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India smartphone market logs 169 million units shipment in 2021, highest till date: Report – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's smartphone market registered its highest-ever shipments at 169 million units in 2021, according to a report by Counterpoint Research. Preliminary data from Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service said India's smartphone shipments crossed 169 million units in 2021 to register 11 per cent year-on-year growth from about 152 million units in 2020. The market showed high resilience in a year that witnessed a second and more virulent Covid-19 wave as well as supply disruptions and price increases due to the ongoing component shortages, it added. The report said increased adoption and demand for 5G smartphones was one of the key factors for high shipments in 2021. 5G smartphones contributed to about 17 per cent of the overall shipments in 2021, registering 6x growth c...
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Pakistan Records 7,678 Fresh Covid-19 Cases In Last 24 Hrs, Highest Since Pandemic Began

New Delhi: Pakistan on Friday reported as many as 7,678 new Coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase in cases since the start of the pandemic. As indicated by the Ministry of National Health Services, the nation enlisted 23 fatalities, taking the death toll to 29,065. The data additionally showed that the number of positive cases flooded to 13,53,479. The past most elevated of 6,825 was accounted for on June 13, 2020, the ministry information showed. The first case of the nation was detected in February 2020. As per information from the National Command Operation Center (NCOC), the positivity ratio has reached 12.93 percent, adding that 12,65,665 patients have recovered while 961 are in critical condition. The data likewise mirrored that up to this point, 10,2...
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Govt taking significant steps to boost startup ecosystem: Piyush Goyal – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government is taking significant steps such as resolving the angel tax issue, simplification of tax procedures, and self-certification, in a bid to boost the startup ecosystem of the country, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. He also said that huge opportunities are there for startups in tier 2 and 3 cities and areas like advertising, marketing, professional services, fitness and wellness, gaming and sports and audio-video services. Startups should leverage modern technologies for local and global markets, he said while speaking at the launch of NASSCOM's Annual Technology Startup Report. "We are trying to take significant steps to boost the startup ecosystem... We have the Budget coming up soon and all of us are anxiously waiting to see and hear...
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aquarius: Aquarius Study & Profession: Best career options for an Aquarius Native – Times of India

An Aquarius' character is defined by a requirement for consciousness, inventiveness, and a feeling of purpose. Aquarians have a genuine interest in a wide range of topics and are eager to use their expansive minds to satisfy that fascination. Aquarius' acquaintances and peers may describe them as loving and loving, albeit a little isolated at times, tireless in their quest for information, and intensely curious. Although Aquarians are competent in a wide range of tasks, they are most fitted to professions that demand creative problem-solving. Many occupational qualities are embodied by Aquarians, notably analytical analysis, collective awareness, and aggressiveness. However, like other zodiac signs, the Aquarian temperament has flaws. An Aquarius can be unable to concentrate, show indif...
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aquarius: What are the Unique Qualities of Aquarius? – Times of India

Every individual has unique qualities in them. Zodiac signs may speak volumes regarding a people's personality traits. The planet Uranus and the element air are both symbolized by Aquarius' sign, Water Bearer. Individuals who fall under the sign of Aquarius are innovative, bright, extremely inventive, diverse, and utopian. Aquarius personalities are inherently more imaginative, which is one of the most intriguing aspects of their personalities. Unlike the other zodiac signs, Aquarians have the ability to create the most exquisite and unique works of art. In addition, Aquarians have an innate aptitude for grasping novel thought. They are quickly bored by repeated routines and despise the thought of performing the same thing over and over again. To keep people amused, they want to do anyt...
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Disney+ Hotstar announces the release date of ‘The Great Indian Murder’ | SBS Originals

By : ABP News Bureau | Updated : 21 Jan 2022 07:07 PM (IST) The Great Indian Murder trailer and release date are here. On Tuesday, Disney+ Hotstar announced that its next Hotstar Specials web series which is produced by Ajay Devgn, and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia will release Friday, February 4 on Disney+ Hotstar in India. Based on Slumdog Millionaire author Vikas Swarup's 2016 novel Six Suspects, The Great Indian Murder follows two detectives (Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha) as they dig into the murder of a politician's playboy son Vicky Rai. Watch the video and stay connected for more updates....
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Bhagya Lakshmi: Rishi supports Lakshmi in molestation case

In the serial Bhagya Lakshmi, Lakshmi's boss molested her while she was working. Her boss has evil eyes on her. He misbehaved with Lakshmi while hiding. When police arrived at the office, Lakshmi's boss blamed her for the situation while showing the CCTV footage to the police. Meanwhile, Rishi entered the place and took Lakshmi's side. Watch the video and stay connected for more updates.  Source link
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Anupamaa & Anuj’s LOVE Story: Clashes on Makar Sakranti Celebrations!

