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Samsung OneUI 5.1 key features leaked ahead of Galaxy S23 launch event – Times of India

Samsung is set to hold its first major launch event of 2023 on February 1. At this event, the South Korea-based tech giant is expected to launch its next-gen flagship smartphone series -- the Galaxy S23 lineup and several other products. The phones that will be launched under the upcoming lineup are likely to boot Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out-of-the-box. Key features that may come to the One UI 5.1 custom skin have been reportedly leaked just a few days before Samsung’s official announcement.According to a report by WinFuture, One UI 5.1 is rumoured to add family-sharing albums in the Gallery app, easier access to the Expert RAW camera app, a new battery widget, advanced AR Emojis, and AR Zone and Samsung Notes collaboration, along with other improvements in stock apps, multi-device ...
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IIT Bhubaneswar Convocation 2023: 671 students get degrees at 11th Annual Convocation – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Degrees were awarded to 671 students at the 11th annual convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar here on Saturday. The institution awarded degrees to 55 PhD, 172 MTech, 90 MSc, 81 dual degrees and 273 BTech students respectively.LM Patnaik, a senior scientist and former professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, delivered the convocation address. He emphasised on sustainable development, inclusive of diversity and technology driven efforts to make India a knowledge superpower. Industry-aligned and research-oriented higher education that students receive at IIT will benefit them throughout their lives, he added.IIT Bhubaneswar director Shreepad Karmalkar said this year IIT has achieved high placement standards with two times rise in average salary package offered t...
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Union Budget 2023: PLI, R&D tops wishlist of hardware companies – Times of India

Budget for 2023-24 is scheduled to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1. The government is likely to extend fiscal incentives new industries in the forthcoming budget as it looks to expand production linked incentive (PLI) scheme to cover more high-employment potential sectors. The scheme aims to make domestic manufacturing globally competitive and create global champions in manufacturing. It is specifically designed to boost domestic manufacturing in sunrise and strategic sectors, curb cheaper imports and reduce import bills and improve cost competitiveness of domestically manufactured goods. Little surprising that PLI scheme finds mention in wishlist of all hardware and accessory makers in the country.Amit Khatri, Co-founder, NoiseIndia is emerging as one ...
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What gaming companies want from Union budget 2023: Lower GST and regulation clarity – Times of India

India’s gaming sector had a mixed 2022. While there seems to be a prolonged funding winter; the government's recognition to the e-sports industry as a legitimate sport has brought in cheer. In December last year, esports was integrated with mainline sports disciplines in India by the government. It was recognised as a part of a multisport event and came under the ambit of the Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. In the past few years, the online gaming sector in the country has witnessed significant growth. The industry is looking forward to favourable policy, especially in terms of taxation in the upcoming budget. The industry expects some sops on taxation and clarity regarding GST in the upcoming Budget.Here's wishlist from two of the biggest players in...
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12 South Korean websites still unavailable after Chinese attacks – Times of India

Twelve South Korean websites attacked by a Chinese hacking group remain unable to be accessed five days after the incident, industry sources said. The Chinese attackers, identifying themselves as Xiaoqiying, hacked into the websites of 12 academic organizations and institutions Sunday, including the Korea Research Institute for Construction Policy, the Korean Archaeological Society and the Korean Academy of Basic Medicine & Health Science.The attack took place in the middle of the four-day Lunar New Year holiday that began last Saturday, reports Yonhap news agency.According to the Korean internet safety watchdog, the hackers used the SQL injection technique to exploit a security vulnerability in the websites' software and corrupt the database contents.After the breach, most of the a...
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Ola launches Ola Care Subscription Plan: Prices and more – Times of India

Ola, electric vehicle maker, has announced the launch of a new customer subscription plan, Ola Care Subscription. The Ola Care Subscription offers two plans: Ola Care and Ola Care+. Both the plans are aimed at offering after-sales service to customers of its electric vehicles (EVs). Ola Care pricing and benefitsOla Care is priced at Rs 1,999 per year, while Ola Care+ will cost Rs 2,999 annually. The relatively cheaper Ola Care plan offers services such as free labour on service, theft assistance helpline, and roadside and puncture assistance. In Ola Care+, customers will also get annual comprehensive diagnostic, free home service and pick-up/drop, free consumables, and 24/7 doctor & ambulance service, along with all the Ola Care benefits.Both the plans offer customers access to Ola...
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Samsung opens North India’s biggest centre in Delhi; aims to change how gadget lovers experience devices – Times of India

