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Non-resident Indians will likely send lesser money back home this year—and that’s bad news

Indians working abroad are expected to send lesser money back home this year due to job losses and pay cuts being witnessed across the world.

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Flipkart made its way into more Indian smartphones than Amazon this festive season

Flipkart clocked higher new app installs during the festive sales this year.

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Most Indians won’t rush to take the coronavirus vaccine once it’s available

Just 12% of respondents said they were willing to get vaccinated and return to their pre-Covid-19 lifestyles.

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Several shops in smaller Indian cities have stopped stocking Chinese smartphones

Several shopkeepers also said they were facing difficulties in convincing customers to buy Chinese brands.

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Genpact once again forced employees to come to office during the pandemic—for Facebook this time

Genpact, a third-party contractor that deployed 1,600 Facebook moderators in Hyderabad as of last year, pressurised its employees to return to offices as early as July.

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Donald Trump isn’t really wrong about India’s air being “filthy”

India, and its capital New Delhi in particular, has been grappling with particulate matter pollution for several years now.

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Why Mukesh Ambani’s JioPages is perfectly timed

“There couldn’t have been a more opportune time to launch a made-in-India browser.”

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Flush with cash, India’s sports fantasy startups are gaining ground

There are now more than 140 ports fantasy league platforms in India, in comparison to just 10 in 2016.

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Jio has taken another step toward building China-proof 5G for India

Jio Platforms is partnering with Qualcomm to “fast track the development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services” in India.

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Urban Indians aren’t upbeat about shopping this Diwali season

Most urban Indians have said that they are likely to spend less money this Diwali than 2019.

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