Trai defers zero-IUC regime for a year in relief for Voda, Airtel

NEW DELHI: The telecom regulator has deferred by a year implementation of the zero-interconnect usage charges (IUC) regime that was slated to kick in from January 2020.“For wireless to wireless domestic calls, termination charge would continue to remain as Re.0.06 (paise six only) per minute up to 31st December, 2020; from 1st January, 2021 onwards the termination charge for wireless to wireless domestic calls shall be zero,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said in a release on Tuesday.ET had first reported about the deferment earlier Tuesday. Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel had backed postponing implementation of the zero-IUC regime, as they are net revenue earners. Reliance Jio, which is a net payer, had opposed any deferral.The telecom regulator in …

New Nintendo Switch Trailer Shows Off Cross-Save Functionality With PC Games

Take your PC games on the go with Switch. Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for its Switch and Switch Lite systems, highlighting the way in which players can take their PC game save files with them on the go with select titles. It’s a feature which we hardly ever hear players talking about, possibly because the number of games that actually support it is relatively low, but it’s very welcome nonetheless. Games like Divinity: Original Sin 2 which was featured in the video, and others like Fortnite and Smite, can be played with all the graphical power and comfort your PC provides at home, before being zapped to your Switch or Switch Lite so that you can pick …

How do you teach children to be resilient? Ask a limbless veteran

Lessons from those who have overcome trauma are helping pupils confront their own personal challenges When the IRA bomb exploded, Darren Swift, an army dog handler in Belfast, had several split-second decisions to make. One of his legs had been blown off; the other, along with two fingers, was hanging by a thread. His first instinct was to shoot himself, he now readily admits, but unusually, as he was feeding his dog at the time, he was without a weapon. The second was to rip off his remaining leg to enable him to drag his body more quickly to safety. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

New Zealand volcano investigation could take a year, says Ardern

Prime minister says New Zealand’s ‘no-fault’ accident compensation system did not lead to more risk-taking in tourism sector An investigation into whether anyone was at fault for the deaths of at least 16 people in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand last week could take as long as a year, the county’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. A week after the eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, 14 people remain in burns units around New Zealand, 10 of them in critical condition, 13 more were airlifted to hospitals in Australia where one person has since died. The bodies of two people are still missing. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com