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Jabong announces addition of Aeropostale to its portfolio

Jabong announces addition of Aeropostale to its portfolio

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : Continuing with the new label launch spree in the month of March, India's leading fashion e-tailer, Jabong has announced the addition of yet another leading American high-street fashion wear brand, Aeropostale, to its product portfolio.

The New York based iconic specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for teen will be available on Jabong for women and men in more than 600 variants across categories such as capris, dresses, jeans, joggers, jumpsuits, leggings, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tops, jeggings, innerwear, casual shirts, polos and chinos with prices ranging from Rs.599 to Rs.2999. Jabong is also offering an inaugural discount of Rs.500 on purchases for Rs.2999 and above for all Aeropostale products.

RBI announces closure of all payment systems on April 1

RBI announces closure of all payment systems on April 1

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Contrary to its previous announcement that was circulated with regards to banks being operational on April 1, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a revised circular stated that all payment systems will be closed on the aforementioned date.

In a circular dated March 24, the RBI announced that it is mandatory for banks to render services on all days starting March 25, up to April 1. This was also applicable to RTGS and NEFT transactions.

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : London Stock Exchange today welcomes the world's largest corporate Masala bond. The landmark bond issuance from Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), one of India's leading banking and financial services companies comes less than 12 months after HDFC's INR 30 billion (USD 450 million) debt issuance in London, the first ever Indian corporate to list a Masala bond.

Grameen Koota raises Rs.250 crore from CreditAccess Asia

Grameen Koota raises Rs.250 crore from CreditAccess Asia

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : Grameen Koota Financial Services Private Limited (Grameen Koota) has raised Rs. 250 crore from its holding company, CreditAccess Asia (CAA), headquartered in Amsterdam, which is the leading multi-country Microfinance operator in India and South-East Asia. Part of the infusion, Rs.50 crore, will be provided in the form of equity and the remainder, Rs.200 crore will be provided in the form of Compulsory Convertible Debentures (CCDs).

SBI Card launches 'SBI Card Unnati' credit card to facilitate digital payments nationwide

SBI Card launches 'SBI Card Unnati' credit card to facilitate digital payments

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : SBI Card, one of India's leading credit card issuers announced the launch of a credit card, 'SBI Card Unnati', targeted at all State Bank of India (SBI) customers, including Jan Dhan account holders, throughout the country.

The card, launched at an event by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in the Government of India, will place the power of card transactions in the hands of first time credit card users, including those who do not have a credit history.

MSEI to organise mock trading sessions on April 1

MSEI to organise mock trading sessions on April 1

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited (MSEI), the third national level stock exchange is all set to conduct a mock trading session in equity, equity derivatives and currency derivatives segments on April 1, 2017.

As per Securities and Exchange Board of India's ( SEBI's) requirements, mock trading is conducted on a monthly basis by all the stock exchanges-MSEI, BSE and NSE to test trading and risk management-related systems and applications.

All MSEI members are encouraged to participate in the mock trading to test the system's performance. Trading members, using in-house or empanelled vendor's algorithms, are required to take part in the session with their user-ids.

Google launches Knowledge Graph in Bengali language

Google launches Knowledge Graph in Bengali language

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : In an attempt to assist Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search.

Google Search will now also support spell correction for Bengali queries improving the Search experience for the millions of Bengali speakers around the world.

The Knowledge Graph enables users to search for things, people or places that Google knows about-landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more. The feature allows users to get straight to the answer and displays other relevant information.

Here`s how birds of a feather communicate while flocking together

Here`s how birds of a feather communicate while flocking together

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A team of researchers has shed some light on how flying birds communicate with each other.

Zebra finches are social songbirds that use distance calls to establish contact with one another, similar to the way humans use speech to communicate.

Although it has been demonstrated that these birds can determine the identity of a caller as far away as 256 meters (or about 830 feet), it is not clear how their brain extracts this information from the call, which becomes degraded and loses intensity relative to the background noise as it travels through the environment.

Soon, we'll be watching videos from NASA's next-gen Orion in ultra-HD

Soon, we'll be watching videos from NASA's next-gen Orion in ultra-HD

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Astronauts may soon be able to communicate faster to and from space as NASA's advanced laser communications system called LEMNOS has brought speedy connections closer to the reality.

Imagine being able to watch 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) video as humans take their first steps on another planet. Or imagine astronauts picking up a cell phone and video-conferencing their family and friends from 34 million miles away, just the same as they might on Earth. LEMNOS, Laser-Enhanced Mission and Navigation Operational Services, may make these capabilities and more a reality in the near future.

Reusable carbon nanotubes, the next-gen water filter?

Reusable carbon nanotubes, the next-gen water filter?

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A new class of carbon nanotubes may soon become the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, a new study suggested.

Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials, silicon gels and activated carbon, according to researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Authors John-David Rocha and Reginald Rogers demonstrated the potential of this emerging technology to clean polluted water. Their work applies carbon nanotubes to environmental problems in a specific new way that builds on a nearly two decades of nanomaterial research. Nanotubes are more commonly associated with fuel-cell research.

FutureDial, Rocking Deals collaborate to enhance quality of used products in India

FutureDial, Rocking Deals collaborate to enhance quality of used products

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : FutureDial, a provider of device processing solutions partnered with Rocking Deals in order to examine and certify the quality of refurbished products that are being sold in the Indian market.

