Ancient Plant May Help Grow Food in Space: Study

A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a “magical” plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars. Professor Peter Waterhouse, a plant geneticist at the Queensland University of Technology, discovered the gene in the ancient Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana — known as Pitjuri to indigenous ... Read More »

Massive Galaxy Cluster Spotted 8.5 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance. The galaxy cluster, located 8.5 billion light-years away, was spotted with Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Galaxy clusters are gravitationally bound groups of thousands of ... Read More »

Pay your bses Rajdhani bill very conveniently

Bses Rajdhani Power Ltd is a very vast connection of projects that are related to reliance power. It is same as the Bses Yamuna Power limited and it distributes electricity in various distant areas and localities across Southern Delhi and Western Delhi. Its customers benefit from adequate electricity in a very well defined manner. The good news for all these ... Read More »

Telcos Oppose Trai Proposal to Compensate Users for Call Drops

Telecom operators have opposed telecom regulator Trai’s proposal to compensate users for call drops even as consumers backed it strongly. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had earlier this month floated a consultation paper seeking public comments on a proposal suggesting service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services. This proposal of Trai ... Read More »

Indian IT Companies Not Taking Away US Jobs, Says Commerce Minister

Hailing the contribution of Indian IT companies to the American economy, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday said that it was a “myth” that these firms were taking away jobs from the US, saying they generate lakhs of jobs and pay billions of dollars in taxes. “Indian IT industry has definitely made a big contribution to the US economy,” Sitharaman told ... Read More »

Xiaomi Becomes a Mobile Operator With the Launch of Mi Mobile

Apart from launching its Mi 4c smartphone, Xiaomi introduced the new Mi Mobile service in China. The company thus marks its entry into an all new segment where it will compete against other China-based carriers. The new MVNO (or mobile virtual network operator) service from Xiaomi will be offering consumers voice and data services and utilising China Unicom or China ... Read More »

Snapdeal Acquires Silicon Valley Startup ‘Reduce Data’

Snapdeal has acquired Reduce Data, a Silicon Valley startup, for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its discovery platform as the e-commerce major competes head-on with giants like Flipkart and Amazon. The Mountain View-based company has a programmatic display advertising platform that leverages artificial intelligence, real-time data, and other tools. Founded in 2012 by Asif Ali, the company has customers across ... Read More »

Netflix Starts Japan Service in Global Push

Netflix on Wednesday launched its service in Japan, the latest move in the US-based online streaming giant’s global push as market competition heats up. The company said it has partnered with Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank in a joint bid to tap some 36 million households with high-speed Internet access. The announcement in Tokyo was attended by Netflix founder Reed Hastings. ... Read More »

French Watchdog to Probe Ex-Alcatel-Lucent Chief’s EUR 14 Million Payout

France’s markets watchdog said Tuesday it would examine a deal that could see the former head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent receive around EUR 14 million (roughly Rs. 104 crores) as part of its buyout by Finland’s Nokia. The AMF watchdog will “check to see if there are no irregularities” in the payments that Michel Combes could receive over a ... Read More »

Amazon to Let Prime Members Download Videos

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free. To watch the content users can download the Amazon Video app ... Read More »