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Government Said to Consider Removing Vaccination Certificate Uploading Requirment on Air Suvidha Portal

The government is said to be considering removal of the requirement for international passengers to upload their Covid vaccine certificate or RT-PCR negative report to the government's Air Suvidha portal. Global passengers may soon be able to simply fill up a self-declaration, which is currently mandatory in addition to the uploading of the document on the portal, tha...

9 Aug 2022 11:51 pm
Drugmaker Gilead To Fund Monkeypox Education For LGBTQ+ Groups

Gilead is a leading producer of therapies to treat HIV. The company said it is also evaluating whether any of its treatments or experimental drug candidates could be effective against monkeypox.

9 Aug 2022 8:49 pm
Dreaded 'Down Rounds' Shave Billions Off Startup Valuations

Several high-flying startups are being brought down to earth, as a recent carnage in global equity markets and lackluster demand for new listings force companies to raise funds at a substantial...

9 Aug 2022 8:45 pm
AppLovin Offers To Buy Video Game Software Maker Unity For $17.5 Billion

Gaming software company AppLovin Corp on Tuesday made an offer to buy peer Unity Software Inc in a $17.54 billion all-stock deal, looking to tap into growing demand for three-dimensional gaming.

9 Aug 2022 8:25 pm
Airlines To Share International Passengers' Details With Customs: Centre

The government has asked airlines to share all international passengers' details, including contact and payment information, with customs authorities 24 hours prior to the departure of flights.

9 Aug 2022 8:17 pm
Boult Audio FXCharge Neckband Earphones With Up to 32-Hour Battery Life Launched in India

Boult Audio FXCharge earphones were launched in India on Tuesday. The neckband-style Bluetooth earphones come with IPX5-rated sweat- and water resistance and Bluetooth V5.2 connectivity. They also support Google Assistant and Siri, and are claimed to offer 32 hours of music playback.

9 Aug 2022 7:19 pm
Oppo Watch 3 Series Pre-Booking Starts Ahead of August 10 Launch

Oppo Watch 3 series pre-booking has begun in China. The wearable will be launched on August 10 at an event scheduled for 7pm local time (4.30pm IST).

9 Aug 2022 7:19 pm
Crossbeats Ignite S4 Max Smartwatch With Always-on Display, Bluetooth Calling Support Launched in India

Crossbeats Ignite S4 Max smartwatch has been launched in India. It is equipped with a blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) sensor and heart-rate tracker. The wearable is offered in two shades and is certified to be dust- and water-resistant with an IP68 rating.

9 Aug 2022 7:02 pm
OnePlus Nord Watch Price in India, Renders Leaked: All Details Here

OnePlus Nord Watch price in India and renders have been leaked. The smartwatch may come in two models with a total of variants and they are said to be priced around Rs. 5,000.

9 Aug 2022 6:45 pm
Redmi 11 Prime 5G Spotted on IMEI Database; India Launch Expected Soon: Report

Redmi 11 Prime 5G may launch in India soon as the handset has been spotted on the IMEI database, according to a report. The smartphone was reportedly spotted with the model number 1219I. The report added that it could be a rebranded version of the recently launched smartphone, Redmi Note 11E.

9 Aug 2022 6:11 pm
Vivo V23e 5G, Vivo Y21T Prices in India Slashed By Rs. 1,000

Vivo V23e 5G and Vivo Y21T have received a price cut in India. The Chinese smartphone maker has reduced the prices for the aforementioned Vivo V-series and Y-series handsets by Rs. 1,000. The Vivo V23e 5G is powered by octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, while the Vivo Y21T packs Snapdragon 680 SoC under the hood.

9 Aug 2022 4:10 pm
WhatsApp Delete for Everyone Feature Gets Extension to Over 2 Days

WhatsApp will now allow users to delete wrongly sent messages within two days after transmitting it. Previously, this limit was over one-hour to delete messages.

9 Aug 2022 3:13 pm
Netflix Unveils 3 Indian Reality TV Series, With First Looks at Social Currency, IRL in Real Love

Netflix has unveiled first looks at Indian reality TV series Social Currency (featuring the likes of Roshni Rai and Mridul Madhok) and IRL In Real Love (from Roadies creator Raghu Ram). Alongside, we have new looks at Seema Khan, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, and Neelam Kothari Soni in Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2; and the full cast of Indian Matchm...

9 Aug 2022 1:58 pm
Public Sector Insurance Firms Incur Rs 26,364 Crore Loss In 5 Years

All four public sector insurers incurred losses of Rs 26,364 crore in the health insurance portfolio for the last five years due to higher claims in group policies, a CAG report said.

9 Aug 2022 1:02 pm
Is India at Risk of Chinese-Style Surveillance Capitalism?: Andy Mukherjee

Indias privacy debate has seen major changes in the last few years. The government has recently scraped the personal data protection bill, and decided to replace it with a comprehensive legal framework. This may bring little cheer to Big Tech if the replacement turns out to be even more draconian. Twitter and Metas WhatsApp have already initiated legal pro...

