Govt Slaps Telcos With Rs 10.8cr Penalty For Cell Towers Exceeding Radiation Limits

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha of the same on Friday. Airtel has been fined Rs. 2.15, Vodafone Rs 1.8 cr, Reliance 1.65 cr and Tata Teleservices Rs 1.45 cr. Idea, Aircel, Loop, MTNL, Sistema Shyam, Uninor and Videocon have also been fined. As off May 31, 2015 there were 9,08,353 base tower stations in India, and 6 of them were exceeding prescribed radiation limits.
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There Are Now Over 24,000 Distinct Android Devices From 1,300 Brands: Report

Over 1,000 of the Android smartphone brands seen this year didn’t even exist back in 2012. While Samsung devices continue to dominate, the biggest change is from previous years is the growth of these small companies chipping away at its dominance. Samsung’s market share fell from 47% in 2012 to 37.8% in 2015, despite the overall Android market registering growth.
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Apple Music Scoops Up 11mn Trial Subscribers In 1 Month

Apple claims to have already got 11 million trial users, 2 million of whom have opted for the company’s family plan. If the company converts its current trial users to paying customers, it will have almost half of rival Spotify’s paying user base. While Apple music costs $9.99 for individual and $14.99 for the family plan, Apple has undercut its pricing in India to just Rs 120 and Rs 190 respectively.
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Drones Can Help Deter Man-Animal Conflicts In & Around Indian Forests

Scientists propose using drones to track large animals such as tigers and elephants that stray into nearby villages. Forest officials will be able to survey 15-20 square kilometers from just one location. Following trials the WII plans to include features such as night vision and increased duration of flight. It is currently awaiting the DGCA and ministry of defense’s go ahead.
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Facebook Is All-Set To Begin Testing Its Internet Beaming Drones

Facebook’s Internet beaming drone has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, will fly at altitudes as high as 90,000 feet and stay airborne for up to 90 days. Known as Aquila, the drone will be able to beam Internet to the ground at speeds of up to 10GBPS. The drones will communicate with each other via Lasers and will begin testing before the year-end.
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Google’s Balloon-Beamed Internet Initiative Will Soon Cover All Of Sri Lanka

The partnership will bring high-speed Internet connectivity across the island nation via Google’s Project Loon. The initiative aims to connect remote and rural parts of the world via the Internet beamed down from balloons. Google’s hi-tec balloons will stay aloft in the stratosphere and float for about 100 days. The company is tying up with local Sri Lankan ISPs for the project.
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Amazon Proposes Delivery Drone Superhighways In The Sky

The company suggests that drones fly between the ground and 400 feet. Further, the area from 0-200 feet should be a low-speed localized traffic zone, while the area above it should be a high-speed drone highway of sorts. Amazon has also proposed that since drones will be flying autonomously, they will require sensors to sense and avoid obstacles.
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Google Apologizes For PM Modi Showing Up In Search Results For ‘Top 10 Criminals In India’

The company said that the troubling search results weren’t reflective of its views. The company blamed the issue on the way the images was described on the Internet which yield surprising results for the specific queries. The query also throws up photos of Dawood Ibrahim, Osama Bin Laden, American gangster Al Capone, Sanjay Dutt, Hafiz Saeed, Bill Gates and Arvind Kejriwal.
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Mahindra’s Upcoming Cars Will Have Google At Their Heart

Mahindra & Mahindra has joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to work along with Google and bring ‘Android Auto’ into the dashboards of its future car lineup. The company has already announced that it will bring Android Auto to its flagship XUV 500 and Scorpio SUV. Android Auto basically functions as an extension of a user’s smartphone in the car.
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