Daily Archives: December 30, 2019

Smartphone sales spike up on strong urban, rural demand


The economic slowdown may have clipped sales of cars and biscuits in 2019, but smartphones bucked the trend as urban and rural users continued to buy, and even upgrade to, expensive handsets – a trend likely to pick up pace in the coming year. The growth in smartphone adoption was further fuelled by the government’s push to position the country ...

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Literature is mirror of society: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said literature is the mirror of society as he hailed contributions of those who helped raise the stature of Hindi language. Addressing a prize distribution and felicitation ceremony on the 43rd foundation day of the Hindi Sansthan in the state capital, the chief minister said,”Our aim is to make the official language ...

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Delhi records coldest day in last 119 years


The maximum temperature in Delhi took a big tumble on Monday to settle at 9.4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901. It was also the coldest day in the national capital during December-February period since 1951. According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimum temperature settled at 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average; humidity ...

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Gen Bipin Rawat appointed Chief of Defence Staff

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat was on Monday appointed the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff whose mandate will be to bring in convergence in functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force. According to a government order, Gen Rawat has been appointed CDS with effect from December 31. Gen. Rawat assumed charge as Chief of Army ...

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