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Indian Air Force says deal for 83 Tejas LCA with HAL soon

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New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to sign a deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for acquiring 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) as negotiations over the price of the fighter jets are almost done, defence sources said here on Tuesday. In December 2017, the IAF had issued a single-vendor tender to the HAL for procuring 83 LCA. However, the deal is yet to be

In a first, Army to train jawans to clear SSB Exam, become Commissioned Officers

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The latest in the slew of measures being undertaken to restructure and reform the Indian Army is the Young Leaders Training Wing (YTW), inaugurated by the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. The new programme aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of serving Army Jawans to help them clear the Service Selection Board (SSB) Exam,

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO invites people to share amazing stories of chanda mama

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NEW DELHI: Days after the successful launch of India s second lunar mission – Chandrayaan 2,  the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited people to share their favourite childhood memories about the Moon. ISRO took to Twitter on Thursday to extend the invite and said that most amazing childhood memories about Moon might get a chance to be featured on its social

Apple working on new MacBook, suggests registrations

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San Francisco: After refreshing its MacBook Pro lineup earlier this month, Apple appears to be readying the launch of new portable computers, according to registration of new Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission uncovered by MacRumors. Registration in the Eurasian Economic Commission generally precede the release of new Apple products. In the past, release of severa

iPhones to sport 3-camera setup, 12MP selfie shooter

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San Francisco: Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year. While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, famous Apple expert and predictor. Both super-wide and front

WhatsApp to deny private chat screenshots: Report

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San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing an `Authentication` feature which would bar users from taking screenshots of their private conversations. The new feature comes as part of a plethora of security changes that the app has been working on and introducing, keeping in line with the app`s commitment to user-privacy, web portal Independent report

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram down for users worldwide

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Several social media platforms like Facebook, messaging app WhatsApp, and photo-sharing social network Instagram went down on Sunday for many users around the world. As per Downdetector.com, the website which monitors site outages, showed that Facebook has been having issues since 3:58 pm IST globally. The site also shows that Instagram users have been flagging off issues si

First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

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In a historic step, the first-ever image of a black hole was captured by the astronomers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the result was announced on Wednesday at 6.30 pm (9 am ET).  The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black

With 1.5 bn users a month, Googles Gmail turns 15

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San Francisco: Google`s email service Gmail that has nearly 1.5 billion monthly active users turned 15 on Monday. Created by Paul Buchheit on April 1, 2004, Gmail started with an initial storage capacity of one gigabyte per user. Today, Gmail allows 15GB free storage. Users can receive emails up to 50MB in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25MB in si

Supreme Court asks Anil Ambani to pay Rs 453 crore to Ericsson within 4 weeks or face 3-month jail t

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court found Reliance Communication chairman Anil Ambani and two directors – Reliance Telecom chairman Satish Seth and Reliance Infratel chairperson Chhaya Virani –guilty of contempt of court in a contempt petition filed by Ericsson India over not clearing its dues of Rs 550 crore after selling its assets to Reliance Jio. The Apex Court asked Ambani an

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