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Sensex, Nifty up on global cues, Q1 results

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The stock of RIL , a market heavyweight, soared 2.03 per cent, to Rs 1,559.75, in early trade after the company yesterday reported its highest quarterly consolidated net profit of Rs 9,108 crore in three months to June on the back of higher petrochemical margins and one-time gain from sale of African asset. Read More »

Food served by Indian Railways unfit for human consumption: CAG report

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A recent report, however, says that the food served in the railways is quite sub-standard, even unsafe. "While two machines were commissioned after a delay of nearly eight years, the remaining machines were still lying uninstalled", the government auditor Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India said in report tabled in Parliament today. Read More »

How JioPhone will fuel increase in mobile Internet penetration

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Jio is also giving a cable to connect with the TV as a special accessory to display the phone content on a bigger screen. The handset, named JioPhone , will "effectively cost zero" as buyers will be able to get the device for a one-time refundable security deposit of 1,500 rupees. Read More »

Reliance Industries announces Q1 profit at Rs. 9108 crore

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RIL's domestic exploration and production segment saw revenue down by 25.7% on year, at Rs 582 crore due to lower gas price realization and declining volumes. Revenue from the media business fell 8.8% to Rs. 321 crore with a negative EBIT of Rs. 41 crore. According to the insurer, its combined ratio for the period under stood at 104 per cent down from 114 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous year. Read More »

9-year-old boy missteps to discover million-year-old fossil

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Houde has said that he estimates the discovery to be 1.2 million years old, with the jaw weighing around 54 kilograms and the entire skull weighing about 900 kilograms. "In fact when the sediments are removed from the sides of them, they start to fall apart immediately and literally fall into tiny, tiny bits". The exposure through the dirt did a little damage to a tusk, but nothing that can't fix. Read More »

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Getting a PvP Open Beta Soon

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The actual free update is expected to be available in Fall 2017. Players will choose from a variety of specialized classes, including Scout, Sniper, and Tank among many others. Maps for the player-versus-player mode are based on different locations in the Wildlands world, and they vary in terms of biomes, weather, and time of day. Read More »

YouTube to Redirect Users Away From Terrorist Content

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Now, "when people search for certain keywords on YouTube, we will display a playlist of videos debunking violent extremist recruiting narratives", the team wrote. Whether these steps will be sufficient to combat extremist and terrorist content on YouTube is the great conundrum, but it certainly feels reassuring that Google is not kidding around when it comes to the spread of extremist and terrorist propaganda on its platforms. Read More »

Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels

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While speaking at the ISS R&D Conference, Musk revealed SpaceX will likely scrap plans to use propulsive landing gear (the little engines that blast out from the lower sides of the capsule) to put Dragon capsules on Mars for supply drops, and eventual manned missions. Read More »

Jane Austen bank note unveiled

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The new 10-pound note, which is due to go into circulation on September 14, is the bank's latest effort to make its notes more secure. The honour of showing the new note went to a Canadian, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney . The governor of the Bank of England , Mr Carney, said: "Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes". Read More »

Google launches Hire recruitment app

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Any interviews you schedule in Hire will show up in Calendar. But whether you're looking to recruit a business analyst, bring on an assistant or hire an experienced auto mechanic, building the right teams with the right talent takes time and money. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 6.44-inch Display, 5300 mAh battery announced

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A big, boxy phone with sharp edges, perhaps? The site revealed specifications of the Mi 5X as well. Beneath the display , the Mi Max 2 features three capacitive navigation buttons. Anyway, as we know more, so will you. THe processor is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage . The device comes equipped with a 12MP rear camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor along with 5MP front-facing camera. Read More »

Ashley Madison offers users caught in data breach $11 million in compensation

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The company's statement goes on to provide some cover to potential spouse who might have gotten in trouble with their significant others, saying that account information hadn't been verified for accuracy, and that "because a person's name or other information appears to have been released in the data breach does not mean that person actually was a member of Ashley Madison". Read More »

RuneScape Coming to Mobile With Full Cross-Platform PC Play

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Both are coming to mobile, but the simpler Old School version will arrive first in late 2017. Jagex has today announced that both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will be coming to mobile with cross-platform compatibility. Back when pay-monthly was still a workable business model for MMORPGs, Runescape stood alone as an example of how to do free-to-play right. The game will be ported over to mobile platforms in its entirety, the company said, without clarifying on which platforms ... Read More »

