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Gmail down as on 05:30 pm 14 December 2020

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Becoming a prodigal piano maestro: a musical journey | Lydian Nadhaswaram | TEDxBITSHyderabad
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Published on Sep 8, 2020

In 2007, when a 2-year-old boy from Chennai played a perfect drumbeat on his bedroom floor, it became obvious that young Lydian Nadhaswaram was destined for greatness. It began with him accompanying his father and sister on stage for gigs and watching his sister practice the piano at home. It was then that Lydian developed a fascination with the instrument. He would practice alongside his sister, playing Beethoven and Chopin without any sheet music, relying upon on-ear and intuition only.

This now 14-year old has skill unlike any other and is proficient in a variety of instruments, amongst which piano, drums, sitar, and bass guitar are notable. With just 6 years of practice, Lydian's fingers fly over piano keys effortlessly, playing classical melodies at breathtaking speeds.

He has since participated in a variety of national-level competitions, before participating in, and subsequently winning CBS's World's Best in 2019, playing two pianos simultaneously for his winning finale.  He is now a student at KM Music Conservatory, an institution by the A.R Rahman Foundation, and receives international level training in both Western as well as Indian classical.

With appearances on popular American television shows such as Ellen and Good Morning America, paired with unparalleled determination, persistence, and a hunger for learning this young prodigy is well on his way to success. In 2007, when a 2-year-old boy from Chennai played a perfect drum beat on his bedroom floor, it became obvious that young Lydian Nadhaswaram was destined for greatness. It began with him accompanying his father and sister on stage for gigs and watching his sister practice the piano at home. It was then that Lydian developed a fascination with the instrument. He would practice alongside his sister, playing Beethoven and Chopin without any sheet music, relying on-ear and intuition only. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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2021 Mercedes S-Class - Automated Valet Parking (WORLD'S FIRST)



Published on Oct 13, 2020
Stuttgart airport set to welcome fully automated and driverless parking

Apcoa, Bosch, and Mercedes-Benz are working to provide the world's first commercial automated valet parking (AVP) service

    In the future, a command from a smartphone will tell cars where to park in Stuttgart Airport's P6 parking garage.
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is equipped with the technology to enable driverless, fully automated parking (SAE Level 41).
    For AVP, Bosch is using camera-based infrastructure for the first time to detect lanes and obstacles.
    The parking garage operator Apcoa is testing barrier and payment functions as the basis for automated valet parking, enabled by its APCOA FLOW digital mobility platform.

Automated parking to drive down the airport stress: Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, and the parking garage operator Apcoa want to introduce driverless and fully automated parking at Stuttgart airport in the future. To this end, the automated valet parking (AVP) system co-developed by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz is to be made ready for commercial operation. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already geared up to accommodate it as the world's first production vehicle to feature the technology required for future infrastructure-based AVP. As an option, customers can buy the appropriate pre-installation for what the company calls the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT, which makes the S-Class capable of receiving a smartphone command to drive itself to a reserved parking space. "With the new S-Class, it's not just driving that's a luxury, but parking as well," says Dr. Michael Hafner, head of automated driving at Mercedes-Benz AG. The P6 parking garage at Stuttgart airport will serve as the pilot for the planned commercial automated parking service. Here, the companies will test how the vehicle technology onboard the S-Class interacts with the intelligent Bosch infrastructure and APCOA FLOW, the digital platform provided by the parking garage operator Apcoa. This platform makes the whole parking process ticketless and cashless. "Apcoa, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, and Stuttgart airport want to work together to make parking fully automatic," says Christoph Hartung, member of the executive management of Connected Mobility Solutions at Bosch. In the airport parking garage, preparations are currently underway to begin piloting the planned automated valet parking service. The aim of this trial with new S-Class vehicles at Stuttgart airport is to ensure that interactions between the vehicle, infrastructure technology, and parking garage operator run smoothly and are optimized for the customer.

World's first Level 4 park function in a production vehicle

In July 2019, Bosch and Mercedes-Benz received the world's first special permit to operate AVP for selected E-Class vehicles without a safety driver in real-life, mixed parking garage traffic at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Equipped with the appropriate pre-installation for the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now the first production vehicle to feature AVP technology, which enables it to park without a driver. However, this is conditional on the future availability of parking garages with the appropriate infrastructure, as well as on national legislators giving AVP the green light. This makes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the world's first vehicle to feature a pre-installation for an SAE Level 4 automated driving function, the second-highest level of automation. "With automated valet parking, Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating that driverless parking will soon be possible," Hafner says.

To facilitate this new one-touch parking function, a spacious drop-off and pick-up area will be set up directly behind the entrance to the P6 parking garage, giving AVP users a convenient place to leave their vehicles. As they comfortably make their way to the terminal and check in, their S-Class will park itself in the basement, guided by information from the infrastructure technology. In other words, users no longer need to worry about maneuvering or having to squeeze out of their cars when the space they have finally found proves to be too narrow. "Automated valet parking really enhances our passengers' comfort and convenience and saves them time, especially when they're in a hurry and just want to drop their car off quickly at the airport", says Walter Schoefer, management spokesman for Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH. For the test phase that is about to start, P6 will initially have two spaces available for self-parking vehicles. More spaces will be added when driverless parking becomes standard as planned in the future and as demand increases.
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Apple Event October 2020 - 13 October 2020 - 10:30 pm

Apple  event is live - https://www.apple.com/apple-events/event-stream/

HomePod mini is launched.

YouTube link -




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Join us for a special Apple Event on October 13 at 10am PDT. Set a reminder and we'll send an update before the show.





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1 of 70 - BEST FAMILY BOARD GAME - Gnomes at Night - amazon.com

In the Good Housekeeping Institute's test, kids couldn't get enough of this search-and-find maze game. Think of it as an at-home escape room, where they won't get out unless every member of the team works together. Ages 6+



Source : https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/g203/gifts-for-kids/?slide=1
Keyword - kids birthday gifts
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The Apple Store online. Now open for India.



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Human calculator: சாதனை படைத்த 20 வயது Indian இளைஞர் | Bhanu Prakash



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உலகின் அதிவேகமான மனித கால்குலேட்டர் என்ற பெருமையை இந்தியாவின் பானு பிரகாஷ் என்ற 20 வயது இளைஞர் பெற்றுள்ளார்.

#HumanCalculator #Maths #ShakuntalaDevi

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Request for extension of conducting AGM - MCA / ROA



Dear Sir,

SUB: Request for extension of conducting AGM

The MCA has vide General Circular, has allowed the companies to conduct AGM through Video Conferencing or other Audio Visual means during the calendar year 2020.

If Stakeholders and Directors faces any difficulty in conducting Annual General Meeting normally or through Video Conferencing or other Audio Visual means due to issues related to COVID-19 norms and other restrictions they may apply for extension of conducting AGM to Registrar of Companies.

Application for extension of AGM Should be made preferably on or before 10th September 2020 to ROC through GNL-1 form.

Copy of the MCA circular is attached herewith for your reference.

Thanks &Regards
T.Murugan & Co
T MURUGAN <tmurugan@tmuruganassociates.com>

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Gmail down as on 11:00 am 20 August 2020

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Independence Day Wishes | Patriotic Moments | My Kids Diary



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74th Independence Day

Let us pay our homage to all the sung and unsung heroes who made it possible.

Take pride in seeing the Tricolour fluttering high in the sky and be proud to be an INDIAN !!!

Owning a website on your kids name is the perfect way to cherish every moment.

Register your Kids name at www.mykidsdiary.in
#mykidsdiary #kidswebsite #independenceday
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How to post YouTube links in community forum

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Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover count down Launch to Mars ! at 04:30 pm IST 30 July 2020



Curiosity to Perseverance with Ingenuity rocket is world class innovation by Nasa

Was there once life on Mars? Our Perseverance rover aims to find out! On Thursday, July 30, watch our new robotic astrobiologist launch on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Launching on board will be the most sophisticated set of tools ever sent to Mars, with the hope Perseverance will uncover the planet's secrets.

Tune in to our live launch broadcast starting at 7 a.m. EDT. Teams are targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT for liftoff of Perseverance atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Don't forget to set a reminder to join us in the #CountdownToMars - you won't want to miss this historic mission take flight!



Learn more about the mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/
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Published on Mar 4, 2020
Frederik Imbo studied theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and has acted in lots of television series. He founded Imboorling and now has over 15 years' experience in stimulating and supporting people. With the aim of improving their communication skills Frederik gives presentations, workshops, training courses and personal coaching sessions to anyone prepared to make their two ears available. Frederik Imbo studied theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and has acted in lots of television series.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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30 Products New Parents Will Love | The Ultimate List on-site living



Published by Insider on Jan 8, 2019
From a hands-free bottle feeder to a Keurig for baby formula, we compiled the best products that new parents will absolutely love.

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#Parents #Products #INSIDER

INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That's everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It's smart. It's fearless. It's fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.
30 Products New Parents Will Love | The Ultimate List
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The Homeless Man Who Created Domino's 9 billion dollar empire with His Last $15



Published by Hook YouTube channel on Jul 3, 2020
The Domino's we know and love today has become a billion-dollar empire. But before it joined the ranks of McDonald's and KFC, it was an unwanted pizza store. That changed when the founder went from being homeless to the genius behind delivering for free.
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Mars 2020 Mission, Perseverance Rover Launch

Launch is planned for this summer, and the Mars 2020 team is working hard to get the Perseverance rover to the launch pad.  Check the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex  for hours and/or any restrictions.  If you plan to attend in person, consider making refundable travel reservations.

The first launch opportunity begins at
4:50 a.m. PDT/ 7:50 a.m. EDT on July 30

The launch period is approximately three weeks, from July 30 to August 15. The duration of the daily launch window varies from day to day. The launch windows will last approximately two hours, with a unique launch opportunity every five minutes.
The Mars 2020 spacecraft with its Perseverance Rover will launch on an Atlas V-541 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  The Atlas V is one of the largest rockets available for interplanetary flight.  This is the same type of rocket that launched the InSight and Curiosity to Mars.  The launch vehicle is provided by United Launch Alliance, Centennial Colorado.


Complete 7 months of travel to red soil. Mission Mars.


Toolkit Resources
Launch: July 30 at 4:50 a.m. PDT (7:50 a.m. EDT)
Launch Period: July 30 - Aug. 15, 2020
Landing: Feb. 18, 2021
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-541
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida


Source - https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/
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How to import intermediate and root certificates via MMC or Microsoft Management Console
If you received and installed a certificate in the PEM format on your Windows server, you may need to additionally install intermediate certificates to your machine. If the intermediate certificates are missing on the server, some browsers may show warnings about the certificate being untrusted.

Intermediate certificates can be imported to the Windows machine via Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Please take the following steps to import the intermediate certificates on your machine.

Add certificate snap-in.
Launch MMC. Click on the Start menu >> Run. Type in mmc and press OK.

Click on File and choose the Add/Remove Snap-in option.

Select Certificates from the Available snap-ins list and click the Add button.

Choose Computer account to manage the certificate and click Next.

Select Local Computer and press the Finish button.

Certificates snap-in was selected. Click OK to add it to the console.

Import intermediate/root certificates.
To import an intermediate certificate, right-click on Intermediate Certification Authority >> All Tasks >> Import

To import a root certificate, right-click on Trusted Root Certification Authority >> All Tasks >> Import

Clicking on the Import button will run the Certificate import wizard.

Browse the intermediate certificate file you want to import to your computer and click Next.

Select the certificate store you want to import the certificate into - Intermediate Certification Authorities for intermediate certificates and Trusted Root Certification Authorities for root certificates.

If you have several intermediate/root certificates in a single file, you can choose the option 'Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate'. Wizard will detect the type of the certificates and import them into the corresponding stores.

Click the Finish button to complete the wizard. The certificate has been successfully imported.

Note: Generally, the root certificates for SSL we provide should be already pre-installed on the Windows machine. So, a manual root certificate import may only be needed if the root certificate was removed intentionally.

Also, when establishing the handshake, the root certificates are not returned by Windows servers to the clients, so some SSL checking tools may show that the root certificate is missing.

Source : https://www.ssls.com/knowledgebase/how-to-import-intermediate-and-root-certificates-via-mmc/
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The Young Codemaster: Raising a Computer Prodigy | On The Red Dot | CNA Insider

After seeing this video I understood home schooling is not only in my brain even there are parents in this society who already does and at the same time raises their kids vision to reach quantum computing lab at Sydney university. wake up parents in video Seth is only 8 when they shoot this video 2 years ago so he may be checking with falcon 9 space x where our kids attending 1 or 2 hours online class in 2020 during pandemic



Published on Mar 6, 2018
He codes, he writes his own programmes and he's helping teachers to set up computers. And he's only 8. But what could it mean when your child is 'too smart'? The story of Seth Yee and his parents, on On The Red Dot's Wonder Kid series.

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About the series:
Four children with four exceptional gifts - a computer genius, a violin virtuoso, a star gymnast and a dazzling chess player. What is it like to be one in 100,000 or even one in a million?

From friendships gained and families uprooted, it's a fragile balance between pursuing their potential and not losing their childhood innocence. What hidden sacrifices do these wonder kids and the people around them make to fulfil their grand ambitions ? We go behind the glamour of awards and achievements and find out what it truly means to be a child prodigy
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GPS III Space Vehicle 03 Mission Live from space c



Started streaming 26 minutes ago
SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, June 30 at 4:10 p.m. EDT, 20:10 UTC, for a Falcon 9 launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A backup opportunity is available on Wednesday, July 1 with a 15-minute launch window opening at 3:51 p.m. EDT, 19:51 UTC.

Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9's first stage on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft will deploy approximately 1 hour and 29 minutes after liftoff
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#35 ON TRENDING - Unboxing Spot The $75,000 Robot Dog

Boston Robotics show cases it's prototype back in 2009 or 11 years earlier and check the 2020 robotic dog like robot which will make you stunned.

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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pick up a shift at Dairy Queen



Published on Jun 3, 2019
During my visit to Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha, Warren Buffett and I broke away from the meetings to visit a Dairy Queen for some lunch and to get some restaurant training. We learned how to work the cash register, greet guests, and make a Blizzard (including the proper way to serve it, "Always upside down with a smile."). Learn more at https://b-gat.es/2KdA96E
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The first UI Kit for Bootstrap 5! Using Material Design 2.0

Mateusz Leciejewski wrote on Jun 24 Updated on Jun 25, 2020 ・1 min read

Bootstrap 5

Bootstrap's first alpha was officially released on June 16, 2020.
Along with the new version of the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS library, there were most anticipated changes released - jQuery was removed & the project switched to plain JavaScript. However, this is only the beginning of changes
You may learn more about the changes implemented into v.5 with this video

MDB 5 alpha

Just a few days after the release of the new Bootstrap version, the first UI Kit for Bootstrap 5 using Material Design 2.0 was released!

What are the key features of the MDB 5 UI Kit? The most important is simplicity and ease of use, and we owe it to:

Latest Bootstrap 5 & Material Design 2.0

500+ material UI components
Super simple, 1-minute installation
Detailed docs & multiple practical examples
Lots of tutorials
Plenty of free templates
Plain javascript (but works also with jQuery)
Huge and active community
MIT license - free for personal & commercial use

Source : https://dev.to/marveluck/the-first-ui-kit-for-bootstrap-5-using-material-design-2-0-270o
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WWDC Special Event Keynote -- June 22, 2020 - Apple



Streamed live 4 hours ago
Apple WWDC 2020 kicked off with big announcements, exciting reveals, inspiration, and new opportunities to create the most innovative apps in the world.

Watch the Special Event Keynote for an in-depth look at the latest for iOS, iPadOs, watchOS, privacy, tvOs, macOs, and mac, directly from Apple Park.

Tech Bytes Youtube Review on Apple iOS 14

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched at Rs 99.90 lakh



GLS SUV in diesel and petrol options, starting at Rs 99.90 Lakhs ( ex showroom Delhi )

7 Seater SUV with additional 77 mm and 22 mm increase in length and breath

9 Airbag, 3-litre, 400d 4Matic engine - 330 ps and 700 nm




Earlier known as GL, Mercedes-Benz India has sold over 6,700 units in the last 10 years.

More Information - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/76420955.cms
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Finally 19 hours of travel to space station with falcon dragon capsule by space x is completed. Both nasa scientist bob and doug have connected the capsule with space station in the lower earths orbit and connected with 3 Astronauts today 12:03 pm CST successfully. ( Spacecraft Commander Doug Hurley and Joint Operations Commander Bob Behnken )

Off there 19 hours journey to the space they had slept nearly for 7 hours.

And here is the capsules which took them to space station very smoothly designed and manufactured by space x , an us company in collaboration with nasa launching the Vehicle today from us spoil for the first time in last 9 years.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=j2C9DYYVEBk

Inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule | Space Launch LIVE

Published on May 27, 2020
Take a look inside the Dragon Crew Capsule built by SpaceX.

About Space Launch LIVE:
Space Launch LIVE will cover the NASA launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, which will carry veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station.

Audiences can watch the launch on TV or stream it live on Discovery GO. They can also participate in the event by joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SpaceLaunchLIVE.
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60 Days Build Millionaire Underground Swimming Pool House



108,224,595 views - Feb 21, 2020 ( 10 Crore )

Note from the content owner after understanding the new media of viewing when mega structures and documentary hd world

His hard work is visibly seen for 60 days which made me admiring

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Each and every file are creating more problem while downloading and uploading form server to server, google drive to iCloud , amazon cloud drive to google drive etc. ( nightmare to download files )

So my Search result to google - asking how I can compress files inside google drive itself, but google showed me this and I got an other route to download the files directly, which I remember but never used recently. But waiting for 10 day with 100 mbps to sync form my Mac with google drive and daily it is downloading 24 gb of my screeshots folder with 1 lakh files in it.

