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June 22, 2018

IRCTC to launch own payment system
Indian Railways' catering, tourism and online ticketing platfom IRCTC will launch its own payment system 'IRCTC-iPay' by August 18. The system is aimed at alleviating troubles travellers face while booking train tickets online. As of now, IRCTC supports only six banks for online transactions, but this list will be extended greatly with IRCTC-iPay. The platform will also make refunds with IRCTC easier.

Google rolls out Continued Conversation feature
As promised at Google I/O, 2018 last month, Google is rolling out Continued Conversations feature for Google Home speakers. It means that you won't have to repeat 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Google' everytime you give a command to ypour Google Assistant via Google Home smart speakers. This will make conversations with your Google Assistant more natural and fluent. The feature is being rolled out for Google Home, Google Home Max and Google Home Mini speakers.

Nokia X6 support page goes live on Nokia's India website
Hopes of the Nokia X6 being launched in India were ignited after the device's support page went live on Nokia's India website. This was no mistake, either, as the support page mentioned the SAR value of the Nokia X6. No details about the launch date or the pricing of the device were divulged, though. Recent listings on Bluetooth certification sites have confirmed that HMD Global will launch the Nokia X6 in markets other China soon.

Redmi 6 Pro to be launched in China on June 25
Xiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China on June 25. This device will cost a little more than the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, and will come with better specifications. By far, we know that the device will come in three memory configurations - 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Redmi 6 Pro will likely run Snapdragon 625 under the hood and will come with a 4000mAh battery.

WhatsApp group video calling feature launched
WhatsApp has finally rolled out group voice and video calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. This feature will allow WhatsApp users to chat with multiple group members at once via video or voice calls. On Android, the group call feature is available to WhatsApp Beta/Stable version users, whereas iOS WhatsApp users will only have to uodate their apps to the latest version. WhatsApp will bring this feature to Windows Phone soon.

Cradle Fund CEO passes away in smartphone explosion
Smartphone exlosions are common, death by smartphone explosions not so much. In an unfortunate incident, Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hussain passed away after his mobile phone exploded while charging. Reports suggest that he suffocated due to the smoke. He got a blunt trauma at the back of his head from the explosion, due to which he could not respond to the fire and smoke.
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