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Govt intends to make Indian universities world-class, says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at the centenary celebrations of Patna University, in Patna, on Saturday. Photo: PTI Patna: Lamenting that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government intends to unshackle these institutions and provide Rs10,000 crore to 20 varsities to ensure that they are counted ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Rolling Out: How to Download

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout has begun The update revamps the experience with Fluent Design System It is compatible with all devices presently running on Windows 10 Microsoft on Tuesday, October 17 announced the start of the rollout of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709). Alongside, Microsoft announced the first mixed reality headsets are now available to buy, and introduced the Surface Book ... Read More »

iPhone X to Be Key Global Smartphone Sales Driver in 2018: Gartner

HIGHLIGHTS Gartner predicts a boost in iPhone’s replacement cycle with X model Apple improves shipments of iPhone X components The iPhone X to meet its growing demand in holiday season As the anticipation for the iPhone X has reached new levels despite its premium price, Apple is actively working to fulfil the demand. But in the midst of the tough time for the iPhone ... Read More »

Oppo F5 Launch Set for October 26, Tipped to Sport Dual Selfie Cameras

Oppo has teased the upcoming launch of its F5 smartphone. In a post on its Philippines Facebook page, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer clearly mentions that the Oppo F5 will be launched on October 26. It’s not certain whether the Philippines launch will follow a China or global unveiling – for now, this is the only launch date disclosed for the selfie-focused ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Bezel-Less Phone to Launch in India Today: How to Watch Live

Bezel-less smartphones are arguably the biggest trend in the smartphone market right now, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the successor to the smartphone that started it all, will launch in India today. The launch event is expected to kick off at 12pm IST, and as always, Gadgets 360 will have live updates from the event, and full details about Mi MIX 2 ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi govt to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 universities to make them world-class

In order to make universities world-class, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced to give Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsities across India. This announcement from the PM Modi came after no Indian varsity figured among the top 500 globally. Further, while delivering the speech at Patna University, PM Modi said the measures like grant of central status were “a ... Read More »

All iPhone 2018 Models to Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple may never launch another iPhone with Touch ID again The prediction comes from KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Rest of the industry is sticking with fingerprint scanner for now If you were planning to ditch Apple’s iPhone X model in hopes that perhaps next year its successor will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display, you’re up for some ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 to Sell in Big Bazaar Stores During Festive Season

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi has partnered with Big Bazaar chain This festive season, Big Bazaar will be selling Note 4 and Redmi 4 phones Xiaomi is increasingly expanding its reach in the offline market of India Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4, the popular Xiaomi phones will now be selling in the Big Bazaar stores near you. Xiaomi has announced a partnership with the Future Group-owned large format chain ... Read More »

Home Credit Finance India looks to grow white goods financing

The company, which has its roots in Prague, is aiming a credit portfolio of Rs 4000 crore by December 2017, as against Rs 1570 crore at the end of December 2016. Non-bank lender Home Credit India Finance, predominantly a mobile handset financier, is now looking to finance more TV sets and washing machines to grow its footprints in India. The lender ... Read More »

‘Toughest places for girls to get an education’: Africa gets 9 slots in top 10

A development campaign group, ONE, has disclosed that countries in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a ranking of places unfavourable for the girl child to get an education. The One report released on the occasion of International Day of the Girl (October 11) was titled: “The Toughest Places For A Girl To Get An Education.” It said due to existing hurdles that girls ... Read More »