TECHNOLOGY

  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets in US 5 days ago

    New York: An Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based in New Jersey here. Ketankumar Maniar, 38, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US...
  • Internet can't be managed as private property: India tells UN 1 week ago

    United Nations: Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. "As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and democratic society, India is fully committed...
  • Sapphire glass maker GT could pursue legal claims against Apple October 11, 2014

    GT Advanced Technologies said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "Only if GT winds down these operations will it be able to stop its mounting losses...
  • Indian steel manufacturing firms eye Chinese technology October 9, 2014

    Beijing: Top Indian steel manufacturing firms are eyeing Chinese technology and low-cost equipment as India's steel capacity is expected to soar in the next 15 years, driven by growth in infrastructure construction in the the country. "We will need Chinese equipment and technology suppliers for our steel industry's growth, since...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone batteries last longer September 28, 2014

    New York: A new technology to control energy consumption inside transistors could pave the way for a smartphone that does not die after a few hours of heavy use, says a study. This technology taps into the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors. "We devised a technique...
  • Unique '3D' Durga Puja in Kolkata pandal September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Art and technology have mingled in this year's Durga Puja festival to present a unique 3D digital image of Goddess Durga at a pandal in the city. The "unique" image measuring 6x14 feet will be hosted in the Jodhpur Park puja pandal which is known for its innovation. Explaining...
  • National Museum to host digital engagement programme September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Museum is hosting a workshop in the capital September 25 aimed at enabling museums across the country hone their digital technology skills. The British Council has organised this two-day workshop, titled "How to Create a Digital Engagement Programme in Your Museum", where training will be given to...
  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • Measurement and Metrology Group explores business potential in India September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Measurement & Metrology Group (M&M) is exploring business potential in India's education sector, offering a wide range of laboratory equipment technologies. "We are aiming to supply our products to labs in India's technical schools, having marketed these products in Southeast Asia and Africa," said Singaporebased M&M's business development manager...
  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a USbased private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech September 19, 2014

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into wellpaid techies and even hire some of them to work at his socialmedia company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the worldrenowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the fiveday engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • 'Positive attitude' is a must in life: Bachendri Pal September 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bachendri Pal who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to summit Mt. Everest said that positive attitude and mental toughness were a must in life. "Today with technology, things have become easy. I am excited about my expedition to Kharta Valley," said Pal. ...
  • Researchers create ceramic that recovers shape after being smashed September 16, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a technology that can lead to production of a material that is thermally insulating but also extremely lightweight and nonbreakable. The team of researchers from California Institute of Technology in the US has developed the method by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids exhibit...
  • Watch: MIT's Cheetah robot that sprints like Usain Bolt September 16, 2014

    Washington: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a bounding algorithm to enable a robotic cheetah run and jump with super agility. This cheetah is a sleek, fourlegged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the...
  • India's first ever eCabinet in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: For the first time ever in the country, Andhra Pradesh government had its first paperless eCabinet meeting on Monday. Using the app, eCabinet, the ministers accessed the entire agenda of the Cabinet meeting in electronic form. In the eCabinet, data can be accessed by ministers by logging...
  • Scientists capture the sound of an atom, open a new door into the quantum world September 13, 2014

    London: For the first time, scientists have used sound to 'talk' to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum...
  • Jerome Valcke favours 'goalline' but opposes video replay September 12, 2014

    Panama City: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he is against the use of video replay during games because it takes away the essence of football. Valcke on Thursday praised the use of goalline technology, which helps referees determine whether the ball actually crossed the goal line as it was brought...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • Is nonprofit a new app? September 1, 2014

    Social enterprises are getting redefined in this age of apps and social media. Right from the delivery of social services, to the way contributions are raised and causes articulated is undergoing a transformation. In many ways, the time has come for a purely digital social organization. A facebook of social...
  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Railways to install work stations in Rajdhani trains August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajdhani travellers can soon look forward to some getaway moments during their journey as the railways has finalised plans to install work stations fitted with office electronics in its premier train service. Work stations equipped with laptop, printer, fax machine and Internet facility will be set up in a...
  • 'Share a photo of my food? Khana thanda nahi ho jayega?' This guy struggling to teach his dad about Twitter is the most hilarious thing you will see today August 22, 2014

    Fathers will be stubborn when it comes to adapting to new technology advances. Twitter and Facebook are no better than an alien invasion on their painstakingly manicured lawns. Watch this man being woken up with a barrage of questions by his dad curious about Twitter. We've all faced a situation...
  • Future gadget screens could automatically correct vision August 22, 2014

    New York: You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a "visioncorrecting display" technology that fits on your smartphone's screen or laptop or any other...
  • PM Modi emphasises on the role of DRDO, says technology plays a key role today August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing scientists at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) function in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the role of the DRDO and said that it has a crucial stature today as the "nature of war has changed and technology plays a key role today." "Are our...
  • Robots can now see through solid walls using WiFi August 11, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have created a new technology that allows robots to look through solid walls using WiFi signals. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been working to provide Xray vision to enable robots to see objects and humans behind thick walls through the use of radio frequency signals. The...