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Union Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved the elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) as Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG(N)). The institute located in Gujarat is placed under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY). This step is expected to expand ..

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Twitter acquires Chroma Labs

American social network company Twitter has recently acquired California-based Chroma Labs, known for its ‘Chroma Stories application. The Labs, which develop tools for short video and creation of photos, was founded by seven Facebook and Instagram employees two years ago. Their ‘Chroma Stories’ has various layout templates and frames for pictures. As many as 615,000 ..

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Microsoft to launch India Development Centre in Noida

Microsoft recently announced that the company is set to launch its third premier engineering and innovation hub- India Development Centre (IDC) in Noida. The Technological Company has already launched two IDCs in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The Centre is expected to generate opportunities to thousands of Engineers in several fields including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud ..

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Uber integrated with Himmat app

Taxi hailing app Uber recently announced that it has integrated with the Himmat application of Delhi Police. Under this partnership, Uber and Delhi Police distributed nearly 1,000 Himmat QR Verification Cards to driver partners. The passenger can report their journey directly to the Delhi Police, by scanning the QR card via the app. They can ..

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‘BioAsia 2020’ commenced in Hyderabad

The 17th edition of Asia’s largest biotechnology and life sciences forum, ‘BioAsia 2020’ recently commenced in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. The three-day event began with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’. More than 2000 delegates from as many as 37 countries.  A massive exhibition with 175 exhibitors and experts is also set to be ..

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