Friday, May 20, 2022


Harjot Singh Bains directs to find techincal solutions to end mobile usage in jails

CHANDIGARH: In order to convert the jails of the state into ‘Sudhar Ghar' in real sense, Punjab Jails Minister Mr. Harjot Singh Bains directed the department officials to explore the modalities to introduce a latest technology to completely stop the usage of mobile phones and locate them from inside the jail premises.

Ample power available for direct sowing of paddy: Harbhajan Singh ETO

CHANDIGARH: After the assurance of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Thursday took the stock of the power situation in wake of Direct Sowing Paddy (DSR).

Punjab CM calls on Amit Shah, seeks MSP on Basmati , Rs.500 per quintal bonus on wheat

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday and impressed upon him to issue notification for the purchase of Basmati on MSP.

B'luru rain havoc: Krishna raises 'sinking' image of city with CM

BENGALURU: Veteran BJP leader and former Union minister S.M. Krishna has shot off a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai warning him of recent developments due to incessant rains affecting the brand and image of Bengaluru city.

Lack of strategy, skills biggest barriers for AI adoption in India

NEW DELHI: Seven out of 10 IT professionals in India think that the lack of a strategy is the largest barrier companies face in developing explainable and trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI), a new report said on Thursday.

Garuda Aerospace signs MoU with IIT Roorkee

CHENNAI: Drone manufacturer and drone-as-a-service provider Garuda Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) for development of drone eco-system.

Punjab CM schedules June 14 and June 17 as new dates for sowing paddy

CHANDIGARH: Conceding the demand of State farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday announced fresh schedule for staggered sowing of paddy to June 14 and June 17 thus now restricting the number of total zones as decided earlier from four to just two. However, the border belt across the fence has been excluded from the zonal restrictions and the farmers of this region have been allowed to sow paddy from June 10.

Punjab Cabinet Rs.1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for adoping DSR technology.

CHANDIGARH: : In a major step aimed at conserving scarce natural resources like underground water through Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) technology, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday approved Rs. 1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for sowing of paddy through this innovative technology. A sum of Rs.450 crore has been earmarked to provide incentive to the farmers for promotion of less water consuming and cost effective DSR technology.

TNUAC plans to equip state villages with drone units in next 3 years

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Corporation (TNUAVC) will train drone pilots in the state to equip all villages in the state with drone units in the next three years.

Virtual human characters next big thing for game developers

SEOUL: South Korean game companies are increasingly setting their eyes on projects centered on virtual human character development, aimed at carving out new endeavors in non-gaming areas such as music and marketing sponsorships.

National Emergency Life Support courses launched for doctors, nurses, paramedics

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar on Wednesday launched the National Emergency Life Support (NELS) courses for doctors, nurses and paramedics.

LinkedIn's creator programme announces its first India batch

NEW DELHI: Professional networking platform LinkedIn on Tuesday announced the first India batch, of 200 creators from diverse professional and demographic backgrounds, who will be part of the 10-week Creator Accelerator Programme in India.

Immersive Gaming on the Blockchain: The Future of Online Gambling

The Metaverse is on the verge of widespread adoption, but that doesn't deter projects from creating applications and cultivating devoted followings before the virtual world arrives. Metaverse casino games are an example of this, as they're developing at a breakneck pace while capturing audiences from all over the world.

Experts hail PM Modi's 5G roadmap, thrust on mobile manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Industry experts on Tuesday welcomed the launch of the self-made 5G test bed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the transformative power of 5G will provide a significant thrust to the country's economic growth across industries and sectors.

5G technology to contribute USD 450 billion to Indian economy: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said 5G technology will contribute US Dollar 450 billion to the Indian economy.

Assistive aids inaccessible to nearly 1 bn people with disabilities: Report

GENEVA: A whopping one billion children and adults in need of one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition are denied access, according to a new report by the WHO and UNICEF.

Google ropes in ex-US FDA digital health chief

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google has roped in a former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leader Bakul Patel as its new senior director of global digital health strategy.

Direct seeding of rice started from CM Mann’s village Satoj

CHANDIGARH: This year, Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) was kicked off from Satoj, the village of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. On Sunday, farmers from Satoj village committed to save Punjab‘s water by adopting direct seeding of rice. On this occasion, Agriculture Department officials and CM Mann‘s mother Harpal Kaur were also present.

Dell introduces G15 series laptops in India

BENGALURU: US technology company Dell on Monday launched its latest G15 series in the Indian market with G15 5520 and G15 5521 special edition (SE) devices.

Tiny bots can deep clean teeth: Study

BENGALURU: Nano-sized robots manipulated with a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules and boost the success of root canal treatments, says a new study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IISc-incubated startup, Theranautilus.

Dell introduces G15 series laptops in India

BENGALURU: US technology company Dell on Monday launched its latest G15 series in the Indian market with G15 5520 and G15 5521 special edition (SE) devices.

Lenskart-backed Neso Brands raises over $100 mn, appoints new CEO

NEW DELHI: Omnichannel eyewear unicorn Lenskart-backed Neso Brands on Monday said it has raised over $100 million in seed funding, along with announcing to appoint Bjorn Bergstrom as the new CEO.