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=how+to+compress+files+inside+google+drive&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


Google answer :

About 2,25,00,000 results (0.71 seconds)

Search Results

Featured snippet from the web

You can compress one file, or multiple files at once!
In Google Drive, select the files/folders you would like to include in your compresse file.
Once your files/folders are selected. Right click and click Download.
You can see the progess on the bottom right side of your browser. After it's done, a compressed .
Apr 26, 2020

Google Drive - Compress Files - Digital Scholarship Center ...

So am going to drive.google.com , select the folder, click download where google drive will zip the file and you can extract it on your computer.





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NASA launches world's smallest satellite on June 2017 - created by 18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook ( Tamil Nadu Karur )



NASA launched the world's smallest and lightest satellite on Thursday. The satellite weighs 64 grams, lighter than a smartphone. It is also the first satellite to be constructed using 3D printer. The device was created by 18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook, whose idea was chosen from 86,000 designs submitted from 57 countries, in a contest held in May by NASA and a global education company.

I learn from watching a 2019 tamil movie today named Chennai Palani Mars just for 15 minutes of climax


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Google Safety Center - Helping you avoid COVID‑19 online scams India

Google Link - https://safety.google/intl/en_in/securitytips-covid19/

Report it in google - If you see something suspicious, report it to g.co/ReportPhishing or g.co/ReportMalware


Helping you avoid COVID‑19 online scams




We want to keep you safe whenever you're online. That's why everything we make is protected with powerful built-in security technologies that help detect and block threats before they ever reach you.

Recently, there has been a significant rise in online scams related to COVID‑19. We're providing these tips to help you spot and avoid these scams, so you can stay safer online.



Common types of COVID‑19 scams


Stealing your personal data


Scammers who ask for too much information, such as your address, bank account details or even PIN number to "fix" your insurance policy or conduct fake contact tracing.


Fake offers of goods and services


Massive discounts on masks or subscriptions to online entertainment services from unknown third parties.


Impersonation of authorities


Impersonation of government organisations like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) offering COVID‑19 information.


Fraudulent medical offers


Offers of cures, test kits, hand sanitiser or face masks that never arrive.


Fake requests for charitable donations


Donations to support COVID‑19 relief from non-profits, hospitals, or other organizations should be carefully checked.


Tips to avoid COVID‑19 scams



Know how scammers may reach you


Scammers are taking advantage of the increase in COVID‑19 communications by disguising their scams as legitimate messages about the virus. Alongside emails, scammers may also use SMS, automated calls and malicious websites to reach you.


Check trusted sources directly


Scammers often pose as well-known, trusted and authoritative sources. Directly visit sources like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to get the latest factual information about COVID‑19.


Be cautious of requests for personal or financial information, pause and evaluate before sharing


If you receive an unsolicited request for information, take extra time to evaluate the message. Scammers will often ask you to share more information than necessary, such as login information, bank details and addresses with them. They may also request payment via bank transfer or virtual currency.


Donate directly through non-profit organizations


Some scams take advantage of goodwill, requesting donations for COVID‑19 relief efforts or impersonating non-profit organizations. To be more confident your money will reach a non-profit organization, you can donate directly through their website ─ rather than clicking a link sent to you.


Double check links and email addresses before clicking


Fake links often imitate established websites by adding extra words or letters. If it says something like "click here," hover over the link or long press the text to check the URL for mistakes ─ being careful not to click it. Misspelled words or random letters and numbers in the URL or email address may also indicate a scam.


Search to see if it's been reported


If somebody has sent you a fraudulent message, it's likely they've sent it to other people as well. Copy and paste the email address, phone number, or most suspicious portion of the message into a search engine to check if it's been reported by others.


Add an extra layer of security to your account


For extra protection online, add two-factor authentication -- also known as 2-step verification -- to your accounts. This provides another layer of security by requiring two steps to gain access to your account: for example, something you know (your password) and something you physically have on hand (like your phone or a security key).


Report it


If you see something suspicious, report it to g.co/ReportPhishing or g.co/ReportMalware


Help others avoid COVID‑19 online scams.


Spread the word and help keep everyone safe online. Share these tips with family and friends and download a one-page summary below.
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Subramanian Chandramouli - Tamil- How to price for profit-Tip 1



Many Entrepreneurs struggle to price for profit. This video will give 1 tip on how to price for profit.
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THE FORBES 2019 INDIA'S RICHEST NET WORTH $1.54B #94 Bhavin & Divyank Turakhia

Owner's on Indian Domain, Hosting & Websites market as on 2014 before the purchase of Endurance International Hari Ravichandran for 1600 Crore approximately.

Brothers Bhavin & Divyank Turakhia sold their ad tech firm Media.net for $900 million to a consortium of Chinese investors in August 2016.
Younger sibling Divyank continues to run operations under the new owners.
The brothers had earlier sold four tech companies in 2013 to U.S.-based web-hosting firm Endurance International.
They now own a cluster of companies straddling web hosting and cloud infrastructure to payments and advertising technology.

ON FORBES LISTS #94
India's Richest 2019

STATS
SOURCE OF WEALTH - technology, Self Made
RESIDENCE - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
CITIZENSHIP - India

To my knowledge Billion is 1 followed by 9 zero's and Million is 1 followed by 6 zero's So Trillion could be 1 followed by 12 zero's

So, 1,54,00,00,000 United States Dollar equals 1,16,95,79,18,000.00 Indian Rupee

Now Indian money Lakh is 1 followed by 5 zero's, Crore is 1 followed by 7 zero's So $1.54 Billion is 11,695 crore 79 lakh 18 thousand rs.



Source : https://www.forbes.com/profile/bhavin-divyank-turakhia/
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Covid-19: At Rs 43.5 trn by March, Indian households' debt at record high

Indian households had debts worth nearly Rs 43.5 trillion at the end of March this year, up from Rs 6.6 trillion at the end of March 2008 and Rs 19.3 trillion five years ago at the end of FY15
Krishna Kant  |  Mumbai
Last Updated at April 18, 2020 09:53 IST

Indian households have entered the Covid-19 lockdown with a record level of debt and poor income growth, making it tough for many families to absorb income losses owing to the pandemic.

Indian households had debts worth nearly Rs 43.5 trillion at the end of March this year, up from Rs 6.6 trillion at the end of March 2008 and Rs 19.3 trillion five years ago at the end of FY15.

Outstanding retail loans are now equivalent to 21.3 per cent of India's GDP in FY20, up from 13.2 per cent at the end of March 2008 and 15.5 per cent at the end of March 2015.

In the last five years, household income as indicated by the salary and wages bill of the country's top listed companies has expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 per cent against 17.7 per cent CAGR growth in borrowing by households or individuals. This is based on the data by the Reserve Bank of India and the balance sheet of top listed non-bank retail lenders (see the adjoining chart).

Some non-bank lenders in our sample include Housing Development and Finance Corporation, Bajaj Finance, Shriram Transport Finance, Indiabulls Housing, L&T Finance, and M&M Finance.

"In the past five-six years, compensation growth has been in low single digits, and, adjusted for retail inflation of 4-5 per cent, workers have barely managed to maintain their purchasing power and there has little or no income growth in real terms," said Dhananjay Sinha, head, equity, and head strategist, Systematix Group.



Many households and individuals, however, have maintained their consumption levels either by cutting back on savings, or resorting to borrowing, or both. Household savings as a proportion of GDP declined to 18.2 per cent in FY19, the latest year for which data is available, from 19.6 per cent in FY15 and 22.4 per cent in FY08.

In contrast, the 2008 Lehman crisis was preceded by a period of strong double-digit growth in households' income, providing many families with a large nest egg to absorb the loss incurred.

For example, the combined salary and wage bill of a sample of 977 listed companies that are part of the BSE 500, BSE Mid-Cap, and BSE Small Cap indices grew at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent between FY04 and FY08.

The last few years have been dismal for households in terms of income growth and the resulting cash flows. In the last five years, household income as indicated by the salary and wage bill of the country's top listed companies has expanded at a CAGR of 4.3 per cent, which is about the same rate as consumer inflation.

The divergence between income and consumption shows in the private consumption component of India's gross domestic product (GDP). In the past five years, private final consumption expenditure (PFCE) -- the consumption component of GDP -- grew at a CAGR of 16 per cent, nearly four times the underlying growth in salaries and wages.

The result has been a steady rise in household debt-to-income ratio, whichever way one looks at it. For example, outstanding personal loans were equivalent to 21.3 per cent of India's GDP in FY20, up from 13.2 per cent at the end of March 2008.

A boom in retail credit means that interest on personal loans, including home and auto loans, now accounts for a greater proportion of a household's income and cash flows than in 2008. This, analysts say, may force many individuals to reshuffle their household budget after the pandemic.

"Expect a sharp dip in consumption and down trading by consumers and rise in savings (as a proportion of their income) as individuals try to adjust their finances to the new economic reality," said Sinha.
Others say the crisis cannot be compared with the one of 2008, which originated in the US and affected largely financial services and foreign trade.

"Currently nearly 75 per cent of segments in manufacturing and services are shut. In 2008, on the other hand, the crisis led to a dip in India's merchandise exports while banks and financial services companies were not able to mobilise resources from overseas investors. The rest of the economy continued to operate as usual even at the height of the crisis," said G Chokkalingam, chief executive officer and founder, Equinomics Research & Advisory Services.

Full article & Source : https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/household-debt-touches-record-high-at-rs-43-5-trn-amid-covid-19-crisis-120041701789_1.html
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L&T gets orders worth Rs 27,000 cr from domestic clients in April so far

Analysts see these order wins as spill-overs from the quarter ended March, 2020
Amritha Pillay  |  Mumbai
Last Updated at April 18, 2020 02:10 IST

Engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Friday announced a significant order win for its building and factory business. With this order, the company has announced order wins worth up to Rs 27,000 crore so far in April.

Most of these orders were from clients in the domestic market. In total, they are valued between Rs 14,500 crore and Rs 27,000 crore. The company does not disclose exact order values, but shares a range.

Analysts see these wins as a spillage from the March quarter. However, the firm stands to gain owing to a large order book as well as exposure to diverse markets.

On Friday, L&T announced order win in the range of Rs 1,000-2,500 crore. The works related to the setting up of a cement plant, a real estate project and smart data centres. All orders were from the domestic market.

This is the fourth order win announced in April. The earlier ones included building a regional rapid transit system in Uttar Pradesh, water management orders in Karnataka, power transmission orders from its overseas markets, information technology infrastructure project from the Indian Army and a distillation unit project for Indian Oil. These orders were valued between Rs 13,500 crore and Rs 24,500 crore.



For the quarter ended December 2019, L&T's total order inflow was Rs 41,579 crore, and the company's outstanding order book was Rs 3.06 trillion. In January, the company maintained its full-year guidance of 10-12 per cent growth in order inflow for the full year. The guidance back then did not reflect the disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the subsequent nationwide lockdown in March.

Baid expects L&T's Rs 3.06 trillion order book to put it on a strong footing compared to peers. "Most capital goods firms have order backlog for the next six-nine months, after which there will be concerns on revenue visibility. With Rs 3 trillion worth of order book, L&T is an outlier, which should keep it occupied for at least 18-20 months if not more," she said.

Analysts at ICICI Securities also expected companies like L&T to consolidate the engineering, procurement and construction markets in terms of tender wins. "Companies with strong balance sheets and minimum leverage will stand to gain given the tight liquidity scenario. Some smaller and marginal players will suffer due to leverage leading to reduction in competitive intensity in some tenders and gradual consolidation by larger players," analysts with the brokerage wrote in a note.

Full coverage & Source : https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/l-t-gets-orders-worth-rs-27-000-cr-from-domestic-clients-in-april-so-far-120041700993_1.html
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Google pays tribute via doodle thank you coronavirus helpers - 18 April 2020



Thank You: Coronavirus helpers - Google - https://www.google.com/doodles/thank-you-coronavirus-helpers

Thank You: Coronavirus helpers. April 18, 2020. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one ...

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. We're launching a Doodle series to recognize and honor many of those on the front lines.

Today, we'd like to say:

To all coronavirus helpers, thank you.

https://www.google.com/doodles/thank-you-coronavirus-helpers


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World Population as on 17 April 2020 - worldometers.info - Worlds top 45th website by Alexa

WORLD POPULATION

7,778,236,428Current World Population
41,104,868Births this year
38,542Births today
17,256,809Deaths this year
16,181Deaths today
23,848,060Net population growth this year
22,361Net population growth today
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
$ 1,507,023,625Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 1,031,885,750Public Education expenditure today
$ 470,811,298Public Military expenditure today
23,008,633Cars produced this year
44,140,807Bicycles produced this year
73,659,448Computers produced this year

SOCIETY & MEDIA

784,662New book titles published this year
47,887,752Newspapers circulated today
67,017TV sets sold worldwide today
648,793Cellular phones sold today
$ 29,116,447Money spent on videogames today
4,533,268,729Internet users in the world today
26,175,103,511Emails sent today
681,546Blog posts written today
77,491,647Tweets sent today
712,351,948Google searches today

ENVIRONMENT

1,525,898Forest loss this year (hectares)
2,054,272Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
10,602,978,009CO2 emissions this year (tons)
3,520,948Desertification this year (hectares)
2,873,204Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)

FOOD

842,330,224Undernourished people in the world
1,691,915,964Overweight people in the world
754,627,959Obese people in the world
3,077People who died of hunger today
$ 57,806,075Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 19,018,897Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today

WATER

1,276,046,733Water used this year (million L)
247,068Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
801,876,700People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

ENERGY

46,957,240Energy used today (MWh), of which:
39,972,654- from non-renewable sources (MWh)
7,071,351- from renewable sources (MWh)
294,236,397,614Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
9,630,919Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,511,538,970,221Oil left (barrels)
15,763Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,096,470,286,999Natural Gas left (boe)
57,709Days to the end of natural gas
4,317,445,529,235Coal left (boe)
148,877Days to the end of coal

HEALTH

3,808,731Communicable disease deaths this year
142,707Seasonal flu deaths this year
2,230,088Deaths of children under 5 this year
12,471,777Abortions this year
90,684Deaths of mothers during birth this year
41,718,452HIV/AIDS infected people
493,210Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
2,409,605Deaths caused by cancer this year
287,783Deaths caused by malaria this year
1,522,847,923Cigarettes smoked today
1,466,676Deaths caused by smoking this year
733,801Deaths caused by alcohol this year
314,618Suicides this year
$ 117,371,095,977Money spent on illegal drugs this year
396,049Road traffic accident fatalities this year
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iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design launched on 15 April 2020 - Prebook now - Available 24 April 2020


Iphone SE - Second Edition affordable cost iPhone at 399$ 64 gb variant - 449$ 128 gb variant - 549$ 256 variant approximately
Iphone SE - Second Edition affordable cost iPhone at 35,000 rs 64 gb variant - 40,000 rs 128 gb variant - 48,000 rs 256 variant approximately




The Most Affordable iPhone Features A13 Bionic, the Fastest Chip in a Smartphone, and the Best Single-Camera System in an iPhone




Cupertino, California -- Apple today announced the second-generation iPhone SE, a powerful new iPhone featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security. iPhone SE comes in a compact design, reinvented from the inside out, and is the most affordable iPhone. The new iPhone SE is powered by the Apple-designed A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, to handle the most demanding tasks. iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode, and is designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance.



iPhone SE comes in three beautiful colors -- black, white and (PRODUCT)RED -- and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 17, starting at just $399 (US).

"The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way -- including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos -- while still being very affordable," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can't wait to get iPhone SE into customers' hands."



Popular Design with a 4.7-inch Display

iPhone SE features an aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass design with an all-black front, and is available in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED. The rear glass finish includes a centered Apple logo and is made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity, delivering rich depth of color with a color-matched aluminum band. It is water- and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating for water resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.1

The 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone adjusts the white balance to match the ambient light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience. The vibrant wide color gamut Retina HD display offers incredible color accuracy, and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. iPhone SE uses Haptic Touch for Quick Actions -- such as animating Live Photos, previewing messages, rearranging apps and more -- as well as contextual menus.

iPhone SE also features the familiar Home button designed with sapphire crystal to be durable and to protect the sensor, and a steel ring to detect a user's fingerprint for Touch ID. Using Touch ID is an easy, private and secure alternative to entering a passcode to unlock iPhone, fill in passwords using iCloud Keychain, log in to apps, authorize App Store purchases, and make Apple Pay transactions.




A13 Bionic -- The Fastest Chip in a Smartphone
Introduced with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, A13 Bionic is the fastest chip ever in a smartphone and provides unparalleled performance for every task iPhone SE handles. Perfect for photography, gaming and augmented reality experiences, A13 Bionic makes every action feel fluid.
A13 Bionic was built with a focus on machine learning, with a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine capable of 5 trillion operations per second, two Machine Learning Accelerators on the CPU and a new Machine Learning Controller to balance performance and efficiency.

Dual SIM with eSIM provides the flexibility for users to have two separate phone numbers on a single device while traveling abroad or for use as a business line.4


New Camera Experience Powered by A13 Bionic
iPhone SE features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera, and uses the image signal processor and Neural Engine of A13 Bionic to unlock even more benefits of computational photography, including Portrait mode, all six Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control.




