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Google tweaks privacy policy for Indian payment app after Paytm complaint

Google has tweaked the privacy policy of its Indian digital payments mobile application, days after local rival Paytm complained that the U.S. tech giant’s platform allowed disclosure of customer data for advertising and other purposes.

The row has erupted amid heightened debate about user privacy and how technology firms treat data in India and abroad. India is developing a new data protection law which could force companies to change how they transfer or store customer data.

GRSE to deliver 10 warships to Navy, Coast Guard

Defence public sector undertaking Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), which is in the process of raising nearly Rs 340 crore through the Initial Public Offering (IPO), will deliver 10 warships to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard in the next 18 months.

The first of the three ‘Project 17 Alpha Frigates’ will be delivered to the Indian Navy in the middle of 2023, said GRSE chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (retd) VK Saxena.

Global meet on sustainable trade and standards

The two-day international convention on sustainable trade and standards organised jointly by Quality Council of India (QCI) and the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards  concluded recently.

Titan eyes silver after gold, diamond

After carving out a significant niche for itself in the gold and diamond jewellery mart in the country, Titan Company flagship Tanishq has on Thursday announced its foray into the contemporary silver jewellery space.

Brought by Mia by Tanishq, the new silver collection — designer pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets etc — comes in contemporary style, enamelling and with stones and designs to cater to the young and modern women. Mia is positioned as a brand of bold, modern and chic jewellery. The products are priced in the Rs 1,999 to Rs 5,000 range.

SMEXASEAN launches platform for India

The MSME sector in India is set to get a boost with the launch of SMEXIndia, a division of SMEXASEAN, an online marketplace owned and operated by SRAM MRAM Group, a UK-based international conglomerate with footprints across 5 continents and 12 countries.

I-T dept inspects Jet books, shares tumble 3.67%

The income-tax department on Wednesday began inspection of the books of crisis-hit Jet Airways for alleged falsification of accounts and suspicious transactions, sources said. Shares of the airline fell 3.67 per cent to close at Rs 244.25 on the BSE after the action.

AI will make jobs interesting, society smarter, life easy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) — the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behaviour or creation of intelligent machines to perform human abilities like speech recognition, visual perception, decision-making, translation between languages and many more things — is going to make our society smarter, jobs more interesting and life more convenient, said a recent Salesforce research.

Bangalore is top tech location in Asia: Colliers

Bangalore is the number one location for technology firms looking to establish and expand business operations in Asia, as per a study released by global real estate services and investment management company Colliers International on Wednesday.

Online used car market to get electric push

Online car market is set to grow 20 times to $20 billion by 2022 with a major push coming from the used car segment. A major shift from fossil fuel driven cars to electric vehicles will act as a catalyst for the jump in the growth of used car market. Indian online automobile market currently has a size of $1 billion, of which the sales of used and new cars put together account for $950 million and the remaining accounts for auto services. Used car transaction make up for more than 85 per cent of the sales.

Hindu Rashtra doesn’t mean it has no place for Muslims: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ does not mean it has no place for Muslims as this concept is inclusive of all faiths and religions. “The Sangh works towards universal brotherhood and the cardinal principle of this brotherhood is unity in diversity. This thought comes from our culture, which the world calls Hindutva. That’s why we call it a Hindu Rashtra,” he said.

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