Science & Technology

End of the road for NASA’s opportunity rover


One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After ...

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Oppo to sponsor PUBG tournament in India


Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has announced that it has partnered with Tencent Games and PUBG Corp in, for ‘Oppo PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019’. In October, Oppo had sponsored eSports Championship – ‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile Campus Championship 2018’ with a price pool of Rs 50 lakhs. The championship saw over 250,000 registrations over the span of three weeks from ...

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Smart India Hackthon – 2019 going to be held at 48 nodal centres


R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD held a press conference in New Delhi today on the third edition (Software) of the biggest ever Smart India Hackthon – 2019 going to be held at 48 nodal centres across the country simultaneously. Smart India Hackathon is a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the ...

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Cabinet approves setting up a new company under Department of Space


The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Setting up of a new company under Department of Space (DoS), to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Centers and constituent units of DOS. Salient features: The following areas/avenues provide opportunities for commercial exploitation of ISRO ...

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India successfully launches 40th communication satellite


India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours today. The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 2:31 am (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-31 and Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 satellites, as scheduled. After a 42-min flight, GSAT-31 separated from the Ariane 5 ...

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Millions of user data exposed in SBI data hack

State Bank of India

The data leak case of India’s largest bank State Bank of India has emerged. According to a report by American Tech Website TechCrunch, the bank’s server was without password. For this reason information of millions of customers can be accessed. This bank’s server is in the Mumbai based data center. This data center has 2 months of data stored in ...

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WhatsApp limits ‘forwards’ to 5 chats for users globally to combat fake news


WhatsApp will now globally limit message ‘forwards’ to five chats at a time, a practice it had introduced in India in July last year to crack down on spread of rumours and fake news through its platform. In an update to its blog Monday, the Facebook-owned company said the move will help keep “WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close ...

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Chandrayaan-2 mission planned for middle of April: ISRO


The launch of India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, is planned for the middle of April this year, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan announced Friday. ISRO had earlier said Chandrayaan-2 will be launched in a window between January-February 16 this year. The mission, costing nearly Rs 800 crore, is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission about ...

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Xiaomi cuts price of TV’s by upto Rs 2000


China’s smartphone maker Xiaomi has cut prices of two models of smart TV in India, including Mi LED Smart TVs 4A 32 inches and MI LED TVs 4C Pro 32 inches. After the cut, the 32-inch variant of the M-TV4A can be bought for Rs 12,499. Earlier it was priced at Rs 13,999. The 32-inch variant of Mi LED TV ...

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PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress on Jan 3


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 106th Indian Science Congress on January 3 next year at Lovely Professional University nearPhagwara, the varsity said on Monday. A release by LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said the theme of the four-day event is ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ and it will culminate on January 7. Modi will also address an audience of ...

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