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Now, a portal for Indians to download topographic maps free

The maps would be made available free through Aadhaar-enabled user authentication process in line with the Digital India programme of the government, the minister said.

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New Delhi, April 10 : Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a new web portal — Nakshe Portal — providing free download of Survey of India’s topographic maps of the entire country in PDF format to Indian citizens.

The topographic maps on the scale of 1:50,000, contain natural and man-made geographical features including terrain or topography. The service was launched to mark the 250th anniversary of the Survey of India.

“Earlier, these maps were only available after a process of application… Now it’s on the fingertip of people… it would be a great help for infrastructure development, science and education,” said Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology.

The maps would be made available free through Aadhaar-enabled user authentication process in line with the Digital India programme of the government, the minister said.

“The Survey of India has proposed to re-measure the height of Mount Everest… India was the first country under Sir George Everest’s leadership to have declared the height of Mount Everest in 1855….

“After Gorkha earthquake (Nepal earthquake) in 2015, to answer various doubts of scientific community, the Survey of India proposed re-measuring the height of Mount Everest as an Indo-Nepal Joint Scientific Exercise, along with the Survey Department of Nepal,” the minister said.

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Google reveals security flaw in Microsoft Edge

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San Francisco, Feb 20: Google has made public the details of a medium-level security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser whose patch is still not produced.

The vulnerability was first discovered in November 2017, by the search giant’s Project Zero.

According to Engadget, taking advantage of the flaw, hackers could bypass Microsoft Edge’s existing security measures to inject malicious code into a victim’s computer.

Google, through its Project Zero, notified Microsoft about a bug in November, giving the company the usual 90-day disclosure deadline.

With the three-month deadline over, the team of security analysts employed by Google tasked with finding zero-day vulnerabilities — Project Zero –went public with the details of the security flaw.

The search giant granted a 14-day extension to Microsoft after it said that the problem was complex and it needed more time to fix it.

But, Microsoft even missed the second deadline to produce the patch of the vulnerability. However, given Edge’s small market share, the security issue was unlikely to affect too many people though it is still embarrassing for the company.

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M-tech launches 4G smartphone at Rs 4,499

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New Delhi, Feb 19: Domestic mobile manufacturer M-tech on Monday launched a new 4G VoLTE smartphone “Foto 3” at Rs 4,499.

The device comes with 5-inch FVWGA LCD display and is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which is expandable upto 32 GB.

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“With ‘Foto 3’, Internet-savvy users can now avail super-fast data connectivity and superior voice call quality. We are positive that the ‘Foto 3’ will certainly appeal to our customers,” Goutam Kumar Jain, Co-Founder, M-tech Informatics Ltd, said in a statement.

The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) and houses 2400 mAh Li-Ion battery. It also sports 2+ VGA dual rear camera and a VGA front camera.

The product is available on both online and offline platforms.

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Pay utility bills now with Google ‘Tez’

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New Delhi, Feb 19: Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its “Tez” digital payment app without any transaction charges.

Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the “Tez” app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.

“We are adding a specially-designed bill pay experience in ‘Tez’ which will enable users to make a wide range of bill payments, including electricity, water, gas, DTH and insurance from the app,” said Diana Layfield, Vice President, Payments and Commerce, Next Billion Users at Google.

The new bill pay feature would include major utilities like Reliance Energy, BSES and Dish TV and would cover all states and major metros.

Built to support “Bharat BillPay” system, “Tez” would send users a notification when their bill arrives and users would be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller’s name on their “Tez” home screen.

Users would also be able to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts.

Once users have located their biller, they need to enter the number associated with their account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.

After users have linked their account, for most utility bills Tez would automatically fetch any available bills. Users need to just tap on “New Payment” and then “Pay your bills”.

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