Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
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Rajesh Gopinathan resigns from TCS; Who is K Krithivasan, the new CEO-designate

Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO of TCS for six long years has resigned from the post. He is succeeded by TCS' BFSI unit president K Krithivasan.

TCS has announced that Rajesh Gopinathan will be succeded by K Krithivasan as firm's CEO.(Abhijit Bharlekar/Mint file photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 10:32 AM IST

Webb Telescope captures star's dying moments just before Supernova

Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed Wolf-Rayet phase of a star before it ends into supernova. The star is located 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagitta.

The Wolf-Rayet 124 (WR 124) is prominent at the center of the James Webb Space Telescope’s detailed image.(Nasa, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 05:13 PM IST

‘Zuckerberg took pay cut?' Employee laid off on maternity leave calls out Meta

Facebook parent Meta is implementing another round of mass layoffs affecting around 10,000 employees. Several of them are now taking to social media telling that the firing is not performance based. They accuse CEO Zuckerberg of being apathetic and asked if he took pay cut.

Facebook owner Meta announced another wave of job cuts, part of what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the company's
Published on Mar 16, 2023 01:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Is it legal?’ Musk to ChatGPT parent OpenAI; What is reason of displeasure

Elon Musk was one of the founding members of artificial intelligence company OpenAI. The remarks comes in the light of his recent criticism of AI misuse.

FILE - Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 12:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Massive job cuts in India due to Silicon Valley Bank collapse? Experts say…

SVB was a significant lender to companies doing business in the US-India market. Because of this, there are questions about whether the failure will have a significant impact on these firms and force them to implement drastic cost-cutting measures like employment cuts or recruiting freezes.

SVB reportedly had exposure to at least 21 startups in India.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

GPT-4 based ChatGPT: Reading visual prompts to coding games, how AI evolves

‘GPT-4 can solve difficult problems with greater accuracy, thanks to its broader general knowledge and problem solving abilities,’ says OpenAI, which has currently made the GPT-4 model available only for ChatGPT Plus users.

GPT-4 had been widely awaited ever since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in late November, wowing users with its capabilities that were based on an older version of OpenAI's technology, known as a large language model.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Microsoft eliminates entire AI ethics team amidst ChatGPT craze: Report

The Microsoft team has been attempting to identify risks associated with Microsoft's adoption of ChatGPT's parent company, OpenAI, across the entire spectrum of its products.

A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City, US. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 08:32 PM IST

Facebook parent Meta to cut 10,000 jobs: Report

Meta CEO Zuckerberg told employees that the company will conduct multiple rounds of job cuts in the coming months, as well as cancel some projects and reduce hiring rates

Updated on Mar 14, 2023 07:27 PM IST

What is status of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train? Railways ministry shares update

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad route is the country's only approved High-Speed Rail project. The Japanese government is assisting with the project's execution. Railway ministry said that more than ¼ the overall work is completed.

Rail ministry stated that in Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, 37.64 Km girders to support the structure had been launched.(National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited/ Representative Image)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 05:15 PM IST

I bought SVB shares at low prices, but then…: How Torre's CEO lost savings

Torre's CEO Alexander Torrenegra made a big mistake, he bought shares of SVB at a significant discount because he believed the bank would recover. By Friday morning, the federal government had taken control of SVB, rendering the shares purchased the day before likely worthless.

Silicon Valley Bank's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 06:57 PM IST

‘Kids want…,’ Adani CFO pot-shot at US investor Ackman seeking bailout for SVB

Bill Ackman says, the failure of SVB Financial could have a significant impact on the economy's long-term growth potential, as many venture capital-backed companies rely on the bank for loans and operating funds.

Adani Group CFO attacked Bill Ackerman for seeking bailout package for Silicon Valley Bank
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Modi minister to meet Indian startups affected by Silicon Valley Bank collapse

California regulators shut down the US lender and placed it in receivership, sending shockwaves throughout the global financial market. This occurred following SVB's failed share sale attempt, and startups began withdrawing funds at the urging of venture capital firms.

SVB (Silicon Valley Bank) logo is seen through broken glass in this illustration.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:34 PM IST

Nasa's SpaceX Crew-5 splashdown: Four-person spacecraft return to Earth| Watch

The SpaceX capsule, dubbed Endurance, splashed safely down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida, at 9:02 pm EST (7:32 am as per Indian standard time), returning two Nasa astronauts, one Japanese astronaut, and one Russian cosmonaut after 157 days in space.

The SpaceX Dragon Endurance is seen as it splashes down returning Crew-5 to Earth. (Nasa TV)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 09:58 AM IST

H3N2 seasonal influenza cases surge: Which states are reporting infections?

According to the latest data from Union health ministry, the states reported a total of 3038 laboratory-confirmed cases of various influenza subtypes, including H3N2, up until March 9th, 2023.

Karnataka reported the first death due to the H3N2 virus after an man from Alur Taluk in Hassan district breathed his last on March 1 (PTI)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Interview: Duolingo shifts language learning online, bullish on Indian edtech

India is one of the fastest growing markets for Duolingo and we foresee great potential to introduce even more regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi in the future, says chief business officer Bob Meese.

