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    Google payments app Tez is not so 'tez' in impressing users

    On Monday, Google launched its much-awaited UPI-based payments app, Google Tez. The payment app will use NPCI's (National Payments Corporation of India) Unified Payments Interface (UPI), allowing users to make payments, and send or receive money. The app is currently available only on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The UPI platform allows Tez users to make payments directly...

    • yesterday
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    Indian railways asks passengers to sleep on middle and lower berths between 10 pm and 6 am

    Indian Railways is now attempting to put a halt to all the rifts that are caused due to passengers oversleeping on middle and lower births. A fresh circular was recently released which stated that the sleeping hours are only between 10 pm and 6 am. Passengers that travel in reserved train coaches will have to vacate the sleeping berths and sit on the seats...

    • 2 days ago
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    World's most expensive coffee now being produced in India

    India has delved into the production of civet coffee - the most expensive coffee in the world - which is made from the excreta of the civet cat. The third-largest producer and exporter of coffee, India has started the production of this variety on a small scale in Karnataka's Coorg district. The process of producing this coffee involves having the civet cat ingest coffee beans. The...

    • 6 days ago
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    After 170 men, Salem district has its first female collector

    Rohini Bhajibhakare has become the first female collector of Salem district, Tamil Nadu. Since 1790, the district has seen 170 collectors come and go, none of them women. Rohini recently conducted an impromptu check on a government medical hospital, Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital, in Salem. Before this stint, 32-year-old Rohini served as additional collector for...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Canada now has a third-gender category for passports and official documents

    In a landmark move, the Government of Canada has, where official documents are concerned, created a special category for the third gender, naming it 'X'. Effective immediately, all official government documents and passports, including those issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will now have a category for those who don't...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Now, a BIAL-Accenture co-innovation centre at Kempegowda International Airport

    Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the public-private consortium that operates Kempegowda International Airport, has entered into an agreement with Accenture, the premium management consulting and professional services company, in order to set up a co-innovation centre. The centre aims to make the airport, where it will be situated,...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    PV Sindhu bags silver at World Championships after a thrilling final

    PV Sindhu bags a silver medal in women's singles at the World Badminton Championships held in Glasgow after losing the final match to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. The final gruelling match between the two shuttlers took place on Sunday ,which lasted for an hour and 50 minutes, the longest World Championships match till now. Sindhu, who has previously won two bronze medals in...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Indian team wins 37 medals at World Dwarf Games

    The Indian contingent made history by winning a record number of medals at the World Dwarf Games held in Toronto. The seventh edition of the World Dwarf Games witnessed this 21-man team winning 37 medals, including 15 gold medals. Held at the University of Guelph in Ontario province, the Games were held over a period of one week and saw participation from around 400 athletes from 24 countries....

    • a month ago
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    Now, a bullet train to get you from Delhi to Amritsar in just 2 hours

    Travelling at a speed of 300 km/h, reducing a six-hour-long train journey to two hours - that's what Indian Railways' new bullet train from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh can do. This train will complete the 458-km-long journey in two hours and three minutes. At present, the Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express takes six hours. The train will make stops at Panipat,...

    • a month ago
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    IIT Kharagpur to let students run startup offices from hostel rooms

    The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has come up with an innovative scheme that will allow students to use their hostel rooms as entrepreneurship offices, a top official said. As per Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur, the project will enable the students to set up their offices at a low cost. He spoke about this at the institute's 63rd convocation...

    • a month ago

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