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The Delhi government on Saturday notified a draft ''Aggregator's Policy'' under which ride aggregators and delivery services will have to mandatorily adopt electric vehicles (EVs) while procuring new fleet. The draft policy will require ride aggregators and delivery services to ensure 10% of all new two-wheelers and 5% of all new four-wheelers are electric in the next three months.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:51 pm on 15 Jan
OnePlus launches OnePlus 9RT 5G and OnePlus Buds Z2 in India
short by Aarish / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
OnePlus has announced its performance-oriented OnePlus 9RT 5G, which comes equipped with Snapdragon 888 processor, 600Hz Touch Response Rate, 5 Layer VC Cooling System, Tri-eSport Wi-Fi Antenna, and a 120Hz E4 OLED flat display. The OnePlus Buds Z2, their latest TWS offering with up to 40dB of ANC, 11mm dynamic drivers, and 38 hours of playback time were also announced.
short by Aarish / 11:52 am on 15 Jan
Telangana's Industry and Commerce Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "Will be happy to partner Tesla in working through challenges to set shop in India/Telangana." This comes after Musk said he's facing "challenges with...(Indian) government" for Tesla's launch. "Our state is a champion in sustainability initiatives and a top notch business destination," Rao said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:52 am on 15 Jan
Twenty three-year-old Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, was the highest-paid YouTuber in 2021 with $54 million earnings, according to Forbes. He's followed by YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul with $45 million earnings and Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) with $38 million earnings. Rhett and Link were placed fourth ($30 million) and Unspeakable ranked fifth ($28.5 million).
short by Kiran Khatri / 11:43 am on 15 Jan
A 7-year-old boy in Germany's Berlin has been attending school and interacting with teachers and classmates through an avatar robot that sits in class. It sends a blinking signal when the boy has something to say. As per Joshua Martinangeli's mother, he can't attend class in person as he wears a tube in his neck due to a lung disease.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:53 pm on 15 Jan
Google CEO Sundar Pichai personally approved "an illegal agreement" with Facebook to manipulate the digital advertising market, as per a court filing by US states. Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg had called it "a big deal strategically" in a 2018 email thread that included Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the filing said. Google said the complaint has "inaccuracies and lacks legal merit".
short by Kiran Khatri / 11:03 am on 15 Jan
Over 5.4 million email addresses and other customer and employee information from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited database have reportedly been made public in a massive data breach on its portal. Around 700 GB of data has reportedly been released online by 'ShinyHunters' hacker group. ABFRL spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying the company has reset passwords of all customers.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:15 pm on 16 Jan
HCL Technologies to hire 20,000-22,000 fresher graduates in FY22
short by Hiral Goyal / on 14 Jan 2022,Friday
HCL Technologies on Friday said it expects to hire 20,000 to 22,000 fresher graduates in FY22 and has already onboarded 17,500 freshers as of January 10, 2022. HCL's Chief Human Resources Officer Apparao VV said the company plans to double its fresher hiring in FY23. Its attrition rate rose to 19.8% in October-December period from 15.7% in the previous quarter.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:19 pm on 14 Jan
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he's excited that Google is buying the Central Saint Giles office they moved into in 2011 in UK's London. Google said it would spend $1 billion to buy the office space. Releasing concept pictures, Pichai said, "It'll be a more flexible future workplace...Looking forward to having space for 10,000 Googlers across our UK offices!"
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:57 pm on 14 Jan
A non-profit council is offering $10,000 in bitcoin and free bikes to tech workers if they relocate to Northwest Arkansas in US. "This offer embraces the growing trend toward the use of cryptocurrency as a payment option by employers, but also helps increase our pipeline of talent," Northwest Arkansas Council CEO said. Northwest Arkansas reportedly has over 10,000 job openings.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:46 pm on 14 Jan
PM Modi declares January 16 as 'National Startup Day'
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an interaction with over 150 startups on Saturday declared that January 16 will be celebrated as 'National Startup Day'. He also said, "Startups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, startups will have an important role." The interaction was a part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 01:01 pm on 15 Jan
Maharashtra minister Jayant Patil has tweeted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "We will provide you all the necessary help from Maharashtra for you to get established in India." He added, "We invite you to establish your manufacturing plant in Maharashtra." This comes after Telangana's Industry and Commerce Minister KT Rama Rao offered help to Musk "to set shop in India/Telangana".
