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Train-18 Soon to Be Commissioned for Public Utilization

Officials said they have approached Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking time for the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is likely after the presentation of the budget. The first train is slated to run between New Delhi and Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s Lok Sabha constituency.

Telecom Equipment Maker HFCL Bags Rs 148 Crore

Having bagged two contracts worth Rs 148 crore from Larsen & Toubro, Telecom equipment maker Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) on Wednesday said on December 23, the contracts are for executing telecommunication systems projects for Mauritius Metro Express Project and Dhaka Metro Mass Rapid Transit System.

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Rumors Gushing Around Samsung Galaxy A90

The pop-up camera on Samsung Galaxy A90 will be similar to the one seen on Vivo NEX. Rest of the details about the phone are not available as the device is only expected to launch by the end of the year. The rumoured specs for Galaxy A90 suggest it to be a device with 6GB to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Oppo K1 To Launch on February 6

Oppo K1 is set to be launched in India on February 6. Flipkart has confirmed the launch through a dedicated microsite just days after posting a teaser. The Oppo K1 sporting an in-display fingerprint sensor was unveiled in China back in October last year. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood, along with up to 6GB RAM. Oppo has also provided a 25-megapixel selfie camera to make the K1 capable enough to compete against other phones in the sub-Rs. 20,000 price segment.

Data Security Scandal Hits SBI; Alarming Bell for the Customers

According to a report by TechCrunch, the alleged unprotected server of the State Bank of India was housed in a Mumbai data centre and included two months of data from SBI Quick, a missed call banking service from the company. SBI Quick is claimed to offer an easy and non-connected way to its consumers to get basic information about their account with the bank. The consumers can ask for their balance, mini statement, request a cheque book, and more.

32-inch Android Smart TV at Just 4,999

Claiming it to be the cheapest LED TV in the market, Samy Informatics Director Avinash Mehta said the company is targeting the lower income family group besides other classes. To cut the cost, the firm is introducing a revenue generating mechanism with the TV units, which it would sell in the market.

CAREER

Study Says Milky Way Galaxy Is “Warped, Twisted” Not Flat

The new 3D map of our galaxy showed that the warped Milky Way disc also contains young stars and the warped spiral pattern is caused by torque from the spinning of the Milky Way’s massive inner disc of stars, according to the study published in the Nature Astronomy journal.

CBSE Dictates Health Science As the Compulsory Subject from April

The syllabus for the new course including health science was developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), and will be added to the existing CBSE curriculum for Classes 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Universal Basic Income Vs Minimum Income Guarantee- Intricacies Resolved

The game changer schemes of Universal Basic Income and Minimum Income Guarantee Schemes are the strides of both the governments. In an announcement that is being considered a mega game-changer in the run-up to the 2019 election, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a farmer rally in Raipur on Monday, said that his party will implement minimum income guarantee for the poor if Congress comes to power in 2019.

20 PNB Officials Transferred in PNB Scam Case

20 officials of Punjab National bank were transferred in connection with the PNB fraud case, including the investigating officer probing the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, involving fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali group.

Will School Curriculum be Scheduled on Nationalism?

In Gujarat students will answer roll calls with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’ instead of the current ‘yes sir’ and ‘present sir’ from January 1 in order to foster patriotism, a notification issued Monday stated.