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After demonetisation, fake currency worth Rs 11.23 cr detected in 29 states New delhi, July 18 (PTI): Fake currency having face-value of over Rs 11.23 crore was detected in 29 states post demonetisation, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said that a […]

96% Indians at risk while using public Wi-Fi: Norton by Symantec

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS): A whopping 96% of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, a report by Norton by Symantec said on Tuesday.   According to the ‘Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report 2017’ by Symantec, consumers are unable to resist a strong, […]

India to lead as mobile penetration globally to hit 70% by 2022

India to lead as mobile penetration globally to hit 70% by 2022

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Buoyed by rising mobile adoption in the Asia-Pacific region especially in India and China, mobile penetration globally should reach 70 per cent by 2022 — almost double the total number of users in 2008.   According to Forrester, global mobile device usage is expected to reach more than 5.5 billion […]

Tennis ball-sized ‘diamond in the rough’ too big to sell

Tennis ball-sized ‘diamond in the rough’ too big to sell

TORONTO, July 17 (Reuters): In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell. Canada’s Lucara Diamond Corp will have to cut its tennis ball-sized rough diamond to find a buyer, industry insiders say, following Sotheby’s failed auction for the world’s largest uncut stone last summer.   […]

Google wins fight over gender pay gap data

San Francisco, July 17 (IANS): Nearly two months after reports surfaced saying Google tried to restrict media coverage of a gender discrimination case, the tech giant has emerged triumphant in its fight with the US Department of Labour over supplying pay gap data.   According to a report in Engadget late on Sunday, an administrative […]

‘Every organisation will go digital by 2030’

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): By 2030, every organisation will be a digital organisation and businesses need to start thinking now about how to become future-proof in their infrastructure and India is not an exception, said Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, India Enterprise, Dell EMC.   A report published by Dell Technologies forecasts that […]

Canon launches ‘EOS 6D Mark II DSLR’ camera in India

Canon launches ‘EOS 6D Mark II DSLR’ camera in India

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): Aiming to bring a “sense of genius” in photography, digital imaging company Canon India on Monday unveiled ‘EOS 6D Mark II,’ a new camera to become part of its ‘EOS full-frame DSLR’ line.   Featuring 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the camera delivers clear images even under low-light conditions and its […]

‘Govt will invest Rs 8.5 lakh cr in railways in 5 yrs’

Mumbai, July 17 (PTI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Railways is in an overhauling phase and its network will be transformed completely in next five years. “With the stress on ‘Rail Badhhega- Desh Badhhega’, we launched several reformative and passengers friendly initiatives including an ambitious plan to induct about 40,000 coaches with improved […]

2 weeks into GST: Council to take stock today

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): Over two weeks into the GST regime, the all-powerful GST Council will meet tomorrow to take stock of the implementation of the new indirect tax.   This will be the first meeting of the Council since the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1 and the […]