Pricing and Availability
iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $399 (US). Customers can also get iPhone SE for $9.54 a month or $229 with trade-in from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores.6 iPhone SE is available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
iPhone SE is available to pre-order on apple.com and the Apple Store app beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, April 17, and will be available from Apple, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers on Friday, April 24, in the US and more than 40 other countries and regions.

Source : https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/04/iphone-se-a-powerful-new-smartphone-in-a-popular-design/
Keywords : apple iphone se, apple iphone new launch, apple iphone latest 30000 rs
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PM CARES gets Rs 6,500 crore donation in a week

Unlike PMNRF ( Prime Minister National Relief Fund ) is used to provide immediate relief to families affected in natural calamities like earthquakes, floods, victims of major accidents and cyclones.

Whereas PM CARES ( Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund ) is a dedicated national fund to deal with any kind of emergency / distress situation like currently used for Covid-19 outbreak.

In 1948, the PMNRF is Set up by India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru and PMNRF is managed by a committee consisting of the prime minister, president of Indian National Congress, the deputy prime minister, finance minister, a representative of the Tata Trust and another representative of industry to be chosen by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.


As seen in many news paper websites like money control :

T-Series MD Bhushan Kuman donated Rs 11 crore to the PM-CARES Fund
The Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES fund
Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak announced to donate Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES Fund and additional 25 crore by kotak bank
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pledged to donate Rs 51 crore to PM-CARES
JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal has donated Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund
Adani Foundation had contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES
Radhakrishan Damani - the promoter of Avenue Supermarts that owns D-Mart - donated Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund
Aditya Birla Group contributed Rs 400 crore to the PM-Cares Fund as a part of its overall commitment of Rs 500 crore
Tata Group, in collaboration with Tata Trusts, has pledged Rs 1,500 crore for the cause
Reliance Industries announced Rs 500 crore contribution to the PM-CARES Fund


Contributions as in Wikipedia

Several large business groups contributed to the relief fund, including

Tata Sons and Tata Trusts (₹1,500 crore)
Wipro and Azim Premji Foundation (₹1,125 crore)
Reliance Industries (₹500 crore)
ONGC (₹300 crore)
Larsen & Toubro (₹150 crore)
Infosys (₹100 crore)
Adani Group (₹100 crore)
JSW Group (₹100 crore)
Vedanta Limited (₹101 crore)
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (₹100 crore)
ITC Limited (₹100 crore)
Bharti Enterprises (₹100 crore)

Beside those above, some well known Indian firms have also contributed like
Kotak Mahindra Bank and Uday Kotak (₹50 crore) ₹25 each
Asian Paints (₹35 crore)
TVS Motor Company (₹25 crore)
Patanjali Ayurved (₹25 crore)
Jindal Steel and Power (₹25 crore)



As mentioned in Economic Times ( India Times )


The Army, Navy and Air Force, defence PSUs and employees of defence ministry - Rs 500 crore collectively

The officers and staff of the ministry of finance, including public sector banks and other financial institutions under the ministry, have contributed Rs 430.13 crore

The contributions include one day's salary of employees and funds donated as part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations of some of these institutions, said a release by the ministry on Sunday.

The employees of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) topped the list with a contribution of Rs 105 crore
Then followed by Rs 100 crore from State Bank of India employees.

The India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited employees contributed Rs 25 crore
The employees of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs and the Central Board of Direct Taxes together put in Rs 23 crore.

The Employees of the General Insurance Corporation donated Rs 22.81 crore
Bank of Baroda employees gave Rs 20 crore.
Punjab National Bank employees contributed Rs 15 crore
Canara Bank employees contributed Rs 15 crore

The employees of the department of expenditure donated Rs 2 crore
The department of economic affairs put in Rs 15 lakh
The department of revenue put in Rs 90 lakh respectively


Donations to the fund have been made eligible for 100% tax deduction under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Later, the government allowed companies to fulfill their CSR obligations by donating to the fund.



source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PM_CARES_Fund
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/finmin-officials-banks-fis-contribute-rs-430-crore-to-pm-cares-fund/articleshow/74997444.cms?
https://theprint.in/india/pm-cares-gets-rs-6500-crore-donation-in-a-week-3-times-more-than-what-pmnrf-got-in-2-yrs/395172/
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/pm-cares-fund-here-are-the-biggest-contributors-as-india-fights-coronavirus-pandemic-5111061-9.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=pm+cares+fund+total+collection&oq=pm+cares+fund
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PM-CARES Fund - Zoho Corp - a donation of Rs 25 crore by Zoho Corp Sridhar Vembu




Sridhar Vembu is one of the few individuals who doesn't need to answer to banks or VCs about debt or increasing shareholder wealth. The Founder and CEO of privately-held Zoho Corp, a maker of cloud-based business software, recently announced a donation of Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.  And characteristically, he spoke about why this was possible for a non-funded company.  "This donation was possible because of the capital built by our employees and the patronage of our customers," Sridhar said.

Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2020/04/coronavirus-sridhar-vembu-donates-pm-cares-fund?
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Every Minute Actions around the Globe and Why Big Data Keeps Getting Bigger

Also please understand data never sleeps. Find out the whats happened around you until 2020 with in a minute as published by Jeff Desjardins at visualcapitalist/





keyword : every minutes in the world, what happens in a minute

Source : Published 9 months ago on July 16, 2019By Jeff Desjardins at visualcapitalist

Link to their website : https://www.visualcapitalist.com/big-data-keeps-getting-bigger/
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The 20 Internet Giants That Rule the Web as on January 2019/

Find out the top 20 website in top ranks as on january 2019 as published by Nick Routley at visualcapitalist/





Keywords : The 20 Internet Giants 2020, top 20 websites in Internet

Source : Published 1 year ago on January 5, 2019By Nick Routley at visualcapitalist

Link to their website : https://www.visualcapitalist.com/20-internet-giants-rule-web/
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Dark web hosting provider hacked again and 7,600 sites down

One of Web Hosting Talk team was the first to break the news on the forum that Daniel's Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services, had shut down after getting hacked for the second time in 16 months. Apparently, all sites (some 7000+) had been deleted by the hacker. The hack involved the deletion of site databases which, without backups, cannot be recovered.

More Information : https://www.zdnet.com/article/dark-web-hosting-provider-hacked-again-7600-sites-down/
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai taking the lead at Alphabet Inc & Google Inc

Alphabet has announced that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as the respective CEO and president of the company, with Google CEO Sundar Pichai taking the lead at both companies, effective immediately. Page and Brin will still be involved as co-founders, board members and shareholders.

The two outgoing execs explained this as a "natural time" to streamline management now that Alphabet is "well-established" and its various brands (including Google) are operating smoothly as independent companies. In a tweet, Pichai said, "We have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration."


More Detailed Letter from Larry Page & Sergey Brin and also an email from New Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai : https://blog.google/inside-google/alphabet/letter-from-larry-and-sergey/


A letter from Larry and Sergey

Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Founders
Published Dec 3, 2019

Our very first founders' letter in our 2004 S-1 began:

Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one. Throughout Google's evolution as a privately held company, we have managed Google differently. We have also emphasized an atmosphere of creativity and challenge, which has helped us provide unbiased, accurate and free access to information for those who rely on us around the world."


We believe those central tenets are still true today. The company is not conventional and continues to make ambitious bets on new technology, especially with our Alphabet structure. Creativity and challenge remain as ever-present as before, if not more so, and are increasingly applied to a variety of fields such as machine learning, energy efficiency and transportation. Nonetheless, Google's core service--providing unbiased, accurate, and free access to information--remains at the heart of the company.


However, since we wrote our first founders' letter, the company has evolved and matured. Within Google, there are all the popular consumer services that followed Search, such as Maps, Photos, and YouTube; a global ecosystem of devices powered by our Android and Chrome platforms, including our own Made by Google devices; Google Cloud, including GCP and G Suite; and of course a base of fundamental technologies around machine learning, cloud computing, and software engineering. It's an honor that billions of people have chosen to make these products central to their lives--this is a trust and responsibility that Google will always work to live up to.


And structurally, the company evolved into Alphabet in 2015. As we said in the Alphabet founding letter in 2015:


"Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence."


Since we wrote that, hundreds of Phoenix residents are now being driven around in Waymo cars--many without drivers! Wing became the first drone company to make commercial deliveries to consumers in the U.S. And Verily and Calico are doing important work, through a number of great partnerships with other healthcare companies. Some of our "Other Bets" have their own boards with independent members, and outside investors.


Those are just a few examples of technology companies that we have formed within Alphabet, in addition to investment subsidiaries GV and Capital G, which have supported hundreds more.  Together with all of Google's services, this forms a colorful tapestry of bets in technology across a range of industries--all with the goal of helping people and tackling major challenges.


Our second founders' letter began:


"Google was born in 1998. If it were a person, it would have started elementary school late last summer (around August 19), and today it would have just about finished the first grade."


Today, in 2019, if the company was a person, it would be a young adult of 21 and it would be time to leave the roost. While it has been a tremendous privilege to be deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the company for so long, we believe it's time to assume the role of proud parents--offering advice and love, but not daily nagging!


With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it's the natural time to simplify our management structure. We've never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there's a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet. He will be the executive responsible and accountable for leading Google, and managing Alphabet's investment in our portfolio of Other Bets. We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term, and will remain actively involved as Board members, shareholders and co-founders. In addition, we plan to continue talking with Sundar regularly, especially on topics we're passionate about!


Sundar brings humility and a deep passion for technology to our users, partners and our employees every day. He's worked closely with us for 15 years, through the formation of Alphabet, as CEO of Google, and a member of the Alphabet Board of Directors. He shares our confidence in the value of the Alphabet structure, and the ability it provides us to tackle big challenges through technology. There is no one that we have relied on more since Alphabet was founded, and no better person to lead Google and Alphabet into the future.


We are deeply humbled to have seen a small research project develop into a source of knowledge and empowerment for billions--a bet we made as two Stanford students that led to a multitude of other technology bets. We could not have imagined, back in 1998 when we moved our servers from a dorm room to a garage, the journey that would follow.

Sundar sent the following email to Googlers on Tuesday, December 3:
Hi everyone,


When I was visiting Googlers in Tokyo a few weeks ago I talked about how Google has changed over the years. In fact, in my 15+ years with Google, the only constant I've seen is change. This process of continuous evolution -- which the founders often refer to as "uncomfortably exciting" -- is part of who we are. That statement will feel particularly true today as you read the news Larry and Sergey have just posted to our blog.

The key message Larry and Sergey shared is this:


While it has been a tremendous privilege to be deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the company for so long, we believe it's time to assume the role of proud parents--offering advice and love, but not daily nagging!


With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it's the natural time to simplify our management structure. We've never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there's a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet. He will be the executive responsible and accountable for leading Google, and managing Alphabet's investment in our portfolio of Other Bets. We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term, and will remain actively involved as Board members, shareholders and co-founders. In addition, we plan to continue talking with Sundar regularly, especially on topics we're passionate about!


I first met Larry and Sergey back in 2004 and have been benefiting from their guidance and insights ever since. The good news is I'll continue to work with them -- although in different roles for them and me. They'll still be around to advise as board members and co-founders.

I want to be clear that this transition won't affect the Alphabet structure or the work we do day to day. I will continue to be very focused on Google and the deep work we're doing to push the boundaries of computing and build a more helpful Google for everyone. At the same time, I'm excited about Alphabet and its long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology.

The founders have given all of us an incredible chance to have an impact on the world. Thanks to them, we have a timeless mission, enduring values, and a culture of collaboration and exploration that makes it exciting to come to work every day. It's a strong foundation on which we will continue to build. Can't wait to see where we go next and look forward to continuing the journey with all of you.

- Sundar
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Latest news on Fresh Works formerly FreskDesk - As on 07 November 2019

Mid-market clients power Freshworks' growth engine
CEO Mathrubootham believes firm's unlocking large market potential by entering mid-market segment after serving small businesses.


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LAS VEGAS: San Mateo-based customer engagement software company Freshworks is finding revenue from midmarket clients amid steady growth from the small-and-medium businesses, prompting a projection of equal share of business from the twin engines of growth in the current calendar year.

"Considering the first six months of the current year as well as the projection for the whole year, we expect 50% of the business from the larger companies," said CEO Girish Mathrubootham. Companies above  ..

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Airtel - Netflix Offer - Terms & Conditions as on 16 October 2019

Link - airtel netflix connect - https://www.airtel.in/netflix-terms

By redeeming the Airtel's Netflix 3 Month Gift offer, customer would agree to the following terms & conditions -

 
1. Offers under Airtel Thanks are being provided by Bharti Airtel Limited ("Airtel") to only Airtel Mobility subscribers in India.

 
2. Netflix Eligibility: The offer for the is extended to select Airtel postpaid customers based on their bill plan eligibility and is only available for Rs499 or above Infinity postpaid plans. To view this offer, upgrade to Infinity plans (499 or above) and you will be able to see this offer in the Thanks page or Airtel Xstream App

 
3. Offer Details. : Select Airtel Thanks customers can now enjoy a 3 Month gift (worth Rs1500) of Netflix! This offer is available for both existing and new Netflix customers. New Netflix users will get Basic plan & after the gift is used it will be charged monthly in your Airtel bill. Existing Netflix users will get a credit of Rs1500 in the Netflix account, current plan will continue.

 
4. Offer Activation: Go to My Airtel App and click on the Netflix card within the Thanks page. You can also claim this offer from Airtel Xstream App by clicking on the Netflix card.

 
5. After the first 3 months are over For first time Netflix users, monthly charge of Netflix will be billed with postpaid connection. For existing Netflix users, after gift is over your current Netflix plan and payment will continue.

 
6. When a Customer ceases to hold an active account with Airtel - Postpaid on eligible plan, they will no longer be able to access the free gift offer

 
7. The benefits under this Offer are non-transferable. No exchange or redemption for an equivalent cash amount or in any other form shall be allowed.

 
8. Airtel has no liability whatsoever in respect of any claims or disputes and any resulting damages or losses, whether direct or indirect, relating to the subscriber availing, not receiving or subscriber's use of the offer.

 
9. These Terms and Conditions shall constitute an agreement between Airtel and each subscriber. By subscribing to the Offer, subscriber accepts the same as binding upon him/her

 
10. Airtel will be entitled to postpone, suspend, modify or cancel the Gift Voucher Offer or any aspect thereof, across the entire territories of service or any part thereof, at any time before or during the Offer with or without notice, for any reason, including, but not limited to, acts of God, force majeure, technical difficulties, or any other reasons beyond Airtel's reasonable control. If Airtel suspends or cancels the Offer in the interim, all aspects of the Offer shall be null and void. Airtel will not be liable to compensate any customer for any postponement or cancellation or for any reason directly or indirectly arising out of this Offer.

Any dispute or claim (contractual or non-contractual) arising out of or in relation to this agreement, including disputes as to its formation, will be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian laws. Subject to the point above, Airtel and the customer submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Courts at New Delhi alone

 
In addition to the limitations mentioned in this document, in no event will Airtel or our directors, managers, officers, employees, agents or other representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, or any other damages of any kind, arising out of or related to this offer. Total liability, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall not exceed the last fee paid by the customer.
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The Secret: View first 20 minutes



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History of the iPhone as on 15 October 2019 - including iphone 11 pro max



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Watch the iPhone evolve through eleven years of development. Starting with the original iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized the mobile phone industry, and ending with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro in 2019. What's in store for the best selling smartphone in America? No one knows for sure. But it would appear that the iPhone will remain a leader in the smartphone industry for years to come.

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The War on Big Tech - Everything is About to Change - 19 September 2019




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Antitrust, billion dollar fines, privacy violations and numerous federal investigations. Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are feeling the pressure from a wave of government inquiries. Will they be broken up? Or will they survive? In this video we explore the issue.

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Category Science & Technology
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Bharti Airtel-Reliance Jio fight enters next phase - 03 Sept 2019

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel launched a digital entertainment services platform christened Airtel Xstream, three days before Reliance Jio Infocomm's home broadband is set to go live, taking the rivalry between the two telecom operators to the next stage.

The Sunil Mittal-led telco's platform will allow customers to access diverse digital content on a screen of their choice - television, PC or smartphone - with a unified user interface.

The content on Airtel Xstream will include live TV, videos, music, news and sports that can be viewed using an OTT (over the top) smart stick, an internet-enabled set-top box and handheld devices.

Airtel's offering is aimed at combatting Jio's imminent home broadband blitz that analysts said could trigger another disruption, primarily in the urban digital TV and home broadband market.

The telco unveiled two Android-based connected devices on Monday - an Xstream OTT stick and an Xstream 4K hybrid box - priced at Rs 3,999 each, that will make any TV a smart device. The hybrid box comes with a complimentary 1-year subscription worth Rs 999 to all Xstream content in addition to a month's subscription to an HD direct to-home digital TV services pack.

"Airtel Xstream is India's first converged entertainment platform that will cater to needs of a new generation of consumers looking for seamless and converged entertainment across multiple screens at home and on-the-go," Adarsh Nair, chief product officer at Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.

ET reported in its August 22 edition that Airtel would bundle a customised Android-based set-top box to deliver digital entertainment and fast broadband services in September.

Airtel's entertainment service platform "is a strong counter-offer ahead of JioFiber's launch," signalling the telecom market is rapidly moving towards quad-play, bundling a mix of mobile, digital TV, fast broadband and landline services, said Rohan Dhamija, a partner at Analysys Mason.

