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Qualcomm:  Qualcomm partners with audio firm for hearing enhancement software – Times of India
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Qualcomm: Qualcomm partners with audio firm for hearing enhancement software – Times of India

Qualcomm Technologies International has collaborated with Jacoti, an audio technology company, to bring Jacoti’s hearing enhancement software to the Qualcomm QCC5100 Series Ultra-Low Power Bluetooth SoCs. Available for true wireless earbuds and Bluetooth headsets, this integration, the companies believe, will add accurate personalised hearing assistance with additional safety features. As per Jacoti, its technology comes with a self-administered hearing test that prompts various tones and frequencies, to establish volume thresholds for the user’s level of hearing. Two audiograms are then created, tailored specifically to the user’s right and left ears, acting as the user’s individual hearing prescription based on their level of individual hearing. These audiograms, in conjunction with t...
AI can predict students’ educational outcomes based on tweets – Times of India
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AI can predict students’ educational outcomes based on tweets – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dear parents, please note. You may not need to ask teachers how your kid is performing in studies as his or her tweets will be enough to gauge whether he or she will make it big in the future or not, thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI). A team of Russian researchers has used AI-based models to predict high academic achievers from lower ones based on their social media posts. The prediction model uses a mathematical textual analysis that registers users' vocabulary (its range and the semantic fields from which concepts are taken), characters and symbols, post length and word length. Every word has its own rating (a kind of IQ). Scientific and cultural topics, English words, and words and posts that are longer in length rank highly and serve as indicators of good academic ...
Microsoft might launch an xCloud game streaming stick – Times of India
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Microsoft might launch an xCloud game streaming stick – Times of India

Microsoft’s latest Xbox gaming consoles are now official and are set to go on sale starting November 10 globally. But it seems that the company has another inexpensive gaming device in production. Xbox head Phil Spencer has hinted towards new hardware for gamers which is mainly focused on Xbox xCloud game streaming service. According to the hint, the new device is expected to be an Xbox xCloud streaming stick device like Amazon Fire TV Stick or other media-centric devices that directly plug into the HDMI port of the television and draws power from the USB port. In a conversation with Stratechery (via The Verge), Spencer mentioned that these kinds of hardware can take the form of a streaming stick, or any other portable form factor and they will also be relatively cheaper compared to the...
India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country survey – Times of India
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India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country survey – Times of India

LONDON: India ranks among the world's top 10 countries when it comes to valuing its teaching workforce, according to a new 35-country global survey-based report. ‘Reading Between The Lines: What The World Really Thinks of Teachers', released by the UK-based Varkey Foundation last week, found that India was sixth when it comes to people's implicit, unconscious and automatic views on the status of teachers in the country. The Implicit Teacher Status analysis, which finds China, Ghana, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia ahead of India, ranks countries by respondents' automatic impressions of teachers when asked to indicate as quickly as possible whether, for example, they think teachers are trusted or untrusted, inspiring or uninspiring, caring or uncaring, intelligent or unintelligent, amon...
Realme C15 with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to launch in India soon – Times of India
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Realme C15 with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to launch in India soon – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker Realme launched its entry-level smartphone Realme C15 in India in July this year. Now it is expected that the company might launch the Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition. Presently, Realme C15 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor. However, as reported by GizChina, the company might soon launch the Realme C15 with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The report also adds that the smartphone will come with Power Blue and Power Silver colour options. The smartphone will come in two variants -- 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Realme C15 specificationsRealme C15 features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with 720x1600 pixel resolution. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ on top. The smartphone is powered by ...
OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 smartphones launched – Times of India
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OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 smartphones launched – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker OnePlus has launched two mid-range smartphones under the Nord series. The company has launched Nord N10 and Nord N100. Both the smartphones run Android 10 operating system topped with Oxygen OS 10.5. The duo comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The company has priced the OnePlus Nord N10 for 329 euros (Rs 28,985) and it can be purchased at Rs Midnight Ice colour. On the other hand, the Nord N100 is priced at 179 euros and it can be purchased in Midnight Frost colour. The smartphones will start selling in the UK and Europe starting in November and later it will be available in North America. OnePlus Nord N10 5G specificationsThe OnePlus Nord N10 5G comes with a 6.49-inch full HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. The display is protected with a Corning ...
Maharashtra SET exam rescheduled to December 27 – Times of India
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Maharashtra SET exam rescheduled to December 27 – Times of India

PUNE: The SET examination conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University for the states of Maharashtra and Goa was scheduled on 28th June, 2020. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the said SET examination was postponed. The said postponed examination is now rescheduled on 27th December, 2020. The information of the examination will be published from time to time on the website http://setexam.unipune.ac.in It was earlier scheduled on June 28 but due to Covid-19 pandemic, the examination had to be postponed. The students need to check the official website http://setexam.unipune.ac.in to keep a tab on timely notifications about the examination. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(ar...
Apple may launch new entry-level AirPods, AirPods Pro in 2021 – Times of India
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Apple may launch new entry-level AirPods, AirPods Pro in 2021 – Times of India

