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(Updated  July 19 2019
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1188 million 
Landlines: 22 million 
Total no. of PCs: 250 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   570 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  550 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 200 million  ( DTH 65m  cable 105m)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW: India  Draft e-commerce policy Feb 2019... full text  below
Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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  India is a global snacking powerhouse
July 19 2019: Snacking has disrupted how people eat. Consumers now snack constantly, blurring the line between what constitutes a snack and what constitutes a meal. With more consumers purchasing snacks, it’s becoming more challenging for brands to stand out. ....
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New Delhi, July’19: Hong Kong-based ad-tech startup OneOneDay,has recently launched its Oodies app in India. This Android  app allows users to earn some  cash rewards and donate part of it to social causes by watching advertisements of their choice. ....
NASSCOM Future Skills initiative aims to make India a tech talent hub
Chennai,  July 17 2019: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today showcased the progress witnessed through the FutureSkills initiative on the sidelines of their annual HR Summit in the city. ...
Now, a mobile league tourney for chess
Bangalore,  July  17 2019: Digital sports gaming platform Mobile Premiere League (MPL)  is host the biggest mobile speed chess tournament in India, MPL Chess Mahayudh, on  July 21. ...
Zoho to wear a Texan hat in US
Chennai, July 16, 2019: India-headquartered, business software leader, Zoho, plans to move its US headquarters to Austin, Texas from Pleasanton, Californiafg and to create a new 375-acre campus including a 100,000 square foot building in South-east Austin by 2021. ...

Education and e-learning
iChamp app helps learn Math and English through quiz
 July 14 2019: iChamp is an innovative digital platform that uses intuitive quiz based learning to enhance Maths and English skills for children (5-13 age group). The core of iChamp practice engine is a series of short duration quizzes/challenges that a child takes – either individually or against a group of students selected from across the country. ....
e-learning leader Edureka announces 20 new courses
Bangalore, July 10,  2019: Leading India-based global e-learning company Edureka,  has added  20 new cutting-edge technology programmes to help IT professionals take advantage of the growing demand in the fields of Automation, AI, Cloud Computing, and Data Visualization. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Indian engineers of Airbus create innovative air travel pillow
Bangalore, July 2 2019:  An internal team at Airbus India has developed a  a unique comfort kit especially for long-haul economy-class passengers.   The item,  napEazy travel pillow is more than just a neck pillow; it is a multiuse comfort kit that flyers can use to sleep in different postures during long-haul air travel. ....
Breeze through travels with Trainmans Virtual Reality 360 Degree Tour Guide
Trainman, is  the highest rated PNR status and train information app for India Railway travelers which assists them with extensive train related information and intelligence. In a recent development, Trainman integrated Virtual Reality 360 Degree Tour feature on the portal/app while offering an all new way of experiencing tourist destination to the consumers. ....

First-ever hackathon held in geriatric healthcare
Bangalore, 1 July 16 , 2019:  A  first of its kind Medical Device Hackathon “ReImagineHealth 2019”  was held here yesterday, supported by MedTech and Geriatric Healthcare Technology Business Incubator, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISC), K-Tech, Government of Karnataka, various companies, hospitals, policy bodies, entrepreneurs, legal and regulatory organizations and NGOs in Bangalore. ....
Indian Health & IT ministries come together to give tech muscle to national health programmes
New Delhi, July 3 2019: The Indian Ministry of AYUSH (MOA) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will advise and give technical support to MOA for planning and development ofthe  AYUSH GRID Project. Taking forward the National Health Policy 2017  the Ministry of AYUSH aims to  digitize the entire AYUSH leading to transformation in field of health care delivery at all levels, and for  greater research, education, delivery of various healthcare programmes and better drug regulations. ....
Otrivin harnesses Google analytics to predict flu and cold
New Delhi – June 16, 2019: Even though one in three people suffer from a stuffy nose in India only one in ten actually treat it*. ...

Product Pulse
Tecno Phantom 9 is a comic book hero
 Tecno's Phantom 9 phone,  gives you flagship specifications and design, at a budget price Bangalore, July 15 2019: Superheroes are often bulky, muscular beings with super powers that save the world, and occasionally to win a lady’s  love. ....
Double duty power bank
 This device is ready with both  Micro USB and Type C cables  Bangalore, July 15 2019: It is  difficult to get terribly excited about unsexy workhorses like power banks.  They are mundane,  but    essential accessories for phones and tablets. ....
LG W 30 is first phone with muti-notch options
LG becomes the first brand to offer multi-notch smart phones Bangalore, July 8 2019: Smart phone design philosophies keep changing every year. ...

IT's for you
  STM launches plug-n-play IoT module
20 May 2019 : Global semiconductor leader,STMicroelectronics, has launched a plug-n-play module, to help everyone from young people to expert designers discover the power of IoT and quickly understand how they can easily collect and send sensor information to the cloud. ....
Team at UNSW Australia announces significant breakthroughg in Quantum Computing
Sydney, Australia, May 18 2019: A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon, a feat that would enable scaling up to a full-scale quantum processor. ....
Global legal tech conference concludes
May 7 2019:  The International Law Event Management Company, Events 4 Sure has successfully concluded its  Global Legal ConfEx and LawTech exhibition in New Delhi. ...
Public Affairs Forum appoints new office bearers
New Delhi, May 2, 2019: Public Affairs Forum of India, country’s premier body for public and corporate affairs professionals, has appointed new office bearers for the year 2019-20. ...
Aegis People Analytics conference coming to Navi Mumbai
Mumbai, April 17 2019: Aegis School of Data Science  is to hold the  Aegis People Analytics Conference (APAC) 2019 scheduled on  April  26  in Vashi , Navi Mumbai. ...

IT people
  Devendra Kamtekar is new CEO of Digisol Systems
Mumbai,  July 17  2019: DIGISOL Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of SMARTLINK Holdings Ltd. has  appointed  Devendra Kamtekar as CEO of the company. He will be responsible for leading the business and driving growth by focusing on emerging market opportunities. ....
Ex-UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai honored with Employee's Choice Award
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 2019: Sajan Pillai, former CEO of IT major UST Global whose exceptional vision and expertise played a stellar role in the company’s phenomenal strides, has been selected for the coveted Employees’ Choice Award instituted by the US-based Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. ....
B. Anantharaman to be new Nutanix MD for India
Bangalore, June 20 , 2019: Enterprise Cloud OS leader, Nutanix has appointed of veteran IT leader Balakrishnan Anantharaman as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India. ...

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Despite initial success, fantasy gaming may need a new strategy
While user base is exploding, finding a critical mass of big-spending, sticky users remains a challenge. ECONOMIC TIMES  April 16 2019

Industry slams draft national e-commerce policy, calls it vague
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade’s proposed e-commerce policy has drawn flak from industry as well as civil society for being vague and heightening the uncertainty for the sector. Also, the draft policy has skirted many existing legal provisions, stakeholders have argued..... BUSINESS STANDARD  April 3 2019

Google Joins Race Into India's Booming Online Music Market
Google has introduced its YouTube music app in India, offering local and global songs to a booming market that saw the entry of Spotify just a few days ago....Bloomberg  March 13 2019


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