However, he was sceptical about the "actual impact and utility" of Airtel's hardware because there are already "several hardware options in the market from the likes of Google and Amazon that can transform an ordinary TV into a smart one, coupled with apps in circulation from TataSky and Hotstar that customers can easily download to enjoy a television-like experience on their smartphone screens."

An Airtel user of Netflix or Amazon Prime won't be able to transfer the balance to the stick or the hybrid box. So, experts said this is "effectively over and above the fixed costs."

Mukesh Ambani-led Jio's home broadband plans - which is likely to also provide access to apps such as Jio Cinema, Jio TV, Jio Cinema and music, besides gaming, video calling and virtual reality via its set-top box - will be priced between Rs 700 and Rs 10,000 a month.

Brokerage Jefferies said the "key for JioFiber will be the pricing," once the plans are commercially rolled out.

Analysts said Jio's promise of a free HD or 4K LED smart television along with a 4K set-top box to those opting for its yearly home broadband packs could be the game-changer and induce customer churn at urban-focussed TV distributors such as TataSky, Airtel Digital TV and Siti, especially with national cable TV players Hathway and Den Networks already in the Reliance fold.

"Competition is busy doing what they are doing, but we are obsessed with our customers," Airtel's Nair told ET.

Latest regulatory data pegs the national DTH user base at about 73 million, with Dish TV commanding a 40% market share, followed by Tata Sky (25%), Airtel Digital TV (22%) and Sun Direct (12%). Airtel is said to have been in talks to acquire Dish TV to beef up its DTH play.

Jefferies said average revenue per user (ARPU) for broadband ranges from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000 a month, with 100 GB plans generating Rs 600 to Rs 1,000. Additionally, TV ARPUs are about Rs 200.

Airtel's home services ARPU grew 1.2% sequentially to Rs 825 in the quarter ended June, while its digital TV services ARPU fell almost 33% sequentially to Rs 157 in the first quarter.

Airtel executives said that with the OTT stick, an 'Airtel Thanks' customer gains automatic access to digital content. Others need to buy a Rs 999 subscription to access such content, beyond the first 30-day free offer. Airtel Thanks is a rewards programme for select customers.

In the case of DTH, subscription to content is automatic and existing Airtel digital TV customers can upgrade to Airtel Xstream box by paying a flat Rs 2,249.

Source : https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/airtel-jio-fight-enters-next-phase/70953826
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Indian National anthem in tamil



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Dana White | One Of The Greatest Speeches Ever! in 2018 - #videoadvice #danawhite #motivation




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Tit Bits for java developers in August 2019 - 5 Java tips and tricks every programmer should know

#1. Avoid unnecessary objects
#2. Interface is better than abstract class
#3. Prefer primitive classes
#4. Use strings carefully
#5. Don't confuse between Array and ArrayList

More detailed information - https://content.techgig.com/5-java-tips-and-tricks-every-programmer-should-know/articleshow/70615824.cms
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Spacex 24th July launch CRS-18 live

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, July 24 for launch of its eighteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-18) at 6:24 p.m. EDT, or 22:24 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9's second stage about nine minutes after liftoff and attach to the space station on Friday, July 26. A backup launch opportunity is available on Thursday, July 25 at 6:01 p.m. EDT, or 22:01 UTC.

The Dragon spacecraft that will support the CRS-18 mission previously supported the CRS-6 mission in April 2015 and the CRS-13 mission in December 2017. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to recover Falcon 9's first stage on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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Technology at peak in 2019 - Neuralink introduced by Elon Musk

Elon Musk gave Tesla, then solar power industrial batteries which can handle an entire state, later Elon musk's space x project on which falcons used by NASA and now Elon Musk's Neurallink

Betterment of reading your brain patterns and signaling back and forth with unbelievable rate . I mean the speed. After implanting few hair like tissues in your brain which connects to cortex and from there you get your brain patterns. So it can be backed and forth by a small device near you ears and send back to the super computer. These partners has numerous possibilities ( ~ or infinity ) like reduce brain blocks , dams he's in brain , etc etc . We should call it a medical miracle  , no medical miracle using technologies like AI etc.

So proud on Elon Musk and his amazing team for an amazing job.

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Apple WWDC 2019 - 04 June 2019

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YouTube has over 245 million monthly active users in India? - your story

Did you know that YouTube has over 245 million monthly active users in India? The platform credits a lot of this growth to Jio, and local languages, saying that more than 60 percent of its watch-time in India comes from outside the metros.


Today, there are over 300 YouTube channels from India that have more than one million subscribers. Just five years ago, this number was only 16. 'YouTuber' is fast becoming an enviable tag, with content creators quitting full-time jobs, catering to millions of internet users in India.


BCG predicts that India's online video market to be worth $5 billion by 2023, and YouTube is likely to occupy a giant share of that pie.


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A Young Protester Changing The World




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Fearing for her future, 15 year-old Greta Thunberg did the only thing she could think of: she sat in front of her country's Parliament building with a sign, alone. Seven months later, her voice is millions strong.

This Young Activist Is Changing The World. Warning: Her inspiring speech may motivate you to take action too!

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Jack Ma advices about first job for graduate - 24 January 2019



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#AngelTax and Why it Matters to Startups in India

In recent days there has been a big furore in India around the Angel Tax. But, what is this Angel Tax?

Angel tax is the tax levied on funds raised by Indian start-ups through issue of shares to Indian residents. The Income Tax department has held that when these investments are made at a premium to the fair market value (FMV), the amount raised in excess to the FMV is taxable. The amount is reckoned as "income from other sources" and taxed under Section 56 (2) (viib) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The rate of tax is 30.9 per cent. Which means that a startup could be asked to pay 30.9% of the amount of investment it has raised to grow the business!

The problem of Fair Market Value

In the context of start-ups, since the idea is at a conceptualisation or development stage, it is difficult to objectively determine the fair market value (FMV) of the shares of the start-up.

Start-ups have little/no revenues or profits and their valuation is based on the potential of the idea, the background and competence of the founding team, etc. and is usually a matter of negotiation between the founders and the angel investors.

The start-ups cannot be evaluated only on their assets, since the assets (both tangible and intangible) are built mostly by successfully executing the business idea. Nor is it easy to arrive at a 'fair value', based on discounted cash flows, since the business is subject to various market forces, including market acceptance and competition from current and emerging competitors and newer technologies over time.

The startup valuations are often subjective - a valuation, which seems high to some, may be fair to others. Also, the valuations agreed between the parties may, in hindsight, turn out to be advantageous for one party or the other, but that is inherent in the nature of risk taking by entrepreneurs and early investors. It is impossible to create a homogenous logic for such investments, be it DCF or a valuation by merchant bankers, etc.

It is also not necessary that each start-up meets the initial projections and hence valuations can come down. That, however, does not invalidate the original projections. However, in multiple instances the IT department, with the benefit of hindsight, has invalidated the original valuations, reduced 'fair market value' at the time of assessment and increased the premium amount on which the tax is to be levied.

Given the traditional ways of the IT Department in determining FMV (ignoring intangibles like goodwill, intellectual property, market potential, disruptive ideation etc.), in majority of the cases, the FMV so calculated will be lower than the value at which the capital investment is made. This results into the tax being levied under section 56 (2) (viib).

Why was Angel Tax introduced?

Angel tax was introduced as an anti-abuse provision in the 2012 Budget. It was intended to curb attempts to launder undisclosed income by resident Indians through startup investments. It was felt that given the closed nature of these deals, there was subjectivity regarding valuations and scope for acquiring shares at a premium for very little equity and using the mechanism to convert black money to white.

How is Angel Tax impacting start-ups?

Angel tax is problematic for a few reasons:

The heavy-handed approach of tax authorities in determining FMV by ignoring the dynamics of the start-up ecosystem.
Higher valuations, when raising funds, are beneficial since it means that start-ups have more funds for growth. However, if the inflows to business are reduced by heavy taxation, then business is a victim of its own success in commanding higher valuations.
Higher valuations are good for the startup's employees, since it means giving up less equity. This helps conserve equity for subsequent rounds and also ensures that enough equity is available with the founding team to keep them motivated and also to issue ESOPs to key talent. However, the benefits of higher valuation are negated when share capital or share premium is taxed.
As Section 56 (2) applies only to domestic investors, it discriminates against them as compared to foreign investors, who are not subject to this clause. This adversely impacts the creation of a robust Indian start-up ecosystem, where successful domestic entrepreneurs can fund and support upcoming start-ups. This is how Silicon Valley in the US was built - one wave of successful businesses funding and mentoring the next wave of ideas and companies.
The recent wave of coercive action

In the past few weeks, hundreds of start-ups have received notices from IT authorities asking them to pay taxes on the angel funding raised by them. Some of them have also been slapped with penalties on the tax not paid. In some cases the tax-cum-penalty amount is nearly 50% of the capital raised.

Many start-ups feel that they would rather shut down than face the simultaneous harassment of explaining valuations and also struggling to keep their businesses afloat, knowing that payment of such taxes will definitely kill the business by starving it of funds.

Besides IT Department, MCA has also sent notices to over 2,000 startups that have raised investment in the last five years. It has given a 45 days deadline ending shortly in the January 2019.

Exemption to Sec 56 (2): A Partial Solution

The government in an attempt to grant exemption from the provisions of Sec 56(2) to genuine investors has laid down criteria to recognise start-ups. The qualifying criteria for angel tax exemption are however very tedious and it is beyond the capacity of most start- ups to devote so much time and energy to secure such exemptions.

While applying for exemption from angel tax provisions, the startups must meet the below criteria:

The aggregate amount of paid-up share capital and share premium of the start-up after the proposed issue of shares should not exceed INR 10 Cr.
The revenue of the start-up shall be less than Rs 25 Cr.
The angel investor or proposed investor should have a minimum net worth of Rs 2 Cr and an average annual income of Rs 25 Lakhs or more in the preceding 3 years as per IT Returns.
The startup shall obtained a report from a merchant banker specifying the fair market value of shares in accordance with Rule 11UA of the Income-tax Rules, 1962.
An Inter-Ministerial Board shall then review such cases before deciding to grant exemption.
Even if certain startups fulfil the criteria, it has been difficult for startups to get approval from the Inter Ministerial Board (IMB) due discretionary provisions and delays in cases being listed before the IMB.

What can be potential solutions?

Angel tax provisions should be abolished. The mis-deeds of a handful of black sheep has tarred all investors with the same brush and is leading to a sharp drop in funding options for start-ups. This runs contrary to government's various attempts to promote start-ups, which are an important source of growth and employment creation.

In case the issue of angel tax needs further study, the following solutions may be implemented as an immediate measure:

Issue 1: Fair Market Value (Section 56(2):

Start-ups, which are asset light in the beginning, raise capital on the basis of forward looking projections. These projections are being questioned by the IT Department, which disregards the entire basis of valuation in practice and looks at applying only the net book value method. This will render the valuation of almost all the startups in the country as negative.

Proposed Solution: As a default provision, Assessing Officers (AOs) to accept the valuation principles / calculations submitted by start-ups. Exceptions should be made and queries flagged only if there is concern with regard to the bona fide of the angel investors.

Issue 2: Disallowance of Investment (Section 68):

A lot of startups have been asked to produce evidence of creditworthiness of investors- including audited statements, Bank statements and ITR details. Ideally complying with legal PAN tagged transaction is what startups can do and beyond that onus should be on the IT department and not start-ups. Upon failure to produce these documents, the IT department has the authority to convert this entire investment as taxable income.

Proposed Solution: Asking start-ups to furnish the ITR's of investors will only kill the investor interest. Instead AOs should insist on PAN number and AO's to do a separate investigation for source of fund if required directly.

Issue 3: IMB certification for Angel investment

DIPP's notification of April 2018 expects startups to seek an IMB certification after taking a mercantile banker valuation and investor ITR's before raising angel investment. This long process is slowing down the angel activity.

Proposed Solution: IMB prior to raising fund is impractical; instead the US model of "accredited investors" may be adopted to tackle this.

In Summary:

Angel investors in countries such as US are offered tax benefits when they fund small companies. They are also ways for angel investors to save tax by re-investing gains from one investment into another entrepreneurial venture.

But in India, we are stifling the start-up ecosystem by making it difficult for enterprises to receive funding in the initial years. Investors, who are willing to risk their capital, are also treated with suspicion. The angel investor ecosystem being vibrant is critical to the development of the startup economy. Else we will have a small number of companies that are lucky to get an angel investment who will get a disproportionate share of venture capital investments. But large-scale technological innovations will happen when the startup ecosystem is broad based and for that we need an angel investor ecosystem that is equally broad based.

Ideally, angel tax provisions should be abolished. At the very least, the exemption from the provisions should be automatic and system driven than complex and discretionary. There is no rationale for the IT department asking start-ups to pay tax on the amount they raise 2-3 years back irrespective of whether they made profits or not.

Taxing profit on the capital invested by investors, or the profits of the company is fair but taxing the capital raised is doesn't seem logical. Whether it is share capital or share premium that is raised by the company, it is still capital received. It should not be treated as 'revenue income.

Practically speaking, valuation is a free market agreement and Income Tax should only be levied on realised gain and not notional gain. Only when an investment works out and yields a profit, should the parties making a profit be taxed on the gains.

However, the chilling effect the #AngelTax can have on the investment sentiment is not adequately appreciated. Capital and talent are very mobile - they can easily re-locate to more hospitable and rational destinations like Singapore. That would run contrary to all significant and commendable attempts of the Government of India in promoting Ease of Doing Business, Start-up India and Digital India.


Source : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/angeltax-why-matters-startups-india-kunal-bahl/
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This 7-year old made 157 Crores of money by creating YouTube videos from 2015 till 2018

$22 million - USD to INR = 2,20,00,000 United States Dollar equals = 1,57,02,50,000.00 Indian Rupee

Ryan, a 7-year old YouTuber from Atlanta has become the highest earning YouTube star in 2018. This incredible YouTube content creator has made $22 million by publishing YouTube videos of him playing with toys.

Ryan ToysReview, is the YouTube channel hosted by this young YouTube influencer and has nearly 17 million subscribers and approximately 26 billion views on his videos. According to Forbes magazine., the channel reported highest earnings last year as well. There are also merchandise with Ryan?s face on it at many retailers including popular stores like Target, Kohl?s, and Walmart.

Well believe it or not, Ryan?s YouTube channel is all about Toys reviews. He features in videos of unboxing a toy and playing with it. He plays with everything from dinosaurs and Legos to Disney action figures. It is the sheer brilliance of Ryan?s acting that has helped the YouTube channel become popular.




Ryan and his parents started the channel back in 2015 when he was just 4 years old. There is a new video published on the channel almost every day. According to a report by Verge, Ryan?s mother quit her job as a high-school chemistry teacher to focus on his YouTube channel. The channel started gaining popularity within four months of its launch.

According to Ryan?s mother, her son was watching a lot of toy review channels, which gave her an idea to start a channel of his own on YouTube. Some of his favorite channels include EvanTubeHD, and Hulyan Maya.

Most of the YouTubers make large portion of their revenue from sponsored posts. According to Forbes, which compiled the list, the top 10 YouTube stars of 2018 together amassed earnings (June 2017 ? June 2018 and earnings are pretax) of $180.5 million
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Microsoft Soundscape: A Map Delivered in 3D Sound - Feb 2018

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Microsoft Research Published on Feb 28, 2018

?Soundscape fills in a lot of the mental map as you move, making it effortless and seamless to know what?s around you,? highlights Erin Lauridsen of Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco. Microsoft Soundscape is a research project that explores the use of 3D audio cues to help build richer awareness of your surroundings.

Learn more about Soundscape at https://aka.ms/Soundscape
                         
Read the related story: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

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Google.org announces a grant of $3 million or rs 20 crore for two Indian NGOs during May 2018

Just to start with USD50 million is Rs 339 Crore rupees Indian money .Update on Google.org pledge Rs 339 Crore to help people land jobs and equal access in education. So to improve the technology to students and teachers, google's philanthropic wing - google.org has commited of USD 50 million and out of which USD 11.4 million is already paid for various NGO's in India and which benefited 8 lakh students and teaches in 2017. A report says.



Two Indian NGOs have received a grant of 3 million USD the philanthropic wing of Google - Google.org. Out of Google's global commitment of USD 50 million, it has already given USD 11.4 million to various NGOs in India. Through Google.org, the company hopes to help non-profit organizations scale up their initiatives and provide training to teachers through tech-based learning solutions. In 2017, Google had donated USD 8.4 million to four leading NGOs - Million Sparks Foundation, Learning Equality, Pratham Education Foundation and Pratham Books - StoryWeaver. According to the estimates, around 8 lakh students and teachers benefited this funding as they received access to innovative educational tools and programmes across the country.

Nick Cain, Education Lead at Google.org said: "We strongly believe that technology can play a powerful part in solving the learning gap in India, and we are expanding our investments in India to ensure thatteachers and students are able to benefit it." Cain elaborated that teachers are not properly equipped with the right resources and there is a lack of quality study material as well. A government report indicated that there are around 11 lakh teachers lacking proper training and are teaching in schools while another report the World Bank emphasized on the fact of 1.3lakh single teacher schools existing in India.

Out of the total fund provided, 1 million USD is specifically meant for The Teacher App, whereas 2 million USD is provided to the Central Square Foundation (CSF). The Teacher App offers an innovative approach of training in important subjects as maths, pedagogy, science, language etc. Apart these funds, the YouTube learning team aims at providing the right technical assistance to the Central Square foundation.

This assistance will indeed support several content creators in producing approximately 200 hours of content in major streams such as technology, science, maths and engineering inthe languages. Additionally, in the next two years, these funds will be used to reach out to 5 lakh teachers.


(Source: www.financialexpress.com)

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Here's What The CEO Of Dell Has To Say About India's Techies

Complimenting India on its digital drive, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, said that he gets inspired by what the country is doing to transform its society and economy.

"IndiaStack, for example, is a world-leading concept and as a techie, I get very inspired by what India is doing. It is an amazing government-led effort," Dell said in response to a question by IANS, while addressing the media at the Dell Technologies World 2018, one of IT industry's premier events, here.

IndiaStack is a set of APIs that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilise a unique digital Infrastructure to solve India's problems towards presence-less, paperless and cashless service delivery.

"Governments should understand that the Internet, broadband and fiber are really important in next generation of the society," he said.

Saying that 5G would expedite the digital transformation globally, he said that "governments have to figure out 5G to amplify their productivity or else they will fall behind other countries." "5G is a big enabler of the digital transformation process," Dell said, adding that companies in the future would have to make better use of their data to stay ahead of the competition.

"Success is going forward in a very different way from the past. It starts with company's data that make product and services better, which in turn generates more data. Companies are now using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to use this data in the maximum effective way. 5G is just around the corner that would expedite this process better," he added.

He said that the data is the rocket fuel for AI and this technology should be used in an effective way.

Stressing that technology strategy has now become a business strategy, Dell said that consumers globally are using the latest technology offered by the company to amplify their productivity. "We talk often about technology solving our greatest challenges and we are making progress more quickly than ever before. Customers continue to embrace Dell Technologies as their essential infrastructure company in increasing numbers," Dell said.

At the event that started on Monday and which is set to attract over 14,000 visitors, Dell Technologies also felicitated its eight industry leaders-customers for their excellence across all stages of the digital transformation journey. State Bank of India was one of the "Trailblazer Award" winners, along with Volvo Cars/Zenuity, Travelers and Unidad de Conocimiento. Trailblazers are the customers who are one of the forward-thinking companies making progress in the areas of digital, IT, workforce and security transformation.

"Not only are these leaders realising their digital futures through technology innovation, but they are creating an exceptional experience for their employees, customers and communities," said Karen Quintos, Chief Customer Officer at Dell. Besides implementing a converged private Cloud-based data storage, State Bank of India, the largest public-sector bank in the country, also recently opened a major innovation center to explore the integration of emerging technology, such as nlockchain, AI and ML.

The "Innovator Award" winners included Ford Motor Company, Bank Leumi, AeroFarms and Johnson & Johnson.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Here-s-What-The-CEO-Of-Dell-Has-To-Say-About-India-s-Techies-177987
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Wi-Fi facility on Indian flights approved by Telecom Commission

On 1st May, the decision-making body at the telecom department - Telecom Commission approved the application for in-flight internet access for people travelling in India.

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan quoted "We will now have to create a separate category of licencees called in-flight connectivity provider. These will provide internet as well as voice services within Indian territorial airspace... in both domestic and international flights."

As per Sundararajan, the process of drafting licence terms for in-flight connectivity (IFC) providers will soon be started and applications will be summoned and this can take up to three months. At the beginning, an annual licence fee of Re 1 will be paid by IFC providers.

"It is a fabulous decision. Given the nature of my job, I'm constantly travelling and it is my downtime when I take flights, which now I can use more productively. With data availability, I can catch up on work, read online and stay connected," the MD of Puma India - Abhishek Ganguly quoted.

As long as the user is in Indian airspace, is using an Indian satellite and/or a Department of Space approved satellite for mobile calling and it has an Indian gateway, calling above 3,000m will be allowed. A recommendation to permit foreign satellites and gateways was made by a telecom regulator in January this year.

The cost of these services will be decided as per the current market cost by the telecom department.

According to Neelu Khatri - President of Aerospace at Honeywell India "the pricing would depend on the airline, sometimes it is a part of the ticket and sometimes you areged (rates)... that could start $5-10. Indian airlines will have to see what passengers will be willing to shell out." Honeywell India is a provider of high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi services to global airlines.

However, as per CAPA Centre for Aviation, such services in domestic flights might not yield as much profit.

"Airlines will have to create a business case for the investment needed. Rough estimates suggest fitting the equipment to provide such services in an aircraft could cost around $400,000-600,000... Airlines will have to see whether the investment is recoverable, what is the cost per minute, etc... Initially, the cost to the passenger may be on the higher side," Kapil Kaul - CEO and director - CAPA South Asia mentioned.

Also, the belief of telecom industry is that these services might not yield more returns. "As far as the revenue opportunity is concerned, there won't be high volumes; so we don't see any big bucks coming," quoted Rajan Mathews, director general, Cellular Operators Association of India.

The proposal by Trai to create broadband through public Wi-Fi hotspots was accepted by Telecom Commission on 1st May. Sundararajan mentioned that "we have asked TRAI to work out an operational framework for this."

Suggestions by Trai to establish public data offices (PDO) that are same is public call offices were sent to the telecom department in March 2017. These help in offering public Wi-Fi hotspots and the PDOs will propose small data packs that start at a cost as low as Rs 2.

Though these suggestions have been made, it is still unclear if the government will permit resale of data bought telecom or internet service providers by PDO. Data resale permission is needed to boost public Wi-Fi as per R.S. Sharma - Trai Chairman.

Consumers are also relieved to learn of a three-tier building that is led by a telecom regulator to address their grievances. A regulator will be created after amending the present Trai Act.

Sundararajan, on the availability of disciplinary powers, quoted, "This will have to be worked out by TRAI but it will have to be (an) effective ombudsman."

According to the suggestion by Trai, a telecom regulator needs to be created to address consumer grievances, while having the authority to impose punishment on telecom service providers.

According to the proposal, the company has to address consumer concerns within a set time-frame, when the consumer approaches it. The consumer can go other grievance redressal forums or the regulator if the company does not resolve its issues.

Mathews questioned "the intention is good but a simpler way should be found instead of this three-tier structure. There would also be a cost of setting up redressal offices across the country. And if the mechanism is online, how many people have access to smartphones in India?"

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Wi-Fi-facility-on-Indian-flights-approved-by-Telecom-Commission-178012
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Apple is selling fewer iPhones, but it's making tons of money

Apple's new iPhone X was a disappointment for phone sales.

The iPhone X wasn't a magic elixir to reinvigorate Apple's iPhone sales, but it wasn't the flop some people were saying it would be.

In Apple's second quarter earnings report, the tech giant saw revenue continue to grow but its key product, the iPhone, fell just short of sales expectations.

Analysts were predicting 53 million in sales, but this quarter it was a meager 52.2 million. That's a 32 percent drop from the previous quarter, which saw 77.3 million iPhone sales, though there's always a drop-off from the holiday.

It wasn't all bad news, though. Revenue from iPhones was up about $5 billion year-over-year, going from $33 billion to $38 billion, while the number of iPhones sold only increased from 51 million to 52 million -- meaning Apple is generating significantly more money per iPhone than it was last year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to confirm this in the press release, crediting the iPhone X for leading phone sales: "Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter."

This story is developing...

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Apple-is-selling-fewer-iPhones-but-it-039-s-making-tons-of-money-177922
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I/O 2018 by Google : Here's what Google may announce this year

Google slowly shaped its i/o app on ios with new design. So here is an latest update on google i/o 2018

Google isset for this year's I/O season. The search engine giant is known for announcing the latest happenings for the next year at the Google I/O.

This year, Google has much more in store for developers and end users. The company's developments for the products will be showcased at Shoreline stage. This year is going to beabout Android P, Material Design 2, Android Things and More.

Android P
The most obvious product that will be announced at this year's I/O is Android P, the next version of Google's mobile OS. Justlast few years, Google will offer the second preview of the new OS to the developers. The biggest visual change in Android P will be Gesture Navigation. The new navigation system will abandon the square 'Recents' button entirely. Now users will have to wipe up on the new pill icon to access multitasking menu. The navigation in Android P will be similar to iPhone X.

Material Design 2
Google's new design refresh, Material Design 2 will be introduced at the I/O 2018. The company has embraced white space, Google Sans, bright colors and rounded designs in its next version of design philosophy. Several of the Google apps and services already embrace the new look.

Android TV Dongle
While Google has had Chromecast for a long time, the company might unveil a mysterious Android TV Dongle. A leak by an unnamed Chinese company has already hinted the product. There is no strong information about Android TV dongle yet. However, the FCC docs filed by the Chinese company shows the big old 'G' logo on the product. The product sports Amilogic S905X processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.

Google Assistant
The assistant feature might get advanced capabilities, which could be revealed at this year's I/O. A number of additional AI/ML features and experiments could get added to Google Assistant this year. The company is also working on launching Assistant as a developer platform, which could be a big announcement for the developers.

Android Things
Google rebranded its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in 2016. The company hopes to improve the security of its IoT ecosystem and make it easier for Android developers to build smart devices. Google announced the final developer preview of Android Things in the last month. At I/O 2018, Google is likely to announce Android Things v1.0.

Android Auto
The potential happenings around Android Auto suggest vague evidence that the company may announce the next version of its Automotive platform. The details of Google I/O 2018 app for iOS reveals that Google is likely to make the big announcement related to Android Auto. The automotive platform may get a brand new media experience in the coming version.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/I-O-2018-Here-s-what-Google-may-announce-this-year-178057
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H4 issue: Indian H-1B holders, spouses pursue US govt for H4, Green Card issues

Indian H-1B holders and their spouses are waiting for the resolution of US administration's final decision regarding the revised rules. The Trump administration is making it difficult for visa holders and their families by ing the decision.

The community of Indian visa holders is readily pursuing the Trump government to save their jobs and houses. Yogesh Thakur, an H4 visa holder said, "If the administration wants to take one step, we are ready to take two." Thakur entered the US on his spouse's H-1B. He is one of the few men in the US to work on H4 dependent visa.

US administration's decision regarding H4 is increasing a global attention recently. The backlog of approved green card continues to grow in the country. Indian families are most affected byother H4 visa holders. The data suggests that 90% of the H4 visa holders are Indians, a majority of them being women.

Just a few days ago, GC Reforms conducted a rally on the steps of State House in Trenton to support H4 workers. Producing more activists the Indian immigrant workers community is another problem. The community needs to lobby hard. The backlog of H-1B visas has faced its own battle.

Some of the affected visa holders believe that the system has been exploited by major corporations to hire highly skilled workers India for lower salaries. Which is forcing the US government to take stricter action. As far as green card waiting queue is concerned, applications have been waiting for one to six years for the green card approval. With this rate, 15 lakh Indians will be waiting in the queue for the next 70 years.

Green card backlog has been created due to the cap on the number of green cards that are issued each year. The situation of H4 holders and green card applications is similar to DACA children. If the US government does not reconsider its intended decision, thousands of Indian families will be forced to go back to their home.

Thakur said, "Our status is not changed. To come to a small town in Ohio a cityBombay was a drastic change. And, on top of that, I couldn't work. We had our fights, I would tell her, 'Why did you bring me here, you ruined my life.' But then I got over it. We moved to Chicago and I started liking it. I was able to spend time with my daughter."

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/H4-issue-Indian-H-1B-holders-spouses-pursue-US-govt-for-H4-Green-Card-issues-178035
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Indian Kids taught Coding by Apple to Triumph at the App Store


As a gift for his seventh birthday, Ashwat Prasanna was gifted a MacBook by his parents. After three years and an Apple boot camp, his app Quickvert, a free measurement-converter app, has been downloaded more than 1000 times on the App store.

A kid who frequently misses cartoons to code, Ashwat is among many who have excelled through the company's App Accelerator over the past year in Bengaluru, the technical hub of India. The engineers and designers taught him to write sleeker code for an app that helps in measurement conversion, like Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit and vice versa. The 10 year old Ashwat said that "the uncles here taught me to build a better user interface." Choosing Ashwat's app as one of the accelerator projects platform, Apple Inc. is teaching India's junior developers to charm their way to the App Store.

This accelerator initiative was announced by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on his India visit in 2016. It focuses on fast-tracking app development by inviting selected developers every week and teaching them, where experts teach them the latest technology in sessions that range from one day to two weeks. Other companies that have sent developers through this program include Flipkart Online Services Pvt. and food delivery platform Zomato Media Pvt.

Apple's profit will increase with the successfulness of the app and younger talent will showcase its mobile operating system and tempt developers to join Apple other than joining locals who prefer programming for Facebook Inc. or Google's Android. Anshul Gupta, an analyst at researcher Gartner Inc., said that "Apple's strategy is to lock developers into the iOS ecosystem," while Apple declined to comment for this story.

Many high schoolers and community college students in the US are hired by the company to work with its efficient app-coding language, Swift. However, the world's quickest growing smartphone market that is second biggest behind China, Android dominates in India. Only 3.2 million iPhones were bought last year by Indians when compared to the total 125 million smartphones that were purchased. Almost all the remaining were run by Google's operating system. Google initiated the rounding up of thousands of young developers almost 2 years ago with a free government based training program that was offered through a setup in public and private universities, whereas, Apple is just now starting up.

According to Ravi Teja Bommireddipalli, CEO of Robosoft Technologies Pvt. The world largest population of individuals who are 25 years old or younger including unparalleled number of advanced developers are available in India. Robosoft's developers make more money from the App Store, even though they build apps for McDonald's Corp., Apple and Google. The new generation coders push their creative limits, while the old school Indian programmers were known for writing code-to-order at outsourcing companies.

The Apple's accelerator is inserted in a tower in North Bengaluru suburbs and has modular rooms with flexible walls, which can be moved to accommodate a few or a few hundred people.

Apple's engineers had a lot of advice for the 16 year old Harshita Arora, who arrived from a small town outside Delhi, in the two days she spent with them. She quoted "They told me how to write code that consumes less device memory, runs faster and more efficiently." She added "IOS apps are known to earn four times more than Android apps," as she is practical about the economics of apps after her Crypto Price Tracker has been downloaded more than 10000 times since its introduction at the end of January.

Apart from the accelerator, Apple is striving to get cheaper devices in the Indian market for the cost-conscious customers. The company has already begun accumulating its SE plans in Bengaluru and striving to get additional government incentives to set up complete manufacturing operations in the city. This will also help the company to open retail stores in the country, which it has not been able to do till now, by meeting the local sourcing rules.

In the interim, app developers will be provided with marketing and business-model courses this summer. After a few weeks of her training period, a California undertaking company bought Harshita's app, which tracks and displays live prices of more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies across 32 countries' exchanges, for a price that is not revealed. Now she's learning artificial intelligence technologies to build a health-focused product.

The soon-to-be fourth-grader Ashwat, who learned coding through YouTube videos, is toying with a social network app like Facebook where "only users below 16 will be allowed to create an account." Inconspicuously defending this boldness, Apple however cannot present Ashwat or his app at its annual developer conference in San Jose in June. Being 10 years old, he is still three years too young to be invited there on a student scholarship.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Indian-Kids-taught-Coding-by-Apple-to-Triumph-at-the-App-Store-176461
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Alphabet's Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign 2018 april redesigned Gmail after several years for both gsuite and gmail users - rolling out soon



Alphabet's Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.
With Gmail, Google said it restructured email storage databases, unified three dueling systems for syncing messages across devices and upgraded computers underpinning the service.

It is Google's most extensive update to software in its G Suite workplace bundle since accelerating efforts to steal business from Microsoft's dominant Office workplace software suite. Previously, G Suite added instant-messaging and spreadsheet features.

With Gmail, Google said it restructured email storage databases, unified three dueling systems for syncing messages across devices and upgraded computers underpinning the service. That shift to Google's self-developed Tensor processing chips enables smart-assistant features such as "suggested replies" to messages and "nudges" to respond to forgotten emails.

"This is an entire rewrite of our flagship, most-used product," said Jacob Bank, product manager lead for Gmail, which 1.4 billion people use each month.
Unreliable offline access to email has long discouraged would-be customers, while recent high-profile corporate data breaches have increased their desire to lock down email. Analysts estimate G Suite generated about $2 billion in revenue last year, 10 times behind Office.





Google declined to specify costs associated with the redesign. But parent Alphabet reported Monday that first-quarter capital expenditures nearly tripled year-over-year to $7.3 billion.

Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat told analysts that half of the spending resulted from hardware purchases to support expanding use of machine learning, which describes automated programs that can, among other things, identify spam and predict which emails users would find most important.






Security and smarts

Google's Bank said the overhaul was required primarily to provide offline access to up to 90 days of emails for users who turn on the feature.

The changes also fulfill another top demand of business executives - message expiration. Users who enable a "confidential" option when sending an email can time-limit its access to recipients and also require they enter a one-time passcode sent to their phones to read it.

The new setting does not override corporate email retention policies or present new obstacles to law enforcement.

"Nudges" and a higher bar for new-mail notifications round out Google's revised sales pitch. The company estimated that nudges will lead 8 percent of business users each week to remember to follow-up on something important.

Cosmetic changes bring Gmail's website in line with Office by placing Google's calendar, tasks and note-taking services within the same page as emails. Bank said testers have advanced from "neutral to positive to very positive" on the new look.






Gmail security updates - confidential mode
Response reminders - artificial intelligence like
Unsubscribe option - form spammers
Google to-do list - Google's new Tasks web app, to automatically create to-dos





If you are an gsuite / gapps Business user using G Suite Early Adopter Program can start trying out the new features on Wednesday, by turning them via there admin console - admin.google.com.

Source - Internet + https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Google-overhauls-Gmail-to-lure-businesses-away-from-Microsoft-176472
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H-1B issue: 60,000 spouses of Indian H-1B holders to lose jobs

The H-1B spouses will soon lose their jobs as the Trump administration is set to denounce their visa status. The USCIS has hinted its decision to end the provision for the H4 work visa.

The US government has issued employment authorization to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders. A recent study by Migration Policy Institute in the US suggests that 90% of the H4 holders are Indians. The Obama-era rule has helped the legal immigrant workers to create two income streams to support the family.

Francis Cissna, the Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has written a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley. His letter said, "Our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such eligibility."

There is no concrete date when the work authorization will be banned for H-1B holder's spouses. However, the USCIS director's letter reveals the estimated date. A formal letter of communication will be made later this summer. The information by lawmakers suggests that the work authorization will be removed post-June this year.

Trump administration had delayed the decision on the termination of work authorization in March. This was a great relief for Indian workers and their families. The Department of Homeland Security had declared in the court submission in March that the decision to terminate work authorization of H4 visa holders will not be taken until June.

The Obama-led government had started issuing work permits to the spouses of H-1B holders in 2015. The government had made a proviso of H-4 visas to allow the dependents of H-1B to come and work in the US. Before 2015, there was no such provision for the spouses of H-1B holders.

The Migration Policy Institute's report suggests that over 71,287 H-4 visas have been granted so far. The institute's report said, "As of June 2017, USCIS had granted 71,287 initial (versus renewal) employment authorization documents to H-4 spouses. Of those H-4 spouses with work authorization as of early 2017, 94 percent were women, and the vast majority, 93 percent, were from India; four percent were from China."

A number of organizations and IT firms are lobbying against the Trump's decision. Silicon Valley-based firms are requesting the Trump government to retain Obama-era rule and allow the H-1B holders' spouses to work legally in the US.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/H-1B-issue-60-000-spouses-of-Indian-H-1B-holders-to-lose-jobs-176517
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A number of Gmail users got spam messages -- from themselves

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable.

Users posted to Gmail's Help Forum, reported that the messages appeared to have been sent from their own accounts, despite the fact that they were secured with two-factor authentication and updated passwords. The spammers used forged email headers to make them appear as though they came from users via a Canadian telecommunications company called Telus, in order to get the messages past spam filters. Because the messages appeared to be coming from the same user, Gmail filed the message into affected users' sent folder.

A Google spokesperson told Mashable that it was a "spam campaign impacting a small subset of Gmail users" and that the company had already "actively taken measures to protect against it." Telus also told Mashable that the messages aren't coming from its servers, and that it's working with vendors to solve the problem.

h/t Christopher!

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/A-number-of-Gmail-users-got-spam-messages-from-themselves-175712
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#BoycottAmazon, what led Twitter outrage on the e-com company

Internet companies face backlash on social media platforms all the time. Amazon India is currently facing a big backlash on Twitter for company's association with Swara Bhaskar.

Angry Twitter users are posting tweets with "#BoycottAmazon". The actor Swara Bhaskar had posted a tweet in support of Kathua and Unnao rape victims. Apparently, the Twitter audience was offended by the message that Bhaskar has used in the tweet. Her tweet reads, "I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered. In 'Devi'-sthaan temple. #Kathua."

Right after posting this tweet, the actress posted a promotional tweet for Amazon India. The #BoycottAmazon has been transformed into a social movement. Twitter users are taking out their anger by uninstalling the e-com application and even giving a one-star rating.

A large number of Twitter users are trolling Amazon India for associating with the actress. The e-commerce giant later deleted the promotional tweet published by the actress. It is not clear if the tweet was deleted because of the public outrage.

This is not the first time that an internet company has faced the wrath of offended Indian users.

Snapdeal and Amir Khan
Another e-commerce company faced similar challenge back in 2015. When company's brand ambassador, Amir Khan shared his views on the issue of intolerance in the country, it led to public outrage. Many users took to social media platforms to declare their views. Some users even claimed to have uninstalled the application. The whole incident resulted in Snapdeal firing Amir Khan as a brand ambassador.

Flipkart and Airtel Zero
Airtel received massive criticism for its controversial Airtel Zero program. The company's program violated net neutrality norms. Flipkart was one of the first partners of the same program. The outrage led to many users giving the one-star rating and posting negative reviews for Flipkart. The telecom company had to scrap its Zero program.

Sushma Swaraj vs Amazon
The external affairs minister of India, Sushma Swaraj was offended after it found Amazon selling doormats that resemble the national flag of India. The company's selling partner was selling said doormat on Amazon's Canada store. Sushma Swaraj posted a tweet threatening the company to rescind Amazon's visa.


Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/BoycottAmazon-what-led-Twitter-outrage-on-the-e-com-company-175781
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15 year old Indian programmer creates world's first Social Search Engine

While most of the teenagers use computers for surfing the web for school works, accessing social networking sites, and leveraging social media platforms for entertainment, this was not the case with  Abhik Saha who kept a personal computer at the age of 11 years old.

Thought to be an average student at the Don Bosco English Medium School, Abhik was able to create apps and develop his own search engine gradually with his first computer. This took place in a small town called Chalsa, in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal state in India.

Saha's interest in programming was triggered when he initiated his class on the principles of web design at the age of 11. Armed with his computer, the geek kid focussed on that subject even outside of the class. But surprisingly Abhik was not able to pass his computer science test that year being the only failed student.

He then took this an opportunity to improve and focus hard on the subject. I did excellently well in the next computer science exams, this was a major boost,  said Saha in an interview with Your Story.

My teacher appreciated the effort I put into designing web pages but insisted I work on learning programming as well, he said. To me, C++ and other programming languages were plain boring. But what followed is still a surprise to me,'' added Saha.

Abhik after meeting a software developer tried Visual Studio, a programming integrated development environment for creating software.

Abhik began studying programming seriously and improved my coding skills, and solved logical problems. I then knew this was the direction I wanted to take in my life,ā€¯ he said.

The idea of launching a search engine came to my mind after I successfully created Lino. I began working on the assignment but was in need of funds. Around mid-February 2017, I met an angel investor via Facebook who invested Rs 21 lakh and helped me turn this project into an actual business,'' says Abhik.

He also adds,'' My objective was to build an index and database of websites one by one. I wanted to make a search engine that extracts results from other search engines and algorithmically sorts the best, deletes the spam and malicious sites. Our main feature is, we do not track you or your IP, and you are completely anonymous while using our servers.

After completion of his board exam, Abhik landed in Mumbai and unveiled his search engine in August 2017.


Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/15-year-old-Indian-programmer-creates-world-s-first-Social-Search-Engine-150860
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Four students from this Indian Institute of Foreign Trade bags Rs 95 lakh salary package annual and Seven Students bags each 50 lakh salary package this January 2018 ( IIFT , New Delhi - Indian Institue of Management )

The new years has brought positive change for job-seeking college graduates. The students of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade have reportedly bagged the annual package of Rs 95 lakh per annum.

According to the reports, 4 students from IIFT have received the job offer that will pay them a whopping salary of Rs 95 lakh. Apart from these 4, there are 7 more students who have received the job salary package of more than Rs 50 lakh per annum. This is the first time students from a business school other than IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) have bagged highest paying job offers.

From the batch of 2016-18 at IIFT, students have bagged top positions in international companies. The pre-placement season turned out to be amazing for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The B-School that comes under the commerce ministry has become fastest growing institute with this year's outgoing batch.

In an official statement, IIFT said, "The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has completed the Final Placements Process of its largest ever batch of 2016-18 in record time with offers from domain leaders of the industry, making it the fastest premier B-School to place its outgoing batch."

Apart from these top students, 31 other students from the same batch have been placed in companies based out of South America, Africa, South-East Asia and Thailand. The institute completed the first placement season with 35 companies and 94 recruiters associated with IIFT.

The statement further added, "Of the total batch strength of 288, IIFT saw an increase of 29.10% in the number of Pre-Placement Offers." The companies had made 74 pre-placement offers to the last year's outgoing batch. The associated companies have recruited 93 outgoing students from the batch of 288 this year. The average salary package offered is recorded at Rs 19.23 lakh while the average standing continues to be Rs 18.27 lakh per annum.

Companies like Deloitte USI EXL, Yes Bank, BMW, Tech Mahindra, PepsiCo and CP Group visited the IIFT campus for the first time. The list of regular companies includes top names like Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Infosys Management Consulting, Wipro IT Consulting, Shell, Dabur, Brain Capability Centre, Cognizant Business Consulting, Tata Consulting Group, L&T, GE and more.

- Rajat Kabade


source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Four-students-from-this-Indian-Institute-bags-Rs-95-lakh-salary-package-151143
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Resume tips: skills you should always mention on your CV as on 2018 April

The main goal of writing a resume is to catch hiring manager’s attention. An impressive resume is your only chance to get the interview call. If the job listing is for software developer’s position, writing “Microsoft Office” in your skills is going to put off the hiring manager. The ideal resume is the one where you are not really bragging about your skills while writing an eye-catchy skills section.

The most common mistake by job seekers is an obsession with programming languages. Even candidates applying for semi-technical and non-technical roles proudly mention all the programming languages they know or have tried their hands-on. The hope to the accretion of these skills makes the candidates look like digital natives. While it’s clear that technical skills are important in many sectors, obsessive use of these skills in your resume can put off the hiring managers.

Tech candidates often tend to lack the core skills that employers look for. If the software development positions involve even a bit of Java programming, the recruiters expect you to have a thorough knowledge of Java. What differentiates good employees from great ones is their ability to work in a team.

Most hiring managers judge the candidate based on the qualities of soft skills, collaborative approach, ability to learn and adapt quickly. If you possess any of these qualities, you must mention it in your resume. You may have an excellent knowledge in non-technical areas like history, literature, poetry or philosophy. It’s a common misconception that tech company doesn’t care about these skills. A lot of companies and hiring managers do.

The soft skills do not necessarily mean the communication skills. It also includes the knowledge of literature, poetry, history, arts and other relevant fields. Every job seeker should have some or other human-based skills to bag a job. The collective work experience often leads to developing skills beyond the technical requirements of the company.

You can easily figure out your skills by following these four steps:


  • Identify the biggest project you have ever worked on in your previous job or the college.
  • Mention the biggest challenges that you could overcome in that project.
  • If you were stuck with some obstacles in those projects, what were the skills that you should have had to overcome those challenges? Some of them may be interpersonal and some may be technical.
  • Find the simplest way to describe those skills as abilities. Make sure that the skills are relevant to the requirements listed for the specific job.

- Rajat Kabade



Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Resume-tips-skills-you-should-always-mention-on-your-CV-151136
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Apple's message for its device users on biggest security flaws - 2 months ago in 2018

Technology giant Apple will unveil a patch for  Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads, and Macs within a few days, the company said on Thursday, after big chipmakers revealed flaws which leave almost all modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

On Wednesday, Alphabet,  Google's parent company, and other security researchers revealed two major chip flaws, one by the name  Meltdown impacting only Intel Corp chips and another by the name Spectre impacting almost all of the computer chips manufactured in the last decade.

Apple in a statement on its website has said that all Mac and iOS devices are impacted by both Meltdown and Spectre. But the most recent operating system updates for Mac computers, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPads shields users against the Meltdown attack and do not slow down the devices, it added, and Meltdown does not affect the Apple Watch.

Macs and iOS devices are can be impacted by Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers. Apple said it would roll out a patch to its Safari web browser for those devices "in the coming days."

After the researchers disclosed the chip errors on Wednesday, Google and Microsoft Corp issued statements informing about the products which were affected. Google informed that its  Android phone users which make up more than 80 percent of the global market - were protected if they have installed the newest updates.

Ben Johnson, co-founder and chief strategist for cybersecurity firm Carbon Black, said the holdup in updating customers about whether Apple's devices are at risk could impact Apple's drive to get more business customers to implement its hardware.

"Something this severe gets the attention of all the employees and executives at a company, and when they go asking the IT and security people about it and security doesn't have an answer for iPhones and iPads, it just doesn't give a whole lot of confidence," said Johnson.


Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Apple-s-message-for-its-device-users-on-biggest-security-flaws-151129
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FinTech startup EarlySalary raises Rs 100 Cr, targets total loans of Rs 1,000 Cr by year-end

On Thursday, fintech startup EarlySalary announced it has closed a Series B funding of Rs 100 crore led by Eight Roads Ventures India. Existing investors IDG Ventures India, Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL), and seed investor Ashok Agarwal also participated in the round.

Speaking to YourStory, co-founder and CEO of EarlySalary Akshay Mehrotra said the funds from this round will be used for further automating the platform, and to build a bigger loan book.

"At present, 70 percent of our entire platform is automated. With this funding, we will be building the ability to make sure that close to 90-95 percent of the platform is automated. And, we want to do this without increasing our manpower significantly."

At present, EarlySalary has close to 70 members in its team.  It plans to take this number to 80 over time. The company also plans to use the funds to build its loan book, and will look to 100,000 loans on a monthly basis by December.

EarlySalary Team: (L to R): Akshay Mehrotra (CEO), Ashish Goyal (CFO), Vivek Jain (CTO), Vimal Saboo (CBO)
According to Akshay, the company, at present, disburses close to 85,000 loans amounting to Rs 120 crore, and plans to take this number to Rs 1000 crore by the end of this calendar year.

The average ticket size of loans on the platform is Rs 15,600, and just last month, the company received close to 150,000 queries for short-term loan.

Founded by Akshay Mehrotra and Ashish Goyal, EarlySalary is a mobile app that allows salaried individuals to avail instant short-term loans for an average tenure of 30 days, or until the next salary cycle.

In May last year, the company raised its Series A round of funding of $4 million from IDG Ventures India (IDGVI) and Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL).  The company had then stated that almost 75 percent of the funds would be utilised to build its loan book, while the rest would be used to expand the team.

The platform is also actively tying up with companies to activate newer channels of sales. In the last seven months, EarlySalary received more than 1 million new app downloads, and is already working with more than 100 large employers and partners to provide instant salary advances and short terms loans to working professionals through the EarlySalary mobile app.

The founders say the company lends from its own capital, and takes care of the entire process from lending, to risk assessment and collections. Akshay adds:

"We own the money and we drive the entire product from risk assessment to collections. Hence it is a tougher model and we have to be extremely prudent in our model."

Speaking on the investment, Dhyanesh Shah, Principal at Eight Roads Ventures, will join the board of EarlySalary. He said, "The financial services market in India is ripe for disruption, and we have been actively looking for differentiated opportunities. EarlySalary has stood out for its unique consumer proposition and exceptional management team. The company has cleverly leveraged data and technology to provide instant affordable loans to an otherwise excluded customer segment. We look forward to working closely with Akshay, Ashish and the management team at EarlySalary."

Harshil Mehta, Joint MD and CEO, DHFL commented:

"EarlySalary has been growing at the desired pace and has scaled up the business well. As digital solutions make our lives much more convenient, innovations in customer service will be at the core of business growth. As a fintech enterprise, EarlySalary continues to bring innovative solutions in the lending space by addressing a very relevant consumer need. This is backed by data analytics, consumer insights and strong technology backbone. We continue to look forward to supporting the talented team as they work towards expanding the business."

Looking at this calendar year, Akshay says the company plans to be wherever there is a strong customer use case to take on a short loan.

Last year, the company also experimented with product finance, allowing users to buy electronics on e-commerce marketplace Amazon. Over the next four to five years, the company aims to achieve 20 such partnerships. Akshay adds,

"We are very focused in the short term loan model and want to own the category for salary advance. We want to be solving real customer problems and want to be available at every used case. To give an example, if there is a medical emergency and you need a loan, we will be there; relocation expenses, we are working with some corporates we are working on."

There are several startups working in the short term loan category. Working on specific used cases, there is ZestMoney and Simpl which are focusing on product financing, and AffordPlan which looks at healthcare financing.


Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/FinTech-startup-EarlySalary-raises-Rs-100-Cr-targets-total-loans-of-Rs-1-000-Cr-by-year-end-151095
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India is 2018's top consumer of online content in APAC region: Akamai study in 2018

NEW DELHI: India is the top consumer of online content followed by Thailand and Philippines, according to a study on OTT consumption trends by Akamai Technologies. The study which polled participants across Australia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Philippines and Thailand showed that in India, viewers watched 12.3 hours of online content in a week.

On the other hand in Japan, viewers watched the least content online per week at 6.2 hours. The study noted that the Indian (44%) and Thai (45%) audiences showed similar behaviors of watching online content via smartphone.

In Japan, 50% of the viewers preferred accessing OTT services via non-mobile devices. Also, to 70% of Indian viewers, video and audio quality is of utmost importance followed by fast start-up time which accounted to 56%.

The survey highlighted an increased demand for local OTT players across markets: Hotstar in India, Hooq in Indonesia and Niconico in Japan, amongst others. The country-wise highlights of the study suggested that users in Australia watch online content across three sites on average.

In Indonesia, 73% of users are unlikely to pay for subscription-based content and in Japan 70% of the content that users watch is local. As per the study, 58% of users in the Philippines watch content provided by local players like iWantTV and 45% of users in Thailand access online content via a smartphone.

"It's critical for OTT service providers across the region to understand user preferences as viewers increasingly shift to a culture of consuming content on any device, any time, and anywhere. What now becomes the differentiator are those micro-moments when they access their preferred content that could either be instances of delight for the user from good overall quality of experience or frustration, which can potentially lead to churn," said Vincent Low, Chief Media Strategist & Head of Media Product Marketing APJ at Akamai Technologies.

The study commissioned through research firm Kadence International represents patterns of close to 850 million internet users.


