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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  October 17 2018
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1180 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   420 million
(wired:  18 million;   wireless :  402 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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  Indian generations are divided when it comes to IoT perceptions
Mumbai, October 21,  2018: There is a generation gap in India in its perception of  Internet of Things, finds a study by Tata Communications. ASccording to its ‘National IoT Survey Report’, the enhanced provision of public services is a top priority for India’s mature generation (over 35s) for the Internet of Things (IoT), while the country’s younger generation (18-25 year olds) perceive the impact of IoT enabled services to be most palpable in their immediate environments, such as home automation. ....
Indian-American teenager is named Young Scientist of the year
October 19 2018: Indian American teenager  Rishab Jain was named the overall winner of the 2018 Discovery Education and 3M annual Young Scientist Challenge,  earlier this week at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota USA. Thirteen year old Rishab  created an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective by using artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI radiotherapy. ....
Acoosta launches music system with 14,000 songs built-in
Mumbai, October 18, 2018: Acoosta Innovations has launched its first product, Acoosta Uno through a strategic association with Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation (DADC), the world’s leading music content provider. ...
NDTV joins with Airtel to launch live channel for smartphones
New Delhi, October 17, 2018: NDTV and Bharti Airtel  have launched NDTV Hop, world’s first LIVE channel for smartphones available entirely in portrait (vertical) mode with exclusive content for Airtel TV users. ...
From Accenture-India engineers comes an immersive cricket stadium experience
 Accenture's Bangalore engineers have created  a compelling experience for  fans of Cricket Australia From Anand Parthasarathy Bangalore, October 16 2018: At an  India Innovation Summit in Bangalore, a few weeks ago, engineers of Accenture's India Innovation Hub   displayed  an  innovation in Extended Reality --  Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, morphed  with other immersive technologies. ...
 


 
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KnowledgeHut offers wide array of professional certifications
Bangalore, October 18 2018: KnowledgeHut is a fast-growing Management Consulting and Training firm providing intelligent Iinformation support for businesses and professionals across the globe. Established in July 2011, as a start-up with shoe string budget of Rs 800,000, KnowledgeHut has grown from the dreams and aspirations of its three founders, Madarapu Nagaraju, M. ....
KnowledgeHut offers wide array of professional certifications
Bangalore, October 18 2018: KnowledgeHut is a fast-growing Management Consulting and Training firm providing intelligent Iinformation support for businesses and professionals across the globe. Established in July 2011, as a start-up with shoe string budget of Rs 800,000, KnowledgeHut has grown from the dreams and aspirations of its three founders, Madarapu Nagaraju, M. ....
 

 
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Now use ixigo Trains app, even without the Internet
Bangalore,  October 18 , 2018: India’s leading travel marketplace. ixigo, has just launched an 'offline mode’ on its trains app, for Android users. With this feature, travellers can now stay updated with their live train running status, search for trains between stations, set station alarms, search for train routes and receive booking reminders, all offline. ....
Indian travel distributor AxisRooms bags award for hotel booking solution
New Delhi, September 21, 2018: Leading Indian travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and travel accommodation AxisRooms,   has won in the “Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider”  category in the prestigious 2018 World Travel Awards. ....
 


 
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BPL Life Phone is a 3-in-1 health monitor
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New Delhi, August  18 2018: Purelogic Labs India,  has launched  India’s first motorized air mask, Prana Air Motion Mask. It provides maximum protection from the deadly haze and air pollutants both indoors and outdoors and is built of more than 30 unique parts equipped with anti-microbial and anti-allergy qualities. ....
An app for ayurvedic medical treatment
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D-Link COVR is mix-n-match all the way
 The D-Link COVR is both affordable and elegant Bangalore, October 8 21018: D-Link lives up to its tradition of attractively priced  networking solutions for lay users  with the COVR-C1203 Mesh WiFi  solution for the home. ....
Linksys Velop enables mix-n-match of Mesh nodes
The Linksys Velop  offers auto updates and future proofing Bangalore, October 8 2018: Linksys, once a Cisco brand, and now part of Belkin, has always retained its identity as a respected name in data networking for home and small office. ...
 


 
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  New F&D speaker system combines sound with sight
Bangalore, October 212018: F&D one of the oldest Audio brands,  has launched a ‘5.1 surround sound speaker system – F6000X, with Automatic Multicolor LED on subwoofer that  combines sound effects  with visual effects. ....
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Bangalore, October 18 , 2018: Leading Retail billing solution provider WeP Solutions has launched an all-new Direct Thermal & Thermal Transfer Barcode Label Printer called the ‘WeP i-label Pro’. It is the company’s most recent offering in the WeP Retail Category. ....
Blockchain-based phone does away with phone number
October 18 2018  Pundi X,  a Singapore-based global developer of blockchain-powered devices,  has announced a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices, allowing users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network. ...
TILA moot court contest passes resolution seeking a fundamental right to energy
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Now, Duracell joins the ranks of power bank makers
Mumbai, October  10 , 2018: The world’s leading manufacturer of alkaline batteries, and rechargeables, has now joined the ranks of power bank makers. ...
 

 
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  Vinod Ganesan to head Cloudera operations in India
New Delhi, October 16, 2018 : Machine Learning platform Cloudera, has appointed Vinod Ganesan as Country Manager for India. Vinod will drive Cloudera’s growth in the region, expand its customer base and help organizations enhance the measurable benefits of big data through machine learning and analytics. ....
Vikram Anand appointed Director for VMware telecom business in India
Mumbai, September 20 2018: Enterprise software leader, VMware,  has announced the appointment of Vikram Anand as the director for its telecommunications business in India. In his new role, Anand will be leading and managing sales, operations and digital transformation programs for Telecom Service providers. ....
IDC appoints Neelam Dhawan as Advisor - Partner Transformation
Bangalore, September 19 2018: IDC India has  announced the appointment of  Neelam Dhawan as Advisor- Partner Transformation. ...
 

 
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3D printing in India: Inflection point?
As corporate India opens to the new technology, prospects for 3D printing are growing quite fast in the country .... live MINT October 1 2018

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The National Digital Communications Policy 2018 approved by the Union Cabinet does not have any fresh ideas in terms of addressing the issues being faced by the telecom sector. While restating the Centre’s intent to address the problems, it neither spells out how it plans to achieve the stated objectives nor gives a specific timeframe to implement the various proposals....BUSINESSLINE   editorial, October  1 2018

How online pharmacies are disrupting the trade
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