Haryana Government increases age of retirement from 58 to 60 years

The Haryana government announced a windfall for the state government’s employees which includes raising the retirement age from 58 to 60 years, 25% per cent increment in Dearness Allowance, full pension after 20 years service, and various other benefits. After 58 years of service, the employee will be given the option to either continue his service or seek retirement.

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‘IBM Simon’: World’s first smartphone turns 20

simonWorld’s first smartphone to come into existence— a $900 klutzy IBM Simon mobile phone —turned 20. The phone was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and hit the market in 1994.

IBM Simon

It was around 23 cm long and weighed half a kg. Though looked gawky, Simon could do almost anything you wanted. It had touch screen technology with its green LCD screen. Its software allowed users to write notes, draw, update their calendar and contacts and send and receive faxes as well as calls.

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