9 Aug 2022 12:56 pm
WhatsApp Users to Get Ability to Control Online Presence, Leave Groups Silently, and More: All Details

WhatsApp has announced three new privacy features today that include the ability to control your online presence, leave groups silently, and screenshot blocking for view once messages.

9 Aug 2022 12:56 pm
US Imposes Sanctions On Digital Currency Mixer Firm Tornado Cash

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, accusing it of helping hackers, including from North Korea, to launder proceeds from their cyber crimes.

9 Aug 2022 12:51 pm
Netflix Unveils 3 Documentaries From India Today, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Crime Stories: India Detectives Team

Netflix has unveiled three Indian documentary films and series for 2022, including Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld from the team behind Crime Stories: India Detectives, Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer from India Today, and Nayanthara wedding documentary Nayanthara: Beyond the Fairytale from Gautham Vasudev Menon.

9 Aug 2022 12:51 pm
Australia's Central Bank (RBA) Launches Digital Currency Research Project

Australia's central bank on Tuesday said it was launching a one-year research programme into the case for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia, focusing on what potential economic...

9 Aug 2022 12:39 pm
Snap Plans Layoffs, Just Like Meta And Other Firms: Report

Snap Inc, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, is in early stages of planning layoffs, the Verge reported on Monday.

9 Aug 2022 12:26 pm
Moto G32 With Snapdragon 680 SoC, ThinkShield Security Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Moto G32 was launched in India on Tuesday at a price of Rs. 12,999. It sports a 6.5-inch display with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 680 SoC, a triple rear camera setup with 50-megapixel main sensor, and a 5,000mAh battery. It comes in two colour options.

9 Aug 2022 12:05 pm
HP Envy 34-Inch, Pavilion 31.5-inch All-in-One PCs With 11th and 12th Gen Intel Core Processors Launched in India

HP has expanded its range of All-in-One (AiO) PCs by launching the Envy 34-inch and Pavilion 31.5-inch in India. Both AiO PCs offer support for Windows 11 and support wireless charging.

9 Aug 2022 11:31 am
Moto G62 With Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz Display Launching in India on August 11

Moto G62 India launch is set on August 11. Motorola has announced that the smartphone will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, sport a 120Hz display, and will retail on Flipkart.

9 Aug 2022 10:53 am
Xiaomi Leads Indian Smartphone Market in Q2 2022, Samsung Slips to Fourth Spot: Report

Xiaomi, Realme and Vivo occupy the top three positions in the Indian smartphone market in the April-June quarter, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly report. Meanwhile, Samsung slipped to fourth spot in terms of volume. The overall smartphone market in India grew by 3 percent to 35 million units in the April-June quarter.

9 Aug 2022 10:53 am
New Guilty Plea In BitMEX Crypto Exchange Laundering Case

The first employee of BitMEX pleaded guilty on Monday to violating US bank secrecy laws by failing to establish an anti-money laundering program, following guilty pleas to the same charge by...

9 Aug 2022 10:36 am
Acing Hybrid Work 101: Here's How WeWork Can Help

India's work and workspace landscape has evolved significantly over the last two years, WeWork India offers a range of products and services.

9 Aug 2022 10:30 am
Amazon Great Freedom Festival 2022 Sale Ends Tomorrow: Best Offers on Smartphones, Electronics

Amazon Great Freedom Festival 2022 sale is now live for everyone. We've handpicked the best tech deals available on the first day of the sale out of hundreds of deals that are live today. Great Freedom Festival 2022 sale will continue until August 10.

9 Aug 2022 10:28 am
Loans To Get Costlier As Banks Raise Lending Rates After RBI Hike

The equated monthly installments (EMIs) and borrowing costs on loans will get costlier as major Indian banks have raised their lending rates or will do so soon.

9 Aug 2022 10:16 am
From Multibaggers To Multibeggers: 4 Popular Stocks That Crashed

Stocks with certain red flags such as loan defaults, rating downgrades, selling of pledged shares, rising debt, and poor earnings, should be avoided at any cost.

9 Aug 2022 10:14 am
Snapchat Launches Tools For Parents To Monitor Teens Contacts

Snap Inc, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, rolled out its first parental control tools on Tuesday, which will allow parents to see who their teens are talking to, but not the substance of...

9 Aug 2022 9:47 am
Indian Financial Markets Closed Today On Account Of Muharram

Indian financial markets will be shut today on account of Muharram, a day after mixed trading results for domestic assets

9 Aug 2022 8:51 am
Google Down For Thousands Of Users, Over 40,000 Users Effected: Report

Google was down for thousands of users on Monday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

9 Aug 2022 8:28 am
Oil Pares Gains And Retreats On Possible Iran Supply Boost

Oil prices dipped in early trade on Tuesday on the latest progress in last-ditch talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, which would clear the way to boost its crude exports in a tight market.

9 Aug 2022 8:00 am
No 8th Pay Commission Plans, Only Dearness Allowance Change: Government

8th Pay Commission: The government is not considering setting up 8th Pay Commission for central government employees, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary informed Lok Sabha on Monday.

9 Aug 2022 7:55 am
Here's How New Wage Code Will Impact Salaried Employees

The in-hand salary of the employees is also going to be impacted as the new wage code stipulates that the basic salary should be at least 50% of the gross salary.

