Wednesday, October 28, 2020


S.Korea to reach net zero emissions by 2050

NEW DELHI:South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced on Wednesday that the government will reach net zero emissions by 2050, following a similar announcement from Japan and China.

Indian charity organisation offers free school meals in England

LONDON: An Indian child poverty charity that feeds millions of poor children in India, has joined the drive to end holiday hunger in England and distributed its first meals from a new kitchen in Watford, northwest of London.

Spreading Science Communication through journalism need of the hour

KAPURTHALA:Pushpa Gujral Science City jointly with Vigyan Prasar organized the webinar on Science Journalism to promote scientific temper and develop a spirit of enquiry in society .The webinar was attendant by 300 participant including students and teachers of Journalism & Mass Communication from different Universities and colleges from different parts of country.

Covid revamp: Fashion outlets flourish as farm-fresh hubs

MUMBAI: In recent days, people passing by some of the biggest fashion hubs in Mumbai rub their eyes in disbelief at what they behold.

Sennheiser launches redesigned Momentum True Wireless 2 in India

NEW DELHI:German audio brand Sennheiser on Tuesday launched special anniversary edition of Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) for 24,990 in India.

InVideo raises Rs 110cr in Series A led by Sequoia Capital

NEW DELHI:Video creation platform InVideo on Tuesday said it has raised $15 million (approximately Rs 110.6 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India.

Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of 34 IAS and two HCS officers with immediate effect.

Samsung Display wins US nod for panel shipment to Huawei: Report

SEOUL:Samsung Display, a major display panel maker in South Korea, has received approval from the US government to supply certain display products to Huawei Technologies, sources here said on Tuesday, amid Washington's sanctions against the Chinese tech giant.

Ayodhya to be developed as 'eco-friendly' city

AYODHYA:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath plans to develop the temple town of Ayodhya as an eco-friendly tourist point as it expects footfalls to manifold once the grand Ram Temple is functional.

HC turns down NIFT students' plea against fee hike

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court has declined a petition filed by fourth-year students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) against fee hike which they dubbed "arbitrary" and "irrational".

Facebook ready with internal tools to tackle chaos in US polls

SAN FRANCISCO: Fearing a chaos on its platforms around the US presidential election on November 3, Facebook is planning to apply internal tools it has used in 'at-risk' countries like Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Brainchild of Chief Minister, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab sports university will come into being with Rs.500 crore, Sports Minister Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:The dream of preserving rich sporting heritage and dominance of Punjab in sports by establishing a sports educational institute of international eminence, has come to fruition as the ultra-tech campus of the first sports university of the state Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala would come into existence on 92.7 acres of land with the cost of around Rs.500 crore.

Andhra CM wants drones for comprehensive land survey

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to use the best technology, including drones in conducting the comprehensive land survey in the state.

Telangana to recruit 20,000 for police force

HYDERABAD:Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali on Friday said the state government will soon recruit 20,000 more people in the state police force to fill the vacancies.

Modi raises Galwan, Art 370 issues in first Bihar rally

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raised the issue of deadly Galwan Valley clash between India and China troops, scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir state's special status, and even the Pulwama attack in order to woo Bihar voters ahead of the Assembly elections.

Union Minister of Education dedicates the permanent campus of IIT Ropar to the nation

ROPAR: Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today dedicated permanent campus of IIT Ropar to the nation. Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre also graced the occasion. Prof. Sarit K Das, Director, IIT Ropar and Shri Ravinder Kumar, Registrar, IIT Ropar and the other dignitaries also participated in the event.

Punjabi University and Punjab Agro developed poultry feed supplement 'Limopan' from kinnow peels

CHANDIGARH:Punjabi University, Patiala and Punjab Agro Chandigarh, in a joint collaboration, have developed a product, LimoPan, which is a bioengineered nutraceutical derived from kinnow peels. It is a poultry feed supplement with the ability to replace the use of anti-biotics in poultry feed.

Deadline for receiving applications for National Awards extended

CHANDIGARH:The last date for receiving applications for National Awards for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education is extended tell October 31, 2020.

Short-form video app Quibi shuts operations after poor run

SAN FRANCISCO:The short-form video streaming service Quibi that was launched less than six months ago on Thursday announced to wind down the business and sell its content and technology assets.

International Chef's day @ Gna University

PHAGWARA:Pandemic has damaged a lot in the recent times but one thing GNA University will never let it fade away is the spirit of learning. The Faculty of Hospitality @ GNA University along with the students celebrated International Chef’s Day in the virtual mode with a clear motive to offer due reverence to all the chefs working worldwide.

Kerala-based TCM rolls out branded RT-PCR test kits

KOCHI:Kochi-based TCM Ltd, a chemical manufacturer till recently, has rolled out on a commercial basis 'Covi-DetecT' brand RT-PCR test kits based on technology developed by IIT-Delhi, the company head said on Wednesday.

Andhra to make 26,000 police recruitments in four years: CM

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday said that 26,000 vacancies in the Police Department would be filled up in the next four years, that is, 6,500 recruitments per year.

