Technology

5G Race Gets Hotter, Adani In Fray To Acquire Spectrum

NEW DELHI: One of the richest men in Asia has joined the 5G spectrum race. Billionaire Gautam Adani’s Adani Group on Saturday confirmed that it will enter the race to acquire telecom spectrum. The decision holds significance as he will compete directly with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio and Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Airtel. “As India prepares …

Jio Becomes First Company To Offer 4G Services In Ladakh

LADAKH: Telecom giant Reliance Jio added another feather to its hat by expanding its network services to Ladakh. Jio installed a tower in Spangmik village near the Pangong lake which has been a friction point between India and China for years. The telecom operator became the first network to provide 4G mobile connectivity in and …

Jharkhand Eyes Solar Power; Targets 4K MW In 5 Years

RANCHI: In a bid that could boost the electricity generation in the mineral-rich state, the Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government unveiled a new solar policy that aims at increasing clean energy capacity up to 4,000 megawatts in the next five years. Unveiled by Chief Minister Soren, the Solar Energy Policy 2022 will help the state transition …

MoS Chandrasekhar, UK PM Johnson Discuss Innovation, Tech

LONDON/NEW DELHI: Union minister of state for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar met United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London to discuss the Indo-British future in technology and innovation sectors. The minister also discussed the achievements of the Digital India mission. Chandrasekhar was accompanied by a delegation of representatives from Indian startups and Unicorns along with …

PM Modi Virtually Inaugurates India’s First Smart Campus

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually inaugurated Bosch India’s first smart campus in Bengaluru. The campus was built at a cost of Rs 800 crore. PM Modi also congratulated Bosch India for completing 100 years of its presence in the country. “This campus will take lead in developing futuristic products and solutions …

SON RISE: Ambani Senior Quits As Reliance Jio Director, Aakash Is Chairman

MUMBAI: The baton is changing hands, gradually, as Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday stepped down as the director of India’s largest digital telecom company Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Ambani senior passed on the baton to his son Aakash, who will become the chairman of the company, after …

India’s CO2 Target: Include Unrecognised MSMEs In Green Energy Initiatives, Experts Demand

NEW DELHI: Academicians, industry leaders, and experts on Monday asked the government to bring unrecognized micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within the ambit of initiatives aimed at facilitating small industrial units to switch to clean energy. They also agreed that the sector has an important role for India to achieve the net-zero carbon target. …

IIT-K’s ‘Warm Hug’ For Ones In Icy Climes

KANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): If you are an Army man or a trekker frequenting extremely cold places like Kargil, Ladakh, or Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has good news for you. IIT-Kanpur, considered one of the premier institutes of the country, has developed an electrically-heated warm jacket known as the “warm hug”. …

IIT-K’s Nano Drone Can Change Recce Game For Armed Forces

  KANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): An engineer of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has developed a nano “stealth drone” which could boost defence forces’ reconnaissance capabilities. The drone, which weighs just 239 grams, has been developed by aerospace engineer Vasanth. As per the government’s Drone Rules 2021, unmanned aircraft systems weighing less than 250 …

Brace For 10 Times Faster Internet As India Auctions 5G Spectrum Next Month

NEW DELHI: You will soon have the access to 10 times faster Internet than the fourth generation or 4G telecom service speed. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to auction the 5G spectrum for a period of 20 years. The Cabinet’s approval has paved way for the Department of Telecommunications to conduct a …