Information Technology

Indian Army, Air Force to jointly exercise on March 19

Indian Army, Air ForceNew Delhi, Feb 19: Exercise Brazen Chariots, a fire and manoeuvre exercise is being jointly conducted by India Army and Air Force, in the desert sector on March 19,
2008.

In addition to the fire, manoeuvre and destructive power being exhibited during the exercise, the Indian Army will also showcase adaptive logistics for a fast paced, network driven battlefield.

The present battlefield milieu represents a new set of challenges and has fundamentally changed the way battles are fought.

PM Zubkov formally launches Russian Information Centre in India

PM Zubkov formally launches Russian Information Centre in IndiaNew Delhi, Feb. 13: Visiting Russian Prime Minister, Victor Zubkov, formally launched the Russian Information Centre in India on Wednesday.

Addressing the gathering at the event, Zubkov said that the launch of the Centre and it coinciding with the Year of Russia in India, would boost bilateral ties between the two countries further.

Wipro to design semiconductor for NEC

Bangalore, Feb 13 : Wipro technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro, has inked an agreement with Japanese electronics giant, NEC Electronics Corporation to provide semiconductor design services.

Addressing a joint press conference here today, NEC Electronics President and CEO, Toshio Nakajima said the company is keen on partnering more Indian companies specialising in semiconductor design services.

"We are engaging two more companies - iWave Systems and GDA Technologies - for other services. We already have a partnership with KPIT Cummins," he added.

Talking to media, Vasudevan of Wipro Technologies has said it boosts Wipro's front end and back end design services.

Daring display of skills by Information Warriors of army

New Delhi, Feb 11 : Information WarriorsTo mark the 97th anniversary of the Corps of Signals, the “Information Warriors” of the Indian Army, presented a colourful daring display of martial arts (Taekwondo, Kalaripayattu), and motorcycle stunts and their latest communication equipment, here on Sunday.

Corps of Signals is responsible for planning, establishing and managing entire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) set up for the Indian Army.

Education in India is in urgent need of investment, reform: PM

India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghPune, Feb 9 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that education system of the country is in urgent need of both investment and reform.

"Our education system is in urgent need of both investment and reform," said Manmohan Singh, adding, "At every level of the learning pyramid, we need a modern education system for the 21st Century."

He went on to say that the country needs a system that will prepare "every one of our children for the challenges of the future, and not make them prisoners of the past."

CCEA approves continuation of Rajiv Gandhi fellowship for ST students

New Delhi,CCEA approves continuation of Rajiv Gandhi fellowship for ST students Feb 7 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for continuation of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for Scheduled Tribes (ST) students for pursuing higher studies.

The student belonging to ST category will be given fellowship for pursuing higher studies such as M. Phil and Ph. D regular courses and there will be effecting changes in the rates of fellowship as and when required, to keep them at par with the Union Grant Commission (UGC) fellowship rates.

Over 1, 000 techies run for better infrastructure in Bangalore

Bangalore, Jan 27: Over 1, 000 techies run for better infrastructure in BangaloreDemanding a better infrastructure for IT hub Bangalore, over 1,000 techies took out a 'run' on the Republic Day to register their voice against the attitude of district authorities towards the city’s bad infrastructure.

Braving the morning chill, the techies took part in the corporate run that was organized by the Electronic City Industries Association (ECIA) and flagged off by Lead India finalist R K Misra.

Discovery Channel to launch 'Discovery Atlas' on Republic Day

Kochi, Discovery Channel to launch 'Discovery Atlas'Jan 24: Discovery Channel will launch 'Discovery Atlas', a portrait of the world's greatest and unique nations seen through the lives of their extraordinary people, on Republic Day.

Starting with two-hour episode on India named 'India Revealed', the series will be narrated by film director Mira Nair.

CCEA approves scheme for establishing data centres

New Delhi, Jan 24: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the State Data Centre Scheme (SDCS) for establishing data centers across all States and Union Territories (UT).

State Data Centre is a part of the core infrastructure for the National e-governance Plan (NeGP).

As part of the scheme, the Center will provide technical and financial support to the States and UTs for setting up centres.

The scheme has an outlay of over 16 billion rupees, which includes both capital and operational expenses for a period of five years.

Now, a facial scanner software that helps fight porn

facial scanner software that helps fight pornSydney, Jan 23: Scientists at Melbourne’s Deakin University have developed a new technique that can stop minors from accessing online adult content by estimating their age.

The scanner, called “Ages”, would automatically estimate a person’s age using complex mathematics by examining facial features.

Professor Kate Smith-Miles, head of the University’s School of Engineering and Information Technology and PhD student Xin Geng, said that their methods were more effective in estimating someone’s age than existing technologies.

Net piracy remains a challenge despite repeated crackdowns

Net PiracyNew Delhi, January 18 : Online piracy remains a challenge to protect intellectual property rights despite repeated crackdowns on it, a top official in China has said.

