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WhatsApp to stop working on some iPhones from February 2020

Washington, Sept 30: iPhone users who have not upgraded to a new version of the operating system for long -- there is one more reason to do so. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you will be able to use it only until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the instant messaging platform....

Rupee slips 7 paise to 70.63 vs USD in early trade

Mumbai, Sept 30: The Indian rupee opened on a cautious note and fell 7 paise to 70.63 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday tracking weak opening in domestic equities and foreign fund outflows.

Forex traders said increasing demand for the US dollar vis-a-vis other currencies overseas and rising crude oil prices weighed on the domestic unit....

Vikram still missing on Moon, wait till Oct: NASA

Chennai, Sept 27: The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said the precise location of India's moon lander Vikram on the lunar highlands is yet to be determined.

"Vikram had a hard landing and the precise location of the spacecraft in the lunar highlands has yet to be determined," NASA said in a statement issued...

Social media rumours of banks shutting down false: RBI

New Delhi, Sept 26: The government and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) denied reports on Wednesday that the regulator is closing down at least nine commercial banks soon.

"There are mischievous rumours on social media about RBI closing some banks," said Finance Secretary Rajeev Kumar.

He said, "There is no question of closing any public sector bank, which...

UN climate summit sets new pathways to reduce emissions

United Nations, Sept 24:Leaders from government, business, and civil society on Monday announced potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary General's Climate Action Summit here on Monday.

As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue to rise, and public backlash mounts, the Summit offered a turning point from inertia into momentum, action, and global...

Facebook picks 6 projects from India for AI ethics research

Bengaluru, Sept 22: To encourage research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics, Facebook has selected six projects from India that will focus on three key areas - governance, cultural diversity, and operationalising ethics.

The winners declared on Friday, included the top two submissions in each category.

Facebook announced the Ethics in AI research awards in June with a regional...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets Trump, rejects call to break up company

Washington, Sept 20: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker's call to break his company, saying he's not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost.

Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC on Thursday, and asked him to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

"Just finished meeting...

‘NASA analysing images of Chandrayaan-2’s landing site’

NASA is analysing, validating and reviewing the images clicked by its lunar orbiter of the area on the Moon where India's Chandrayaan-2 mission made an unsuccessful attempt to soft land its Vikram module, according to a media report that quoted a project scientist of the US space agency.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has snapped a series of...

75% Indians feel working for one boss 'old-fashioned'

New Delhi, Sept 18: Over 75% Indians believe that the notion of working for one employer your entire career is "old-fashioned" and so is the traditional retirement, according to a survey.

Twenty-five per cent Indians would want a second innings post-retirement in a career they love, it said.

The survey also pointed out that 84%...

86 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

Kanchanaburi, Sept 17: At least 86 of the 147 tigers rescued from an infamous Thailand temple where they featured as a tourist attraction have died due to genetic problems, authorities said on Monday.

The tigers were suffering from problems due to inbreeding and died between 2016 and 2019 in the two government wildlife sanctuaries, the Department of National Parks,...