Apple WWDC 2020: Top five new features expected for iPhone, iPad users !!

We’re just a few hours away from Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC 2020. This year, the company is holding the event online in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Just like every year, Apple will unveil a new iteration of its mobile operating system. The latest iteration for iPhone users is going to be IOS14 or iPhone OS. For iPad users, it will be iPadOS 14. It may be recalled Apple has split OS for the two platforms since last year. The two, however, share some common features and functionalities.’Ahead of…

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Rapido launches Rapido Store in India !!

Bike taxi service Rapido launched the Rapido Store in India today. The Rapido Store is a business delivery service that will enable local businesses to take care of multiple customer deliveries simultaneously in the most affordable and trusted manner. Additionally, it will also enable users to track all their deliveries across customers simultaneously. This service is currently available in Bengaluru and Vijayawada and it will be available in other tier I and tier 2 cities where Rapido is available in the coming days. While in Bengaluru, the base price of…

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National Test Abhyas app now has questions in Hindi for JEE, NEET aspirants: HRD minister !!

New Delhi: The National Test Abhyas app, launched by National Testing Agency (NTA) that offers JEE, NEET mock tests will not provide the questions in Hindi language too. The app offers free mock test to JEE and NEET aspirants as well .  Earlier, the app only had questions in English language. Union human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday said in his tweet that the app will provide mock test papers in Hindi also. This has been done considering the requests made by the students. Students can download…

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Reliance Industries becomes first Indian firm to hit USD 150 billion market cap !!

Reliance Industries on Monday became the first Indian firm to hit a market valuation of USD 150 billion helped by a continuous rally in its share price. In morning trade, the company’s market valuation jumped Rs 28,248.97 crore to Rs 11,43,667 crore (USD 150 billion) on the BSE. The heavyweight stock surged 2.53% to a record high of Rs 1,804.10 on the BSE.  On the NSE, it rose by 2.54% to an all-time high of Rs 1,804.20. Reliance Industries on Friday became the first Indian company to cross the Rs…

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Ratan Tata calls for stopping online hate, bullying !!

Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata on Sunday called for stopping online hatred & bullying and instead supporting each other in what has been a “year full of challenges” for everyone. In a post on social media platform Instagram, Tata said that online community is being hurtful to each other and bringing each other down. “This year has been full of challenges for everyone, on some level or the other. I see online community being hurtful to each other, bringing each other down, harshly and with quick judgements,” the Chairman Emeritus of…

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US military gets closer to building Transformers-like shape-shifting drones !!

US military has apparently discovered a technology for drones-like vehicles that can ‘change shape’ mid-air based on the mission’s requirements. Ever seen the ‘Transformers’ movie? If you have, you must be familiar with shape-shifting war robots that save the planet change their form into a vehicle by simply folding themselves. It looks really cool in movies but we know nothing like this exists in real life. Well, it might not be the case in the near future as the US military seems to have taken a step ahead towards it….

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Apple MacBooks with new processor may arrive this year, new design in mid-2021 !!

There have been a lot of rumours and leaks clouding over the fact that Apple will be finally ditch Intel and will join hands with ARM chipmaker for future MacBook products. While this could happen today at WWDC 2020 conference, a new release note (via 9to5Mac) from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo gives some more information on the specifics of ARM-based Mac devices. In his latest investor note, Kuo adds that the new version will include a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 24-inch version of a rumoured iMac redesign. Kuo adds that…

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Internet blackout in Myanmar’s Rakhine state enters second year !!

On Friday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for an immediate end to “the world’s longest government-enforced internet shutdown”. The internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden northwest, described by rights groups as the world’s longest, has entered second year, Al Jazeera reported. The Myanmar military has been embroiled in a civil war since January 2019 against the Arakan Army, a rebel group fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists. The government shut down mobile data in several townships across Rakhine state and neighbouring Chin state on June 21 last year, causing panic…

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On International Yoga Day, President Kovind, PM Modi stress on benefits of yoga !!

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the leaders who talked about the benefits of yoga on Sunday on behalf of  International Yoga Day as the covid-19 pandemic kept many at home. PM Modi talked about yoga as a message for unity & brotherhood in his address to the nation on the sixth edition of the International Yoga Day and President Kovind tweeted about its importance during stress and strife. Here is what President Kovind, PM Modi and others said: “Greetings on #InternationalYogaDay. The…

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Govt plans to cut import dependence by building local capacity !!

New Delhi: The government is working on a sectoral strategy to reduce import dependence by building an local capacity, creating value chains and quickly attaining self-reliance in at least half-a-dozen areas ranging from footwear and furniture to technical textiles and medical equipment to electronics and defence production, people aware of the development said. The sectors will receive fiscal incentives credit support and tariff protection from an influx of cheaper imports, particularly from China, the people said, requesting anonymity. “All custom duty exemptions would be comprehensively reviewed and many of them…

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