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Elon Musk 'exactly wrong' on AI: Ex-Google chief

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:58 AM

Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk's skepticism about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on human beings is "exactly wrong," former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said. Musk thinks that AI is bad for humanity and may spark World War III. "I think Elon is exactly wrong" about AI, Schmidt said during the "VivaTech" conference in Paris on Friday.
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Modi says 'India First' as government completes 4 years

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:54 AM

As the BJP-led Central government completed four years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said development has become a vibrant mass movement and he will continue to serve the people as it is always "India First" for him. "On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India's transformation," said Modi.
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Only 4% of LPG users give up subsidy on PM Modi's request

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:49 AM

About 4% of cooking gas users have responded to PM Narendra Modi's appeal to give up the LPG subsidy, but this proportion varies widely between states. Northeastern states lead the chart with 14% of customers in Mizoram surrendering their subsidy 12% in Nagaland and 10% in Manipur. Outside this region, the only state or UT where the proportion exceeds 10% in Delhi with 12%.
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Facebook is developing in-house chips to filter live videos

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:54 AM

Facebook is working on designing computer-chips that are more energy-efficient at analyzing and filtering live video content, its chief artificial intelligence scientist Yann LeCun said. "Let's imagine someone uses Facebook Live to film their own suicide or murder. You'd like to be able to take down that kind of content as it happens," LeCun said Friday in Paris.
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Bats Not The Prime Cause Of Nipah Virus, Finds Report

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:41 AM

Tests have ruled out bats being behind the spread of the Nipah virus that took 12 lives in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, officials said on Friday. A total of 21 samples from bats and pigs were sent to the High-Security Animal Diseases laboratory at Bhopal but all turned out negative according to the results, obtained late Friday evening, said officials.
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Priyanka Chopra Should Not Have Met Rohingyas: BJP Leader Katiyar

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:36 AM

Rohingyas should not live in India and neither should those who sympathize with them, BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said, days after Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The actor, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on Monday and described the crisis as "horrific". The 35-year-old actor also urged people to help the affected children.
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BJP to mark Narendra Modi governments 4th anniversary

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8:37 AM

With just one year to go for the next Lok Sabha elections, BJP claimed on the fourth anniversary of the Narendra Modi government that it has made an impressive contribution to the welfare of farmers, women, youth and ensuring social justice and good health for all but maintained that a lot still needs to be done.
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PSU general insurers told to shore up capital levels

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8:07 AM

All three public sector general insurers Oriental Insurance, United India Insurance and National Insurance have been pulled up and told by finance ministry officials to boost their capital levels, ahead of their merger, said sources. All three have poor scorecards with United India's solvency ratio at 1.54, Oriental at 1.67 and National Insurance at 1.26, according to public disclosures made by the companies.
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Digital payments industry divided over data order

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:48 AM

The directive to digital payment companies from the country's central bank mandating them to store all user data on servers within India, by October, has sharply divided the industry. Local companies including the country's largest digital payment provider Paytm and Flipkart-owned PhonePe have welcomed the move, global technology firms have cautioned against reciprocal action arising from such a directive.
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Indian Railways introduce innovative ideas for NFR generation

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:43 AM

In order to promote new ideas and concepts for enhancements of Non-fare Revenue and improve passenger convenience on Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce a "New, Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas (NINFRIS)." The focus of this scheme will be on all new and innovative ideas and concepts that have not been tested before and have the potential to enhance NFR earnings.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doesn't own a laptop!

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:26 AM

When people run some of the biggest tech companies in the world, it is assumed they have accessed to some of the finest gadgets available and obviously, use them too. However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is an exception. In a recent interview, Dorsey revealed that he does not use a laptop and does everything from his phone, Mashable reported.
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Govt okays Rs 5,000 cr for 1K institutions to boost higher education

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:11 AM

In a major step towards improving quality of higher education and its expansion, the Centre on Friday approved Rs 5,000 crore to support 1012 higher educational institutions, which was described as unprecedented by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The amount (Rs 4,889 crore) was approved by Project Approval Board (PAB) of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) under the HRD ministry.
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AIIMS will change the face of health sector in Jharkhand, says PM Modi

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:58 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the establishment of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand will transform the healthcare sector in the state. Prime Minister Modi after laying the foundation stones for developmental projects worth Rs.27,000 crore from Sindri in Dhanbad, said with the coming of AIIMS, poor will get access to top quality healthcare.
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Move over sportsmen, Bollywood shifts focus to Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:47 AM

With Indian sportswomen making headlines and winning medals at international sporting events, Bollywood has found a new set of leading ladies. Encouraged by the popularity of athletes like badminton champions Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, producers and directors are pinning their hopes on biopics that depict the real-life struggles and success of women athletes in India.
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Sellers move courts against Snapdeal for non-payment of dues

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:43 AM

Some sellers on Snapdeal have filed cases in different courts in the National Capital Region (NCR) for alleged non-payment of dues, barely a year after a failed merger talks with larger rival Flipkart, which prompted the Gurgaon company to go solo with its Snapdeal 2.0 strategy. At least two sellers have dragged Snapdeals owner Jasper Infotech to courts for non-payment of dues.

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