Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Whatsapp to let users revoke sent messages, track recipient's location

Instant messaging app Whatsapp is in line to introduce a brand new feature which will enable users to revoke and edit messages. For now, the feature is available on the beta version of the app on iOS platform only.
This much-anticipated feature could prove a fancy option and a saviour tool for users who accidently send a specific message to a wrong person or for ones who face awkward moment with a poor choice of word.
According to media reports, this new feature will help users to remotely delete or edit a message on recipient's device if the message has not been read by the other message.
Source: News Nation

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumoured to Launch Alongside New Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone may not be the only hardware planned for March 29, if a new report is to be believed. A new tip claims that Samsung may reveal its new wireless noise-cancelling headphones alongside the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship in March.
The latest tip comes from Roland Quandt of winfuture.de who has lately been on a spree when it comes to leaks whether it's the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Lenovo's much-anticipated Moto G5 and G5 Plus. In a tweet, Quandt wrote, "New Samsung Level In ANC wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancelling are coming with the Samsung Galaxy S8 - EO-IG950B."
Source: NDTV

Congress MP E Ahamed suffers cardiac arrest, condition critical: RML hospital sources

Lok Sabha member and former union Minister E Ahamed was on Tuesday collapsed in Parliament During the address by President Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting of both Houses.
RML Hospital sources have said that Ahamed has suffered cardiac arrest and his condition is critical and he has been put on life support system.
78-year-old Ahamed, who is the president of Indian Muslim League, complained of uneasiness and breathlessness, sources said.
Source: News Nation

Economic Survey: GDP growth in 2016-17 placed at 7.1%, down from 7.6% in 2015-16; India’s trade-GDP ratio is now greater than China’s

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday presented the Economic Survey in Parliament, a day before presenting the Union Budget. Drafted by Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, it is expected to give strong pre-budget indications.
Economic Survey is basically the official report of the economy which is presented every year, usually a day before the Union Budget is presented.
Source: News Nation

Monday, January 23, 2017

Flipkart Republic Day Sale begins: Make early deals and grab Apple iPhone now

Electronic commerce company Flipkart has announced 'Republic Day Sale' will commence on Tuesday (12 Am IST) and the sale will continue until Thursday(11:59 pm IST).
This time Flipkart is making their users vote for their favourite or the most like product by adding them to their wishlist which says that it will be providing the customers with best deals on the top five product added in the wishlist.
On Sunday Flipkart has started a special Apple combo offer from Saturday that will last until January 30 (11:59 pm IST).
An early sale on electronics such as TVs, laptops, cameras, smartphone started on January 20 and will last until Thursday. As a part of an early sale, Flipkart is offering Samsung's 32-inch HD ready LED TV at Rs. 18,490 against its normal price of Rs. 28,900 and 25 percent discount on LG's 43-inch full-HD Smart LED available at Rs. 37,990.
Source: News Nation

Vivo V5 plus launched in India: Check out price and specifications

Vivo’s selfie-focused V5 Plus smartphone, has been launched in India on Monday at a price of Rs 27,980. The phone will go on sale from February 1 and pre-bookings will start from Tuesday.
Let’s check out main specifications:
Specifications: V5 plus has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2Ghz coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. It comes out with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD, using SIM 2 slot). The camera has a dual lens system with 16MP rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection auto-focus and LED flash.
Source: News Nation

Gang rape streamed live on Facebook, Swedish Police arrests 3

Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook have been detained, police said, urging social media users today to turn over the footage.
The suspects, aged 18, 20 and 24, were arrested early Sunday in an apartment in Uppsala, 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Stockholm, in the presence of victim after members of a Facebook group saw the attack streamed live and alerted police.
Source: News Nation

Fake doctor arrested at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi

A 37-year-old man who was imposing as a senior doctor got arrested on Monday at Safdarjung Hospital.
The name of arrested man is Avinash Anand, who claimed to be an associate professor at AIIMS Trauma Center in the orthopaedics department and had forced resident doctors at Safdarjung to admit patients.
Source: News Nation

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Facebook's new German initiative targets 'unambiguously wrong reports'

Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe's largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year.
"It's important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable," a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm's German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or October.
Source: News Nation

MS Dhoni lauds Virat Kohli's captaincy after India beat England in 1st ODI

Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's was all praises for Virat Kohli on Sunday after the new skipper guided Team India to a stunning victory against England in the first ODI in Pune.
The feat was special as India successfully chased down the mammoth 351 run target thanks to the batting exploits of Kohli and Kedar Jadhav who scored his second ODI century against a determined English bowling attack in just 65 balls.
Source: News Nation

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nintendo Switch game console launched; to go on sale from March 3 in Europe, Japan and US

