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Telephone Call between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council

Prime Minister received a call today from H.E. Charles Michel, President of European Council. Prime Minister warmly congratulated Mr. Michel on assumption of the office of the President of the European Council and conveyed best wishes for a successful tenure. Prime Minister expressed confidence that India-EU partnership will be further strengthened under the leadership of Mr. Michel. Recalling his meeting ... Read More »

TCS partners with Google cloud to build industry-specific Cloud Solutions

Mumbai : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with Google Cloud to build industry-specific cloud solutions that will help organizations accelerate their digital transformation and leverage data-driven insights that power superior customer experiences. The company offers a differentiated set of cloud enablement services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), applying the Machine-First Delivery Model across advisory, design and build, migration, platform ... Read More »

Paytm Launches its First Credit Card in Association with Citibank

New Delhi :  Paytm has launched its first credit card “Paytm First Card” in association with Citibank. With this, it was said in a statement that customers can apply for this credit card through Paytm App. It further said that they would also get promo codes of Rs. 10000 for the minimum spending of Rs. 10000 for the first four ... Read More »

Flipkart unveils The Big Billion Days Specials for consumers across India

Udaipur : Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, is making the upcoming festive season even more enjoyable for shoppers by unveiling a wide range of special products as part of the Big Billion Days Specials. Flipkart has partnered with 40 popular brands and co-created product offerings across categories like fashion, electronics, mobile, furniture, and more, guaranteeing something special for every shopper. ... Read More »

Wipro’s acquired entity expands Europe Operations with Office in Portugal

Wipro’s acquired entity — Appirio, has launched a new office in Porto, Portugal to expand its European operations and meet growing business requirements in the region. The new Porto office houses a Commerce Cloud Digital Centre of Excellence, a Delivery Center and an Innovation Hub. The new office will hire local talent both laterally and from universities, for delivery roles ... Read More »

iPhones to sport 3-camera setup, 12MP selfie shooter

San Francisco: Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year. While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, famous Apple expert and predictor. Both super-wide and front ... Read More »

3 held for impersonating Microsoft representatives

New Delhi :  Three men were arrested for allegedly extorting money from several schools here by impersonating Microsoft’s representatives, police said Thursday. Based on a complaint lodged by Neeraj Kumar, an authorised representative of Microsoft Corporation, a case was registered in the matter, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ram Gopal Naik. The complainant had also provided the information about ... Read More »

Facebook bans far-right leader Alex Jones, other controversial political personalities

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial US political personalities for violating the social media company`s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.” Most of the individuals whose accounts are being removed are popular figures on the far right, including commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson. Facebook also said it ... Read More »

Google Developer Group Udaipur organises Google I/O Extended 2019 in association with Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies

Udaipur : Google I/O is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. I/O Extended events include a variety of options for developers—from live ... Read More »

TECNO forays into the E-commerce space with its Flagship offering ‘PHANTOM 9’

Udaipur : TECNO Mobile, the global premium smartphone brand today announced its plan to enter theE-commerce space with the launch ofGlobal Flagship ‘PHANTOM 9’to be available on Flipkart.During theGlobal partner summit which was held at Andaz Aerocity, the event alsomarked the live signing ceremony of ‘renewed multi-year Global partnership’ between Premium mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, and the Premier League’s ... Read More »

Google dedicates doodle on ISRO founder Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

New Delhi : Google has dedicated its doodle on Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of nation’s space programme, on his 100th birth anniversary today. Chandrayaan-2 is soon going to drop a lander named Vikram on the earth’s sole satellite on 7th September. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has also announced an award in his name on his birth centenary. It was ... Read More »

TECNO brings ‘segment-first’ 6.1” HD+ dot notch display and AI front flash at just INR 5499; launches an All-New Spark Series in India!

Udaipur: Following an efficacious launch of the brand’s flagship PHANTOM 9 last month, TECNO the premium smartphone maker is set to – further add to the festive excitement of its fans with the introduction of yet another global product line “SPARK”, thereby strengthening its India portfolio. After making its mark in the mid-range smartphone segment, the brand is shifting gears with ... Read More »

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth’s neighboring planet. Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the landing site, Jezero Crater, was filled with a 1, 600-foot (500-metre) deep lake that opened to a network of rivers some ... Read More »

ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C46, carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh),May 22(Udaipur Kiran):  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)- C46 successfully placed advanced earth observation satellite RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B) into the orbit. The PSLV-C46 blasted off at 5.30 am from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on its 48th mission. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, the country’s space agency India’s new ... Read More »

DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to parliamentary standing committee

The DNA Technology Regulation Bill that seeks to control the use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of a person, has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for examination. The bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkiah Naidu. Sources in the Lok Sabha Secretariat ... Read More »

