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Facebook launches free version of 'Workplace' for NGOs

San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Making inroads into the non-profit segment, Facebook has launched a free version of its enterprise communications app 'Workplace' to make working better, smarter and faster for charities and non-governmental organisations. Named Workplace for Good, the app would donate work-essential mobile, video, communication and collaboration tools free of charge to orga...

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IBS Software inks multi-million dollar pact with British Airways

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading provider of new-gen IT solutions to the aviation industry, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with British Airways (BA) to provide solutions for flight and crew operations management. IBS in a statement issued here on Thursday said the multi-year contract will see the implementation of its newly-l...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Yoga Day

Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Tamil Nadu on Thursday with leaders, common people and students performing 'asanas' at several places including metro rail stations here. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit did yoga exercises along with officials and students at Raj Bhavan here. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation ...

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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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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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Denied by banks, transgender seeks online help for home loan

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Akkai Padmashali might have become the first transgender in Karnataka to register her marriage but there seems to be no end to her struggles. The activist, who is the face of transgender rights in the state, is currently battling to get a home loan after being rejected by many banks and has now gone online to raise money. No bank gave me any logical reason for r...

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'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film

Film: Incredibles 2; Director: Brad Bird; Voice Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophie Bush, Brad Bird, Phil Lamarr and Isabella Rossellini; Rating: *** Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, Incredibles 2 can easily be viewed as an extension of the orig...

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Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoption

Washington, June 21 (IANS) The vast Indian public sector will embark on a true digital journey only once the government decides to relax old procurement rules, make the stakeholders aware of benefits of Cloud and get rid of the ageing IT infrastructure, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive has stressed. According to Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director, Public Sector-Asia Pacific...

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Microsoft acquires AI startup to fuel AI capabilities

San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bonsai, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in San Francisco, to boost its AI and machine learning capabilities. Microsoft said its acquisition of the small startup is another major step forward in our vision to make it easier for developers and subject matter experts to bu...

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Knowledge of Sanskrit must to build super computers: Minister

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Criticising a section of Indians for their over-reliance on English, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said knowledge of Sanskrit will be essential to build super computers as it is the only language that can adapt to next general technology. The minister said according to the modern-day scientists, the algorithms to be used as the coding language of s...

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Farmers' associations can help fight poverty: Experts

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Setting up farmer-producer organisations can be the biggest weapon against poverty, said experts at a panel discussion on 'Making markets work for the poor' hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) here. Farmer-producer organisations can help farmers increase their income and provide them better access to services. Dairy like cooperatives are comin...

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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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Hyundai Motor Group-Audi partner to develop fuel cell powered EVs

Seoul/Ingolstadt, June 20 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday said that it has entered into a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Audi AG, covering a broad range of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) components and technologies. According to a statement from Hyundai Motor Group, under the new partnership, the world's fifth-largest auto-making group and th...

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Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes? One might think of it as a class where you learn to twist your body but multiple gurus from Paramahansa Yogananda to Baba Ramdev, the yoga tycoon of the contemporary age, who have had a contribution in publicising Yoga in India and the worl...

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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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Bank of Baroda ropes in IBM, Accenture for 'increased digitisation'

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to enhance business growth and portfolio diversification using digitisation, Bank of Baroda on Wednesday announced its partnership with technology majors IBM and Accenture to power its state-of-the-art IT Centre of Excellence (ITCoE) and Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACoE). With IBM's digital reinvention framework and innovation roadmap, we will enable the...

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Myntra unveils its first wearable device at Rs 4,199

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Fashion e-tailer Myntra on Wednesday launched its Blink Go first smart wearable device at Rs 4,199. The device allows users to monitor their fitness parameters and set personal fitness goals that include activity tracking -- such as steps, distance, calories, sleep, and heart rate sensor. This is an exciting moment for Myntra as we foray into the connect...

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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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Panasonic refreshes 'P' series in India

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Expanding its P-series, Panasonic on Wednesday launched its P90 smartphone for Rs 5,599 in India. The new phone comes with 2.5D curved screen, 5-inch high definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) display and Corning Gorilla glass protection. The dual SIM, 4G-VoLTE enabled device sports a 5MP auto-focus (AF) rear camera, 5MP selfie camera, both with lig...

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Omung Kumar merges Indian, Thai elements for IIFA stage

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Omung Kumar, who clocks a decade of designing the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards stage this year, says he has tried to merge Thai elements of the Siam Niramit theatre in Bangkok with an Indian touch and enhance the experience with technology. The 2,000-seater Siam Niramit theatre is touted as the world's...

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