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Emoji Power: A New Mosquito Emoticon May Help Battle Diseases Like Dengue

Smartphones have already been identified as tools for surveillance of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. A mosquito emoji can help get the message home. Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you’ll soon be able to add a …

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Indian Richie Mukesh Ambani’s Army Of Expats At Jio

Over the past six years, Reliance Industries has hired many expats to innovate and differentiate at the world’s fastest-growing Telco. Ask any Reliance Jio insider and you will be told Building TC-22 at the Jio headquarters in Navi Mumbai is where the action is. On the seventh floor is Mukesh …

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Rough Edges: The Motorbike, Bengal And Beyond

The motorbike has, for a long time, been both a symbol of cinematic romance and political violence in Bengal. Besotted couples in love have often romanced while riding bikes and singing songs. In a scene from the famous 1963 Bengali film Saptapadi (Seven Circles), for instance, one of the state’s …

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On-Off, On Again Missile Deal With Israel: Where Has “Make in India” Gone?

Why was the anti-missile deal with Israel cancelled? And why has it been revived again? Or has it? And in what form? The answer to the first question that emanated from official corridors at the time was that the government wanted to give a boost to its Make in India …

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Nearly 50,000 Indian Telecom Workers Going To Lose Jobs This Year!

The bloodbath in Indian telecom is set to worsen in 2018, and that may mean more job losses. “In this calendar year, another 50,000 jobs are likely to go (in telecom) and at this point, telecom seems to be the worst-affected sector in terms of jobs. Last year about 40,000 …

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Indian Investors Eager For Quick Profits Are Being Duped By Conmen In Bitcoin Scams

They lure people into investing in non-existent virtual currencies by promising huge returns after a lock-in period. The rising value of bitcoin is attracting thousands of investors in India. Every day, around 2,500 people are estimated to be buying into the digital currency created by people around the world running …

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‘No Need To Share Aadhaar Number With Any Government Agencies’

Citizens will have the choice to never disclose their 12-digit Aadhaar number even to government agencies mandated by the law to store the unique identity number, according to a top official in the central agency which announced a series of measures to strengthen the security of personal information stored on …

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Now, Ladies & Gentlemen, Presenting, Our Own – The ‘Made In India’ Bitcoin ‘Lakshmi’

Websites promoting desi bitcoins in the garb of ‘Make in India’ initiative; Delhi Police receives 8 complaints in a month; people duped of crores of rupees. Suspected fraudsters in India have come out with desi versions of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency used globally, and duped people of crores of rupees, police …

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Chip Industry Meltdown: An Insider’s Account Exposed

Researchers began writing about the potential for security weaknesses at the heart of central processing units, or CPUs, at least as early as 2005. It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation turned, ominously, …

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Why Is The Bad Smell About Life Insurance In India?

The very high front incentives are triggering massive mis-selling and fraud in life insurance. I worry that as the unbanked now get into the formal financial system, we are setting them up for financial disaster. A recent story reports on mis-selling and fraud by a bank in rural Rajasthan where …

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