Science & Technology


App Turns Tablet Into Math Aid For Visually Impaired Students

Nashville: Without looking down, Kira runs her index finger across the screen of an Android tablet that she is holding in her lap. For the occasion, she has painted her fingernails bright pink. When her finger touches a line drawn on the screen, the tablet vibrates quietly. Scanning her finger back and forth and feeling the vibration come and go allows her to trace the line’s path. When her finger reaches a pink dot, the tablet gives off an electronic tone and she grins delightedly.



Additional Installment Of DA To Central Government Employees, Pensioners

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from Jan. 1, in cash but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent.


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