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  • Kerala

    Cochin Airport commissions floating solar power plants

    Kochi: Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), which became the worlds first solar-powered airport in 2015, on Sunday added another feather to its cap, commissioning two floating solar power plants in Kerala. With the installation of the plants with a capacity of 452 KWh over two artificial lakes, the airport's total installed capacity has risen to 40 MWp helping it to produce around 1.60...

    • 2 days ago
  • Top Stories

    WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid severe criticism

    Houston: WhatsApp announced delaying by three months the implementation of a new privacy policy that has faced massive backlash with tens of millions of its users moving from the platform to rivals like Signal and Telegram. The policy change was originally scheduled to come into effect on February 8, the Facebook-owned company said. It has clarified that the update does...

    • 3 days ago
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    WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

    NEW DELHI: WhatsApp's updated privacy policy verges on user surveillance and threatens India's security, a petition filed in an Indian court said on Thursday, presenting another legal challenge for the Facebook Inc-owned messenger. California-based WhatsApp said on Jan. 4 it reserved the right to share some data including location and phone number with Facebook and its units such as...

    • 4 days ago
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    Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

    Messaging app Signal has seen 'unprecedented' growth following a controversial change in rival WhatsApp's privacy terms and is looking to hire more staff as it seeks to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure, the head of its controlling foundation said on Wednesday. Along with another encrypted app, Telegram, Signal has been the main beneficiary of online...

    • 6 days ago
  • Tech News

    US Capitol Hill siege: Google pulls Parler from app shop for 'egregious content'

    SAN FRANCISCO: Google said Friday it had pulled the Parler app from its mobile store for allowing "egregious content" that could incite deadly violence like that seen at the US Capitol. The Parler social network has become a haven for far-right personalities who say they have been censored by other social media platforms. "We're aware of continued...

    • a week ago
  • Tech News

    Robotic technology deployed by Air India to disinfect aircraft interiors

    New Delhi: The Air India Express has become the first airline in India to use robotic technology to clean and disinfect the interiors of aircrafts using an ultraviolet Robotic device. "A UV (ultraviolet) robotic device fitted with UV disinfection lamping system was engaged by the airline today at Delhi airport to disinfect its Boeing 737-800 aircraft," Air India...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    First Artificial Intelligence community Centre launched in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: The nation's first Artificial Intelligence Community Centre, HexArt, was launched here on Monday by IT and EC secretary Jayesh Ranjan. The centre, its sponsors said, is dedicated to the city and the state.The HexArt Institute in an initiative of the Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI), the largest product development unit of the technology major Hexagon AB. It...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    ISRO successfully launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C49

    Nellore: In its first launch this year, India's workhorse rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, placed the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-01) and nine foreign satellites into their designated orbits after a textbook-perfect blast-off from the spaceport at Sriharikota near Nellore on Saturday. Minutes before the launch, heavy downpour and lightning at the Sriharikota range...

    • 2 months ago
  • Andhra Pradesh

    ISRO set to launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C49 today afternoon

    Nellore: The Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) at 3.02 pm on Saturday. The rocket will be carrying the earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine of international customers. The 26-hour countdown commenced at 1.02 pm on Friday and is going on smoothly, sources said. The operation to fuel up the rocket is in...

    • 2 months ago
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    As easy as sending a message: WhatsApp Pay starts service in India

    New Delhi: WhatsApp on Friday said it is rolling out its payments services in India after receiving nod from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). In 2018, the Facebook-owned company had started testing its UPI-based payments service in India, which allows users to utilise the messaging platform to send and receive money. The testing was limited to about a million...

    • 2 months ago