How do Quick Response (QR) Codes Work?

How do Quick Response (QR) Codes Work?

A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a two-dimensional, machine-readable label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. When customers scan a QR code and enter the transaction amount, it is transferred directly from the bank account without the need of a swiping machine. The system further eliminates the need for the merchant’s ID or number. Source: Inshorts

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Schools to Get Hi-tech Upgrades with Rs 533 Crore Project

Schools to Get Hi-tech Upgrades with Rs 533 Crore Project

[email protected], a Kerala government initiative to impart IT education in schools, has submitted Rs 533 crore budget-worth project report to the state government for making all the eight to twelve school classes in the state hi-tech. The detailed project report, which comprises upgradation plan of 45000 classrooms and IT labs in 4775 schools at a total budget of Rs 553 Crores, was submitted to Usha Titus, Secretary, General Education Department, by Anvar Sadath K, Executive…

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ISRO Launches Record 104 Satellites in One Go

ISRO Launches Record 104 Satellites in One Go

Thanks to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India on Wednesday (February 15) scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket from Sriharikota space centre. With this achievement, ISRO not only bettered its previous best of sending 20 satellites in to the orbit in a single launch but also dethrowned Russia (37 satellites in one go in 2014) from the top position. Just like Mangalyaan mission in 2014, the achievement has made jaws…

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What is the Meaning of the Power Symbol?

What is the Meaning of the Power Symbol?

The power button, which is used to turn a device on or off, resembles a small circle with a vertical line. The symbol is believed to have originated as technology improved, and the term ‘On and Off’ was replaced by the universal numeral symbols 1 and 0. The numbers were derived from the Binary Number System, in which 1 stands for power and 0 indicates power off. To create the symbol the “1” and “0”…

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Facebook Lets Users Offer Shelter During Disasters in India

Facebook Lets Users Offer Shelter During Disasters in India

Facebook has launched an update to its Safety Check that will let users offer food, transportation, and shelter to disaster victims in India, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. The feature, called ‘Community Help’, will initially be available for natural and accidental incidents. The new feature lets victims search and connect with help providers over Facebook Messenger. Source: Inshorts

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Delhi University to Track Students’ Attendance Through App

Delhi University to Track Students’ Attendance Through App

Delhi University is planning to launch a mobile application to track the attendance of students, according to reports. Teachers will be able to update the attendance on a regular basis and inform students about low attendance in advance. This will be a centralised app for all departments and faculty members of the Delhi University-affiliated colleges. Source: Inshorts

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Student makes Soda Vending Machine Inside School Locker

Student makes Soda Vending Machine Inside School Locker

A 17-year-old student in the US has created a coin-operated vending machine inside his school locker. The student used equipment such as Arduino electronics platform, an LCD screen, a coin acceptor and an electrical switch worth about ₹11,000 ($160) in total to create the soda dispenser. The vending machine requires exact change and is claimed to be completely theft-proof. Source: Inshorts

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IIT Bombay Launches App for People with Speech Difficulties

IIT Bombay Launches App for People with Speech Difficulties

A collaborative team from IIT Bombay and the IDC school of design have developed an app to that serves as a learning and communication device for people with speech disabilities. The concept was a part of an IIT Bombay students’ project in 2004 and has, since then, evolved from a physical aid mechanism to a free app that can be used on any android device. “The unique thing about the app is that it takes into…

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Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit: This Teen Signs Rs 5 Crore MoU for Drones

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit: This Teen Signs Rs 5 Crore MoU for Drones

A bespectacled boy dressed in a spiffy blue suit created a buzz at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Thursday after he signed a Rs 5 crore-worth memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government, bagging the deal for production of a drone designed by him. Harshwardhan Zala, 14, signed a deal with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, to facilitate production of the drones that help detect and defuse land mines on…

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BISAG Education Channels to Adopt Two-way Interactive Mode

BISAG Education Channels to Adopt Two-way Interactive Mode

Taking a cue from various education applications used by private schools these days, the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG) is all set to introduce a two-way interactive mobile-based platform, along with other interactive media, for parents and students where they can share their queries and feedback in real time. The pilot project, will be launched by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the nodal agency in 10 government schools of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad villages,…

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