Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 8, the new flagship smartphone for the company. The new 6.3-inch device has an ‘infinity display’ that wraps around the edges of the phone. The Note 8 comes with the S-pen stylus, which can be used even when the phone’s screen is off, such as to take notes […]

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental Right

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental Right

In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal […]

1,094 Swine Flu deaths across India so far this year

1,094 Swine Flu deaths across India so far this year

Swine flu has claimed over 1,000 lives so far this year, which is four times more than deaths recorded last year, with a total of 22,186 cases reported across the country till now, data from the Union health ministry revealed. Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths with 437 people succumbing to H1N1 infections, followed […]

ISRO to launch back-up navigation satellite on Aug 31

ISRO to launch back-up navigation satellite on Aug 31

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it will launch its navigation satellite ‘IRNSS-1H’ on August 31 to augment the existing seven satellites of NavIC constellation. To be launched on board PSLV-C39, IRNSS-1H will be a ‘back-up’ navigation satellite for IRNSS-1A, one of the seven satellites in the constellation, as its three rubidium atomic clocks […]

‘Creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum

‘Creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum

The income limit defining ‘creamy layer’ for OBC reservation has been raised by Rs 2 lakh per annum even as the Union cabinet approved setting up of a panel for sub-categorisation within the other backward classes for even distribution of reservation benefits. The government also ruled out having a relook at the present reservation system. […]

Ashwani Lohani deboards Air India; Rajiv Bansal to be interim CMD

Ashwani Lohani deboards Air India; Rajiv Bansal to be interim CMD

The government moved Ashwani Lohani, hailed as a turnaround specialist, from the now operationally profitable Air India to the Railway Board as its chairman, while giving interim charge of the national carrier to senior IAS officer Rajiv Bansal. Lohani replaces A.K Mital at Railway Board at a time when the country’s largest transporter has faced […]

Train accidents: Railway minister ‘offers to resign’

Train accidents: Railway minister ‘offers to resign’

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu indicated on Wednesday that he’s offered to resign after taking ‘moral responsibility’ for two recent train accidents, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked “me to wait”. Prabhu said he’s “extremely pained” by the two train derailments in Uttar Pradesh, one on Tuesday and the other last week. In Tuesday’s Kafiyat […]

Lavalin case: HC gives clean chit to Pinarayi Vijayan

Lavalin case: HC gives clean chit to Pinarayi Vijayan

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday upheld the discharge of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin graft case, saying the CBI had ‘wrongly picked’ him as prima facie there was no case against him. Justice P. Ubaid, who also upheld the discharge of two others in the Rs 374.50-crore graft case, rejected […]

Demand for K.K Shailaja’s resignation continues

Demand for K.K Shailaja’s resignation continues

The Congress-led opposition in Kerala continued to demand the resignation of Minister for Health and Social Justice, K.K Shailaja over her nepotism charge. The row pertains to the appointment of T.B Suresh, a member of the ruling CPI(M) from Wayanad as a commission member. Opposition has alleged that he has several criminal cases pending against […]

HP launches its first Omen X-branded gaming laptop

HP launches its first Omen X-branded gaming laptop

HP has launched its first laptop with the Omen X branding. The new laptop is aimed at gaming enthusiasts. Interestingly, the new Omen X laptop comes with thermals to support unlocked CPUs to allow overclocking and factory-overclocked GPUs, as per the company. The pricing for the Omen X gaming laptop starts from $2,299 (roughly Rs. […]

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