Category: Business

New Feature; Twitter to show live stream on top of timeline

Micro-blogging platform Twitter will now show live streams and broadcasts right on top of your timeline. “We’re making it easier to find and watch live broadcasts. Now, when accounts you follow go live, the stream will appear right at the top of your timeline,” the company tweeted. The new feature will include breaking news, personalities […]

Google to shut down ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app

Four years after Google created the ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app and building up a decent user base, the app is being withdrawn and many of its features are being merged with the main Gmail app. The support to the app may be withdrawn by March 2019, though the exact date is still uncertain, as per […]

All to know about Apple’s new concept of E Sim

At its Gather Round event on 12 September, Apple launched three new (oddly named) iPhones — the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max. Now, the latter two smartphones were announced with a dual-SIM support, which is a first for any iPhone ever. Interestingly, for the rest of the world, Apple introduced a non-traditional dual-SIM […]

Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert

A massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert would increase precipitation and vegetation in the world’s largest hot desert. The study, published in the journal Science, is among the first to model the climate effects of wind and solar installations while taking into account how vegetation responds to changes in heat and precipitation. […]

Students need to be encouraged into startup culture: AICTE chairperson

There is a need to bring students into startup culture and to provide them a platform where they can convert their bright ideas into innovation, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairperson Anil D Sahasrabudhe said on Friday. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training […]

Wayanad farmers worry after mass death of earthworms in Kerala floods

The flood-battered north Kerala district of Wayanad is experiencing a strange phenomenon — mass death of earthworms in many parts of the hilly district known for its rich biodiversity and spice cultivation. Thousands of earthworms are emerging from the soil and perishing everyday, according to farmers and local residents. Agricultural and environmental scientists who visited […]

Vodafone, Idea complete merger to become India’s largest mobile operator

The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed, creating India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, the two companies said today. A new board has been constituted for the merged entity “Vodafone Idea Ltd’ with 12 directors (including six independent directors) and Kumar Mangalam Birla as its Chairman. The […]

Relief for Keralites: NHB’s aid for house construction, repair

For repairing and construction of houses in the flood-affected parts of Kerala, the National Housing Bank (NHB) will provide Rs 200 crore of refinancing at a concessional interest rate. Also, need-based top-up loans for repairing houses would be given. Provision for need-based moratorium up to one year and rescheduling installments will also be introduced. In […]