Bihar: Trains diverted due to rising floodwater in Samastipur division

A few trains have been diverted due to rising floodwater in the Samastipur division, said Northern Railway on Monday. An official release said, “It is notified for the information of the general public that due to flood water rising tendency at bridge no. 248 between Sagauli-Majhaulia station on Samastipur Division of East Central Railway, a few trains will […]

CoWIN being prepared to be made open-source, says PM Modi

Emphasising the importance of technology in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that India’s COVID vaccination platform CoWIN is being prepared to be made open source. Addressing the CoWIN Global Conclave, PM Modi said, “Indian civilisation considers the whole world as one family. This pandemic has […]

New Excise Policy 2021-22 will be uploaded today itself on website: Delhi govt to HC

The Delhi Government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that the New Excise Policy for the year 2021-22 will be uploaded today itself on the websites concerned. The petition was moved by the Delhi Liquor Trader Association seeking direction from the Government of NCT of Delhi to make public the New Excise Policy […]

PhonePe, Flipkart partner to digitise cash-on-delivery payments

Digital payments platform PhonePe said on Monday it has partnered with e-commerce marketplace Flipkart to launch contactless scan and pay for pay-on-delivery orders. PhonePe’s QR code solution will enable customers who earlier opted for cash on delivery to pay digitally through any Unified Payments Interface (UPI) app at the time of delivery. This will help reduce […]

Turkey rejects its inclusion in US list of countries implicated in use of child soldiers, may get a waiver

The Turkish Foreign Ministry last Friday reacted angrily to its inclusion in a US report in the list of countries that are implicated for the use of child soldiers by Turkish-backed groups in Syria and Libya. Turkey rejected these allegations as ‘unacceptable and baseless’ and complained that Washington turns a blind eye to the activities of the Syrian Kurdish […]

76 countries shows interest in India’s Covid vaccination platform software CoWin

The Modi government is planning to share CoWin — the tech backbone of India’s vaccination drive —  as a product “licensed by the central government”, which will be available to all “interested countries for free, until perpetuity”. In an interview to ThePrint, Dr R.S. Sharma, chairperson of the Empowered Committee […]

Singapore’s XSEED Education takes a minority stake in Hippocampus Learning Centres

XSEED Education Pte Ltd, a Singapore based leading K-12 edtech company, announced today that it has taken a minority stake of an undisclosed size in India’s Bangalore based, Hippocampus Learning Centres. Hippocampus Learning Centres (HLC) is an impact focussed education organization that aims to address the growing demand for quality education in India. Hippocampus […]