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Jan 21, 2020, 11.34 AM IST

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Samsung appoints new mobile chief as Huawei chips away at market share

Samsung appointed Roh Tae-moon, currently its youngest-ever president at 51, as mobile chief as part of a reshuffle that came later than usual amid a series of court cases involving some of its top executives including leader Jay. Y Lee. Roh championed Samsung's shift to outsource more handset production to cut costs and better compete with lower-priced Chinese smartphone makers.

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  • In a statement, the company said its commitment to electric mobility comes after running successful pilots in several cities last year, and will have its electric fleet operating in 20 cities across the country, including Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Hyderabad within the year.

    The central bank said this in a response to a petition filed by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which wanted it to reconsider a 2018 circular directing regulated entities not to deal in cryptocurrencies. RBI said it had not banned crypto but only ringfenced regulated entities like banks from risks associated.

    The South Korean company is investing more than Rs 3,500 crore in this facility in Noida, as per a regulatory filing with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). It could later be expanded to manufacture displays of other devices as well.

    Voda Idea and Airtel, staring at huge payouts as AGR dues, need to raise prices to rebuild financial strength.

    Internet service providers have been asked to provide fixed line Internet connectivity in all the 10 districts of Jammu region and two districts, Kupwara and Bandipora, in North Kashmir. Rohit Kansal, the principal secretary to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said the order will come into effect from Saturday.

    Principal Secretary of Planning Commission in Jammu & Kashmir Rohit Kansal informed that the voice and SMS facilities shall be restored on a...

    Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature. According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.

    Among the three access service providers, Reliance Jio added the highest number of 5.6 million wireless subscribers, while Bharti Airtel saw a nominal net addition of 1.6 million, according to subscriber data for November 2019 released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday.

    M&M MD Pawan Goenka said that the prime focus will be on EVs and the company will be doing things “similar to what other service providers are doing, but with a twist”. He mentioned that there is enough room to accommodate more service providers and new entries in the segment should not be of concern.

    The country’s mobile user base is set to fall for the first time in eight years this calendar with many people likely to give up their second or third connections due to rising cost of ownership.

    Galaxy S20, which will be unveiled on February 11, 2020, is expected to have a top-end variant, the S20 Ultra.

    Advocate Ashim Sood argued that crypto currencies were more like commodities rather than currency and that it was beyond the RBI’s jurisdiction to regulate the field.

    During the assessment of highways, NHAI will look at the duration of traffic jams on highway stretches, the way-side amenities available and tow-away facilities in case of vehicle breakdown. Depending on the observations from the exercise, changes and improved practices will be incorporated in the design stage itself.

    After more than five months of internet shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir, the UT administration Tuesday evening restored mobile internet in parts of Jammu region and broadband in institutions such as banks, hotels, travel establishments and hospitals with effect from January 15.

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