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:52 pm on 16 Jan
Rio De Janeiro to allocate 1% of treasury reserves to crypto
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes plans to allocate 1% of the city's treasury reserves to cryptocurrencies, a Globo report quoted him as saying. According to Pedro Paulo, Rio de Janeiro's finance secretary, the city plans to apply discounts to tax payments made with Bitcoin. Paulo added that the administration needs to study the legal framework.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:27 pm on 15 Jan
Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus under probe in US: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The US Federal Trade Commission and multiple US states are investigating Meta Platforms' virtual reality (VR) unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices, BloombergQuint reported. The officials are probing how Meta may be using its market power in the VR space to stifle competition, the report said. As part of the inquiry, developers who make Oculus apps are reportedly being questioned.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:13 pm on 15 Jan
EVs can be charged at home with existing power connections: Centre
short by Hiral Goyal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The Power Ministry has issued revised guidelines for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), which allow owners to charge their EVs at residences or offices using existing electricity connections. Further, any individual or entity can set up public charging stations without the requirement of a licence, provided they meet the required technical, safety and performance standards.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:52 pm on 15 Jan
Apple's mixed reality headset could be delayed until 2023: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Apple is considering delaying the launch of its mixed reality headset, which blends augmented reality and virtual reality, until 2023, Bloomberg reported. It said that Apple is facing development challenges related to overheating, cameras and software. While Apple was initially targeting unveiling the device at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, it could now be pushed to late 2022.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:32 pm on 15 Jan
Roundhill Investments to relinquish 'META' stock ticker in the US
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
US-based Roundhill Investments, which uses 'META' for its Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, has announced that it will relinquish the ticker symbol on January 31. Earlier, Facebook-parent Meta, which still trades under the ticker FB, had said it would change its ticker to 'MVRS'. However, days before the planned switch, Meta delayed changing the symbol without an explanation.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:50 am on 15 Jan
Apple asks staff to submit proof of COVID-19 booster shot: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Apple will require its retail store and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot, The Verge reported citing an internal memo. Unvaccinated employees or those who haven't submitted proof of vaccination will need negative COVID-19 tests to enter Apple workplaces starting January 24, it said. Recently, Meta mandated COVID-19 booster shots for workers returning to US offices.
short by Hiral Goyal / 02:31 pm on 16 Jan
Meta shuts down video speed-dating service called Sparked: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 14 Jan 2022,Friday
Meta is shutting down its video speed-dating service called Sparked, TechCrunch reported. Sparked allowed users to go on four-minute video dates and follow up with a 10-minute date, if both the users had "a great time". In an email to testers, the company said, "Like many good ideas, some take off and others, like Sparked, must come to an end."
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:48 pm on 14 Jan
World's fourth richest person Bill Gates said COVID-19 can be treated more like a seasonal flu once the Omicron variant goes through a country. "Omicron will create a lot of immunity at least for the next year," he wrote on Twitter. He added that while a more transmissive variant isn't likely, "we have been surprised a lot during this pandemic".
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:10 pm on 14 Jan
Tesla cars' heat pumps fail in cold in Canada, US evaluates feature
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Several Tesla owners in Canada have registered complaints over their cars' heat pumps failing in extreme cold temperatures, prompting the US NHTSA to evaluate the feature for potential safety issues. A Canadian government agency said it's concerned that a failing system "may affect windshield defogging/defrosting and therefore driver visibility". The NHTSA is discussing the issue with Tesla.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:59 am on 15 Jan
Sold-out $1,900 Tesla Cyberquad for kids selling for up to $4,000 on eBay
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The $1,900 all-electric quad bike by Tesla for children aged eight and above, 'Cyberquad for Kids', which currently is running out of stock on Tesla's website, is up for sale on eBay in the US for up to $4,000. As of the morning of January 13, there were reportedly over 40 listings on eBay for the product.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 12:52 pm on 15 Jan
Google mandates weekly COVID-19 tests for people entering US offices
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
Google is temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for any person entering its US offices or facilities. All the people entering the offices will require a negative test and be required to wear surgical-grade masks while they are there. Google said the measure has been taken to "help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 during this period of heightened risk".
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 09:46 am on 15 Jan
Cyberattack on Ukraine tried & true part of Russian playbook: US
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
The US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, in an interview said the cyberattack on Ukraine was a "tried and true part of the Russian playbook". "In the past, Russian operatives have done this to destabilise governments, to test their own capabilities, to undercut the sense of confidence of governments that they have gripes with," she added.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:07 pm on 15 Jan
N Korean hackers stole $400 mn in cryptocurrency in 2021: Report
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
North Korean hackers conducted at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly $400 million worth of digital assets in 2021, Chainalysis said. The number of North Korea-linked hacks in 2020 was four. The value extracted from these hacks grew by 40% in 2021. The attackers used phishing lures, code exploits, malware and advanced social engineering to siphon funds.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:57 pm on 15 Jan
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