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20-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Twitter to soon explain why certain tweets are unavailable

You will soon be able to know why certain tweets go unavailable in your conversation thread on Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is working on to "add context" to "this tweet is unavailable" notices."We're fixing the issue where you see so many 'This...

19-Jul-2019 San Francisco

YouTube Music now lets users switch from audio to video

After matching over five million audio tracks with their official videos, YouTube Music is now letting premium users to transit from the audio of a track to watching the music video without any pauses or interruptions."Switching between audio songs to music...

18-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Google removes stalker apps that may have spied on you

Google has removed seven stalker apps that were available on its Play Store as apps for children's safety or finding stolen phones but were being used to stalk employees, romantic partners or kids.The apps were able to track the surveilled person's location,...

16-Jul-2019 New Delhi

IAF can fight entire spectrum of warfare : B.S.Dhanoa

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is prepared to fight the entire spectrum of warfare, be it an all-out war, a skirmish like the Kargil conflict or retaliation to a terrorist attack, Air Chief Marshal B.S.Dhanoa said on Tuesday.Speaking at a seminar to mark the...

14-Jul-2019 Palampur

Kargil Day: Bikers team visits Captain Batra's city

To celebrate 20 years of Kargil victory, a motorcycle expedition team on Sunday reached Palampur, birth place of Captain Vikram Batra who was awarded posthumously the Param Vir Chakra, from Manali through the Kargil war memorial."One of its kind expedition...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Moon landing is tricky and challenging

Moon landing, the main part of India's second lunar mission --Chandrayaan-2 -- is not like an aircraft taking off from one airport and landing in another.From the blasting off of the India's heavy lift rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle - Mark...

13-Jul-2019 New Delhi

No Chinese incursion in Demchok : Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday dismissed there was any incursion on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok area of Ladakh and said the issue had been sorted out in a flag meeting.Talking to media on the sidelines of an event, General Rawat...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Women power, powers Chandrayaan-2

A good measure of women's power is powering India's Rs 978 crore second moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, with the Project Director and the Mission Director also being women."Nearly 30 per cent of the members working on the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be...

13-Jul-2019 Chennai

Countdown for `Bahubali' to fly with Chandrayaan-2 to begin on Sunday

The countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed the `Bahubali' carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to begin on Sunday, said a top official of the Indian space agency."It will be a 20-hour countdown which is...

12-Jul-2019 San Francisco

YouTube to bring recommendations-free educational playlists

Targeting teenagers, Google-owned content sharing app YouTube is bringing a new education feature called Learning Playlists with dedicated landing pages for educational  videos on topics like math, science, music and language, free from algorithmic recommendations.The...

11-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Google Maps to now give Indian users dining offers

Google Maps on Thursday introduced three new features for Indian users to help them discover local experiences and get recommendations that are personalised for better dining experience, including an "Offers" section to help users find deals and claim them...

10-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Official YouTube app now available on Amazon Fire TV

The official YouTube app is now available on Amazon Fire TV platform and all Fire TV Edition smart TVs."We will expand to additional Fire TV devices in the coming months, with YouTube TV and YouTube Kids launching later this year," Amazon said in a blog...

07-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Facebook down again? Chill as the world has not ended yet

Imagine this: All of your favourite social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Twitter have stopped working for an unspecified time period. Are you anxious, nervous or still a relaxed soul?This year has seen several incidences where...

07-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Google doodle celebrates FIFA Women's WC final

Google on Sunday splashed its home page doodle with colours of the US and the Netherlands ahead of the teams' face off in the FIFA Women's World Cup final in Lyon, France.The eighth edition of the prestigious tournament, which started on June 7, will come to...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Friendly ties with india not a choice but reality: Maldives

Stating that both India and the Maldives are more than friends, Maj Gen Abdulla Shamaal, Chief of Defence Forces, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), said relationship between India and his country is "not a choice but a reality".Delivering a lecture on...

05-Jul-2019 San Francisco

YouTube's ban on 'instructional hacking' videos upsets cyber teachers

Computer security teachers are upset over YouTube's decision to ban instructional tutorials on hacking and phishing from its platform, fearing it could interfere with the training of computer science and security students.To prevent its users from learning how...

02-Jul-2019

Gun Island: Magic of the Bonduki story

Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh's books. His latest offering, "" is a story of travel and migrations, overlaid with myth and folktales, and the deepening crisis of climate...

02-Jul-2019 New Delhi

RBI panel estimates transferable surplus at just Rs 8,000 cr: Report

The panel set up to review the Reserve Bank of India's economic capital framework estimated the transferable surplus, or the amount the central bank could potentially pass on to the government, at close to Rs 8,000 crore, financial news portal BloombergQuint...

02-Jul-2019 Chennai

Tejas plane fuel tank falls on TN farm

An additional fuel tank of Tejas, a light combat aircraft (LCA) which was on a regular sortie, fell down on a farm land near Sulur Air Base near Coimbatore on Tuesday morning, said an official.The fall of the fuel tank at about 8.40 a.m. resulted in a small...