Seven key bills approved by house during special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Vidhan Sabha today passed seven important bills on the concluding day of the specially convened session chaired by Speaker Rana KP Singh.

Crackdown forces creating rift between religions, castes: Andhra CM

AMARVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy directed police officials to unsparingly crack down with an iron fist upon forces attempting to create rift between religions and castes in the state.

BJP defends Goa Dy CM in porn message controversy, Oppn demands sacking

PANAJI:The Congress on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Goa Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar over the ongoing porn Whatsapp message controversy, even as the ruling BJP defended him, saying that the party respects women and that efforts were on to defame Kavlekar.

IBM reports revenue declines for 3 consecutive quarters

NEW YORK:Reporting sales declines for three straight quarters, IBM has posted $17.6 billion in revenue in the third quarter of this year, compared to $18 billion for the same period last year.

Jindal School launches 1st of its kind BA (H) in Finance & Entrepreneurship in India

NEW DELHI:The Jindal School of Banking & Finance of O.P. Jindal Global University has launched a unique, industry-relevant undergraduate programme B.A. (Hons.) Finance and Entrepreneurship.

EduSkills partners with GoDaddy to help boost digital skills development in India

NEW DELHI: EduSkills, a non-profit social enterprise, today announced a partnership with GoDaddy, the company empowering everyday entrepreneurs, as their education partner to help boost entrepreneurship and digital skills development in India. With this partnership, the companies aim to create a talent pool of over 50,000 skilled youth in the country, by offering GoDaddy’s newly created online training and certification program – GoDaddy Academy – and to more than 2000 educators across EduSkills’ 800+ partner universities and Engineering colleges across India. This partnership will help empower students and educators to gain knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in today’s evolving digital world.

PM lauds more enrollment of girls in higher education

MYSURU:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded more enrollment of girls in higher education, especially in professional courses like engineering and medicine.

Trial run of H-CNG powered city buses to begin in Delhi Oct 20

NEW DELHI: The trial run of Hydrogen-blended CNG (H-CNG) powered city buses will be launched in the national capital next week.

Tata Comm's Q2 consolidated net profit surges to Rs 384 cr

MUMBAI: Tata Communications on Friday reported a seven-fold jump in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, at Rs 384.81 crore.

Cinemas reopen: Day one sees dull start, but trade experts positive

NEW DELHI:Cinemas in several states including Delhi-NCR opened doors to patrons on Friday after seven months the turnout everywhere has been far from impressive, owing to the Covid scare. Industry experts however are happy to resume operations and expect footfalls to improve by the weekend ahead.

Kanpur's varsity develops 'more effective' hepa filter mask

KANPUR(UP):Two faculty members of the Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU) in Kanpur have developed a 'hepa filter' mask with a face shield that is said to be more effective in the prevention of Covid-19 infection.

Oracle joins hands with NIC, IEEE for virtual hackathon

NEW DELHI: India's National Informatics Centre (NIC) and global technical professional organisation IEEE have joined hands with Cloud major Oracle to organise a virtual hackathon, Gov-TechThon 2020, to incubate new ideas, boost innovation and use technology in agriculture and allied sectors.

Bypolls: K'taka Cong candidate declares assets worth Rs 1.13 cr

BENGALURU: Congress candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly bypolls, H. Kusuma, the widow of IAS officer D.K. Ravi, filed her nominations on Wednesday and declared assets worth slightly more than Rs 1 crore and liabilities worth Rs 20.48 lakh.

To boost quality & Farmers' Income ,Cabinet approves Punjab tissue culture based seed Potato bill 2020

CHANDIGARH:In a major step towards boosting potato farmers’ income, the Punjab Government has decided to allow production of quality seed potato through tissue culture based technology, using aeroponics/net house facilities, along with the certification of seed potato and its successive generations.

CEO Punjab reviews progress of Special Summary Revision, SVEEP activities with field officers of Patiala division

CHANDIGARH:  Working on large scale geographical locations as a team, it is essential to keep communication strong and keep everyone aligned with an overall larger goal. CEO, Punjab today held an in-depth review meeting with field officers comprising Election Tehsildars and SVEEP Nodal Officers from the Patiala division (Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur, Ludhiana, Barnala and Patiala). Chaired by Additional CEO, Punjab, it was held to review the performance of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities in the previous quarter (July to September) and to discuss the plan for the next quarter.

SC seeks Centre response on PIL on age-based access of social media, removal of illicit content

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on a PIL filed by law students seeking age-based control on access to social media.The plea filed by law students Skand Bajpai and Abhyudaya Mishra suggested development of profile verification to remove unlawful content from the social media platforms

Meeting customer expectations top challenge for Indian SMBs

NEW DELHI:The small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India find it challenging to bring innovative offerings to market, personalise customer engagements and keep up with demand when meeting customer expectations in the pandemic, a new report said on Tuesday.

Google launches Nest Thermostat for more energy savings at home

NEW DELHI:In a bid to help people further save energy at home, Google has launched a new Nest Thermostat -- an easy to use, energy-saving thermostat that people can control from anywhere with the Google Home app.