A New Desalination Method Offers Low-Cost Alternative To Purify Salty Water

New Delhi:Providing safer drinking water to those in need may become a little easier as Penn State researchers have developed a new desalination technique that removes salt from water using less energy than previous methods.

The "battery electrode deionisation" method improves upon previous techniques by avoiding a regeneration step by alternating the direction of the electrical current. Thus, instead of using 1.2 volts, researchers switched between -0.6 and 0.6 volts to get the same result.

"Globally, there is reduced access to fresh water,” said one of the researchers Bruce Logan, Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the US.


Beware! This Dangerous Malware Can Steal Your Banking Details

New Delhi: In India, banking apps are increasingly being used for carrying out Internet-enabled transactions conveniently. Almost every bank has a mobile app. But it looks like net banking isn't really safe in an era of increasing cybercrime.

Security software company QuickHeal discovered a new Android banking malware "Android.banker.A9480" that's targeting 232 banking apps to steal user's login credentials.

"Android.banker.A9480" malware has targeted several major banking apps, including SBI Anywhere Personal, Axis Mobile, iMobile by ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank MobileBanking, HDFC Bank MobileBanking LITE, , IDBI Bank GO Mobile+, Abhay by IDBI Bank Ltd, IDBI Bank GO Mobile, IDBI Bank mPassbook, Baroda mPassbook, Union Bank Mobile Banking, and Union Bank Commercial Clients.


Marketing Trends of 2018; Smart phones and Customer Experience to Count for The Most

New Delhi: The Indian e-commerce industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Till 2016, it made up 2% of the total retail market, but this number is set to rise to 12% by 2026.

By 2018 end, it is expected to cross $50bn from the current $38.5bn.

The growth will be boosted by exciting advancements analysts say we can expect to see in the sector.

Let’s look at some of the trends in the e-commerce field which we can expect in 2018.


New Year Gift to India; ISRO to Launch 31 Satellites in January

New Delhi: ISRO on Friday announced that it would launch 31 satellites; including India's Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10.
The mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August due to a technical fault on the final leg following a perfect launch. ISRO then said the heat shield did not separate on the final leg of the launch sequence and, as a result, IRNSS-1H got stuck in the fourth stage of the rocket.
The mission’s main payload would be India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite. The high-profile Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board is scheduled to meet soon to take the final call.


Pod Taxis May Finally Appear In India To Help Ease Traffic Congestion

New Delhi:Pod taxi, also called Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), is a kind of public transport that uses electric pod cars to provide a taxi-like shuttle services for 4-5 travellers and is environmentally friendly.

This might soon be a reality in Delhi-NCR as a high-level panel has recommended inviting fresh bids for the project conforming to the strictest safety standards on the lines of those prescribed by an American body.

Estimated to cost Rs 4,000 crore, it is a dream project of Transport Minister NitinGadkari, who has asked the NHAI to design, build, finance, operate and transfer on a PPP basis. It is meant for a 12.3-km stretch from Delhi-Haryana border on NH-8 (near Ambience Mall) to Badshahpur via Rajiv Chowk, IFFCO and Sohna Road.