Amazon’s next big plan for India: To deliver ‘all you need’ in 2 hours

In India, Amazon currently offers some groceries via a service named Pantry. It has also tied up with local vendors in four cities for Amazon Now, which promises two-hour deliveries

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Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more Inc expects groceries and household products to account for over half of its business in India in the next five years, as it moves to broaden offerings in the segment and foray into areas such as fresh produce.

Amit Agarwal, the India head of Amazon, said in an interview on Friday that groceries and goods such as creams, soaps and cleaning products, were already the largest product category on Amazon in terms of number of units sold in India.

“I would not speculate on when we would launch AmazonFresh but, absolutely, if you ask me the next five years of vision – from your avocados to your potatoes, and your meat to your ice cream – we’ll deliver everything to you in two hours,” he said.

AmazonFresh, which launched more than a decade ago in the US market, is the company’s flagship fresh grocery delivery service. In India, Amazon currently offers some groceries via a service named Pantry. It has also tied up with local vendors in four cities for Amazon Now, which promises two-hour deliveries.

“Probably in the next five years groceries and consumables would be more than half of our business,” he told Reuters.

Agarwal said Amazon had already started experimenting with a few fresh groceries in India, already home to its largest active customer base outside of the United States.

India’s e-commerce market is tipped to grow to $200 billion in a decade, according to Morgan Stanley, as cheap mobile data makes online shopping increasingly accessible.

And Amazon, which already has over 100 million registered users in India, is looking to cash-in on the opportunity.

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Want to learn coding? Google Grasshopper app can teach you on your mobile

Google launched Grasshopper app, created by a team of coders known an ‘Area 120’, to help beginners learn programming languages on their smartphones. Here is all you need to know about Grasshopper app

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Global search engine and technology giant, Googlehas launched Grasshopper app, a platform to help budding coders learn programming languages on the go using their smartphones. The app, created by a team of coders known by the name ‘Area 120’ from Google’s workshop for experimental products, is available for free on Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded from Google PlayStore and Apple App Store, respectively.

Here is everything you need to know about the importance of coding and how you can use the Grasshopper app from the comfort of your home to ace the art of coding:

What is coding?

Coding, also known as programming, is the way to communicate with computers. It tells a computer what actions to take; writing a code is like creating a set of instructions for the computer to follow. By learning how to write a code, you can tell a computer what it has to do and how it has to behave in a much faster way. If you know coding languages, you can make websites and apps, process data, and do many other things.

Why Grasshopper?

The ‘about’ section of the Grasshopper app states: “Coding is becoming an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy. We made Grasshopper to help folks like you get into coding in a fun and easy way. And, we put Grasshopper on a phone so you can turn your commute or waiting in line into a learning moment. We hope you like it and that it helps you embark on or continue your journey in learning to code.”

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IPL 2018: Gayle’s ton helps KXIP hand Sunrisers first defeat of season

Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match in the VIVO IPL 2018 to Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs. With the win over SRH, KXIP consolidated their position in the top three of Vivo IPL points table

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Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) by 15 runs in pursuit of 194. KXIP kept it tight and did not let SRH batsmen score runs. Earlier, Gayle scored the first ton of the IPL 2018. With the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab consolidated their position in the top three of VIVO IPL Points table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad had a bad start to their innings as opener Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt after being hit on the elbow in the first over. After that Wriddhaman Saha was dismissed cheaply and Yusuf Pathan followed him soon after. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been chasing 194 runs, thanks to Chris Gayle’s brilliant century.

Powered by Chris Gayle 100, Kings XI Punjab made 193-3 from 20 overs. Gayle hit massive sixes and four all around the ground and smashed Rashid Khan for four consecutive sixes. He was helped by all the other batsmen who came in. The run rate of Kings XI Punjab maintained the run-rate throughout their innings. Chris Gayle smashed one four and 11 sixes. He remained not out through the innings.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over

Over 1: Saha and Dhawan to open for SRH. Sran to bowl the first over. The first ball went for wide down the leg side. no run. Second dot ball, another dot ball. Single of the 4th ball. Sran to Dhawan awkward bounce hit Dhawan’s elbow. Another dot ball as Dhawan retired hurt. Kane Williamson to replace Dhawan. Sran to Williamson for no run. SRH 2/0

Over 2: Mohit Sharma to Saha, single of the first ball. Classic cover drive by Williamson for 4. Williamson took 3 runs from the mid-wicket region, good running between the wicket. Runs leaking as the 4th ball hit for four in the fine leg region.

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Apple iPhone X successor with LCD screen coming soon at half the price?

The 6.1-inch LCD screen and dual-SIM functionality-based iPhone would cost half the price of the current generation flagship, according to a report in 9to5 citing KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

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The anniversary-edition Apple iPhone X is one of the expensive consumer-centric smartphones launched late last year. However, the iPhone X successor, with a 6.1-inch notch-based LCD screen and dual-SIM functionality, would cost half the price of the current generation flagship, according to a report in 9to5 citing KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In an earlier Bloomberg report, Kuo said Apple was considering creating another price segment for dual-SIM-based iPhones. He also said that the single SIM model could sell at between $550 and $650, while the dual-SIM model would go for at least $650.

