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PriceMap offers India's first product and price discovery platform for offline retail 19.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): People often have this notion that online-shopping gets them authentic and genuine products at the cheapest available price. Well, what if they are told that, this
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PriceMap offers India's first product and price discovery platform for offline retail 19.5.2018 General News
People often have this notion that online-shopping gets them authentic and genuine products at the cheapest available price. Well, what if they are told that, this isn't the case?The e-commerce business sustains on the fact that a buyer wouldn't spend hours visiting markets-by-markets to compare offline-online prices and will thereby end up buying online without knowing that that the same product might be available at a shop nearby at better than online price!And this is very true as the buyers have no clue as to which shops nearby have their desired product in stock and which one is offering the best price. So, they eventually end up ordering online as it saves them time and they "assume" that ordering online saves them money! Also, many prefer ordering online for they want to save their precious time of roaming from one shop to another.Well, not anymore! There is an app for the consumers to discover product availability and price in nearby markets and it's called PriceMap ...
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Mamata raises voice against Internet misuse 17.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
On the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that social media should not be used to spread negativity.
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Social media should not be misused: Mamata Banerjee 17.5.2018 General News
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today cautioned people over the misuse of social media. The social media should not be used to spread negativity or fake news, Banerjee said on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today. "Today is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. In this day and age, we must not use social media and the internet to spread negativity or to malign others or spread fake news," Banerjee tweeted this morning. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. The day is observed annually to help raise awareness about the advantages that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies and ways to bridge the digital divide.
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4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ concludes in Bengaluru today; 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
    The 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) concluded in Bengaluru today.
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American Express grants $99,000 to boost digital literacy 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Aiming to promote digital literacy in the country, American Express has presented a grant of $99,000 to the American India Foundation, an official said on Thursday.
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Chg govt to distribute free smartphones to over 50 lakh people 18.4.2018 General News
The BJP government in Chhattisgarh will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY), months ahead of assembly polls in the state. Women heads of households will be the priority recipients of the smartphones, an official said today. "The distribution of smartphones will start during the 'Vikas Yatra' campaign of Chief Minister Raman Singh, scheduled to begin from May," he said. The Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) has started the preparation for the distribution of phones, as per the announcement made by the chief minister last year to reduce the digital divide, said the official from state Publicity department. The distribution would be taken up in two phases. "While in the first phase, 30 lakh smartphones will be given, remaining will be allotted in the next phase," he said. Under the scheme, 40 lakh phones will be given to women heads of households in villages having population of more than
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'Airtel Truecaller ID' crosses 1mn subscribers mark 21.3.2018 Sify Finance
Popular communication app Truecaller and Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that the "Airtel Truecaller ID" service now has over one million paying subscribers across India.
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'Airtel Truecaller ID' crosses 1mn subscribers mark 21.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Popular communication app Truecaller and Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that the "Airtel Truecaller ID" service now has over one million paying subscribers across India.
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At 56%, rural teledensity and broadband target lag way behind Urban India 19.3.2018 Business Standard: Today
The updated National Telecom Policy (NTP), currently being finalised, is expected to give attention on the digital divide between rural and urban areas.In the earlier NTP, issued in 2012, the target was to increase rural teledensity to 70 per cent by 2017 and to 100 per cent by 2020. Despite all the effort and growth of wireless broadband, the figure was only 56.7 per cent at the end of December 2017.Similarly, broadband connectivity to villages has been lagging, with delay in laying of an optical fibre network (OFN) up to gram panchayats. In NTP 2012, an aim was reliable and affordable broadband access to rural and remote areas, via a combination of optical fibre, wireless, VSAT and other technologies. All panchayats were get an OFN, with funding from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).This latter aim has seen several missed deadlines. A national network (NOFN) was to connect all 250,000 gram panchayats by 2016. The latest date for completion is March 2019. The delay has ...
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CM kickstarts campaign on PM’s rural digital literacy mission 15.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM kickstarts campaign on PM’s rural digital literacy mission
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Chennai tops in broadband speed 14.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Records download speed of over 32.67 Mbps, finds study
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City tops in broadband speed 14.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Records download speed of over 32.67 Mbps, finds study
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City tops in broadband speed 14.3.2018 Hindu: Cities
Records download speed of over 32.67 Mbps, finds study
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City tops in broadband speed 14.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Records download speed of over 32.67 Mbps, finds study
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City tops in broadband speed 14.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Records download speed of over 32.67 Mbps, finds study
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Dhakuakhana College conducts e-mail drive 8.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Dhakuakhana College conducts e-mail drive
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Unicef: Child marriages decline, significant drop in India figures 6.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There has been a significant drop in the number of child marriages worldwide and India contributed significantly to the global decline in the practice, the UN children's agency Unicef said on Tuesday.
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India to align with global best practices on spectrum: Sinha 27.2.2018 General News
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today said India will align with the world to enhance telecom footprint in the country and revenue generation will not be a priority for the government. "India will proceed with the world in the transformation. We want to make telecom enabler of common man's life and not the source of revenue. We will discuss it in detail under new telecom policy," Sinha told reporters here. He was replying to a question on global telecom operators raising concern over high spectrum prices in many parts of the world including India. "I have said we want to increase telecom footprint to the optimum, end digital divide; mobile connectivity should increase. This will be our focus. Revenue generation will not be the focus," Sinha said. Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said India will align with global practices on spectrum. In India, 7,446 mhz of spectrum available for telecom services, of which over 80 per cent is in two new bands, has been identified for mobile ...
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Sonowal stresses for agricultural research 23.2.2018 General News
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that extensive agro research holds the key for balanced agricultural development of the country. The state government was giving importance to organic farming and striving to maintain growth story in sync with ecology, Sonowal said at a programme at the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) at Jorhat. "Agricultural research is the key for balanced development and Assam Agricultural University (AAU) should take the lead in setting an agenda for students to carry out research to propel agricultural growth in the state," the chief minister said. The state government has decided to plant 10 crore saplings to maintain greenery, he said. "I appeal to the AAU to set out a future plan for Assam to take the path of agricultural development and economic growth by taking along all stakeholders," he added. He was addressing a convention on "Transforming Agriculture for Agripreneurship and Employment Opportunities: The Youth ...
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