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Honda Cars aims double-digit growth in FY19; expects Amaze to lift growth in tier II &III cities

New Delhi: The Japanese carmaker, Honda Cars India (HCIL), is expecting a double-digit growth this financial year. The carmaker is also optimistic that the tier 2 and tier 3 cities will play a key role in driving the growth with its second-generation Amaze. Currently, the company is getting a bigger contribution of its overall sales from the metros. “We are expecting to ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE, ANYWAY?

Audi’s A8 will be the first car to feature its Traffic Jam Pilot self-driving feature—but not in the US. AUDI RULES WERE MADE to be broken. Unless you’re up against, say, special prosecutor Robert Mueller or the frightful might of the Federal Aviation Administration. Turns out that in transportation, like so many other things, regulators can serve as a thick, strong wall, crushing ... Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Is a Nexus Phone That Google Stopped Making

HIGHLIGHTS The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 25,999 OS updates are guaranteed with Google’s Android One Programme It has a metal body, good cameras, and a snappy processor Google pulled the plug on its Nexus lineup of smartphones about two years ago. This put an end to a popular line of affordable smartphones running stock Android, and getting updates straight from Google. While the ... Read More »

How to Install Android P Beta on Google Pixel Devices, Nokia 7 Plus Right Now

HIGHLIGHTS Android P beta is available for Pixel devices, some other phones We installed the beta on Pixel 2 and Nokia 7 Plus The steps are quite simple for Pixel phones but not for Nokia 7 Plus As we saw at Google I/O 2018, Android P beta is now available for more than a few Android devices, not just limited to the Google Pixel series of smartphones. If you ... Read More »

Xiaomi Phones Are Showing Inappropriate Ads, but the Company Says It Isn’t Responsible

HIGHLIGHTS Some users have reported inappropriate notifications on Xiaomi phones These notifications are served via the Mi Apps store It’s a system application that can’t be uninstalled Xiaomi is the top selling phone brand in India with around 31 percent market share in the previous quarter, according to various research firms. That means roughly one out of every three smartphones sold in India ... Read More »

Delhi Police thinks CBSE papers leaked at board or bank level

Delhi police is also probing the roles of CBSE officials. So far, no CBSE official has been questioned. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The probe into the leak of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics question papers has led the police to believe that the leak happened between the time the papers were in ... Read More »

Nitish Kumar govt in Bihar reduces competitive exams fee for women candidates

The decision to reduce the fee of competitive exams for women candidates was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by CM Nitish Kumar and it would be applicable to the exams conducted by BPSC, BSSC. Photo: Mint Patna: The Bihar cabinet has reduced the fee for various competitive examinations for women candidates of all categories of the state. The decision was ... Read More »

CBSE paper leak case: Una teacher leaked both Class 12 economics and Class 10 maths question papers, say police

According to the police, the economics paper was leaked on 23 March—three days before the exam date—in Himachal Pradesh’s Una town and was shared on the WhatsApp by at least 40 groups. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class 10 mathematics question paper was allegedly leaked by a Una-based teacher who was arrested last week for ... Read More »

Google’s Advanced Protection Program Now Supports Apple’s iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS Apple apps can now access Google data of Advanced Protection users Google earlier restricted the access to only Google apps This program protects users’ data from phishing and hacking Last October, Alphabet’s Google launched an Advanced Protection Program in order to provide stronger security for varied users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being ... Read More »

Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »