Tag Archives: India

Microsoft Nokia 215 Internet-Ready Phone Priced Rs.2,149 Launched

Microsoft launched its most affordable internet ready phone – Nokia 215 dual SIM – in India on Wednesday priced at Rs.2,149, first of its kind in the category. The device brings to its consumers the choice of accessing Facebook in 9 local languages and also comes preloaded with Facebook and Messenger. “India is a ‘mobile-first’ market, and feature phones are ...

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India’s First Hand Transplant by AIMS Gets Thumbs-up by Global Experts

The transplantation of hand by Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), in January for the first time in India, has received applaud from all over the globe that the institute’s success is attracting many global visitors. Warren C Breidenbach, chief of the reconstructive and plastic surgery division at the University of Arizona, who visited the AIMS lauded the doctors, ...

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Pakistan ready to extend MFN status to India: Envoy

Pakistan High Commissioner has said that finally Pakistan would reciprocate India’s gesture of MFN status conferring it soon once the talks are resumed. Asserting that Pakistan would confer India the status of most favoured nation (MFN), Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday claimed that his country had almost extended the facility in March 2014 before it was ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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No Ban on Old Vehicles of 15 Years, says Minister

Though the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ordered banning more than 15 years old vehicles in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said it has examined the order and decided to make the certificate of fitness of vehicle mandatory under Section 56 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, with regular checks. However, the Ministry rejected the recommendation to ...

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Indian economy bright spot in global landscape, certifies IMF

India’s growth is set to rise to 7.2 percent in this fiscal with the economy reviving, helped by positive policy actions that have improved confidence and lower global oil prices, said the IMF giving a virtual go-ahead certificate to the global investors to throng the country. To continue on this trend, India needs to revitalise the investment cycle and accelerate ...

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India-Mauritius Sign 5 Pacts on Modi Visit

India signed five pacts with Mauritius and also offered $500 million concessional line of credit for key infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Mauritian counterpart Anerood Jugnauth in Mauritius on Wednesday. The five agreements signed between the two countries included one to tap the rich marine resources of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Modi, who ...

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Forget Smart cities, India Needs Habitable Cities First!

By Sanjiv Kataria Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his government’s plans to create 100 smart cities, there is a rise in the clamour by chief ministers to get the tag. From Ajmer to Allahabad and from Salem to Srinagar, the list of contenders grows, even as India gives shape to a plan and an agreement on what constitutes ...

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Beware of Malware in the Garb of WhatsApp Calling Feature Invite!

While WhatsApp is tight-lipped about its upcoming calling feature, cyber scammer have spread the malware all over the world sending fake messages in the garb of Invites to download WhatsApp New calling Feature. Those who have fallen victims tried to download the feature and instead ended up with a survey and a forced download of malware from the website. Facebook-owned ...

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Households vital for India’s energy independence, says scientist

India will achieve energy independence by 2050 if most households go for rooftop solar power generation under a new official policy, a leading expert has said. According to solar scientist Shantipada Gon Chaudhuri, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is in the process of framing an ambitious policy to generate adequate electricity from non-conventional energy sources. “The proposed ...

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Rahul Dravid Features on Anti-Tobacco Posters

Health Secretary B P Sharma launched Public Service Advertisements and poster on tobacco control featuring India’s ambassador for tobacco control Rahul Dravid on Thursday. The former Indian cricket captain has endorsed several public awareness campaigns including the Bangalore Traffic Police posters to begin with. The advertisements and posters of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the World Health ...

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DoT to Ban Call Spoofing ‘WePhone’ App Soon: Minister

Indian Intelligence authorities have asked the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to ban the ‘WePhone’ App that comes with ‘Call Spoofing’ feature and difficult to trace. The mobile “WePhone” is an answer to the eves-dropping intelligence networks all over the world as it makes the caller identity not traceable for the regulator or official agencies by allowing the user to ...

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BBC Documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ Uploaded on Youtube, Goes Viral Despite Ban in India

A BBC documentary on Mukesh Singh, one of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convicts, has been uploaded on video sharing website YouTube by an individual despite an explicit ban in India as announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in parliament. The Indian home ministry on Wednesday said orders were obtained from court to restrain the broadcast of the documentary. ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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India takes steps to achieve higher space education goals: Minister

Informing the Lok Sabha on future space missions and education in space sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply on wednesday, said the Department of Space has taken multi-pronged approach to provide Space education to the youths. The Department has taken up severa steps to disseminate or to provide formal education on important subjects coming under Space Technology, Space ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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Tiger Census Correct, says NTCA Refuting Oxford Researchers’ Flawed Methodology Roar

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) of India has refuted the claims of an Oxford University-led study that said the methodology used to count tiger population in India was flawed. Asserting that the tiger population census was accurate, the NTCA challenged the wildlife experts’ study that is based on 2005 and 2011 data, ignoring latest methodologies employed by the tiger ...

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