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Google cancels April Fools' Day pranks for second consecutive year

01 Apr 2021

Google cancels April Fools' Day pranks for second consecutive year

Search giant Google will refrain from wisecracks for the second consecutive year. The Verge and Business Insider received confirmation from the company that owing to the coronavirus pandemic, jokes for this year's April Fools' Day have been paused.

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

01 Apr 2021

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

Less than 12 hours after announcing a steep reduction in small savings interest rates, the government has scrapped the order, saying it was issued by oversight.

Deadline for linking Aadhaar and PAN extended till June 30

31 Mar 2021

Deadline for linking Aadhaar and PAN extended till June 30

The deadline to link PAN (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar has been extended till June 30, 2021.

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

31 Mar 2021

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

Free speech platform Parler reportedly informed the FBI of violent content on its platform in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill riots.

Apple loses Steve Jobs' trademark catchphrase to Swatch

31 Mar 2021

Apple loses Steve Jobs' trademark catchphrase to Swatch

A London court recently ruled that Apple Inc. could not keep Swiss watchmaker Swatch from using the phrase "one more thing" as its own trademark.

India freezes TikTok parent ByteDance's bank accounts in fresh blow

31 Mar 2021

India freezes TikTok parent ByteDance's bank accounts in fresh blow

Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of TikTok owner ByteDance on grounds of alleged tax evasion by the Chinese firm.

Aadhaar-PAN linking last date: Here's how you can do it

31 Mar 2021

Aadhaar-PAN linking last date: Here's how you can do it

The last date to link the PAN card and the Aadhaar card is March 31 (today).

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

31 Mar 2021

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

In a strange development, multiple Tesla customers have reported being charged twice for their new electric cars. Christopher Lee is one such customer who documented his ordeal in a YouTube video, where he was billed $56,579 twice for the Tesla Model Y.

Sensex tanks over 400 points in early trade

31 Mar 2021

Sensex tanks over 400 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 400 points in early trade on Wednesday, dragged by losses in index majors HDFC twins, Infosys, and ICICI Bank amid a negative trend in global markets.

Xiaomi to make smart electric vehicles, announces $10 billion investment

30 Mar 2021

Xiaomi to make smart electric vehicles, announces $10 billion investment

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has announced its entry into the automotive industry. According to an official filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company will set up a "wholly-owned subsidiary" to commence and operate a new smart electric vehicle business.

Visa to allow payments using cryptocurrency

30 Mar 2021

Visa to allow payments using cryptocurrency

Visa Inc. will wade deeper into digital currency waters as it green-lights the use of cryptocurrency to directly settle payments on its network.

87% Indian businesses considering long-term work from home plans: Survey

30 Mar 2021

87% Indian businesses considering long-term work from home plans: Survey

87 percent of businesses in India are mulling over making work from home a permanent option for their employees, according to a survey report by BCG-Zoom.

Petrol and diesel prices see third cut in a week

30 Mar 2021

Petrol and diesel prices see third cut in a week

Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday were cut for the third time within a week on the back of softening international oil prices.

Sensex rallies over 500 points in early trade

30 Mar 2021

Sensex rallies over 500 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 500 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC twins, HUL and ICICI Bank amid largely positive cues from the Asian peers.

Life insurers spend Rs. 2,000 crore on COVID-19 death claims

29 Mar 2021

Life insurers spend Rs. 2,000 crore on COVID-19 death claims

A total of 24 life insurance companies spent crores of rupees on COVID-19 death claims that are over and above the death claims that they usually receive every year.

From today, banks to remain closed for 7 days

27 Mar 2021

From today, banks to remain closed for 7 days

In case you are planning to visit your bank in the coming week, you may have to reschedule it as banks across the country will remain closed for seven days between March 27 and April 4.

Redmi K40 series crosses one million sales milestone in China

27 Mar 2021

Redmi K40 series crosses one million sales milestone in China

Redmi has managed to sell over one million units of the K40 series in China in just 23 days, an official Weibo post has confirmed. The line-up includes the K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ models.

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

26 Mar 2021

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

Win for Tata Sons; Supreme Court upholds Cyrus Mistry's sacking

26 Mar 2021

Win for Tata Sons; Supreme Court upholds Cyrus Mistry's sacking

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside an order of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reinstating Cyrus Mistry as the Chairperson of Tata Sons Limited.

Reddit parts way with controversial employee after site-wide protests

26 Mar 2021

Reddit parts way with controversial employee after site-wide protests

Reddit was compelled to part ways with former UK politician Aimee Challenor after hundreds of high profile subreddits went private to protest the platform's censorship.

Sensex rallies over 500 points in early trade

26 Mar 2021

Sensex rallies over 500 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 500 points in early trade on Friday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and L&T amid a positive trend in global markets.

Petrol and diesel prices cut for the second straight day

25 Mar 2021

Petrol and diesel prices cut for the second straight day

Petrol and diesel prices were on Thursday cut for the second straight day as international oil prices fell on prospects of a speedy recovery in consumption getting clouded by the second wave of COVID-19 cases.

