Ban on Adult Content Websites Not Enough

In order to curb child rape cases, the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has ordered all Internet Service Providers (ISP) to ban access to 827 websites hosting adult content.  The ban order was issued after Uttarakhand High Court directed the Government to ensure these websites are inaccessible, as they have an adverse influence on children’s minds. […]

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Spatial Mapping Helps Tax Collectors

 The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) has completed 55 percent of the property tax collection for the year 2018-19 through new spatial mapping. Bengaluru, Nov.21, 2018. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2016 to  start data analysis of pictures to be  taken […]

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Drones Installed to Control Bengaluru’s Traffic

Drones should monitor the city’s traffic within one month To tackle the traffic congestion of Bengaluru city in August there was a collaboration planned between a drones’ Delhi based company (Omnipresent Robot Tech) and the city of Bangalore. A Government official said, ’’A meeting has been scheduled in the first week of November, but it […]

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Virtual Reality Now Offered in Schools

Some schools in Bengaluru are now using the power of technology to educate children. The Blossoms School in Bengaluru has become the first school in the city to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) modules to teach students. There are VR headsets and other gears available for students to learn different subjects. “The VR module is being […]

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A New Application to Record Noise Level

The application will help the users to record the impact on them caused by noise pollution. Bengaluru, 19 Nov. 2018: With regards to the growing concern of noise level in the city due to various factors including traffic, pub noise, diwali crackers; Center for study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)  has launched an application […]

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Schools for the Blind Lack Basic Infrastructure and Funds

Thousands of visually impaired children are left with outdated teachings Bangalore has several schools for the blind and disabled children, and most of those schools use teaching methodologies and techniques that are conventional and old. These schools, once built to rehabilitate or provide education to the blinds, are currently ‘small-scale institutes’ with student population between […]

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Good Samaritan hackers face hurdles

IT laws prosecuting ethical hackers remain unchanged as cases of data breach increase Bangalore April 9 2018: A Reddit user named, always_say_this, exposed the vulnerabilities—like gaining access to bank account details, passwords, names of customers etc.—of the servers belonging to Truecaller Pay and Tata Sky. He expected to get rewarded, get or job or simply acknowledged but instead was […]

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Initial Coin Offering: New way to raise start-up capital

With tough regulations on Initial Public Offering (IPO), companies seek ICOs to raise quick money. Bangalore, March 22, 2018: Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) though unregulated, is emerging as an alternative route for start-ups to raise capital from foreign markets. In 2017, $3.7 billion were raised globally, as reported by Earnest and Young. a Mumbai-based rental start-up […]

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