Facebook, the online social media and social networking service company has announced a new digital currency called Libra, for simplifying payments. This new digital currency is based on the blockchain technology and allows billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe. It’s a
A team of scientists from Nasa’s Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity, has detected the largest amount of methane on Mars. According to Nasa, the rover has found about 21 parts per billion units (ppbv) by volume of methane, the largest amount of gas ever measured.
The finding came from the
The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the initiative of the Government of Malawi at the launch of the world’s first and only malaria vaccine through a part of a landmark pilot program. After the combined efforts of over 30 years Malawi has made the vaccine available to children in Afric
Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and UAE Central Bank announced the launch of common digital currency ‘Aber’ to forge closer financial ties. On 29th Jan 2019, both the apex monetary bodies released a joint statement mentioning that the new digital currency will be used in financial statements be
Offering India’s first-ever Platinum 4G service, Reliance Jio is becoming the spearhead of the telecommunications industry as the best 4G network with the lowest data rate. It is offering nationwide free voice calls to any network without any roaming charges.
In addition to its several feats, R
This application is a one-stop-shop that makes planning, organization and management of trips easier. Just select the destination and create a trip by assigning dates. With Google Trips App booking of tickets and hotel rooms will be done with a few clicks. This application is not just for collecting
OYO rooms, more commonly known as OYO, have extended its presence in the Chinese economy.
This expansion is the third overseas expansion after Malaysia and Nepal for the Gurugram-based startup.
OYO is an Indian hospitality service and budget hotel network, founded by Ritesh Agarwal in 2013 and is
United Arab Emirates is planning to expand its horizons and fly its first astronaut into space by the year 2021, when it completes 50 years of its foundation. By the end of 2018, Emirates will have its first astronaut titled, recruited and trained to make history.
This is the first ever space pro
The global online taxi firm, Uber has made its debut in Uganda by starting its services in the city of Kampala. After its immense success in other African cities, the online platform was launched in Uganda in the first week of June.
Now, if one is heading to the airport, doing some shopping at A
Strengthening their Tanzanian partnership, Nokia and Vodacom introduced 4G in Dar es Salaam in May 2016. With this service, Vodacom has become the largest wireless telecommunications network of the country. The services were started in Dar es Salaam on 11 May 2016 and are expected to reach all major
One of the leading Chinese mobile manufacturing companies Huawei unveiled its P9 series in South Africa in the first week of June 2016. Huawei P9 is the world’s first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone. The launch also uncovered two other primary devices of the range - P9 Lite and P9 Plus.
In a recent discovery, Rosetta Spacecraft has detected amino acid glycine, a key building block of life, in the Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko directly for the first time. This discovery supports the various theories related to the relation between life’s ingredients and the cosmic bodies. An i
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched ASTROSAT on September 28, 2015 its first dedicated multi-wavelength mini space observatory into space to understand the high energy processes in binary star systems containing neutron stars and black holes. At a cost of Rs 1.8 billi
Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched its most talked about smartphone ‘Mate S’ and ‘Huawei Watch’ for the Middle East region in Dubai. The Huawei Mate S’ touch screen control technology is a perfect amalgamation of chic design and master craftsmanship. Its touch feature goes in sync with
Pichai Sundararajan is the new Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc., succeeding Larry Page. Google has already announced that it will be restructured and be renamed Alphabet, after the new parent company. Sundar Pichai would thus be the CEO of Alphabet. Born in 1972 in Chennai, India, and an alumn
Apple has a complete new offering for the music junkies, the Apple Music, an app that has the world’s widest collection of music, programmed by distinguished music experts. Apple Music is a one-stop music station with instinctive and streaming music service, and is going to be the world’s live 2
The Computex Taipei 2015, the CIT’s Mecca for IT firms proved to be a great hit this year. It is famed to be the biggest event in Asia where ideas turn into reality, and innovation is at its expressive best. Several IT players converged at the event to flaunt their latest designed gadgets and gizm
A new scientifically useful shape memory alloy (SMA) has been produced by engineers, which springs back into its original shape even after a breathtaking 10 million times’ bending. SMAs are a unique class of metal alloys which are capable of recovering apparent permanent strains after heating over
The Micro blogging website operator Twitter seems to have digested the fact that something’s just can’t be summed up in 140 characters. According to a recent report by Re/code (technology portal), company executives are working on a new product which will allow its users to write more than 140 c
In a recent statement released by Ericsson, the Swedish telecom equipment maker on Monday said it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple Inc but did not specify how much
it would earn from the deal. Ericsson estimated however that its overall revenues from intellectual property rights in