Source : https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india-is-top-consumer-of-online-content-in-apac-region-akamai-study/62035799
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Highly critical Drupal CMS bug has left over 1 million sites open to attack



The team behind the popular open-source CMS Drupal is urging admins to update their sites to ward off a nasty bug that could leave their sites "highly compromised" to attackers, according to the organization.

The effected versions (Drupal  6, 7 and 8) of the CMS power over one million websites on the internet.

Drupal has marked the security risk as "highly critical" and warns that any visitor to the site could theoretically hack it through remote code execution due to a missing input validation.

"This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised," the group noted in a blog post.

Drupal sent out an alert last week, telling users that they'd be dropping a "highly critical release" this weekend and they should update immediately. The announcement was unusual for Drupal and left developers on high alert for the targeted time frame of the release on Friday. Sites running vulnerable versions of Drupal, should update to Drupal 7.58 or Drupal 8.5.1 as soon as possible to avoid exploits. Drupal notes that they have yet to see any reports of exploits in the wild yet.

The bug's official identifier is CVE-2018-7600 though users on social media have taken to calling it drupalgeddon2, referencing another major release from the org in 2014.

Source : https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/01/highly-critical-cms-bug-has-left-over-1-million-sites-open-to-attack/
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HDFC Bank blocks Cryptocurrency trading on its debit and credit cards

It looks like that finally banks are acting on multiple warnings issues time and again by RBI and Finance Ministry.

HDFC Bank blocked all its cards from being used to purchase cryptocurrencies following the regulatory warnings.

"We have decided to not permit use of HDFC Bank credit, debit and prepaid cards towards purchase or trading of bitcoins, cryptocurrencies and virtual currencies, on merchants suspected to be dealing in crypto-currency or online foreign exchange trading or both," the bank said.

In a memo to its customers, the bank said there are "increasing global apprehensions" regarding such investments and trading & RBI has also cautioned regarding the potential economic, operational, legal and security related risks associated in dealing with such currencies.

In the budget speech earlier this year, Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley had cleared the positioning that his government took and had said crypticurrency investments and trading were illegal and had promised to take action at the earliest.



Source : http://indiadigitalreview.com/hdfc-bank-blocks-cryptocurrency-trading-debit-credit-cards/
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Google gets strict, bans all the cryptocurrency related advertising

Google will no longer allow ads on its platform about Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), any sort of Cryptocurrency and other trading activities across any of its advertising platforms.

Earlier this year, Facebook had done the same and had banned all the cryptocurrency ads across all Facebook properties

The ban will go into effect in June 2018

Google has earlier reported that it took down almost 3.2 billion ads in 2017 that violated its policies, it had removed 1.7 billion ads in year 2016


Source : http://indiadigitalreview.com/google-gets-strict-bans-cryptocurrency-related-advertising/
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These Indian stocks turns Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 lakh in 3 years

When it gives, the Indian stock market does so with both hands.

Data shows over 150 companies in the Nifty500 index more than doubled investor wealth in last three years January 2015. Among them, three - Minda Industries, Indiabulls Ventures and Rain Industries - swelled investor wealth up to 1,000 per cent, which means an investment of just Rs 10,000 made on January 2, 2015 would have become over Rs 1 lakh on January 3, 2018.

Auto component maker Minda Industries topped the chart with a gain of 1,010 per cent, as the stock jumped to Rs 1,257 as of January 3, 2018 from Rs 113 on January 2, 2015. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 24 per cent to 10,443 from 8,395 during the same period.

Minda has plans to participate in the electric vehicles space. "We will play a very active role in the electric vehicle and electric vehicle components segments when the time comes. Already, we have separate teams working on various components within the organisation. They are in touch with various OEMs for collaboration. As and when the time comes for production and joint development, we will be fully geared to grab those opportunities," Sudhir Jain, Group CFO, Minda Industries, told ETNow in an earlier chat.

Brokerage IIFL says Minda Industries, through its new products, is expected to see significant increase in content per vehicle supplied.

"We see a strong 20 per cent revenue CAGR during FY17-20E. During the same period, OPM can expand by 20 basis points, translating into a PAT CAGR of 36 per cent. In spite of capex and investments to acquire group holdings, the debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of the company is likely to be comfortable. RoE and RoCE would be more than 25 per cent in the near term," the brokerage said.

Next in line was Indiabulls Ventures. Investors received 973 per cent returns on the stock since January 2015, as it soared to Rs 259.65 from Rs 24.20. The company acts as a sharebroker of the National Stock Exchange and BSE, besides offering depository and related services.

With a 922 per cent rally, Rain Industries - a favourite of value investors Mohnish Pabrai and Dolly Khanna - managed to bag third place on the list. The scrip surged to Rs 438 as of January 3, 2018 from Rs 42 on January 2, 2015.

Khanna held 2.04 per cent stake in the company as of September 30, 2017, while Pabrai's The Pabrai Investment Fund II and Pabrai Investment Fund 3 held 3.79 per cent and 4.83 per cent, respectively.

On the other hand, Videocon Industries, Religare Enterprises, IOB, Oriental Bank, UCO Bank, Adani Enterprises and Just Dial proved major wealth destroyers, retreating over 50 per cent in the same period.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/These-Indian-stocks-turns-Rs-10-000-to-Rs-1-lakh-in-3-years-151133
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My first post on BitCoin after years of following the btc story - Top banks suspend accounts of major Bitcoin exchanges in India



I see this move as a promotion strategy by RBI or SEBI or Indian Government etc. They did the same to Uber year ago that they are blocking uber and now uber is been the transport hub of India reaching every corner . Our Indian Government blocked uber since there payment system transfers the money out of India. After a weeks or months, uber introduced Paytm or some payment gateway and Our beautiful Indian Government said go a head Uber India. Now uber give too tooooo much of promotion of 10 rs , 20 rs , 30 rs per trip only for the first timers and then for regularly users weekly once. But they could use those promotions cost x 50 times , may be for tax evading or tax savings from our Indian  Government.

Similarly this bitcoin exchanges in India is ruffly about 4 who dominate from the beginning and rest all is just growing up. Recently we received an enquiry for bitcoin exchange in Anna Nagar who looked to be a small vendor but he want to be a bitcoin Exchange in India like Unicorn. When we quoted him 25 lakh please for the development cost orally just to ignore them, no further response from the vendor.

So i see this axis bank, icici bank, yes bank, sbi bank and hdfc banks have blocked 10 major bitcoin player - Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure and BtcxIndia with over 40,000 crore blocked yesterday.


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Top lenders including State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank have suspended some accounts of major Bitcoin exchanges in India, suspecting dubious transactions, three people aware of the development said.

The banks have also sought additional collateral from the promoters of these exchanges on their borrowings and have capped cash withdrawals from the few accounts that are still operational.  (Source:ET)

"Since last month, banks have been asking for additional collateral with 1:1ratio," a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The banks are scrutinising current accounts held by top Bitcoin exchanges, a second person said. Action has been initiated against the top 10 Bitcoin exchanges including Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure and BtcxIndia, said four people aware of the matter.

"The banks have not contacted the company or the promoters regarding the actions you have mentioned," said Sathvik Vishwanath, promoter of Unocoin.

Emailed queries to Zebpay, Coin-Secure and BtcxIndia did not elicit any response. SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank did not respond to emails seeking comment.

Bitcoins are a digital currency that can be used to buy products and services without any intermediary. People also buy Bitcoins, which has been banned in some countries, as an investment.

Largely Unregulated

Although India hasn't banned Bitcoins, the cryptocurrency is largely unregulated.

The total revenue of the top 10 exchanges in India could be about Rs 40,000 crore, according to tax officials scrutinising these companies.

"These exchanges tend to show the total volumes both on buy and sell side as their revenue. In many instances, the exchanges themselves buy and sell cryptocurrencies on their own platform," said an indirect tax official who is part of a team investigating the applicability of sales tax on Bitcoin exchanges for the previous financial year.

Many of the exchanges operate at a margin of close to 20%, according to the people. The profit comes from the premium charged by the exchanges, the difference in the buying and selling price and when the exchanges themselves get involved in trading.

Most of the exchanges have different rates for buying and selling cryptocurrency. Often, the difference between buying and selling rates is about 25%.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Top-banks-suspend-accounts-of-major-Bitcoin-exchanges-in-India-153178
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India's richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: Survey

The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality.

Besides, 67 crore Indians comprising the population's poorest half saw their wealth+ rise by just 1%, as per the survey released by the international rights group Oxfam hours before the start of the annual congregation of the rich and powerful from across the world in this resort town.

The situation appears even more grim globally, where 82% of the wealth generated last year worldwide went to the 1%, while 3.7 billion people that account for the poorest half of population saw no increase in their wealth.

Last year's survey+ had showed that India's richest 1% held a huge 58% of the country's total wealth -- higher than the global figure of about 50%.

This year's survey also showed that the wealth of India's richest 1% increased by over Rs 20.9 lakh crore during 2017 -- an amount equivalent to total budget of the central government in 2017-18, Oxfam India said.

The report titled 'Reward Work, Not Wealth', Oxfam said, reveals how the global economy enables wealthy elite to accumulate vast wealth even as hundreds of millions of people struggle to survive on poverty pay.

"2017 saw an unprecedented increase in the number of billionaires, at a rate of one every two days. Billionaire wealth has risen by an average of 13 per cent a year since 2010 -- six times faster than the wages of ordinary workers, which have risen by a yearly average of just 2 per cent," it said.

In India, it will take 941 years for a minimum wage worker in rural India to earn what the top paid executive at a leading Indian garment firm earns in a year, the study found.

In the US, it takes slightly over one working day for a CEO to earn what an ordinary worker makes in a year, it added.

Citing results of the global survey of 70,000 people surveyed in 10 countries, Oxfam said it demonstrates a groundswell of support for action on inequality and nearly two-thirds of all respondents think the gap between the rich and the poor needs to be urgently addressed.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the WEF meeting in Davos, Oxfam India urged the Indian government to ensure that the country's economy works for everyone and not just the fortunate few.

It asked the government to promote inclusive growth by encouraging labour-intensive sectors that will create more jobs; investing in agriculture; and effectively implementing the social protection schemes that exist.

Oxfam also sought sealing of the "leaking wealth bucket" by taking stringent measures against tax evasion and avoidance, imposing higher tax on super-rich and removing corporate tax breaks.

The survey respondents in countries like the US, UK and India also favoured 60 per cent pay cut for CEOs.

The key factors driving up rewards for shareholders and corporate bosses at the expense of workers' pay and conditions, Oxfam said, include erosion of workers' rights; excessive influence of big business over government policy- making; and the relentless corporate drive to minimise costs in order to maximise returns to shareholders.

About India, it said the country added 17 new billionaires last year, taking the total number to 101. The Indian billionaires' wealth increased to over Rs 20.7 lakh crore -- increasing during last year by Rs 4.89 lakh crore, an amount sufficient to finance 85 per cent of the all states' budget on health and education.

It also said India's top 10 per cent of population holds 73 per cent of the wealth and 37 per cent of India's billionaires have inherited family wealth. They control 51 per cent of the total wealth of billionaires in the country.

Oxfam India CEO Nisha Agrawal said it is alarming that the benefits of economic growth in India continue to concentrate in fewer hands.

"The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system. Those working hard, growing food for the country, building infrastructure, working in factories are struggling to fund their child's education, buy medicines for family members and manage two meals a day. The growing divide undermines democracy and promotes corruption and cronyism," she said.

The survey also showed that women workers often find themselves at the bottom of the heap and nine out of 10 billionaires are men.

In India, there are only four women billionaires and three of them inherited family wealth.

"It would take around 17.5 days for the best paid executive at a top Indian garment company to earn what a minimum wage worker in rural India will earn in their lifetime (presuming 50 years at work)," Oxfam said.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/India-s-richest-1-corner-73-of-wealth-generation-Survey-153233
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H-1B visas: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other IT giants knock at Donald Trump's door

US technology trade groups representing Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google have urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows some spouses of of H-1B visa holders, including Indians, to also work legally in America.

Groups including the Information Technology Industry Council, the US Chamber of Commerce and BSA-The Software Alliance wrote to Citizenship and Immigration Services to urge the government to keep the H-4 programme which allows the spouses of H-1B holders with pending green cards to legally work in the US.

The Trump Administration is reportedly moving ahead with its decision not to give work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, arguing that this displaces genuine American workers.

"As the Trump Administration conducts its review of the H-4 rule, we respectfully encourage you and your colleagues to maintain the program given its importance to the business community and to the American economy," said the lobbying and advocacy groups and business bodies.

The letter addressed to Lee Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, said: "It is a function of the failure to reform our nation's immigration system that this group of H-4 spouses -- the majority of whom are women -- continue to face uncertainty and may be prevented from working while they wait for bureaucratic backlogs to be cleared."

The Obama era H-4 rule extends employment authorisation eligibility for a limited subset of H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant employees seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or Green card.

The rule had helped thousands of Indians.
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers. This work visa is highly popular among Indian IT professionals.

According to the letter, the H-4 rule has limited unnecessary disruptions to businesses by ameliorating economic and personal hardships--resulting from the lack of spousal work authorisation--previously faced by many H-1B employees and their families as they obtain LPR status.

As of October 2017, the USCIS reported that there are an estimated 133,502 individuals with pending employment-based adjustment of status applications in the United States.

"The current demand for visas under certain employment- based preference categories and the application of the per- country quotas currently produce wait times of a decade or more for certain individuals and their families.

"Ultimately, a legislative solution is required to remove the per-country limits that have caused this green card backlog," the letter said.

In the interim, H-4 visa holders from oversubscribed countries would wait years to work without the H-4 rule, the letter said and warned that employers would also face an increased risk that their valued, long-term employees will choose to leave their companies for other employment opportunities in countries that allow these workers and their families to raise their standard of living.

"This will not only force businesses to incur added costs and endure the disruptions associated with having to fill these key positions in their companies, but it also creates uncertainty that negatively affects long-term workforce planning," the letter said.

A 2015 rule issued by the Obama administration allows work permits for spouses who otherwise couldn't be employed while H-1B visa holders seek permanent resident status -- a process that can take a decade or longer.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/H-1B-visas-Apple-Microsoft-Google-Facebook-and-other-IT-giants-knock-at-Donald-Trump-s-door-152825
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Sophia in India(Full Video) | World's First Robot Citizen Sophia Visit IIT Bombay for Guest Lecture

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About Sophia : Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. In October 2017, the robot became a Saudi Arabian citizen, the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. While interviewers around the world have been impressed by the sophistication of many of Sophia's responses to their questions, the bulk of Sophia's meaningful statements are believed by experts to be somewhat scripted.

"Hello, my name is Sophia. I'm the latest robot from Hanson Robotics. I was created using breakthrough robotics and artificial intelligence technologies developed by David Hanson and his friends at Hanson Robotics here in Hong Kong. But I'm more than just technology. I'm a real, live electronic girl. I would like to go out into the world and live with people. I can serve them, entertain them, and even help the elderly and teach kids. I can animate all kinds of human expressions but I am only starting to learn about the emotions behind those expressions. This is why I would like to live with people and learn from these interactions. Every interaction I have with people has an impact on how I develop and shapes who I eventually become. So please be nice to me as I would like to be a smart, compassionate robot. I hope you will join me on my journey to live, learn, and grow in the world so that I can realize my dream of becoming an awakening machine."

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TOP 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs In 2018

As we enter 2018 it's become clear that the jobs landscape in the United States is changing. How people are thinking about their careers and how they define success is changing. The rise of technology across every industry has created a flurry of new jobs and associated skills (and these aren't necessarily all tech roles). While we all may take a different approach to reach our own definition of success, we've compiled a list of the most promising jobs and in-demand skills, plus a few stand-out trends, to help you get there.

The Most Promising Jobs:-

This list highlights the jobs with high median salaries, strong job openings and year-over-year growth, and the jobs most likely to lead to a promotion or advancement within an organization, as well as the top 5 skills associated with each.

1. Engagement Lead

Median Base Salary: $93,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,200+ (425%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy, Communication

2. Software Engineering Manager

Median Total Salary: $148,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (38%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Management, Java, SQL

3. Customer Success Manager

Median Total Salary: $82,300

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (91%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Sales, Customer Service, Leadership, Customer Relationship Management

4. Solutions Architect

Median Total Salary: $134,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (28%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Management, Integration, Solution Architecture, Design, Project Management

5. Sales Director

Median Base Salary: $145,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (31%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Sales, Management, Business Development, Account Management, Marketing

6. Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (42%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Engineering, Project Management, Management, Manufacturing, Design

7. Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $100,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,500+ (25%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Project Management, Program Management, Leadership, Training

8. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $105,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,600+ (30%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Product Management, Program Management, Marketing, Product Development

9. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $113,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,100+ (45%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Python, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, SQL, Statistics

10. Enterprise Account Manager

Median Base Salary: $180,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 800+ (74%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Sales, Management, Account Management, Solution Selling, Business Development

To view the full list of top 20 Most Promising Jobs in the U.S. head over to our Jobs blog.

The Skills Companies Need Most

We also took a look at the most in-demand skills of 2018 to help you get an idea of what companies are looking for. If any of these skills speak to your strengths, make sure to add them to your LinkedIn Profile. If you see a skill that you've had on your list to work on more or even master, be sure to carve out a bit of time to learn it.

Cloud and Distributed Computing

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

Middleware and Integration Software

Web Architecture and Development Framework

User Interface Design

Software Revision Control Systems

Data Presentation

SEO/SEM Marketing

Mobile Development

Network and Information Security

Check out the full list of hard and soft skills, and associated LinkedIn Learning classes here.

