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Nasscom Denies Mass IT Layoffs; Warns Employees to 'Re-Skill or Perish'

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Nasscom Denies Mass IT Layoffs; Warns Employees to 'Re-Skill or Perish' Nasscom today refuted reports of mass layoffs in the IT sector saying the industry will hire about 1.5 lakh people this year on "net" basis although techies will have to re-skill themselves to stay relevant.


Over the past few weeks, there have been reports suggesting that over 5... Read Full Story »

Paytm Raises $1.4 Billion From SoftBank

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Paytm Raises $1.4 Billion From SoftBank Paytm said on Thursday it has raised $1.4 billion from Japan's SoftBank Group in a deal that will help the digital payments startup expand its user base and maintain its lead in Asia's third-largest economy.


SoftBank will also get a board seat in Paytm after the investment, which... Read Full Story »

NASA Study Reveals Man-Made Bubble Around Earth

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NASA Study Reveals Man-Made Bubble Around Earth Humans have long been shaping Earth's landscape, but now scientists know that we also can shape our near-space environment with radio communications.


The impact of such communications extend out beyond our atmosphere, creating a bubble surrounding Earth, NASA's Van Allen Probes, ... Read Full Story »

UNHCR Announces Refugee Camp With Renewable Energy

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UNHCR Announces Refugee Camp With Renewable Energy The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday switched on the solar plant in Jordan's Azraq refugee camp, making it the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy.


The solar plant allows UNHCR to provide electricity to the 20,000 Azraq camp residents for free, Xinh... Read Full Story »

Cabinet Approves 10 Heavy Water Reactors to Boost Nuclear Power

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Cabinet Approves 10 Heavy Water Reactors to Boost Nuclear Power In a major decision to fast-track Indias domestic nuclear power programme, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).


"The cabinet has approved the installation of 10 indigenously built PWHRs of 700 MW each,&... Read Full Story »

Even 'Dumb AI' Can Boost Human Performance

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Even 'Dumb AI' Can Boost Human Performance Rather than rendering people jobless, artificial intelligence -- even "dumb AI" which is not very sophisticated -- can boost the performance of human groups, suggests new research.


In a series of experiments using teams of human players and robotic AI players, the inclusion of &q... Read Full Story »

Can Amazon Fire Tablets Revive The Dying Tablet Market?

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Can Amazon Fire Tablets Revive The Dying Tablet Market? Amazon has become amazing at building top-end tablets that retail at rock bottom prices and its latest generation slabs for kids (the Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition) and for big kids (Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 with Amazon Alexa) are no exception. But will this combination of specifications and pric... Read Full Story »

Flipkart, Amazon Witness Multifold Growth During Special Sales

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Flipkart, Amazon Witness Multifold Growth During Special Sales E-commerce major Flipkart today said it saw over five-fold growth in transactions on its platform during its 'Big 10' sale.


The Big 10 sale, which is different from the flagship The Big Billion Days sale, was held between May 14 and 18.


"We exceeded our s... Read Full Story »

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