Indian Navy ship makes second arms seizure off Somalia coast in six days

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian Navy ship deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, made a second arms seizure in six days from a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia, a defence official said here on Friday. On Thursday, offshore patrol vessel INS Sunayna spotted a suspicious fishing vessel around 20 […]

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Shaktikanta Das appointed new RBI Governor

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government on Tuesday appointed Shaktikanta Das, who as Economic Affairs Secretary steered the monetary situation post-demonetisation, as the new RBI Governor, a day after Urjit Patel resigned amidst a tiff with the government on the RBI’s autonomy. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shaktikanta […]

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India to wait and watch impact of oil producers output cut: Pradhan

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India on Tuesday announced a wait and watch position on the the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers decision last week to lower their production of crude oil by 1.2 million barrels per day for a six-month period. The output cut decision, which was spearheaded by […]

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NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system. Launched in September 2016, OSIRIS-REx is NASA’s first mission to collect sample from an asteroid. Data obtained from the spacecraft’s two spectrometers, […]

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Walmart to acquires Art.com an e-retailer of art, posters, and wall decor

Walmart announced yesterday its plans to buy Art.com, a specialty e-retailer of art, posters, and wall decor. Art.com will continue to operate as a standalone site, and its products will be available on other recently acquired Walmart sites like Jet.com and Hayneedle.com. The deal is expected to close early next year. Art.com offers affordable prints […]

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Apple acquires Platoon an artist development startup

Apple has recently acquired Platoon an artist development startup , reports TechCrunch. Platoon works with creators to produce and distribute their work, and uses analytics to target audiences and build marketing strategies. Some artist that Platoon has worked with in the past include Billie Eilish and Jorja Smith. Platoon could help Apple’s Up Next platform, which allocates resources to […]

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Google to shut down its messaging app Allo by March 2019

Google has officially announced that it is shutting down Allo. The news isn’t  so surprising given that Google had already paused investment in Allo back in April. Back then, the head of the communications group at Google, Anil Sabharwal, said that “Allo as a whole has not achieved the level of traction we’d hoped for.” Allo will “continue […]

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Millions of smartphones in UK and Japan went offline due to Ericsson equipment issue

An Ericsson equipment issue caused mobile network outages across the UK and Japan which left millions without smartphone coverage, reports the Financial Times. The Telefónica-owned O2 network in the UK was down as of 5AM local time, just as Japan’s SoftBank was also experiencing difficulties. SoftBank has just over over 30 million subscribers in Japan while […]

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Google Translate now offers gender-specific translations for few languages

Google Translate will now show gender specific translations for some languages. Previously, Google Translate would only show one translation for words that could either have a feminine or masculine form. Translations for words like strong or doctor would skew masculine, while beautiful and nurse would skew feminine. Now, Google Translate will show both feminine and […]

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