Prime Video India Reveals 40-Strong Programming Slate For Next 2 Yrs

Achievers News:  At a star-studded event hosted by Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan and Sumukhi Suresh, Amazon Prime Video on Thursday rolled out an ambitious five-year road map and unveiled a 40-strong slate of new titles, new films (both originals and collaborations) and new seasons to be streamed over the next two years. The offerings include ‘The Family Man’ duo Raj and DK’s con thriller series ‘Farzi’, starring Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupati, and Rohit Shetty’s ‘Indian Police Force’, with Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles, as well…

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn, Company To Go Private

Achievers News: Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally caught an elusive Twitter bird for $44 billion, as the company’s board decided to give in to his takeover bid with his “best and final” offer. Twitter announced late on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Musk for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at nearly $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately-held company. The purchase price represents a 38 per cent premium…

Startup Odisha And HDFC Bank Organise ‘Startup Connect’ With SLBC

Achievers News: In a bid to support startup ecosystem in Odisha, Startup Odisha organised a Startup Connect program with the State Level Bankers’ Committee, Odisha, on Monday. The event was chaired by Development Commissioner PK Jena. He gave away HDFC Bank CSR Grant Cheques to four shortlisted startups. Among others, MSME Secretary Ranjana Chopra, Finance Secretary Vishal Dev, Additional Secretary, MSME, Uday N Das, CEO Startup Odisha, Md Saddique Alam, Pragyansmita Sahoo, Director of Institutional Finance and Arupananda Jena, Convenor SLBC were present. Deepak Kumar Singh Zonal Head, HDFC Bank other…

Guidelines Out For Interest Free Advance To Odisha Govt Staff For Purchasing EVs

Achievers News: In accordance with the Electric Vehicle Policy 2021, the Odisha Government has issued guidelines for sanction of interest free advance to its employees for the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs). The State Government had introduced the Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 to encourage the purchase of Electric Vehicles to control the pollution emerging from fossil fuel used in vehicle plying on the road. One of its incentives package consist of providing interest free advance to the Government employees. To execute the above policy, the following guidelines are framed for sanction…

‘Undo Button’ Feature In Twitter Soon

AchieversNews(20/3/2021): As millions of Twitter users demand an Edit button to correct spelling errors in their tweets, Twitter has started testing an undo tweet feature which could first be rolled out to paid customers via a subscription service.Twitter confirmed to CNET that it is testing the ‘undo tweet’ feature.App researcher Jane Manchun Wong first discovered a subscription screen tied to the feature.“Twitter is working on app subscription for paid features like ‘Undo Tweet,” she said in a tweet along with a screenshot on Friday.The feature is different from deleting a…

Odisha Students Develop Gadget To Save Elephants

AchieversNews(19/3/2021): Three students of a private university in Bhubaneswar have developed a unique device that will save elephants from fatal accidents while crossing railway tracks in forest areas.Guided by Professor Sujata Chakraborty, three students — Payal Bhadra, Abhijit Balabantray and Sujit Sahoo — of the Centurion University produced the gadget.With help the unique gadget, the loco pilot can evade train mishaps by taking necessary initiative after getting signal on movement of elephants from a distance of 300 meters on railway tracks.According to reports, the trio had started developing the device in…

5G Roll Out In India

AchieversNews(25/2/2021): By the end of this year, India is expected to join the select club of countries like the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations where 5G technology has already been launched.The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Communications Ministry, in a detailed note submitted to a parliamentary committee recently, held that “the specific time frame” for the rolling out of 5G technology in India is “by the end of 2021”.Currently, 4G technology has been a major inflexion in mobile technology with packet-switched data transmission and high-speed…

Anti Airfield Weapon Test In Odisha

Achievers News Bureau (21/1/2021):The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) today successfully test fired a Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Hawk-i aircraft off the coast of Odisha. The indigenous stand-off weapon developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO is the first smart weapon fired from an Indian Hawk-Mk132.“HAL has been focusing on the Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign. The Company owned Hawk-i platform is being extensively used for certification of systems and weapons developed indigenously by DRDO and CSIR labs,” said R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL.The aircraft flown by HAL test pilots…

Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Suspends Permanetly

Achievers News Bureau (9/1/2021):Three days after the supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and five people died in the violence, Twitter has announced that it had permanently suspended his account due to “risk of further incitement of violence”.“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement on…

Missile Test-Fired In Odisha Coast Of Medium-Range

Achievers News Bureau: (24/12)India successfully test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday, defence sources said. The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore at about 4:00 pm. The missile is jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries. About 8,100 people were shifted from villages within 2.5 km radius of ITR ahead of the missile test, and lodged in temporary camps as part of safety measures, the district administration said.