Author Archives: Loknath Das

Attention, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University is launching a new course on the singer to teach about black feminism

Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’ and same will be taught in the same way as any other culture and literature class. Understanding black feminism The class will analyse ... Read More »

New Google Daydream View VR headset arrives in three colors priced at $99

Google had a big day today, with its hardware event bringing us new smartphones, smart speakers, a laptop, a hands-free camera, and wireless earbuds. Oh, and also a new Daydream View VR headset, as one leak predicted not long ago. The new Daydream View looks similar to last year’s model, but is improved in a lot of ways. It has higher-performance lenses, with better image clarity and ... Read More »

Jio Latest Recharge Offer: At Rs. 149, You Can Get Unlimited Internet For 28 Days

Reliance Jio, which is known for its aggressive data and voice plans, has now got another positive surprise for its customers. Its Rs. 149 recharge pack, which provides 2 GB of 4G data for a validity of 28 days, will now provide unlimited access to internet to its customers. In the earlier Rs. 149 recharge plan, once you consume the 2 GB data limit ... Read More »

The World Health Organization’s Leadership Team Could Change The Planet’s Approach To Health

The leadership team behind the World Health Organization (WHO) is likely not something many people think about on a regular basis, but it’s undeniably having an impact on their lives. In an announcement made this week, WHO’s director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed the most diverse group in charge of the planet’s health policies to date, with members representing ... Read More »

Brainstorm Health: Obesity and Cancer, Mylan Stock Soars, Online Doctor Ratings

As far as public health threats go, there are few that carry as many multifaceted risks as obesity does. The condition is linked to everything from high blood pressure (and its associate cardiovascular health disorders) to metabolic illnesses like diabetes. But obesity is also a significant factor in certain types of cancer—and those cancers are on the rise, according to new ... Read More »

Top upcoming car launches in India in 2017: SUVs outperform sedans with new Ford EcoSport to the Skoda Kodiaq and Range Rover Velar

The year 2017 has been a roller coaster ride for the automotive industry in India on multiple fronts including policy-making. From the progression to BS4 norm entirely to the fluctuations in vehicle prices due to GST, the Indian auto sector has seen a lot of action this year. In between all this, we have seen new models and facelifts from ... Read More »

ECB ponders mesh canopy technology aimed at solving rain delays

A company in the United States has put forward proposals for a new canopy technology to solve the issue of rain delays in cricket The ECB and MCC have entered into discussions over potentially funding research into a new technology which could see mesh netting used at cricket grounds to solve the problem of rain stopping play. Tests are currently ... Read More »

Japan Display Said to Seek $900 Million for New OLED Display Production Method

HIGHLIGHTS Japan Display Inc group is seeking to raise $900 million The sum will be used to mass produce OLED panels using new technology Japan Display believes if it starts mass production, it will be the first The Japan Display Inc group is seeking to raise $900 million (roughly Rs. 5,854 crores) to mass produce OLED panels using new technology that will ... Read More »

Promo video shows how cool iPhone’s Portrait Mode would have looked for videos

Apple posted a video dubbed “Portraits of Her”, which promotes the new and improved Portrait mode of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, specifically the cool Portrait Lighting feature. But the video shows the effect done on video – something the actual iPhones can’t pull off. It does look quite cool though, maybe we’ll see something similar in future iPhones. At any ... Read More »

IIT Bombay students to now be fined for forgetting IDs, notification issued

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) students will have to be more punctual now as each time they forget their ID cards, while entering or exiting the campus, they will be fined.  Soumyo Mukherjee, Dean, Student Affairs issued a notification informing the students that a fine of Rs 200 would be imposed on those found not carrying their ID ... Read More »