Duolingo is language learning online platform.(Duolingo)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Elon Musk to buy collapsed Silicon Valley Bank? Billionaire says ‘open to…’

Silicon Valley Bank collapse became America's biggest banking failure since 2008. People are looking towards Elon Musk for rescue as he recently bought Twitter to ‘ensure the sanctity of free speech’.

Elon Musk and Silicon Valley Bank
Published on Mar 11, 2023 03:01 PM IST

Infosys president Mohit Joshi resigns, joins rival Tech Mahindra

“Mohit Joshi joins Tech Mahindra from Infosys, where he is currently the President," company statement read. Joshi pursued MBA from Delhi University. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from St. Stephen's College in Delhi.

Mohit Joshi looked after Financial Services & Healthcare/Life Sciences businesses at Infosys(Infosys)
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 03:00 PM IST

Microsoft layoffs: ‘My entire team was eliminated,’ says sacked Indian techie

An Indian techie, who had been with Microsoft for eight years, was fired along with his team in the latest round of Microsoft layoffs this week. Companies are resorting to various cost-cutting measures, including harsh measure of implementing mass layoffs.

The tech industry has been experiencing a financial downturn since the demand boom associated with the Covid pandemic has subsided.(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay )
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:40 AM IST

‘My IAS father, Sanskrit prof mother were… ’: Microsoft CEO recalls childhood

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was born in 1967 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, to an IAS official father and a Sanskrit professor mother. After finishing schooling from the prestigious Hyderabad Public School, Nadella pursued an electrical engineering degree at the Manipal Institute of Technology. Later, he relocated to the United States to fulfil his master's degree in computer science.

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft.(AP File Photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 03:41 PM IST

HDFC Bank users confidential data leaked, claims hacker; bank denies

The HDFC data leak allegedly contains full names (with middle name included), date of births, age, phone numbers, personal emails, permanent emails, work emails, marriage status, gender, residence address lines, and much more.

The headquarters of India's HDFC Bank is pictured in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 06:34 PM IST

India installs 'world's first' bamboo crash barrier| 5 points

The bamboo crash barrier will be an alternative to steel and will be environmentally friendly. The recycling value of the bamboo crash barrier is 50-70%, while that of steel barriers is 30-50%.

The 200-meter long bamboo crash barrier is christened as
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 03:28 PM IST

ISS undertakes emergency boost to avoid space collision; here's why

The International Space Station (ISS) is a large spacecraft with a science laboratory onboard. It is presently a home to 14 astronauts from Soyuz MS-22 / MS-23, SpaceX Crew-5, and SpaceX Crew-6 missions who are learning about living and working in space.

International Space Station (ISS) is home to astronauts studying space in laboratory onboard the spacecraft.(Nasa)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 01:10 PM IST

Instagram recovers from outage; what Meta-owned service said on problem?

Reports of outage Instagram spiked at around 7 am. While over 50% of users reported problem in server connectivity, 20% said they were facing login issues.

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Explained: National Pension Scheme (NPS) vs Old Pension Scheme (OPS)

What exactly is the point of contention between National Pension Scheme (NPS) and Old Pension Scheme (OPS)? Is it just a political ploy, or does it also consider the economy? Here's a detailed account.

NPS and OPS is part of pension schemes floated by government.(HT File/ Representative Purpose)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 11:22 PM IST

Scammer meets techie: Who gets schooled in scam-gone-wrong?

Netizens were all praise for the witty response of the software engineer. A user wrote, “my dude left no opportunity missed” while another said, “don't mess with software engineer”.

Scammers are taking help of digital banking services to cheat people.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 07:54 PM IST

WhatsApp ‘highly accessible’ for persons with disabilities; How other apps rank

The top ten identified applications were rated as apps with ‘high accessibility’, ‘moderate accessibility’ and ‘low accessibility' based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

WhatsApp was rated as the only app with ‘high accessibility’.
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 02:26 PM IST

Microsoft integrates ChatGPT with robots: How this can herald a paradigm change?

A technical person is required to handle a robot because robots communicate with codes, which necessitate programming skills. ChatGPT can be used here to control them using our own words, like we would a human, rather than hand-written control codes.

A person talking with robot that is integrated with ChatGPT.(Twitter/ Mario Nawfal)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 11:51 AM IST

Shadow banning of Musk's Twitter account : An ‘idiotic algorithm’ behind this

A user questioned Musk about lower visibility of certain Twitter accounts. To this, Twitter CEO revealed that a faulty algorithm behind it.

Twitter Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.(AP file)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 10:42 PM IST

Chinese balloon mystery sparks debate on aliens; How to spot life beyond earth

Nasa says there is no life beyond Earth has ever been found; there is no evidence that alien life has ever visited our planet. But numerous unexplained incidents have forced scientists to study extraterrestrial life.

 The huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying and sending excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars.(AP)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 08:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

'Stalin would’ve loved this': Elon Musk quips on Google photos feature

Google One members — on both Android and iOS — and all Pixel users will now be able to enjoy Magic Eraser, a new HDR video effect and exclusive collage styles.

In the image Musk shared, Joseph Stalin and Nikolai Yezhov can be seen strolling along the shores of the Moscow-Volga Canal.(Twitter/ Elon Musk)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 05:53 PM IST
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