Daily Archives: August 24, 2018

An app to review your ‘neta’ launched in New Delhi


An app that allows voters to rate and review their political representatives and aims to foster political accountability and transparency among leaders was launched here today. Aptly called Neta app, which was unveiled by former President Pranab Mukherjee, the technology platform will let users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment ...

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SBI yet to recalibrate 18,135 ATMs post demonitization claims RTI report

Country’s largest lender State Bank Of India (SBI) is yet to recalibrate 18,135 automated teller machines (ATMs) even after 21 months of demonetisation, an RTI query has revealed. The recalibration is a process, in which the cassettes in the ATMs that hold cash are modified to suit the size of the currency. Madhya Pradesh based RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaud had ...

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Maruti Suzuki Launches ‘Quick Response Team’ Initiative


India’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki has launched a new on-road assistance program for its customers. The new program, called the ‘quick response team’ will essentially see a qualified technician reach the spot where a breakdown has occurred on a motorcycle for assistance. This service will be a 24×7 assistance service and will be available across 251 cities and will have ...

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Android OS collecting 10 times more data than iOS, claims study


A study by Vanderbilt University claims that Android smartphones are collecting almost 10 times more data than Apple iOS. Soon after reports emerged about how Google continues to monitor a user`s location even if the location services have been turned off, a new study has claimed that the search giant also resorts to passive methods of data collection which are ...

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UN summit on TB seeks to put spotlight on killer disease


It’s the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases, but tuberculosis has been eclipsed by HIV/AIDS as a focus of global attention and donor funding. When world leaders gather at the United Nations next month, they will be asked to change that by committing to end the tuberculosis pandemic by 2030 and come up with USD 13 billion annually to ...

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