Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply

New Delhi, April 18 Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday. Despite the success of the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, millions of households continue to use […]

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Maoists torch construction machines in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 18 Maoist guerrillas on Thursday set on fire machines used for building a bridge over the Harkatwa river in Jharkhand’s Giridih district. The Maoists, numbering 15 to 25, raided a camp office at Bandh Panchayat and set on fire a mixture machine, generator and a vehicle.  Denial of protection money was said to […]

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US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS

Washington, April 18 A US rocket has been launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency’s re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS). The Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman lifted off on Wednesday evening, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the ISS, Xinhua news agency reported.  […]

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FB ‘unintentionally uploaded’ emails of 1.5mn users

San Francisco, April 18  In a latest privacy goof up, Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded the emails of nearly 1.5 million of its users during the past three years. A Facebook spokesperson admitted on late Wednesday that emails of 1.5 million people were harvested since May 2016 to help build Facebook’s web of social connections and recommend […]

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Facebook working on voice assistant like Amazon Alexa

San Francisco, April 18  In a bid to take on Amazon Alexa or Google Home, Facebook is working on a voice-based assistant for its Portal video chat service and other future projects. According to a report in CNBC on Wednesday, the social network is “unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant”. Facebook’s AI-enabled […]

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