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Former AEC chief says India should aim for 40 percent electricity from nuclear power by 2050

Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan. “For a large nuclear power capacity to be built in a country like India, it is very important to have major components made within the country. Otherwise economics will be not so good,” Srinivasan told IANS in a wide-ranging interview here on the sidelines of the Atomexpo 2017 organised by Rosatom. Lamenting that nuclear power formed…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commits $5 billion invest in India, is excited for the company’s growth in the country

American online retail giant Amazon, which has committed investments to the tune of USD 5 billion in India, will “keep investing and growing in India”, its chief Jeff Bezos has said. After his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bezos tweeted: “Terrific meeting with @narendramodi. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India. Excited to keep investing and growing.” Terrific meeting with @narendramodi. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India. Excited to keep investing and growing. https://t.co/xhQ58dik3y — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 25, 2017 Bezos was among…

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook positive about the production of iPhone SE in India

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his company is positive about the production of the iPhone SE in Bengaluru. Cook was among the 21 US corporate leaders who met Modi in Washington on 25 June. According to industry sources, Cook apprised the Prime Minister about the production of Apple’s popular iPhone SE model at its Bengaluru facility and the app developers working for Apple. In May, Apple began the initial production of a small number of iPhone SE in Bengaluru, where it…

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Facebook is planning to launch a video creation app for its star video broadcasters

With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year. Essentially, a video creation app will be made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use Facebook Mentions an app only available to verified accounts owned by journalists, celebrities and other online influencers, Engadget reported on 23 June. Apart from the access to Facebook Live, the new video creation app will have a new…

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Konica Minolta to help businesses switch to digital industrial printing in India

As the Indian companies leverage the potential of digital printing, Japanese printing technology major Konica Minolta is set to help businesses switch to digital industrial printing for superior output, a top company executive has emphasised. In 2016-17, Konica Minolta sold over 18,000 units in the black and white segment and around 2,000 units in the coloured segment. “We target to increase these numbers in coming years to eye the top market share. We achieved over Rs 500 crore revenue in 2016-17 and our target is to increase the company revenue…

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Toilet charity wants to rename Indian village after Trump, but it’s for a good cause

During Donald Trump’s first few months in office he’s unexpectedly inspired a great deal of bathroom-related discussion, ranging from urine-themed jokes to trademarked Trump toilet paper. But the latest association between the U.S. President and toilets comes from a charity effort that hopes to provide a small village in northern India with access to improved sanitation facilities. SEE ALSO: Trump toilet paper is here to clean up this political mess According to The Associated Press, a toilet charity called Sulabh International has unofficially renamed India’s Marora village after President Trump…

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IIT-G students asked to work for the development of India in convocation speech by Professor CNR Rao

Prof CNR Rao exhorted the graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology to be proud of the brand ‘IIT’ and use it for the development of the country. Delivering the 19th Convocation address of IIT-G as chief guest, the National Research Professor said, “IIT is the only brand that India created after Independence. Be proud of it and use it for the development of India”. “If IIT students decide to use this education in India, they will make a great future for this country”, said Rao who is also the…

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ISRO PSLV-C38 mission: Here’s all you need to know on the 31 satellites that India put into orbit today

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has just deployed 31 satellites in orbit after a 23 minute flight. This was the fortieth launch of the PSLV, one of the most reliable launch vehicles in the world, which has earned it the moniker of ISRO’s workhorse rocket. There were satellites from Austria, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Of the three satellites that ISRO notes are from Belgium, according to the launch manifest, one was actually from China…

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India’s higher education system not good enough to provide new employees with the right skills: IBM

India’s higher education system is not responding well to society’s changing needs, making it difficult for the industry to find new employees with the right skills, says a study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). Only 40 per cent of Indian executives surveyed in the study indicated new employees recruited in local labour markets possess the requisite job skills, IBM said in a statement on Thursday. Most of India’s venture capitalists (70 percent) indicated that start-ups cannot find employees with the right skills. The IBM study entitled…

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Delhi Metro begins the trial run of driver-less Metro train on the upcoming Pink Line

Delhi Metro on Thursday began trial runs on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) which will eventually run without drivers. The initial run on the 6.5-km Shakurpur-Mayapuri section will cover five of the 38 stations on the network: Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden and Mayapuri. The Pink Line will be 58 km long the longest of Metro routes. This line will be the second after Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) where trains will run without drivers. These driver-less trains, known as UTO (Unattended Train Operations), will…

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