Wednesday, April 08, 2020


COVID-19 impact: WhatsApp group calling made easier

WhatsApp has made it easier for its users to start a group voice or video call for groups of 4 or less as usage surges amid global shutdowns owing to...

BSNL extends availability of Rs 499 'Bharat Fiber' plan

BSNL introduced the Rs 499 Bharat Fiber broadband plan in India in February, and it offers 100GB data benefits with up to 20Mbps speeds. This plan wa...

Twitter CEO pledges $1 bn for COVID-19 relief effort

Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said he was committing $1 billion (roughly Rs 7,600 crores) of his personal fortune to coronavirus...

Apple to ship 1 mn face shields a week for medical workers

Apple has said it will soon be producing one million face shields a week for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. The tech giant had al...

DRDO designs disinfection chamber, special face mask

Joining efforts to fight COVID-19, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed a full-body disinfection chamber and a speci...

Electronics, phone makers extend warranty period

Electronics and mobile handset companies including Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo and others have extended warranties on their products to cushion customers,...

China to launch communications satellite named after Wuhan

China will launch the first two communications satellites for its space-based Internet-of-Things project with one of them named after its birthplace ...

TCS World 10K Bengaluru to be held on Sept 13

The 13th edition of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru will take place on September 13, the race promoters said on Friday. The Gold Label ...

Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125 cr to tackle COVID-19 crisis

The Azim Premji Foundation along with Wipro Limited and Wipro Enterprises has committed Rs 1,125 crore to tackle the Covid-19 health crisis in India....

Xiaomi commits Rs 15 cr to fight against COVID-19

Chinese electronics major Xiaomi pledged Rs 15 crore contribution towards India's fight against COVID-19. Of this, Xiaomi will donate Rs 10 crore to ...

Airtel extends pre-paid pack validity till Apr 17

Bharti Airtel has extended the pre-paid pack validity for over 80 million customers till April 17 and said all these customers will continue to get i...

DRDO developing ventilator prototype

The Defence Research Development Organisation has developed a prototype ventilator that can be used for multiple patients, its chief Satheesh Reddy s...

Cognizant to give 25% extra pay to two-thirds of India workforce

Cognizant Technology Solutions will pay an extra 25 percent of base pay to some employees in India and the Philippines as a majority of its offshore ...

Infosys sacks employee who encouraged others to spread coronavirus

Infosys said it has terminated the services of the employee who had made an 'inappropriate post' on social media related to the coronovirus outbreak....

India proposes online platform for SAARC to jointly combat COVID-19

India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all SAARC nations to share expertise and best practices to jointly combat the sprea...

App to allow students continue studies during COVID-19 outbreak

The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) said a firm associated with it has come up with an app that enables students and teachers to continue with their st...

Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to June 30

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has extended the Aadhaar-Pan card linking deadline to June 3...

Infinix Hot 9 with Quad Rear cameras launched

Infinix Hot 9 smartphone made its debut in Indonesia. The budget smartphone succeeds the Infinix Hot 8 that was launched in 2019 and comes with major...

COVID-19 research: Tech giants partner with U.S govt

U.S-based global tech giants, including IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, have partnered with the White House to 'unleash the power of American supe...

IIT-Kharagpur team develops energy-efficient tech for bio cell

Researchers at the IIT-Kharagpur have developed an energy-efficient method that could support a wide range of applications in clinical and biological...

Vijay Sethupathi to lock horns with Thalapathy Vijay

Religion and science don't have to be divorced: Vidya

Vincent Cassel joins 'Westworld' season three

Tessa Thompson has joined Avengers 4 reshoots

Salman Khan's 'Dabangg 3' to release next year

Russia-Europe Mars mission postponed to 2022

'Chandrayaan-3' to be launched in first half of 2021

ISRO postpones launch of GISAT-1

ISRO to launch geo imaging satellite on March 5

SpaceX plans to send 4 tourists into deep orbit