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Aimed at boosting space economy, 10 ISRO satellites transferred to government run NSIL

The Government of India has given 10 operational communication satellites to NewSpace India Limited(NSIL), a Government-run business, as part of reforms to the country's space industry. The decision to give NSIL ownership of 10 GSAT series satellites will enable the corporation to rent them out (for transponder capacity, services, etc.) and make money off of them.


5 countries that offer cheapest mobile data

The names of the five nations that provide the cheapest mobile data are listed in one of the most recent publications from cable.co.uk. The good news is that India is one of the top 5, though not number 1.

According to the survey, India has the fifth-lowest mobile data pricing among the 233 nations. The research listed the price of 1GB of mobile data in each of the 233 nations.

The research claims that Israel offers the lowest mobile data, with 1GB of data costing just $0.04, or around Rs 3.20. The second-cheapest mobile data provider in the world is found in Italy, where 1GB costs just $0.12, which is equivalent to about Rs 9.59.

India Today

14,000 Banned Knives, Imported From China, Seized By Delhi Cops

On Wednesday, almost 14,000 prohibited knives that had been illegitimately imported from China were found in New Delhi. According to the authorities, notifications have been sent to Flipkart and Meesho for selling the forbidden blades on their websites, and five people have been detained in connection with the matter.


Over 1,000 Lufthansa Flights Cancelled As Staff Strikes

The latest travel chaos to hit Europe resulted in the cancellation of more than 1,000 Lufthansa flights on Wednesday due to a one-day strike by the airline's German ground crew.

A total of 134,000 travellers were forced to modify or scrap their travel arrangements. On Tuesday, the German news agency dpa reported that at least 47 connections had already been cancelled.

Most of Lufthansa's flights were cancelled, although there were also cancellations in Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Hannover, Stuttgart, and Cologne.


Google Street View comes to India, with data from local partners

Google has introduced its 360-degree interactive panorama feature for 10 Indian cities using data from local partners Tech Mahindra and Mumbai-based Genesis International, a decade after it was banned from collecting data for its Street View services.
The new National Geospatial Policy, 2021, has made this possible by allowing local businesses to gather this type of data and licence it to others. This also makes it the first country where Street View has been enabled primarily by partners.


WhatsApp privacy policy not withdrawn

The new WhatsApp privacy policy from 2021 has not been removed, the Competition Commission of India informed the Delhi High Court on Monday, and its investigation of the policy should be allowed to move forward.

Business Today

School job scam, TMC seeks time-bound probe in ED case against minister

On Sunday, the TMC sought a deadline-bound inquiry into the Enforcement Directorate's case against Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, who was arrested. The party vowed not to intervene politically if any of its leaders were found to have committed a wrongdoing.

On July 22, ED personnel conducted raids at several locations throughout Bengal as part of their investigation into the financial links to a teacher recruitment fraud at government-sponsored and -aided schools.

According to sources, millions of rupees in cash and other valuables were purportedly seized from the home of a woman who is reportedly Chatterjee, the industries minister who once held the education position.

Money Control

HC dashes hopes of PCS officer appointed without graduation degree

Raman Kumar Kochhar, an official in the Punjab Civil Services whose service was terminated by the state government in 2020, has been denied any redress by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

The high court's bench of justices MS Ramachandra Rao and HS Madaan confirmed the single judge's ruling that Kochhar did not meet the requirements for graduation in order to be given consideration for the PCS position.

Hindustan Times

Key events next week in India and around the world

Ajanta Pharma, Bajaj Fin Serv, Dr. Reddy's, Nestle India, Orient Cement, PNB, SBI Card, SBI Life, Shree Cement, TTK Prestige, TVS Motor, (July 28), Ashok Leyland, Cipla, GMR Infra, Godrej Agro, HDFC, IOC, Tata Steel, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Shoppers Stop, Tata Power, Union Bank of India (July 29).


Credit card on UPI, NPCI in talks with banks for pilot

At the moment, UPI enables bank account linkage by mapping a bank account associated with a mobile phone. You can accomplish this using either a third-party app, such as Google Pay, Amazon Pay, PhonePe, etc., or a bank app, such as SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, etc.

Over the next two months, a trial project to enable credit cards on UPI will start at the National Payments Corporation of India, the country's central body for retail payments. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the firm is primarily in talks with public sector card companies including SBI Card, PNB Cards, and Union Bank to start the test run.

The Indian Express

WhatsApp to enable Android users to hide their online status

For those who don't want to make their availability known to others, WhatsApp's "Hide Online Status" function will be useful.
Android users will soon be able to disguise their online status thanks to a feature that WhatsApp will shortly release. Users who don't want to make their availability known to others will find the option on the messaging platform to be useful.

According to a report in Hindustan Times sister publication Live Hindustan, the corporation is working on this functionality but it is not yet available to beta testers. The functionality that allows Apple iOS users to conceal their online status was reportedly under development last month.

Hindustan Times

Personal details of 54 lakh Twitter users stolen, sold by hacker?

According to cyber security monitor HackerOne, a database flaw puts users' personal information, such as contact information and email addresses, at danger.
A researcher claimed on social media that the flaw was caused by an authorization procedure employed in the microblogging site's Android client.
If you use Twitter, you shouldn't miss this news. Hackers were able to access the personal information of 54 lakh users thanks to a vulnerability in the microblogging platform's database.

Hindustan Times

Who is Arpita Mukherjee? Partha Chatterjee aide found with Rs 20 crores

Arpita Mukherje, a close aide of senior Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee, who is currently the West Bengal Minister of Commerce and Industries, has had up to Rs 20 crore in assets recouped from her. In connection with the continuing investigation into hiring practises at the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Board of Primary Education, Enforcement Directorate agents searched Arpita Mukherjee's home.

ZEE News

423,559 Indian workers returned home between June 2020 and Dec 2021

Over half of the 423,559 Indians who returned from 14 different countries between June 2020 and December 2021 came from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the government informed Lok Sabha on Friday.

In a letter response to a query, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan cited statistics from the government's eMigrate system that showed a total of 141,172 Indian nationals had worked in six West Asian nations over the same time period.

Hindustan Times

Robbers steal jewellery worth ₹41 lakh from shop in Thane

A jewellery store in Thane had its back wall broken into by thieves, who took jewellery worth 41 lakh rupees and made off with 652 grammes of gold and 40 kilos of silver from the Kuber jewellery store in Shastri Nagar.

652 kilos of gold and 40 kg of silver were stolen from the Kuber jewellery store in Shastri Nagar in Vartak Nagar, Thane, before the burglars fled. Locals called the shop manager, Narayan Gopilal Rathod, to tell him about the break-in. When he arrived at the shop, he discovered that a sizable hole had been bored in the wall at the back of the building. Through the opening, the accused was able to enter the store undetected.

Hindustan Times