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Paytm rolls out RuPay debit card

Paytm rolls out RuPay debit cardNow one can create their own UPI ID and link their bank account for faster payments. Send money directly to any bank account at zero per cent charge. It is all possible with the launch of Paytm BHIM UPI app. Paytm Payments Bank Savings Account holders can now order a physical debit card from the App.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder , PayTM said, “Shop easily at any shop or withdraw money from any ATM with your debit card. Paytm had launched its physical debit card on January 18, 2018.”

Paytm , the pioneer company into digital payment , announced last year that they will be rolling out Paytm debit card (RuPay card) back in 2017. Keeping their promise alive, the digital payment company is now entering into physical banking. In the recent announcement on Twitter that they announced that they are launching the all new debit card with no transactional charges. The user will get an interest of four percent per annum every month…Read More

 

 

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Siemens bags Rs 580 crore project for electrification of Gujarat Metro Link Express

Siemens bags Rs 580 crore project for electrification of Gujarat Metro Link ExpressThe Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company has awarded an order of approximately Rs. 580 Crore (Euro 76.04 million) to the consortium of Siemens Ltd. India and Siemens AG, Germany for electrification of the 39.2-kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad. The line, currently under construction, will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors.

Siemens will be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track Metro line. In addition, Siemens will also provide a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.

“Metro will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. Mobility is an area of expertise for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure,” said Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice-President, Siemens Ltd. and CEO, Mobility Division in Lead Country India. He added, “With addition of this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for six Metro cities in India, the other five being, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida, matching the pace of urbanization….Read More

 

 

After 3 decades, Apple Lisa will soon see a release

After 3 decades, Apple Lisa will soon see a releaseIf reports are to be believed, Apple’s legendary and historical operating system, Lisa will soon be released by The Computer History Museum situated in California. The OS will be for free as an open source this year.

The source code of the Apple’s Lisa computer which predates the Mac has been recovered and it’s being reviewed by Apple itself, according to the Computer History Museum. Apple Lisa is a desktop developed by Apple released on January 19, 1983 and was one of the first personal computers to offer a graphical user interface in a machine aimed at individual business users.

It also happened to be the first personal computer by Apple to feature support for a mouse.

Al Kossow, a software curator at the museum reiterated, “Just wanted to let everyone know the sources to the OS and applications were recovered, I converted them to Unix end of line conventions and spaces for Pascal tabs after recovering the files using Disk Image Chef, and they are with Apple for review.Read More

Digital India brings confidence among the entrepreneurs to think ‘Beyond the Box’

Digital India brings confidence among the entrepreneurs to think 'Beyond the Box'In today’s digital age, consumers and business are now embedded in newer technologies. More technology means more jobs. To win in the new Digital Age, there is a race among companies to get the required tech talent they need to help them transform. Sustained technology investment has led to millions of skilled employment opportunities across the country.

Technology is a great leveler. Digital India is the programme to improve digital connectivity and uses IT services to deliver various services and information to people in India. We are in the sweet spot on the demographic curve, with the majority of our population young and productive. The programme recognizes at the onset that the young Indian talent still remains untapped. The potential of Information Technology needs to be channelized and innovations like recharge sachets of Rs 5 and Rs 10 can fan a revolution that will transform India into the world’s second-largest telecom market in terms of mobile phone users and, subsequently, Internet users.

Digital India is a very strong word coined by PM Modi that brings confidence among the entrepreneurs and technocrats. It also brings confidence to think beyond the box. Most of the newer technologies are being implemented in India as the testbed; India is the hub for providing services to US and rest of the world. With this it clearly justifies a digitally empowered India on how it is getting ready for the technology tomorrow…..Read More

 

 

Smart Urbanization saved Rs 6 Crore on Electricity Bill

Smart Urbanization saved Rs 6 Crore on Electricity BillSCADA system helps Ahmedabad water department to save Rs 6 cr. on electricity bill. At a time when other metropolitan cities are not getting enough water supply due to breakdown in the pipeline network, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been giving presentations to other urban local bodies on how its water department saved Rs 6 crore last year on the electricity bill.

AMC’s water department gives credit to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) not only for the saving but also for utilizing 23 million liter per day (MLD) water that was going to waste.

The project includes monitoring of water quantity, quality and energy parameters of 148 water distribution centers, four french wells and four water treatment plants. We will add 51 water distribution centers in the system,” says Jagdish Patel, City Engineer. He added, “After one-year monitoring on the system, we found that we have saved Rs 6 crore as electricity bill and also utilized 23 MLD water, which was being….Read More

 

 

Apple Developers Earning Increased 30% In 2017

Apple Developers Earning Increased 30% In 2017Apple developers work to explore the possibilities to deliver amazing user experiences by using latest advances in Apple platforms directly, this seems to be a huge business opportunity and who make apps for the iPhone and iPad earned 30 percent more in 2017 than a year earlier, though it was still a slowdown from growth in 2016. The App Store is home to the most innovative apps in the world and in the past 12 months alone, downloads have grown over 70 percent.

Developers who make apps for iOS earned $26.5 billion in 2017, Apple said in a statement Thursday, as users snapped up breakout hits including games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Monument Valley 2. In 2016, developers earned $20 billion, a 40 percent increase from the year earlier.

Apple said its App Store had a record-breaking holiday season, culminating with $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018, up from $240 million in the prior year. Developers typically get 70 percent of that revenue, though the proportion increases to 85 percent after customers have completed a year’s subscription to an app. Consumers spent more than $890 million over the seven days starting on Christmas Eve….Read More

 

 

CES 2018 to focus on AI capabilities

CES 2018 to focus on AI capabilitiesWorld’s largest tech show Consumer Technology Association (CES 2018 ) will kick off in Las Vegas from January 9 to 12. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are expected to arrive in the city. The event is most popular globally for the consumer gadgets. With newer disruptions getting innovated, the show will also showcase artificial intelligence, automobiles, medicine, marketing and even agriculture.

Artificial intelligence is the culmination of software, algorithms and sensors working together to make your everyday appliances smarter and more automated. It is AI that is telling the door to unlock when the camera recognizes you, or sending an alert to your phone when sensors detect a person.

Tech companies are looking to push internet connectivity beyond products in your home and they will demonstrate prototypes of devices embedded with some of these sensors with the hope that cities will soon begin adopting these technologies within their infrastructure….Read More