Nintendo, the Japanese gaming company, has launched the Nintendo Switch game console at an event in Tokyo. The new gaming platform can perform everything at once – from the fantasy of its flagship launch title, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, to playing party games face-to-face instead of in front of a screen.
Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo’s head of software development, said the Nintendo Switch game console “inherited all of Nintendo’s entertainment DNA” across the company’s broad line of products.
Source: News Nation

Punjab Polls: Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress. He met Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi a short while ago, leaves from Rahul Gandhi's residence.
Earlier in January, Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, with party leaders claiming that the former BJP MP may join the party anytime soon. Sidhu is likely to play a crucial role in Punjab.
Source:News Nation

Friday, January 13, 2017

Opera launches new concept browser Neon: Check out features

Internet’s oldest surviving browser Opera has come up with a new concept browser – Neon. According to field experts, the aim of the browser is primarily to try out a few interesting experiment rather than replacing main browser. 
Despite being oldest surviving browser on the Internet, Opera is the first one amongst major companies to launch an experimental browser. 
After being sold to a consortium of Chinese companies last year, Opera is now doing its part to mix things up with the launch of Opera Neon, an experimental desktop browser for Windows and Mac that tries to reimagine what a modern browser should look like.
Source:News Nation

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Don't Just Make Right Food Choices, Exercise Too

NEW DELHI:  Being healthy is more than just making the right food choices - it's also about supplementing healthy food choices with increased participation in physical activity, says an expert, who feels a few exercise trends must be incorporated into one's daily life.

Susan Bowerman, Director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife, has shared tips and trends for those who resolve to be fitter in the New Year, but lose interest with time.

Ditch the office chair: Just because you work in an office setting, it doesn't mean you can't be active. Adding more activity to your day can be as easy as standing at your desk while you make phone calls, holding walking meetings, or even taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Source: NDTV

Supreme Court rejects plea to allow Jallikattu before Pongal

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea seeking to allow Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.
The Court while turning down the plea termed it ‘unfair of the petitioner to ask the bench to pass an order’ .
The Apex Court had banned Jallikattu in 2014 on grounds of animal cruelty which later led to the protests from political parties across the state. Later, in November last year, SC dismissed the state government’s plea for a review of its 2014 judgment.
Source: News Nation

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flipkart's 'Apple fest' offers heavy discounts on iPhones

Flipkart has organised an “Apple Fest” from 10-13 January. Unfortunately for Flipkart, most it’s “discounted” prices are the same or higher than those offered by rivals. Those visiting the site will find great deals and offer on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6.
The only deal we could spot on the site was the iPhone 6, which actually was up to Rs 5,000 cheaper on Flipkart than on rival sites. Everything else, however, was significantly cheaper on Snapdeal and only slightly cheaper on Amazon.
Source:News Nation

BJP releases list of candidates for Assembly polls in Punjab and Goa

BJP on Thursday released list of candidates for Assembly polls in Punjab and Goa. Union Health Minister JP Nadda released releases BJP's first list of candidates for upcoming Punjab polls.
It released the list of 17 candidates for Punjab polls and 29 candidates for polls in Goa. BJP's crucial Central Election Committee had met on Wednesday to finalise party candidates for Punjab and Goa assembly elections which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
Souce: News Nation

Lenovo P2 smartphone launched exclusively on Flipkart; check price, specifications and features

Lenovo on Wednesday launched P2 smartphone at Rs. 16,999 exclusively on Flipkart. The phone comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both are capable of recording video at full-HD resolution.
Lenovo’s new smartphone is backed by 5,100mAh power reserve and is powered by a 14nm Snapdragon 625. The Snapdragon 625 simply flies on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow thanks to its octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Source: News Nation

Rahul Dravid turns 44: Quotes that explain why 'The Wall' is irreplaceable


Rahul Dravid celebrates his 43rd birthday on Monday. He was born on January 11, 1973 and is considered to be among the few iconic Indian cricketers to represent the country on the international platform.
Every era produces a stalwart who keeps on rewriting the record books by scaling milestones courtesy their stupendous performances. Cricket greats are discussed, most people begin the conversation with comparison between Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. People miss on Rahul Dravid.
Source: News Nation

BSF jawan video | Tej Bahadur's mother comes in support of her son, says he raised the issue for fellow soldiers

The family of BSF jawan who alleged that poor quality food is served to troops comes in support of their son. Rubbishing BSF’s allegations about jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's previous records of indiscipline and intoxication, his mother said, “He has problems related to food. He raised the issue for fellow soldiers. No mistake of my son.”
Tej Bahadur through a series of videos on social media had depicted the condition of BSF Jawans, mainly about the kind of food they are getting after their duty.
In the video, Yadav, who is deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, had alleged that troops are served bad quality food and even have to go "empty stomach" at times, prompting the border guarding force to initiate an inquiry.
Source: News Nation

