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When elections are fought on social media and voters are caught up in a digital world, can election symbols languish in the realm of bullock carts and brooms? Tech is the overriding theme of free symbols released by the Election Commission of India, reflecting India’s swift transformation from a traditional country to an urban nation. From …

Under pressure from the White House seemingly, NASA, the premier US space agency, has chosen to resume cooperation with its Indian counterpart ISRO reversing a recent decision to suspend it over orbital debris resulting from the March 27 Indian anti-satellite testing. NASA administration Jim Bridenstine, who had declared the test a “terrible, terrible thing”, wrote …

The pioneer of American space agency Nasa on Tuesday described India’s destruction of one of its own satellites a “terrible, terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) chief Jim Bridenstine was saying staff five …

The Pentagon has strongly rejected the reports that the US spied on India’s anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development. It, however, said the United States was aware of India’s first test-fire of an anti-satellite missile. “No US assets …

India has shot down a low earth orbit satellite with an indigenously-developed ASAT missile, a giant leap for the country’s space capability that propelled India into an elite club comprising US, Russia, and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a rare televised address to the nation on Wednesday. “Some time ago, our scientists, shot down a …

WhatsApp stated on Monday that it has tied up with NASSCOM Foundation, the social arm of the industry body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to impart digital literacy training to tackle the challenge of misinformation. Whats App told this partnership aims to reach approximately 100,000 Indians with training to spot false information …

Widely mocked for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” to his face, President Donald Trump came up with an explanation Monday: it wasn’t a gaffe, he was just being succinct. Trump said his apparent slip-up at a White House roundtable with business leaders last Wednesday had been on purpose. “I quickly referred to Tim …

India and Israel should strengthen their partnership to establish the digital world’s new norms, the president of a leading trade association of Indian IT companies have said in Jerusalem. NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh said that collaboration, being integral to the DNA of India and Israel, has encouraged innovation. “My trip to Israel has convinced me …

A small helicopter developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) will be disposed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally on March 8 to detect any unauthorized flying objects at the venue. “The police department had approached the institute seeking our assistance to ensure hi-tech security for PM Modi’s rally. We have offered them a …

Hackers from Pakistan attacked over 90 Indian government websites and critical systems within hours of the Pulwama suicide strike by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist in which 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed, senior officials in the security establishment said on condition of anonymity. “There was an unusual surge of activity, attempts …

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh announced on Wednesday that the aviation sector was reeling under high costs because of poor “leadership” and decision making. “The issue we had when we started SpiceJet in 2005 appears to be the same we had in 2018. Clearly, this needs to change. We have this bad habit …

U.S.-based 7-Eleven Inc. anticipates to open its first branded store in India this year, after reaching a deal with Future Retail Ltd to run the chain in the Asian nation. Future Retail, which promotes local retail chains such as Food Hall and Nilgiris, plans to set up 7-Eleven stores from scratch and convert some of …