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    1. itel Wish A41 smartphone with 4G VoLTE launched for Rs 5,480: Specifications, features

      itel Wish A41 smartphone with 4G VoLTE launched for Rs 5,480: Specifications, features

      The smartphone allows users to login with two different accounts on apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

      itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Monday strengthened its 4G portfolio and launched 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone Wish A41 for Rs 5,840. The device features ‘Multiple Account’ apps and ‘SmartKey’. ‘Multiple Account’ allows users to log in with two different accounts on popular social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.

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      Mentions: Instagram
    2. DEN Networks gets shareholder approval for demerging broadband biz

      DEN Networks gets shareholder approval for demerging broadband biz

      The shareholders of cable and broadband service provider DEN Networks have approved a proposal to demerge the company’s broadband business into a fully-owned subsidiary unit called Skynet Cable Network. Currently, DEN operates broadband under Internet services under its DEN BOOMBAND brand in Delhi and NCR regions and had reported 159,000 subscribers as of December 2016.

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    3. Aadhaar-based eKYC mandatory: It may not be such a bad idea after all

      Aadhaar-based eKYC mandatory: It may not be such a bad idea after all

      Yes, there are plenty of challenges but let’s not overlook the immense opportunities.

      For a very long period of time, I didn’t have a voter ID card or driving license. From getting a new bank account to a new mobile connection, the process of proving that I exist and actually live somewhere in Delhi was nightmarish. I just had a PAN card as my proof of identity, but it was not admissible at many places. For something as simple as booking a hotel room.

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    4. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update to disable charging completely

      Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update to disable charging completely

      Samsung is truly killing off the infamous Galaxy Note 7 by disabling the ability to charge the battery.

      This is probably the last nail in the coffin for the Galaxy Note 7. After implementing a worldwide recall, in which Samsung was able to regain around 97 percent of the sold units of the infamous Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean company is now making its final move to disable use of the device even for the ones who chose to hold on to their units.

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    5. Google Play Store adds new ‘free app of the week’ section

      Google Play Store adds new ‘free app of the week’ section

      The section is however not available in the Indian Play Store.

      In an effort to highlight the recently announced sales on Google Play store, the platform has added a news section categorized as ‘Free app of the week’. As the name suggests, every week, the section would have a new app listed under it, and for those seven days, the paid app will be available to download for free.

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    6. Telcos, tower operators seek special treatment from electrical supply outfits

      Telcos, tower operators seek special treatment from electrical supply outfits

      Telcos face power problem majorly in the eastern part of India thereby hampering the telecom infrastructure.

      Terming power issues as a major challenge before them, telecom tower operators have sought special treatment from electricity supply outfits across the country to ensure efficiency in telecom sector.

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    7. Undoing the protection of free speech that the 66A judgment brought

      Undoing the protection of free speech that the 66A judgment brought

      If something you say, or a message you send, leads to someone else inciting violence, you could be jailed, if a recommendation from the Law Commission to the government is accepted, and laws are amended. The recommendation of changes from the Law Commission to the CRPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) and the IPC (Indian Penal Code) will have a chilling effect on speech, and could impact the messages sent via digital.

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      Mentions: Law Commission
    8. Nishant Rao, chief operating officer of FreshDesk, puts papers down

      Nishant Rao, chief operating officer of FreshDesk, puts papers down

      Nishant Rao, Chief Operating Officer of FreshDesk has quit the company citing personal reasons and will be shifting base from Chennai to Delhi and will be supporting Sequoia Capital as Advisor, reports Economic Times. The report says that at FreshDesk, Rao was responsible for all the non-R&D aspects of the company’s operations.

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    9. How Can a Good Team Empower Your Business?

      How Can a Good Team Empower Your Business?

      If someone was to ask me, as an entrepreneur, what I have built in these years, my answer would always be “I have built a team”. Very few people realise the true meaning and impact of this. But a transformational leader, of a start-up or an entrepreneur, will connect with the answer immediately. Unlike the perception that exists, an entrepreneur does not run a company single-handedly. He or she in a true sense is no different from the coach of a sports team.

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    10. Government begins preparations for introducing chip enabled e-passports

      Government begins preparations for introducing chip enabled e-passports

      The personal information of the applicants would be digitally signed and stored in the chip.

      Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports.

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