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Now purchase mutual funds via FreeCharge (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Digital payments platform FreeCharge and Reliance Mutual Funds on Wednesday teamed up to offer paperless access to mutual funds with instant redemptions and zero charges.

Cabinet gives nod to electronic manufacturing incentive scheme (4 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amendments in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivise investments in electronic sector and moving towards the goal of 'Net Zero Imports' in electronics by 2020.

Micromax launches new 'Vdeo range' smartphones (17:06)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Micromax Informatics on Wednesday extended its "Vdeo range" with the launch of two new smartphones Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 at Rs 5,749 and Rs 6,249, respectively.

Mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom' goes viral (17:00)
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 90-second-long mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom', videographed by Mathukutty Xavier to break away from the monotony of doing a script of debut film, has gone viral and crossed six lakh views and 7,000 shares in 50 hours.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook (16:26)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

Cyber security incidents surge in India: Study (16:00)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) There has been a surge in the number of cyber security incidents in the country with 39,730 such incidents till October 2016, a study by an industry chamber said on Wednesday.

Global semiconductor revenue grew 1.5% in 2016: Gartner (15:48)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Worldwide semiconductor revenue stood at $339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5 per cent increase from the 2015 revenue of $334.8 billion, market research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.

Chinese newspaper makes robot write story (15:42)
Guangzhou, Jan 18 (IANS) With mechanisation slowly edging into almost every field, the scribe, too, is sought to be replaced by a robot -- in a first, a Chinese newspaper on Wednesday published its first story written by a robot.

MIT team in India to study urbanisation (15:14)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) A team of students and faculty from MIT are on a tour in India to critically study urbanisation in the developing world in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Wednesday.

Himachal's Kangra achieves 100% 'geo tagging' of assets (15:12)
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's largest district Kangra has become the country's first in 'geo tagging' of assets under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Wednesday.

Next from Jio 'digital mission' -- connected car app, JioTV and more (Lead) (15:00)
By Aparajita Gupta
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In this fast-moving age, how about a car controlled by a mobile app or a TV that can store programmes and movies of the last seven days? All these will soon be possible in India, coming out of Reliance Jio's stable as part of its ‘digital lifestyle' mission.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!  (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

Flipkart launches "Project Nanjunda" to safeguard delivery staff (14:14)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) For the safety of their field executives or "Wishmasters", e-commerce platform Flipkart on Wednesday launched "Project Nanjunda" that enables them to raise an alarm in case of an emergency.

Panasonic launches waterproof Bluetooth earphones at Rs 8,999 (14:14)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday launched new Bluetooth sports earphones -- RP-BTS50 -- which are designed to experience clear sound while working out at the gym, cycling or running.

NetApp opens Global Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru (14:10)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) In a move to boost innovation in data management for the hybrid cloud era, US-based storage and data management company NetApp on Wednesday opened a Global Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.

Facebook may not pay publishers to make live videos (14:06)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) After paying more than $50 million last year to publishers and celebrities to create live video on the platform, Facebook may soon stop remunerating them in a hope to get high-quality content on the social network.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS (13:54)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists (13:42)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise.

Next from Jio 'digital mission' -- connected car app, JioTV and more (13:14)
By Aparajita Gupta
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In this fast-moving age, how about a a car controlled by a mobile app or a TV that can store programmes and movies of the last seven days? All these will soon be possible in India, coming out of Reliance Jios stable as a part of its ‘digital lifestyle mission.

Microsoft acquires Simplygon to boost 3D innovation (12:02)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired Sweden-based company Simplygon to accelerate innovation in enabling 3D for everyone.

Decoded: What causes vision deterioration in astronauts (12:02)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem.

US files lawsuit against Qualcomm for 'forcing' Apple into chip deal (11:48)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The US government has filed a lawsuit against global chip manufacturer Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, thus maintaining monopoly by excluding competitors and harming competition.

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