02-Jul-2019 New Delhi

TikTok refutes Tharoor's claim on sharing data with China

Chinese short video-making app TikTok on Tuesday refuted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's claim that it was illegally collecting data and sending it to China.Speaking in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour on Monday, Tharoor said there were reports that the Chinese...

02-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes Central Educational Institutions Bill

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019, which aims to ensure reservation in teaching positions in central institutions for persons from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Socially...

30-Jun-2019 New Delhi

K Natarajan Takes Over As DG of Indian Coast Guard

Krishnaswamy Natarajan took over as 23rd chief of Indian Coast Guard here today. A 5th Batch Officer of the Indian Coast Guard, he joined service in January 1984. During the  initial years, he specialised in select core competencies viz. Search and Rescue as...

30-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Is 'cherry picking' of data is what it's all about?

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently cautioned against "cherry-picking" of data, subtly arguing against the former Chief Economic Adviser's paper, but neither was Arvind Subramanian's paper the only one on GDP over-estimation nor his methodology.A recent...

29-Jun-2019 New Delhi

IAF contingent lands in France for 'Garuda-VI' air exercise

An Indian Air Force contingent has landed in Mont-de-Marsan in France to participate in a bilateral exercise 'Garuda-VI' with the French Air Force.The IAF contingent was received by Colonel Gaudillere, Base Commander, Air Base Mont-De-Marsan.The IAF will...

28-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naradmunis or Gaslighters - both are equally obnoxious

In large parts of India, they are termed Naradmunis - known for whipping up tensions among people by spicing up facts. In the West, they are termed Gaslighters - "master controllers and manipulators, often challenging your very sense of reality"."You know...

27-Jun-2019 San Francisco

YouTube adds more controls for home page, Up Next videos

To further streamline videos based on the content that interests users, Google-owned video-sharing app YouTube has decided to give users more control over their Home page and Up Next videos.As part of the changes, YouTube would now let users explore more...

27-Jun-2019 San Francisco

'Deepfakes' videos different from fake news : Mark Zuckerberg

Admitting that Facebook cannot fight fake news on its own, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is considering to treat "deepfakes" and misinformation separately so that altered "deepfake" videos can be tackled in a better way."Deepfakes" are video forgeries that make people...

26-Jun-2019 New Delhi

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai

Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. "If he had his way, he would have departed not in 1948 but around 1994," best-selling author Manu S. Pillai writes in his latest book,...

19-Jun-2019 San Francisco

Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials

With a new "Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature", Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time."Thanks to machine learning and AR technology, it offers realistic, virtual...

19-Jun-2019 Mumbai

Desire to win more important than result : Suman Rao

Suman Rao, who has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 title, believes in lending her voice to gender equality and says that more than the ultimate result, having the desire to win is very important to grow in life.The result of the Miss India pageant was...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Dalrymple's book on East India Company launches in Sept

Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy", based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10, publisher Bloomsbury announced on Tuesday.Calling it his "most ambitious and riveting book to date", Bloomsbury...

17-Jun-2019 New Delhi

RBI won't hesitate on steps for financial stability : Shaktikanta Das

Assuring the crisis-hit NBFC sector will be monitored, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said the central bank will not hesitate to take any required measure to maintain the financial stability of the economy.In a lecture at the Lal Bahadur...

17-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Indians take a chill pill with lassi, cold coffee

Lassi, cold coffee and watermelon juice are among the preferred beverages that are helping people across India beat the searing heat.The temperature is soaring, spreading the heat wave blues all over India. But people have come up with their own ways to beat...

16-Jun-2019 Menlo Park (California)

Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook

Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the "ills" being battled on social media and Facebook's answer to these are: easier ways to comment  back, a dating feature and a time tracker to check overuse.During the International...

16-Jun-2019 Mumbai

Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019

Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium here.Shivani  Jadhav from Chhattisgarh clinched Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title and Shreya Shanker...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Strong initiatives needed to revive rural economy : Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday emphasised on taking strong initiatives for reviving the rural economy in the country.During the fifth meeting of NITI Aayog here, Baghel said that his state's newly- implemented scheme, 'Narwa, Garuwa, Ghurwa,...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naveen Patnaik seeks Rs 5,228 cr to deal with cyclone Fani damage

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure,...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Haryana moving towards high Ease of Living Index : Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state government was focusing on moving towards a high Ease of Living Index for the people of the state after systematically ushering in a new era of corruption-free governance.The Chief Minister...

15-Jun-2019 Dundigal (Hyderabad)

CAS Reviews Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff was the Reviewing Officer for the Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal on 15 Jun 19.152 cadets were awarded the President’s...

15-Jun-2019 San Francisco

Facebook to rank comments to make conversations meaningful

In a move to make conversations on public posts more meaningful, Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users.Facebook will now start showing comments on public posts more prominently when...

15-Jun-2019 New York

Don't regulate us for the sake of it : Sundar Pichai

Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants "for the sake of regulating."In an interview with CNN Business, Pichai said his company had gone through similar...

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