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Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 now in India

With up to 14.5 hours of battery life, the Surface Laptop 2 comes with premium design, "PixelSense Touch Display", and best-in-class keyboard and trackpad

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Microsoft India on Monday announced the availability of Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 on Amazon India, Flipkart and retail stores at a starting price of Rs 83,999 and Rs 91,999 respectively.

The devices will be available for commercial or enterprise customers through authorised resellers, the company said in a statement.

“For users seeking to make new breakthroughs in 2019, Surface will be a perfect companion to bring their innovative ideas and thinking to life,” Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Country General Manager-Consumer and Devices, Microsoft India, said in a statement.

Surface Pro 6 features redesigned architecture under the hood and also combines quad-core, 8th Generation Intel Core processor.

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It is 1.5 times faster than its predecessor, while offering the same all-day battery life, the company claimed.

Surface Pro 6 features a 12.3-inch “PixelSense” display that is capable of for rendering designs on photo editing software or for binge-watching series on your favourite streaming apps.

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The new Surface Laptop 2 comes with improved speed and performance enabled by the 8th Generation Intel Quad Core processor; the device is 85 per cent more powerful than its predecessor, the company said.

With up to 14.5 hours of battery life, the Surface Laptop 2 comes with premium design, “PixelSense Touch Display”, and best-in-class keyboard and trackpad. (IANS)

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WhatsApp and NASSCOM To Come Up With Digital Literacy Training To Curb Fake News

"This training educates people throughout India to be mindful of the messages they receive and to verify the facts before forwarding,"

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The first training will be on March 27 in Delhi and will be followed by more planned interventions like hosting training workshops for representatives from rural and urban areas along with roadshows across numerous colleges. Pixabay

As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp.

The co-created curriculum, which includes real-world anecdote tools that can be used to verify a forwarded message and actions that users can take like reporting problematic content to fact checkers and other law enforcement agencies, will be disseminated in multiple regional languages.

“We are excited to expand our partnerships with civil society to advance crucial digital literacy skills that can help combat misinformation share on WhatsApp,” Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp, said in a statement.

“This training educates people throughout India to be mindful of the messages they receive and to verify the facts before forwarding,” he added.

The training will be imparted by volunteers from NASSCOM Foundation who will launch the “each one teach three” campaign that mandates every volunteer to share their learnings with three more persons leading to a network effect.

These volunteers will post their takeaways from the workshops on their social media handles to increase the reach of these safety messages.

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As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp.
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The first training will be on March 27 in Delhi and will be followed by more planned interventions like hosting training workshops for representatives from rural and urban areas along with roadshows across numerous colleges.

“The use of technology platforms like WhatsApp are inherently meant to foster social good, harmony, and collaboration, but are sadly being used by a small number of miscreants to entice anger and hatred by spreading false and doctored information,” Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said.

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“This training educates people throughout India to be mindful of the messages they receive and to verify the facts before forwarding,” he added. Pixabay

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“I would like to urge all the connected citizens who want to join this fight against the spread of fake information, to come and help volunteer towards the cause,” Pamidi added.

Aspiring volunteers can register at www.mykartavya.nasscomfoundation.org

NASSCOM Foundation is the social arm of the industry body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). (IANS)