Unless there’s a surprise up its sleeve, it looks like Apple is more or less done with the 2020 launches. Rumours about a MacBook launch are doing the rounds but that remains to be seen. With 2020 launches almost out of the way, the rumour mills have starting churning about what 2021 might have in store. A report by Bloomberg suggests that Apple may launch a new entry-level AirPods and an upgraded AirPods Pro next year. As per the report, the upcoming entry-level AirPods could feature. Design which is similar to the current AirPods Pro. This could mean a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips could be a part of the new AirPods. The report also says that Apple is rumoured to be working on improving the battery life of the AirPods. Also, as per Bloomberg, the entry-level AirPods will just ...
HC dismisses students’ plea against fee hike by NIFT
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HC dismisses students’ plea against fee hike by NIFT

By: PTI | New Delhi | October 26, 2020 11:08:42 pm The students have challenged the circular issued by the institute containing the fee-structure of the students for the academic year 2020-21. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna/ Representational)The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea by some students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) challenging fee hike, saying it cannot be termed arbitrary or oppressive. The high court said it was of the opinion that the plea raised by 4th year students challenging the fees hike is vague and cannot be accepted. “The fee hike cannot be termed arbitrary or oppressive. There are no grounds to warrant any inte...
Vacuum cleaner:  Eufy by Anker launches wireless vacuum cleaner ‘HomeVac H11 Pure’ at Rs 3,999 – Times of India
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Vacuum cleaner: Eufy by Anker launches wireless vacuum cleaner ‘HomeVac H11 Pure’ at Rs 3,999 – Times of India

Smart home product brand Eufy by Anker has announced its new hand-held vacuum cleaner – HomeVac H11 Pure. This is a cordless model, with Ozone Air Purification technology for home cleaning. Priced at Rs 3,999, HomeVac H11 Pure is available on Flipkart. The product comes with a 7-day replacement warranty. The HomeVac H11 Pure vacuum cleaner has a suction capacity of 5500 Pa and comes with multiple attachments and extension nozzles for all kinds of waste. This complete cordless handheld vacuum cleaner from Eufy weighs about 0.58 kg. The company claims that the Ozone Air Purification technology is meant to eradicate odours created by sports equipment or well-used shoes by activating the ozone feature in the immediate vicinity. The filter of this product too, can be washed with ease, claims...
Samsung:  Samsung and Stanford researchers develop 10,000 PPI OLED display – Times of India
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Samsung: Samsung and Stanford researchers develop 10,000 PPI OLED display – Times of India

Researchers from Stanford University and Samsung have managed to create a 10,000PPI OLED display, as per a Stanford blog post. The new display architecture is reportedly better than modern displays when it comes to PPI. Modern day smartphones have got a PPI (pixel-per-inch) range that hasn’t even reached 1,000PPI. The display could arrive on future TVs, smartphones and VR/AR devices. As per the blog post, such high resolution displays would be especially beneficial for the VR/AR devices with their screens inches away from our eyes. The more the pixel density, the more compactly they are packed per inch, which is said to lead to more life-like, sharp and realistic images. The 10,000PPI display is also claimed to be brighter and have more colour accuracy than the current displays. As per ...
Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale: Mrunal Thakur goes from gypsy to a futuristic look; see pics
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Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale: Mrunal Thakur goes from gypsy to a futuristic look; see pics

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | October 26, 2020 8:50:21 pm Lakme Fashion Week Grand FInale 2020: Mrunal Thakur turned showstopper for two designers. (Source: lakmefashionwk/Instagram)Mrunal Thakur looked stunning as a showstopper as she walked the ramp for Lakme Absolute Grand Finale at the event’s first-ever digital edition. The Super 30 actor made back-to-back appearances for fashion designers Rimzim Dadu and Saaksha & Kinni. Mrunal pulled off the bohemian look in a printed green ruffle skirt with a thigh-high slit through which she flaunted her toned leg. The skirt was teamed with a blue and yellow shirt, casually buttoned with one side of it ...
HC turns down NIFT students’ plea against fee hike – Times of India
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HC turns down NIFT students’ plea against fee hike – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has declined a petition filed by fourth-year students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) against fee hike which they dubbed "arbitrary" and "irrational". "There are no grounds to warrant any interference by this court. There is no merit in the present petition and the same is dismissed," said Justice Jayant Nath. Advocate Abhik Chimni, appearing for the petitioners, urged that the system of effecting fees hikes was completely erroneous and with no transparency. Chimni argued that it was not clear as to whether the procedure laid down under Clause 5(1) of the NIFT Academic Programmes Ordinances 2012 had been complied with by the NIFT after obtaining the approval of the Board on the recommendations of the Senate or instructions of the cent...
NEET counselling to begin from tomorrow: All you need to know about medical admissions
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NEET counselling to begin from tomorrow: All you need to know about medical admissions