Anand Mahindra shares video of men performing garba

New Delhi, Oct 6 . Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, on Sunday shared a 9-second video of two men performing garba. The video garnered over 4,000 ‘likes’ and more than 200 ‘retweets’. “Whoooaaa. These guys are good,” he wrote retweeting the video. He wrote he “got exhausted” just watching the two dance. “Had to go and lie down after ... Read More »

Canadian pricing for Google Pixel 4, 4XL leaks

San Francisco, Oct 6 . Famed leakster, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), has shared the Canadian pricing of the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones — Pixel 4 and 4 XL — on Twitter. According to him, Pixel 4 will start at CAD$1,049.95 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB for CAD$1,199.95. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 XL will be available at CAD$1,199.95 for ... Read More »

Realme X2 Pro to feature dual Stereo Speakers

Beijing, Oct 6 . Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme’s upcoming smartphone ‘Realme X2 Pro’ will boast dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, the company has revealed through a tweet posted by its European account. The device will also deliver certified Hi-Res sound quality. The smartphone is expected to make debut in October in China and will be launched in India later ... Read More »

Avaya, Microsoft to bring contact centre services to cloud

By Bharat Upadhyay Dubai, Oct 6 . To enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, global communication solution provider Avaya Holdings Corp and Microsoft on Sunday announced that they will bring contact centre services to the cloud. The announcement was made at the 39th GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Avaya IX-CC, a next-generation contact centre as a service platform, will be ... Read More »

New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India

New Delhi, Oct 7 . PC and printer major HP Inc. on Monday introduced new “Pavilion x360” notebook with 10th Gen Intel Core processor and built-in Alexa at a starting price of Rs 45,990. Weighing in at just 1.58 kg, the thin and light convertible device comes with 14.3-inch, micro-edge bezel and a full-HD LED backlight touch-display. “The new HP ... Read More »

Amazon announces Great Indian Festival- celebration special

Bengaluru, Oct 6 . Amazon India on Sunday announced the Celebration Special of the Great Indian Festival which brings deals and offers on a wide range of smartphones, laptops, cameras, TVs and other gadgets. Amazon’s new festive sale will start from October 13 midnight until 11.59 p.m. on October 17. Prime members can grab great deals first with exclusive early ... Read More »

Rs 1.65 lakh Samsung ‘Galaxy Fold’ available again on Oct 11

New Delhi, Oct 7 . After selling all 1,600 luxury “Galaxy Fold” smartphones in flat 30 minutes during the first pre-booking on October 4, the South Korean giant on Monday said it will open second round of pre-booking for the Rs 1.65 lakh device on October 11. Consumers can log onto Samsung’s official online store at 12 pm on October ... Read More »

Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Swedish music streaming app Spotify announced that its iOS 13 app would now offer Siri support and its streaming music service would also be available on Apple TV. Now, one can ask Siri to play music through Spotify on iOS and iPadOS. According to Spotify, Siri can also control the app in CarPlay, and a ... Read More »

Microsatellite data helped double yield for Indian farmers

New Delhi, Oct 8 . A team of scientists has successfully used data from microsatellites to quantify and enhance yield gains for small farmers in India – a discovery that can help increase food production in a low-cost and sustainable way. The team from university of Michigan, Mexico-headquartered the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre and Stanford and Cornell universities ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics’ Q3 earnings down 56%

Seoul, Oct 8 . Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday its operating earnings plunged 56 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, mainly hit by continuing falls in global chip prices, but its performance was better than the market had expected. The operating profit was estimated at 7.7 trillion won ($6.4 billion) in the July-September period, according ... Read More »

Instagram removing its ‘Following’ activity tab

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Facebook-owned Instagram is removing its Following tab, the activity feed which displays what posts friends are liking, commenting on and following. The tab is going away from the app with an update later this week, BuzzFeedNews reported on Monday. According to Instagram’s head of product Vishal Shah, the tab was removed for the sake of ... Read More »

Microsoft aims to bring Internet to 40mn people by 2022

San Francisco, Oct 8 . In a bid to connect billions of people that do not have access to Internet connectivity, tech giant Microsoft, through its Airband Initiative, now aims to extend Internet access to 40 million underserved people globally by July 2022. Started in 2017, Microsoft’s Airband initiative streamlined efforts to set up Internet access across the US. This ... Read More »

New Sleep app for Apple Watch spotted

San Francisco, Oct 8 . A Twitter user, Daniel Marcinkowski, has spotted a Sleep app for the Apple Watch mentioned in an App Store listing. In the App Store listing for the company’s pre-installed Alarms app on the Apple Watch, there was a screenshot of an unreleased version of the Alarms app with a “Sleep” label and text reading “Set ... Read More »

Tech firms have responsibility to protect privacy: Google exec

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Tech companies, ranging from big to small and established to startups, should keep in mind their responsibilities and tech ethics to securely protect user data or other private information from being leaked, a Google executive has said. In response to a question about cases of data leaks involving many companies in recent years, Peter Norvig, ... Read More »

