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Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses (23:04)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday.

Trump cancels N. Korea talks; set back for personal diplomacy (Roundup) (22:30)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
New York, May 24 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump's cancellation of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a set back to his personal diplomacy and to the denuclearisation process in East Asia, even as Pyongyang showed it was destroying its nuclear test site.

Now, get class 10, 12 exam results when offline (20:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that users can get their Class 10 and 12 results delivered directly to Android smartphones even if they are not connected to the Internet on that day.

India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors (Roundup) (19:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

PUBG game crosses 10 mn daily active users (19:12)
Shenzhen, May 24 (IANS) China-based Tencent, the owner of WeChat and PUBG Corp on Thursday jointly announced the mobile version of the latter's immensely-popular "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) game has surpassed 10 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.

Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market in Q1: Report (18:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With a share of 15 per cent, Reliance JioPhone grabbed the top spot in the global feature phone market in the first quarter of 2018 followed by Nokia HMD, iTel, Samsung and Tecno, a new report said on Thursday.

Delhi to re-launch app on DTC buses (16:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday said the government will relaunch its mobile app 'PoochhO' in two weeks to help the commuters get information related to DTC and cluster buses.

Don't be fooled on matrimonial sites, be wary (15:58)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Looking for a life partner on an online matrimony platform? Be vigilant about the safety and security measures you take to avoid being fooled.

Xiaomi rolls out 'Mi Credit' for instant loans in India (15:58)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched "Mi Credit" -- its new service that acts as a platform for users to initiate instant financial lending in India.

New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll (15:54)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) In line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm general election.

Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts (15:50)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows users to mute some accounts so that they can continue following them without having to stumble upon their posts repeatedly.

Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon 710' to improve mid-range Android phone performance (13:44)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) With its newest "Snapdragon 710" mobile processor, US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is planning to improve the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-performance of mid-range Android phones along with refined voice-based user interfaces, photography and biometrics features.

Ban on smartphones during guard duty in Kashmir (Lead) (13:28)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) A blanket ban was announced on Thursday on the use of smartphones by police guards during duty hours in Jammu and Kashmir following a rising number of incidents of weapon snatching by militants.

Fujifilm's new 'GFX50s' mirrorless camera launched in India (13:20)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Imaging technology major Fujifilm has launched its medium format "GFX50s" mirrorless camera in India for Rs 511,999.

Well-prepared to fend off Chinese competition in India: Samsung official (12:34)
By Gokul BhagabatiIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Stressing that there has not been any significant loss of its market share owing to the rise of Chinese smartphone brands in India, a top Samsung executive has said the company is well prepared to fend off challenges from its competitors.

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drilling method on Mars (11:52)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) After a mechanical problem took NASA Mars rover Curiosity's drill offline in December 2016, it has now successfully tested a new drilling method on the Red Planet, making a 50-millimetre deep hole in a target called "Duluth", NASA has said.

Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news (11:16)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see.

HP aims at partnering with Indian government to push 3D printing dream (10:14)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years.

China to develop 200km/h maglev train by 2021 (22:50)
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China will develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200km/hour by 2021, its developers said Wednesday.

Indian firm develops email service in Korean script (21:32)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An Indian IT firm has developed an e-mail service that would enable Korean people to get email IDs in their own linguistic script.

Odisha developing app for early warning on lightning (20:48)
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The Odisha government is planning to develop a smartphone application in order to disseminate early warnings regarding possible lightning strikes in specific areas, an official said on Wednesday.

Mobiistar debuts in India with budget smartphones (Lead, correcting headline) (20:12)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively.

Telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March (18:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.

Facebook wants users to give nude photos to stop revenge porn (18:38)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) It may sound audacious to some but Facebook thinks that sharing with a trained employee of the company the intimate images that you fear might go viral in the social networking platforms can help it stop their spread, thereby protecting your privacy.

App launched for DU aspirants (17:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A mobile app was launched on Wednesday to help Delhi University (DU) aspirants with admissions in the varsity.

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