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Flipkart set to expand its portfolio by offering Smart TVs and ACs

Flipkart set to expand its portfolio by offering Smart TVs and ACs under MarQ brand   E-commerce major Flipkart has announced the expansion of ‘MarQ’ brand of consumer durables to offer ACs and smart TVs as it looks to drive more revenues from its private labels. Flipkart set to expand its portfolio by offering Smart TVs and ACs the intent is to offer high-quality products that are affordable to everyone, he added. Menon said the existing products under MarQ have been well-received by customers and he expects the brand to capture 10 percent volume share in each of the...

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: Xiaomi Upgraded Its Entry-Level Game

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: Xiaomi Upgraded Its Entry-Level Game Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi 5A as its entry-level smartphone offering in India. The successor to Xiaomi’s widely popular Redmi 4A boasts of dual-SIM connectivity along with a dedicated microSD slot for expandable storage. Find out how the Redmi 5A fairs in our more than a month’s usage of the device. Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review Xiaomi has pushed its budget smartphone launches periodically into the Indian market. As a result of this, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer now sits comfortably at the top in terms of number of smartphone sales in...

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India to Launch 31 Satellites on January 12: ISRO

India to Launch 31 Satellites on January 12: ISRO The rocket launch to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the US and five other countries, will take place on January 12 at 9.30 a.m. India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12 instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10, a space official said on Monday. “The rocket launch to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the US and five other countries, will take place on January 12 at 9.30 a.m.,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Public Relations Director...

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Maharashtra bandh: Hospitals in Pune recorded drop

Maharashtra bandh: Hospitals in Pune recorded drop in OPD attendance on Wednesday As against the 259 new admissions to the hospital on January 2, the hospital registered 169 on Wednesday. The orthopaedic department at Sassoon General Hospital wore a near deserted look on Wednesday as most patients preferred to skip the mandatory check up for disability certificate on account of the Maharashtra Bandh. “Normally, we see at least 100-120 patients in the morning. There were barely 30-40 patients today,” doctors said. For the few who came in, such as Satish Chaudhary from Jejuri who had come with his visually challenged...

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Microsoft launches ‘Favorites Lock Screen’ app in India

Microsoft Garage — a programme that encourages the tech giant’s employees to work on special projects — has launched “Favorites Lock Screen” application for Android devices in India, the company has announced. “Favorites Lock Screen” is a replacement app for the usual lockscreen and has been built around the users’ interests and is the fourth such lock screen project from the tech giant. “We wanted to build a lock screen focused on fandom, not just beautiful images. Our app allows people to craft a more personalised experience centred around their passions and interests,” Pavan Kumar Desari, Program Manager of the Favorites Lock Screen team, wrote in the company’s blog post recently. Developed in the Microsoft India Development Centre, the app provides the user an option to choose wallpapers from categories such as sports, actors, musicians, animals and automobiles. There is also a search bar to let the user search directly from the lock screen. They can access apps and settings with a tap through the lock screen and also choose how to unlock the Android...

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