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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  June 6 2019
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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
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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  Jobs site Indeed expands presence in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 19, 2019: Leading global job finding site, Indeed, has announced expansion plans of its India operations, specifically its Technology Centre in Hyderabad. The expansion includes a new office development totaling over 91,000 square feet at the premier Skyview Towers, where Indeed India will ultimately relocate its local engineering headquarters. ....
Kerala Police to deploy fingerprint system developed by NEC and CDAC
New Delhi, June 18, 2019:Kerala Police is to use an Automated Fingerprint Automation System (AFIS)  -- the joint development of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)  with  NEC Technologies India, subsidiary of   NEC Corporation  Japan. ....
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NASSCOM gives new govt its wishlist for IT industry
Bangalore, June 16, 2019: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM),  has announced its recommendations for the upcoming Union Budget to be tabled by the newly appointed Government in the upcoming parliamentary session. ...
New Akamai State of Internet report focuses on gaming threats
Bangalore, June 15 2019: Which two attack vectors account for almost 90% of web application attacks? How does an openly available $20 tool help criminals as young as 14 make thousands of dollars a week? Akamai's new State of the Internet / Security report, Web Attacks and Gaming Abuse, shares results from a 17-month analysis of Internet traffic in this criminally lucrative sector. ...
 


 
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Smartivity launches 2 new STEM centred games
New Delhi, 2May 28 201: Educational tools specialist, Smartivity, has introduced two new innovative do-it-yourself STEM construction toys - Smartivity Ferro Mania Money Magnate, a financial education game that also introduces kids to STEM concepts like magnetism and motion transfer; and Jumble Tumble Disc Shooter, a fun shooting game that introduce children to concepts of trajectories, mass, gravity, and Newton’s Laws of Motion. ....
Clove Dental plays host to Harvard Business School
New Delhi, May 2019, 2019:Clove Dental recently had the opportunity to host a team of students from Harvard Business School in New Delhi for one week as part of a required first-year course at Harvard Business School called the FIELD Global Immersion. Clove Dental was one of 157 FIELD Global Partners spanning 13 countries around the world. ....
 

 
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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. ....
IBS software to fuel cargo movement at Korean Air
Thiruvananthapuram,  May 4 2019: Close on the heels of signing a landmark agreement with Etihad Airways, IBS Software's (IBS) cloud-based technology now powers the cargo management of Korean Air (KE), one of the top five cargo carriers in the world. ....
 


 
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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*.​ Data suggests that environmental factors such as temperature, rain, wind, and clouds  trigger searches for cold and flu symptoms. ....
Abbott brings advanced grid mapping catheter to India
Mumbai, June 12, 2019: Global healthcare leader, Abbott,  has launched its  sensor enabled HD grid mapping catheter in India. It   helps create high density maps of the heart, thus supporting optimal treatment for patients with complex cardiac arrhythmias. ....
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Honor 20i: The power of three
The Honor 20i boasts of a triple camera setup at the back, plus  a 32 MP selfie  clicker  Bangalore, June 17 2019: Honor, the e-brand of Huawei has built itself on disruptive camera technology and design flowing from its global and local R&D. ....
Samsung brings world-first 8K TV to India
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20 May 2019 : Global semiconductor leader,STMicroelectronics, has launched a plug-n-play module,  SensorTile.box 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. ....
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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

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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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