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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Launch in More Countries, Including India and Korea

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available in additional countries and regions, including India and South Korea, where the calendar has already turned to October 30 launch day. The devices can be purchased from select retailers, including the Apple Store in South Korea, while online orders are set to begin arriving to customers. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launch day in Singapore last week The devices have also launched in Macau, while carrier Ooredoo has started accepting pre-orders in t...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Singapore, India, United States, Korea, Maldives, Macau, Apple Store, Ooredoo, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


PUBG Mobile to terminate access for users in India on October 30 following ban order

PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit mobile game, will terminate all service and access for users in India on October 30, two months after New Delhi banned the game in the world’s second largest internet market over cybersecurity concerns. India banned PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite, along with over 100 apps with links to China on September 2. The ban came after India banned TikTok and dozens of other popular Chinese apps in late June. These apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Gaming, Government, China, Game, Games, India, Pubg


Row over basmati rice causes latest India and Pakistan friction

Tensions are once again boiling over between India and Pakistan - only this time over basmati rice, the long-grained aromatic staple of dinners around the world. Islamabad has taken offence to New Delhi’s plans to seek permission from the European Union (EU) to export the grain as a product unique to India, known as protected geographical indication (PGI). Other products the EU currently recognises as having PGI status, described as possessing “qualities, reputation or characteristics relating t...
Tags: News, India, Eu, Pakistan, New Delhi, Islamabad, European Union EU, PGI, Stilton


India’s WareIQ raises $1.65M for its Amazon-like delivery platform for sellers

Despite e-commerce firms Amazon and Walmart and others pouring billions of dollars in India, offline retail still commands more than 95% of all sales in the world’s second largest internet market. The giants have acknowledged the strong hold neighborhood stores (mom and pop shops) have in the country, and in recent quarters scrambled for ways to work with them. Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, has made the dynamics more interesting in the past year as he works to help these neighborhood st...
Tags: Amazon, Y Combinator, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Logistics, Flipkart, Bangalore, Flexport, Pioneer Fund, Soma Capital, Mukesh Ambani India, Harsh Vaidya


China's J-20 stealth fighter was shown in a training dogfight on state television

China's J-20 stealth fighter at an air show in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer Chinese J-20 fighter jets were seen firing dozens of decoy flares, which are used to counter heat-seeking missiles. Official state broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the combat exercise as tensions between China and its neighbors escalate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China's air force has stepped up combat training exercises involving its J-20 stea...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, India, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Cctv, Stealth Fighter, Himalayas, Lockheed Martin, Xinjiang, Reuters, South China Sea, Taiwan Strait


Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin may run out of ICU beds in 2 weeks; Boston Marathon postponed; CVS adds rapid testing sites

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says no, again, to reopening theme parks. India tops 8M cases. CVS to add more rapid testing sites. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, India, Boston Marathon, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Cvs, Gavin Newsom


India: Key Takeaways From The New Labor Codes - HSA Advocates

Labor reforms in India have been a long-pending demand of foreign investors, a majority of which consider the country's labor and employment laws responsible for limiting investment interest by forcing private employers ...
Tags: News, India


India: FDI In News On Digital Media - Trilegal

The Government has clarified the scope of FDI restriction in relation to entities that upload or stream news and current affairs through digital media.
Tags: News, India, Digital Media Trilegal


Dispatch 32: Flat Screen Riots, The Virus -- the ECONOMY

Some quick, unedited thoughts. Much going on here so making this fast: You may have noticed the latest Flat Screen Riots in Philadelphia, New York, on the West Coast, and Here-and-There. Messages coming to me from media, "Are you in Philly yet?" No. I am a serious war correspondent and analyst, not an adrenaline photographer. My credentials do not hang on walls but in historical notes. Proven year-by-year with accurate assessments. Results of hard work and calling the ball no matter where ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, China, India, America, Spain, Thailand, Military, Washington Dc, Normandy, University of Florida, West Coast, Philly, State, Fauci, Philadelphia New York


Sinch announces Conversation API to bring together multiple messaging tools

As communicating with customers across the world grows ever more challenging due to multiple channels, tools and networking providers, companies are looking for a way to simplify it all. Sinch, a company that makes communications APIs, announced a new tool this morning called the Conversation API designed to make it easier to interact with customers across the planet using multiple messaging products. Sinch chief product officer Vikram Khandpur says that business is being conducted in differe...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Sweden, Enterprise, Developer, Messaging, India, Tech, Sms, Viber, Sap, Stockholm, APIs, Sinch, Digital Interconnect, Vikram Khandpur


Juganu begins selling its tunable lighting system for pathogen disinfection and deactivation in the US

