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Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

28 Jun 2020

Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge, the national insurance regulator is pushing standardized policies to help people protect themselves from the deadly disease.

Microsoft is closing all its stores: Here's why

27 Jun 2020

Microsoft is closing all its stores: Here's why

In a bid to adjust with the new 'normal', Microsoft has announced the plan to close its physical stores permanently.

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

26 Jun 2020

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.

Google Pay could soon start offering loans to small businesses

25 Jun 2020

Google Pay could soon start offering loans to small businesses

Google Pay, the payments arm operated by Google, may soon start offering business loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India.

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

25 Jun 2020

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

24 Jun 2020

Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

In a major development, Singapore's leading telcos have chosen Nokia and Ericsson to build the core of their next-generation 5G networks.

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

24 Jun 2020

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

In a move meant to boost depositors' confidence, the Union government has decided to bring all cooperative banks under the supervision of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, after a Cabinet meeting.

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

24 Jun 2020

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA team up to replicate Tesla's style?

24 Jun 2020

Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA team up to replicate Tesla's style?

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with tech giant NVIDIA to develop and install a next-generation computing platform on its vehicles.

KillerLaunch, the platform to find paid 'work from home' opportunities

23 Jun 2020

KillerLaunch, the platform to find paid 'work from home' opportunities

COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdown enforced to contain it, has wrecked the Indian economy.

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

23 Jun 2020

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

A string of brands has committed to an advertising boycott on social media platform Facebook, which has been facing criticism over its handling of misinformation and hate speech.

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

22 Jun 2020

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

Online grocery start-up Milkbasket has raised $5.5 million in a Series-B round of funding.

Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale: Top deals on premium smartphones

21 Jun 2020

Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale: Top deals on premium smartphones

Flipkart is all set to host the Big Saving Days Sale on its platform from June 23. Under the sale, which will end on June 27, the e-commerce giant will offer massive discounts on some of the best-selling smartphones.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

20 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Flipkart Big Saving Days sale: Top deals revealed

18 Jun 2020

Flipkart Big Saving Days sale: Top deals revealed

Flipkart is all set to kick off the Big Saving Days sale on its platform from June 23. Under the four-day sale, which will end on June 27, the e-commerce giant will offer a massive discount on some of the best-selling smartphones.

Amazon provides part-time job opportunities in 35 Indian cities

18 Jun 2020

Amazon provides part-time job opportunities in 35 Indian cities

At a time when more and more people are losing their jobs due to the impact of COVID-19, Amazon is working to provide part-time income opportunities to many.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

Why are petrol and diesel prices rising in India?

17 Jun 2020

Why are petrol and diesel prices rising in India?

On Wednesday, petrol and diesel prices rose for the 11th consecutive day, reaching record highs in over a year.

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

16 Jun 2020

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

In light of the brutal killing of George Floyd and the racial discrimination protests stemming from it, Instagram is moving to take steps to better support Black communities.

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

16 Jun 2020

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

The prices of petrol and diesel were increased for the tenth consecutive day on Tuesday, taking fuel prices to the highest level in more than a year.

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

16 Jun 2020

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

15 Jun 2020

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.

Computex 2020 canceled, due to COVID-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020

Computex 2020 canceled, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Computex 2020 - one of the biggest computer shows in the world - will no longer happen this year.

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

11 Jun 2020

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be starting human trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine sooner than previously planned.

China orders Weibo to disable some features: Here's why

11 Jun 2020

China orders Weibo to disable some features: Here's why

Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has been ordered to disable some of its features for a week.

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

10 Jun 2020

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

09 Jun 2020

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

08 Jun 2020

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

As part of an effort to cut down costs and focus solely on growth points, Swiggy is shutting down Scootsy, its premium food delivery service in Mumbai.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

06 Jun 2020

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has quit from the board of the company he started 15 years ago and wants his position to be filled by a black candidate. Making the major announcement on Friday, he said the decision was long overdue.

More than 13,500 Vivo phones found using same IMEI number

05 Jun 2020

More than 13,500 Vivo phones found using same IMEI number

In a major shocker, more than 13,500 Vivo smartphones have been seized with the same International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number.

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

05 Jun 2020

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has been leading the fight against COVID-19 through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

04 Jun 2020

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

After Facebook's multi-billion-dollar investment in Jio Platforms, e-commerce giant Amazon is moving to strike a deal with its competitor - Bharti Airtel.

Because of "draconian lockdown" India flattened GDP curve: Rajiv Bajaj

04 Jun 2020

Because of "draconian lockdown" India flattened GDP curve: Rajiv Bajaj

Painting a grim picture of the battle against coronavirus, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said India didn't flatten the COVID-19 curve but ended up demolishing the GDP curve, all thanks to the lockdown which was imposed on March 25.

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

04 Jun 2020

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

When Twitter moderated a few controversial tweets from US President Donald Trump, all eyes were on what Facebook, its counterpart, would do to deal with similar content on its own platform.

Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

03 Jun 2020

Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

When it was confirmed that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, governments began deploying disinfection techniques to keep public spaces sanitized.