Author Archives: Loknath Das

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 10nm 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has created an 8GB package with new LPDDR4X DRAM It combined four 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAMs to create the 8GB package This chip is 20 percent less thick than the first generation chip With the Galaxy Note 9 unveil just around the corner, Samsung has now announced that it has begun the mass production of its 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm) second generation 16Gb LPDDR4X (Low ... Read More »

Govt proposes to replace UGC with new commission

The new Higher Education Commission of India Act is likely to be tabled in Parliament during the monsoon session. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday unveiled the draft of a bill to replace higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a Higher Education Commission. The new commission to be established through an Act will not have grant-making ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

‘Taarzan’ Wonder Car won’t become a Lamborghini: Will be RESTORED to its former glory

Most of you would remember the ‘Taarzan the Wonder Car’, a movie that not only brought Dilip Chhabria into the limelight, but also gave a push to the mod car culture in the country. The Ajay Devgn-starrer showed how a young guy modifies a really old, rotting vintage car into a very attractive sportscar. Actually, the modified car shown in the ... Read More »

Modified Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 seems straight out of World War II

  While we’ve seen many retro-styled custom motorcycles based on Royal Enfield models, this modified Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 not only offers tons of classic charm but has got a vintage World War II-look. Customized by Eimor Customs, this motorcycle has been named ‘Donnie Brasco’. At the front, the customizers have used a 4.25×18” big block, MRF Moto C ... Read More »

BMW HP4 RACE is India’s COSTLIEST track-only motorcycle

Close on the heels of launching its cheapest set of motorcycles in the forms of the G 310R and G 310GS, German motorcycle maker BMW Motorrad has just launched India’s most expensive track-only motorcycle – the BMW HP4 RACE. The BMW HP4 RACE is priced at a whopping Rs. 85 lakhs, ex-showroom, India. Like its name suggests, this motorcycle is ... Read More »

Honor Note 10 launch scheduled for July 31

Honor just announced on its Weibo account that the Note 10 will be unveiled in Beijing on July 31. The event will be exclusively for the Chinese market, with the global event taking place in Berlin on August 30, as we already told you yesterday. The post says to prepare for an AI flagship with big screen that will arrive in just 10 ... Read More »

WhatsApp Android Beta Gets ‘Mute’ Button in Notifications, Reportedly Sets Stage for Stickers

WhatsApp Mute button in notifications was spotted in testing earlier HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has added a ‘Mute’ button It helps mute WhatsApp notifications directly from the notification panel WhatsApp is also separately setting up the ground for stickers WhatsApp last week reportedly started testing ‘Mark as Read’ and ‘Mute’ buttons to make it easier for users to take actions on new WhatsApp messages directly ... Read More »

LinkedIn India User Base Doubles in 4 Years to Cross 50 Million

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning ... Read More »