Juganu, the venture-backed Israeli company that makes lighting systems capable of emitting light at specified wavelengths, is now selling a product that it claims can disinfect surfaces and deactivate pathogens in an attempt to provide buildings with new safety technologies that can prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The company claims that its J.Protect product was clinically validated through a study conducted by Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy at the Bar-Ilan University Facu...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mexico, India, Israel, US, Articles, Home Automation, United States, Brazil, Fda, Epa, Hygiene, Uva, Qualcomm


Upside Learning receives Great Place to Work – Certification™ for the second year running

The Great Place to Work® Institute (India) has recently announced awarding of Great Places to Work – Certification to Upside Learning for the second time running, building a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™. Amit Garg – Founder & CEO said, “It is an honor to be recognized as a great place to work again for our culture that values […]
Tags: India, eLearning, Upside Learning, Amit Garg


Commerce Ministry’s external trade promoter wants to use facial recognition to track employees’ attendance

You are reading it here first: A trade fair body under the Ministry of Commerce wants its employees to mark their attendance using a biometric system, capable of both fingerprint verification, and facial recognition. The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which manages the trade fair complex at Pragati Maidan in Delhi, on Wednesday floated a for procuring eight such devices, out of which five will be deployed at its main office in Delhi, and one each at its regional offices in Mumbai, ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Surveillance, Cctv, Delhi, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Indian Railways, Telangana, Ministry of Commerce, Commerce Ministry, Vadodara


Poor cross-border transactions drives Visa’s poor Q4 earnings

Similar to its global counter-part Mastercard, Visa Inc. reported a 17% YoY drop in revenues and a 30% YoY drop in profits for Q4 2020, due to a significant fall in cross-border transactions between July and September this year. The company suffered a 38% YoY drop in cross-border payments globally in Q4 2020, while cross-border volumes excluding intra-Europe fell by 41% YoY, according to its investor presentation. “While our business drivers and financial results were impacted by Covid-19 in 202...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Europe, News, India, Africa, Turkey, Canada, United States, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Argentina, Earnings, Cambodia, Latin America


Untangling the web that is Aarogya Setu’s creation

Aarogya Setu is a curious app made by a curiouser group of people. Since its launch on April 2, India’s contact tracing app has been mired in one controversy after another — usually of its own making. And now it has waded into another one. But it has one bright spot — NITI Aayog’s involvement in creation of Aarogya Setu has now been acknowledged by a MEITY officer publicly. On October 26, the Central Information Commission, which deals with RTI-related complaints, up the chief public informati...
Tags: Travel, News, India, NIC, App, NHS, Delhi, Coo, Cic, Practo, Makemytrip, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi High Court, Singh, Das, Kumar


Samsung just posted its highest-ever quarterly revenue of $59 billion, grabbing some of Huawei's share of the mobile market

Visitors with the background of the 5G Note 10+ smartphone advertisement at Samsung boot during the international electronics and innovation fair IFA in Berlin on September 11, 2019. Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images Samsung posted record quarterly revenues of $59.05 billion on Thursday, but warned that rising smartphone competition could hit its fourth-quarter profits. Its smartphone sales surged almost 50%, as the South Korean company gained market share from rival Huawei, whic...
Tags: South Korea, Berlin, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Phone, Smartphone, Huawei, Samsung Electronics, Ifa, US China, Tech Insider, Tech Contributors, Grace Dean Reuters


Basmati battle: Pakistan fights Indian bid for EU recognition of rice

Delhi seeking geographical indication status for its basmati rice, angering IslamabadA new ingredient has been added to the boiling pot that is the relationship between India and Pakistan: basmati rice. Pakistan’s government has vowed to “vehemently” oppose an application by India for the long-grain aromatic rice to be recognised by the EU as being grown exclusively in specific regions of the Indian subcontinent.Since 2006, the EU has applied zero tariffs on rice imported into the bloc’s member ...
Tags: Europe, India, Eu, European Union, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Delhi


ByteDance launches its first gadget in a big education push

ByteDance on Thursday unveiled its first consumer hardware product, a smart light lamp with a display, that it says is part of its education technology portfolio as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand to categories beyond social video. The Dali smart lamp features a display, camera, and a built-in digital assistant. The Dali smart lamp (in Chinese), which starts at $119, is aimed at school-going children who can use the device to finish their homework, ByteDance said (in Chinese) a...
Tags: Asia, Hardware, Education, China, India, Tech, New Delhi, Dali, Bytedance, Tiktok, Rita Liao, Dali Education Dali, Dali Education


