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Google promises to increase use of recycled plastic in gadgets

Google has ramped up efforts to curb its environmental impacts, with fresh promises yesterday to increase its use of recycled plastics and slash emissions from product shipments. In a pair of pledges outlined by Google’s sustainability chief Anna Meegan, the tech giant promised that by 2022 all ‘Made By Google’ products will contain recycled plastic, and that by 2020 all product shipments will ... Read More »

Demands for Grants, Finance Bill may escape scrutiny of Parliamentary panels

Almost half of the budgetary exercise is over, but Parliament is yet to see formation of department-related standing committees (DRSC). This means Demands for Grants and the Finance Bill will not be vetted by DRSCs as of now. The Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up the Finance Bill for consideration and passage during the week starting July 15. There ... Read More »

Gag on media freedom: Journalists condemn finance ministry restricting entry of journalists into North Block

After the finance ministry put in place restrictions on media from entering the North Block, a tug of war has ensued between Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and reporters. According to the new rules, the finance ministry issued a notice which read, “Entry of media persons, including those holding a PIB accredited card will be on the basis of prior appointment.” ... Read More »

The best Apple HomeKit gadgets of 2019

HomeKit is Apple’s platform for smart home gadgets, and it comes baked into every iPhone and iPad that the company sells. To take advantage of it, just download Apple’s free Home app, then pair it with your HomeKit-compatible smart home gadgets. It doesn’t matter if it’s lights, locks, plugs, cameras, thermostats, sensors, shades or whatever — the Home app can handle ... Read More »

Number of bank fraud declines to 6,735 in 2018-19, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The bank fraud incidence involving over Rs 1 lakh has declined to 6,735 in 2018-19 as compared to 9,866 in the previous fiscal, Parliament was informed Tuesday. The bank fraud incidence involving over Rs 1 lakh has declined to 6,735 in 2018-19 as compared to 9,866 in the previous fiscal, Parliament was informed Tuesday. During 2018-19, as many as 6,735 ... Read More »

Reliance Home Finance falls 7% on extending maturity of NCDs of Rs 400cr

Shares of Reliance Home Financeshed 7.3 percent in the early trade on July 1 after the company extended maturity on certain NCDs of Rs 400 crore. The company in its press release dated June 29 said that in view of the continuing severe liquidity crisis in the sector, the maturity of certain NCDs of Rs 400 crore has been extended till October 31, ... Read More »

Is Education 4.0 the future of learning?

The basic purpose of education and training is to empower an individual to lead successful life and contribute best to himself, family, society, nation and to humanity Every child is a born genius. He is gifted with potential in certain areas. He comes with a “right to earn a successful life” and the education system must enable him to do ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Halwa ceremony held at finance ministry, printing of budget documents starts

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman serving halwa to her colleague Anurag Thakur. (Photo: Twitter/Finance Ministry) Preparations for the Union Budget 2019-20 are on full swing with the Union finance ministry organising the traditional ‘halwa ceremony’ today. Every year a halwa ceremony is organised at the finance ministry to mark the beginning of printing of documents related to the Union budget. ... Read More »

Draft education policy to undergo two rounds of review before approval

New Delhi: Draft education policy report will undergo at least two rounds of review before it becomes a policy and no language will be imposed on schools in any state, the Centre clarified as opposition against indication of the draft favouring learning of Hindi gets louder in southern states. “This is a draft Policy submitted by the Committee and is placed for views ... Read More »

T-Mobile ‘crazy in love’ promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

It was so hard to contain the excitement of having #OfficiallySwitchedtoAndroid that even a media influencer working for T-Mobile forgot to actually use the BKK OnePlus 7 Pro she was “crazy in love with” and instead tweeted out her new device relationship status from her iPhone. The promotion for the product, occurring at a San Francisco T-Mobile retail store, intended ... Read More »