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Tiger Computing’s Keith Edmunds reveals how Kubernetes can be used to build a secure, resilient and scalable Linux infrastructure.

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Similar to Reliance Jio, Airtel reportedly enables queueing prepaid plans ahead of price hike.

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Indian Govt postpones mandatory implementation of FASTag to December 15 .

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5G deployment could be pushed back by five years due to exorbitant pricing, quantum spectrum issue: Director-general of COAI.

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Reliance Jio to raise mobile services rates by up to 40% from 6 December

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Dow on pace for worst day since 2 Oct as Trump signals delay in China trade deal

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Wall Street sank more than 1% and the benchmark S&P 500 hit a near one-month low on Tuesday as comments from President Donald Trump stoked fears of a significant delay in resolving a bruising trade dispute with China. Dow on pace for worst day since 2 October.

Speaking to reporters in London, Trump raised the possibility of the trade deal being delayed until after the U.S. presidential elections in November 2020.

“I have no deadline, no. In some ways I think it’s better to wait until after the election with China,” Trump said ahead of a meeting of NATO leaders.

Nine of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were trading lower, with tech heavyweights Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc weighing the most.

 

VPN downloads saw a 405% rise in 12 months since the adult website ban by the Indian government

VPN downloads saw a 405% rise in 12 months since the adult website ban by the Indian government

Clearly, the adult website ban has not worked at all in India. How do we know this? Well, according to Top10VPN, the number of VPN (Virtual Private Network) downloads grew a staggering 405% in the 12 months since the adult website ban was enforced. The data was analysed from Apple’s App Store as well as the Google Play Store.

As reported by Quartz, the Indian government had banned 827 adult websites. At first, there was some outcry, mostly from adult websites who went on to circumvent the ban by changing their URLs. Certain sites changed the name from .com to .org or .net, and so on and so forth. But the Indian government got wise to this and banned these alternate URLS as well.

Facebook tool to let users transfer their pictures to Google Photos

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Facebook is releasing a new tool today that will let users transfer their photos from Facebook to Google Photos. The tool is only available in Ireland as of now, and will roll out to the rest of the world in 2020. This tool is a part of Facebook’s Data Transfer Project. The Data Transfer Project is a collaborative effort with Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to build a common way for people to transfer their data between online services. According to Facebook, “The goal of this project has been to make it easier for services of any size to securely make direct transfers for data portability from one service to another and to make the process simpler for the people who use these services.”

IndiGo’s A320neo engine issue linked to how airline flies planes, believes DGCA

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IndiGo and Go Airlines India Ltd. use the same type of engine made by Pratt & Whitney that’s susceptible to mid-flight shutdowns. Yet IndiGo, one of Airbus SE’s biggest customers, is the only one to encounter turbine failures this year, drawing heavy scrutiny from the aviation regulator.

The reason could be linked to how the budget airline flies. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation told IndiGo’s operator, InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., that its practice of revving A320neo jets at full thrust right after takeoff could wear down the engines, people familiar with the matter said. By contrast, Go Air — India’s fourth-largest carrier by market share — typically uses a so-called alt-climb approach that applies less thrust, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing a private matter.

 

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

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China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls.

In September, China’s industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on “safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of citizens online”, which laid out rules for enforcing real-name registration.

The notice said telecom operators should use “artificial intelligence and other technical means” to verify people’s identities when they take a new phone number.

 

GST collection recovers to ₹1.03 trillion in November

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NEW DELHI : Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection has reversed a two-month contraction and crossed the ₹1 trillion benchmark in November, official data showed on Sunday. The recovery in the indirect tax collection is good news for policy makers who have been taking steps to improve liquidity in the system and boost consumption to counter an economic slowdown.

Central and state governments collected ₹1.03 trillion in November, a 6% growth over what was collected in the same month a year ago. This is also the third highest monthly GST receipts so far in the GST era, said an official statement.

After settling for taxes on inter state sales, Central and state governments earned a revenue of ₹44,742 crore and ₹44,576 crore respectively in November.

Delta IV Heavy’s beautiful launch on a secret mission

 

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On Saturday, June 11, the world’s most powerful rocket, Delta IV Heavy, took off to deploy a mysterious spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The launch, titanic by every sense, made for a beautiful scene of might, advancement and artful photography. Seeing how rockets spend most of their lives waiting on solid ground (until Elon Musk decided to send ’em out into the sea), the Delta IV Heavy’s mesmeric launch is something worth gazing it.

