For its first phase this year, Google is working on getting 100 of India's busiest train stations online, in partnership Railtel, the telecom department of the Indian railways."Easy and affordable access to full fidelity broadband network continues to be a challenge in India and is throttling the economic impact that Internet can have on the country.""India has 350 million Internet users, yet 40% of these use limited data on their phones."People are searching for infotainment, but anecdotally, we also know that they are downloading education courses or upgrading their phones or looking for jobs," Azad says.Azad cites the example of Bhubaneswar and Pune, where the Wi-Fi project is popular with students who come to look up exam results, upgrade their apps, download software and educational courses.The company is also in talks with the Indian government to provide Internet connectivity through its Project Loon, which uses high-altitude balloons to beam Wi-Fi to remote areas where last mile connectivity might not be financially viable.
The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander has parted from the Trace Gas Orbiter that was its companion on the ExoMars mission and is on track for its planned Wednesday landing on the red planet.But the European Space Agency is yet to explain a radio glitch that took place along the way.At 17:02 Central European Summer Time on Sunday the European Space Agency reported that Flight dynamics team at ESOC European Space Operations Centre confirms separation of Schiaparelli from TGO Trace Gas Orbiter on the basis of Doppler signal from the carrier.The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope GMRT near Pune, India, has also recorded a very faint signal that indicates separation.Official confirmation expected soon when telemetry from TGO is received.But at 17:27 mission control posted that ExoMars Flight Director Michel Denis confirmed that separation of Schiaparelli has occurred and and signals from TGO have been reacquired.
A probe is on course to become the first European spacecraft to successfully land on Mars, potentially opening the door to a future crewed mission.The entry, descent and landing demonstrator module EDM , also known as the Schiaparelli lander, is one of two spacecraft heading for the Red Planet as part of the ExoMars mission, a joint undertaking between the European Space Agency ESA and Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.The second spacecraft involved in the mission, the trace gap orbiter TGO will not touch down but will attempt to enter the planet's orbit, where it will search for trace amounts of gas in the atmosphere.This afternoon, scientists anxiously awaited a signal to confirm the Schiaparelli lander, which had entered a powered-down state to save energy, had awoken on schedule for its descent.Finally, at 3pm BST, the ESA tweeted that the giant metrewave radio telescope, near Pune, in India, had picked up a signal from Schiaparelli.It was on course to touch down at around 4pm BST, although confirmation of the mission's success is expected to take several hours, The Guardian reports.
After spending the last seven months preparing to land its Schiaparelli lander on the surface of Mars, the European Space Agency was ultimately left hanging at the precise moment the module was expected to touch down.As it deployed its landing parachute and continued with its final descent, the signal it relayed back to the European Space Agency ESA command center near Pune, India, went offline, leaving agency officials and those tuned into the webcast completely in the dark.To be fair, the ESA isn t entirely sure what happened and while it s refrained from jumping to any conclusions, there s still a chance Schiaparelli successfully landed on Mars and remains operational.While the agency awaits further communication from the lander — as well as an update via a NASA orbiter — it s already planning on holding a press conference tomorrow morning to issue an official update.A rendering of the Schiaparelli landerFor those unaware of the mission, the ESA have been patiently counting down the days until October 19 for the better part of the past seven months.
Meanwhile, NASA's Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has gone into "safe mode" unexpectedly.The Schiaparelli lander was carried to Mars from Earth by the ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter TGO , which at least managed to get into orbit around the Red Planet, given Europe some joy.The TGO's orbit insertion burn ran from 13:05 to 15:24 GMT, October 19.The plan for Schiaparelli – aka the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module EDM – was that it would enter the Martian atmosphere 107 minutes after TGO began circling the alien world.The EDM lander's signal prior to and during the descent was picked up by the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope near Pune, India.A faint trace on the screen shows us that @ESA EDM has woken up on schedule ExoMars
India s Uber rival, Ola, is making it affordable for even more people in the country to use its cabs.The country s largest ride-hailing service today said it s expanding Ola Share Pass to four new cities — Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.With today s announcement, Ola Share Pass is now available in seven of the 15 cities where car pooling Ola Share program is available.Ola's rival Uber currently doesn't have any similar offering.SEE ALSO: Now you can listen to Apple Music, watch Sony LIV movies in your next Ola cab rideOla Share Pass, first unveiled in October, is a deviation from other cab services on the platform.
