ELECTRONS

  • Union Budget 2015: Visa on arrival now for 150 countries 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to visitors from 150 countries -- a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Saturday. "Last year VoA was issued to 43 countries. As tourism in the country has increased, I propose to increase the countries...
  • 6 key recommendations for Budget 2015: MAIT February 18, 2015

    IT hardware industry body MAIT has asked the government to consider giving duty relief and export sops to boost the domestic electronic manufacturing sector. MAIT, which represents the over $13 billion Indian IT hardware manufacturing industry, met the Prime Minister in January and following a meeting with PMO officials submitted...
  • Smartphones can sniff out life-threatening diseases February 3, 2015

    Jerusalem: Researchers are developing a new technology that would enable smartphones to screen their user's breath for life-threatening diseases. A research consortium headed by Professor Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user's breath...
  • Floating Bluetooth speaker to Internet-connected kettle: Whackiest gadgets at CES 2015 January 7, 2015

    It's that time of the year when you get to see the most interesting and insanely bizarre gadgets at the same time and under one roof. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, is on and tech companies including start-ups from around the world are busy showcasing their...
  • Priyanka Chopra welcomes US singer-songwriter Matthew Koma to India January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra recently welcomed American musician and singer-songwriter Matthew Koma to India. "Hanging with family...The lovely @priyankachoprawelcoming us to India," Koma, who was in Goa to perform at one of the Electronic Dance Music festivals, tweeted Friday. He also shared a black and white photograph in which the actress,...
  • E-toll system to save Rs 88,000 crore, cut waiting time: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save Rs 88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Citing a Transport Corporation of India-IIM Kolkata study that said Rs 60,000 crore was lost on...
  • Indian e-waste market to overtake China: Report December 31, 2014

    Washington: The e-waste market growth in India will surpass China's, a report has said. The e-waste market in India will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.22 per cent over the period 2014-19, surpassing China which is poised to grow at 19.41 per cent CAGR during the...
  • Made in India EVMs power Africa's first e-vote November 28, 2014

    Windhoek: Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot Friday, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government. Opposition parties had launched an 11th-hour challenge to the use of the Indian-made e-voting machines, claiming the lack of a paper trail...
  • Syrian Electronic Army hackers force message on websites via Gigya November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: A US firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. Gigya CEO Patrick Salyer outlined what happened in a blog published Thursday. At around 6:45 AM Eastern Time, the...
  • Samsung to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam November 10, 2014

    Hanoi: South Korea's Samsung Electronics has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday. Samsung Electronics Vietnam plans to build the factory in Thai Nguyen province, where it opened a $2 billion smartphone plant in March,...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • Electronic toll collection at highways to start from October 27 October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will commence the electronic toll collection process across national highways from October 27. With the inauguration of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on October 27, a uniform and acceptable standard of service to the commuters would become...
  • Nine airports to have e-visa facility this month October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to boost tourism, nine airports equipped with e-visa facilities will be operational for 13 countries including USA and South Korea and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch it this month. In order to give a major boost to tourism...
  • Researchers invent the first rechargeable solar battery October 4, 2014

    New York: Integrating the function of a solar panel that captures light, and a cheap battery that stores energy into one hybrid device, researchers have successfully invented the world's first solar battery. The device will help bring down the costs of renewable energy by 25 per cent, the researchers said. The key...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Snapdeal launches Teewe, a Google Chromecastlike media streaming dongle, at Rs 1,999 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: While Google's muchlauded Chromecast dongle shows no signs of being officially available in India (though it can still be brought from online shopping sites such as eBay.in at a premium), Snapdeal has unveiled a similar device called Teewe under its Launchpad initiative. Quite like the Google Chromecast, Teewe, priced...
  • Sweat to power electronic devices soon August 17, 2014

    New York: Sweat can not only help you burn calories while exercising but also power small electronic devices in near future. Researchers have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration. The device works by...
  • Centre to implement National Academic Depository scheme this month August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource and Development Ministry on Saturday fastened the process for implementing the National Academic Depository Act (NAD) once the Bill becomes a law. The NAD Bill was first introduced in 2011 by the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal. The Narendra Modi government made some changes which were...
  • Thieves steal 75 kg tomatoes from a vegetable market in Dausa August 3, 2014

    Jaipur: With tomato price hitting the roof, the vegetable has become a very prized possession. A group of thieves ransacked 21 shops at a local vegetable market in Dausa and stole 75 kg of tomatoes and an electronic weighing scale on Wednesday night. The strange part is that the burglars did...
  • UP government to constitute committee for journalists July 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute a committee to resolve problems being faced by journalists in their work area, including security for them during coverage of events, officials said. The committee, to be headed by Principal Secretary (Home), would include principal secretaries of Information, Housing and Urban Development, Medical and...
  • Got a rash? Your iPad, other electronic devices might be the cause July 14, 2014

    Chicago: Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergyinducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an...
  • Samsung Electronics faces falling profits as succession looms July 7, 2014

    Seoul: Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could become a fourth as cheaper models grab a bigger share of a slowing market and Apple Inc readies the launch of its iPhone 6. Samsung Electronics' woes, exacerbated by a won that has risen...
  • New method to keep electronics from overheating July 4, 2014

    Washington: Tired of your laptop working slow due to overheating? Not anymore! Scientists have found that liquids containing nano particles could help electronic devices stay cool and keep them running. Personal computers as well as larger electronic systems can overheat which causes them to slow down, or worse, completely shut...
  • Uttar Pradesh secretariat to go paperless; move to increase efficiency and bring transparency July 2, 2014

    In a bid to increase efficiency and bring transparency in the working of its offices, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make all departments of the secretariat paperless, a senior official said on Wednesday. Special Secretary (IT and Electronics) GS Naveen Kumar said taking an initiative for the project, Chief...
  • Bihar mulls introducing eshakti cards for PDS June 24, 2014

    Laying stress on application of Information Technology for transparency in subsidised foodgrain distribution, Bihar is planning to make available grains to beneficiaries through PDS outlets on the basis of eshakti smart cards. State food minister Shyam Rajak on Tuesday directed the state food corporation and Beltron (Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation...
  • Centre directs states to ensure timely wages under MGNREGA June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of delays in the disbursement of wages under MGNREGA, the Centre on Tuesday asked state governments to notify the 'rules' and implement the system of compensation to address the issue. Citing a provision in the MGNREGA Act, the Centre said that "the disbursement of...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award June 24, 2014

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology...
  • Mumbai: MCGM disconnects electronic meters, water, gas supply to Campa Cola flats June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After a threeday standoff, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai officials have disconnected power and gas supply at some of the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai. The MCGM's Deputy Municipal Commissioner has said that 55 electronic meters in the compound have been disconnected. Water connection...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...