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Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) To further hasten Indian customers move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India. Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform and brings the agility and fast-paced innovation of Cloud computing to on-premises environments and enables entirely new hybrid Cloud scenarios. The tech giant said that 70 of the top...

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Navy to induct first Scorpene-class submarine on Thursday

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The first of the indigenous Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, will be commissioned in the Indian Navy on Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, Navy officials said on Wednesday. Commissioning of this submarine -- named after the first Foxtort-class submarine, INS Kalvari inducted into the Navy on December 8, 1967 -- co...

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Mysterious bright spots indicate Ceres is no dead world: NASA

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Far from being a dead world, the dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world, indicate hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned, say scientists. The surface of Ceres is otherwise dark. The mysterious bright spots on Ceres, which have captivated both the Dawn science team and the public, reveal evidence ...

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World losing battle against global warming: Macron

Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the international community that it was losing the battle against global warming and called on the world leaders to take concrete action. Macron on Tuesday hosted the One Planet Summit in Paris, an event marking the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement on mitigating global warming that brought together dozens of head...

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US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions: Tillerson

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather if you want, he said on Tuesday at a policy forum in Washington, BBC reported. His statement appeared to shift the US position away from previous demands that North Korea mu...

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Terrorism charges filed against New York bombing suspect

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Attorney's Office in New York has filed federal terrorism charges against a bombing suspect who was accused of detonating a pipe bomb in an underpass at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday. The suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, faces five charges ranging from using weapon of mass destruction to providing support to a terrorist organization, a...

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Boeing to make aircraft components near Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing would make aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city's outskirts, a senior official said on Tuesday. The state government on Monday approved Boeing's proposal to set up an engineering and technology facility with electronics and avionics manufacturing and assembly at an investment of Rs 1,1...

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Srei, Russian development bank deal on $200 mn innovation fund

Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russia's state-run Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Kolkata-based Srei Infrastructure Finance have agreed on the operational terms for setting up an IT and innovation fund with a corpus of $200 million, the Russian development bank announced on Tuesday. The parties have already started to identify projects for the fund's pipeline, which will include projects of Russian inn...

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This ultrasonic sensor may help amputees play piano, drums

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A bionic hand with prosthetic fingers developed by US researchers has helped Jason Barnes, a musician who lost part of his right arm five years ago, to play the piano and drums with ease. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that combines ultrasound signals and machine learning, allows amputees to control each of t...

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Traditional knowledge diminishing among Kerala tribals: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) A first-of-its-kind study has identified that the traditional knowledge passed down several generations of the tribals in Kerala has suffered massive erosion and is gradually disappearing. The study was conducted by state-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) under the aegis of the C.V. Raman Laboratory of Ecologi...

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It's best to steer clear of Bitcoins lest the bubble bursts

It is impossible to make sense of the Bitcoin-mania that has been making waves of late. In just a span of one year, the crypto-currency has doubled four times. The price of one Bitcoin in early January was $1,000 (almost Rs 64,000). It rose to $2,000 by May. In August, it breached $4,000. By late November, it was $8,000 and, two weeks later, it had crossed $16,000. Nothing short of a bub...

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SRM University wins international QS award

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Student-led innovation has brought SRM Institute of Science and Technology, formerly known as SRM University, the Reimagine Education award by Quacquarelli Symonds, better known as QS and famous for its annual publication of international university rankings. SRM's Next Tech Lab won the Silver Prize at the Reimagine Education awards 2018 at a conference in the US...

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'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The 'LIKE' app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said. LIKE was awarded as the best entertainment app in India and Indonesia and best social app in Mexico, Brazil and Latin America. It w...

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PaxVax's cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A single-dose cholera vaccine marketed by PaxVax, a global biotechnology company based in California, can provide faster protection in epidemics, thereby helping control big outbreaks more quickly, suggest results of a trial. While the standard regimen for protecting against cholera with existing non-living oral cholera vaccines includes administering two doses ov...

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High time to improve building energy efficiency: UN-backed report

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It's high time to improve energy efficiency of the buildings across the globe to reach the climate change goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, a UN-backed report has said. More than half of new buildings expected to come up by 2060 will be constructed in the next 20 years -- two-thirds of them in countries that do not have mandatory building energy codes in plac...

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Intel launches Pentium Silver, Celeron processors

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Global chipmaker Intel on Tuesday launched Pentium Silver and Celeron processors which are based on an architecture codenamed Gemini Lake and are engineered for balanced performance and connectivity. The company is launching N5000 for mobile and J5005 for desktop Intel Pentium Silver processors. Intel Celeron processors include N4100 and N4000 for mobile...

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NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots

Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Jupiter's famous storm, the Great Red Spot, penetrates well below the clouds -- about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, suggest data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft. One of the most basic questions about Jupiter's Great Red Spot is: how deep are the roots, said Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in Sa...

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Google introduces 3 new photography apps

San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has introduced three photography apps which are part of a new series that it has dubbed as photography appsperiments. We're launching the first installment of a series of photography appsperiments: Usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology. Our 'appsperimental' approach was inspired in part by 'Motion Stills', th...

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Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden AI for Earth programme

San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged $50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change. Microsoft rolled out the AI for Earth programme six months ago with an aim to put the power of artificial intelligence towards tackli...

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'Power of One' awards honour UN diplomats, officials

United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) At an awards ceremony honouring six serving and former diplomats and international civil servants for their contributions to world peace and development, the UN was hailed as an institution embodying the Diwali spirit of good overcoming evil. The first Power of One awards were given at a ceremony here on Monday by the Diwali Foundation, US, which grew out of...

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