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18 August 2016 Current Events Huawei to take up smartphone manufacturing in India soon

Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei would soon be manufacturing handsets in India. Details regarding the same are likely to be announced within the next month. Peter Zhai, President for Huawei India Consumer Business Group was quoted saying that the company has all the required licences for manufacturing smartphones in the nation. He also informed about Huawei's plans of increasing its presence across 50,000 stored by the end of 2016. 


India declared the 66th most innovative economy

According to a new report by the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO), India has jumped 15 places from 81st last year to 66th this year when it comes to getting listed among countries with the most innovative economies on a global scale. Additionally, India also ranks among the top 50 economies overall on the basis of two pillars, including Market sophistication, on which its ranks 33rd globally, and Technology, on which it has been successful in getting placed on the 43rd position. 


Huawei to take up smartphone manufacturing in India soon

Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei would soon be manufacturing handsets in India. Details regarding the same are likely to be announced within the next month. Peter Zhai, President for Huawei India Consumer Business Group was quoted saying that the company has all the required licences for manufacturing smartphones in the nation. He also informed about Huawei's plans of increasing its presence across 50,000 stored by the end of 2016. 

India declared the 66th most innovative economy

According to a new report by the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO), India has jumped 15 places from 81st last year to 66th this year when it comes to getting listed among countries with the most innovative economies on a global scale. Additionally, India also ranks among the top 50 economies overall on the basis of two pillars, including Market sophistication, on which its ranks 33rd globally, and Technology, on which it has been successful in getting placed on the 43rd position. 




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Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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