By : ABP News Bureau | Updated : 21 Jan 2022 06:38 PM (IST) In the serial Anupamaa, Anupamaa shows her love and affection for Anuj in gestures while getting ready for Makar Sakranti's occasion. When Anuj and Anupamma reach Vanraj's place to celebrate Makar Sakranti, Anupamaa and Vanraj clash with each other on Pakhi's permission to go America. While they both were arguing, Pakhi also rasied her voice. Here is the full episode of Saas Bahu Aur Saazish for you. Watch the video and stay connected for more updates.      Source link
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Damaged Season 3 out on OTT platforms | SBS Originals

<p>Television actor Aamna Sharif is all set to make her digital debut with the third season of the popular psychological crime series &lsquo;Damaged&rsquo;. The actor will mark her OTT debut alongside Shrenu Parikh, who will also be seen showcasing her acting skills in the third season of Damaged. Aamna will be seen playing a headstrong cop while Shrenu will portray the role of a budding journalist. The series is produced by Endemol Shine India and directed by Ekant Babani. Watch the video and stay connected for more updates.</p> Source link
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Hindustan Unilever surges over 2% on strong December quarter numbers – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shares of Hindustan Unilever Ltd defied the muted broader market trend and surged over 2 per cent in morning trade on Friday after the FMCG major reported strong December quarter earnings. On the BSE, the stock opened at Rs 2,282.00, then jumped 2.42 per cent and touched an early high of Rs 2,316.40 in initial deals. It was later trading at Rs 2,306.10, up 1.97 per cent. On the NSE, the stock opened at Rs 2,264.80, then touched a high of Rs 2,308.70, registering a gain of 2.07 per cent over its last close. On Thursday, Hindustan Unilever Ltd reported an 18.68 per cent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,300 crore for the third quarter ended December 2021. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,938 crore in the October-December period of the previous fiscal. "HUL ...
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London-Bound Plane Back To Miami After Woman Aboard Refuses To Mask Up

New Delhi: An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight after a female passenger refused to wear a mask. The flight was over the Atlantic Ocean when the passenger allegedly refused to obey instructions to wear a mask and became disruptive, ABC News reported a spokesperson for the airline as saying. The flight, with 129 passengers and 14 crew members aboard, landed back in Miami one hour and 48 minutes after it departed on Wednesday. “Once the plane made it to the gate, the passenger was escorted off the plane by MDPD officers without incident,” said Detective A. Colome from the Miami-Dade Police Department, CNN reported. “The passenger was then dealt with administratively by American Airlines staff,” added Detective Colome. The flight w...
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India Set To Introduce E-Passport. All You Need To Know About Chip-Based Passport | EXPLAINED

New Delhi: With a view to improving the level of identity verification, India will soon start issuing e-passports that will use Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and biometrics. The concept of e-passport is not new and the idea was first announced by S Jaishankar in his first address in 2019 as foreign minister. Sanjay Bhattacharya, secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has recently informed that the new e-passport will secure biometric data, and also be in line with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). At present, citizens are given printed booklets at the time when passports are issued.  What Are E-Passports And Their Benefits? The e-Passports booklets are embedded with an electronic chip to enhance security and to impro...
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‘Bad Luck’: Pope Francis Jokes In Letter To Reporter Who Shot His ‘Secret’ Visit To Music Shop

