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Jupiter not as dry as earlier thought, reveals new NASA probe

WASHINGTON: The largest planet in our solar system may not be as dry as earlier shown by a NASA probe, according to the first science results revealed by the US space agency's Juno mission on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Microsoft to bring antivirus software to Android, iOS

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has announced that it will bring its antivirus software Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to iOS and Android.

Google shuts free public Wi-Fi at railway stations in India

NEW DELHI: Google on Monday announced it is gradually winding down its free public Wi-Fi Station programme currently available at over 400 railway stations in India, and will work with the Indian Railways and Railtel Corporation to help them with existing sites so they can remain useful resources for people.

ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle

HYDERABAD:Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.

IIT Kharagpur identifies new areas of use for existing drugs

KOLKATA:Researchers from the School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST) at IIT Kharagpur have identified new drug repurposing candidates - existing drugs for some particular diseases, which can be used to treat other disorders - for induction of fetal hemoglobin to treat beta thalassemia patients, the institute said on Friday.

IIIT-Delhi partners with Extramarks to encourage AI research

NEW DELHI:The Indraprastha Institute of Education Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) on Monday signed an MoU with the global education technology company, Extramarks, to promote and encourage research in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Skill India getting support from tech majors: Govt

NEW DELHI:The government has said that a number of leading international companies are coming forward to help with the Skill India Mission. Technology and telecommunication majors from Europe and the US -- Microsoft, IBM, CISCO among others -- are helping set up different training programmes, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R.K. Singh told Rajya Sabha on Friday.

India, Russia JV to produce helicopters is still grounded

LUCKNOW:India and Russia joint venture to produce 220 Kamov Ka-226 T helicopters is moving at a snail's pace.
The joint venture between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian Helicopters announced in December 2014 to produce Kamov Ka-226 T helicopters on transfer of technology is stuck for almost four years.

Russian helicopters at Defexpo 2020 for hard-selling

LUCKNOW:Russia's Rostec State Corporation's holding firm is showcasing its civilian helicopters at the biennial 11th edition of Defexpo 2020 here for hard -selling them to Indian customers, an official said on Wednesday.

VPN apps in demand in Kashmir to make up for low-speed 2G

SRINAGAR:After the restoration of low speed 2G mobile Internet last month, VPN, or the virtual private network, applications are much in demand in the Kashmir Valley.

UP all set to host 11th edition of DefExpo

LUCKNOW:The stage is all set for the 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition, DefExpo 2020, slated be held in Lucknow from February 5-9.

Mumbai's Palkhi Cabs to have CCTVs for riders too

MUMBAI:New cab aggregator Palkhi Cabs will install CCTVs in all its taxis to film passengers as an extra safety feature, top company officials said here on Tuesday.

IIT Ropar and MIT, USA, collaboration set to make Punjab agricultural practices; Safer and Sustainable

ROPAR: By winning the 2020 MIT-Ropar Seed Fund, IIT Ropar has made its way again to touch the lives of the local farmers for the betterment in their agricultural practices.

TV broadcasters fear massive loss due to NTO 2.0

NEW DELHI: With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) bringing amendments to the broadcast tariff regulations much sooner than expected, television broadcasters believe they are staring at a massive cut in their subscription base and loss in revenue.

Sunera Tech opens Centre for Digital Acceleration in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:Sunera Technologies, a leading innovative technology solutions company, has opened the Centre for Digital Acceleration (CDA) for businesses across to set up their innovation centres and experience digital solutions.

CSIR-IMTECH celebrates its 36th foundation day

CHANDIGARH:CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh today celebrated its 36th Foundation Day by organizing several events including the much anticipated Foundation Day Lecture. Prof J. Gowrishankar, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali delivered this year’s Foundation Day Lecture on the progress of genetics in bacterial ribonuclease E. ProfGowrishankar who is a Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.Prof. Sarit K. Das, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar also presided over the function.

88% Indians believe bots should be used for admin work

NEW DELHI:Eighty-eight per cent of people in India believe that humans shouldn't be carrying out repetitive admin tasks if they can be automated, a new report said on Tuesday.

Nokia 8.1 review: A perfectly imperfect device

Nokia 8.1 is the recent addition to the HMD Global's Nokia branded smartphone series. The device was launched initially in China and it is the successor of Nokia 7.1. Nokia has been sticking to one of finest strategies any smartphone company is using i.e providing stock Android with Android One for smooth and clean experience and regular security updates. The company has launched back to back many phones in 2018 and the year has ended with Nokia 8.1.

IIT Mandi develops mechanism for hydrogen production

MANDI:Indian Institute of Technology Mandi on Monday said its researchers have developed new materials that can use sunlight for the production of hydrogen from water.

ISRO sets up academic centre for space in Karnataka

BENGALURU:The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up a regional academic centre for space at the National Institute of Technology (NITK) at Surathkal in Karnataka's southwest Dakshina Kannada district, an official said on Saturday.

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