Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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Can paperless finance technology increase household income in India?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee looking into household finance has several fascinating takeaways into what impedes Indian families from saving, insuring, and investing better. Headed by Tarun Ramadorai, professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London, the committee report says households can significantly augment their annual income if they had access to formal financial institutions and products, and that technology has a key role to play in ensuring this access. A good money management plan can help augment a household’s income. The household finance report determines this augmentation…

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Apple Supplier Is Said to Plan India Expansion in iPhone Manufacturing Push

HIGHLIGHTS Apple supplier Wistron is reportedly looking to expand production Wistron executives are said to be looking for about 100 acres of land Wistron may use expanded facilities for other brands as well Apple’s primary iPhone assembler in India is scouting for about 100 acres of land in Bengaluru to expand its facilities for the world’s most valuable company, according to people familiar with the matter said. Wistron executives toured the city last week and have shortlisted a few parcels including one plot close to the airport, said the people, asking not to be…

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InFocus Snap 4 India Price Slashed in Limited Period Discount on Amazon

HIGHLIGHTS InFocus Snap 4 available at a reduced price It’s exclusively available on Amazon India The limited period discount ends on November 17 InFocus on Tuesday announced a limited period price cut on its Snap 4 smartphone in India. The InFocus Snap 4 will be available at a special price of Rs. 9,999 on Amazon India. The limited period Rs. 2,000 discount is applicable from November 1 to November 17. To recall, the Snap 4 was exclusively launched on Amazon India at Rs. 11,999 in September. One of the biggest highlights of the InFocus Snap 4…

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Schools failing to educate students to succeed in life in countries like India: World Bank

Washington The World Bank has warned of a learning crisis in global education, particularly in low and middle-income countries like India, underlining that schooling without learning is not just a wasted development opportunity, but also a great injustice to children worldwide. The Bank in its latest report has noted that millions of young students in these countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. According to the World Development Report 2018: Learning to…

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India will have to wait longer for Android Pay as Google shifts focus to Tez, its digital payment app

Google is not going to roll out its Android Pay service in India any time soon. The company is rather focused on pushing its new app – Google Tez, a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment application, in the country. During a Q&A session following the launch of Google Tez app on Monday, company’s senior executive Caesar Sengupta told the media that the company has no immediate plans to launch the Android Pay service in India. He cited lack of wider availability of (Near Field Connectivity) NFC-enabled smartphones and penetration of…

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India doctor fight during operation goes viral

Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says. Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing outrage. A senior hospital official told the BBC that the woman and her baby are fine. The source of the leaked video is unclear, but the official confirmed that it came from within the hospital. Trading insults After the video emerged online, many media reports claimed the woman pictured…

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Ferrari GTC4Lusso T and GTC4Lusso launched in India

Italian car manufacturer Ferrari has launched the 2017 iterations of the GTC4Lusso T and GTC4Lusso in India. The price difference between the two cars is because one is offered with a V8 engine while the other is offered with a V12. The GTC4Lusso is a facelifted version of the FF and Ferrari has revived the GTC4 and Lusso ‘monikers’ for the new car. Most of the changes from the FF are more aggressive rear fenders, reworked sides, a new diffuser at the back, a roof-mounted spoiler and a new front…

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India to have 600m broadband connections by 2020: Communications minister

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 per cent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (around 2.5 lakh) in the country. Under the first…

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Perfect getaway: 5 scenic routes in India for a road trip this monsoon

Make the most of the rains this year. You can head to misty mountains in India, go trekking in the Sahyadris, or set off on a road trip. Self-drive trip, as a travel trend, is slowly catching up in India. It is an immersive way to travel, exploring places with freedom and flexibility, which not only gives a sense of independence, but allows one to do things at their own pace. Here is a list of few destinations, picked by Aditya Loomba, joint managing director of ECO Rent A Car, specially for…

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