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HP Envy 14: It’s smart, stylish and extremely fast

HP Envy 14 is thin and lightweight with a good blend of speed, efficiency and power. It’s display is top-notch, there’s a big jump in battery life too

Some of the security features that HP Envy 14 offers include a physical, digitally controlled camera shutters that allow users to turn their cameras off or know at a glance if their cameras are on, preventing hacking concerns.

Bank credit to industry revives, but real estate, education loans lag

According to RBI's data, credit to industry sector increased 4.1% on year to Rs 28,54,571 crore as on October 22. On the other hand, loans to commercial real estate fell 0.5% on year to Rs 2,53,582 cr

Among industries, a large portion of credit is accounted for by the larger corporates.

Reliance Jio writes to Trai over Vodafone Idea’s new tariff plans

Vodafone Idea allegedly restricts entry-level customers to port their mobile number from its network, Jio says in its complaint to Trai

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Honor 60 Pro, Honor 60 launched with curved OLED screens, 108MP cameras and 66W fast charging: Details

Both Honor 60 Pro and Honor 60 run Honor’s Magic UI 5.0 software based on Android 12.

Honor 60 series

WhatsApp Windows app gets new features with first beta update: Details

The Windows app that looks like the web version of WhatsApp went live recently.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 announced: Top features, specs, and phones to be powered by new chip

Flagship Android phones running on the new chip are likely to arrive by end 2021, Qualcomm said.

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Jewellers registered with BIS triples after mandatory hallmarking

The ripple effects of mandatory hallmarking are already being felt by the retail industry as the move has boosted consumer confidence in gold, GJEPC chairman Colin Shah said.

At the present pace, the World Gold Council estimates an annual consumption of 12 crore articles, thereby covering a majority of jewellery manufactured under hallmarking.

Nothing Ear (1) earbuds get all-new black edition; will be sold in exchange for cryptocurrency in select markets

The Carl Pei-led consumer technology company revealed that the Ear (1) was now also carbon neutral.

Nothing Ear (1), Nothing Ear (1) black edition

Bank unions threaten two-day nationwide strike against proposed privatisation of PSBs

In the Union Budget presented in February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the privatisation of two public sector banks (PSBs) as part of its disinvestment plan.

The government has already privatised IDBI Bank by selling its majority stake in the lender to LIC in 2019 and merged 14 public sector banks in the past four years.

Over 9,000 complaints of cyber frauds received on National Consumer Helpline in FY21: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

He noted that CERT-In also conducts regular training programmes for network/system administrators and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of Government and critical sector organisations regard

The government helps states in combating cyber crimes by assisting them through various awareness schemes, and has taken a number of legal, technical and administrative measures to prevent cyber crimes, he added.

Xiaomi says slightly higher pricing for smartphones is ‘here to stay for a while’

Also, a quick word on Redmi Note 11T 5G, its India price, features and future of Redmi Note 11 series.

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Evenflow ties up with AI-based logistics startup Shiprocket

In 2020, over 700,000 sellers signed up on Amazon India, making it the highest among any Amazon marketplaces globally, Evenflow said in the release.

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to receive $1 million annual salary

Parag Agrawal, who has recently been named as the CEO of microblogging platform Twitter, will receive an annual salary of USD 1 million along with other perks and bonuses.

Why there is need for enterprise-wide risk management in post-pandemic India

When we reflect on the enormity of these challenges that stare us in the face, the impact of the current pandemic pales into relative insignificance.

Mudra NPAs: Bad loans in FY21 jumped 30% in value; nearly doubled from FY19

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: 5.07 crore loans involving Rs 3.21 lakh crore were sanctioned in FY21, of which Rs 3.11 lakh crore loan amount was disbursed in comparison to 6.22 crore loans sanctioned

Elon Musk at it again: Tesla CEO mocks Apple Cloth while promoting Cyberwhistle

Musk’s marketing trick seems to have worked with the Cyberwhistle selling going out of stock on the website, hours after the Tesla CEO promoted it.

Musk, who is highly active on Twitter, had mocked the Polishing Cloth, responding to a tweet by Apple CEO Tim Cook. (File/Reuters)

Twitter bans sharing private photos, videos of others without consent with certain exceptions

New Twitter policy to allow private individuals request removal of media.

Twitter will evaluate complaints by the subject of a picture or video — or someone representing them. (Reuters)

Paytm expects revenue, monetisation methods to expand in next few quarters: CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Digital payments and financial services firm Paytm is expecting to increase revenue and monetisation methods on its platform in the next few quarters, according to a top company official.

vijay shekhar sharma

Government has no plans to implement rating system for MSMEs: MSME Min Narayan Rane

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: The erstwhile Performance & Credit Rating Scheme of the MSME Ministry was discontinued in December 2018. The scheme was intended to provide a third-party opinion on MSME

Innovation boost: Helping startups find their feet

Hyderabd’s T-Hub selects 11 startups for the Third Cohort of its funding programme ‘T-Angel’

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Jute balers seek increased regulation for prompt payment from millers

The JBA, in a letter to the textile ministry, alleged that a sizeable number of millers delay payment or even refuse to clear outstanding dues despite the Centre’s order last year of making prompt p

jute balers

Hiranandani group to build two more data centres buildings in Greater Noida

Each of the two buildings will have a capacity of 30 MW and will be ready to go live in January 2024.

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Coal India Limited plans nearly 20,000 crore investment to augment evacuation capacity

The despatches of increased volume through rail mode would be both from upcoming greenfield and brownfield expansion projects, some of which have already become operational.

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‘In my view, steel prices in the country will remain stable’

In an interaction with Rajesh Kurup, Rao said that Indian steel prices are likely to remain stable. Edited excerpts:

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India to have 810 million smartphone subscriptions by end of this year: Ericsson

According to the report, smartphone subscriptions accounted for 70% of total mobile subscriptions in 2021 and are projected to constitute around 94% in 2027, driven by rapid smartphone adoption in the

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Succession plan: Shriram Group forms board of management

Stepping aside from a formal role, founder and patriarch of the group R Thyagarajan will now mentor the board of management, with the new leadership in place.

R Thyagarajan

Spectrum auctions: Trai to take up pricing, payment norms for review

Areas like block size, spectrum surrender and spectrum assignment for private networks may also be analysed in a fresh perspective.

It has also asked how should surrender of spectrum by operators be given shape.
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