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Here’s how Musk hired an Indian as Tesla’s autopilot head

  Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal how he chose Ashok Elluswamy from India to work as an autopilot team...
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Last total solar eclipse of 2021 on 4 Dec

  On Saturday, December 4, 2021, some people in the Southern Hemisphere will have the chance to experience a total or partial eclipse of the...
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IIT Bombay graduate Parag Agrawal is Twitter’s new CEO

  Jack Dorsey, the maverick behind making Twitter the world's go-to social platform to rant, laud, troll, or play simple catch up, is moving on. Confirming...
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Longest partial lunar eclipse of century to take place on 19 Nov

  Skygazers are in for a treat as the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century is going to take place on November 19. It...
Maitri Station, one of two all-year Indian research stations in Antarctica, established in 1989. Source: MADICE-project/Twitter

India’s 41st scientific expedition reaches Antarctica

  The first batch of 23 scientists and support staff that is part of India's 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica reached the Indian station 'Maitri'...
Mihir Metkar, the Indian-origin scientist from Pune has been named a 'primary contributor' in inventing the Moderna vaccine. Source IANS/ Wikimedia Commons

Scientist Mihir Metkar named primary contributor in invention of Moderna vaccine

  A scientist of Indian origin has been identified by Moderna as the primary contributor to its Covid-19 vaccine. A filing by the company for...
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Niraj Lal in 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prize

  Canberra’s Dr. Niraj Lal was one of 16 scientists awarded this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, known as the ‘Oscars’ of Australian science. A scientist...

Google grants $2.5mn to 3 Indian non-profits to empower women

  Tech giant Google's philanthropic arm Google.org has granted $2.5 million to three Indian non-profits to create pathways to prosperity for women and girls. The three...
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$1.1 million awarded to cardiology researcher Anand Ganesan and team

  How ventricular fibrillation will behave in an individual patient can be accurately modelled and predicted using a single mathematical equation, according to researchers at...

Indian-origin breast cancer researcher awarded $8 million grant

  Melbourne-based physician-scientist Dr Shom Goel whose research focuses on an important but overlooked problem in cancer biology has been awarded one of three $8 million...
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Apple showcases Indian-origin women techies’ power on world stage

  It was Indian-origin women techies' turn to take the centre-stage as Apple unveiled its next line-up of products, including an all-powerful MacBook Pro with...
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Facebook faces $4.79mn fine for favouring foreigners over US citizens

  In a case that turns on its head the common perception of foreigners suffering bias in the US, Facebook is to pay a fine...

WhatsApp sues Indian govt over chat ‘traceability’

  Taking the user privacy war to the court over new IT rules, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in...
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FB ‘mistakenly’ blocked posts with #ResignModi hashtag

  Facebook has claimed that it mistakenly blocked posts calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged Covid-19 pandemic mismanagement, saying...

Screwed over: how Apple and others are making it impossible to get a cheap...

  If Apple and other tech companies have their way, it will only become harder to have our phones and other devices repaired by third-party...

Japanese billionaire seeks eight artists for free Moon ride

  Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free ride to the Moon on a SpaceX Starship rocket sometime...

WATCH: Footage of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars

  "You are watching HD-Images from a landing Mars Rover on your cellphone. Unbelievable." This was a YouTube user's comment in response to the gripping footage...

Jupiter, Saturn and shooting stars: a week of celestial treats

  An awesome celestial treat awaits stargazers as two of our solar system's largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, will look like a double planet just...
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Indian-origin engineers transfer info through human touch

  A team of Indian-origin researchers in the US has made it possible to essentially let their bodies act as the link between the card...
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Indian app to support farmers wins 2020 ‘Call for Code’ challenge

  India-based agri-tech startup AI Farm has been chosen as the Asia Pacific Regional Winner of Call for Code, a competition asked developers to create...

2 Indian startups selected for Accenture mentorship programme

India's Fedo and Knight FinTech have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship programme created by Accenture. They are...

Facebook adds shopping, pricing tiers to WhatsApp Business

On Thursday, Facebook said it will finally start charging companies using WhatsApp for Business, as it expanded ways for its users to check out...

Tesla working on India entry by January 2021: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed plans that Tesla cars will begin to be available in India starting January 2021. Earlier this month, while reacting to...

Aeroplane-size asteroid to cross Earth’s orbit today

An asteroid the size of an aeroplane will be crossing the Earth's orbit today, according to NASA which expects that the space rock will...

Accenture appoints Bhaskar Ghosh as Chief Strategy Officer

Global professional services company Accenture has announced it has appointed Dr Bhaskar Ghosh as its Chief Strategy Officer. Ghosh succeeds Simon Eaves who has...

Pichai commits $1B to help publishers create quality news

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced the company's biggest $1 billion investment for the future of news, in partnerships with news...

Indian teens in UAE create app, comic on market trends

A 17-year-old Indian expat student has teamed up with his younger brother to launch a savings calculator and a comic series based on economic...

Google slams arbitration system in Australia’s new media code

Google has slammed Australias draft News Media Bargaining Code again, saying that the highly unusual, largely untested, one-sided arbitration system in the proposed law...

Working from home with Google Assistant

To ensure productivity along with enough self-care in between, Google has introduced a new Workday routine that makes Google Assistant help you stretch, walk...

Google adds COVID layer in Maps for safe travel

In a bid to help people navigate safely in the pandemic times, Google has added a COVID layer in Maps that will show critical...


Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
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‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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  As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or...
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Sagarika Venkat is finalist in Young Citizen of the Year award

  What were you doing when you were 12 years old? Not receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award on Australia Day, to be sure. Sydney’s Sagarika Venkat was...
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Deepak-Raj Gupta OAM: Community, business and politics

  Deepak-Raj Gupta has been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Honours with the OAM for service to the community of Canberra. “I feel honoured and...