Barack Obama breaks down when acknowledging wife Michelle's contribution in farewell address

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night (US Time), highlighting his success and motivating Americans to participate in and lift up democracy.
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Americans to unite and protect the country’s democracy which he said is being threatened by racism, inequality and a corrosive political environment as he made his farewell speech after eight years in the White House.
The US President broke down in the personal portion of the speech when he honoured his wife Michelle that brought the President to tears.
Source:News Nation

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Funny Video 2016 : Two Young Boy Playing Chess

Yahoo to don new avtar 'Altaba', Marissa Mayer to step down from board post Verizon deal

US technology giant Yahoo Inc said on Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc post closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. 
Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for USD 4.83 billion. 
The terms of that deal could be amended or the transaction may even be called off after Yahoo last year disclosed two separate data breaches; one involving some 500 million customer accounts and the second involving over a billion. 
Souce: News Nation

Rs 3-4lakh evaded income deposited in banks, Rs 80,000 cr loan repaid since demonetisation: IT dept

Post demonetisation bank vaults have been flushed with illegitimate cash, evaded income and loan repayments, IT officials have revealed.According to data shared by Income Tax officials, Rs 3-4 lakh crore of evaded income has been deposited in banks post demonetisation. The report also revealed that nearly Rs 80,000 cr of repayment of loans done in cash post demonetisation.
Income tax department is scrutinising details of all bank deposits, the officials said. More than Rs 2 lakh has been deposited in over 60 lakh bank accounts post demonetisation.
Source: News Nation

Monday, January 09, 2017

Funny Video 2016 : Some funny moment during indian wedding

Sunday, January 08, 2017

BHIM app reaches 10million mark within 10 days of launch by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project BHIM or Bharat Interface for Money app has clocked 10 million installs and over 2 million cashless transactions within 10 days of its launch. 
Drawing inspiration from the Make in India initiative and built in record time by the National Payments Corporation of India, BHIM stands tall as a beacon of India’s technological prowess and is a testament to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s vision of tackling the scourge of black money via innovation, an official release by NPCI said. 
Source: News Nation

Lenovo P2 to launch exclusively on Flipkart on Wednesday ; check specifications and features

Flipkart has confirmed that Lenovo’s latest smartphone will be exclusively sold on the e-commerce site on Wednesday, January 11. The teaser comes in the form of a GIF image with nine boxes, having jumbled letters ‘Lenovo P2’ with battery icon, phone icon and a 100 percent charge icon. 
Users can grab a screenshot with the phone name and share it with Flipkart to win vouchers worth Rs 1,000. There is however no word yet on an exact launch date.
The phone comes with 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both are capable of recording video at full-HD resolution.
Source: News Nation

PM Modi to inaugurate 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Tuesday

The 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will be held with many heads of states, top global businessmen and Indian CEOs and several business houses expected to participate in it. 
This time the state government expects to receive investment proposals of more than Rs 25 lakh crore from the at Summit, which was the brain child of Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. 
Source: News Nation

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Witnessing fear in others can lead to change of flow of information in brain

A study has revealed that if a person gets to know something serious from his/her loved one or even strangers like a gunfire exchange, it can lead to change in information flow in the brain leading to post traumatic disorder.
Scientists in the study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, found that fear in others may change how information flows in the brain.
Post-traumatic disorder is a kind of stress disorder which can develop in some people after experiencing a shocking, scary or dangerous event, says the National Institute of Mental Health. 
Source: News Nation

Richard Verma to quit as US envoy before Donald Trump takes charge as President

S Ambassador Richard Rahul Verma, a political appointee by Obama Administration and the first Indian-American to hold the post, is set to demit office before January 20 when Republican Donald Trump takes over as American President.
48-year-old Verma, who played a quiet but key role in deepening Indo-US ties, will quit before the President-elect assumes charge as his team said the envoys, who are political appointees, will not be given any “grace period” beyond Trump’s inauguration day.
Source: News Nation

Make in India Apple iPhone 8 to be cheaper

As Apple plans to setup its manufacturing factory in Bengaluru, Indians have started getting super excited with rumours of Made in India iPhone 8 prices going down.
Iphone company recently confirmed the news and suggested that they might come up with a manufacturing facility in the country and would even set up Apple stores in India.
The company plans to commence manufacturing at the Indian factory as soon as April means an Indian-made iPhone for the first time ever and the idea sure seems exciting.
However, reports suggest Apple is not going to manufacture all gadgets initially but will restrict itself to a couple of gadgets and slowly increase the production.
Source: News Nation

Chennai Open: Roberto Bautista Agut overpowers Benoit Paire in semis to set up singles title clash against Daniil Medvedev

