Category: Technology

Most complex ISRO mission Chandrayaan-2 on July 15

India’s second sojourn to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Wednesday, as it is all set for the most complex mission ever undertaken by it. Under the nearly Rs 1,000 crore mission, the landing on the moon near the South Pole would be on September 6 or 7 on...

SAIC unveils MG Hector in India

Chinese carmaker Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation (SAIC) took the covers off its much anticipated SUV, the MG Hector here today. The Chinese carmaker which has joint-ventures with General Motors and Volkswagen Group in the Chinese market and is the largest automobile manufacturer in China has been planning its India foray for years. It is entering India with the old...

ISRO to launch radar imaging satellite on May 22

India will launch RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant, on May 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Saturday. According to the space agency, the PSLV rocket will blast off from the first launch pad carrying RISAT-2B at 5.27 a.m. on May 22, subject to weather conditions. Like...

Govt asks Apple, Google to take down Tik Tok from app stores

A day after the Supreme Court rejected TikTok’s plea to stay a Madras High Court order of April 3 to put a ban on the app, the Government on Tuesday asked Google and Apple to remove the Chinese video sharing application from app stores. The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on April 3 passed an order directing...

Management seals HMT plant, workers protest

The management of the Hindustan Motor Tools (HMT) plant at Ranibagh locked the factory late on Friday night eliciting strong opposition from the factory workers. The employees of the HMT factory were angered on reading the lock-out notice pasted by the authorities. Terming the lock-out as illegal, the worker averred that the case was still pending in the high...

New Fujifilm mirrorless digital camera now in India

Fujifilm India on Monday introduced a new mirrorless camera which is equipped with Next-Gen image sensor and processing engine, aiming to achieve 30 per cent share in the Indian mirrorless market in the next three-four years. Priced at Rs 74,999 (body only), the 383-gram, 4K X-T30 camera features the latest 26.1MP “X-Trans CMOS 4” sensor and the fast “X-Processor...

In search of balance

Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook? After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s shifting his company’s focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook wants to encourage small groups of people to carry on encrypted...

Maruti launches WagonR S-CNG, price starts at Rs 4.84 lakh

Maruti Suzuki India Wednesday launched two CNG variants of its newly launched hatchback WagonR priced at Rs 4.84 lakh and Rs 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The factory fitted WagonR S-CNG will be available in Lxi and Lxi(O) variants powered by 1 litre engine and priced at Rs 4.84 lakh and Rs 4.89 lakh, respectively, the company said in a...

Samsung Galaxy S10+: Another great Android flagship

Samsung has been making the Galaxy S series for 10 years now and the latest Galaxy S10 series, which includes the Galaxy S10+, the S10 and the “affordable” S10e, arrives at a critical time for the company in India. Smartphone sales in the premium segment are stagnant and tech titans like Samsung and Apple are facing fierce competition from...

OPPO launches new mobile phone

Chinese smartphone-maker OPPO Tuesday expanded its ‘F’ series portfolio of smartphones in India Tuesday with the launch of OPPO F11 Pro which boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. The phone is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system and a panoramic screen providing customers with an easy-to-use and flawless user experience, CMO...