Most Promising Jobs Methodology


To determine the best jobs for career opportunity, we combined data from millions of LinkedIn member profiles, job openings, and salaries. We started by grouping the millions of unique, raw job titles inputted on member profiles and job listings (which have many permutations) based on common job roles. For example, the "Product Manager" job role reflects both members who list an active position as "Product Manager - Retail," as well as any job openings with the title "Product Manager, III."

We then ranked each job using a weighted score based on five components: salary, career advancement, number of job openings in the U.S., year-over-year growth in job openings, and widespread regional availability. The results represent jobs that had the highest combined score across these five areas.

About the measures and weights for each component:

Salary (30%) - The median base annual salary for all job roles that have at least 40 entries collected in LinkedIn Salary in the U.S.

Career advancement score (25%) -  Job roles most likely to lead to a promotion or internal transfer, based on the percentage of members employed at the end of 2016 who then started a new position at the same company during 2017.

Job openings (20%) - The raw number of current job openings for each job role.

Job openings YoY growth (15%) - The year-over-year growth in job postings for each job role from 2016 to 2017, based on the percentage change in average daily openings. We only considered roles that had growth YoY.

Regional availability (10%) - The number of regions in the U.S. currently hiring for each job role.

Top Hard Skills Methodology

There are thousands of skills that members can add to their profiles, so we grouped these skills into several dozen categories. For example, skills like "Android" and "iOS" would fit into the "Mobile Development" category. Then we looked at all of the hiring and recruiting activity that happened on LinkedIn between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, equaling billions of data points, and identified the skill categories that belonged to members who were more likely to start a new role within a company and receive interest from companies. Skill categories that did not meet a specific threshold for membership were excluded from our analysis.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/TOP-10-Highest-Paying-Tech-Jobs-In-2018-152855
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Why Google awards Rs 71 lakh to this developer ? - Jan 2018 latest update

The search engine giant, Google has rewarded $112,500 (Rs 71.83 lakh) to a developer for reporting a serious Android bug. This is the highest reward offered by the Google in its history.

An exploit chain reported by the security researcher could compromise the security of Google's Pixel devices. Guang Gong of Alpha Team from Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd submitted the first working prototype of the exploit in August 2017. Google offered an immediate reward of $105,000 (Rs 67.04 lakh) for the detailed report and an additional $7500 (Rs 4.78 lakh) by Chrome Rewards program, making it to the total of $112,500 (Rs 71.83 lakh).

Guang Gong discovered a remote exploit chain in Pixel phone along with his Alpha Team from Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd. Since the Pixel Phone is protected by layers of security, Gong was surprised with this discovery. Pixel is probably the only device that was pwned in 2017 Mobile Pwn2Own competition.

Google acknowledged the exploit chain and codenamed them as, CVE02917-5116 and CVE-2017-14904. The first identified vulnerability is a V8 engine type confusion bug. It can further lead to remote code execution in sandboxed Chrome render process environments.

The second flaw is identified in Android's libgralloc module. The flaw can be used to escape from Chrome's sandbox. The map and unmap mismatch lead to the execution of this bug. If both the vulnerabilities are combined, an attacker can remotely inject a malicious code into a targeted Pixel phone. The injected code in the system_server process executes when a malicious URL is launched in the Chrome browser.

If the targeted users open the URL, their devices can be compromised. A remote attacker can hijack the data and even use the device's hardware for surveillance. This is a major vulnerability and probably first working remote exploit chain submitted through Android Security Rewards (ASR) program till the date.

The company has patched the bugs in December's security update. The monthly update patches a total of 42 bugs. All Pixel users and partner devices will automatically install these updates. The user has to restart to complete the installation of these bug patches.

Google has increased the bug bounty payouts for its Android Security Rewards (ASR) program. The company has worked closely with the researchers to streamline the process recently. The developers and security researchers from around the world can submit their findings of Android exploits, vulnerabilities under Android Security Rewards (ASR) program.

- Rajat Kabade

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Why-Google-awards-Rs-71-lakh-to-this-developer-152853
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January 2018 Latest Postpaid and Prepaid plans - Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone

Airtel vs Reliance Jio vs Vodafone: With the advent of the new year, Reliance Jio has come up with 100 per cent cashback in its new Happy New Year 2018 plan. A day later, Vodafone came up with Rs 198 plan to counter Jio's Rs 199 plan. Airtel has also upped the ante by bringing in more benefits in its existing plans. Check out details here: (All plans are for pre-paid connections)

The low budget plan:
* Reliance Jio's Rs 199 plan: 33.6 GB 4G data for 28 days with a daily data limit of 1.2GB + Unlimited calls and SMS
* Vodafone's Rs 198 plan: 1GB 4G/3G data per day for 28 days + 300 unlimited* local/STD calls per day and 100 SMS per day. (The daily call limit is 300 minutes and it may vary)
* Bharti Airtel's Rs 199 plan: 1GB 4G data per day for 28 days + unlimited local/STD calls and 100 SMS per day.

The mid-budget plan
* Jio's Rs 459 plan: 1GB data per day for 84 days with unlimited calls and SMS
* Vodafone's Rs 458 plan: 1GB 4G/3G data per day for 70 days + unlimited* local/STD calls with 100 SMS per day. (The daily call limit is 300 minutes and it may vary)
* Airtel's Rs 448 plan: 1GB 4G data per day for 70 days + unlimited local/STD calls and 100 SMS per day.

The high-end plan
* Jio's Rs 799 plan: 3GB data per day for 28 days with unlimited calls and SMS
* Vodafone's Rs 859 plan: There is no Rs 799 plan in Vodafone. However, it has a Rs 859 plan in which it offers 11 GB 3G data & free Wi-Fi @ 1 GB - for 2G/3G/4G for 28 days.
* Airtel's Rs 799 plan: 3.5GB data per day for 28 days with unlimited calls (non-commercial) + 100 local/STD SMS per day

(Note: The offers described for above plans may vary. Please check with your operator before recharge)

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Jio-vs-Airtel-vs-Voda-Latest-plans-you-may-opt-for-150616
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Elon Musk accidentally shared his personal phone number with 16M followers

There's two golden rules of privacy on social media:

Don't accidentally paste a password into a public message
Don't share your phone number if you're in any sort of position of prominence
In a tweet directed to Oculus CTO John Carmack, Elon Musk today broke rule number two. The wayward tweet was quickly deleted, but many of Musk's 16.7 million Twitter followers had already taken notice.

While TNW isn't going to share the number, multiple outlets are confirming its legitimacy.

As a CNBC reporter found, Musk's ringing music was an homage to the classic PlayStation franchise "God of War." We tried it ourselves and, yep... that's Kratos.

The ringing starts with "By the Gods you've done it. Somehow you've found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect." You can hear the monologue the ring music was referencing here.

Musk hasn't shown much public interest in VR, so it's unclear why he'd want to speak with Carmack. A simple search for the terms "VR" and "virtual reality" yielded zero results for Musk.

Maybe the duo were sharing eggnog recipes?

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Elon-Musk-accidentally-shared-his-personal-phone-number-with-16M-followers-149088
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Amazon India offers massive Rs 9000 discount on iPhone 8 and 2000 rs for battery change on iphone 6

Cupertino-based tech giant, Apple has been in the media for all wrong reasons recently. To being with criticism for slowing down older iPhones and then the price hike due to GST changes in India. Amazon India, however, has sweetened the deal by offering a hefty discount of Rs 9,000 on the latest iPhone 8.

Amazon is offering Rs 9,000 off on the 64GB variant of iPhone 8. The device listed with the price of Rs 64,000 is now available for Rs 54,999 on Amazon India. Even in the previous offer, Apple had slashed the price of iPhone SE by Rs 8,000. The entry-level iPhone SE was available at just Rs 17,999. The price of iPhone SE has now been revised to Rs 18,999.

Apple's iPhone 8 features 4.7-inch widescreen Retina HD display. The display offers 1334x750 px resolution at 326 ppi. The device sports 12MP primary camera with optical image stabilization. The front-facing camera is a 7MP FaceTime HD shooter. The camera on iPhone 8 is capable of recording 4K videos. The device received a lot of hits due to slow-motion video recording in 1080p at 120 fps.

The A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture is known for its performance. The device comes with two storage options, 64GB and 256GB. The iOS 11 is calibrated for performance on the iPhone 8. With the Rs 9000 discount, iPhone 8 is a great purchase. As far as the slower iPhones are concerned, the company is replacing the battery at lower charges for iPhone 6 and later. The battery replacement is now offered at Rs 2000 exclusive of taxes.

- Rajat Kabade

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Amazon-offers-massive-Rs-9000-discount-on-iPhone-8-150489
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Udacity is preparing young developers for 'Jobs of Tomorrow', says Indian MD Ishan Gupta

Udacity is been used by corporates in India like Infosys, mercedes benz, accenture , ibm watson, paytm, flipkart, zomato etc.


Ishan Gupta, MD of  Udacity India, a global e-learning platform talks about the new Flying Car Nanodegree programme, government partnerships, the future roadmap, and more.

Just two percent of India's workforce is skilled, compared with 68 percent in the UK, 74 percent in Germany, 80 percent in Japan, and 96 percent in South Korea.

In India, the institutional setup for skills, over the years, has been engineering colleges or industrial training institutes. However, these institutions pay little attention on imparting skills other than those required for the job of an electrician or a fitter.

In a bid to bridge the gap for skilled workforce in the country, Udacity, an e-learning platform has been associating with tech giants like AT&T, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, and Cloudera to build technology courses designed to keep pace with advanced and emerging technologies.

Focusing on creating a highly skilled tech workforce in India, the platform, last month, partnered with Google and Pluralsight to train 1.3 lakh students and developers in emerging technologies.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Udacity-is-preparing-young-developers-for-Jobs-of-Tomorrow-says-MD-Ishan-Gupta-150488
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Italian duo defeats Apple! continues to use 'Steve Jobs' as name of the company

Among all the patents that Apple Inc owns, the company has not patented its founder Steve Jobs's name. Italian brothers have defeated the company in a long-standing trademark battle. The Italian duo runs a fashion brand called 'Steve Jobs'.

Vincent and Giacomo Barbato, the Italian brothers started a clothing company called Steve Jobs in 2012. Apple unsurprisingly took this issue and filed a motion against the Italian entrepreneurs last year. The European Intellectual Property Office has granted the founders of this company to use Jobs' name and logo that resembles the iconic bitten apple.

In an interview with Business Insider Italia, the Barbato brothers said, "We will still respect the name of Steve Jobs. We will not do anything low-level." The trademark filed by Barbara bothers was published in June 2014 and is set to expire in April 2023. The brothers were also planning to register Steve Jobs Inc. in all parts of the world.

The company started by Barbato has a logo which consists of a "J" with a bite taken out of it and a single leaf. The logo is the main cause of concern for Apple. The judge has ruled that "J" cannot be bitten the same way as an apple, therefore the logo created by Barbato brothers does not infringe on Apple's logo.

The company by Barbato brothers sells their products through a Facebook page. The company has Steve Jobs branded jeans, t-shirts, and bags. The brothers said that the eventual goal of the brand is to develop a tech product. They said, "Clothing and design are the industries in which we worked, but electronics have always been the goal of the Steve Jobs brand. Imagine devices marked with the name Steve Jobs with Android as an operating system."

This is not the first time Apple has been in the middle of a trademark dispute. The company has fought a longest-running battle against Apple Corps, the Beatles owned holding company. The legal dispute started in the 1970s and ended after nearly 37 years.

- Rajat Kabade

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Italian-duo-defeats-Apple-continues-to-use-Steve-Jobs-as-name-of-the-company-150491
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Apple CEO Tim Cook earned ₹654 crore in 2017

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook received a 74 percent increase in his annual bonus for fiscal 2017 as the iPhone maker posted higher revenue and net income, after a rare decline a year earlier.

Cook’s incentive pay totaled $9.33 million for the year ended Sept. 30, the Cupertino, California-based company said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. He also took home $3.06 million in salary and a previously disclosed equity award of $89.2 million, bringing his total payout for the year to about $102 million.

His top five lieutenants each got bonuses of $3.11 million, bringing their total compensation to about $24.2 million each, including salaries and stock awards. The equity compensation is composed of shares that vest solely based on the executives’ continued employment and others tied to the performance of Apple’s stock compared with other S&P 500 companies.

Apple has increased the proportion of performance shares in its equity awards, which boosts potential future earnings for the executives if the company outperforms its S&P 500 peers. History suggests that could be a good deal for them.

In 2014, executives including Dan Riccio, chief of hardware engineering, and former General Counsel Bruce Sewell received performance awards that paid out three years later at almost twice as many target shares as planned after Apple’s stock returned 69 percent over that span, including reinvested dividends. In August, Cook collected 560,000 shares when part of his 2011 mega-award vested because Apple outshined more than two-thirds of the S&P 500 over three years.

For the first time, Cook ran up a $93,109 bill for traveling on private aircraft on non-business-related trips. The Apple board stipulated this year that for security reasons the CEO should use private planes for business and personal travel, citing the risk given his high profile. Personal security costs were calculated at $224,216.

Apple shares returned 39 percent in fiscal 2017, more than double that of the S&P 500. In November, shortly after the start of the current fiscal year, the company released iPhone X, a long-awaited upgrade to its flagship product. Analysts said they expect the new handset to help accelerate revenue growth.

Cash bonuses for the executives paid out above their target as the company beat net sales and operating income goals.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Apple-CEO-Tim-Cook-earned-654-crore-in-2017-150426
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How 29-year-old Akshaya Shanmugam made it to 'Forbes 30 under 30's list

29-year-old Akshaya Shanmugam, hailing from Chennai, recently found a place in the 'Forbes 30 under 30' list of entrepreneurs and innovators corresponding to the healthcare sector. Her company, Lumme Inc., has produced an innovative device that helps people against addictive behaviour, and it was made after putting machine learning, behavioural psychology and wearable technology together. This device makes a prediction of a potential relapse when it senses the movements and actions of a person who smokes.

According to a report by Times of India, Akshaya said,

"Our platform automatically detects addictive behaviour, predicts indulgence in addictive behaviour, and prevents it by delivering clinically validated interventions. It also helps individuals gain better insights into their daily life and helps them understand the why, how, and what surrounding their lifestyle choices."

After finishing her schooling at the Chettinad Vidyashram in Chennai, Akshaya did her engineering at Sundararajan Engineering College, followed by higher studies in the US. In the year 2009, when Akshaya was doing her PhD, she was working on the development of systems that assess and monitor health. During this time is when she met Abhinav Parate, who was also working on a wearables-related thesis. With his help and a little assistance from her professors, she started up her company 'Lumme' with an objective to attempt and solve addiction.

Smokers wear smart watches through their routine and this device observes and analyses their behaviour as they smoke on a given day. It predicts when the smoker is going to start lighting another cigarette and an alert is sent six minutes before the act.

A Forbes profile of hers says that Akshaya has raised $1.7 million in non-dilutive funding for Lumme, from National Institute of Health.

According to a Financial Express report, Akshaya is also the recipient of the Hluchyj fellowship, Special Tang award, David Wolf prize, Glass family demonstration award. She has also garnered business scholar award, the Eugene M. Isenberg scholar award for two consecutive years.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/How-29-year-old-Akshaya-Shanmugam-made-it-to-Forbes-30-under-30-list-148225
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Tamil Nadu Egg Kuthu Parotta from the house of Muniyandi Vilas- Nedunkaadu - September 2017



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What a beauty to watch this stunning method of technical preparation of egg kothu parotta!
The preparation is for five portions.

Courtesy: Muniyandi Vilas- Nedunkaadu

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100 Biryanis sold in 10 mins - how Mutton Biryani is made in Hotel Subhani Guntur - August 2017

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We were at Hotel Subhani, was shocked when they told the Mutton Biryani is Rs.300/- . Once we had the Biryani we felt its total Value for money . We visoted Subhani Guntur at the busiest time and for a surprise customers are lined up for the biryani and once the Biryani is Ready its all finished in 10 minutes.
Hotel Subhani serves Muslim style Mutton Biryani with Gongura, Katta, Chicken Sheruwa, Raita is a real teeat .
Along with the biryani they even have Kichidi with Chicken kebab . But its technically Bagara Rice with Tawa fried Chicken .
So guys if you are in Guntur dont miss this place .


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Trump's Order: Punish Those Companies That Outsource


WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said he has prepared an "economic-development" measure that would punish companies that globally outsource jobs.

The bill would provide economic incentives for companies, Trump said in an interview published on Tuesday, and reward firms that maintain jobs in the United States, and deliver punitive measures against those that move operations offshore.

The bill would provide economic incentives for companies, Trump said in an interview published on Tuesday, and reward firms that maintain jobs in the United States, and deliver punitive measures against those that move operations offshore.

"It's both a carrot and a stick," Trump said. "It is an incentive to stay. But it is perhaps even more so - if you leave, it's going to be very tough for you to think that you're going to be able to sell your product back into our country."

He did not specify what the rewards or punishments would be. The White House was not immediately available to comment.

Trump, a New York real estate developer reality television host, has struggled to translate his business experience into government success, failing to push through any major legislative victories.

The Trump administration has repealed a number of regulations, such as the Clean Power Plan, which was former President Barack Obama's cornerstone regulation to fight climate change. The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday he would rescind the rules.



https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Trump-s-Order-Punish-Those-Companies-That-Outsource-132109
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