Interview: Palaeontologist Prof. Ashok Sahni

This is a rich conversation between paleontologist Prof. Ashok Sahni and Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhaya of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. Email subscribers who can't see the embedded video can watch it at this link: Interview- Prof. Ashok Sahni.It was so refreshing to hear Prof. Sahni talk candidly about the state of paleontology research in India,  preserving fossil sites, motivating students, the need for Indian scientists to proactively engage with the public abou...
Tags: India, Seo, Research, Fossils, Science and Society, Palaeontology, People And Personalities, Suvrat Kher, Science Outreach, Ashok Sahni, Devapriya Chattopadhaya, Prof Sahni, Birbal Sahni, Birbal Sahni Institute, Palaeosciences Lucknow


Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports has a new chairman — India’s former CIC Bimal Julka

We missed this earlier.  The Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports, a self-regulatory body for fantasy sports, appointed long-time government officer Bimal Julka as its chairman. This was announced on October 22. Julka will “work closely with industry stakeholders to strengthen the operating standards of the Indian fantasy sports”, the body said in a statement. Julka is taking over from John Loffhagen, who has served as chairman since 2017. Julka has served as a civil servant in multiple capacitie...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cic, Rajasthan, Rajasthan High Court, Dream11, Fantasy Gaming, FIFS, Amrit Mathur, Ratnaker Shetty, Bimal Julka, Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS, Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports, Julka, John Loffhagen


Coronavirus updates: 300 quarantined after New York 'superspreader' events; US faces 'fork in the road' amid surge

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says no, again, to reopening theme parks. India tops 8M cases. CVS to add more rapid testing sites. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, New York, News, California, India, US, Usa Today, Cvs, Gavin Newsom


Coronavirus updates: 300 quarantined after New York 'superspreader' events; US faces 'fork in the road' amid surge

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says no, again, to reopening theme parks. India tops 8M cases. CVS to add more rapid testing sites. Latest COVID news.
Tags: New York, News, California, India, US, Cvs, Gavin Newsom


Coronavirus updates: 56 infected, 300 quarantine after New York 'superspreader' events; India surpasses 8M infections; 227K US deaths

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says no, again, to reopening theme parks. India tops 8M cases. CVS to add more rapid testing sites. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, New York, News, California, India, US, Usa Today, Cvs, Gavin Newsom


Coronavirus live news: Angela Merkel heckled in parliament; UK job retention scheme to end

Merkel said populists who call coronavirus harmless are dangerous; UK furlough scheme to end on Saturday; France reimposes national lockdown India passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infectionsEU leaders urged to aid transfer of patients between countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.24am GMT China’s largest coronavirus outbreak in months appears to have emerged in a factory in Xinjiang linked to forced labour and the government’s controversial policies towards Uighur residents.More ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Merkel


Samsung overtakes Xiaomi in Indian smartphone market after two years

Two years after Xiaomi took the top spot in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung has finally overtaken it this quarter, according to a new report by research firm Counterpoint. Buoyed by rising “anti-China sentiment” among Indian consumers and by launching a barrage of new models in the country, Samsung managed to gain a 24% share in the market for Q3 2020. Xiaomi slipped down to the second spot with a 23% share, followed by Vivo and Realme. [Read: What audience intelligence data tells us about...
Tags: Startups, China, India, US, Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Plugged


Bangalore City railway station will soon have face recognition surveillance. It’s Orwellian and expensive

You are reading it here first: Soon, the Bangalore City railway station will be inundated with a myriad of CCTV cameras, all capable of carrying out facial recognition surveillance — at the rate of at least one hundred faces per second, according to a document released by the South Western Railways earlier this month. The surveillance system would be able to generate audio-visual alerts upon spotting a person in a “watchlist”, and display their complete profile and case history from a criminal...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Bangalore, Indian Railways, Telangana, Vadodara, CBSE, National Crime Records Bureau, NCRB, BANGALORE CITY, Bill This, Joint Parliamentary Committee


Global Covid report: India passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infections

Germany reports record one-day rise in cases; China reports highest cases in two months; US hospitals warned of cyberattacksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 8 million, as concerns grew over the looming Hindu festival season. It is only the second country worldwide to confirm more than 8 million cases, after the US, which has more than 8.8m. The Indian health ministry reported another 49,881 infections and 517 ...
Tags: China, Germany, India, US, World news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


India: Revised Patent Rules in India effective from 19 October, 2020 - Spruson & Ferguson

India has issued a notification that the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, was released and enforced on 19 October, 2020.
Tags: News, India, Ferguson


India’s ‘Kislay’ Wins Busan Award at Asian Project Market

Busan’s Asian Project Market wrapped up its 23rd edition – and its first wholly online version – on Wednesday with the awarding of cash and in-kind prizes to the top projects. An adjunct to the Busan International Film Festival, the APM operated for three days (Oct. 26-28). It  hosted 21 projects and 193 film industry […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Markets & Festivals, Busan, Busan International Film Festival, Asian Project Market