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One plus 6 Lava Red edition comes to India
After the huge success of Oneplus 6, they are back with another special edition in which the new Oneplus 6 will be available in Lava Red color variant having the specs as of the 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory which will be priced at Rs. 39,999. Sales for this special edition smartphone has already started. Oneplus’s new Bullet wireless earphones are on sale.
Father not allowed to break ambulance window
In Chathhisgarh’s Raipur, a father was not allowed to break the window of an ambulance in order to save his baby from suffocation when the doors malfunctioned. The personnel present over their warned them of the damaging of state property. Service providing institute said that the baby was already dead before the doors of the ambulance malfunctioned.
Ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav helps accident victims
Ex-Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav helped victims of a road accident whose car was overturned in order to save the life of an animal on the Agra-Lucknow Express Highway. He provided his convey vehicle to take the victims to the hospital. After this incident, he tweeted saying to do something to not allow animals to roam on the express highway.
Instagram to come up with a new feature
Instagram, one of the most used photos sharing apps, is testing out a new feature which will the public account holders to remove the followers they do not want with their notice. The spokesperson also added that the user who is being removed will not be notified. Before this, Instagram has also introduced a feature called ‘Mute’ which allowed to hide stories and post for the muted users.
Uber CEO on IPO
Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowashi says, that it is not necessary for Uber to be profitable before they plan to go public later this year. He says they are more focused on bringing the positive flow of cash rather being profitable.
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Artificial Intelligence lab to be set up by Grab
Grab with the help of the National University of Singapore is going to invest $6 million in setting up an artificial intelligence lab which will help in improving efficiency and utilization of vehicles on the platform. They also added that this lab will help in congestion in the Southeast Asian cities.
Dwayne is the highest paid actor
Dwayne Johnson is ranked first in the list of world’s highest paid actor list by Forbes by earning $124 million (Rs. 850 crores) in last 12 months. This earning is the highest in the past 20 years of the Forbes world’s highest paid actor list. For Dwayne, it is just the double of his last year’s earning which was $65 million.
Pilot killed in fighter jet crash
In Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, a MiG-21 aircraft of Indian Air Force got crashed in which one pilot got killed. The jet had taken off from Pathankot, Punjab and got crashed around 1:20 pm in a village which is 70 km from the Dharamshala. In June, there was a similar crash of a jet in Gujarat.
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Elon Musk not to develop AI based weapons
After Google pledging on not to make weapons which are made with built-in AI technology, here is Elon Musk saying that Tesla and SpaceX will not be making any lethal autonomous weapons which can target without human interaction.
$1mn grant for environmental issues by Microsoft
Microsoft has announced that they will be providing $1 million for Earth Innovation Grant in partnership with National Geographic. In this 5 to 15 projects will be selected which will be helping to solve environmental issues and will be funded by Microsoft and will be allowed to use the Microsoft cloud service for their AI based development. The projects selected will mainly focus on agriculture, water, biodiversity conservation.
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48MP smartphone sensor by Sony
Japanese company Sony has unveiled its IMX586 which stacks CMOS image sensor and claims to have the world’s highest megapixel count i.e. 48 megapixels. According to Sony, this sensor can be fixed into a smartphone which has 8mm diagonal unit and this sensor is capable enough to capture high-quality images like an SLR with your smartphone.
Harvard’s robotic arm can catch sea animals
Researchers of Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed an origami-inspired robotic arm which is capable enough to catch delicate sea animals without any harm by a technology called RAD (Rotatory Actuated Dodecahedron). This arm has a petal-like structure which forms a structure around the animals within seconds.
Mumbai nominated for Guinness record
Navin Lade, who is a resident of Mumbai have stated a nomination for most potholes in Guineas and Limca Book of World Record. This nomination is made in order to shame the municipal corporation after a survey says that there are more than 20,000 potholes in Mumbai. Navin Lade also wants to send a complaint letter if the nomination for his record gots approved.
Snapchat to shut down Snapcash
One of the photo-sharing app Snapchat is now going to shut down Snapcash which is one of their payment service app which was partnered with Square. This app named Snapcash was launched in 3014 and allowed the user to transfer money to friend’s account without coming out of the app.
Alibaba to fund Megvii
Alibaba is going to fund a Chinese AI startup named Megvii for $600 million which is also being funded by Boyu Capital. Megvii also has Ant Finances as an investor as well. Megvii is a startup launched in 2014 which has developed a face scanning technology which is being provided to companies like Lenovo.
Air India apologizes to Indian TT team
Air India apologizes to Indian Table Tennis Team after their officials stopped 17 players and their other officials from boarding Delhi Melbourne flight. The team was on its way to ITTF world cup Australia Open when this happened. CWG gold medalist Manika Batra posted this on twitter tagging the PM office and Sports Minister.
David Headley 26/11 mastermind in critical condition
David Headly, being the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack is in US jail for his 35-year prison when he was attacked on July 8 and is now in critical condition. He was being attacked as he worked as a double agent for Pakistan and Islamist Terror. This attack comes after he had disclosed information related to the operation of Laskar-e-Taiba which lead to an arrest.
