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New Zealand unveils its first AI Police officer Ella

The New Zealand Police have recently unveiled their first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Police officer Ella. Ella stands for ‘Electronic Lifelike Assistant’, which will be configured at the digital kiosks, to resolve the queries of public and reduce queues in stations. Ella will be made available in the headquarters building initially, and will be expanded to ..

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GitHub launches its operations in India

Global open-source code hosting and software development platform GitHub, recently launched its operations in India in the name ‘GitHub India Private Limited’. It is owned by the Tech major Google, as it acquired the platform two years ago for $7.5 billion. The platform offers distributed version control and source code management. The software development platform ..

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‘We Think Digital’ program launched in UP

We Think Digital is a global digital literacy program of the technology major Facebook. The program was launched in 2019 with an aim to overcome gender imbalance on the internet space. Recently, Facebook launched ‘We Think Digital’ program in Uttar Pradesh, in association with National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation. The program ..

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Google India announces internet safety campaign

Google India recently announced a new public outreach campaign on Internet safety named PehleSafety. The tech-firm launched a campaign to inform its users about online security and safety measures while accessing the internet. It has also launched powerful tools like the Security Check-up and Password Check-up, to enhance the security of user data.

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G Narayanan named Chairman of New Space India Ltd

Renowned space scientist G Narayanan has been named the Chairman of New Space India Ltd (NSIL), Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity. Prior to this assignment, G Narayanan was serving as the Deputy director at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), an ISRO unit in Thiruvananthapuram. New Space India Ltd was set up as ..

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All medical devices to be treated as drugs

The Ministry of health and family welfare recently said in a notification that all medical devices sold in the country would be treated as drugs and would be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940, from April 1, 2020. As of now, only 23 medical devices are being categorised as drugs. Only a few of these including ..

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