- IIT-G develops low-cost system to disinfect areas(16 minutes ago)
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) on Tuesday said its researchers have developed a low-cost UVC LED-based disinfection system amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
- Contingency plans can minimise impact of event cancellations(18 minutes ago)
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) With widespread cancellation of technology events across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors and event hosts can fill lead generation gaps using alternative strategies, global market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
- Uber, Lyft behind more crashes at pick-up, drop locations(14:59)
New York, April 7 (IANS) In normal times, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in modern cities cause a spike in the number of collisions between motorists and pedestrians at pick-up and drop-off locations, a new study has revealed.
- Zomato begins grocery delivery in 80 Indian cities(14:55)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After initial hiccups, Zomato has started grocery delivery in over 80 Indian cities with supplying essentials and is set to launch takeaway service in Australia and Portugal to support restaurants, its CEO Deepinder Goyal said on Tuesday.
- What makes Saturn's upper atmosphere so hot(14:50)
Washington, April 7 (IANS) New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission may finally explain why the upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants -- Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune -- are hot, just like Earth's.
- GoDaddy acquires Neustar's Registry business(14:03)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Internet names and registrations management major GoDaddy on Tuesday announced it is acquiring Neustars Registry business for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2020.
- Boeing to launch 2nd uncrewed test flight to space station(13:43)
Washington, April 7 (IANS) After a flawed initial flight last year, Boeing has decided to launch its commercial space capsule called Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) for another uncrewed flight test for NASA.
- WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time(12:30)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages where a WhatsApp user can forward such messages to one chat at a time.
- Zoom, USISPF to provide free video access for schools(12:27)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) on Tuesday announced that it is partnering with video meeting app Zoom to provide free access to the video technologies for K-12 (primary and secondary) education institutions in India. The current lockdown globally due to the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many schools transitioning to video conferencing.
- India hiring declines 18% in March, Delhi-NCR most affected(11:48)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Overall hiring activity in India declined by 18 per cent in March, with travel and airlines, hospitality and retail industries witnessing a massive 56 per cent drop in offering jobs as compared to March last year, leading job portal Naukri.com said on Tuesday.
- Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment(11:28)
Toronto, April 7 (IANS) Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.
- 4 in 10 Indian adults victim of identity theft, men more prone(11:00)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Nearly four in 10 Indian adults (39 per cent) have experienced some sort of identity theft in their lifetime, with 10 per cent in 2019 alone, a new report said on Monday, adding that identity theft and cybercrime appear to be more common among men than women in the country.
- Hackers' forum hacked, database dumped on Dark Web(10:29)
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Cybercriminal have broken into a fellow rival hacers forum that trades in stolen Instagram, Twitter and other accounts, and dumped the database on the Dark Web for all to grab.
- Facebook asks for users' data to generate COVID-19 'heat maps'(09:40)
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Facebook is asking users in the US to participate in a voluntary survey from Carnegie Mellon University to help health researchers generate new insights on how to respond to the crisis, including "heat maps" of self-reported symptoms.
- BYJU'S witnesses 150% surge in new students(22:10)
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the nation goes through the lockdown, ed-tech major BYJU'S said that it has witnessed a 150 per cent increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020.
- IIT Roorkee develops mobile app to tackle COVID-19(20:50)
Roorkee, April 6 (IANS) In a bid to help the government deal with COVID-19, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) have developed a mobile application that can track movement of people with the disease and also can do geofencing around him or her.