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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated   December 12 2019
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.217 billion (1217 million)
Mobiles    1196 million 
Landlines: 21 million 
Total no. of PCs: 250 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   600 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  580 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
NEW March 2019:  INDIA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT  BUSINESS : FICCI-EY study March 201
Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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  Continental produces a million electronics units for vehicles at its Bangalore plant
Bangalore, December 12, 2019. Technology company Continental  has achieved another milestone of producing one million Electronic Control Units (ECU)  of the passenger car Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), at its Bangalore plant. ....
Genesys' Chennai Centre contributes key AI & Cloud technologies to call centre solutions
Bangalore, December 11 2019: Genesys, a global leader in  omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has strengthened its Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Chennai  -- its fourth worldwide -- with  a renewed thrust on next-generation cloud technology  and conversational  Artificial Intelligence (AI). ....
Bangalore hosts biggest global digital marketing show, SEMrush
Bangalore, December 11 2019: SEMrush, the leading online visibility management platform hosted the biggest International Digital marketing show in India here  this week bringing together expert panels, workshops and showcasing  best practices for growth in digital marketing. ...
First electric SUV is here in India
By Vishnu Anand Bangalore, December 9 2019: No, not Tesla. Not even one of India's own home-grown car manufacturers. ...
Nasscom recognizes TechForGood winners
Bangalore  December  8 2019: NASSCOM Foundation's ‘Tech for Good’ Summit,  held here last week, brought together over 600 delegates consisting of CEOs, Tech leaders, CSR leaders, Social Entrepreneurs, Non-Profit heads, Universal Design Experts, Design Thinkers, Technology Thought leaders and consultants. ...
 


 
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Elsa launches Premier League, gamifies learning
November 21 2019: Ever felt like you wanted to learn to speak English fluently but had trouble keeping the motivation up? Elsa Speak Premier League rewards you as you learn to speak with MacBooks, iPads, iPhones and more.  Elsa Speak is an AI powered mobile app that aims to help users learn, improvise and better their English through narrative modules and sessions. ....
ufaber revolutionizes online education through tech and hyperpersonalisation
October 31 2019: Edu-tech startup ufaber, provides hyper-personalised affordable education across career transformational domains like IELTS, PTE, UPSC, GATE and English Communication using the platform of Python Jhango.   In little over 4 years, ufaber has enrolled 100,000 registered learners, 30,000+ paid customers,  over 1200 trainers ufaber ensures that each trainer undergoes a skilling program known as ‘eMaester’. ....
 

 
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Inviting Indian innovation in tourism
New Delhi, Delhi, India In association with IHCL and Tata Trusts, WTFL commits to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship for the sector The eagerly awaited Innovation Camp garners over 200 promising entries from India and South East Asia Exciting new concepts await to be evaluated for their game changing ideas in innovation and sustainability   Bangalore, November 6 2019:  World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL), a global platform  for  tourism, travel and hospitality, is making its debut in India and has received over 200 participation requests for the upcoming Start-Up Innovation Camp, 2019. ....
Female business travelers don't have it easy, finds SAP survey
Bellevue, Washington (USA), November 4 2019: SAP has announced the results of a new SAP Concur survey revealing that more than three in four female business travelers have suffered harassment while traveling and more than one in two change their plans because of safety concerns. ....
 


 
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Now, pet care based on Ayurveda!
November 28 2019: Petveda is an exclusive brand aimed towards pet care, providing pet care products based on various studies of properties of plants, herbs and natural ingredients, as laid down in the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda formulations, using only certified organic ingredients. ....
HealthSignz launches AI-powered app, AyuRiti
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Visit Health bridges doctor - patient gap
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Realme X2: 64 MP masterpiece
Bangalore, December 92019:Ever since its launch in India, Realme smartphones have challenged other brands with a different series of phones, aimed at value-for-money, all-in-ones and affordable flagships. They were also the first manufacturers to introduce a 64 MP camera setup in India. ....
Color OS7: new operating system from Oppo
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Google Nest Mini: Small is beautiful
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  Zee5 launches 2 tools for advertisers
Mumbai, September 18, 2019: ZEE5, the digital entertainment  brand of  Zee Entertainment Enterprises   has launched 2 tools in recent days in its   its ‘Ad-suite’ offering for brands and the advertising ecosystem at large. ....
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 August 31 2019: The 8th Edition of the BFSI Innovation and Technology Summit 201   which addressed the theme: embracing innovation & understanding the evolving role of technology saw had more than 85+ delegates in attendance. ...
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  Sanjay Gupta is new Country Manager for Google India
New Delhi,November 8 2019: Google today announced the appointment of Sanjay Gupta as its new Country Manager and Vice President of Sales and Operations for India. Sanjay will contribute to Google’s ongoing efforts to expand the internet ecosystem in the country, driving Internet adoption among consumers and businesses and accelerating innovation. ....
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Mumbai, Oct. 6 , 2019: MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services,  has announced that industry veteran Anil Kapur has joined the company as head of Asia Pacific and South Asia.  “We are happy to welcome Anil to the MoneyGram team,” said Grant Lines, Chief Revenue Officer at MoneyGram. ....
Raghunatha Chary to head operations at 365squared
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WhatsApp spying: Govt, come clean
Millions of users across the world who trusted WhatsApp’s claim of being a secure, end-to-end encrypted communication platform are in shock after revelations that it is susceptible to compromise and has, in fact, been used by third parties to snoop on people in many countries through spyware......Ravi Shankar Prasad’s response to the revelations has been far from convincing, which only strengthens doubts that the government was always in the know of things. Deccan Herald November2 2019

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