Sensex sinks over 400 points in early trade

25 Mar 2021

Sensex sinks over 400 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 400 points in early trade on Thursday, dragged by losses in index majors Reliance Industries, Infosys, and HDFC Bank amid foreign fund outflow and a weak trend in global markets.

Petrol, diesel prices reduced after more than a year

24 Mar 2021

Petrol, diesel prices reduced after more than a year

In the first reduction in rates in over a year, the petrol price on Wednesday was cut by 18 paise per liter and diesel by 17 paise a liter as international oil prices tumbled to the lowest since early February.

Here's why Intel's Foundry Services is a brilliant strategic gambit

24 Mar 2021

Here's why Intel's Foundry Services is a brilliant strategic gambit

It's no secret that Intel is in dire straits after being bested by AMD and recently losing its chip contract for Apple's Mac range. It will now focus on making chips for other companies.

LG might shutter smartphone business as sale seems unlikely

23 Mar 2021

LG might shutter smartphone business as sale seems unlikely

LG Electronics might be forced to shutter its smartphone business according to a report from a South Korean outlet Dong-A Ilbo. LG had been trying to sell off its loss-making mobile phone unit, but it can't seem to find buyers.

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord to buy the gaming-centric voice and chat platform for a whopping $10 billion. According to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg, Xbox chief Phil Spencer is allegedly involved in the talks.

Microsoft will open Redmond headquarters next week in limited capacity

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft will open Redmond headquarters next week in limited capacity

Big Tech is committed to get its workers back into offices. And Microsoft wants that as early as next week. Microsoft will be easing more workers back to its headquarters in Redmond, Washington beginning next Monday.

App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps

22 Mar 2021

App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps

Apple's privacy campaign keeps on giving. Cloud Storage firm pCloud rummaged through Apple's brand-new privacy labels and came back with a privacy report card for apps with results that will shock no one.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

22 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8T available with benefits worth Rs. 3,500

Looking to buy a flagship smartphone? This deal should meet your expectations. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 2,500 on the OnePlus 8T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

#DealOfTheDay: Motorola RAZR is available with Rs. 75,000 off

20 Mar 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Motorola RAZR is available with Rs. 75,000 off

If you are looking to buy a foldable smartphone, this might be a great deal for you. Flipkart is offering a massive discount of Rs. 75,000 on the Motorola RAZR.

Google will inject $7 billion in data centers and offices

19 Mar 2021

Google will inject $7 billion in data centers and offices

As vaccines begin rolling out, Google is already preparing for the resumption of normal office operations. The company has earmarked more than $7 billion to real estate across the US for the year 2021 alone.

Intel's new ads featuring Justin Long mock M1 Macs

19 Mar 2021

Intel's new ads featuring Justin Long mock M1 Macs

Actor Justin Long who did the "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" commercials back in the day has been hired by Intel for a series of advertisements.

Sensex tanks over 600 points in early trade

19 Mar 2021

Sensex tanks over 600 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex tanked over 600 points in early trade on Friday, tracking losses in HDFC Bank, L&T, and Reliance Industries amid negative cues from global markets.

Sensex tumbles 585 points, Nifty drops below 14,600

18 Mar 2021

Sensex tumbles 585 points, Nifty drops below 14,600

Extending its losing streak to the fifth consecutive session, equity benchmark Sensex tanked 585 points on Thursday, tracking losses in index majors Infosys, Reliance Industries Ltd., and TCS.

CBI books Cadbury for corruption, fraud; several premises searched

18 Mar 2021

CBI books Cadbury for corruption, fraud; several premises searched

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Cadbury India Private Limited (now known as Mondelez Foods Private Limited) for alleged corruption for obtaining licenses for its factory in Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.

Indian organizations record highest adoption of digital tools during pandemic

18 Mar 2021

Indian organizations record highest adoption of digital tools during pandemic

A new survey from Ernst & Young Global (EY) and Imperial College London's Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) revealed that India has witnessed the highest adoption of digital technologies by organizations specializing in Health and Human Services (HHS).

Volkswagen Group's EV plans push market value toward $150 billion

18 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Group's EV plans push market value toward $150 billion

With a 9% surge in stock prices, Volkswagen's market value is staring at $150 billion as the world's second-largest automaker has shared details about its expansion in electric driving.

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

17 Mar 2021

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

While the Big Tech loves taking exorbitant revenue cuts from developers and businesses for the use of their platform, Apple, Amazon, and Google have been freeloading off Wikipedia for far too long.

Sensex tanks 562 points, Nifty cracks below 14,800

17 Mar 2021

Sensex tanks 562 points, Nifty cracks below 14,800

Dropping for the fourth straight session, equity benchmark Sensex tumbled 562.34 points on Wednesday following losses in index majors Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank amid a weak trend in global markets ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy outcome.