In what appears to be a total cut off for the country, Apple has blocked access to its App Store for users in Iran, the media reported.
The Cupertino-headquartered giant does not sell its products or operate its App Store in Iran and now it has blocked all the traffic coming from the country and also from accessing its App Store in any capacity.
“Users were not able to connect to the Apple App Store to install or update applications. When visiting the App Store, they were instead greeted with the message ‘the App Store is unavailable in the country or region you’re in’,” tech website Bleeping Computer reported on Friday.
According to Meysam Firouzi, an Iranian security researcher, he Continue reading
The Indian mobile market has seen a boom in extremely affordable feature phones category, thanks to Reliance Jio JioPhone. One can buy a feature phone for as low as Rs 249 these days. Of course, the devices don’t come with 4G-capabilities, but can handle the basic need of calling. So if you’re looking for a cheap feature phone as a back-up device for your secondary SIM card, there are a few options to consider like Viva V1, iKall K71, and more. Let us take a look at three feature phones that cost less than Rs 500:
iKall K71 :
iKall K71 has been exclusively launched on ShopClues and it costs Rs 249. This is a single-SIM device that packs a 800 mAh battery, claimed to offer a talktime of four hours and standby time of 24 hours. iKall K71 features a 1.4-inch monochrome display and ships with FM radio and torch. It supports Continue reading
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The first so-called twoplus-two dialogue between India and the US will be held in April, and Pakistan, Afghanistan, an alternative to China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) plan, and arms purchases will be on the agenda, officials in Washington and New Delhi said.
According to the officials, none of whom wished to be identified, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet for a day with their counterparts in the US, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and defence secretary James Mattis on April 18 or April 19.
Washington is expected to confirm the date this week.
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NEW DELHI: The Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI on Thursday allowed Bharti Airtel to conduct eKYC verification for its telecom subscribers till January 10 with stiff riders but maintained its ‘suspension’ order on Airtel Payments Bank.
Airtel, the India’s largest telecom company with 282 million subscribers, got the temporary reprieve with conditions after ₹138 crore Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was repaid into 55.63 lakh original accounts of its Continue reading
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Ahead of the counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in a huddle to discuss possible scenarios the declaration of results would deliver in the politically crucial home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Most exit polls have predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the elections for 182-member Gujarat assembly but the Congress insists that the result will be “surprising” for pollsters.
In Gujarat, the BJP wound up its election office in a swanky mall on the outskirts of Gandhi nagar and held a meeting of all its candidates and polling agents.
As Congress leaders alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Continue reading
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Failing to follow these norms will mean that colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student.
Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats given to any institution for one academic year.
Also, according to the new rules, no institute will be able to name itself a way that the abbreviated form of the name matches the country’s premier institutes — IIM, IIT, IISc, NIT or government bodies such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, GoI. Continue reading
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Tagged AICTE, B.Tech, college, Education, fees, iim, IIT, India, mhrd, new norms, new rules, NRI, partnership, penalty, Students, technical institute, technology, top IT institutes list, UGC, university
TORONTO : Artificial intelligence (AI) will be deployed as part of a collaboration involving the University of Toronto and IIT-Bombay to make Pune a smart city. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd, IIT-Bombay and University of Toronto (UofT).
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P.C. : HT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump are greeted by Mitra, a robot developed by a firm based in Bengaluru, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Continue reading
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NEWDELHI: Expect more girls to get into top engineering colleges across the country from the next academic year on 2018-19.
After IITs, 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST) will allocate special supernumerary seats for female candidates. The move is likely to provide equitable access to girls in the top-ranked NITs. Continue reading
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MUMBAI: India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks. Microsoft officials in India have “in principle agreed” to the request, Gulshan Rai, India’s cyber security coordinator, told Reuters over the phone on Friday. A spokeswoman for Microsoft in India declined to comment on the matter. Officials at the company’s headquarters in the US and regional headquarters in Asia also declined to comment.
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