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BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 13, 2018
1. Telecom Commission approves Net Neutrality rules for IndiaThe Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making authority under the Ministry of Telecom approved the net neutrality rules earlier this week. These rules mandate that internet service providers cannot diferentiate between web content, ensuring the Indian contiue to get non-discriminatory and unrestricted Internet access. However, mission critical services like autonomous cars and remote access surgery, which need high-speed internet lanes have been kept out of the ambit of net neutrality.2. WhatsApp issues circular to protect users against fake newsAs a part of its digital literacy initiatives, WhatsApp released a 10-point circular to help users to identify false information. These 10 points take cognisanceof loopholes usually exploited by fake news generators. The circular asks WhatsApp users to look for telltale signs to identfiy fake news. It also warns WhatsApp users to never take information they get on the instant messaging platform on its face value.3. JioPhone gets Google Maps supportGoogle Maps extended support to KaiOS, the feature-phone operating system running on JioPhone and Jiophone. The new update has alrady found its way to JioPhone. Users need to update their operating system to its latrst version following which they can find Google Maps on the Jio Store. After this, they cam intall and use the application.4. Oppo Find X launched in India at Rs 59,990Oppo Find X, the all-screen, no-notch flagship smartphone by the company has been launched in India at Rs 55,990. The device comes with a flagship spec-list - Snapdragon 845, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. What sets it apart is the screen which dominates the entire front, amounting to a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent. The front camera, other sensors and the rear dual cameras have been mounted on a motorised slider that pops out of the top.5. New Apple MacBook Pro laptops launched with better processorsApple unveiled new 13-inch and 15-inch models of Macbook Pro with faster performance, more memoory and enhanced security. The new 15-inch Macbook Pro performs 70 per cent faster than its predecessor, whereas the 13-inch Macbook Pro boasts a 100 per cent boost in performance. The new Macbook Pro laptops also come with Apple's virtual assistant Siri. With Apple's T2 chip, not only can these laptops access Siri, but also offer more secure interface.6. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to be launched on July 19Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the Mi Max 3 on July 19. In a poster released by the company on its Weibo account, Xiaomi claimed that the Mi Max 3 will come with a larger screen and a bigger battery. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is likely to come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with either 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM, along with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. A higher-specced Mi Max 3 Pro with the Snapdragon 710 is also expected.7. Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 launched in IndiaMotorola launched its budget offerings, the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, in India at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. Both devices are Amazon exclusives and are available for purchase as of now. The Moto E5 is powered by Snapdragon 425 along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, whereas the Moto E5 Plus comes with the Snapdragon 430, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The USP of the Moto E5 Plus is its humongous 5000mAh battery. In the optics department, the Moto E5 Plus comes a 12MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. The Moto E5 comes with a 13MP rear camera, albeit with lesser features and the same 8MP front snapper as the Moto E5 Plus.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 13, 2018
Telecom Commission approves Net Neutrality rules for India; WhatsApp issues circular to protect users against fake news; JioPhone gets Google Maps support; Oppo Find X launched in India at Rs 59,990; new Apple MacBook Pro laptops launched with better processors; Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to be launched on July 19 and Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 launched in India. Watch BusinessToday.In Weekly Tech Wrap with Vivek Punj.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 12, 2018
Oppo Find X launched in India launched at Rs 19,990; Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to launch on July 19; KaiOS beats iOS to achieve third spot in Indian market share and Telecom Commission approves net neutrality recommendations from TRAI. Watch more in this episode of Daily Tech Wrap with Danny D'Cruze.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, July 12, 2018
Govt may levy higher tax on petrol, diesel cars to promote electric vehicles: ReportIf the finance ministry has its way, then petrol and diesel cars might get more expensive in the near future. According to Mint, the government is considering a proposal to impose a marginally higher tax on conventional cars in an effort to push electric vehicles (EVs).Connaught Place is one of the world's 10 most expensive office markets: ReportAccording to property consultant CBRE, New Delhi's Connaught Place has moved one position higher to become ninth most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of $153 per sq ft. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) slipped to 26th position with an annual prime rent of $96.51 per sq ft from 16th rank.Govt increases threshold limits for tax dept appeals in tribunals, courtsTo reduce the long-pending grievances of taxpayers and to minimise tax litigations, the government on Wednesday decided to increase the threshold monetary limits for filing appeals in appellate tribunals, high courts and the Supreme Court to Rs 20 lakh, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore, respectively.Telecom Commission gives nod to net neutrality, new telecom policyThe principles of net neutrality have been approved by the Telecom Commission, paving the way for unrestricted access to the internet in the country. The net neutrality rules bar service providers from discriminating against internet services and content by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.UPI 2.0 to be launched this weekTo give a boost to cashless transactions in the country, the NPCI, after the delay of over a year, will launch the upgraded version of the Unified Payment Service (UPI) platform, UPI 2.0, this week. Though the latest UPI version will be loaded with features like auto debit and double transaction limit, etc., the Reserve Bank of India's decision to withhold 'Standing Instruction' feature could be a dampener.


Mail Today Bureau
July 12, 2018
The decision on net neutrality ensures that internet for Indians will continue to remain non-discriminatory and unrestricted.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 11, 2018
The net neutrality rules bar service providers from discriminating against internet services and content by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.


PTI
New Delhi, June 27, 2018
A Turkish Airlines survey on aviation trend in India has said 50 per cent of the respondents prefer air travel to other modes of transport with most of them looking forward to having in-flight connectivity and onboard mobile phone calls.


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June 12, 2018



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May 16, 2018



BusinessToday.In
May 2, 2018
Some flyers are also dreading the move saying that this may lead to passengers talking loudly on their mobile phones.


BusinessToday.In
May 2, 2018
The telecom policy is put in place to give all states, central agencies and other key players like the telecom companies and even start-ups a general idea of what can be expected from the government in the coming years.


PTI
May 1, 2018



BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, May 1, 2018
Passengers would be able to access the internet and make calls once they are 3,000 mt in air.


PTI
May 1, 2018



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May 1, 2018



Manu Kaushik
New Delhi, April 27, 2018
Telecom regulator TRAI had recommended that both E and V bands should be opened for backhaul with light touch regulation. The regulator had also suggested that the E-band airwaves should be given at Rs 10,000 per annum fee per slot of 250 megahertz (MHz) whereas the V-band airwaves should be charged at Rs 1,000 per annum for each 50 MHz slot.


PTI
April 16, 2018



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April 14, 2018



Manu Kaushik
New Delhi, March 24, 2018
The officials in the Idea and Vodafone were expecting the deal to materialize in the last quarter of 2017-18. They now hope to conclude it in the first quarter of 2018-19.


PTI
New Delhi, March 18, 2018
The Cabinet in 2014 had approved Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the north-eastern region to provide 2G mobile coverage in 8,621 uncovered villages and areas along with national highways in the North-East with an outlay of Rs 5,336.18 crore. However, the project is yet to be rolled out.


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