"Internet copyright infringement is still very prevalent in the country," the China Daily quoted Yan Xiaohong, vice-minister of the National Copyright Administration (NCA), as saying at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office.

Illegal downloads of movies, software, and music were the most common form of online piracy, he said.

ETS, NIIT Announce Strategic Alliance in India

New Delhi, Jan. 17: NIITEducational Testing Service (ETS), the world's leading educational measurement and research organization, and NIIT, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest trainer have entered into a strategic alliance to offer ETS suite of products in India. The new initiative will enhance employability and provide competitive advantage to Indian organizations in the global market place.

As part of the strategic agreement, NIIT will have exclusive rights to offer ETS's TOEIC® test (Test of English for International CommunicationT), TOEFL® Practice Online

Stealthy Windows virus that can steal bank login information doing the rounds

London, January 12: Security experts are urging internet users to be alert against a stealthy Windows virus that can steal login details for online bank accounts.

About 5,000 machines, most of which were from Europe, were found to be infected by the malicious program between 12 December and 7 January.

The experts say that it is via booby-trapped websites — which use vulnerabilities in Microsoft's browser to install the attack code — that many people fall victim to this virus.

Since the virus has the ability to bury itself deep inside Windows, it is hard to detect it.

Karnataka to cross Rs 70000 crore in IT export

Information TechnologyBangalore, Jan 7: In a significant development the Information Technology exports for the year 2007-2008 the software exports from Bangalore are expected to cross rupees 70000 crores compared to rupees 49000 crores last year. Software exports are expected to cross rupees 8500 crores compared to rupees 4500 crores last year. alking to ANI in an exclusive interview the Information and Bio Technology Secretary MN Vidhyashankar has said Karnataka will cross rupees 100 thousand crores by
2011.

Bill Gates predicts touch, vision and speech interfaces for PCs in five years

London, January 7: Microsoft Chairman Bill GatesMicrosoft Chairman Bill Gates says that people will see a sea change in the way they interact with computers in the coming five years.

According to him, more intuitive and natural technologies—particularly touch, vision and speech interfaces—will become increasingly important to the world of computers by that time.

"This whole idea of what I call natural user interface is really redefining the experience," the BBC quoted him as saying in an interview.

Kashmiri youth prefer internet to traditional medium

Srinagar, January 3Internet  : Keeping pace with the modern technology and its fruits enjoyed by youngsters across the country, the Kashmiri youth too are increasingly making the internet world an integral part of their daily life.

The growing fascination among the Kashmiri youth for emails or SMSes via web-based internet to wish their loved ones in place of greeting cards bespeaks it.

Many of the youngsters in Kashmir today believe that the internet is a cheaper and faster medium to put across one’s message, especially on festive occasions.

IIT alumnus making electric car system that actually generates money for their owners

Washington, December 31: An Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay alumnus is working on electric cars that will not only be environmentally friendly, but also give their owners a chance to make lots of money.

Ajay Prasad, currently a member of University of Delaware research team, has revealed that the new system is called "vehicle to grid" (V2G).

He says that the new system will facilitate use of car batteries as electricity "sponges" that soak up and wring out the excess power from Utility Companies.

The researcher says that V2G will benefit utility companies by providing them with a place to store energy, and car owners by giving them a chance to receive a fee for their participation.

National issues should be addressed by women in one voice: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Dec. 19: Women should be national women, contributing collectively to the development of India as a nation, said Kiran Bedi, former Director General of the Bureau for Police Research and Development at the conference on ‘Women as Catalyst for India’s Transformation’, here on Wednesday.

Women should be catalyst to transformation at national level as one voice rather than being isolated at the local level, she said.

Speaking at the session on Indian Women: Transforming India, she said that the transformation is happening in isolation with individual efforts and women should collectively bring in better leadership for a better country.

TATA to promote New South Wales' TAFE courses in India

Sydney, Dec.12 (ANI): TATA Consultancy ServicesTATA Consultancy Services has signed a memorandum of understanding with New South Wales TAFE to run some of the technical college's courses in India.

According to S. Ramadorai, the global CEO and managing director of TCS, a good meeting had taken place with New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma, and it was decided that TCS would promote TAFE courses in India and also provide them in local languages.

"We haven't confirmed which courses would be selected yet. TCS and TAFE are working together on a detailed business plan," Ramadorai told The Australian.

Gujarat CM Modi is now available on Orkut

Ahmedabad, Dec. 10: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra ModiFor the first time, the election campaign in Gujarat is witnessing the participation of over 100 IT professionals, most of whom have taken to the streets to support Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi, for those not in the know, is also making an impact on the web though social networking sites like Orkut, uploading Modi videos and forming online Modi fan clubs called NAMO that stands for Narendra Modi.

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