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DoT launches ‘5G Hackathon’

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Ministry of Communication has recently launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with government and industry stakeholders. The Hackathon aims to convert new ideas into feasible 5-G products and solutions in the country. All students, start-ups, SMEs, academic institutions and registered companies in India and even NRIs can participate in ..

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Delhi tops added-fat consumption

As per the survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN), Delhi topped the seven metro cities in added-fat consumption levels. At 44.4 gram per person daily, Delhi is in the top closely followed by Ahmedabad. The survey also revealed that men consume more fat than women. The survey is conducted ..

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IRCTC upgrades chatbot ‘ASK DISHA’

IRCTC introduced the Artificial Intelligence-based on-line chatbot ‘ASKDISHA’ in 2018, which assists the users of the site in ticket booking and tourism. It was recently seen in news, as IRCTC has upgraded the chat-bot to converse in Hindi language, so that it can resolve the queries of passengers in Hindi. In an average, 3000 queries ..

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Facebook to pay users who agree to record their voices

‘Viewpoints’ is a market research application of the tech-major Facebook. It asks user to participate in surveys, tasks and product-testing and reward them for the same. It was in news recently as the company announced that it would financially reward the select group of users, who agree to record their voice to improvise the firm’s ..

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Prehistoric lizard ‘Vellbergia bartholomaei’ discovered

According to the recent research done by the researchers of Harvard University, a new prehistoric reptile species was discovered, which was claimed to be an ancestor to modern-day lizards and snakes. The ancient lizard is called as ‘Vellbergia bartholomaei’ and this discovery is expected to reveal several details about the revolution of four-legged creatures.

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