India’s manufacturing is actually picking up: Govt

India’s manufacturing is actually picking up: Govt

Mumbai, February 15 (IANS): The government on Monday said India’s manufacturing is picking up and that there is an erroneous impression of slack in the sector.   “Manufacturing is actually picking up. The last quarter figure showed that the country’s GDP growth will be over seven percent. It also revealed that manufacturing is growing over […]

DoT to make local-language support in mobiles mandatory

New Delhi, February 15 (PTI): The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language.   The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment […]

Postal dept has overtaken SBI on digital connectivity

New Delhi, February 15 (PTI): The postal department has surpassed the country’s largest lender, SBI, in terms of digital connectivity even before its payments bank launch, Union IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said.   “The core banking solution (CBS) or digital connectivity of the postal department has surpassed the State Bank of […]

Gold inches towards Rs 30,000

New Delhi, February 13 (PTI): Gold prices on February 12 zoomed by up to Rs 1,230, the biggest rise in a day this year, to multi-month high in major bullion markets of the country on continued buying by jewellers and retailers for ongoing wedding season amid overnight gains in global market.   At Chennai, gold […]

Apple to launch iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 15

New York, February 13 (IANS): US technology giant Apple has reportedly announced to launch iPhone 5se and a new iPad Air on March 15, a media report said.   The new 4-inch iPhone would be available online and in retail stores on March 18. Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders for the new devices, tech […]

Google to shut down Picasa

New York, February 13 (IANS): After the launch of Google Photos service, internet search giant Google is shutting down its photo editing software Picasa, the company announced on Saturday.   “Since the launch of Google Photos, we have had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought […]

FB withdraws Free Basics from India

New Delhi, February 11 (IANS): Facebook had cut off its Free Basics service for India three days after the country’s telecom watchdog said no to discriminatory pricing of data content.   “Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an e-mail statement to IANS. No further comment was […]

Coca-Cola suspends manufacturing at 3 plants

New Delhi, February 11 (PTI): The decision to close down a plant is a business decision taken on the basis of its long-term economic viability and market demands of the products being manufactured at that particular plant, said a source to PTI. Coca-Cola India’s bottling arm Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has suspended manufacturing at three […]

Small savings rates to be revised soon: official

New Delhi, February 11 (IANS): The government will announce a revision of interest rates for small savings schemes in a couple of days so as to align them with market rates but those for the girl child and senior citizens will be kept unchanged, a senior official said on Thursday.   “The decisions have been […]

India still not ready for AI

New Delhi, February 10 (IANS): At a time when the global technology giants are set to leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for your daily lives — from taking care of businesses to fulfilling your personal needs — India seems to be reluctant to get on to this bus.   When Amit Singhal — […]

Disappointed but won’t give up on connecting India: Zuckerberg

Disappointed but won’t give up  on connecting India: Zuckerberg

New York, February 9 (IANS): A day after India’s telecom watchdog said no to Facebook’s Free Basics, the social networking giant’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveyed his disappointment in a post but reiterated his commitment to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India.   In a move seen as an endorsement […]

TRAI mulls cable TV network for better data connectivity

New Delhi, February 9 (IANS): Aiming to provide better data connectivity to people, India’s telecom watchdog said on Tuesday it is planning to use cable television network in a bigger way to provide connectivity to people.   “Can we use cable TV network to provide connectivity to people? In India there are 100 million homes […]