Anti-Smog Gun To Fight Pollution First Trial At Anand Vihar ISBT On Wed

New Delhi: To deal with haze during winters, the Delhi government is mulling over using anti-smog guns to bring down pollution level in the national capital, officials said. 

As per the plan, a trial run of anti-smog gun will be held at east Delhi's Anand Vihar ISBT on December 20. 

Environment Secretary Anil Kumar Singh today apprised Lt Governor Anil Baijal of the trial run of anti-smog gun in a meeting to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution. 


Facebook Scientists: Too Much Facebook Is Bad For Your Mental Health!

New Delhi: Two Facebook scientists have recently admitted on a Facebook blog that the Social media giant is definitely mentally harmful for us in the long run.

David Ginsberg, Director of Research, and Moira Burke, Research Scientist at Facebook put up a blog that talked about the bad effects of social media networking on people and what to do about it.

They talked about three critical questions; Is spending more time on social media good for us? Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Are people simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?


Rajasthan Is Going Digital: First In India To Offer E-Mail Ids In Hindi

New Delhi: Rajasthan is going digital and being all-inclusive. The recently held DigiFest in Udaipur paved the way for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Now, in an attempt to not exclude the population who is not comfortable reading or writing in English, Rajasthan now offers Hindi email Ids.

It has become the first state in the country to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents, state IT department Principal Secretary Akhil Arora has said. 

It is believed that, the initiative will ensure maximum participation of people towards e-governance and also that maximum facilities are available in vernacular language, the report said.


Google List Of Best Android Apps For 2017 Has Many Surprises

New Delhi: December is upon us and Google has revealed its annual list of top Android apps of the year, some of which may come off as surprising picks. 

The Best of 2017 list includes applications from various categories including the best app, most entertaining app and many other categories. There are many applications which you might have not even heard of or which might come to you as a surprise pick. That means the list is full of new entries to the Play Store that many Android users probably don't know about.

Even besides the most popular titles, Google also curated its own list of favourites, which may not have been among the most downloaded titles, but were ones the company's editors picked as standouts in various categories.

So, if you are an Android user, here are the best Android apps of 2017, according to Google. 


Automation & Robots Could Kill 80 million Jobs Worldwide, a new McKinsey Report says

New Delhi: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are raking up the ranks quickly, and machines could well take up quite a few jobs as well. A new report by Mckinsey has found out that as many as 800 million workers could lose their jobs and replaced due to automation by 2030.

On the other side the economic growth, rising productivity and other forces could more than offset the losses, as per the report.

With the advent of software that can respond to customer’s inquiries and robots that can provide services within a flip of a second, mid-level workers will need to upgrade themselves to save their jobs.  

In a study early this year, McKinsey found that about half of all work activities globally have the technological potential to be automated, but the latest report provides a better assessment based on economic, social and technical factors.