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RJio begins registration for 1Gbps broadband service

After 4G mobile services, Reliance Jio on Wednesday started registration for optical fibre based fixed-line broadband service through which it has claimed to offer a download speed of one gigabit per second. “JioGigaFiber. Make your neighbourhood #Gigaready with Gigabit wifi, TV, smart home, free calling and more,” read the registration …

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With human space flight, India to push frontiers

Gaganyaan, the human space flight Programme green-flagged and set for 2022 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is highly doable, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation K. Sivan said here soon after it was announced on Wednesday. V.R. Lalithambika, a specialist in advanced launcher technologies, will helm the project as …

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Google to livestream Modi speech

Prasar Bharati wants Independence Day event to gain greater visibility Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech will be live-streamed on the Google homepage. Google had done a similar thing during Donald Trump’s inaugural address in January 2017. When you go to Google search page and search for Independence Day, …

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IIDT to set up Vizag campus

To cater to demand for trained manpower in disruptive tech The International Institute of Digital Technologies (IIDT), started by the AP Electronics and IT Agency (APEITA) in Tirupati in February, 2017 to cater to the increasing demand for trained manpower in disruptive technologies, has decided to set up a campus …

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How artificial intelligence is helping to crack down on the $460 billion fake designer products industry A few months ago, on a night of infant-induced sleeplessness, I stumbled upon the Reddit group, ‘RepLadies’. This community of fashion savvy women (and men) focuses on finding the best replica designer goods — …

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Mcr-1 gene seen in K. pneumoniae bacteria

Increased prevalence of mcr-1 gene that confers multidrug-resistance has now been reported in Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, increasing the fear of infection by pan drug-resistant bugs. This gene endows resistance against last hope antibiotic — colistin. A study published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy found that about 10% of the K. …

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Dire times for coastal fisheries?

The fishing industry along a portion of India’s east coast could be on the brink of a collapse. This dire warning comes as scientists find that fisheries in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry use destructive methods and do not comply with existing regulations, which could stress the already over-exploited fish …

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Traffic jams in the brain

Neurons transport cargo of various sizes constantly, and many times, this can lead to traffic jams. A new study of the roundworm (Caenorhabditis elegans) and fruitfly (Drosophila) shows that such traffic jams can be due to purely physical constraints, not involving any chemical signalling processes. Such stalling of cargo can …

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