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India joins elite club, inducts advanced submarine rescue vessel (Lead) (28 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India has joined an elite group of nations by inducting its first flyaway Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System along with other associated equipment here on Wednesday.

Railways sanction Rs 3,700 crore for CCTVs (19:22)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the railways had sanctioned Rs 3,771 crore to set up CCTV cameras at railways stations and train coaches to enhance safety and security of passengers.

UP to get tele-medicine, tele-radiology services (19:02)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Tele-medicine and tele-radiology facilities will be made available across Uttar Pradesh from January next year, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said on Wednesday.

Symantec identifies group behind cyber attacks in Pakistan, Turkey (15:48)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) California-headquartered global cybersecurity company Symantec said it has identified the group behind a recent series of cyber attacks designed to gather intelligence from Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Jordan and some regions in Europe and North America.

Why googling 'idiot' brings up Trump photos, Congresswoman asks Pichai (15:44)
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) US Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, in an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, asked its CEO Sundar Pichai why so many pictures of President Donald Trump appear when she does a Google search for "idiot".

Vernacular social media app Helo empowering regional Indian users (14:56)
By Shalini Pathak
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's leading vernacular social networking platform Helo has successfully redefined how its users connect and communicate in desi languages, a top company executive said here on Wednesday.

Canadian court frees Huawei CFO on bail (14:51)
Vancouver, Dec 12 (IANS) A Canadian court has granted bail to Chinese tech company Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been accused of helping the firm dodge American sanctions on Iran, while she awaits a hearing on extradition to the US.

Actress Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018 (14:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.

10GB Vivo smartphone with dual display launched (14:00)IANS Photo Service
Shanghai, Dec 12 (IANS) Refreshing its NEX series, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the "NEX Dual Display Edition" smartphone with 10GB RAM, futuristic dual display and a triple camera system at the rear.

'Government ID Authentication' feature comes to Adobe Sign (13:40)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) To help banking and financial services companies go further paperless, Adobe has announced a new signer identification feature called "Government ID Authentication" that uses a physical ID, like a driver's license or passport, as a form of digital ID authentication.

Dassault Systemes acquires software firm IQMS for $425 mn (13:16)
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) France-based 3D Experience leader Dassault Systemes has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based software company IQMS for $425 million.

Massive Marriott data breach traced to Chinese hackers (12:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of some 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to informed sources.

LTI appoints Nachiket Deshpande as COO (12:18)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), IT services arm of engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd., on Wednesday said it has appointed Nachiket Deshpande as its Chief Operating Officer.

Facebook building in California evacuated over bomb threat (11:58)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) A building on Facebook's main campus in California was evacuated due to a bomb threat, police said.

Honor 8C: Big-battery phone with good rear camera (11:34)
By Gokul BhagabatiIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ever since breaking into the list of top five smartphone sellers in India earlier this year, Chinese giant Huawei's sub-brad Honor has been refreshing its phone line-ups with renewed vigour.

Smartphone users in India install around 50 apps on average: Report (11:18)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) While the number of apps installed by smartphone users in India range from five to 207, the average number of installed apps on a phone is 51, said a new report on Wednesday.

Witnessing double-digit growth in India for past 3 years: Oracle (11:10)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhuryIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle, which is seeing high demand in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), telecom and manufacturing sectors in India, has witnessed double-digit growth in the country for the past three years, a top company executive has said.

Kerala-based security engineer spots bug in Microsoft Office 365, Outlook (09:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Kerala-based application security engineer has won bug bounty from Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users' accounts -- from Office 365 to Outlook emails -- open to hacking.

Sundar Pichai denies political bias to Congress (00:20)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday denied that the tech giant favours the more progressive political currents, in contrast to what some legislators and media outlets have claimed, in his first appearance before the US Congress.

Indian pharmaceutical meet: Impact of e-pharma on agenda (20:24)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The upcoming "Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2018" would discuss various aspects of the industry including the impact of e-pharmacy players on brick and mortar pharmacies.

Wipro opens automotive innovation hub in US (20:02)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday opened an innovation centre at Detroit in the US to develop new technologies and solutions for automobile makers and their suppliers.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition with 10GB RAM launched (19:44)
Woking (Britain), Dec 11 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Tuesday unveiled the much-talked about Mclaren Edition of the OnePlus 6T with a whopping 10GB RAM.

Niger tax department orders closure of Airtel Niger offices (19:06)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The tax department of Niger has ordered the closure of the offices of Bharti Airtel's arm, Airtel Niger, over a tax dispute, the company said on Tuesday.

Wipro takes on board design team of Australia's Syfte (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd has taken on board the design consulting team of Australian firm Syfte to strengthen its tech design and innovation capabilities, the company said on Tuesday.

Rural economy dominates assembly polls as Twitter records 66 lakh tweets (18:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In the run-up to the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram, the rural economy emerged as the most talked about election-related topic over the past nine weeks, Twitter said on Tuesday.

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