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You’ll spend a DECADE of your life on gadgets and share nearly 100,000 posts, study suggests

THE AVERAGE Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops – and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study discovered the true extent to which every element of our lives is conducted while holding, or staring at a high-tech device. 2 Social ... Read More »

Hopes of cheaper finance, consumption growth to propel equities

Reserve bank of India will announce the FY20’s second bi-monthly monetary policy on June 6. Currently, the policy repo, or central bank’s short-term lending rate for commercial banks, stands at 6 per cent (Representational Image) Mumbai: Prospects of cheaper finance along with a liquidity boost from the apex bank will sustain the uptrend in equity markets during the coming week, analysts ... Read More »

Buy Shriram City Union Finance; target of Rs 2000: Cholamandalam Securities

SCUF’s, AUM grew by 7.7% YoY to INR 296bn in 4QFY19 predominantly led by growth in SME (14.8%YoY), 2Ws segment (6.9%YoY), and Other Non-gold loans (4.3%YoY). Consequently the loan mix was noted at SME segment (60%), Two Wheeler (18.2%), Loan against gold (9.2%) and Others (12.6%). Overall disbursements remained flat YoY (up 44.3% QoQ) in 4QFY19 at INR 66.1bn, given ... Read More »

vivo becomes official smartphone provider of PUBG MOBILE Open 2019

With an insurgence of gaming phones from the likes of Xiaomi, Razer, and Asus, vivo is looking to position itself among the leaders in the mobile gaming market. Today the company announced that it will partner Tencent Games to become the official sponsor of the 2019 PUBG MOBILE Club Open. Contestants will be using vivo phones for the tournament, which ... Read More »

Meaning of ‘Abhinandan’ has evolved today: PM Narendra Modi at Construction Technology India 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Construction Technology India (CTI)-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in the national capital. The two-day event also saw the participation of technology providers, start-ups, researchers, developers, academia, public sector agencies and other domain experts. The Construction Technology India Conference will provide avenues for stakeholders to open up new areas for collaboration and facilitate conversion of ideas into market-ready products. Proven ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile: List of All New Weapons Available in Survive Till Dawn Zombie Mode

The new PUBG Mobile update 0.11.0 rolled out just a few days back and brings the highly anticipated Zombie mode also known as ‘Survive Till Dawn.’ The new mode adds a whole new level of excitement as you need to survive against players as well as bloodthirsty Zombies. PUBG Mobile developers have added some new weaponry, specially designed to deal ... Read More »

65% of country’s mobile phones are manufactured in Noida: UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

Sixty-five percent of country’s mobile phones are manufactured now in Noida alone, said Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on February 4, claiming that UP has a strong potential to surpass the growth of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. UP emergence as a hub of mobile phone production has also stopped its youths’ exodus to other states for jobs. ... Read More »

Ministry of Finance paid suppliers more than once; 13,500 extra employees on master list

B.C.’s Ministry of Finance makes duplicate payments to suppliers and has 13,500 employees no longer on the payroll on the books because its tracking system is a mess, auditor general Carol Bellringer says. Those duplicates resulted in 138 payments totalling more than $649,000, spending the government said involved a now-corrected 73 per cent error rate. Bellringer’s office examined the master ... Read More »

Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

People in Tonga could face several weeks without the internet due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Something went wrong with the fiber-optic cable on Sunday night. Initially it wiped out access to the internet almost entirely, and meant people couldn’t even make international phone calls. A small ... Read More »

Drive aims to increase number of men in early years education in UK

A male preschool teacher at work. Photograph: Rebecca Lupton A drive is under way to increase the number of men working with the youngest children in the education system, drawing on the success of Norway, which has the highest percentage of male early years professionals in the world. According to latest statistics, just 2% of the early years education (EYE) workforce in ... Read More »