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CBI must probe illegal pesticide-resistant seeds, demands Maharashtra farm panel

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country. Reacting to a comment piece carried by IANS on October 18, tit...

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CBI must probe illegal pesticides, demands Maharashtra farm panel

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are being sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country. Reacting to a comment piece carried by IANS on October 1...

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Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google's immersive experience initiative Access Mars. Google collaborated with NASA to produce Access Mars that lets users wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by NASA's Curiosity rover....

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Bigelow Aerospace plans to deploy lunar depot by 2022

New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Las Vegas-based space technology company Bigelow Aerospace plans to send an expandable habitat around the Moon to serve as a lunar depot by 2022. Bigelow Aerospace entered into an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, to launch the expandable module B330 on ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle. Our lunar depot...

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Adobe introduces Next-Gen Creative Cloud

Las Vegas, Oct 20 (IANS) Adobe has unveiled the next generation of its Creative Cloud with four new applications. The applications are Adobe XD CC for experience design, Adobe Dimension CC for 2D to 3D compositing, Character Animator CC for 2D animation and Cloud-based photography service -- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Adobe also announced feature updates to its flagship appli...

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Huawei WATCH 2: Ditch your phone for this smartwatch

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As smartwatches slowly gain traction and begin to make an impact globally -- including in India -- Chinese technology firm Huawei has now launched WATCH 2. The Huawei WATCH 2 comes in Sports (4G) and classic variants, providing users more connectivity options. The Rs 29,999 device is available in black and has features that will compel you to ditch your smartphon...

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Trump accuses media of ignoring Obama-era Russia u-deal

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The President of the US on Thursday accused the mainstream media of ignoring fresh details about the controversial 2010 approval of a deal that gave Russia control over a large chunk of US uranium resources. Donald Trump made his remarks on Twitter two days after the Hill reported that prior to the deal, approved in the early stages of predecessor Barack Obama's...

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Office appliances least desired by most Indians during Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Despite the advances in technology, Indians prefer to stick to tradition when it comes to festivals like Diwali. According to a survey, while most Indians prefer sweets, office appliances are the least wanted gifts. Velocity MR, market research and data analysis company conducted a research covering Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jai...

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McAfee, Cisco tie up for faster threats detection solutions

Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) Realising the wide adoption of open security platform, global cybersecurity firm McAfee and networking and security major Cisco on Thursday collaborated to provide comprehensive visibility and real-time security orchestration. In industry's largest threat protection integration, New Data Exchange Layer (DXL) and Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) now interoper...

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XLRI highest summer internship stipend hits Rs 5 lakh

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, has completed its summer internship placement process (SIP) for 2017 in just two days, with top companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola and Microsoft, roping in the students and the highest stipend touching Rs 5 lakh, a statement said. The batch of 2017-19 consisting of 364 students has achieved 100 per cent ...

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Vizag may soon emerge as hub of new age technologies

Visakhapatnam, Oct 19 (IANS) Visakhapatnam or Vizag, as it is popularly known, may emerge as the hub of new age technologies as top financial technology firms are looking at this coastal city to start operations. The keen interest shown by some national and global players for a presence in Fintech Valley Vizag may boost the prospect of developing the city as a key destination of emerging...

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McAfee unveils solutions for endpoints, cloud protection

Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) As the need to defend data against cyber threats increased the demand for open and efficient security operations, global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday launched new endpoint and cloud solutions. The solutions, unveiled at the MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit here, go beyond machine learning to take advantage of the speed and accuracy of advanced analytics, deep...

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Intel to soon introduce AI-enabled Nervana Neural Network chips

San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Catching up with the emerging Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) technologies, Intel will soon introduce the world's first family of purpose-built Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP). Formerly known as Lake Crest, this family of chips took over three years in the making. The goal of Intel NNP is to pro...

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95% of plastic feeding the seas comes from 10 rivers

London, Oct 18 (IANS) Up to 95 per cent of the plastic polluting the world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers, including the Ganges, new research has found. While eight of these 10 river systems are in Asia, two are in Africa. The findings published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology showed that large rivers play a particularly large role - not only because th...

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Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months

San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Regina Dugan, head of Facebook's secretive research lab Building 8, is leaving the company, just after 18 months at the helm. Today I am announcing that early next year I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building and leading a new endeavour. I will be working with leadership over the next several months to ensure 'Building 8' makes a smooth transition int...

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Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements. The British Council unveiled Mix the Body, an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Bengaluru-based Attak...

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Researchers turn to crowdfunding to save endangered parrot

Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian researchers have turned to crowdfunding to help bankroll a new technology to save the critically endangered swift parrot from extinction in the island state of Tasmania. Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) and the National Environmental Science Programme on Wednesday revealed that they were seeking donations from the public to help ...

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China to build world-class armed forces by mid-21st century: Xi

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) will strive to fully transform the people's armed forces into world-class military by the mid-21st century. By 2020, mechanization will be basically achieved, with IT application coming a long way and strategic capabilities seeing a big improvement, Xi said at the opening session of the ...

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Indian, Russian scientists craft gold nanostars to destroy cancer cells

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells. These stable, inexpensive and non-toxic particles will also make it possible to detect cancer at an early stage. The development was reported by scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS), Moscow, and the ...

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Apple to ditch Touch ID for 2018 iPhones: Report

San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) There is early excitement for the iPhones releasing in 2018 and Apple is likely to ditch Touch ID feature and move to Face ID, said reports. Despite initially believing Apple might re-adopt the fingerprint technology -- an identity sensor that makes it easy for the user to get access to the device -- it is now likely that all 2018 iPhones will move to Face ID...

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