New Delhi: Pope Francis was in the news earlier this month after his ‘secret’ visit to a record shop in central Rome was reported in the media. His visit to the shop on January 11 night was not supposed to be publicised but a local reporter happened to be in the area and he filmed it using his smartphone. The footage posted by him on Twitter went viral. He has now congratulated the reporter, Javier Martinez-Brocal of television news agency Rome Reports, for his scoop.  Pope Francis, 85, is known to be a great lover of classical music, and the StereoSound record record shop located just a few steps from the Pantheon in Rome is run by his old friends. In a letter sent to Martinez-Brocal on Thursday, Pope Francis joked that it was his "bad luck" that the visit didn’t remai...
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Twitter debuts hexagon-shaped NFT profile pictures – Times of India

PALO ALTO: Twitter Inc on Thursday announced the launch of a tool through which users can showcase non-fungible tokens (NFTs)as their profile pictures, tapping into a digital collectibles craze that has exploded over the past year. The feature, available on iOS to users of the company's Twitter Blue subscription service, connects their Twitter accounts to crypto wallets where the users store NFT holdings. Twitter displays the NFT profile pictures as hexagons, differentiating them from the standard circles available to other users. Tapping on the pictures prompts details about the art and its ownership to appear. Like other tech companies, Twitter is rushing to cash in on crypto trends like NFTs, a type of speculative asset authenticating digital items such as images, videos and land in ...
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frl: Amazon seeks to block sale of Future’s small-format stores – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amazon has written to Big Bazaar parent Future Retail (FRL) in an effort to block the probable sale of the latter’s small-format chain of stores that operate under the Easyday and Heritage Fresh brands. In addition, the US e-tailer has offered financial help to the cash-strapped retailer. The development comes against the backdrop of an ongoing legal battle between the two retail heavyweights on the one hand and FRL’s lenders looking to sell the stores to recover Rs 3,500 crore in dues on the other. The amount is the first tranche of Rs 14,000-15,000 crore that Future Group owes to its lenders as part of the one-time restructuring scheme signed between the retailer and the banks, said three people in know of the matter. The Kishore Biyanipromoted group failed to honour the pa...
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India, Sri Lanka Extend Science And Technology Cooperation For 3 More Years

New Delhi: India and Sri Lanka have extended their cooperation in the science and technology sector for three more years. The focus will be on areas such as waste-water technologies, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. A statement issued by the Union Ministry of Science And Technology said the decision was taken at the ‘India-Sri Lanka 5th Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation’ held on Thursday. “India and Sri Lanka have a great legacy of intellectual, cultural, and religious interaction and relationship of more than 2,500 years old,” said SK Varshney, Advisor, and Head, International Cooperation, at the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Varshney led the Indian delegation at the meeting, and was the...
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Sputnik V Vaccine More Effective On Omicron Variant Than Pfizer, Suggests Study

New Delhi: A preliminary study shows that Russian-made Sputnik V is more effective against the Omicron variant as compared to Pfizer medicine. The study was conducted jointly by the Italian Spallanzani Institute, an institute for infectious diseases, and the Gamaleya Center.  According to a press statement released by the institute on Thursday, the tests showed that “the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine demonstrates more than 2 times higher titers of virus neutralizing antibodies to Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant than 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine (2.1 times higher in total and 2.6 times higher 3 months after vaccination).” The study suggests that Sputnik V neutralised the Omicron variant by introducing a strong antibody response. It further explains the statistics of the study s...
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Horoscope Today, 21 January 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today: AriesToday you may do better, kids' health is better now. You can plan to make some investments for kids' futures. You are likely to be more loyal towards your job. Job seekers may find a good job with the help of references. You may be able to find your hidden enemies and with the help of blessings, you may counter them. TaurusToday, you may hear some good news in terms of jobs. Job seekers may be focused to get success in some exams with the help of hard work. Singles may get engaged with soul mates. You may also hear some good news in terms of childbirth. GeminiToday, you may plan for a change in place, it is advised to postpone the decision related to migration. It is also advised to avoid investment...
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Russia and China block new UN sanctions on 5 North Koreans

United Nations, Jan 21 (AP): Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council from imposing sanctions on five North Korean officials in response to Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile tests, a decision criticized by the United States which sought to impose penalties over their roles in the country's missile program.At an emergency council meeting on Thursday on the North's four ballistic missile launches in the last two weeks, the US called on the 15 council members to approve a brief press statement recalling that such launches violate council resolutions and strongly urging Pyongyang to comply with its council obligations "and to engage in dialogue towards denuclearization".Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the council meeting was closed, sai...