Author Archives: Loknath Das

After 57 years of technology focus, IIT-Delhi set for a makeover

IIT Delhi campus. Photo: HT New Delhi: After nearly six decades of technology focus, the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) is set for a makeover – it will become a comprehensive multidisciplinary university. Medical science, bio medical studies, public policy, design thinking, sustainability studies, executive education and non-degree program will soon find a place at IIT Delhi as it ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi seeks enquiry into alleged NEET data leak, CBSE denies any breach

A file photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) demanding an enquiry into alleged data leak of medical college aspirants and installation of a mechanism to prevent the same. The CBSE denied any breach of data. “Congress President @RahulGandhi writes to the Chairperson CBSE to order an enquiry ... Read More »

To boost global rankings, IITs woo foreign students, faculty

IITs targeting Asia to scout for students, EU and the US for faculties. Photo: Mint New Delhi: As the most sought-after institute in the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) never felt the need to reach out to aspiring students or faculty. It has always been the other way round. That’s set to change. In their effort to improve their ... Read More »

New Suzuki Jimny: Official video shows SUV conquering TOUGH terrain

Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the all-new version of the Jimny on the Japanese market. The SUV is extremely popular around the world and is expected to replace the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy in India. Suzuki Motor Corporation has released a new Television Commercial (TVC) in English that shows the journey of a photographer. The earlier released TVC showed the Suzuki ... Read More »

Toyota Yaris is OUTSELLING the much cheaper Etios: 5 reasons

Toyota entered the mid-size sedan segment in India for the first time with the launch of the Yaris. The sedan that competes with the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in the segment is outselling the much cheaper Toyota Etios sedan. While the Etios comes with a much lower price tag, its popularity in the taxi segment ... Read More »

Maruti Baleno: Black Knight body kit offers affordable SWAG

Aftermarket accessories maker M-TEK has come up with a body kit for the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback. Called the Black Knight, the body kit consists of bumper inserts at the front and rear. Both inserts are made of ABS plastic and are straight fits to the stock car. While body kits generally include side skirts, this particular kit is devoid ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 to have iris scanner and Intelligent Scan

Samsung galaxy tab has been leaking off the entire time. The new tablet appeared with thin bezels and no home button on the front, raising the question what type of biometric security it would have. Rumors have been suggesting iris scanner and face recognition features, and finally, SamMobile reported that the Galaxy Tab S4 would indeed sport them both. The information was ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018: Twitter, Facebook Reveal Usage Statistics, Apple Releases 70 New Emoji Characters

Apple unveils 70 new emoji characters coming later this year. HIGHLIGHTS Cake emoji is the most used by Indians on Facebook ‘Crying while laughing’ emoji is used frequently on Twitter in India Apple has released custom emojis of its top management World Emoji Day 2018, similar to each iteration since 2014, is on Tuesday, July 17. World Emoji Day was ... Read More »

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook entered into partnership with NSDC MSDE will incorporate training on digital marketing skills in its courses Facebook’s training programmes have upskilled more than 200,000 youth Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will ... Read More »