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Teachers’ Day 2017: Meritorious teachers to be awarded National Award by Vice President

Meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools will be conferred the National Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by the Vice President.   Representative image Meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools will be conferred the National Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan. As ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Smaller Battery Explained by Company’s Mobile Chief

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 3300mAh battery Galaxy Note 7 had a 3500mAh battery in comparison Samsung chief says that this was done to guarantee battery safety Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at a grand event in New York two days ago, and the flagship device offers great specifications on paper and additional features that make it a compelling buy. ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

IIMC deemed university status idea to be studied by new UGC panel

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has set up a panel to study a proposal to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). The IIMC, one of the prestigious journalism schools in the country which functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, offers diploma courses in journalism, advertising and public relations. According to a senior ... Read More »

BS-IV MV Agusta F3 800 sales to begin by September

MV Agusta has recently updated its entire international range of motorcycles to Euro-IV standards. As a result, the F3 800, which went off sale when BS-IV norms came into effect, will now resume sales by September. The first motorcycles are already in India and are currently undergoing homologation tests to conform to BS-IV standards. The updates seen are quite comprehensive ... Read More »

Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Experts say left-handed pupils should receive specific teaching to meet their needs. Photograph: Image Source Pink/Alamy Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward ... Read More »

Undeterred by rain, over 600 join ‘March for Science’ in Pune

Five-year-old Irabati Ghose and 93-year-old Shantabai Ranade were among over 600 students, scientists and social activists, who marched on the streets of Pune for science. As scheduled, the ‘March for Science’ started on time, as the Pune police was finding it hard to manage the 200 participants, who had already gathered near the Gandhi statue, outside Pune railway station on ... Read More »

Mazda to put autonomous-driving technology in all models by 2025

Mazda Motor Corporation logo Mazda Motor Corp. said it would launch a new engine in 2019 that it says would be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, unveiling a plan that places traditional engines at the center of its longer-term strategy. As many automakers scramble to get into the electric car segment, the Japanese automaker said it ... Read More »

Reliance JioPhone impact: More companies plan 4G feature phone by 2017

More mobile phone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phone by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio’s foray into the space, a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum said. “We are in talks with four-five players for launching phones (on Spreadtrum chipset). We expect they will be launching in the fourth quarter,” Spreadtrum ... Read More »

Headset-Less VR System Unveiled by Japanese Engineers

HIGHLIGHTS 8K:VR Ride does not require users to wear any headgear Viewers are placed on two elevated chairs just in front of a screen The semi-spherical screen entirely engulfs their field of vision A virtual reality “space ride” in which viewers feel as if they are flying through the air inside a giant glass ball has been developed in Japan. Unlike conventional ... Read More »