Kuo’s information stands in line with the Digitimes research analyst Luke Lin, who said in his report that Apple would launch a new 5.85-inch iPhone this year with OLED screen at a price much lower than that of the iPhone X.

According to Lin, who cited information from Apple’s upstream supply chain, the next-generation iPhone’s manufacturing bill for materials will be over 10 per cent lower than that for the iPhone X. He added that the MBOM of the iPhone X was more than $400 in 2017.

In the past, Lin had also purported that Apple was preparing for a new inexpensive smartphone similar to the iPhone SE, with the wireless charging functionality but without 3D-sensing technology, for a 2018 launch. Read More

Modi in London: ‘Bharat ki Baat’ event, India-UK enhance ties; highlights

Theresa May and Narendra Modi discussed a new UK-India Tech Partnership, which will create thousands of jobs and generate significant investment in both economies

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the United Kingdom, as part of his five-day three-nation tour, interacted with participants in the ‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Sath’ programme on Wednesday at Westminister’s Central Hall in London. Earlier during the day, Modi and UK Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a new UK-India Tech Partnership, which will create thousands of jobs and generate significant investment in both the economies. Modi held a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May on Wednesday morning and discussed various topics, including defence cooperation, chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and Syria, legal matters, Chennai six.

Commencing his interaction with the world during his much-talked-about diaspora event, “Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath” (India in discussion with the world), Modi said, “People are equivalent to Gods in a democracy and if they wish even a tea-seller can become their representative and shake hands at the Royal Palace.”

During his discussion in the Bharat ki Baat, Sabke Sath programme, Modi outlined three objectives of his government — Children must be educated, youths must have jobs and the elderly must have access to medicine.

“People have more expectations from us because they know that we can deliver. People know that when they say something, the government will listen and do it. Days of incremental change are over. Can do justice to the nation when I forget myself,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi is ending the first day of his London visit by interacting with Indian diaspora at an event titled ‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath’. Along with live questions from the audience present there, questions are also being sourced from Facebook, Twitter and the NaMo app.

The discussion is considered as the most important highlight of the “Living Bridge” theme of the India-UK bilateral visit. Modi will also reply to questions pouring in on social media during the live broadcasting of the event.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2 with dual cameras being developed, to come to India: Report

Most of the phone’s specs, such as HD+ screen, storage and RAM variants put it in line with the Redmi 5. However, the Snapdragon 625 SoC will give the Redmi S2 a huge boost in terms of performance

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is closely working on a new Redmi device, which is expected to make its way to India – according to a report by online technology-based forum XDA-developers. Touted as the Redmi S2, the budget-centric smartphone is reported to sport dual rear cameras and feature the face-unlock mechanism.

Based on the report, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 would sport an 18:9 aspect ratio screen of HD+ (1440×720) resolution. The phone would be powered by Qualcomm MSM 8953 system-on-chip (SoC), which is a Snapdragon 625 processor. In terms of storage, the phone would have a 16GB variant, though other storage models are also likely, and there would be a microSD card slot for storage extension. As for memory, the phone would likely come in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants.

Talking of imaging, the phone would have a dual-camera set-up on the back, which will either have the 12-megapixel primary sensor of Sony IMX486 or OmniVision OV12A10, and the 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 as the secondary sensor. On the front, there would be a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 would have a 3,080mAh battery and boot Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box.

Based on most of the specifications and features, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 seems like a mixture of the Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus) with added dual cameras on the back. While most of the specifications, such as HD+ screen and storage and RAM variants put it in line with the Redmi 5, the Snapdragon 625 processor would give the Redmi S2 a huge boost in terms of processing power.

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Akshaya Tritiya 2018: Offers raining on gold, diamond; all you need to know

It’s raining sales on gold and diamond. Here is a list of portals offering tempting discounts to mark Akshaya Tritiya 2018

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Today is Akshaya Tritiya 2018, a day believed to bring good luck and success. It is believed that Akshaya Tritiya is good to initiate new beginnings and brings good fortune and luck. Most people start new businesses, buy land or jewellery, and invest in something on this day. All leading online portals – Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc – are enticing consumers with some heavy discounts on gold, platinum and diamond jewellery and giving an opportunity for shopaholics to shop to their heart’s content. Moreover, leading jewellers have lined up attractive offers for buyers.

In order to cash in on Akshaya Tritiya, leading jewellers have lined up attractive offers. Tanishq, for example, is offering up to 25 per cent off on making charges of gold and value of diamond jewellery, while Malabar Gold & Diamonds is offering gold coins and gift cards. PC Jeweller claims to be offering the lowest prices on gold coins this Akshaya Tritiya.

Banks like HDFC are offering up to 5 per cent cashback on jewellery purchase. However, while you are excited to grab your diamonds and gold, the government, has in a tweet advised customers to purchase only BIS-Hallmarked Jewellery, which is available in 14, 18 and 22 carats.

It’s raining sales on gold and diamond. Business Standard lists portals offering tempting discount to mark Akshaya Tritiya 2018:

1. Akshaya Tritiya 2018 offers from Tanishq: Starting today, the Bengaluru-based jewellery brand will offer up to 25% off on making charges of gold and diamond jewellery. Tanishq tweeted,”Celebrate this Akshaya Tritiya with us, and avail of up to 25% off on making charges of gold jewellery and diamond jewellery value!” Read More