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | October 26, 2020 8:21:01 pm NEET counselling 2020: Apply at mcc.nic,in (Express photo by Partha Paul/ Representational)The registration process for counselling for admission to medical, dental, and allied colleges will begin on October 27. Students who have cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 will be eligible to register at mcc.nic.in. As per the official notice released last week, the registration process will remain open till November 2. Unlike earlier, this year, students who wish to seek admission to AIIMS and JIPMER will also get admission through NEET exam and counselling. This year, over 14.37 lakh...
India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country survey
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India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country survey

By: PTI | London | October 26, 2020 7:02:35 pm It finds that teachers generally enjoy higher status in richer countries, and in countries which allot a greater fraction of public funds to education. (Express Photo by Dasarath Deka/ Representational)India ranks among the world’s top 10 countries when it comes to valuing its teaching workforce, according to a new 35-country global survey-based report. Reading Between The Lines: What The World Really Thinks of Teachers’, released by the UK-based Varkey Foundation last week, found that India was sixth when it comes to people’s implicit, unconscious and automatic views on the status of teachers in the country. Read | T...
Airtel IQ cloud-based communications platform launched – Times of India
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Airtel IQ cloud-based communications platform launched – Times of India

Telecom company Airtel has launched its cloud-based communications platform Airtel IQ. The newly launched platform will enable brands to deepen customer engagement through timely and secure communication. The announcement also marks the telco’s entry into the cloud communications market. Airtel IQ eliminates the need for multiple communication platforms for different channels. For example a customer ordering food through an online platform and calling the delivery agent to find out the status of the order. The entire communication will be encrypted and all mobile/telephone numbers will be masked over Airtel IQ. Airtel IQ is natively integrated into telco grade infrastructure. It has been fully developed by Airtel’s in-house engineering teams. “Airtel IQ is robust, secure, cost-efficient...
In the pandemic, my fashion has become simpler: Aparshakti Khurana
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In the pandemic, my fashion has become simpler: Aparshakti Khurana

Written by Prerna Mittra | New Delhi | October 26, 2020 6:20:20 pm 'I feel active and uptempo about life when I wear fitted clothes,' the actor said. (Source: PR handout/Designed by Gargi Singh)On-screen, he plays interestingly-eclectic characters, and off-screen, it is his music that gives him joy. Actor Aparshakti Khurana is pleasantly-busy these days — making use of his time at home working on his music. On October 24, he walked the ramp as a showstopper for designers Sukriti and Aakriti as part of the first-ever digital edition of the Lakme Fashion Week. On the occasion, the Stree actor chatted with indianexpress.com, and spoke about his excitement ...
India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country global survey
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India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in 35-country global survey

India ranks among the world’s top 10 countries when it comes to valuing its teaching workforce, according to a new 35-country global survey-based report.‘Reading Between The Lines: What The World Really Thinks of Teachers’, released by the UK-based Varkey Foundation last week, found that India was sixth when it comes to people’s implicit, unconscious and automatic views on the status of teachers in the country. The Implicit Teacher Status analysis, which finds China, Ghana, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia ahead of India, ranks countries by respondents’ automatic impressions of teachers when asked to indicate as quickly as possible whether, for example, they think teachers are trusted or untrusted, inspiring or uninspiring, caring or uncaring, intelligent or unintelligent...
Kejriwal, Sisodia interact with students of Delhi govt schools who performed well in NEET-JEE
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Kejriwal, Sisodia interact with students of Delhi govt schools who performed well in NEET-JEE

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Saturday interacted with students of the Delhi government schools, who have performed outstandingly well in the NEET-JEE.Lauding students for their commendable performance, Kejriwal said that the students who have gotten into IITs and have secured top ranks in NEET-JEE must become a role model for the entire government education system.Sisodia said that ‘Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra’ is the dream of the Delhi government, and said that all passing students must take the responsibility of guiding their juniors about NEET-JEE.This week, the Chief Minister had announced that around 569 students from schools run by the Delhi government qualified for the exam, out of which 379 are girls.“Around 443 students from...
NEET MDS 2021: Online registration begins at nbe.edu.in, here’s how to apply
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NEET MDS 2021: Online registration begins at nbe.edu.in, here’s how to apply

NEET MDS 2021: The National Board of Examinations (NBE) on Monday begins the online registration for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS) 2021 on its official website. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for NEET MDS 2021 online at nbe.edu.in on or before November 15, 2020, till 11:55 pm.The admit card for NEET MDS 2021 examination will be issued on December 9, 2020. The board will conduct the NEET MDS 2021 on December 16, 2020. Candidates belonging to the General and OBC category are required to pay an examination fee of Rs 4425 (including GST), while for SC, ST, PWD candidates, the examination fee is Rs 3245 (including GST). Direct link to apply for NEET MDS 2021. How to apply for NEET MDS 2021:Visit the ...