9 Aug 2022 7:47 am
BSNL Rs. 2,022 Prepaid Recharge Plan With 75GB Monthly Data, 300 Days Validity Announced

BSNL has added a new long-term recharge plan for prepaid customers. The new Rs. 2,022 prepaid recharge plan comes with 300 days validity and offers unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS messages per day.

8 Aug 2022 7:18 pm
Realme Watch 3 Pro India Launch Confirmed, Teased to Feature AMOLED Display

Realme Watch 3 Pro India launch is set to take place soon, the Chinese smartphone brand has announced through a dedicated landing page on its website. It is teased to feature an AMOLED display. The model is expected to succeed Realme Watch 2 Pro which debuted in July last year in India.

8 Aug 2022 7:12 pm
Vivo V25 Pro India Launch Teased, to Come With 64-Megapixel Triple Rear Camera Setup

Vivo V25 Pro India launch has been teased and the smartphone is said to come with a 64-megapixel main sensor, a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC.

8 Aug 2022 6:53 pm
Hyundai Expects Chip Shortage to Improve by 2023 Amid Ongoing Production Constraints, Company Official Says

Hyundai on Monday said that it expects the ongoing chip shortage to improve by 2023, as it currently faces production constraints. Amid competition from Tata Motors and Mahindra, Hyundai said it is sitting on a backlog of 1.3 lakh pending orders. A senior company official noted that semiconductor supplies have improved, helping its production to go up steadily in the ...

8 Aug 2022 6:45 pm
Airtel Reports 16.6 Percent YoY Increase in Mobile Data Consumption, Posts 22 Percent Rise in Q2 Revenue

Airtel on Monday reported a 22.2 percent increase in quarterly revenue, with an average revenue per user (ARPU) of Rs. 183, up from Rs. 146 a year earlier. The ARPU of rivals Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea was Rs. 175.7 and Rs. 128 , respectively. Last year, Airtel said that mobile ARPU needed to be at 200 rupees and ultimately at 300 rupees, for a financially healthy...

8 Aug 2022 6:31 pm
Helix Metalfit 3.0 With SpO2 Tracking, Sports Mode Launched in India by Timex: Price, Specifications

Helix Metalfit 3.0 smartwatch was launched in India on Monday at an inaugural price of Rs. 2,995. It comes in four colour options and has IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

8 Aug 2022 6:08 pm
India Wins Bronze in Dota 2 at Inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022

India has won a bronze medal in the Dota 2 tournament at the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022. India defeated the team representing New Zealand by 2-0 in a best-of-three match.

8 Aug 2022 5:46 pm
Infinix Smart 6 HD With MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Infinix Smart 6 HD has been launched in India. The handset features a waterdrop-style notch display and packs 8-megapixel rear camera. Infinix Smart 6 HD is powered by a Mediatek Helio A22 coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery.

8 Aug 2022 5:41 pm
Sony Bravia Master Series A95K OLED TV With XR Cognitive Processor Launched in India

Sony Bravia Master Series A95K OLED TV has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 3,69,990. It is available at all Sony Centers, major electronic stores, and e-commerce portals in India.

8 Aug 2022 5:32 pm
Bharti Airtel Reports 22% Rise In Revenue, Five Fold Jump In Profit

Bharti Airtel, India's second biggest telecom operator, on Monday reported a 22.2% increase in quarterly revenue, boosted by subscriber additions.

8 Aug 2022 5:04 pm
Reliance Jio Adds 130 Million Subscribers YoY, Data Traffic Up 46 Percent to 91 Billion GB: Details

Reliance Jio remained the countrys largest digital services platform with a subscriber base of 410.2 million users, including both fixed broadband and mobile services at the end of March, while the number of subscribers grew to 419.9 million by June, the company announced in its annual report.

8 Aug 2022 5:03 pm
Crypto Exchange Zipmex To Start Releasing Bitcoin, Ether Tokens This Week

Crypto exchange Zipmex will release Ethereum and Bitcoin tokens from this week, a spokesperson said on Monday, allowing 60 per cent of its customers to retrieve their digital assets after a suspension...

8 Aug 2022 4:31 pm
Government Said to Seek Ouster of Chinese Firms From Affordable Smartphone Market

The government is said to be seeking to restrict the sale of smartphones from companies including Xiaomi in the country. Brands like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are facing tax demands and money laundering allegations, after a close scrutiny of their finances, while companies like WeChat, TikTok and PUBG Mobile have been banned in the country over security concerns. The mov...

8 Aug 2022 4:30 pm
Mukesh Ambani Plans To Repeat Telecom Feat In New Energy Business

Reliance Industries Ltd, whose offering of rock-bottom tariffs shook up the telecom industry, is looking to repeat the feat in the green energy business, where its billionaire chairman Mukesh Ambani...

8 Aug 2022 4:30 pm
Rupee Weakens Sharply To 79.66 Per Dollar, Falling Toward Record Lows

The rupee weakened sharply on Monday as the dollar extended gains from Friday after solidUS jobs data lifted expectations for more aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening.

8 Aug 2022 3:47 pm