About 7,000 people share one public toilet in Delhi

Only one out of four toilet seats are reserved for women in India. Delhi has one public toilet seat per 4,373 males and 10,039 females, revealed a report by Praja Foundation. Out of 2,985 public toilets built by the various municipal corporations of Delhi, 2,055 are for males and 777 are for females. In contrast, […]

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Short attention span challenges website developers

People don’t spend more than eight seconds looking at a screen. Website developers have to catch their attention within that time. Chandigarh: Website developers have a hard time keeping their websites afloat because websites need viewership and viewers don’t have the attention span to let a site load, says an International Journal of Trend in […]

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Teaching the arts moves online, with better results

Online classes are becoming a new revenue stream for many fine arts educators.  Bangalore: As learning shifts online due to the pandemic, many fine arts educators have managed to add more students to their classes due to an increase in demand for learning different art forms. India has seen a 48 percent increase in online […]

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Toilet locator app leads to a wild goose chase

The toilet locator app introduced by the Ministry of Urban Development in partnership with Google renders useless. By Rhythima Agarwal Users lack awareness of the inefficient toilet locator app which makes it difficult for public toilet users to find toilets to relieve themselves in, while travelling long distances. Arkesh S, an auto driver said, “I use […]

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Paying Rs 14,999 for video message from Jannat Zubair? Not for long

Did you know it would cost you 15k for your favourite actor to give you a shoutout on video? And almost Rs 4,999 if the person were to DM you on social media? But experts and some celebrities are questioning the rationale behind the idea and the sustainability of the business model. By Savyata Mishra […]

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Aeromodelling no longer belongs in deep pockets

Technically-oriented adrenaline junkies can now afford aero-modeling as a hobby, with countless workshops cropping up in Bengaluru round the year. By Jagriti Parakh Bright colored paper planes and hand gliders flew from one corner to another, some even collided and crashed. The young pilots stood there, with their heads up high and eyes gleaming—they had […]

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Bengaluru: Traffic Police needs more tech

Proper use of technology and artificial intelligence could be a solution to the city’s traffic woes. However, major junctions of the city are yet to get high-resolution CCTV cameras to capture commuters and motorists breaking the laws and APNR cameras as well as multidirectional infrared and colourless laser sensors. By Neetu Saini Traffic police can […]

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E –wallets, breeding ground for cyber criminals

According to cybercrime police, the number of digital wallets or e-wallet fraud cases has increased rapidly after various online platforms opened for payments and money transfer. By Archita Chakraborty Bangalore: In recent years, the tech city, Bangalore, has experienced a rapid increase in the number of digital wallets or e-wallet fraud cases. The number of […]

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Glitches in the online attendance system

Real time attendance and biometric attendance system, implemented in June 2016 suffers from a technical glitch.   By Swati Ekka Bangalore:  The State government has failed to fix the technical difficulties plaguing Students Achievement tracking System (SATS KARNATAKA), which was implemented to monitor the attendance of the government school teachers and overall performance of the students. […]

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