Science & Technology - 2017 MAY

May 2

Department of Telecom launches 'Tarang Sanchar' portal.
The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha launched Tarang Sanchar, a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances and it will go a long way in clearing the myths and misconceptions of public on mobile towers and emissions from them.
He expressed the hope that the portal will empower common man to know at the convenience of a mouse click, about towers working in a particular locality and whether they are compliant to the EMF emission norms defined by the Government.
The portal will allow users to get a tower or base station checked for radiation emission, for a fee of Rs. 4,000.

Uber launches its food delivery app UberEATS in India.
San Francisco-based cab aggregator Uber has officially launched its on-demand food delivery app UberEATS, about four months after the initial announcement.
The service is currently available in Mumbai with plans to launch in six cities by the end of this year.
ET had reported last month that the service was hiring city general managers, city-level restaurant operations managers and branding & sales heads across six cities namely Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai and Gurugram.
The India launch is being headed by Bhavik Rathod, the former General Manager - South & West for the Uber rides business. He will report directly to Uber's Asia Pacific head Allen Penn.