Sony ends Facebook support on PlayStation 4

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Sony Interactive Entertainment has removed Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, which means that one can not share screenshots and trophies with Facebook friends from a console now. “PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, or links to gameplay ... Read More »

Realme X2 Pro set to be launched on Oct 15

Beijing, Oct 8 . Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme has confirmed launch of X2 Pro in Madrid, Spain, on October 15, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday. The smartphone would have dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, the company recently revealed through a tweet posted by its European account. It will also deliver certified Hi-Res sound quality. X2 Pro also be ... Read More »

Samsung drops security updates for these 3 devices

Seoul, Oct 8 . South Korean handset maker Samsung, while modifying devices it supports with security updates, has dropped the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2016), and the Galaxy Tab S2 L/S Refresh from the list. The firm has added its 2017 Galaxy Tab A from quarterly updates to the ‘other’ category which essentially means it will get updates, but ... Read More »

Instagram rolls out support for dark mode on iOS 13

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Facebook-owned Instagram has updated its platform, adding support for iOS 13’s dark mode. The update turns the entire Instagram interface dark including the feed, stories, the discover tab and the new design is a mix of dark gray along with black colour, news portal iMore reported on Monday. Other than a difference in look, dark ... Read More »

Google halts face recognition tech before Pixel 4 launch

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Google has put on hold its facial recognition research for the Pixel 4 smartphone after a report claimed it was bribing the homeless to scan their faces for the price of a cup of coffee in order to improve the tech giant’s facial recognition technology. The tech giant reportedly said it has launched a probe ... Read More »

Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs on 8th death anniversary

San Francisco, Oct 6 . Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid tributes to Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of the iPhone maker, on the latter’s eighth death anniversary. In the tweet on Saturday, Cook shared a quote by Jobs with a photograph of the late Apple CEO outside the company’s Fifth Avenue store. “The most precious resource we all have ... Read More »

Samsung expects 3X growth in 55-inch QLED TVs in festive season

New Delhi, Oct 4 . Samsung on Friday said its 55-inch Frame QLED TV has been sold out before the end of festive season on Flipkart ‘Big Billion Day’. This festive season, the South Korean giant expects to sell three times more QLED TVs in the 55-inch and above category than last festive season in the country. The Frame QLED ... Read More »

Redesigned Google Shopping now lets track prices

San Francisco, Oct 4 . Google Shopping is getting a major overhaul in the US across both offline and online mobile sites and includes new features, including options to shop from local stores, track prices and find style inspiration through Google Lens. The new homepage is now more personalised to your specific shopping preferences, and will automatically suggest reordering products ... Read More »

Amazon, Disney lock horns over Fire TV ads: Report

San Francisco, Oct 4 . Amazon and Disney have locked horns over Fire TV advertisement sales that could delay the addition of the latter’s upcoming streaming service to Amazons Fire TV devices. Disney is said to be resisting and the two companies are at an impasse. Disney apps could be removed from Fire TV devices if they can’t reach an ... Read More »

OnePlus TV 55 Q1 Pro: Celebrate Diwali in style with 4K QLED

New Delhi, Oct 4 . Not many TV manufacturers are able to create a buzz the way Chinese company OnePlus did with launching its first-ever 55-inch 4K QLED TV series from the Indian soil late last month. In 10 days, the OnePlus TV 55Q1 and Q1 Pro have seen tremendous uptake, registering the highest-ever sales in the TV category for ... Read More »

Rs 1.65 lakh Samsung ‘Galaxy Fold’ sold out in 30 minutes in India

New Delhi, Oct 4 . Setting a sort of new record in the luxury smartphone segment, Samsung sold a total of 1,600 “Galaxy Fold” devices in flat 30 minutes after pre-bookings were open on the company’s official online store on Friday, highly-placed sources told . The consumers who pre-booked “Galaxy Fold” have paid the full amount of Rs 1,64,999 upfront ... Read More »

OnePlus 7T: Blazing fast all-rounder, average camera

By Krishna SinhaChaudhury New Delhi, Oct 4 . Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus broke its two-phones-a-year strategy this year with launching two devices in the OnePlus 7 series in the first half and the OnePlus 7T now. However, like every year, the handset maker has unveiled the ‘T’ iteration with additional upgrade. The firm has been following this strategy since the ... Read More »

PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s Libra currency project

San Francisco, Oct 5 . In a blow to Facebook’s plan to launch its digital currency Libra, PayPal has announced to withdraw from the Libra Association — the 28-member non-profit organisation formed by the social networking giant for the global roll out next year. According to a report on The Verge on Friday, PayPal said it decided “to forgo further ... Read More »

Restricting AI research with China harmful: Satya Nadella

London, Oct 5 . China is a leading force in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and blocking AI research with the country will do more harm than good for humanity, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. In an interview with the BBC, Nadella said that despite national security concerns, backing out of China would “hurt more” than it solved. “A lot of ... Read More »