Author Archives: Loknath Das

NEET 2017: CBSE asks court to vacate stay on results

The CBSE has rejected the contention that NEET 2017 question papers in vernacular languages such as Gujarati were easier compared to English. Photo: Hindustan Times Madurai: The CBSE on Tuesday denied in the Madras High Court that vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English. In its counter ... Read More »

SC sets aside Allahabad HC order on PG medical seats after AMU, BHU plea

The Supreme Court order came on the plea of BHU and AMU. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Allahabad High Court’s 29 May order which had quashed 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta said institutes like the Banaras Hindu University ... Read More »

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli ... Read More »

HTC U11 Listed on Company’s India Website, Indicating Imminent Launch

HIGHLIGHTS HTC U11 listed on the company’s India site No price or availability details as of now HTC U11 to launch in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model HTC U11, the Taiwanese company’s flagship smartphone, seems set to launch in India soon. The company has listed the new HTC U11 on its India website indicating an imminent launch. Additionally, a ... Read More »

Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4 Price in India Leaked, Tipped to Launch Soon

HIGHLIGHTS Moto Z2 Force may be priced at Rs. 38,999 The Moto G5S Plus may be priced at Rs. 17,999 Moto X4 may be priced at Rs. 20,999 Lenovo brand Moto just recently launched its Moto Z2 Play smartphone with Moto Mods support in India. However, the company plans to release three more smartphones into the market before the end ... Read More »

LeEco Unit Leshi Scraps Plans to Issue Bonds

HIGHLIGHTS LeEco’s Leshi has scrapped plans to issue CNY 2 billion worth of bonds No reason given for the cancellation by the Leshi Internet In May, LeEco said it will cut over 300 jobs at its US business Leshi Internet Information & Technology, a listed unit of Chinese conglomerate LeEco, has scrapped plans to issue CNY 2 billion ($294 million) ... Read More »

Snap IPO May Lead Pack of Tech ‘Unicorns’

After a dearth of technology listings in 2016, Snapchat parent Snap is set for its market debut as early as this week. The initial public offering (IPO) if successful could presage a wave of listings from the sector’s so-called “unicorns” – those with a valuation of at least $1 billion based on private funding sources. Here are some of the ... Read More »

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors ... Read More »

Uber Loses Bid to Keep Acquisition Report Secret From Waymo

HIGHLIGHTS Uber’s case against Waymo has gone in favour of the latter Waymo accused Uber to be possessing its stolen self-driving tech files Uber has denied Waymo’s trade-secret theft allegations Uber Technologies lost a battle to prevent Waymo from seeing an internal report the Alphabet Inc. unit is betting will show that its former engineer colluded with the ride-hailing giant ... Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Asus’ headset will come with a “futuristic” head-mount Dell’s headset will focus on affordability and comfort Lenovo’s headset will have built-in sensors for inside-out tracking We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 ... Read More »