Samsung India has opened its largest premium experience store in North India in the heart of the national capital. The all-new experience store is located in Connaught Place, New. Delhi. The Samsung experience store showcases the company's complete product ecosystem through different zones such as Connected Living, smartphones, audio, gaming, lifestyle screens and wearables, among others, including multi-device connectivity with SmartThings.Special discounts, offers and prizes for customers till February 15As a part of the new store inauguration, the company is offering five lucky consumers among the first 500 buyers a chance to win a Galaxy Z Fold4 or a Galaxy Z Flip4. While the first 200 buyers spending above Rs 10,000 will get assured gifts on every purchase.Apart from that, consumer...
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Bhima Bhoi chair to come up at Central University of Odisha, Koraput – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan here on Saturday announced that a Bhima Bhoi Chair will be set up at the Central University of Odisha (CUO), Koraput. The University Grants Commission (UGC) will approve it soon.While inaugurating Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi mandap and library at Kalarahanga here, Pradhan said Mahima Gosain’s thought and Bhima Bhoi’s literary creations have been reflected in Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s plans and programmes for poor and downtrodden people.“To make Mahima Gosain’s thoughts and philosophy more relevant for today’s society, the Centre has opened Bhima Bhoi chairs at different universities across the country. After establishment of Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi chairs at two Central universities - University of Delhi and Guru Ghasidas Vishw...
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Google layoffs: Employee fired who returned from leave, HR sacked while interviewing a candidate for job – Times of India

Google recently announced that it will be cutting 12,000 jobs and if the reports are to be believed, the company is probably seeing the most dramatic layoffs one may have heard off. The company has sacked employees working for as long as 20 years and earlier this week, reports claimed that 27 message therapists were among those who were told to go. In the latest development, two former employees have shared how their firing was a shocker to them.Employee fired after coming back from leave In a post on LinkedIn, Tommy York, former employee at Google, stated that his layoff felt like "a slap in the face, like being hit when you're down." He said that he was laid off from Google last week – four days after he returned from “bereavement leave for my Mom, who died from cancer in December.” “...
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BPSC 68th Prelims Admit Card released on bpsc.bih.nic.in, download hall ticket here – Times of India

BPSC Prelims Admit Card 2023: The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the BPSC 68th Prelims Admit Card 2022. Candidates who have registered for the preliminary exam can download their admit card from the official websites at bpsc.bih.nic.in and onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in.Candidates can download the BPSC Prelims hall ticket by simply logging in their 'Username' and 'Password' on the official website. As per the schedule, the BPSC 68th prelims examination will be conducted on February 12, 2023. The entry gate of the examination centres will open at 9:30 AM. Candidates will be allowed to sit in the examination hall one hour before the commencement of the exam i.e., 11:00 AM. Candidates are advised to reach the centre well in advance to avoid any last minute hassle.Download Lin...
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India Post Recruitment 2023: Application process begins for 40000+ GDS posts, apply here – Times of India

India Post GDS Recruitment 2023: India Post has started the online registration process for the recruitment of candidates to the post of Gramin Dak Sevak. Eligible candidates can apply for the recruitment on the official website of India Post at indiapostgdsonline.gov.in. The online application process for India Post GDS recruitment will continue till February 16, 2023. The option to edit the application form will be available from February 17 to February 19, 2023. India Post aims to fill a total of 40889 Gramin Dak Sevak, GDS vacancies through this recruitment drive.Age LimitThe candidates must be between 18 to 40 years of age as on the last date of submission of application as per notification.Note: Age relaxation applicable for reserved categoriesEducational Qualification(i) Secondar...
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9 tips to improve Android smartphone’s battery life – Times of India

Battery life on a smartphone depends upon several factors such as the number of background apps running, usages pattern and more. Despite that, running out of power at an important situation can be a real inconvenience and there’s a possibility, that the charging point isn’t always available. But, there are several ways using which you can extend your smartphone’s battery life and ensure that it says powered up throughout the day. Here are 9 tips that can help you improve your Android smartphone’s battery life. Reduce Screen BrightnessDisplays usually consumes the most power and it can be one of the biggest reasons behind faster battery drain. Lowering the screen brightness can significantly reduce power consumption and extend the battery life of your Android device.Reduce screen turn-o...
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Maxima Pro Samurai with 10 days battery life launched in India: Price, features and more – Times of India

Maxima Watches has expanded its smartwatch lineup with the launch of its latest watch -- Max Pro Samurai. The company is calling it a new non-calling smartwatch from that which basically means that the watch does not come with Bluetooth calling features. The company says that this is the first smartwatch in its price segment to feature a call-accepting feature. Other features include 10 days of battery life and health and fitness features. Maxima Pro Samurai smartwatch: Price and availabilityMaxima Pro Samurai smartwatch is priced at Rs 1,499 and is available for purchase via both online and offline retail stores across the country. Maxima Pro Samurai smartwatch: FeaturesThe Max Pro Samurai features a 1.85-inch HD display with touch support and 600 nits of peak brightness. The watch als...
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Apple’s mixed reality headset may let users to create AR apps via Siri – Times of India

