New Launch : Google launches ‘Bolo’ to tutor children to read Hindi, English

New Delhi : Tech giant Google Wednesday unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. The free app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. The app features an animated character ‘Diya’, who encourages children to […]

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ISRO launches “Angry Bird” in Major Boost to Air Force

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched its latest advanced satellite GSAT-7A, a geostationary communication satellite, the second communication satellite meant primarily for for military applications — in orbit.  Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 carrying the GSAT-7A  satellite lifted off at 4.10 pm from the second launch pad at Sriharikota. Around 19 minutes after lift-off, the GSLV-F11 injected GSAT-7A […]

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Isro begins countdown for lift-off Satellite GSAT-7A

CHENNAI: The 26-hour countdown for the launch of Indian Space Research Organisation’s communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 from Sriharikota, ISRO said. The satellite to be launched by ISRO on December 19 is designed with a lifespan of eight years. The satellite will be launched at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The GSAT-7A satellite […]

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WhatsApp chief writes to RBI to expand payment services to all users in India

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp Chief has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), seeking a formal nod to expand payments services to all its 200 million users in India. The development comes at a time when competitors such as Google have forged ahead with their payments offerings. The letter, dated November 5, mentions that WhatsApp’s partner banks have […]

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Isro successfully lifts India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 into Orbit

NEW DELHI: After months of wait, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 that would boost broadband services in the country, has been successfully launched from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana at 2.07 a.m. IST on Wednesday. The Ariane-5 vehicle injected GSAT-11 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) […]

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Country’s first engine-less train Train 18 crosses 180 kmph speed limit during trial run

NEW DELHI:  India’s first locomotive-less less train, known as Train 18 on Sunday breached the 180 kmph speed limit a senior railway official said here. We expect Train 18 to commence its commercial run from January 2019. Normally the trials take three months. But now it is happening faster than expected,” S. Mani, General Manager of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) […]

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ISRO Launches India’s First Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite

NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation and 30 other satellites, including 23 from the United States, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Thursday. HysiS, the Indian satellite, is the best-ever high-resolution Earth imaging satellite to be launched in space by India till date. This 45th […]

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NASA to invite designs for AI lunar robot

  New Delhi: NASA is planning to launch a challenge for the public and scientific community to design a self-assembling robot with artificial intelligence that can explore the surface of the Moon, William Harris, CEO of Space Center Houston said Tuesday. Space Center Houston in the US, the official visitor center for NASA Johnson Space Center, […]

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New autonomous drone fleets to aid rescue operations in forests

Massachusetts: Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an autonomous system for a fleet of drones that can collaboratively search for lost hikers under dense forest canopies, without the help of GPS. The system allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain by using only on board computation and wireless communication under thick forest canopies […]

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