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Hexaware features as a Major Contender on Everest Group’s Guidewire Services PEAK Matrix

Hexaware Technologies has been recognized as a ‘Major Contender’ on Everest Group’s Guidewire Services PEAK Matrix Assessment 2018. The report highlights company’s value proposition around digital transformation enablement for insurers, by developing APls for Guidewire’s core insurance product suite (Guidewire InsuranceSuite). Hexaware Technologies is a global provider of disruptive IT & IT-enabled services, complex technology solutions and automation-led Business Process ... Read More »

Marshall brings major update to the Minor Bluetooth in-ear headphones

Heritage rock brand Marshall has just announced that its Minor in-ear headphones have been given a major upgrade, with Bluetooth aptX, improved fit, and a longer battery life – while still maintaining Marshall’s classic roadworthy look.  The Marshall Minor IIs come in at $129 (around £120 / AU$180), almost triple the price of their predecessors – though if the new ... Read More »

Google Assistant is getting a major makeover

Google Assistant is already arguably the smartest digital assistant available, but it’s now getting even better, as Google has rolled out a makeover for it on phones. The changes come as a result of realizing that nearly half of all Google Assistant interactions involve both voice and touch, so it’s now a lot more visual. That means larger images, GIFs, ... Read More »

Printer security a major worry in the education sector

New research from Lexmark International has revealed that schools and universities are leaving themselves open to attack by failing to secure their printers and other devices. The firm partnered with iGov to compile its 2018 Print & IT Applications in Education report which highlights the need for improved security solutions across print devices and networks to prevent data breaches. iGov ... Read More »

Major security flaws found in top VPN services

Major security flaws have been found in some of the most popular VPN services on the market today. Researchers at Cisco Talos uncovered two vulnerabilities in the NordVPN and ProtonVPN services that could have allowed hackers to hijack a user’s machine. The flaws took advantage of a design issue in both clients, with the creation of a new OpenVPN command ... Read More »

Researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics

Schottky diode is composed of a metal in contact with a semiconductor. Despite its simple construction, Schottky diode is a tremendously useful component and is omnipresent in modern electronics. Schottky diode fabricated using two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted major research spotlight in recent years due to their great promises in practical applications such as transistors, rectifiers, radio frequency generators, logic ... Read More »

Businesses can now defer major Windows updates for two and a half years

Microsoft has changed the way it supports Windows 10 updates for schools and businesses, giving them more flexibility to choose when they install updates. Microsoft has settled into a regular update schedule, releasing one patch in March, and another in October. Initially, businesses were given 18 months to upgrade their systems after each release. After that period, Microsoft would withdraw ... Read More »

Common painkiller linked to increased risk of major heart problems

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, compared with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other traditional painkillers, finds a study published by The BMJ this week. The findings prompt the researchers to say that diclofenac should not be available over the counter, and when ... Read More »

China considers merging two major mobile operators in 5G push

The Chinese government is reportedly considering a merger of two state-run mobile operators in a bid to ensure the country assumes leadership in 5G networks. According to Bloomberg, Beijing believes the combination of China Unicorn and China Telecom would allow it to invest more effectively than if the two did so separately. The proposed merger would create a telco with ... Read More »

CARHP takes care of 3 major stages in the car-buyer’s journey

CARHP functions as an online autos information site that brings together in-depth reviews, ratings, comparisons and local listings for new and old cars. CarHP will cater to the US automobile market. Still in its beta stage, www.carhp.com has an inventory that boasts a collection of over 2000 car reviews from 2016 to present. CARHP is funded and incubated by Collegedunia.com ... Read More »

Windows 10’s next major update confirmed for October 2018

Over the weekend, Microsoft took to the stage at IFA 2018 in Berlin to announce the name of the next major update to Windows 10. What was earlier codenamed Redstone 5 is now officially the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and will arrive some time in – you guessed it – October. This will technically be Windows 10 version 1809, ... Read More »

Every major new smartphone launched at IFA 2018

Giant tech show IFA isn’t normally known for a glut of smartphone launches, but we’ve seen a number of new handsets arrive at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany and we’ve been hands on with them all. Below you’ll find our round-up of the best smartphones at IFA 2018, giving you your mobile fix in one place. We seen new phones ... Read More »

In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

Over the past several decades, the Arctic has begun to show signs of significant ecological upheaval. The rate of warming in the Arctic is nearly twice the global average, and those changes are triggering a cascade of destabilizing environmental effects. Ice is melting, permafrost is thawing, and experts say fires in Arctic forests are as damaging as they’ve been in ... Read More »

Cancer may lurk behind major internal bleeding in cardiovascular disease patients

Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with GI tract cancer, and those who major genitourinary (GU) tract bleeding are 80-fold more likely to be diagnosed with GU cancer, ... Read More »

Major cause of heart attacks in women investigated in new study

The initial findings of a study on spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a major cause of heart attacks in women, are reported today in a late breaking science session at ESC Congress 2018. Professor Jacqueline Saw, principal investigator, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, said: “Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under ... Read More »

Scans cut heart attack rates and save lives, major study finds

Heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives in the UK, research suggests. The life-saving scans helped to spot those with heart disease so they could be given treatments to prevent heart attacks. Researchers say current guidelines should be updated to incorporate the scans into routine care. The SCOT-HEART study tracked more than 4000 patients who ... Read More »