Youzu Interactive has opened an office in Pune, India, as part of a global expansion.The move shows that India’s growing smartphone market represents an opportunity for game companies.Shanghai-based Youzu appointed Anuj Tandon as CEO of the Indian subsidiary.India’s mobile game downloads are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58 percent over the next five years, growing from 1.6 billion downloads in 2016 to 5.3 billion in 2020, according to India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).Founded in 2009 by Mr Qi Lin, Youzu Interactive is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games.Last year, Youzu Interactive acquired Germany’s BigPoint, maker of online and mobile games.Youzu is valued at about $3.7 billion in China’s stock market.Tandon will establish and grow Youzu in India in the coming years.He joined Youzu India after heading mobile game publishing and market at Nazara Technologies — one of the largest Indian game publishers.
A truck drove just before 15.00 on the Friday afternoon check in people on Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm.the Truck drove to the last check in the department store Åhléns city.On Friday evening, stated to the police that four people have been killed and at least 15 injured.the newspaper Aftonbladet reported shortly after 20: 00 that a man has been arrested in Pune in an effort by the National mission.the Man at the arrest, saying that he is guilty of the attack, according to Aftonbladet.At 20.30-the time was confirmed to Aftonbladet's information by the police.
Microsoft's opened its three Indian Azure data centres to the world.Azure India kicked off in September 2015 but at the time Microsoft noted that “The India regions are currently available to volume licensing customers and partners with a local enrollment in India”, adding that “The India regions will open to direct online Azure subscriptions in 2016.”It looks like Redmond missed that deadline by a few months, because on April 11th the company announced that “global companies can now benefit from access to the three Azure regions in India.”Those regions are West India (Mumbai), Central India (Pune) and South India (Chennai), all of which Microsoft says are first-rate bit barns for anything you want to throw at them.Opening Azure India to non-Indians matters because using an offshore bit barn adds latency.Indians, like any users anywhere, like their online experiences to be snappy.
Uber is gearing up to launch its UberEats food delivery service in India sometime during this quarter, reports The Economic Times.The company had previously announced its intentions to do so around the end of January, but hadn’t specified a time frame.After trialing the service in Los Angeles back in 2014, it launched a standalone app in Toronto in December 2015.UberEats is already available in nearly 80 cities worldwide; it plans to initially launch in one Indian city, and add five more by the end of the year.It’s likely that Mumbai will be first on the list, as the UberEats site already lists the city and redirects browsers with an Indian IP to the Mumbai landing page.Based on Uber’s recent job postings, it looks like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Gurugram will follow.
p Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, finally launched its on-demand food delivery service, UberEATS, in India last week — the fastest-growing market in the world.UberEATS is starting off its operation in Mumbai before expanding to other major Indian cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, and Gurugram./p p The company first debuted UberEATS back in 2014 in Los Angeles, and today it has expanded to 71 cities with 40,000 restaurant partners.In India, it currently has 200 restaurants on its platform and allows consumers to schedule orders, curate restaurants, track delivery, and personalize according to dietary preferences.However, there is an inherent problem with the Indian food delivery businesses that are trying to replicate the U.S. model: The average food order value in the U.S. is around $20, about four times more than the average Rs.300 order (around $5) in India.Swiggy has already established itself as a major player, with more than a million app downloads and 25 percent month-on-month growth.
In India, customers of Café Coffee Day, a popular chain, can open a Digibank bank account when they pay for coffee.To do so, they need only their biometric-enabled ID card called Aadhaar, and Digibank’s app.The partnership route answered a major challenge for DBS: capturing customers digitally.Amplifying this partnership, it embarked on marketing activities to create greater awareness, including sponsoring a major Indian cricket team, Rising Pune Supergiants.Being branchless and paperless, Digibank eliminates the costly and onerous form-filling requirement.With tech shaving operating costs, the bank can afford to be more generous with interest payments.
Today’s round-up, for instance, has an US$80 million investment for a cloud data protection startup targeting global markets as well as a US$45 million round for a fintech startup focused on India.Three engineers of Veritas Software, which merged with Symantec, quit and founded Druva in Pune, nine years ago.They said, ‘maybe, owning your own data centers makes sense.’ They penalized us for using the public cloud,” founder and CEO Jaspreet Singh told Tech in Asia.This was a good pivot we made – when the whole world was focused on hardware and software,” he said.“Banks do not have the means to go into granular data for individual loan seekers, like we do for our borrowers.The system runs an assessment and tells us how much can be lent at what risk,” Gaurav Hinduja, co-founder of Capital Float, told Tech in Asia in an earlier interview.
