Miscellany

Miscellany

Apple unveils new iPhones, bigger watches

Apple Inc announced larger watches and is expected to unveil three new iPhones at an event at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday, confirming expectations that the company is making only minor changes to its lineup based on last year’s iPhone X.

The new phones will be named XS Max, XS and Xr, according to coding on the company’s website spotted by tech news blog ATH here earlier on Wednesday.

No-holds-barred attack on Cong

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani brought out the heavy artillery to attack the Congress leadership on the burgeoning non-performing asset problem in what is a legacy issue which portends to threaten the very fabric of the financial system in India.

Delhi's office commute time highest

The average office commute time in Delhi is highest as compared to other metro cities in the country. According to a study by MoveInSync Technology Solutions, an office commute automation platform, the average time taken for someone to travel to work in the city is 60 minutes. This means, on an average a person spends two hours of the day going to and coming back from office.

The study, which is based on approximately 35 lakh one-way trip data across the cities mapped, further shows that office goers in the capital city spend 3-4 minutes per kilometer on the road. 

Former staffer files lawsuit against Infosys

Bangalore-based tech major Infosys is embroiled in a fresh lawsuit in the US. Anuj Kapoor, a former Infosys employee of the company, who worked on a project for CVS Health Corporation, a retail pharmacy and healthcare company based in Rhode Island, filed a suit against Infosys in June, alleging the company made him work more than 1,000 hours of overtime without any remuneration.

Jack Ma not retiring: Alibaba

The Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma is not retiring and will unveil transition plans on Monday, the company-owned media outlet said on Sunday as it rejected a news report that he is stepping down from the Chinese e-commerce giant. The New York Times report said Ma planned to use his 54h birthday to announce his retirement to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education.

The first quieter megacity, thanks to electric vehicles

On a recent afternoon at a bus stop in the business district of Nanshan in Shenzhen, China, the air was filled with the sound of chirping birds in a nearby park. The street was quiet, with the exception of the occasional diesel truck chugging past—holdouts against a future that glided in with barely a sound: an electric bus.

Spice markets witness a sudden price war

The recent deluge has altered the spice route of the country with torrential rains heavily lashing and bashing the spice gardens of Kerala and Karnataka.

Karnataka is the largest producer of pepper, followed by Kerala, and the states have incurred huge losses as floods washed away pepper wines from thousands of hectares of land. As a result, next year’s pepper production will be down by 40 per cent, say market watchers.

India produces some 75,000 tonnes of pepper annually of which Karnataka alone accounts for 70 per cent while Kerala has a share of some 25,000 tonnes.

Air India may get Rs 2,100 cr fresh lifeline

Cash-starved Air India that went unsold after desp­a­iring attempt to salvage it from the pit, the governme­nt is now considering a fresh Rs 2,100 crore booster to ke­ep the beleaguered national carrier afloat.

Celebrating womanhood

Delhi recently held a first-of-its kind women health festival, FemmeCon 2018, organised by TheaCare, a FemTech platform for women's health.

Avanse unveils education loan to honour teachers

To celebrate Teacher’s Day (September 5), Avanse Financial Services, one of Ind­ia’s leading education fina­nce firm, has decided to lau­nch an exclusive education loan to honour teachers.

Avanse will provide 5 per cent cash-back of the funded tuition fee to student applicants who have at least one parent as a teacher. To be eligible for this offer, the student must opt for a post-graduate course of 2-2.5 years at any Indian and international university. The offer is valid for one month from September 1.

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