Modifying the major model of a modern major mouse model

If a new anti-cancer drug shows promise in a Petri dish, often the next step is to test the drug’s effect in mice. This system tends to work well with drugs that directly target cancer, but breaks down with immunotherapies. That’s because tumors from human cancer samples can only grow in mice with suppressed immune systems. Immunotherapies activate the immune ... Read More »

Major 5G trends become more apparent as first network launch nears

Six years ago, UK businesses and consumers could not subscribe to a single 4G service. Yet the conversation had already shifted to spectrum availability, research projects and testbeds for 5G networks. It’s typical of the telecoms and IT industries to turn its attention to the next generation of a technology before the existing iteration has achieved mainstream adoption, but with ... Read More »

Gatwick Airport hit by major IT outage

A major IT failure at Gatwick Airport is causing misery for thousands of holidaymakers. The fault, which is affecting the digital screens at the airport’s departure lounge, has left staff resorting to manually writing out flight information such as departure gates on whiteboards. A spokesperson for the airport told the BBC that the screens, which show departure information for flights ... Read More »

In a major move, US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to reform the council. She also criticized countries which shared U.S. values and encouraged Washington to remain but “were unwilling to seriously challenge the status quo.” “I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human ... Read More »

Centre provides major relief to sugarcane farmers

In a major relief, the Union cabinet has announced a package of nearly 8,000 crore rupees on Wednesday. The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the creation of a 30 lakh tonne sugar buffer stock. The buffer stock will be maintained by sugar mills and the govt will pay them 1,175 crore rupees in exchange. The Centre has also ... Read More »

No need for chemo in many breast and lung cancers, major studies show

The findings were released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, the world’s largest annual cancer conference. The first study, described as the largest breast cancer treatment trial to date, found that the majority of women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy and its toxic, and often debilitating, side ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi Playing A “Major Role” Within Party: Congress

NEW DELHI:  The Congress today said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was playing a “major role” in many ways within the party and would continue to do so, but asserted that this should not be seen as an indication that she would contest elections. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi made the remarks while responding to former minister Salman Khurshid’s reported remarks that she is ... Read More »

Govt’s major initiative for peace in Jammu & Kashmir during Ramzan

Centre has taken a huge initiative to make the month of Ramadaan peaceful in the state of Jammu and kashmir. In a major decision, the Centre has directed the security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. According to home ministry, the decision has been taken to help the peace loving Muslims ... Read More »

Cabinet takes major decisions on various fields and sectors

Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime MInister Narendar Modi on Wednesday approved setting up Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary in Haryana under High capacity Delhi-Mumbai corridor project for faster delivery of goods at the busy line. Union Cabinet also approves setting up of a new AIIMS in Deoghar in Jharkhand. The new hospital in Deoghar will consist of 750 beds, a ... Read More »

Union Cabinet takes major decisions

Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime MInister Narendar Modi on Wednesday approved setting up Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary in Haryana under High capacity Delhi-Mumbai corridor project for faster delivery of goods at the busy line. Union Cabinet also approves setting up of a new AIIMS in Deoghar in Jharkhand. The new hospital in Deoghar will consist of 750 beds, a ... Read More »

Major changes in Union Cabinet; Piyush Goyal gets finance

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore assigned independent charge as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in place of Smriti Irani who retains textiles Ministry. The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed reallocation of portfolios among certain members of the Union Council of Ministers. During the period of indisposition of Arun Jaitley, Minister; the portfolios of ... Read More »

Cabinet approves  three major infrastructure projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of government’s Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution- Krishonnati Yojana’ in Agriculture Sector. Addressing media persons, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that under this, eleven schemes have been brought under one umbrella scheme. CCEA also approved restructuring of Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for its continuation during remaining period of 14th Finance Commission as ... Read More »

Major reshuffle in J&K cabinet today; Kavinder Gupta to be the new deputy CM

The deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, health minister Bali Bhagat and junior minister PriyaSethi, all three from BJP, are on the way out of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s  council of ministers while Sunil Sharma who is a junior minister from the party will be elevated to the cabinet rank. Kavinder Gupta will be the new deputy CM of the state ... Read More »

Bharat Bandh: Protestors take to the streets in Delhi, clog major roads

New Delhi: Protestors demonstrating against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act following a Supreme Court order in Delhi took to the streets on Monday – clogging major roads during peak morning rush hours. Dalit groups began their protests from Mandi House and walked all the way to Jantar Mantar. Armed with flags and banners, the large number ... Read More »

Whats App bringing major change to its app – Know how it will impact you

WhatsApp Messenger has updated its ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature. From the 7-minutes or 420 seconds deadline, Whatsapp users can now delete sent messages within 4096 seconds or 68 minutes and 16 seconds. However, it must be noted that the extended deadline is live for WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.69. A stable release for Android and iOS is expected to follow ... Read More »

Athletes must compete more before major event: PT Usha

NEW DELHI: India’s track and field legend PT Usha believes that Indian athletes, prior to a major tournament, need to start competing in order to get the best result. Usha, who brought India to International sports radar with her exceptional sprinting skills in the early 80s and 90s, highlighted Milkha Singh‘s efforts that fetched him wonderful results during the 1958 ... Read More »

PM inaugurates, lays foundation stone for several major highway projects at Udaipur; visits Pratap Gaurav Kendra

Udaipur : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated, and laid the foundation stone, of several major highway projects at Udaipur in Rajasthan. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said he is delighted to be in the “Veer Bhumi” of Mewar. The Prime Minister assured people affected by natural calamities, that the Union Government stood by them at ... Read More »