent after the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 responded positively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion that June 21 every year be commemorated worldwide as International Yoga Day. The date was recommended by Modi since it marks the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Many believe that it marks the d...

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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), voice as a platform w...

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Infosys opens digital centre in Marseille

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys said on Tuesday it has opened a digital centre of excellence at Marseille to provide expertise to its clients in the region, and hire and train local talent. The centre will make digital offerings to companies in France as they navigate to the next state of their business journey, the IT major said in a statement here. The p...

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Dalit boys video upload: Maharashtra panel notice to Rahul, Twitter

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on tuesday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Twitter Communications Pvt. Ltd. for allegedly uploading videos of the three Dalit boys were stripped and paraded in the state's Jalgaon last week. MSCPCR Chairperson Pravin Ghuge took immediate cognizance of a complaint received ...

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Digital services' failures widespread in India: Report

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While almost all business decision makers in India agree that optimising digital performance is essential for the growth of their businesses, about two-thirds of them face critical digital services and applications failures at least a few times a month, a new global report revealed on Tuesday. Budget constraints, legacy networks and lack of visibility are among ...

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Oli arrives in China on five-day visit

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu. India will closely watch visit by Oli, who, in his previous tenure, had inched closer to China, which currently is the largest foreign aid donor to the Himalayan nation and...

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