India’s new drone regulations distilled

The central government has issued the Drone Rules 2021, which establish a far more permissive framework for unmanned aircraft systems than existed previously. Several procedures and permissions have been eliminated under the revised guidelines, a version of which was issued in July, and this is intended to simplify drone operations for civilian drone operators. “The new Drone Rules usher in a landmark moment for this sector in India. The rules are based on the premise of trust and self-certification. Approvals, compliance requirements and entry barriers have been significantly reduced,” Prime…

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Indian Drone Market to become a billion-dollar industry

According to a report by The Print, India’s Drone Market could become a multi-billion dollar industry in the next decade as found in research conducted by an advisory firm Business Research Institute (BIS). This fact also received confirmation from the All India Council For Robotics & Automation (AICRA). According to Global Market Intelligence combined with BIS Research, the global drone market is currently dominated by the US, China, and Israel. It is expected to touch $28.47 billion in the year 2021. As forecasted, it is estimated that the drone market…

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Facebook Rolls-Out Covid Announcement Tool to Help Health Depts in India

Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday said it is expanding its ‘COVID-19 Announcement’ in India that will help health departments of states and union territories share essential COVID-19 related updates with their communities. India is the second country after the US to launch this feature. Facebook said it has partnered with 33 states and union territories to roll out this tool in their respective jurisdictions. “The COVID-19 Announcement feature will give health departments the ability to push out timely, credible COVID-19 and vaccine information to people in their local communities/ state jurisdictions. States…

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Cryptocurrency Investors Should be Prepared to Lose All Their Money: BoE Governor

LONDON — Cryptocurrencies “have no intrinsic value” and people who invest in them should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said. Digital currencies like bitcoin, ether and even dogecoin have been on a tear this year, reminding some investors of the 2017 crypto bubble in which bitcoin blasted toward $20,000, only to sink as low as $3,122 a year later. Asked at a press conference Thursday about the rising value of cryptocurrencies, Bailey said: “They have no intrinsic value. That doesn’t mean to…

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Google Assistant adds new features to helps families on Mother’s Day 2021

Ahead of Mother’s Day 2021 on May 9 this year, Google Assistant is bringing a couple of new features for mothers around the world. A new update to the assistance service brings new entertainment content, a family bell feature and a new enhanced broadcast messaging feature. Google announced the new features in a blog post on May 6. Here’s a detailed look at everything new that Google Assistant can now do, that can help not just moms, but the whole family. Enhanced Broadcast Feature The new enhanced broadcast feature lets…

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Koo launches ‘TalkTo Type’ feature, to support 22 Indian Languages

Koo, the ‘desi’ version of the microblogging site Twitter, on Tuesday announced a new Talk to Type feature that allows its users to post content on the platform using voice commands. “This ‘Talk to Type’ feature is magical and takes creation for regional language creators to the next level,” said Aprameya Radhakrishna, CEO and Co-founder of Koo. Koo also claims that it is the first social media platform globally to use this feature in the Indian regional and local languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi – apart…

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XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

A new virtual reality headset designed for mobility will serve as an entry point into a new virtual world, its maker announced Tuesday. The US$599 Mova headset from XRSpace, founded by former HTC chief Peter Chou, will support 5G and be the exclusive on-ramp to Manova, a social reality platform that aims to defy the boundaries of space and time to bring people together. Users can roam Manova as full-body avatars with a user’s personal features to socialize, work and play in a number of public and private spaces, according…

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India holds up wireless approvals for China-made devices

India previously allowed companies to self-declare wireless equipment, a move that made imports easier, but new rules in March 2019 mandated firms to seek government approval. India has held up approvals for import of wifi modules from China for months, driving companies such as U.S. computer makers Dell and HP and China’s Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Lenovo to delay product launches in a key growth market, two industry sources said. Imports from China of finished electronic devices – like bluetooth speakers, wireless earphones, smartphones, smartwatches and laptops – containing wifi…

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Reliance Makeover Is Being Carefully Watched !!

Things nobody should lose in a taxi – their phone and wallet – are what India’s richest man wants to control. And Mukesh Ambani intends to do it in a market of a billion-plus consumers. The oil-and-petrochemicals tycoon’s digital services startup requires him to dominate the use of mobile devices, while his retail chain, India’s largest, needs maximum grip on customers’ moneybags. Through that the fog of the pandemic, the billionaire’s flagship Reliance Industries Ltd. is showing glimpses of this twin-track strategy. Although padded by a one-time gain from selling…

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