New Android software for India by Google

In an attempt to woo millions of basic phone users in the fast-growing wireless services market, Google has unveiled a stripped-down version of its Android software for India. The Android Oreo Go operating system can work on entry-level smartphones with memory of as low as 512 megabytes. In a...
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Saudi will open nuclear plants with US investment

In a move to bring in more investments and stabilise the economy, Saudi Arabia has invited U.S. firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power programme. In a recent press release, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that the kingdom was not interested in diverting its nuclear technology...
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Reliance blamed for taking over the telecom industry

Not one to withstand harmless allegations billionaire Mukesh Ambani hit back at Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal for blaming his telecom venture Jio for the industry’s losses, saying businesses must stop looking at regulators and governments to guarantee their profits. Calling Mittal a “friend”, he said profits and losses are...
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Nissan seeks over $770 million in dues from India

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has begun international arbitration against India to seek more than $770 million in a dispute over unpaid state incentives, according to reports. In a legal notice sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, Nissan sought payment of incentives due from the Tamil Nadu government...
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Prince Miteb freed under $1 billion settlement agreement

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion. Prince Miteb was accused of awarding contracts to his own firms including a $10 billion deal for walkie-talkies. Miteb,...
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Xiaomi expands manufacturing facility to Noida

Smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its third manufacturing plant in India and the first facility for power banks in partnership with Hipad Technology in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, Xiaomi also announced the launch of two new power banks- 10,000 mAh Mi Power Bank 2i and 20,000 mAh...
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BrahMos perfects India’s cruise missile triad

Launching the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi-30 combat jet has completed India’s cruise missile triad. It was in fact India taking a step into uncharted waters as IAF became the first air force in the world to successfully launch a surface attack missile of this category. The...
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Facebook hub to be opened in Nigeria

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Lagos in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs in the nation. The move comes from the social network giant to pursue a training program in fast-growing Africa. The U.S. social media company said the centre would host...
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