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Indo-French centre for engineers inaugurated in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 12 (IANS) Coinciding with the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, an Indo-French Centre of Excellence (CoE) was inaugurated here on Monday to impart vocational training to engineers in electricity, automation and energy management.
Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron are on a four-day maiden visit to India since Friday.
The centre has been set up jointly by the French government, French automation company Schneider Electric and the city-based New Horizon College of Engineering.
"The CoE would help in strengthening and upgrading the knowledge and professional skills of teachers and students," Frederique Vidal, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, said on the occasion.
For setting up the centre, the French government had deputed a full-time professor for three years to train the city-based college's professors on automation and energy management at Schneider Electric's labs and then designed the syllabus.
Through skill development programmes, the centre will also help in preparing students to leverage disruptive technologies to further national growth, said Shrinivas Chebbi, President (Eco-buildings) - Schneider Electric, India.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in new colour variant

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Samsung India on Monday introduced its last year's flagship Galaxy S8 in burgundy red coloured variant for Rs 49,990.
The device would be available from April 13, with an additional Paytm cashback of Rs 10,000, at retail stores.
"The burgundy red edition of Galaxy S8 will allow users to express their own personal style," Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India, said in a statement.
The water- and dust-resistant smartphone comes with a bezel-less, dual-edge "infinity display", 12MP rear camera with multi-frame processing and optical image stabilisation (OIS).
The device has 8MP auto-focus (AF) front shooter, 12MP dual-pixel rear camera and Samsung Pay -- the company's own mobile payment service.
Galaxy S8 is also available in midnight black, maple gold and orchid gray colours.
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Global IT spending to grow 6.2 per cent in 2018: Gartner

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Global IT spending is projected to hit total $3.7 trillion in 2018 -- an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Monday. "Although global IT spending is forecast to grow 6.2 per cent..

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Apple likely to introduce iPhone 8, 8 Plus in red

San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Apple is likely to introduce the red colour to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup on Monday as part of its partnership with Product (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa.Apple last year..

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Snapchat brings back 'reverse chronological order'

San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Snapchat has brought back an earlier feature called "reverse chronological order" into its app that allowed users to see recent stories first.This has replaced the new feature called "algorithmically sorted feeds"..

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Facebook to connect with 87mn users hit by data breach

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Facebook will begin connecting with the 87 million users - including 562,455 in India - from Monday if their personal data was "improperly shared" with the British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.Those..

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Nokia-maker HMD Global aims to make components in India

By Krishna SinhaChaudhuryNew Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Eyeing aggressive growth in India, Finnish company HMD Global -- which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones -- is working hard towards manufacturing its own components in the country, a top..

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RBI must ensure safety of proposed cryptocurrency: Assocham

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Welcoming the RBI's move to explore introduction of an official virtual currency in India, industry chamber Assocham on Sunday cautioned that extreme care be taken to ensure safety of the data trail that cryptocurrency..

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Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington, April 8 (IANS) NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity's first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July.Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre,..

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India to launch navigation satellite on April 12

Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) India's space agency ISRO on Saturday said it will launch a navigation satellite from its spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on April 12."The 43rd flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41) will launch..

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India to launch navigation satellite on April 12

Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) India's space agency ISRO on Saturday said it will launch a navigation satellite from its spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on April 12.
"The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will launch IRNSS-1I satellite from the first launch pad in Sriharikota on April 12 at 4.04 a.m.," the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement.
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New India's dream can be visualised with new ideas: Naidu

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the dream of New India could only be visualised with new ideas and it would be a scientific and technological India.Delivering the inaugural address..

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'YouTube Kids' to display videos hand-picked by curators

San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) YouTube is planning to release a new version of its "YouTube Kids" app that gives parents the option to turn off algorithmically recommended videos and only display those suitable for children handpicked by a team..

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Twitter collaborates with US researchers to curb online abuse

San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Aiming to tackle abuse and hate trolls, Twitter has teamed up with two researchers from Harvard and Princeton Universities to study online abuse.In an experiment that began on Friday, Twitter will publicise its..