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November 19, 2019

Indian economy fastest growing among G-20 countries despite slowdown: FM Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday that while the economy has slowed down, India is still the fastest growing country among the G-20 nations. Sitharaman said that India is still projected by the International Monetary Fund to be the fastest growing G-20 country in 2019-20.

'IT companies may cut 30,000-40,000 mid-level jobs,' says Mohandas Pai
India's information technology services companies may shed 30,000 to 40,000 middle-level employees this year as growth slows down, IT industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai said on Monday. The former Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys termed these job losses as once-in-five-years normal phenomenon with maturing of the industry.

Ola joins forces with Microsoft to study air quality in Delhi
Cab aggregator Ola has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Research to measure real-time, street-level air quality in Delhi-NCR through sensors mounted on its cabs, a spokesperson of the company said on Monday. The project will begin this month and is expected to collect millions of data points over the course of one year to complete the spectrum of variation in Delhi's air-pollution.

Phone bills set to rise as Vodafone Idea, Airtel plan tariff hike from December 1
Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have revealed plans to increase mobile service rates from December 1. In separate statements, Vodafone Idea cited "acute financial crisis" as reason behind the increase in tariffs, whereas Airtel said the move is meant to keep the industry and the company "viable".

Jeff Bezos says Amazon doing 'extremely well' in India; expresses hope for regulatory stability
E-commerce giant Amazon is doing "extremely well" in India, its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said while expressing hope for regulatory stability in the country. Bezos' remarks came in response to a question on Amazon's concerns over some Indian policies with regard to digitization.He said Amazon was doing very well in India.

Amazon intoduces ad-supported free version of Amazon Music
Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has introduced an ad-supported free version of its music streaming service Amazon Music, taking on rival Spotify Technology which has nearly 140 million users for its free version. Amazon offers paid plans for its music service starting at $9.99 per month and it is also part of its prime bundle.
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