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Todays News: Facebook’s Internet Satellite, iPhone users may face Problem
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US provides military help to Ukraine
US Defense Department has announced that they will be providing $200 million worth military assistance to Ukraine. They also added that the aid will include, training, equipment, and advisory help to Ukraine to help them make their defense capable enough.
Soldier’s body found after 50 years
After fifty years of AN-12 aircraft of Indian Air Force being crashed, which carried 102 soldiers on board, in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Valley. And under a mountaineering expedition, the body of one of the soldier was found and it is expected that rest will also be in that region only. This aircraft was flying from Himachal Pradesh to Leg on February 7, 1968.
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Rs. 100 crore needed for ATMs
After Reserve Bank of India announced that they will be circulating new Rs. 100 note, the industry operating ATMs said that investment of Rs. 100 crore is needed for recalibration of 2.4 lakh ATM machines present all over India making them ready to Despenser the new note. Managing Director of Hitachi Payment s Service said that it will require 12 months for this recalibration process.
Wipro to buy Alight’s India Operations
Wipro which is India’s fourth-biggest tech company which is planning to buy US-based company Alight’s India Operations for $117 million (Rs. 804 crores). The alight solution is a US-based company which provides cloud-based financing and HR solution to over 1400 clients. The company has four offices around India in Chennai, Mumbai, Noida, and Gurgaon with around 9,000 employees.
Facebook to build internet satellite
After SpaceX, Facebook is here confirming that they are working on a satellite namely Athena which looks forward to providing broadband internet connection in the rural areas. Previously, Facebook’s internet satellite for Africa was lost when one of the rockets of SpaceX got blasted.
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iPhone users may face problems from telecoms
TRAI has warned Apple to allow the installation of app knowns as Do not Disturb launched by TRAI within a period of six months in order to face the problem of unsolicited commercial communication. TRAI further added that, if they do not allow the app, the users will be not be recognized by the telecom provider and will face problems. The Do Not Disturb app by TRAI is already present on play store.
Let BJP head 2019 elections first says Mamta
After the Narendra Modi’s statement on Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he should now prepare for a no-confidence moment in 2024. On this West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee says that You should first try winning 2019 election and then talk of the no-confidence moment of 2024. She also commented on the win of the no-confidence moment in Parliament and said that this victory was inside the Parliament but outside the case is different.
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Todays News: WhatsApp on Fake News, $100 Billion sales of Microsost
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New Rs. 100 note to be issued
The Reserve Bank of India has announced that they will be soon circulating the new Rs. 100 denomination notes which will be of lavender color. This new notes which will have the motif of Gujarat’s archeological site named ‘Rani ni vav’ on the reverse which will be showing the culture of India. The dimensions for this note will be 66 mm by 142 mm.
Search YouTube videos by hashtags
Google-owned one of the most used video sharing site will now have a feature which will allow users to search using hashtags. This hashtags will be in the description titles and on clicking them, videos related to the hashtags will be shown. This feature is only available in Android and on the web.
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NTPC to take Rs. 1,500 crore loan
NTPC which is one of the largest producers to power in India has signed to take an Rs. 1500 crore loan from HDFC bank for the term of 15 years. It is said that this loan will be used in financing the capital expenditure of the NTPC.
WhatsApp gave the second notice
After a lot of lynching through the rumors and fake news transmitted through WhatsApp, the government has drafted a second notice to WhatsApp asking to provide better solutions to stop the propagation of fake news. As they can even face legal actions in case of mute spectators.
WhatsApp to limit message forwarding
After the government providing second notice on to find a solution for stopping propagation of fake news, WhatsApp is planning to limit the message forwarding to 5 users at a time which can become a good solution. And they are also planning to remove the forward shortcut button which is available against all the media messages.
Rs. 1484 crore spent on Modi’s foreign visits
We all know Modi is traveling many counties from the year 2014, and till now he has traveled to 84 countries and these trips have coated Rs. 1484 crore which includes spending on charter flights, maintenance of the aircraft and hotline service. This figure does not include the hotline service charged of the year 2017-18 and also do not include the charted flight costs of the year 2018-19. Amongst the cost given above, Rs. 1088 crore was spent on the aircraft maintenance only.
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WhatsApp to design course for Indians
After the increase in the incidents related to the fake news propagation through WhatsApp, WhatsApp with the help of a few partners is planning to design a course for Indians which help the users to spot the fake news. And to face this issue, earlier Whatsapp has also given a full page guideline in the newspaper regarding the ways of spotting the fake news.
Microsoft crosses $100 billion sales
It has been a magnificent year for Microsoft as they are able to surpass the milestone of $100 billion sales for the first time in their history of 43 years. Major sales of the Microsoft co sisted of the cloud services which recorded a revenue of $23 billion over the year.
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NASA observes planet being consumed
For the first time in history, NASA is being able to see the parent star consuming it’s planet’s debris from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory of NASA. This parent star is around 450 light years far from earth and has started consuming the debris which is filled by a planet collision.
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