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Reddit, Telegram Working Fine in India

On July 31, 2015, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had directed ISPs to block around 850 websites citing Section 79 of the IT Act

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Social discussion platform Reddit and encrypted messaging service Telegram — reported blocked in India — are working fine on both Web and Mobile devices across the country.

People im Delhi, Pune and Mumbai were able to open both Reddit and Telegram portals, log into those and even creating new accounts.

Questioning the Net Neutrality rules in the country, media reports on Wednesday claimed Reddit and Telegram were being blocked for intermittent periods by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on government orders.

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Telegram App. Pixabay

Apart from Los Angeles-based comedy website College Humour that has been blocked by the government, Reddit and Telegram are very much in the running.

Even though the reports did not specify regions where the websites were allegedly blocked, they did mention that users from “only some (undisclosed) regions” have reported about the issue.

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The Indian government has acted tough on porn and torrent websites. It last year told the ISPs to block 827 websites that host pornographic content following an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.

On July 31, 2015, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had directed ISPs to block around 850 websites citing Section 79 of the IT Act. However the government withdrew the ban later. (IANS)

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Panasonic Boosts Smart Factory Business in India

Panasonic also plans to open a technical centre for its smart factory solutions which will act as a strategic base that validates smart factories with customers and be used as a training centre

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Panasonic also launches mobile computing devices in India. Flickr

Targeting Rs.1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.

The smart factory solutions proposition will enable Panasonic to deliver high value-added smart solutions and services along with world-class hardware to the manufacturing industry, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.

The company targets to achieve Rs 1,000 crore in revenue from its smart factory business in the next three years in India, with solutions and digital manufacturing expected to contribute 15 per cent to the total smart factory business revenue.

“India is adopting new-age technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI and others at a rapid pace and we will only see more investment in these technologies as we move forward,” said Hiroyuki Aota, President and CEO, Global Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions.

“To be able to cater to these growing demands, having the right and smart capabilities in manufacturing will be key, and this is what we are addressing today,” he added.

The smart factory solutions mean integrated line management system (ILNB), automated process tracker, digital reporting system and more.

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Panasonic. IANS

Panasonic’s recently introduced solution ILNB can communicate with the entire line of machinery and can automate up to 70-80 per cent of manual processes.

The digital reporting system allows real-time access to information, helping build agility and overall transparency of systems.

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“The key technology to realise a Smart Factory is to connect various equipments through the Internet of Things (IoT), synchronize them and collect and control data in real time for entire production processes,” said Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India.

Panasonic also plans to open a technical centre for its smart factory solutions which will act as a strategic base that validates smart factories with customers and be used as a training centre. (IANS)