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Kaushal Bag, the young techie from Nashik, commits suicide
Mobile app developer and technology expert from Nashik, Kaushal Bag has committed suicide on Wednesday. Kaushal, more famous for developing several apps to help people during the Kumbh Mela, Chennai floods and on women safety, was second year student of Computer Science at KK Wagh Arts, Commerce, Science & Computer Science College. 
 
Kaushal had developed 'Helping Hand', a mobile app that had a facility to place an emergency call even when there was not network connectivity or internet connection available. During the Nashik Kumbh Mela, this app was in its initial stage and used as an automated SMS application. In emergency, the user could sent automated SMS to pre-fed emergency numbers. 
 
However, his app OCS proved helpful for over 18,800 people who were stranded in Chennai floods. Speaking with DNA, Kaushal had said, "We realised that our free link was downloaded by two crore people all over by December. During the floods, too many SMSes were sent and we had to route them to our server. We got to know the location of the stranded people and informed the NGOs working on ground. In this way, we helped rescue nearly 19,000 people. This was a great and satisfying achievement".
 
The app was also used during the Ujjain Kumbh Mela in 2016. 
 
Kaushal's efforts were even appreciated by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Last month, Kaushal did a live telecast on Facebook of a half marathon organised by Nashik Police. He was felicitated by Dr Ravindra Singhal, the Police Commissioner of Nashik for this effort.
 
Kaushal, in a tweet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had expressed his desire to donate his app to all sectors across India.
 

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COMMENTS

Leon Fernandes

3 months ago

Why did he commit suicide?

Sivakumar Subbiah

3 months ago

Rest in Peace...We do not want such bright young people to commit suicide...He could have served society more...What drive him to suicide?

Milind Nadkarni

3 months ago

Sad to see a talented and young life lost so early in its journey. Wonder what could the reasons for this sad event, We may not ever know...... May his soul rests in peace.

Roy Aranha

3 months ago

good days new govt make in india no action , ruin has begun sad and tragic

sunil

3 months ago

The reason for tragic suicide should be proved to guide others

Dharmesh Bhuta

3 months ago

This is so Shocking and tragic.

WhatsApp brings back text 'Status' feature
Soon after attracting backlash over its Snapchat-like 'Stories' feature, WhatsApp has revived its text 'Status' option while keeping its image-based replacement, a media report said.
 
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let users set a message and then gave the 'Status' name to a Snapchat 'Stories' clone. But last week, text Statuses reappeared in the Android Beta version of WhatsApp in the 'About' section of the profiles, Tech Crunch reported on Wednesday.
 
"We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we have integrated this feature into the 'About' section in profile settings," WhatsApp was quoted as saying.
 
"Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, we are continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day," the company added.
 
The 'About' status will roll out to all Android users over the next week and is coming soon to iPhone.
 
Users can open the 'About' section of their profile to set a text 'Status' and view other people's updates by opening their contact.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

 

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Printing of new Rs500, Rs2,000 notes costs Rs2.87 to Rs 3.77
The cost of printing a new Rs 500 currency note is in the range of Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.09, and Rs 3.54 to Rs 3.77 for a Rs 2,000 note, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
 
"The approximate cost of printing each note of new Rs 500 currency note is in the range of Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.09 and for a Rs 2,000 note is Rs 3.54 to Rs 3.77," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said here in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
 
The minister, however, said that it was too early to indicate the total cost of printing of new notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000, as those were still being printed. 
 
The currency in circulation as on February 24 was Rs 11.641 lakh crore, Meghwal said.
 
The old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes returned to the Reserve Bank of India and currency chests amounted to Rs 12.44 lakh crore, as of December 10, 2016. 
 
"Verification of returned notes for counterfeit notes and accounting reconciliation is in process," he added.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

 

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