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10 March 2016 Current Events Dell Latitude 7275 & 7370 now available in India

Dell has officially launched two new Windows 10 productivity notebooks viz: the Latitude 7275 and Latitude 7370. As part of its flagship notebooks in the Latitude 7000 series, the Dell Latitude 7275 is priced at Rs. 87,990 and the Latitude 7370 can be purchased by paying a sum of Rs. 79,990. While the former one is a detachable 2-in-1, the latter is a traditional notebook.


Govt. to check noise at weddings using sound-level meters

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is planning to install sound-level meters at all banquet halls to keep a tab on noise produced at the weddings where loud music is being played. All sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) in Delhi would be meeting managers of wedding venues, band owners and DJs for creating awareness about the noise pollution rules. An individual can be booked under the law for breaching the standard noise level of 45 decibels during the night. The limit for commercial areas is 55 decibels.


Dell Latitude 7275 & 7370 now available in India

Dell has officially launched two new Windows 10 productivity notebooks viz: the Latitude 7275 and Latitude 7370. As part of its flagship notebooks in the Latitude 7000 series, the Dell Latitude 7275 is priced at Rs. 87,990 and the Latitude 7370 can be purchased by paying a sum of Rs. 79,990. While the former one is a detachable 2-in-1, the latter is a traditional notebook.

Govt. to check noise at weddings using sound-level meters

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is planning to install sound-level meters at all banquet halls to keep a tab on noise produced at the weddings where loud music is being played. All sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) in Delhi would be meeting managers of wedding venues, band owners and DJs for creating awareness about the noise pollution rules. An individual can be booked under the law for breaching the standard noise level of 45 decibels during the night. The limit for commercial areas is 55 decibels.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launches in India today

Today, Maruti Suzuki launched its brand new compact SUV Vitara Brezza in India. Priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh, Brezza would be available in six variants with the fanciest one costing Rs. 9.68 lakh. With deliveries starting immediately, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a 1.3 litre diesel engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox which has been mated with a front wheel drive layout.

 

 

 

 

Rajdhanis & Shatabdis likely to run with 2 engines

As per a new project named “Mission Raftaar” headed by Suresh Prabhu, all the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will soon have two engines instead of one. While the first engine would haul the train from the front, the second one would be attached to the rear, giving an additional push so as to reduce the total time that is consumed by the train to accelerate and decelerate. The project is aimed at increasing the speeds of existing trains via innovation and low-cost engineering solutions.

Fitbit Blaze fitness smartphone hits Indian stores

Already unveiled in January CES 2016, the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch is now available in India at a price of Rs. 19,999. Exclusively available at Amazon India, the device comes with Blue, Black and Plum rubber band options. There is a color touchscreen along with impressive features like tracking steps, distance, sleep, calories burned etc. Fitbit Blaze is also equipped with multiple clock faces and a personal training app called FitStar.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge to hit stores today

Samsung would be launching their flagship devices viz: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in New Delhi today. While the S7 is priced at Rs. 47,000, the S7 Edge is available at a cost of Rs. 54,000. Equipped with improvements in camera, design, gaming and the overall user interface, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come with a beefy battery, game launcher, game tools and up to 200 GB of expandable storage.

IT Industry hails Indian Govt's decision to move WTO against US Visa Fees Hike

Indian software companies have hailed Union Government’s decision of moving to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issues of US’s decision to curb total number of work visas and charging of higher fees on certain work visa categories. As Indian IT companies are the highest users of skilled workers’ temporary US permits (H-1B and L-1 visas), Nasscom’s (National Association for Software and Services Companies) Vice President Shivendra Singh has said that they oppose US’s discriminatory move and welcome Indian government’s step.

Government show-causes, Monsanto threatens to Leave India

After Union Government (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) issued show-cause notice to the trans-national behemoth Monsanto for revoking patent rights on a genetically modified BT Cotton variant (Bollgard II) two days back on the basis of complaints of declining resistance against bollworm, Monsanto India threatened to pull out of India. DIPP officials said that the show-cause notice was issued to Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Ltd. on the basis of agriculture ministry’s recommendations, after Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha’s representation to the ministry.

Apples eyes selling used iPhones in India

Technology giant Apple has sent an application to the ministry of environment and forests regarding import of certified pre-owned iPhones for sale in India and also manufacturing certified pre-owned iPhones for sale in India. Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Parliament about the same, today. Additionally, Apple has also sent an application for approval to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for setting up retail outlets in the country.

 

TCS & Wipro collaborate with HCL in $1 billion engineering services club

Indian IT giants TCS and Wipro are likely to join HCL in the $1-billion club in engineering services. On a global front, only six service providers have been successful in crossing the $billion mark which is led by French-based engineering consulting company Altran which has made a revenue of $2.16 billion in 2015. Currently, HCL is the only Indian firm to have entered the $1-billion club in engineering services.

