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Ministry of Agriculture gives approval for Rs 109.29 crore horticulture mission plan

Technology
The Central government has given the go-ahead for an annual action plan of Rs 109.29 crore under Haryana State Horticulture Mission for 2017-18 fiscal, including state share and spillover activities. “Besides, the Haryana government has approved Rs 6.95 crore as 15 per cent extra state share for the release of assistance to the beneficiaries of protected structures,” Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Abhilaksh Likhi, said on Saturday. He added that while the Centre had released the first instalment of funds amounting to Rs 50 crore, the state finance department had released Rs 6.90 crore as extra state share. Major focus under the mission in 2017-18 would be on protected cultivation, hybrid tomato production, water creation resources, establishment of n
How to Shutdown PC/Laptop remotely from your Smartphone

How to Shutdown PC/Laptop remotely from your Smartphone

Technology
For smartphone and PC users, we are here with a cool trick for how to remotely shutdown PC from anywhere with the smartphone. Today smartphones are extraordinarily smart that it can be used for many purposes. Till now we had discussed many cool tricks for smartphones and again we are here with a cool method to shut down your Windows PC using a phone. Yes, it is possible and you can implement this and remotely shut down your PC with your mobile from anywhere by just sending a shutdown request to your computer over the internet. So have a look at the complete guide below. The method is based on a cool Windows program that is essentially designed to schedule shutdown on your PC, you can also call it remote shutdown program. You need to follow some easy steps to shut down your PC using
Mumbai Metro details are now available on Google Maps

Mumbai Metro details are now available on Google Maps

National, Technology
Reliance Infrastructures Mumbai Metro has announced a tie-up with Google to provide details and information about the service on Google Maps, an official spokesperson said here. The Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has collaborated with Google Maps to give the people its timetable and associated geographic details on all the Metro stations on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route. Through the Google Maps app, the trip timings are provided on each service operated at a frequency of four minutes during peak and eight minutes in non-peak hours. The trip timings, which correspond to services provided on weekdays and on Sundays, can help commuters plan their journeys to reach their destinations faster. "We diligently explore all the possible ways of making the journey of the commuters seaml...
Adult content views on smartphones up by 75% as data rates drop in India

Adult content views on smartphones up by 75% as data rates drop in India

National, Technology
Over the past two decades, the adult industry has often been credited globally with the mainstreaming of innovations in consumer technology, such as video formats, Web searches, and discreet chat rooms. The latest in that swelling list appears to be mobile data: Porn-viewing on the hand-phone seems to have surged as data costs plunged in India’s telecom industry. The viewing of adult content soared 75% since data rates came crashing down in the second half of last fiscal year under severe competitive pressure, according to video viewership tracker Vidooly’s findings, available exclusively with ET. New entrant Reliance Jio’s aggressive pricing forced incumbents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular to sharply cut data rates, even as porn viewing surged - primarily in the tier 2 an
What Indian users really do on the Internet

What Indian users really do on the Internet

National, Technology
Indian consumers are choosing on-demand internet shows over television soaps and reality shows, and thereby adopting bandwidth intensive entertainment apps due to a significant drop in mobile internet rates after Reliance Jio's 4G rollout, says Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report. Messaging and utility apps, however, still rule the roost in terms of most downloaded non-gaming Android apps in the country. Here are some key findings.Indian consumers are choosing on-demand internet shows over television soaps and reality shows, and thereby adopting bandwidth intensive entertainment apps due to a significant drop in mobile internet rates after Reliance Jio's 4G rollout, says Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report. Messaging and utility apps, however, still rule the roost in terms of...
Elon Musk praise India’s aim to move to an all-electric fleet by 2030

Elon Musk praise India’s aim to move to an all-electric fleet by 2030

National, Technology, USA
Tesla founder Elon Musk hailed India’s aim to move to an all-electric fleet by 2030, on a day when President Donald Trump said the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Tesla enthusiasts in India may indeed have much to look forward in the coming days, as Musk responded positively to a tweet from Anand Mahindra, who prodded him to bring his electric cars to this country. Musk welcoming India’s move comes close on the heels of the Canadian-American businessman announcing his resignation from all three positions on the Presidential Councils, over Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” Musk tweeted, not hiding his dismay at the move. While he was upset with the US President,
Indian Navy & medical teams join Sri Lanka flood rescue ops toll reaches 193

Indian Navy & medical teams join Sri Lanka flood rescue ops toll reaches 193

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Indian Navy diving and medical teams joined rescue efforts of Sri Lankan authorities in flood-hit regions as the death toll in the country’s worst torrential rains since 2003 climbed today to 193. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said the adverse weather condition had left 112 people injured and nearly 600,000 people have been forced from their homes, with thousands suffering structural damage from flood inundation and landslides. The weather has begun to clear, and many of the more than 100,000 people who evacuated over the weekend had returned home to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes. More than 80,000 others remained in relief camps as their homes were either destroyed or remain unreachable. The Indian contingent of more than 300 navy personnel was assi
AI startup to help Police forces find criminals with its app ABHED

AI startup to help Police forces find criminals with its app ABHED

Technology
Artificial Intelligence startup Staqu, has launched its proprietary criminal registration and search system, ABHED (Artificial intelligence Based Human Efface Detection) which will help police forces to opt for mobile-phone-based criminal registration, including biometric information. The app will provide every Police personnel will have its own login password to use the app for both, registering & search. The access can be controlled at different levels, with the mobile phone number of police personnel. The OTP based logins for profiling or searching ensure optimum security. Then police personnel can automatically profile criminals or missing people, including biometric information like fingerprints, voice & face pictures which can also be integrated with the current CCTNS sys...
1 Star Reviews against Snapchat on Google Playstore and Apple Appstore have been removed

1 Star Reviews against Snapchat on Google Playstore and Apple Appstore have been removed

Technology
Snapchat, the next-big-thing in social media after Facebook and Instagram, had gotten itself into trouble after the alleged comment by CEO Evan Spiegel who said that the ‘app is for rich people’ and hence, they don’t want to expand to poor countries such as India and Spain. This comment has outraged users in India resulting in them not only uninstalling the app but also giving it a single-star rating both on Apple app store and Google play store. However, latest rating stats from both Apple app store and Google play store for Snapchat indicates that negative reviews/ratings might have been removed by respective stores. Although at the moment reason behind the action is not yet confirmed. However, it definitely raises questions on sanctity of existing ratings, users post on these stores.