Amazon could be working on a messaging app

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Amazon is reportedly developing a messaging service app similar in style to popular apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a new report from AFTVnews . According to a new report, Amazon is working on its very own cross-platform messaging app. It's unclear what that means exactly, but it could mean the app hooks into existing social networks and other messaging services. Read More »

D23: Marvel comes to VR with Oculus exclusive Powers United

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The announcement trailer only shows Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, and Hulk. The creators of Marvel: Powers United VR yet do not list all characters that will be available to users after the premiere, but Marvel promises that you definitely can expect to encounter with the Hulk, Rocket, Captain marvel and Ronan the Accuser . Read More »

IBM's new CPU makes security seamless thanks to powerful encryption

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The system has an encryption engine, has a 7x increase in cryptographic performance over the z13, with a 4x increase in silicon dedicated to cryptographic algorithms. The tamper-responding encryption keys is hardware that makes keys invalid if any sign of intrusion is detected, but can be restored safely. It also removes entire classes of data and users from the compliance scope. Read More »

Hugh Jackman Cast as Scar in Disney's 'The Lion King'

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The film is shot to match up with the same shots of the animals you see during that opening sequence in the cartoon, and they look photo-realistic despite being CGI. Animals such as zebras, elephants, and rhinos were seen rushing to Pride Rock, where Rafiki was seen with Nala, Mufasa, and Simba. The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie and now has no release date. Read More »

New SUV price, specs and design to be revealed

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The base engine makes 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque; the other, exclusive to the R-Dynamic models, produces 296 horses and 295 lb-ft. As for the AWD, the regular system can push nearly full power to the front or the rear depending on grip conditions. Read More »

Verizon Customer Data Compromised

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Only on June 22 the company managed to deal with it and close it. Because of the nature of the cloud repository, Upguard was unable to tell how many times the data may have been found by others before it was discovered by the security firm. Read More »

Uber And Yandex Merge Their Ride-Sharing Businesses In Russia

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The remaining 4.1% will go to employees. Under the terms of the deal , Uber will invest 225 million USA dollars (£174 million) in the new unit and Yandex 100 million U.S. The San Francisco based company is known for being aggressive in its approach to entering new global markets and will end the costly battle that the two firms have seen drag on for more than three years since the arrival of Uber in Russian Federation. Read More »

IPhone 8's software isn't ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple

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Apple is reportedly set on utilising Qi wireless charging tech - or something like it - on its upcoming handset. After all, this won't the first time Apple launches dormant hardware. According to company insiders, the issues are with the software used to run each, meaning the iPhone might go on sale with the features disabled until a software update is issued at a later date. Read More »

NASA's Jupiter orbiter captures breathtaking shots of Great Red Spot

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PDT (10:30 p.m. EDT), marking 71 million miles of travel around the giant planet. The instrument that captured raw color images of the raging storm is called the JunoCam , and now that the raw images are released, citizen scientists all over the world will be touching them up to give us a better look at the Great Red Spot than ever before. Read More »

Chinese hospital says Liu Xiaobo is suffering organ failure

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Doctors treating Liu were in an "active rescue" mode, it added, saying they were trying to fight infections, correct Liu's blood pressure and purify his blood. Ai said Liu is one of many dissidents being oppressed in China. But in an editorial, the state-run Global Times newspaper said the video aimed to show the Chinese doctors' efforts to help him and said " Western forces are politicising Liu's cancer treatment ". Read More »

Microsoft's Seeing AI app for the blind arrives on iPhone

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What's particularly impressive about the app is the breadth of things it can describe. The app is now available in just six countries: The US, Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore - however, Microsoft says that the app will be available in other countries soon. Read More »

China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

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The establishment of the People's Liberation Army Djibouti base was a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations, and accords with the common interest of the people from both sides, according to the PLA navy. It also embarked on its first foreign peacekeeping mission in South Sudan in 2015. The move is also set to increase the number of personnel in PLA Strategic Support Force and the PLA Rocket Force. Read More »

Pressure couldn't be more different for Andy Murray and Sam Querrey

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Andy Murray defeated the hirsute Benoit Pair 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 today to reach his tenth successive Wimbledon quarter final. Did Lendl think this would be the most challenging second week at a Grand Slam tournament that he had faced with Murray? So now, while Paire goes off and cashes his cheque, for once not lightened by fines for letting his temper boil over, American big-server Sam Querrey limbers up to have the next crack at the champ. Read More »