ELECTRONS

  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Centre approves electronics projects worth Rs 89 crore in Madhya Pradesh May 30, 2014

    The Central government has sanctioned electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs 88.65 crore in two districts of Madhya Pradesh. The projects, coming up at Badwai near in Bhopal and Purva near Jabalpur, will provide employment to over 17,000 people, said a release issued by the state government's Information Technology department. The cost of...
  • Apple's Beats buyout: 5 things to know about the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38year history May 29, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38year history, will give the iPhone and iPod maker a line of trendy headphones known for their hip appearance...
  • Apple agrees to buy Beats Electronics for $3 billion May 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple Inc will buy Beats for about $3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, hoping to win points with the music industry and help it catch up in fastgrowing music streaming. As expected, Beats cofounders Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre will join Apple as part of...
  • Beats music service sued by former executive amid possible sale to Apple May 18, 2014

    New York: Beats Electronics, which is close to being sold to Apple Inc for $3.2 billion, has been sued by the founder of a music service Beats bought two years ago claiming he has been cheated out of his share of the company. David Hyman, the founder of the music subscription...
  • Counting in Delhi: 8.2 million votes, 2,000 EVMs, 150 candidates May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of 8.2 million votes in Delhi will be done at seven counting centres where more than 7,000 security personnel drawn from Delhi Police and seven companies of a paramilitary force will be on duty, said a Delhi Election Commission official. A total of 2,000 electronic voting machines...
  • Apple likely to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion: Report May 9, 2014

    Apple is close to buying headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the Financial Times reported. The purchase of Beats, which also runs a streaming music service, would be Apple's largest ever acquisition, the newspaper reported. It said the deal could be announced as early as next week. Founded by rapper Dr....
  • Superstrong graphene has achilles' heel April 30, 2014

    Washington: Graphene, often touted as a miracle material, is also as brittle as ordinary ceramic and susceptible to crack, a new study has found. Researchers Jun Lou at Rice and Ting Zhu at The Georgia Institute of Technology have measured the fracture toughness of imperfect graphene for the first time and...
  • Techie couple faces arrest for torturing a minor domestic help April 29, 2014

    Bangalore: A minor girl was rescued from a techie couple's house in Electronics City by the police and an NGO last week. The employers, a techie couple, are alleged to have brutally abused the girl who worked as their domestic help. The child is now under the care of the...
  • Pune mess: Faulty EVMs, names missing in voters lists; BJP demands repolling April 18, 2014

    Pune: The Lok Sabha elections in Pune on Thursday were marred by discrepancies and protests. Several voters alleged that the EVMs at one booth were malfunctioning and that votes were getting registered for the Congress even when they voted for other parties. The BJP has now demanded a repoll. Not...
  • Pune: Defective voting machine transfers all votes to Congress April 17, 2014

    The early morning voters of Pune were left stunned when an electronic voting machine (EVM) reportedly "transferred" all votes to the Congress. The incident happened at a polling booth at Shamrao Kalmadi School in the city when voters found that whichever button was pressed on the EVM, only the Congress light...