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Privacy fears as Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

  A plan to monitor women's expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city, will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts warned on Friday. In Lucknow, about 500 kilometres (310 miles) from the nation's capital New...

Covid-19: India records 14,849 fresh cases, 155 more fatalities

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload has gone up to 1,06,54,533 with 14,849 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,03,16,786, according to the health ministry. The death toll due to the viral disease has...

Crypto industry has 'wind in its sails', 8 companies eye public offerings

International News       Jan 24, 2021

  The IPO fever whipping up animal spirits in the stock market has spilled over into the crypto-sphere. After watching investors pour millions into blank-check companies and seeing the likes of JFrog and Snowflake surge on market debuts, at least eight crypto firms are eyeing initial...

NGT directs UP govt to take action against unregulated solid waste dumping in Yamuna flood plains

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the authorities in Uttar Pradesh to take action against unregulated dumping of solid waste in the Yamuna flood plains, noting that steps taken for handling the waste are not adequate. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice...

Facebook says 'configuration change' at back-end logged out some users

Facts       Jan 24, 2021

A so-called configuration change at the back-end forced some Facebook users to log out of their accounts unexpectedly, according to the social network. The problem started on Friday and went on till Saturday for Facebook users, before it got resolved. "On January 22, a configuration...

Okinawa Autotech plans to invest Rs 150 crore to set up new manufacturing unit in Rajasthan

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

  Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa Autotech plans to invest Rs 150 crore in setting up a new manufacturing unit in Rajasthan, and roll out fresh products as it sets a target of selling 1 lakh units in the next fiscal year, according to a top company...

Boeing says its fleet will be able to fly on 100% biofuel by 2030

International News       Jan 23, 2021

Boeing Co said on Friday it will begin delivering commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100 percent biofuel by the end of the decade, calling reducing environmental damage from fossil fuels the "challenge of our lifetime." Boeing's goal – which requires advances to jet systems,...

Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 shot safe, produced immune response in early human trial - The Lancet

Indian News       Jan 23, 2021

  New Delhi: Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine, which has been authorized for use in the country, proved safe and produced an immune response in a small group of adults aged 18 to 55, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. The...

42 pc girls allowed access to mobile phone for less than an hour a day: Survey

Facts       Jan 23, 2021

  New Delhi: A new survey has found that about 42 percent adolescent girls are allowed access to a mobile phone for less than an hour in a day with most parents feeling that they are ''unsafe'' and an ''unhealthy distraction'' for them. Centre for Catalyzing...

Maruti Suzuki''s premium hatchback Swift India''s ''best-selling'' car model in 2020

Indian News       Jan 23, 2021

  New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said its hatchback Swift has emerged as the best selling car model in India in 2020 with 1,60,700 units. In 2020, the model has also crossed the cumulative sales milestone of 23 lakh units since its launch in...