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10 new nuclear reactors in India

The domestic nuclear manufacturing industry just got a major boost with the government announcing plans to indigenously design and build 10 Pressurized Heavy Water Rectors (PHWR) on a fast track mode. Coming at a time when the NDA government is completing its third year in office, Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal made the dramatic announcement in a meeting with the press. The move is expected to give ‘Make in India’ initiative its biggest fillip [...]

wannacry ransomware attack

On 12 May 2017, the world woke up to a blank computer screen with a message confirming access to their computer files had been locked and that a $300 ransom payment, made in the form of the cryptocurrency – bitcoin, could get them to receive a patch that would unlock the files. If you didn’t pay, the data would be lost forever. The ransomware was “WannaCry” and it did make people want to cry, especially [...]

selfie craze among youth

Selfie mania is sweeping the world and India has the dubious distinction of being the leading nation to record maximum selfie-triggered deaths followed by Pakistan, USA and Russia, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University in the US. Taking selfies can be fun and that was the idea behind the developers of the selfie camera but little did the technovators realize that latent narcissism among people, especially the youth, will create an obsession for [...]

national-career-service

“Job Opportunities, Single Platform” – is the motto with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Career Service (NCS) initiative on July 20, 2015 at the 46th Labour Conference, organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The Objective of NCS To create a comprehensive national web-based jobs platform that will bring together all job aspirants and potential employers on a single portal, to enable easy and efficient fulfillment for all [...]

Nokia-3310

All you die-hard Nokia lovers who are still living in nostalgia – rejoice! Nokia is bringing back its iconic Nokia 3310 feature phone in a new avatar – colourful, contemporary and still very affordable. Announcing the launch at the Mobile World Congress 2017, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, the Finnish company that holds the rights to market the ‘Nokia’ brand of phones, said that the company took the decision to re-launch the [...]

Flipkart, Microsoft Announce Cloud Partnership in India

Home-grown e-commerce major Flipkart has just announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with technology giant Microsoft, for adopting Microsoft Azure as its cloud computing platform. The development is good news for both Flipkart, which has continued to grow rapidly in the e-commerce space in India, and for Microsoft. The latter will be able to further demonstrate benefits of cloud computing to the industry, on how companies can leverage the cloud to cut [...]

ISRO Launches 104 Satellites at one go

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 104 satellites in one go on Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, on board a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India’s dependable workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), set out on its 39th flight after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off, ISRO said. With a payload of 104 satellites, [...]

Tesla To Launch Its Electric Car in India

In a response to a tweet by an Indian car enthusiast, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla was indeed planning a summer 2017 launch in India. That’s great news as the company has managed to generate massive global interest in its electric car and battery technology. Car enthusiasts can’t wait to get their hands on a Tesla car. But going beyond the excitement, is a question we need to ask ourselves: Is the country ready [...]

OPPO A57 new Selfie Centric Smartphone in India

  OPPO has had a good run in India and 2016 was a good year for the company. OPPO has positioned itself as a selfie-centric smartphone maker and has been riding the smartphone wave in India. The company is now all set to launch the OPPO A57 in India on 3 February after a successful opening in China in November 2016. OPPO A57 is a phone that is going to delight selfie lovers and OPPO [...]

Submarine Khanderi Added to Indian Navy

Indian Navy saw the addition of a new submarine to its fleet of 15 submarines, with the launch of Khanderi, India’s second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine. The launch took place at Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited today, January 12, 2017. The Indian Navy operates 13 conventionally powered submarines and two nuclear submarines and the launch of Khanderi under the Scorpene project comes as a welcome news, as it is critical for the Navy’s growth. [...]