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Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

24 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

21 May 2020

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

Amazon is now venturing into the food delivery vertical.

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

25 Apr 2020

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

16 Apr 2020

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

31 Mar 2020

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

Last week we reported that Reliance Jio is planning to offer a free 10Mbps broadband connection to new users as part of its #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative. And now, more details about the scheme have come to light.

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

28 Mar 2020

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus cases continue to increase, Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, is planning to tackle one of the most concerning problems associated with the pandemic - ventilator shortage.

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

09 Mar 2020

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor's home raided by Enforcement Directorate

07 Mar 2020

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor's home raided by Enforcement Directorate

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday raided the home of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor in Mumbai.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

16 Jan 2020

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

Since the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh with terrorists last week, the inquiry on the top cop has tightened.

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

16 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

13 Jan 2020

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

Two days after Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was arrested with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists in Kulgam, a report revealed that the top cop had sheltered the terrorists at his home in Srinagar.

Walmart India fires over 50 employees, including top executives

13 Jan 2020

Walmart India fires over 50 employees, including top executives

In a major shocker, Walmart Inc., the largest retailer in the world, has taken the decision to lay off more than 50 of its employees in India, including a bunch of senior-to-mid level executives.

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

25 Dec 2019

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

The general partners (GPs) at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital have raked a huge payout from India's leading hotel chain OYO Hotels & Homes.

No more free broadband: Reliance starts billing JioFiber broadband users

04 Dec 2019

No more free broadband: Reliance starts billing JioFiber broadband users

JioFiber broadband users, who have been enjoying free internet access as part of the preview offer, will soon have to start paying for the service.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

01 Dec 2019

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why

29 Nov 2019

Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why

After barging into categories like financial services and car rentals, ride-hailing giant Ola is looking to focus more on growth and profitability.

Why Rahul Dravid feels Day-Night Tests are not enough?

20 Nov 2019

Why Rahul Dravid feels Day-Night Tests are not enough?

India are all set to make history by playing their first-ever Day-Night Test.

OnePlus TV will be available offline via Reliance Digital stores

25 Oct 2019

OnePlus TV will be available offline via Reliance Digital stores

OnePlus's flagship television, which has been available exclusively via online channels, will now be up for purchase through the offline market as well.

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

23 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

13 Oct 2019

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.

PMC Bank crisis: Two HDIL Directors arrested

03 Oct 2019

PMC Bank crisis: Two HDIL Directors arrested

Amid the Punjab Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank crisis, the Economic Offense Wing of the Mumbai Police arrested two directors of the real estate firm Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited, or HDIL, on Thursday.

GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance

26 Sep 2019

GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance

Amid an ongoing probe into Ranitidine's reported cancer-causing impurities, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) has recalled Ranitidine-based antacid Zinetac (150mg and 300mg) in India and other markets.

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

06 Sep 2019

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

Cognizant Technologies CEO Brian Humphries has disclosed that the US-based IT services firm would soon witness a slew of job cuts.

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

03 Sep 2019

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

After reports of forced conversions of women from minority religious groups in Pakistan surfaced, PM Imran Khan announced yesterday that his government would facilitate pilgrimage to Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib Gurdwaras for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Soon, you'll be able to buy iPhones directly from Apple

29 Aug 2019

Soon, you'll be able to buy iPhones directly from Apple

Just around iPhone 11's launch, Apple has got the nod to start selling directly in India.

Jio effect: Airtel to offer Android set-top box, free TV

24 Aug 2019

Jio effect: Airtel to offer Android set-top box, free TV

In a bid to take on Reliance's GigaFiber, Airtel is working to launch an Android-based smart set-top box (STB) to "deliver converged digital entertainment and fast broadband services," according to The Economic Times.

Parle sales drop amid economic-slowdown; 10,000 employees may be laid-off?

21 Aug 2019

Parle sales drop amid economic-slowdown; 10,000 employees may be laid-off?

India's leading biscuit maker, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. may have to lay off up to 10,000 of its employees, as economic growth continues to slow down, a company executive said yesterday.

Rivaling Jio, Airtel is launching feature-rich 'Black' postpaid plan

17 Aug 2019

Rivaling Jio, Airtel is launching feature-rich 'Black' postpaid plan

In a bid to take on Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel is working to launch a premium, feature-rich postpaid plan for its high-spending customers, according to The Economic Times.

How to trace fake WhatsApp forwards? IIT-M Professor explains

08 Aug 2019

How to trace fake WhatsApp forwards? IIT-M Professor explains

WhatsApp has become a hub for fake news, a place where ill-intended users spread scams, hoaxes, sometimes even life-threatening information.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Entry-level iPhones in India become costlier: Here's why

16 Jul 2019

Entry-level iPhones in India become costlier: Here's why

According to a report by The Economic Times, Apple has stopped selling four of its lower cost iPhones in India with an aim to focus more on pushing the latest and higher-priced models.

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

15 Jul 2019

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

After staying ad-free for years, WhatsApp is finally looking to monetize by showing ads.

Rape accused Goa lawmaker among 10 MLAs to join BJP

12 Jul 2019

Rape accused Goa lawmaker among 10 MLAs to join BJP

As Congress continues to flail following the resignation of party president Rahul Gandhi, 10 Goa MLAs deserted the party on Wednesday to join the rival BJP in a major setback.

L&T acquires controlling stake in Mindtree in hostile takeover

26 Jun 2019

L&T acquires controlling stake in Mindtree in hostile takeover

In one of the biggest takeovers witnessed in the Indian IT industry, Larsen & Toubro has acquired a controlling stake in Mindtree.