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Hillary and Donald Go Mobile in Emoji Form

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Hillary and Donald Go Mobile in Emoji Form

First Look Media announced Thursday the launch of Nibmoji, an emoji app from the cartoonists at The Nib. The company says Nibmoji will serve as a social media tool, taking on all the crazy and divisive issues of the current political landscape. “Sometimes you need an actual image of a dumpster fire to get your [...]

HRD Minister of India Inaugurates IIT Raipur

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HRD Minister of India Inaugurates IIT Raipur

India’s HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurated Sunday IIT Raipur in Chhattisgarh at the campus of Government Engineering College, Raipur. Inaugurating the IIT, Javadekar said that the institute will have its own campus by the time first batch of students obtains degree. He said that to crack IIT entrance test is difficult task, hence all the [...]

Facebook Q&A Session Planned for President of India

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Facebook Q&A Session Planned for President of India

Interactive forums are increasingly being used by Indian politicians. Most of these are inspired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio program “Mann ki Baat”. Close on the heels of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “Talk To AK” interactive forum, President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s office has planned a similar session on Facebook. Press Secretary [...]

Swayam Prabha to Provide Educational Content in Homes

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Swayam Prabha to Provide Educational Content in Homes

The Government of India has approved a project to launch ‘Swayam Prabha,’ which aims to start 32 Direct to Home (DTH) Television Channels for providing educational content to teachers, students, and citizens across the country for their lifelong learning. This information was given Monday by India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar. According to [...]

Sports Illustrated Play Launched for Youth Sports

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Sports Illustrated Play Launched for Youth Sports

Media company Time Inc.’s says its Sports Illustrated Play is connecting the world of youth sports by delivering digital products and services to the fragmented youth sports market. Beginning in July, according to Time, SI Play will accelerate its growth with the launch of its digital, mobile and social platform for youth sports participants. The [...]

How Businesses Deploy Internet of Things

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How Businesses Deploy Internet of Things

Internet of Things (a.k.a. Internet of Everything) is an ambitious future computing concept. It aims to connect all objects and even people in the world with Internet. All of them will have unique identifiers that could be monitored with the help of computers. It’s estimated that over 30 billion objects will be connected wirelessly with [...]

Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

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Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

Pragati – or any other government monitoring system – does not provide any empirical analysis or the measurable impact of the implementation of government schemes. That’s why there is no accountability for politicians and bureaucrats. By Rakesh Raman Most Indians believe that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is an uneducated man who tells [...]

Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

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Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated Thursday an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) in Rashtrapati Bhavan and launched a mobile app ‘Monitor’ for transformation of President’s Estate into a smart township at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that President’s Secretariat follows a value-oriented governance model that is [...]

Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

Russian President Vladimir Putin observed today the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. The booster will deliver into orbit three spacecraft – Mikhail Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218. The President congratulated Roscosmos, cosmodrome workers and builders on the successful launch of the carrier rocket. “I would like to congratulate you [...]

NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

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NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

Students from Columbia University in New York will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working on the International Space Station, on Thursday, April 21. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra, who received his Master of Business [...]

NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

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NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 80 teams from the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Colombia and Russia, as well as Puerto Rico, will compete in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, April 8 -9 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The rover challenge requires student teams to design, construct, test and race human-powered rovers [...]

Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

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Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam. Using botnets and other malicious computer code, the individuals—employed by [...]

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