Paytm launches ‘India’s first’ Android PoS device for easy, contactless payments !!

Paytm has launched its first pocket Android PoS device for contactless ordering and making payments, for SMEs. This comes at an introductory price of ₹499 per month on a rental basis and is designed like a phone. “Styled like a mobile phone for accepting orders and payments on the go, this is the first such Android-based device to be introduced in India and is much more powerful than the portable Linux based POS devices presently available in the country,” claims Paytm. The firm says its PoS machine comes bundled with…

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Hate browser notifications? Microsoft may have a fix for this very annoying internet problem !!

Browser notifications can be a great way to get updates but they are get annoying after a point and at a very distracting. Microsoft has devised a fix for this on its Edge browser so that might come as a bit of relief for Windows users. Microsoft is rolling out ‘Quiet notification requests’ for the Chromium-based on the  Edge browser version 84. What in this feature does that it is actually quite helpful. It does not block site notification requests that are made through Notifications or Push APIs, instead, it…

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Made in India iPhone 11, Apple starts manufacturing flagship at Chennai plant !!

Apple has begun assembling its high-end iPhone 11 smartphone at its Foxconn plant in Chennai, reports Economic Times. According to the report, Apple plans to increase production in a phased manner as well. The units from the Chennai plant could also be shipped to other markets. The report further said that Apple is also planning to assemble its new iPhone SE 2020 at its Wistron plant in Bengaluru. If the report is to be believed, this is the first time Apple is manufacturing one of its most premium handsets in India. We…

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WE SHOULD THROW OUT THE OLD TECH AND KEEP ADOPTING THE NEW ONE

Prime Minster has already established Industrial Revolution 4.0 centres. NITI Ayog is doing so well in term of blockchain and Indiachain. Incubating Al initiatives and we have come out with IoT policies and drone policies all these means a lot of data and data needs firewalls and we don’t want back door and we want air gaps set ups. India has done some work and need a lot more to do. Where India stands in the field of e-Governance in comparison to the developed countries? India has gone through a…

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Next War will be fought in Cyberspace

Alpana Saha was involved in an engaging and delightful interaction with Prof Ranjan Bose director of IIIT, New Delhi and the extraction of the interaction is presented below for the reader to relish the insights provided by Dr Ranjan Bose to Alpana Saha. You are Director of Information Technology institute. India has been a dominating country in the Information Technology sector. What is the graph now? We have been taking giant strides in the sector of Information Technology for quite some time now. We are known as one of the…

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Antarctica to Moon and the consciousness of innovator

On 29th of May 2019 Vigyan Prasar published four science books in a book release function at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), in the presence of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology. The books which were released are:- Voyage to Antarctica by Dr. Felix Bast Story of Consciousness by Dr. Govind Bhattachariya An Autobiography of Moon by Dr. Ramesh Shishu Shambhu Nath De by Dr. M S S Murthy Prof. Ashutosh Sharma stated that popular science books serve an important tool of science communication. He marked the…

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Science is the oxygen for the development of modern society

With the revolution in scientific education system worldwide, we need to adopt a new method for the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the country. In this context, Alpana Saha interacted with Dr TV Venkateswaran. He is one of the popular Scientist cum Science communicator from Vigyan Prasar. He brings Science to you in a very simplified and engaging way.   How can institutions of higher learning and science academics help in the popularization of science or take the science to a larger population? There are many ways this can be…

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Synch of Robotic and Bio science for overall development of Science

I (Alpana Saha) am presenting a part of an interactive intellectual discussion with Professor Pawan Kumar Dhar.  Professor Dhar is the Dean, School of Biotechnology in Jawaharlal Nehru University. His team has developed a disruptive novel drug discovery platform from the dark matter of the genome. Currently, he is working on the application of AI in speeding up the drug discovery pipeline.    Why does biotechnology need AI ? In Science reproducibility of results is an absolute must. The time and costs involved in performing experiments and confirming the observations…

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Science for society: through output for the country from its citizen & by its technocrats

Dr. Debapriya Dutta, Scientist & Head of Equity, Empowerment & Development Division of Department of Science and Technology had a serious and detailed conversation with Alpana Saha and unveiled the work the Department is doing to provide scientific awareness and facilities to all section of the society. Dr. Debapriya Dutta completed his Ph.D from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and joined the National Agricultural Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He served as Scientist in the Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training…

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India is the most sought after country globally in the area of Information Technology

Welcome to Future Tech Interview Series. It is a series of delightful & interactive sessions with eminent scientists, scholars and leaders, who all make a difference in the area of their work. Below is the presentation of a part of an interesting interaction of Alpana Saha with Dr Rashmi Sharma, Scientist-E, Department of Science and Technology (DST). Dr Rashmi Sharma is steering Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST), for nurturing and mentoring young researchers willing to provide Science and Technology (S&T) driven solutions to challenges pertaining to society, apart…

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