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First Pakistani will go into space in 2022

China invites investors to develop space industry

Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced during a press briefing in Islamabad. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission ... Read More »

Alibaba Group enters Pakistan’s ecommerce market with Daraz acquisition

Alibaba all set to enter Pakistan after signing first MoU

Alibaba expands South Asia footprint, snapping up Pakistani online retailer Daraz Alibaba, the Chinese technology group, has expanded its e-commerce business into South Asia by buying Daraz, the Pakistani online shopping business started by the German company Rocket Internet. Daraz, founded in 2012, is backed by European tech incubator Rocket Internet. It operates in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal ... Read More »

Careem admits to data breach, affecting 14 million users

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Ride-sharing platform Careem says hit by cyber attack with data of up to 14 million users stolen Careem, Middle East’s popular ride-hailing app, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, the company confirmed in a blog post. The company learned of the breach, in which access was gained to a computer system that ... Read More »

Europeans train for Mars mission in remote desert of Oman

Europeans train for Mars mission in in remote desert of Oman

European astronauts in aluminium-coated suits venture in the desolate Dhofar desert in Oman to help prepare humanity for a future mission to Mars. The two-member team of Astronauts are spending a month in isolation on a simulated ‘red planet’ venture aiming to one day help humans survive on Mars. The desolate desert in southern Oman, near the borders of Yemen and Saudi ... Read More »

Chinese Railway Police start using Smart Glasses to scan travelers

Glasses resembles Google Glass are connected to a police database that can match passengers with criminal suspects Police person of Chinese Railways are the pioneer in the country to start using facial recognition eye-wear to screen passengers, in Zhengzhou the capital of central China’s Henan province. Police stationed at train stations in China are going to be sporting some fancy new ... Read More »

Bitcoin plunges below $6,000, lowest in last three months

Bitcoin plunges below $6,000, lowest in last three months

Some technical indicators suggest the rout in bitcoin has further to go The digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell more than 15 percent on to sending to its lowest level since November ranging from a global regulatory clampdown. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, Bitcoin fell as low as $6,853.53 in early afternoon trading in New York. That marked a fall of more ... Read More »

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

These robots will help old folks stay mentally and socially engaged Japan authorities desire to extend acceptance of generation that would assist fill the distance within the nursing body of workers and will care for 80% of elderly by 2020. Japan is well-known for the longevity of its population but the fact of a rapidly ageing population poses its own ... Read More »

Instagram’s ‘type mode’ new feature lets you add text-only stories

The new ‘Type mode‘ feature is available for iOS and Android devices Instagram has introduced it’s new feature named ‘Type mode‘ in Stories in a bid to allow the user to share Story posts containing text on colourful backgrounds. The newly introduced feature allows the user to add pages to their stories, without the inclusion of pictures or videos, the feature is available for iOS and ... Read More »

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