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Microsoft Research Lab develops Machine Translation tool for Gondi language

Microsoft Research Lab, in collaboration with CGNet Swara, an Indian-voice based online portal, has launched an Interactive Neural Machine Translation tool, which translates sentences from Hindi and Gondi and vice-versa. CGNet Swara is an Indian voice-based online portal that gives people in the forests of central tribal India a platform for expression by reporting local ..

Malware, Ransomware attacks pose biggest cyber threat challenge in India: Microsoft

According to the Security Endpoint Threat Report 2019 released by Microsoft, India has been placed among the topmost countries with cryptocurrency mining encounters and drive-by download attacks. The report has been published based on diverse data sources including 8 trillion threat signals received and analyzed by Microsoft every day, covering a 12-month period from January ..

Microsoft to Launch Largest-Ever Xbox Gaming Series

Microsoft has announced that it will launch Xbox gaming series this year with the largest launch line-up for any console ever. This comes after an awesome quarter clocked by the company in this segment. The Xbox Game Pass is now experiencing record subscriber growth across both, console and PC and now includes content from more ..

National Skill Development Corporation and Microsoft sign agreements to empower Indian Youth

On July 8, 2020, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Microsoft signed an agreement to provide digital skills to around 1 lakh Indian youths in the next 1 year. Highlights The partnership aims to transform India into a skilled nation. Under the partnership programme, Microsoft will collaborate with NSDC to provide free access to ..

Learning Passport

UNICEF and Microsoft launched a rapidly expanded version of Learning Passport to enable children across the world to continue their education despite the lockdown. About the Platform The Learning Passport was originally designed to provide education via digital remote learning platform for children who were either displaced or refugees. It has now been rapidly expanded ..

Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation to launch ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign

Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation partnered to launch the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign. The campaign aims at empowering people with disabilities with the technology required for better access to equal opportunities. The campaign invites applications from students, citizens and social organisations to build customised solutions that address challenges faced by people with disabilities. The ..

JEDI Contract

The United Nations Department of Defence is reconsidering its decision to award the 10 billion USD contract to Microsoft. About the Project The JEDI or Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure project is to be the US defence department’s first war cloud. It is a 10 billion USD project that will extend over 10 years and will ..

Microsoft Bing team launches portal to track COVID-19 infections

Microsoft Bing team has launched a web portal for tracking COVID-19 infections worldwide. The interactive website has been developed to provide up-to-date infection statistics for each country. It also features an interactive map for number of cases for specific location and related articles from publishers. The portal hosts the data from reliable sources like the ..