Tag Archives: Indian

Facebook to Train 60,000 Indian Women on Internet Safety

Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the pilot programme will enable trainees to differentiate between… Read More »

More British MPs back Indian professionals in visa row

Several MPs and members of the House of Lords on Tuesday joined a demonstration outside the British Parliament and extended support to Indian and other non-EU professionals hit by the Home Office using a rule meant for terrorists and criminals to deny them permanent stay in the country. This was the fourth such demonstration since January. Nearly 1,000… Read More »

Indian Smartphone Phone Market Grew 14 Percent in 2017 to Record 124 Million Shipments: IDC

Analyst firm IDC (International Data Corporation) on Tuesday posted reports from its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker wherein it observed that India recorded total smartphone shipments of 124 million units in 2017, with an annual growth of 14 percent over last year. This double digit growth makes India the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, among the top 20 global… Read More »

Airtel Takes on Jio Phone With Karbonn A1 Indian, A41 Power Smartphones: Price, Offer Details

Jio Phone is effectively free, while the new Airtel phones’ effective price starts at Rs. 1,799 HIGHLIGHTS The new Karbonn phones will compete against Jio Phone Karbonn A1 Indian comes at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,799 Karbonn A41 Power at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,849 Jio Phone is a looming threat for both phone makers and telecom… Read More »

GST Impact: Indian Smartphone Market Contracts for First Time, Says Canalys

Market research firm Canalys on Wednesday reported that the Indian smartphone market contracted for the first time in its history this past quarter. The report claims that shipments in the country fell 4 percent year-on-year to just under 27 million units. The report adds that the primary factor for falling shipments was the impending introduction of GST on… Read More »

Lenovo’s Raghavendra Araveeti on Legion Gaming Laptops, Community Feedback, and Indian Gamers

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo launched the Legion laptop line in India earlier this month Community feedback shaped decisions like dual storage No plans for Legion gaming desktops just yet Earlier this month Lenovo launched its Legion range of gaming laptops in India. The Chinese company joins the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, and HP, who are all also looking for… Read More »

Indian State Power Company’s Computers Hit by Ransomware Attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in the Indian state of West Bengal but the federal government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp . Federal Minister… Read More »

No more US university dreams? Applications from Indian students see drop

Of the colleges surveyed, 26% reported a decline in undergraduate applications from India and 25% reported a decline from China. A large number of US colleges are reporting a decline in applications for admission from international students, including from India and China, because of concerns and anxieties about the Donald Trump administration’s travel orders and a growing perception… Read More »

Indian thirst for Scotch whisky boosts exports

Scotch whisky exports rose 3.1 per cent in the first six months of 2016, driven by booming demand in India, a market that whisky’s trade body says should be a top trade priority for Britain as it navigates its exit from the European Union. Demand in India, where the market grew 41 per cent by volume and 28… Read More »

Indian stocks fall for second session on global growth woes

Indian stocks surrendered earlier gains and closed lower for a second straight session on Tuesday, tracking subdued regional stock markets as weak China factory data rekindled global growth worries. The broader NSE Nifty fell 0.75 percent to 7,747.00, after rising as much as 1 percent earlier in the session. The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped 0.81 percent to 25,229.70.