He is an alumnus of Government Engineering college (Pune) and Harvard Business School at Boston.The entire episode has sullied the reputation of Infosys, its board, and co-founder Narayana Murthy himself.The infamous spat with their former chairman, Cyrus Mistry, damaged Ratan Tata’s equally exalted status.The Harvard Business School (my alma mater) wrote a case study on Murthy’s philosophy of compassionate capitalism.With such profiles, both Tata and Murthy are right in holding their respective boards accountable for results.Likewise, Murthy is well within his rights to seek all disclosures from the board if he saw a dilution in corporate governance standards.
Uber has launched a number of safety initiatives and features as part of its UberSAFE campaign in India, in a bid to ensure customers have a safe ride.The features include the Share My Trip option, which allows drivers to share the trip information with family without divulging the drop-off information.These features have been rolled out in Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow and will be fully rolled out across India by end of this month.Uber has also partnered with Delhi Police to allow access to Himmat, a women safety mobile app, through the rider app.Uber also rolled out DontDrinkAndDrive initiative where it joined hands with the bars in Mumbai to fight against drunk driving.As part of the campaign, Uber will also tackle duplicate driver accounts.
Uber is piloting a new “premier service,” which offers select riders an enhanced experience at UberX fares, says a statement from the company.It appears similar to the concept of Amazon Prime.The pilot program is starting in the cities of Mumbai and Pune in India.Uber does not spell out on what basis riders will be selected for the premier service, but presumably they will be frequent users.Shailesh Sawlani of Uber India explains that it is conceptualized as the next step towards the goal of doing away with the need to own private cars.“While private car ownership remains an aspiration for many, riders are seeking a ride that matches the experience of travelling in their own car.
Plans hiring too, but the 'We closed Sydney because of real estate costs' line looks thin“Veritas” is the Latin word for truth, a fact we mention because data management software vendor Veritas has offered The Register a revised explanation for the closure of its support desk in Sydney, Australia, after we received information that told a different story.That document was a workforce plan dated July 2017 and, in another irony for a data protection company, The Register understands the document was mis-filed on Veritas servers and shared beyond its intended audience.We understand the plan reached many Veritas employees, who were less-than thrilled to learn that it called for for over 150 redundancies in Chengdu, China, the closure of an office in Culver City, Los Angeles, “consolidation” of offices in Heathrow, Florida, and Green Park, near Reading, UK.Those plans were balanced by ~35 hires in Beijing, China and ~100 people in Pune, India, plus the intention to open a new San Francisco office and fill it with up to 150 people as part of an effort to concentrate management positions in the Bay Area.The document also calls for Veritas' Mountain View office to “scale to the right footprint”.
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Then early this month, the news of Dubai-Pune Air India Express flight which plunged dangerously over the Arabian sea broke out and the industry veterans did a spirited recall of ghost flights of the early ’70s.But then, don’t we all know, that in the aviation industry, anything goes.Now, there have been many incidents/accidents in the past involving diving aircraft — some like AI Express B737 did dramatic descents, while in other cases the descent rate was so gradual that it went unnoticed.None, however, kept an entire nation riveted like the events that followed the Eastern Airlines December 29, 1972, crash of flight 401.The aircraft’s autopilot disengaged during a go-around and the jet began a slow descent only to eventually plough into the swamp and crash.The flight engineer Donald Repo was in the avionics bay to check on a landing gear problem.The aircrash investigation report said the crew got distracted with the undercarriage problem and failed to monitor flight instruments.It was the first jet air crash in the US history and the sheer magnitude of casualties stunned the nation and its airline industry.
"David would come in with a grand new feature idea, and I'd tell him which parts were infeasible or impossible, which tricky conditions and edge cases we'd need to consider, and which other little niceties and implementation details we should add," Arment said.Nevertheless, it's easier for high-flying entrepreneurs to succeed if they have down-to-earth colleagues watching their backs -- and working hard to refine and implement their big ideas."Just talk to people like people," says Michele Serro, founder of New York City-based Doorsteps, an online tool for prospective homeowners that targets young buyers.Your brand's messages "should feel like a dialogue that honors real human emotions," Serro says.Successful products tend to sell themselves not as products but as solutions.Mobile apps are no different, says Rahul Varshneya, a startup coach and co-founder of Arkenea LLC, a mobility and cloud solutions company with offices in San Jose, Calif., and Pune, India.