Covid testing at Rs 499: Mobile labs launched

November 25, 2020

SpiceHealth has launched mobile laboratories doing RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 starting at Rs 499. The company, run by SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh’s daughter Avani, claims it will provide results of the test within six hours of sample collection, as against the average 24-48 hours. The first such laboratory was launched at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), AIIMS, here by Home Minister Amit Shah. SpiceHealth said it plans to open…

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IT Minister launches international version of UMANG app

November 24, 2020

The international version of the UMANG app was launched on Monday for select countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, an official statement said. This will help Indian international students, NRIs and Indian tourists abroad to avail Government of India services anytime, it added. UMANG app’s international version was launched by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during a virtual conference to mark three…

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Google is secretly working on a new Truecaller-like app

November 23, 2020

Google is gearing up to launch a new avatar of its ‘Phone by Google’ that is touted as a reliable called ID app like Truecaller. The company hasn’t revealed anything officially about the app, but the details about the app was spotted by a Reddit user and was first reported by 9to5Mac. The app will be called Google Call and will provide caller ID and spam protection. Information about this…

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Covid-19 vaccines: How does the emergency use authorisation work in India?

November 23, 2020

The government of India is mulling over the modalities of emergency use authorisation of Covid-19 vaccines pending completion of phase-three trials. India has been reporting thousands of coronavirus cases and hundreds of related deaths every day, prompting the government to find a way to provide emergency authorisation to Covid-19 vaccine candidates. According to people aware of the developments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wanted to know the details about the…

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These will transfer in PUBG Mobile India re-launch

November 20, 2020

PUBG Mobile India launch has been announced though we await a release date. PUBG Corporation is all set to bring back the popular battle royale game to the country after the government banned it a couple of months ago. PUBG Mobile India pre-registration has already begun and the developers also revealed some gameplay details as well. The game has been designed specifically for the Indian market and it comes with India-specific…

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Guaranteed insurance plans find favour amidst falling interest rates

November 19, 2020

The life insurance industry has seen muted growth for the first-year premiums in the first six months of the current financial year. However, guaranteed plans offered by life insurance companies have seen strong response from the policyholders. According to experts, volatile equity markets during the start of the financial year and declining interest rates on bank fixed deposits (FDs) are few reasons why policyholders have been attracted to guaranteed plans….

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Google redesigns Pay app, opens waitlist for bank accounts with Citi

November 19, 2020

By Paresh Dave and Anna Irrera OAKLAND/LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday relaunched its U.S. payments app, introducing paid promotions to the service and opening a waitlist for bank accounts being launched next year with Citigroup Inc and 10 other institutions. The new Google Pay app, like its predecessor which will be discontinued eventually, enables contactless payments in stores and money transfers. But now users can transact with groups of…

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Twitter launches disappearing ”fleets” worldwide

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it was globally launching tweets that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature that is popular on Snapchat and Facebook`s photo-sharing app Instagram. Twitter has previously announced its plan for these ephemeral tweets, dubbed “fleets”, and tested the feature in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea. “Some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and…

November 18, 2020
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Govt. allows ICRISAT to use drones for agricultural research

November 18, 2020

The government has allowed Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT) to use drones for agricultural research activities, an official release said on Monday. Granting the institute a “conditional” exemption from some of the rules applicable for deployment of drones, the Civil Aviation Ministry said the institute can gather data for agricultural research activities within the ICRISAT research field using remotely piloted aircraft systems or drones. The exemption is valid for…

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Govt Refuses To Censor Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar; But Concerned About Uncensored Content

November 17, 2020

Days after Govt of India put all OTTs and digital news portals under the ambit of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, fueling speculations of online censorship, fresh reports indicate that censorship might not happen. Infact, Govt has refused to censor the OTT content, but is very concerned on the uncensored content being streamed. It seems that the Govt is not willing to reveal, what is their plan regarding OTT content,…

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How to use Skype on an iPad to call or chat with your contacts

November 17, 2020

You can use Skype on your iPad by downloading the app and logging into your Skype account. The Skype app for iPad gives you more screen space, allowing you to keep Skype open while you navigate through other tabs. Here’s how to use all the features of the Skype app on your iPad. Skype for iPad allows you to enjoy the video chat service in an app specifically designed for your…

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Now, order Aadhaar PVC card online for Rs 50

November 16, 2020

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UADAI) has launched a new “Order Aadhaar Card” service which facilitates the Aadhaar holder to get their Aadhaar details printed on a PVC card by paying nominal charges. Residents who do not have registered mobile number can also order using Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile Number. “The facility of ordering Aadhaar PVC card is available online and it costs only Rs 50, which includes all taxes and…

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