India is the second largest market for smart phones in the world and this is the main agenda behind FutureDial coming to India.

FutureDial provides solutions from the point of collection through the entire supply chain process including configuration and after sales. Their easy-to-use, automated solutions reduce the total number of operators involved, thus saving consumers time and money.

Revolutionary GST bill will ensure free movement of goods across the country: Jaitley

Revolutionary GST bill will ensure free movement of goods across the country

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday called the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill revolutionary, saying it will benefit all with the free movement of goods across the country.

"We are keeping two standard rates of 12 percent and 18 percent and provided for a cess for five years to fund compensation," said Jaitley while announcing usage of a cess on luxury, sin goods for GST compensation.

"Aim of GST Council is to decide everything with consensus," said Jaitley.

" CGST Law shall apply to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir," he said while mentioning that the GST Council met 12 times till date.

He further said that GST will ensure one single tax and will ensure free movement of goods across country.

GoDaddy launches new website builder for small businesses in India

GoDaddy launches new website builder for small businesses in India

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 : GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the launch of GoDaddy's new Website Builder combining a mobile optimized website builder with an integrated set of marketing and e-commerce tools, making it easy for small businesses in India to attract visitors and drive results.

Artificial Intelligence crucial for banks to transform customer experience: Accenture

Artificial Intelligence crucial for banks to transform customer experience

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : According to Accenture's latest report, banks should use artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand the intentions and emotions of customers and enable better interactions.

The report, titled Accenture Banking Technology Vision 2017, draws on the analysis of an advisory board comprising more than two dozen individuals, interviews with technology luminaries and industry experts, and results of a survey of more than 600 bankers.

According to the report, more than three-quarters (78 percent) of bankers globally and 87 percent in India believe that AI will enable simpler user interfaces that will help banks create a more human-like customer experience.

10 best SaaS-based B2B platforms in India

10 best SaaS-based B2B platforms in India

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : The use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform by B2B e-commerce majors has seen a significant rise in India. The companies are using it for all key operations to increase efficiency, be it their IT work or any other industry process. Apart from saving time and money, it provides user-friendly accessibility and hosting. Companies which provide SaaS are now well funded and are capable of leading the race.

The following are some of the SaaS B2B platforms that have played a major role in this technological shift, making it easy for SMEs to do business with a win - win situation:

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Opple launches 'Twinkle Star' - an innovative light for children

Opple launches 'Twinkle Star' - an innovative light for children

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Opple, a global integrated lighting solutions company and one of world's Leading LED Lighting brand launched a unique and innovatively designed light, Twinkle Star. This is Opple's newest addition to their range of home luminaries.

The product has been especially designed for children. Its creative design comes equipped with a twinkle shining effect that makes one feel closer to nature. It also defines an ambient light and in turn provides a soothing effect along with stimulating one's creative imagination.

Yakult Danone India introduces Shilpa Shetty Kundra as new brand ambassador

Yakult Danone India introduces Shilpa Shetty Kundra as new brand ambassador

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone, France, both global leaders in probiotics, announced Bollywood celebrity Shilpa Shetty Kundra as their new Brand Ambassador.

This comes in wake of the company's concerted plans to spread the health benefits of Probiotics and Yakult among Indian consumers, which was the main highlight of the press conference held here on Tuesday.

Present on the occasion were Minoru Shimada, Managing Director, Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., Bollywood Celebrity Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Dr. Neerja Hajela, General Manager - Science and Regulatory Affairs, Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.

itel launches 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone, Wish A41

itel launches 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone, Wish A41

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Aiming to strengthen its 4G portfolio to support the government's 'Digital India' initiative, itel Mobile from Transsion Holdings launched Wish A41, a 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone.

Priced at Rs. 5,840, the launch of Wish A41 underlines itel's commitment to become the preferred 4G device enabler for entry to mid-level smartphone users.

In the existing portfolio, the brand offers two other 4G VoLTE enabled smartphones- it1518 and it1520 and it further intends to expand its 4G portfolio with strong product offerings going forward.

iRobot upgrades iRobot HOME App, expands customer base in India

iRobot upgrades iRobot HOME App, expands customer base in India

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Home robotics aggregator iRobot announced updates to the iRobot HOME App that expands the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home for their customer base in India.

New Clean Map reports provide visual post-cleaning maps that display information about the robot's cleaning performance, such as the dirtiest floor areas and total space cleaned, while the integration of Amazon Alexa voice activated control will facilitate easy communication with a Roomba vacuuming robot.

Intellipaat launches Big Data, Hadoop training in Association with IBM

Intellipaat launches Big Data, Hadoop training in Association with IBM

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 : Taking Big Data training a notch higher across the globe, Intellipaat associates with IBM. Intellipaat announces the launch of Big Data Hadoop Training with IBM. Touted to be a strong collaboration between the parties, Intellipaat is reaching to the top echelons of technology and IT industry.

Designed to mitigate skill gaps in the Big Data domain, this master's course will offer 360 degree learning on Hadoop Developer, Administrator, Testing and Analyst modules and an IBM certification. Participants will also learn about IBM Big Insights as part of the course. To know more about the course click on to Hadoop Training.




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