Bengaluru embraces 'Uber' & 'Ola' bike cabs

Today, both Ola and Uber Technologies launched their motorcycle-hailing services in Bengaluru. While Ola bikes will be available at Rs. 2 per kilometre and Re 1 per minute of trip time, its competitor Uber will offer the service at a price of Rs.3 per kilometre and Re 1 per minute of trip time. Named as uberMOTO; the uber ‘bike cabs’ will have its passengers making the payment either in cash or via credit card.   

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 unwraps in India

Today, Xiaomi officially launched its Redmi Note 3 in India. Available at a price of Rs. 9999 for the 2GB RAM model and Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM model, the Redmi Note 3 will be exclusively available on Amazon and the company’s official website from 9 March 2016. Apart from sporting a fingerprint scanner, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 also has a range of features like 5.5 inch Full HD display, 16 megapixel rear camera and 32 GB non-expandable storage.   

Bar Coding System launched for unreserved railway tickets

Indian Railways has launched a bar coding system for unreserved tickets so as to prevent revenue leakage and introduce transparency into the railway ticketing system. Initially launched in three Delhi stations- Old Delhi, New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin, the bar coding system was a commitment mentioned in the rail budget 2016-17. The pilot project has been introduced at nine ticket counters on the three national capital stations.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus to hit Indian stores on 15 March

After being announced last month during the MWC 2016 trade show, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is ready to get launched in India on 15 March 2016. The smartphone has a 5-inch IPS LCD full-HD display (1080x1920 pixels) and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 quad-core SoC with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, it also houses a 13-megapixel rear-camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor.

Reliance launches 2 Dual-SIM 4G smartphones

Reliance Digital has officially launched the Lyf-branded smartphone Flame 1 along with a new Lyf Wind 6 smartphone. While Lyf Flame 1 is priced at Rs. 6,490, the Lyf Wind 6 can be purchased by paying a sum of Rs. 7,090. Both the smartphones are available at the Reliance Digital website, plus you can purchase the handsets from the company’s brick and mortar outlets as well. Both Lyf Flame 1 and Lyf Wind 6 support 4G LTE bands in India- FDD Band 3(1800 MHz) and TDD Band 40(2300MHz).

ISRO gears up for Chandrayaan II

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) chairman AS Kiran Kumar has hinted India is prepared for the Chandrayaan II mission. Considered as the country’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan II is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-I mission. It includes an orbiter, lander and rover configuration and is planned to be launched as a composite stack into the EPO (earth parking orbit) of 170 X 18,500 km by GSLV-Mk II.

Delhi Metro Express Line to ferry cargo from 1 March

The Delhi Metro is geared up to start a cargo service on its high-speed Airport Express Line from 1 March to transport non-perishable and e-commerce items. Implemented on an experimental basis for a duration of three months between New Delhi and IGI Airport Metro Stations, the service is seen as an initiative to cut down fuel emissions with lesser cargo vehicles plying on Delhi roads. 

Government asks Google to choose Telecom Partner in India for Balloon based Loon Project

After Google wanted to conduct Loon project experiments on scarce and expensive spectrum bands (700 Mhz or 800 Mhz bands) in place of the BSNL-held 2,500 Mhz band, Union government has asked Google to choose a telecom operator partner for testing Loon Project (a balloon-based Internet technology). Official sources say that this approach will end the roadblock to certain extent. Success of Loon Project in India can lead to direct signal transmission on 4G mobile phones, thereby replacing mobile towers.

LED TVs launched by Infocus in India, Price starts from Rs. 9,999

InFocus has forayed into home entertainment category by announcing launch of their LED TV series in India. InFocus manufactured LED television sets will be available from February 29 exclusively on Snapdeal. Offerings of the company consists entry-level HD TV and full HD TV variants (including 60 inches, 50 inches, 32 inches, and 24 inches). Price range starts from Rs. 9,900 (24-inch model) and goes up to Rs. 69,999 (60-inch). Two intermediary LED TV sets cost Rs. 15,999 (32-inch) and Rs 34,999 (50 inches).

Unity Hyundai launches digital experience outlet at Rohini

Unity Hyundai launched India’s first digital experience outlet at Unity One in Rohini, New Delhi. YK Koo, MD of Hyundai Motors India Ltd.(HMIL) inaugurated the outlet which is intended to break the general monotony of buying cars in the national capital. The event also marked the presence of Rachit Gupta, CEO of Unity Hyundai, Rakesh Srivastav, senior VP, HMIL and Hue, senior GM, HMIL.




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