Tech updates for 3rd week of August 2022

Tech updates for 3rd week of August 2022

Latest trending news about DigiYatra app, Ola, IIT Delhi, Cryptocurrency, 5G launch news

DigiYatra app beta rolled out in Delhi and Bengaluru airports for paperless travel

The beta version of DigiYatra was launched at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and the Delhi International Airport on Independence Day. This implies that using the e-gate boarding technology, passengers will be able to board a domestic flight from either of the two locations without having to present any papers. The app's iOS version is anticipated to launch in about a month. At the airports in Bengaluru and Delhi, DigiYatra boarding systems and e-gates are in use, and they are gradually being implemented for all domestic carriers.

Ola expects to launch its first electric car by 2024 and introduce new S1 scooters.

In a press conference held last Monday, the company said that Ola Electric would introduce its first electric car by 2024, in celebration of India's 75 years of independence.

Ola intends to introduce its four-wheeled EV, claiming that the vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 km/hour in four seconds and has a range of more than 500 km per charge. According to Aggarwal, the company's first vehicle will be a "premium" offering and the "fastest and sportiest car" India has ever seen.

It also introduced a version of its electric scooter priced under Rs 1 lakh. By 2026, it aims to manufacture 1 million cars annually. 

The launch price for the new scooter version, the Ola S1, which offers a claimed range of 141 km, is Rs 99,999.

Aggarwal said that the Hyperchargers, a public charging network, is yet to begin operating. The company said last year that it would have the largest charging network with 5,000 charging stations installed. However, Aggarwal said the company decided against it as customers preferred home charging.

Piyush Goyal inaugurates a tech research lab at IIT Delhi.

At the inauguration of a public systems lab (PSL) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Union minister Piyush Goyal stated that the initiative was expected to change the game. According to him, automation, artificial intelligence, and operations research can serve as the pillars of a radical transformation that will turn India into a developed nation.

This lab will be the harbinger of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has articulated as the big vision of India as a developed nation.

Under the new project, the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer at IIT Delhi and the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) have partnered to build the public systems lab for the creation of scalable solutions for civic systems and services that affect millions of people. The PSL will closely collaborate with the WFP to identify projects involving food systems, management, and innovations as part of the three-year partnership.

UK regulatory approval for, a cryptocurrency platform, has registered with the British financial regulator. According to CEO Kris Marszalek, the United Kingdom is a "strategically essential market for us" due to the country's growing cryptocurrency usage and the government's plans to turn it into a centre for digital assets. By becoming a member of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) register, has got approval to provide crypto asset services and products to customers in the United Kingdom in accordance with laws against money laundering and "terrorist" financing.

5G launch in India will happen soon, speed will be 10 times faster than 4G: PM Modi

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the 5G mobile network would offer 10 times faster speeds and lag-free connectivity. In order to promote "digital entrepreneurship," he also emphasizes the government's aim for electronic chips and expanding the optical fibre network across villages. According to PTI, PM Modi sees this decade as a "techade" for India. Akash Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Jio, recently made an identical statement, but more information is awaited. In addition, PM Modi praised the establishment of 4 lakh common service centres in rural areas. The aim of this government scheme is to accelerate the Digital India vision.


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