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India asserts; sign missile deal with Russia. Ignores US

 In a huge boost to its defence forces, India signed a $5 billion deal for the Russian S-400 Triumf missile shield systems in a key pact at the summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin.

WhatsApp sinks under Govt pressure meets key demands, even appoints grievance officer

Under pressure to clamp down on sinister messages, Whatsapp has appointed a grievance officer for India and detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news.

India lags in in evolutionary biology education

The marginalisation of research and education in evolutionary biology in India has justifiably been a matter of concern for some time.

UIDAI allows use of OTP for Aadhaar-based SIM reverification from December 1

The Unique Identification Authority of India has approved the blueprint presented by telcos to operationalise new modes like OTP for Aadhaar-based SIM reverification of existing subscribers from December 1.

Apple to recruit Indian techis for it Bengaluru, Hyderabad facilities

For the first time, Apple Inc has decided to come to an Indian engineering college with job offers. And after learning about the tech giant's presence at this year's campus recruitments, students at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) here have found a good reason to be elated with optimism.

64-yr old gives birth to baby boy

The Meenas, devastated and lonely after the sudden death of their 31-year-old son in 2015, didn't lose hope. The Delhi-based couple opted for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and Chameli Meena delivered a healthy baby boy in March this year, at age 64.

Harvard specialists propose Genome technology for cancer treatment

An Indian origin Harvard doctor has proposed state-of-the-art genome technology to Punjab government to facilitate cancer treatment for patients in the state.

ISRO launches powerful rocket GSLV Mark III named “Fatboy” with GSAT-19 communication satellite in orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully launched its most powerful rocket, GSLV Mk III nicknamed 'Fatboy', by firing a high thrust indigenous cryogenic engine in the first developmental flight and placed the country's heaviest satellite in orbit.

India’s South Asia satellite — A missed opportunity

The satellite is being touted as a Narendra Modi initiative. Facts tell a slightly different story. It began as a UPA project after the country’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), sounded a series of warnings in late 2012 about the inroads being made into the South Asian space segment by China.

DoT survey finds 62.5% call drops from sample figures

Despite the claim by telecom operators that call drops have come down drastically, a survey conducted by the Department of Telecom (DoT) shows that a large number of mobile users are still facing problems. DoT claimed taking a number of steps to address the issue.

Regulatory regime mooted for WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it would soon formulate a regulatory regime, similar to one existing for all telecom operators, for Over-The-Top (OTT) services like, WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, WeChat and Google Talk.

Vehicles with BS IV to sell from April 1 as SC bans BS-III cars

The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from April 1, saying the health of millions was more important than commercial interests

ISRO’s GREAT LEAP FORWARD: With launching of 104 satellites in one go, ISRO’s next step the nano market

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) looks set to blaze a new trail with the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C 37 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. If all goes well, Isro’s workhorse launcher will lift off on Wednesday carrying a suite of 104 satellites in one go. This includes 101 nano-satellites ( below 10 kg each) from five countries — the United States, Netherlands, Israel, Kazakhstan and Switzerland — along with two Indian nano-satellites and a heavy Cartosat.

iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated cameras

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone and maybe even a second-generation smartwatch at a special event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The rumour mill has been grinding away with talk of iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated cameras, and improved software while doing away with jacks for plugging in wired headphones.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) will replace flash Drive for storing data India ranked world’s No. 1 exporter of information and communication technology: UN agency report CBI accuses Ex-ISRO chief Nair in Antrix fraud of RS 578 crore India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile ISRO launches seventh Regional Navigation Satellite System India's own Free Wi-Fi at 3 Unesco sites including Humayun’s tomb for 30 minutes Worlds first healthy baby produced using ovarian tissue frozen 15 years ago Taj, Khajuraho among 25 tourist destinations to be made free Wi-Fi zones National Portability to retain to your mobile number while shifting to anywhere in India WhatsApp starts introducing free voice calling feature India to surpass US as a largest Facebook users on Mobile phones India successfully test-fired Agni-5 Kolkata first city in India to go fully Wi-Fi in by March 2015 At last BJP happily embraced UPA’s nuclear deal: Congress to Obama India-US make major breakthrough in N-deal Internet to disappear soon into Background: Google boss’s prediction Apple turning its retails stores into art galleries Samsung launches four new mid-segment smartphones in India Windowless planes for wider outside view and more FB CEO Zuckerberg to meet Modi to connect Indian villagees with digital world SC calls Modi govt. ‘Kumbhkarana’’ as it failed to submit environment report World’s first ‘transplanted womb’ baby named Vincent Apple’s next launch: new Mac Mini in October: Report Mangalyaan transmits first picture from mars Indian Mars mission successful, ISRO creates space journey history FOR TECH FANS: 10 unique innovative tech products of 2014   ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) fired sucessfuly iPhone 6, 6 Plus: Even after booking of 4 miilions, booking wave continues Apple launches its new bigger iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Smartwatch Apple buyers queue up weeks before launch of iPhone 6