Jagmohan Garg talking about Uber secret program

jagmohan garg uberJagmohan Garg highlights Uber utilized a mystery program named “Damnation” to track Lyft drivers to check whether they were driving for both ride-hailing administrations and generally smother rivalry.

It’s the most recent in a progression of inconveniences for Uber, which is additionally managing official flights and allegations of sexism and lewd behavior.

Jagmohan Garg also added about Uber workers, including CEO Travis Kalanick, thought about the program, as indicated by a story in The Information, which depended on a mysterious source who was not approved to talk freely.

The program was stopped in mid 2016, as indicated by the report. An agent for Uber did not react to messages for input on Thursday. Lyft said in an announcement to the distribution that “assuming genuine, the assertions are extremely concerning.”

A month ago, another report surfaced about an alternate mystery following weapon with a vile sounding name. “Greyball,” as it was called, distinguished controllers who were acting like riders while attempting to gather prove that Uber’s administration was infringing upon neighborhood laws overseeing taxis. The administration permitted Uber to obstruct those endeavors by scratching off agents’ ride demands.

Uber recognized that it utilized Greyball, and after the New York Times report turned out the organization said it would close down the framework.

Khan Market retains the pricey tag

It’s the 28th most expensive retail location in the world and at the top in India as per a report.

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One of Delhi’s most upmarket and popular hangout zones, Khan Market is the world’s 28th most expensive retail location, according to real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report titled “Main Streets Across the World”.

However, Khan Market has slipped two spots in the global retail ranking. According to the report, monthly rentals at Khan Market stand at Rs.1,250 per sq. ft, while the annual rental is $222 per sq. ft — the highest in the country and 28th most expensive in the world.

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Jagmohan Garg News Delhi IIT Bombay researchers a step closer to treating Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT B) have taken the first successful step at regenerating neurons in a Parkinson mouse model by using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) encapsulated in an amyloid hydrogel. The hydrogels which provide scaffolding for stem cells to develop into neurons when implanted in the brain are developed from a special class of proteins called amyloids. The results were published in the journal NPG Asia Materials.

The hydrogel enabled the delivery and engraftment of mesenchymal stem cells in two regions of the mice brain – substantia nigra and striatum – where the cells were injected. “We do not have direct proof that mesenchymal stem cells have become neurons. But the stem cells transplanted at the substantia nigra site were differentiating into neuron-like cells,” says Subhadeep Das from IITB-Monash Research Academy, IIT Bombay and the first author of the paper.

“We wanted to first know if the cells were surviving and were contained at the site. So the time point was short, and we sacrificed the animals at the end of the seventh day after transplantation,” he says. “Further studies for prolonged periods will tell if the mesenchymal stem cells become matured neurons.”

In the case of Parkinson’s, neurons based in the substantia nigra region of the brain release dopamine at the striatum. Since the connection between the two regions is lost in the case of Parkinson’s, the researchers implanted the stem cells at both the sites.

But before transplanting the stem cells encapsulated in the hydrogel into the brain of the mice, the researchers tested the hydrogel in the lab for toxicity. Both neural precursor cell lines and mesenchymal stem cells were cultured in the amyloid hydrogel. And 2D and 3D culture tests for toxicity were carried out for both short (24 hours) and long (120 hours) term and the results compared with a collagen hydrogel, which served as control. “The compatibility of amyloid hydrogel was similar to collagen,” says Das.

Besides being a good scaffold that facilitates the differentiation of stem cells into neurons and not being toxic, the hydrogel should also not trigger the immune system from mounting a violent reaction against it when implanted into the brain. So the researchers injected the hydrogel into rat brain to test for any possible inflammatory response or immune rejection of the amyloid hydrogel. While two types of inflammatory cells – microglia and atrocytes – accumulated near the hydrogel, their levels subsided by 21 days.

In a next step, they implanted the hydrogel containing the mesenchymal stem cells in the brain of the Parkinson mouse model. “The hydrogel was able to improve the viability of the transplanted cells and were able to contain them at the site where they were implanted,” says Das. The control cells that were not contained in hydrogel were three times less viable than the cells contained in the hydrogel.

“Amyloids are among the most robust protein/peptide-based materials ever evolved in nature. We just utilised these superior materials property of amyloids for targeting stem cell delivery in the brain and their differentiation to neurons. On the one hand, amyloid-based hydrogels are capable of protecting delicate stem cells within the hydrogels matrix, while on the other hand, they are able to guide the differentiation of stem cells towards neurons,” Samir K. Maji from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay and the corresponding author of the paper says in a release.

There are three major challenges when stem cells are transplanted or injected into the brain – the cells should survive, should not migrate to different places where they are not required, and should become functional neurons and integrate with the existing neural circuit. “Our material has solved the first two challenges. We are now working on the third one,” says Das confidently.

