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India will better its 175 GW clean energy target: Official (00:28)
Greater Noida, Sep 21 (IANS) India can surpass its target of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, and plans to bring offshore wind energy and large hydro-electric projects under the ambit of renewable energy towards realising this, a senior official has said.

Nasscom offers Rs 10-lakh grant for social innovations (22:30)
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Nasscom Foundation of the Indian IT industry apex body on Wednesday announced a Rs 10-lakh grant each for mentoring technology-based social innovations in five thematic areas.

Minister unveils mobile app for pensioners (22:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The number of retired persons is increasing in the country and we should try and use their energies in a positive manner, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday as he inaugurated the first Pension Adalat and unveiled a mobile app for pensioners here.

IIT Delhi to host industrialists (21:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will hold its first ever Industry Day on Saturday where industry leaders will apprise the faculty of their needs and expectations from the premier technology institute.

80,000 returns uploaded per hour on GSTN site on last day: Chairman (21:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Over 80,000 GSTR-3B compliances for August were uploaded every hour on the GST Network (GSTN) portal on the last day of filing initial returns for the last month, GSTN Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Wednesday.

Microsoft unveils AI based automated threat investigation (20:12) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based automated threat investigation system to enhance the security of devices, the company's top official said on Wednesday here.

Snapped wire bunches up trains on Delhi Metro's Blue Line (20:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Commuters returning home by Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Vaishali/Noida City Centre) on Wednesday faced an infrequent and slow metro service as a technical glitch threw a spanner in the routine run.

Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East (19:20)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them.

India to conduct BIMSTEC disaster management exercise (19:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indias National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is going to conduct a disaster management exercise next month in New Delhi with BIMSTEC countries, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

'Stupid Man Smart Phone' was life threatening at times: Karan Kundra (18:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Popular television actor Karan Kundra, who shot for digital survival series "Stupid Man Smart Phone" -- wherein a smartphone and a super network was the only means of survival -- says the show was life threatening sometimes.

Udacity announces two new courses for smart transportation (18:26)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Silicon Valley-based online education platform Udacity on Wednesday announced two new nanodegree certification courses -- 'Introduction to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program' and 'Flying Car Nanodegree Program' -- to educate students about smart transportation.

IIM-C hunts for 50 'solutions' that can transform country (18:24)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C) on Wednesday launched an innovation hunt project to identify and fund 50 cutting-edge start-up projects that will target the socio-economic transformation of the country.

IUC cut will further dent incumbent players' financial books: Sanjay Kapoor (18:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With the telecom regulator slashing interconnection usage charges (IUC) to 6 paise per minute, telecom industry expert Sanjay Kapoor feels it will further dent the financial books of the incumbent players in the short run.

Account information requests jump 55% from India: Twitter (Lead) (16:52)
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests -- a 55 per cent increase from the previous period -- and asked for 102 accounts to be removed, Twitter's 11th Transparency Report has revealed.

Regulator has given its views, concerned players may explore remedies: Jaitley on IUC (16:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the telecom regulator has given its views on Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) and it is for the service providers to explore remedies for it.

'Google Home Mini' to be introduced at $49 (16:26)
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) "Google Home Mini" -- a smaller version of "Google Home" speaker -- is reportedly going to be launched for $49 in October.

No direct benefit for customers as TRAI slashes IUC rates: Experts (16:18)
By Aparajita Gupta IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The telecom regulator, which sent the industry into a tizzy with its decision to slash interconnection usage charges (IUC), justified the move by saying it "will result in direct benefit to customers". Contradicting this claim, industry experts said that, given the current scenario in the sector, there will be no such direct benefit to end users.

Hot Mercury could harbour more ice than previously thought (15:36)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) There could be much more ice on Mercury's surface than previously thought, suggests new research adding to previous findings that some of its craters permanently shadowed from the Sun's blistering rays could have frozen water.

Epson launches new photo printer at Rs 19,999 (14:42)
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Expanding its 'PictureMate' photo printer series, digital printing solutions major Epson on Wednesday launched 'PM520' which offers border-less printing up to 5x7-inch and with border up to A5 size.

Indian, Chinese IT companies discuss avenues in artificial intelligence (14:22)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Dalian (China), Sep 20 (IANS) Several Indian and Chinese IT companies on Wednesday got together in China's port city of Dalian for cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.

GoDaddy launches hosting platform for small businesses in India (14:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Expanding its services in the country, US-based web hosting company GoDaddy on Wednesday launched its easy-to-manage hosting platform "Business Hosting" for small businesses.

Coursera, University of London launch virtual reality course (13:48)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) US-based edu-tech company Coursera on Wednesday launched its first series of courses on virtual reality (VR) developed by University of London.

SAP, PwC collaborate to offer field service solutions (13:38)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Software company SAP on Wednesday announced a collaboration with professional services network PwC to offer next-generation field service solutions specifically designed for India.

LG launches Q6+ for Rs 17,990 in India (13:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) LG Electronics on Wednesday launched an upgraded version of its 'LG Q6' device titled 'LG Q6+' with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage for Rs 17,990 in India.

Cloud-driven Adobe reports $1.84 bn revenue in Q3 (13:12)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Riding on its unique Cloud offerings, Adobe achieved a record quarterly revenue of $1.84 billion in its third quarter of 2017, which represents 26 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) revenue growth.

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