Pradeep Agarwal Oracle: Learning about key technologies that power

Digital experiences have been developing over time, with interactive aspects becoming more prevalent. People used to be able to communicate with one another via mail, which took many days for delivery. In today's world, technology allows us to communicate with people across boundaries as if they were sitting right next to us. Such developments have been facilitated by the rise of digital networks, high-speed communication, and the growth of the internet in general. 

Indian IPO market experienced significant slowdown

NEW DELHI: After record-high levels of IPO activity in 2021, volatile market conditions have resulted in a significant slowdown during the first quarter of 2022.

BJP's replacement of Tripura CM with eye on 2023 polls

AGARTALA: After Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Karnataka, the BJP has changed its Chief Minister in Tripura, months ahead of the Assembly polls in the Northeastern state, with a view on electoral calculations and gains.

Vet Varsity celebrates National Technology Day

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India celebrated National Technology Day at Village Jalwana under the project entitled “Setting up of Science Technology & Innovation Led SC Cluster at Ludhiana”. Mr. G.K. Singh (IAS Retd.) graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Special Guest Dr. K.S. Bath, Joint Director, PSCST, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Swiggy enters high-end dining market with acquisition of Dineout

BENGALURU: Online food delivery platform Swiggy on Friday announced it has acquired Dineout, a dining out and restaurant tech platform, for an undisclosed sum.

EDM fest Sunburn 2022 to kick off in Goa from Dec 28

MUMBAI: The 16th edition of the EDM festival Sunburn will be held from December 28 to December 30, 2022 in Goa. The theme for this year's music fest will be 'The Future Is Now' and will showcase a three-day live event imbibing the best of Electronic Dance Music, state-of the-art technology and high-octane entertainment at Vagator, Goa.

Birthday gift: Sunny Leone launches 'I Dream of Sunny' fanverse

MUMBAI: Actress Sunny Leone has turned 41 on Friday and to treat herself and her fans she has joined hands with HeyHey, an online celeb-engagement platform, as a technology partner for her first-of-its-kind product combining NFTs, AI, fan verse, and more.

In a first Punjab's janta will get its own budget: Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance and Planning Minister S. Harpal Singh Cheema, on Thursday, said that first time in the history of the state, the Punjab budget to be tabled in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, would be prepared on the basis of suggestions and consultations of the people of the state, which will be the exact expression of feelings and thoughts of all Punjabis.

Taapsee Pannu partners with Gynoveda

NEW DELHI: Gynoveda, the world's first Ayurvedic FemTech brand with the vision to make Indian women free of all menstrual and reproductive problems has brought on board acclaimed actress Taapsee Pannu as its brand ambassador. As a part of this association, Gynoveda launches the campaign #AyurvedaForHealthyPeriods.

Bhagwant Mann directs DCs, SSPs to work in close coordination with STF to nab big sharks of drug mafia

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to combat the menace of drugs, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday directed the SSPs/CPs to act in tandem with STF to launch joint operations to nab the big sharks running drug mafia.

92,000 kg of narcotics worth Rs 17,400 cr, 14 cr cigarette sticks seized in 2021-22: CBIC

NEW DELHI: Vivek Johri, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC) on Thursday said that gold, narcotics, and cigarettes are highly prone to outright smuggling.

IPL 2022: Manjrekar calls to get rid of "completely redundant" bails after Chahal-Warner incident

NAVI MUMBAI: Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar has called for getting rid of "completely redundant" in modern-day cricket after an incident featuring Yuzvendra Chahal and David Warner in Wednesday's IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at DY Patil Stadium.

Critical safety component for Kudankulam N-plant made by Rosatom

CHENNAI: Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Thursday said critical components for the upcoming atomic power plant number 5 at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been made by its group company.

Indian govt extends helping hands to poor people by building houses for them

NEW DELHI: In order to provide the under-priviledged better living conditions, the Indian government initiated the PM Awas Yojana in 2014. Under it, till March 24, 2022, more than 2 crores 32 lakh pucca (concrete) houses have been completed.

IIT Mandi team develops wireless tech to remotely power IoT applications

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday said they have developed wireless powering and communication technology that can aid futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) applications remotely.

Assam, Tata Tech join hands to transform 77 tech institutes into Centres of Excellence

GUWAHATI: Tata Technologies Ltd and the Assam government on Wednesday signed an agreement to transform 34 state polytechnics and 43 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) into futuristic Centres of Excellence (CoEs) at an investment of about Rs 2,756 crore.

Jailed journalist Siddique Kappan's wife hails CJI Ramana

Thiruvananthapuram: The wife of jailed journalist Siddique Kappan hailed the Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, which, on Wednesday, directed the Centre and state governments to refrain from registering any FIRs invoking sedition provision till the review of the law by the Centre is complete.

Punjab skill development mission virtually launches Microsoft's diversity skilling programme

CHANDIGARH: Director General Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training cum Mission Director Punjab Skill Development Mission Deepti Uppal, virtually launched the Microsoft Diversity Skilling Program on Wednesday to train 10,000 women and Persons with Disabilities in Punjab.


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