India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022
  • India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022(20:28)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Even as India has successfully handed over the BRICS Chair to China from January 2022, it will be hosting five international events through the year, it was decided at the 15th meeting of the BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee.

Microsoft acquires 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard for $69 bn
New startups, IT firms exempted from Haryana local employment law
Garmin revamps Fenix 7, launches Epix with always-on display
Now UK cracks down on misleading cryptocurrency ads
Apple, Samsung give $5 bn thrust to India's local manufacturing scheme
  • Apple, Samsung give $5 bn thrust to India's local manufacturing scheme(17:54)
    By Nishant Arora

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) As India renews its thrust on local manufacturing of electronics under the production-linked incentive scheme (PLI) with Union Budget 2022-23 around the corner, Apple and Samsung alone are expected to manufacture/assemble smartphones worth around $5 billion (nearly Rs 37,000 crore) in the financial year 2021-22.

A firm faced 270 cyber attacks on average at $3.6 mn per incident: WEF study
  • A firm faced 270 cyber attacks on average at $3.6 mn per incident: WEF study(17:26)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid the fast-paced, pandemic-driven digitalisation across the globe, the world is facing cyber attacks led by ransomware like never before -- an average of 270 attempts per firm - and the cost of breaches to an organisation amounted to an average of $3.6 million per incident last year, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study revealed on Tuesday.

boAt joins Dixon Technologies to manufacture wireless audio solutions in India
Agritech platform Arya.Ag raises $60 mn to bolster grain biz
  • Agritech platform Arya.Ag raises $60 mn to bolster grain biz(15:30)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Integrated grain commerce platform Arya.ag on Tuesday said it has raised $60 million in its Series C round via a mix of equity and debt, and aims to capture 20 per cent of $100 billion grain commerce market.

Spain joins India, Singapore to tame cryptocurrency ads (Ld)
  • Spain joins India, Singapore to tame cryptocurrency ads (Ld)(14:52)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With an aim to reign in cryptocurrency ads promising wild returns, Spain has now joined countries like Singapore and India, stressing that the advertising of crypto-assets must be clear, balanced, fair and explain risks to the public.

Reliance pumps in up to $132 mn in Noida-based robotics firm Addverb
  • Reliance pumps in up to $132 mn in Noida-based robotics firm Addverb(14:44)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Leading homegrown robotics company Addverb Technologies on Tuesday said that Reliance is investing up to $132 million in the company to become its largest shareholder. The funding will accelerate its expansion in Europe and the US, enabling Addverb to set up the biggest robotic manufacturing facility at a single location.

Galaxy S21 FE gets January security patch as its first-ever update
Moto Tab G70 LTE with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC launched in India
Meta appoints e-com director for India market
  • Meta appoints e-com director for India market(12:40)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Meta (formerly Facebook) on Tuesday appointed Meghna Apparao as the Director of e-commerce in India to lead the strategy and solutioning that is focused on the company's e-commerce advertisers.

China leads in hosting DDoS cyber attack weapons: Report
  • China leads in hosting DDoS cyber attack weapons: Report(12:26)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) China continues to lead in hosting the highest number of potential Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack weapons, including both amplification weapons and botnet agents, to install modern malware on organisations globally, a new report showed on Tuesday.

Samsung's next tablet lineup may offer a 14.6-inch 'Ultra' model with a notch
Samsung launches Exynos 2200 chip to boost mobile gaming
Amazon not to ban Visa credit cards in UK over 'interchange' fees
Cities contribute 80% to global GDP, account for 75% emissions: Report
  • Cities contribute 80% to global GDP, account for 75% emissions: Report(10:52)

    Geneva, Jan 18 (IANS) Cities contribute 80 per cent to global GDP -- but they also account for 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Integrating nature-positive solutions can help protect cities from growing risks associated with extreme weather while driving sustainable economic growth.

NYT ad slams Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' as worst software
  • NYT ad slams Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' as worst software(10:52)

    San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) A full-page advertisement in The New York Times by advocacy group The Dawn Project has slammed Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' (FSD) beta software, calling it "the worst software ever sold by a Fortune 500 company".

6 in 10 Indian workers suffering from pandemic-led imposter syndrome
  • 6 in 10 Indian workers suffering from pandemic-led imposter syndrome(10:30)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) After going through two stressful years of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 7 in 10 (71 per cent) of professionals questioned their abilities at work more now than before the pandemic while 63 per cent said they suffer from 'imposter syndrome', a new LinkedIn report showed on Tuesday.

After India, Singapore warns crypto players not to woo public via ads
PlayStation 5 may soon be able to run older PS 3 games
Apple may launch new iPad Air with A15 chip soon
  • Apple may launch new iPad Air with A15 chip soon(08:44)

    San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch a fifth-generation iPad Air with an A15 Bionic chip, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support and 5G for cellular models.

Novel genetic risk factors for heart failure among Indians identified