SOURCE: http://newsite.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/IIT-Bombay-researchers-a-step-closer-to-treating-Parkinson%E2%80%99s-disease/article15568700.ece?homepage=true

Jagmoha Garg News Delhi India has lost 550 jobs a day in last 4 years: Study

As many as 550 have disappeared every day in last four years and if this trend continues, employment would shrink by 7 million by 2050 in the country, a study has claimed.

 

Farmers, petty retail vendors, contract labourers and construction workers are the most vulnerable sections facing never before livelihood threats in today, the study by Delhi-based civil society group PRAHAR has said.

 

According to the data released by Labour Bureau early 2016, created only 1.35 lakh in 2015 in comparison to 4.19 lakh in 2013 and 9 lakh in 2011, the group said in a statement.

 

“A deeper analysis of the data reveals a rather scary picture. Instead of growing, livelihoods are being lost inon a daily basis. As many as 550 are lost inevery day (in last four year as per Labour Bureau data) which means that by 2050, in would have got reduced by 7 million, while population would have grown by 600 million,” the statement said.

 

The data clearly points to the fact that job creation in is successively slowing down, which is very alarming, it pointed out.

 

“This (rise in unemployment) is because sectors which are the largest contributor of are worst-affected. Agriculture contributes to 50 per cent of employment in followed by SME sector which employs 40 per cent of the workforce of the country,” the statement said.

 

The organised sector actually only contributes a minuscule less than one percentage of employment in India. has only about 30 million in the organised sector and nearly 440 million in the unorganised sector.

 

According to the World Bank data, percentage of employment in agriculture out of total employment in has come down to 50 per cent in 2013 from 60 per cent in 1994.

 

It said that the labour intensity of small and medium enterprises is four times higher than that of large firms.

 

It further said that the multinationals are particularly capitalistic a fact vindicated during investment commitments of $225 million made for the next five years during the Make in Week in February 2016.

 

However, what went unnoticed is that these investments would translate into creation of only 6 million jobs, it said.

 

needs to go back to the basics and protect sectors like farming, unorganised retail, micro and small enterprises which contribute to 99 per cent of current livelihoods in the country. These sectors need support from the Government not regulation. needs smart villages and not smart cities in the 21st century,” it added.
SOURCE: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/7-million-jobs-can-disappear-by-2050-says-a-study-116101600378_1.html

Jagmohan Garg News Delhi Here are the airlines and regulators which have banned Samsung’s Note 7

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Indian passengers can still carry their devices on flights in their hand baggage in the switch-off mode, according to the earlier Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines issued on the matter, even as airlines across the world enacted bans on the carriage of the device over the weekend.

The was to issue a fresh advisory on carrying Samsung’s fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board flights by the middle of October, the Economic Times had reported earlier this month.

 

The fresh advisory was to be issued after the US Federal Aviation Authority revised its guidelines on carriage of the Note 7, the report had added.

 

As reported earlier, at the beginning of September, theasked passengers not to charge or switch on their Note 7 devices on board aircraft. They could however carry the device in their hand baggage in the switch-off mode.

 

Since then, many regulators and airlines have imposed restrictions on the device or completely banned its carriage on flights.

 

Here is a list of countries and airlines which have barred the Samsung phone: 

 

1) Japan’s transport ministry, according to media reports, completely banned all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes over the weekend.

 

2) Korean Air, for its part, has been following government guidelines requiring Note 7s to be turned off in-flight and only transported in carry-on luggage. However, it operates a total ban on the devices on flights to-and-from the US, Canada and Hong Kong, reports said.

 

3) Starting from Monday, another South Korean airline, Asiana, will enforce a ban on Note 7s from all its flights, reports said.

 

4) Australian airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia have also imposed a total ban on the devices,Sky News Australia reported on Monday.

 

5) Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Pacific subsidiary Dragonair, Emirates, AirAsia, Hong Kong Express, and Etihad Airways have also imposed total bans on the carriage of the device.

 

6) According to media reports, Hong Kong’s airport over the weekend also decided to prohibit passengers from carrying the device on any incoming or outgoing flights, either in checked or carry-on baggage.

 

7) Taiwan’s two biggest airlines China Airlines and EVA Air have also banned the smartphones, reports said.

 

8) European airlines have also taken cognisance of the issue. With Berlin Air, Finnair, and Alitalia enforcing complete bans on the carriage of the device. According to the BBC, Lufthansa currently has a ban on the device on all flights to the US. However, it is reportedly planning to impose the ban across all flights soon.

 

9) The Times of India reported on Sunday that all flights operated by the group, includingIndia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, MalaysiaX, Thai X and Indonesia X, will not be allowing carriage of the device from midnight October 17.

 

10) On October 14, the US Department of Transportation (US DoT), along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, announced that under an emergency order all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices were banned from “air transportation in the United States”. The ban has been effect since October 15. According to the release, passengers may not carry the device “on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States”. Further, the device cannot even be “shipped as air cargo”.