4G Speed in India slowest in world

India may be going digital, but high-speed internet on mobile phones still remains a challenge, even on 4G. Despite telecom companies announcing massive rollout of 4G services, the average network speed in India remains the slowest across countries+ having substantial telecom networks, lagging even Pakistan, Algeria, Kazakhstan and Tunisia. According to a list prepared by mobile analytics company OpenSignal, 4G download speed in India is the slowest across 88 countries spanning six continents. This is despite the fact that 4G has been expanding at a rapid pace across the country,…

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Earth’s satellite turns red, stargazers see ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ across India

Moon-gazers saw a super moon, when it looks bigger and brighter than ever because it is closer to the earth, a blue moon, which is the second full moon in a calendar month, and a blood moon, a reference to the red colour of an eclipse. The phenomenon was visible across several parts of the world. The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright. The celestial treat became visible in India a little later than expected but when it did,…

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All you need to know about In-flight Internet Services

How internet is provided onboard an aircraft Broadly, there are two ways to get an internet signal onto something that is 35,000 feet above ground: 1. Ground-to-air -Technology uses ground-based mobile broadband towers -Aircraft installed with antennae on the fuselage pick up signals from ground towers that are closest to flight path -The technology isn’t highly reliable for on-board connectivity on flights that fly over vast water-bodies like the oceans 2. Via satellite -Expected to be more popular in the future -Satellite technology overcomes the hurdle of receiving signals over…

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Flaw in UIDAI’s SMS service lets anyone with your Aadhaar number trace your bank info

In light of media reports about access to a specialised Aadhaar website being sold for as little as Rs 500, an SMS flaw in UIDAI’s service has become apparent that allows anyone who has your Aadhaar number to figure out your bank details. The flaw resides in a USSD service that UIDAI publicly shared in December last year. First reported by Gadgets.NDTV, the service allows anyone to check if their bank account has been linked to their Aadhaar number, as has been mandated by the authority. To find whether an…

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Discarded Walnut Shells can be used to make batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are significantly cheaper than lithium-ion varieties ashmir’s lofty mountains and majestic slopes, together with the temperate are ideally suited for walnut production, and it is no wonder that Kashmiri walnuts are famous worldwide for their superior taste. Naturally, a lot of organic waste, by way of walnut shells, is also generated. A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), carried out a study and found that 63,000 hectares of land is used for walnut cultivation in Kashmir. Of the total 36,000 tonnes…

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Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia calls on Fin Min, IT Minister, Chief Secretary

Founder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia, today called on Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu and Minister for Information Technology, Imran Raza Ansari, chief secretary, B.B Vyas and other Administrative Secretaries to discuss the next generation of technological utilities in the state. On the occasion, Bhatia discussed various interventions like smart traffic management system, signaling system, smart cities surveillance, crowd tracking and management system, end to end encrypted messaging system for police. In the meeting, Dr Drabu said the government will thoroughly study the new pro-public interventions and would explore the possibilities…

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Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G demo in India

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. The demonstration using Ericsson’s…

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Using Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway Stations invitation to cyber attacks

Browsing internet using public wireless computer network at railway stations and airports may leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) has warned. The nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents in India has rated the vulnerability quotient of public Wi-Fi in the country at ‘high’. “Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails etc,” CERT-in said. The Indian agency has suggested that users avoid public Wi-Fi at all costs…

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Bank details of Indians on sale online for Rs 500

The debit and credit card details of Indians, including the particulars of the bank account a card is linked to, the CVV number, and phone numbers and email IDs, are up for sale on the dark web for just Rs 500, the Madhya Pradesh police cyber cell has said. Cops in Indore discovered the sale after busting an international gang, led by a Pakistan national and operated from Lahore, involved in it. A detective had posed as a customer and bought debit card details of an Indore-based woman in exchange…

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Data of over 6,000 key Indian organisations up for sale on Internet: Quick Heal

Global IT security firm Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand Seqrite has discovered an advertisement on DarkNet forum that claims to have access to data of over 6,000 Indian businesses that include Internet Service Providers (ISPs), some of the key government organisations, banks and enterprises. Secret Cyber Intelligence Labs, along with its partner seQ tree InfoServices, tracked the advertisement where the unknown hacker has priced the information at 15 Bitcoins (nearly Rs 42 lakh) and is offering network takedown of affected organisations for an unspecified amount, the company said in a…

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