Prime minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Bio-CNG plant in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on February 19, through video-conferencing. In addition, The plant has the capacity to treat 550 tonnes of segregated wet organic waste per day. The… read-more
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurated 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, on January 12. The colleges worth Rs 4,000 crores have been inaugurated in Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri districts, increasing MBBS seats to 92,222, by 79.60%. Besides colleges, PM Modi also launched new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamili in the State, worth Rs… read-more
Ahead of Assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has postponed her press conference which was scheduled for January 12. Priyanka was going to address the press conferences via video conferencing. The Election Commission on January 8, announced the election dates for five states from February 10. Reportedly, the counting of votes will be held on March 10. The model code of conduct has come into force.
Social Media giant Facebook is likely to launch its Portable version of the Portal video calling devices. Reportedly, the company is looking forward to entering the digital device market after the launch. According to the reports, the portal device will cost around $199 (USD). However, the first line of the device was launched in 2018. Moreover, the company is planning to add the Microsoft Team's feature to the device.
In the latest development, the Delhi HC has permitted to allow the registration of marriages through virtual presence. The decision comes in response to a plea filed by a US-Indian couple who were repeatedly asked to be present in person. The court said, "mandatory presence negates the purpose of enactment of registration order." However, the registration has to be done in the physical presence with all documents including two witnesses.
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A recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has suggested that 87% of Indian businesses are preferring a flexible work model through video conferencing solutions. The COVID-19 employee sentiment survey showed that 70% of managers preferred remote working models if compared to the pre-pandemic times. Interestingly, the survey expects over a third of employees to work remotely in the post-pandemic time as well. The survey considered… read-more
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PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 'Next Is Now'-themed virtual Bengaluru Tech Summit that will host international tech-giants and investors from November 19-21. PM Modi lauded the Indian tech industry for showing resilience and finding opportunities amidst the pandemic. Reportedly, five Memorandum of Understandings will be signed between the Karnataka government and Global Innovation Alliance countries during the summit. Australian PM… read-more
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Addressing the security concerns, Zoom has announced that it will provide an end-to-end encryption feature for video-conferencing of upto 200 people. Moreover, the video-conferencing app has said that the service will be available for both fee-paying and free customers. With end-to-end encryption, features like joining before host, streaming, recording and few others will be disabled. The company said that the new service will be available… read-more
WhatsApp's closest rival Telegram announced on August 14 that it is launching a video call functionality in all its desktop and mobile apps. The feature is currently only available in alpha mode, on both android and iOS version of the app. "Like all other video content on Telegram, video calls support picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to scroll through chats and multitask while maintaining eye contact", the company said.
To advance the video calls' experience, PORTL, a Los Angeles company, has created a device that could beam a life-sized hologram in real-time. The device is around seven feet tall, five feet wide and two feet deep. With device been installed, a camera and a white background are the only other tools required to beam the hologram. Currently, it costs around 60,000 USD.
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