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Self-Help Groups to collect electricity bills in UP

An official of UPPCL said that the move will help consumers to pay bills at doorstep without having to reach out to UPPCL.

Cybersecurity: Navigating cyber challenges in the ‘new normal’ times

It is important to take steps to limit the impact malware would cause, and speed up effective response.

Dyson V11 Absolute Pro (Gold): Say goodbye to dust in your home

A light and easy-to-use cord-free vacuum cleaner that efficiently removes dust and keeps your home allergen-free.

Snokor iRocker earbuds: Perfect for outdoor activities

Infinix’s first wireless earbuds offer top-notch sound, great battery life and a slip-proof snug fit.

Govt: No decision to reintroduce FRDI Bill

The finance ministry had said the safeguards for depositors would only rise under the provisions of the bill. “Bail-in will be only sparingly used.

Coronavirus Drug: Biocon to submit more data on Itolizumab to Covid taskforce

Medicine of Covid-19: The company said that based on the encouraging study results of the pivotal phase 2 conducted by Biocon in India, its US-based partner, Equilllium, is planning to conduct a globa

UP draws up plan to cut AT&C losses to 15% by 2024

It may be mentioned that as per UDAY targets, Uttar Pradesh was supposed to reduce AT&C losses to 14.86% by 2019-20, against which the state’s AT&C losses stand at a whopping 30.3%.

Boycott effect? Chinese smartphone brands’ market share in India slips to 72%

The pandemic and lockdown also impacted domestic smartphone market with shipments during April-June 2020 declining 51% y-o-y to a little over 18 million units

Solar industry awaits finance ministry decision on safeguard duty or Basic Customs Duty

Solar manufacturers, however, believe that the two together —safeguard duty and BCD — may get introduced from August 1, though the rate of BCD could be much lower than the 20% proposed initially.

Consumer protection: Govt tightens scrutiny of sellers on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart

All electronic retailers offering goods and services to Indian consumers, whether registered in India or overseas, will have to honour the rules, failing which strict penal action will be initiated, f

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Covid-19: I&B secretary writes to MHA to consider reopening of cinemas from August 1

India’s media and entertainment industry is expected to touch $33 billion in 2021, according to Ficci Frames report. Over the past few months since the lockdowns were imposed, several films have got

Base price for TOT highway projects redundant: Canadian investors

For the third and the fourth bundle, NHAI followed the same practice of the one used for arriving at the base price.

Govt notifies incentive schemes for API/medical devices manufacturing, check details

Indian pharmaceutical industry is the third largest in the world by volume and 14th largest in terms of value. India contributes 3.5% of total drugs and medicines exported globally.

First made-in-India antigen test kit by Mylab gets ICMR approval

Till Covid-19 vaccine gets developed, aggressive testing is an important tool that we have to keep up this fight and Mylab provide indigenous solutions for testing with support from investors and gove

Non-personal data in raw form needs to be shared with competition: Govt

It added that for a few companies that dominate the digital and data business, the network effects lead to outsized benefits and creates a certain imbalance in the digital industry.

Mobile internet speeds return to pre-Covid levels – Know what users experienced during lockdown

In the last week of analysis (week ending July 12), users in Delhi saw the greatest improvement of 38.1% in download speed, followed by users in Mumbai (33.5%), Hyderabad (33.1%), Gaziabad (32.4%) and

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Operating margins of steel firms to decline by 200 basis points in FY21: Crisil

Crisil said steelmakers are likely to defer nearly half of their planned capex this fiscal and conserve cash to fortify financials.

India becomes fastest-growing second-hand smartphone market; Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung lead in market share

Wanting to flaunt brands like Apple and Samsung, but not wanting to shell out the obscene sums associated with these brands, smartphone users opt for second-hand devices.

AGR dues: Vodafone Idea pays Rs 1,000 crore more, total payment so far Rs 7,854 crore

Stating that there has to be provision for down payment to avail of staggered payments, the court had observed that there's a need to show bonafide to claim benefits of staggered payment.

Orient Electric launches UV Sanitech which kills coronavirus

Orient UV Sanitech has a top loading lid which makes it easier for users to put in the items.

Work from Home: Cyber security, contact-tracing apps are serious threats. What’s the way forward?

As the world settles into the work-from-home mode, there’s been a new challenge to contend with: cyber security. Add to this contact-tracing apps, which can lead to breach of privacy, and the scenar

Google tax: India says equalisation levy non-discriminatory in reply to USTR; unlikely to roll it back

The latest impost was introduced in the Finance Act 2020 by widening the scope of the equalisation levy to include e-commerce players and intermediaries.

American IT body says digital services tax aims only non-Indian e-commerce firms with widest ramifications

The global tech trade association said that the tax imposed by India has the widest ramifications compared to the nine other countries.

US FDA to restart onsite checks from next week

Reports say that in mid-April, Indian pharmaceutical firms had requested the FDA to conduct “desk reviews” or virtual facility inspections during the pandemic in order to ensure the continuous sup

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