Apple is reportedly planning to let potential buyers of its forthcoming mixed reality headsets go full creative mode. As mentioned in a report by The Information, the iPhone-maker may allow users to create AR apps by using Apple’s smart voice assistant, Siri.According to the source, the tech giant is working on tools that enable even regular, non-tech savvy people to build apps. Not just that, Apple also hopes to allow those apps to roll out for its highly speculated mixed reality headset, Reality Pro.Users may be able to build AR apps using a platform akin to Roblox and MinecraftThe report also highlights that Apple may take a page out of Roblox’s book for app creation features. For those who don’t know, Roblox is a platform that provides easy-to-use building blocks for non-programmers...
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Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023: Jamia Millia Islamia participates in PPC 2023 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor, Registrar, senior officials, students, teaching and non-teaching staff watched live streaming of Pariksha Pe Charcha (#PPC2023) by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi where he shared the mantra of stress free exams with students.The university made special arrangements at three venues on the university campus to watch live streaming of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s interaction with exam warriors. A large number of teachers, students and non-teaching staff of the university participated and watched the live telecast with keen interest and enthusiasm.Jamia Millia Islamia participates in PPC 2023Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, Registrar, JMI watched the live telecast of #PPC23 in the Meer Taqi Meer Conference Hall of the university along wi...
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Jamia Hamdard launches ‘Media Matters’ series, examining media’s impact on society & democracy – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre for Media and Mass Communication Studies at Jamia Hamdard University has launched a new series, "Media Matters," which aims to create a platform for critical examination and dialogue on the media industry and its impact on society and democracy. The initiative was conceptualized by Professor Farhat Basir Khan, who dedicated it to Hakeem Abdul Hameed, the Founder-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard. The inaugural event of the series was held and was flagged off by the keynote speaker, Professor Sanjay Dwivedi, the Director General of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) M Afshar Alam, Prof. Reshma Nasreen, Director of the Centre and Prof. Farhat Basir Khan. The event was richly attended by the students, faculty and experts.Accordi...
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RSMSSB CET Admit Card 2023 released for Senior Secondary Level, direct link here – Times of India

RSMSSB CET Hall Ticket 2023: The Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board, Jaipur has released the CET Senior Secondary Level Admit Card 2023. Candidates who have registered for Common Eligibility Test can download the admit card from the official website at rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.in.Candidates can download the RSMSSB CET (10+2) admit card by simply logging in their application number and date of birth on the official portal. As per the schedule, RSMSSB CET examination will be conducted on February 4, 5 and 11, 2023 in two shifts. The first shift will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and second shift from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.Download Link: RSMSSB CET 10+2 Admit CardHow to download Rajasthan CET Senior Secondary admit cardStep 1. Visit the official website at recruitment.ra...
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US may go the ‘India way’ on TikTok – Times of India

The United States may be planning to go the 'India way' on the popular short video app TikTok. According to reports, the US plans to ban Chinese short video-making app TikTok nationwide. The House Foreign Affairs Committee reportedly plans to hold a vote next month on a bill aimed at blocking the use of China's popular social media app TikTok in the United States, the committee confirmed. The measure, planned by the panel's chair Representative Michael McCaul, would aim to give the White House the legal tools to ban TikTok over US national security concerns. ByteDance is the Chinese owner of the TikTok app. The app has been facing criticism as it it is widely believed that it gives the Chinese government access to American data, making it a national security risk. TikTok has been at the...
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Union Budget 2023: Government needs to make changes in tax structure for TVs of at least up to 40 inch – Times of India

Union Budget for the year is almost here. The Union Budget 2023-24 will be presented at a time when the global economy has come out of the shadows of Covid-19 but is faced with new challenges. Technology industry is hoping for a host of measures from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Avneet Singh Marwah CEO SPPL Exclusive brand licensee of Thomson in India“The government really needs to make changes in the tax structure which involves changing the GST rate from 28 percent to 18 percent at least for TVs up to 40-inches. The government should withdraw the decision to charge the custom duty of 5% on the open cell imports. Additionally, LED TVs must be included in the PLI Scheme. The entrepreneurs and the industry should feel secure while they plan to make more investments. The Indian ma...
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CTET Admit Card 2022: CTET hall ticket released for rescheduled exam on ctet.nic.in, download link here – Times of India

CTET Hall Ticket 2022: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET Admit Card for the revised exams. Candidates who have registered for the CTET 2022 can check and download the admit card for rescheduled exam from the official website at ctet.nic.in."CTET Dec-22 Examination held on 11-01-2023, 18-01-2023 and 24-01-2023 which could not be completed in few centres due to technical issues is rescheduled. Revised admit card is now available on CTET website. Candidates are informed to download the revised admit card (if applicable) and appear in the Examination accordingly," reads official notice.Candidates can download the CTET hall ticket by simply logging in their 'Application Number' and 'Date of Birth' on the official Portal. C...