By Sreeraman Thiagarajan We are just a day away from Google’s annual developer festival named Google I/O that happens at Mountain View, California; a literal backyard of Google’s global headquarters. Google I/O, for the uninitiated, is an annual developer conference that began in 2008, and is organized by the executive team. "I/O" stands for input/output, as well as the slogan "Innovation in the Open".So here are some expectations from the big Google gig that are likely to make headlines: From Android to Assistant: Some avatar of Android used to dominate I/O year after year. We saw it grow from a smartphone OS in 2008 competing with iOS to evolve into Wear (watch), Auto, Things (IOT), TV, Pay and so on. But starting 2016 since the announcement of Google Assistant, the smart assistant which aims to get things done in real life to people, it has been getting the lion’s share of attention and action. So, a lot more can be expected from the Assistant stable: … [Read more...] about New Android, Assistant, and hardware: What to expect from Google I/O 2019
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MUMBAI: The Maharashtra police asserted before the state government that a fresh probe should not be ordered into the Elgaar Parishad-CPI (Maoist) case, by insisting that the evidence they have collected was credible, and denying allegations of ‘planting of evidence’ to window dress their findings, sources in the know told ET. Letters, travel details, a secure communication tool for people working on “liberatory social change”, log sheets which enlisted funds received from the “party” and call detail records (CDRs) were among the evidence the police presented before deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state home minister Anil Deshmukh. A review meeting was held at the state secretariat after NCP chief Sharad Pawar demanded the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT), led by a retired judge, to probe the action taken by the Pune police. Pawar had said that the evidence against those arrested like activists and lawyers was not enough for … [Read more...] about No need for fresh Elgaar case probe: Cops to Maharashtra government
MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday called for structural reforms and fiscal measures to activate growth, saying monetary policy has its limits. The governor identified five growth drives that could be prioritised to push growth. These are food processing industries, tourism, e-commerce, startups and efforts to become a part of the global value chain. Speaking at his alma mater, St Stephen’s College in Delhi, Das said that estimating a country’s growth potential was turning out to be a major challenge for central banks. “Nonetheless, a view has to be taken on the true nature of the slack in demand and supply-side shocks to inflation for timely use of counter cyclical policies,” he said. Estimating the country’s growth potential is crucial for a central bank as it is believed that easing credit beyond a point will be akin to pushing a string. Pointing out that the government is focusing on infrastructure spending which will … [Read more...] about Monetary policy has limits, need structural reforms: RBI governor