Second seed and world number 14 Roberto Bautista Agut overpowered Benoit Paire in a lop-sided semifinal to set up the singles title clash of the ATP Chennai Open with young Daniil Medvedev, who fought off a match point to reach his maiden ATP final, on Sunday.
Agut served extremely well to register an easy 6-3 6-3 win over Paire, who paid the price for his unending unforced errors in the second semifinal. Agut, who also reached the final here in 2013, kept tightening the grip over the match with each game while Paire slid fast.
Agut will now take on Russia's 20-year-old Medvedev for his fifth career title. Medvedev came from behind and saved a match point to beat seasoned Israeli Dudi Sela 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2 in the first match of the day in two hours and six minutes.
Source:News Nation

Apple team, inter-ministerial group to hold talks on Jan 25 on setting up manufacturing unit in India

A team of the US-based iPhone maker Apple is set to hold talks with a group of senior officials from ministries, including IT and finance, on January 25 to discuss its demands for setting up a manufacturing unit in the country.
Officials from departments of commerce, industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), revenue, environment and forest, electronics and information technology (DeITY) will take part in the deliberations.
In a communication to the government, the Cupertino-based technology major has asked for several tax and other incentives, including long-term duty exemptions, to enter the manufacturing sector in India.
Source : News Nation

PM Modi at 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bengaluru on Sunday. The prime minister reached Bengaluru in wee hours for the purpose and was received at the airport by the Union Minister Ananth Kumar, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, along with several other ministers.
PM Modi inaugurated the main convention along with his Portuguese counterpart Dr Antonio Costa who is the chief guest for the event.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event is held annually in the country on January 9 to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi as a Pravasi from South Africa to India. It is considered to be an important convention to build a platform for engagement between Central and state governments with Overseas Indian Community.
Source: News Nation

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

PM Modi to take up electoral reforms issue at all-party meet ahead of budget session

Pressing ahead with his electoral reforms agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take up the issues of changes in poll funding rules and holding of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies at an all-party meeting before the Budget session.
A top BJP leader said Modi, who had broached the issue in such a meeting before the last session as well, wants to build a consensus due to the significance of the exercise.
“The Prime Minister will call a meeting in this regard. We are in power and still pushing for reforms in poll funding.  I do not think any party will be against it,” he told reporters.
Modi has been underlining the need for poll reforms time and again but the matter could not make any serious headway as the last session was washed out due to protests over demonetisation.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.29 a litre, diesel gets dearer by 97 paise

Petrol price was hiked on Sunday by Rs 1.29 a litre -- the third increase in a month, and diesel rate was raised by 97 paise a litre. The increase in rates announced by oil firms is excluding state levies and the actual hike will be higher.
The actual hike after considering VAT would be Rs 1.66 a litre in Delhi for petrol and Rs 1.14 for diesel.This is the third increase in petrol price in one month and the second in case of diesel in one fortnight.
Petrol price was on December 17 hiked by Rs 2.21 a litre and diesel by Rs 1.79 per litre, excluding local levies.The actual hike after considering VAT came to Rs 2.84 per litre in Delhi for petrol and Rs 2.11 for diesel.
After Sunday's hike, petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 70.60 a litre from Monday as compared to Rs 68.94 currently. Similarly, a litre of diesel will cost Rs 57.82, up from Rs 56.68.
Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) revise rates on 1st and 16th of every month based on average international price in the previous fortnight.
"The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and Rupee-US Dollar exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision," IOC said in a statement.
It said the movement of prices in the international oil market and foreign exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes.

Political parties cannot use religion, caste and language to seek votes, rules SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court said on Monday that political parties can't seek votes in the name of religion, race, caste, community or language.
A seven-judge Constitution bench of the SC by majority held the decision saying mixing state with religion is not constitutionally permissible and secular ethos underlined in the constitution has to be maintained.
The bench, headed by chief justice TS Thakur, ruled that elections are essentially a secular activity.
The verdict could have a massive impact on the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Gunman dressed as Santa Claus opens fire at nightclub in Turkey; 35 dead

A gun attack was executed at a nightclub in Istanbul on early hours of Sunday, said city’s governor. At least 35 people have been killed in the gun attack.
40 other people were wounded in the assault which took place in the early hours of Sunday during a New Year’s Eve celebration, said Vasip Sahin.    
As per media reports, the gunman entered Istanbul nightclub dressed as Santa Claus.
Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried out the attack.

India, Pakistan exchanges list of nuclear installations under bilateral agreement


India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged for the 26th consecutive year a list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that prohibits them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities.
“India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The agreement, which was signed on December 31, 1988 and entered into force on January 27, 1991, says the two countries inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the agreement on January 1 of every calendar year.