 

Q2 GDP growth slows to a more-than-six-year low of 4.5%

 

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New Delhi: The Indian economy is not showing signs of bottoming out. Growth in the September quarter slowed for the sixth consecutive time to 4.5%, the lowest since March 2013, as manufacturing output contracted, according to data released on Friday.

The fall in the GDP growth rate from 5% in the previous quarter will likely ratchet up the clamour for a fiscal stimulus. The persistent slowdown may also force the Reserve Bank of India to go in for another round of interest rate cuts at its monetary policy review meeting on 5 December.

In comparison, China’s GDP growth slowed to 6% in the September quarter, the weakest quarterly growth since 1992, down from 6.2% in the previous quarter.

Reliance JioFiber introduces Rs 199 top up voucher: everything you need to know

 

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JioFiber broadband customers now have a new prepaid voucher. The voucher offers the same benefits that other JioFiber customers get including unlimited voice calls and complimentary TV video calling. The Rs 199 voucher, on the other hand, has a validity of seven days and offers unlimited data at 100Mbps.

The voucher is available for “customers possessing a compatible Customer Premise Equipment”. The Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) is available in two variants. The price of the two is Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 1,500. Remember that the Rs 3,500 and Rs 1,500 are refundable deposits

 

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Travel frictionless with FASTag at Airtel Payments Bank

Airtel Payments Bank, in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL), has made FASTag available across its digital and retail touchpoints. FASTag enables automatic cashless payments at toll plazas across India, making road travel frictionless and time-efficient.

FASTag can be purchased in a matter of few clicks on the Bank section of Airtel Thanks App. Airtel Payments Bank is offering a special benefit of Rs 50 cashback on FASTag purchase made via the app. Airtel Thanks customers will soon be able to enjoy an additional benefit of Rs 50 cashback on the online purchase.

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Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales is starting a new social platform to take on Facebook and Twitter WT Social.

Are you tired of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Well, there is some good news for you as the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales has just announced a new social media network called WT: Social. The platform is essentially a revamped version of the news-focused site from 2017.Essentially, WT: Social wants to empower users to read and consume the right news and not be led astray by fake and misleading news pieces. One piece of information that caught our eye was the statement on the website which read, “We will never sell your data. Our platform survives on the generosity of individual donors to ensure privacy is protected and your social space is ad-free.”

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BSNL challenges Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone with Rs 1098 prepaid plan, offers truly unlimited data and free calling without any speed restrictions,

 

The Rs 1098 prepaid plan by BSNL was first spotted by TelecomTalk and as per the report, the plan is capped at 375GB in some circles. We checked the plan in the Maharashtra and UP West circle to find that there is no capping on the unlimited data offering. However, we suggest that our readers check with the telco regarding plan details, in their respective circle, before performing a recharge. This prepaid plan also offers unlimited national calling, along with 100 free SMS per day and free PRBT (personalized ring back tone facility).

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Xiaomi released the Mi Band 3i in India: Price, specs and more

 

Xiaomi have gone ahead and launched the Mi Band 3i in India. With an AMOLED touch display, up to 20 days of battery life and many more features the Mi Band 3i is a stripped-down version of its bigger brother, the Mi Band 3. Priced at Rs 1,299, the Mi Band 3i comes in a single Black colour set and it also comes with a 0.78 inch screen at 128×80 pixels. The screen is also a monochrome White AMOLED display with 300 nits of brightness and a capacitive touch panel. It also comes equipped with a 110mAh li-polymer battery.

 

IT department issues 1.46 trillion in refunds till November end

IT department issues ₹1.46 trillion in refunds till November end

NEW DELHI : The Income Tax department has scaled up issue of refunds to boost tax payer confidence, giving ₹1.46 trillion till 28 November, about 23% more than the refunds issued in the same period a year ago, said a government official.

The department’s facility in Bangalore that manages tax return filings has processed 21 million refund claims for the current assessment year, by November end, an improvement of 20%, said the official. In the same time a year ago, it had processed 17.5 million.

Refunds have also become quicker this year. Of the 21 million refund claims processed, 68% have been issued within a month of e-verification of the return form this assessment year, compared to 57% in the same period a year ago, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. There is also a 20% improvement in the total returns processed so far this year, from the year ago period, the official said quoting an internal analysis of the department’s performance.