Daily Archives: August 25, 2019

Gaming phones’ sales surge in India

As mobile versions of popular games like Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty and others attract millions of players, the action is shifting to mobiles from traditional PCs. The shift has bolstered the sales of niche phones — including Black Shark, Nubia and Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) which are set apart by their battery durability and special cooling systems.

Companies recruit LGBT+, but right talent rare

From community networks and referral programmes to hiring consultants, organisations are actively looking at building a skilled pool of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, ‘plus’) workers in their journey to become truly inclusive. This comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court removed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising homosexuality.

SoftBank may lead funding in Lenskart, back Dailyhunt

ftBank Vision Fund is in advanced discussions to close two investments — in eye-wear retailer Lenskart and local language-based news & content platform Dailyhunt — as the Masayoshi Son-led internet firm continues its deal-making spree in the country.

RBI board to meet today, may discuss reserves level

RBI’s central board will meet in Mumbai on Monday to take up the annual accounts. With the Bimal Jalan report on an ideal level of reserves to be maintained by the RBI having been submitted, the meeting is also likely to discuss the same. The August board meeting finalises the central bank’s accounts for the year and also decides on surplus to be transferred to the government.

DGCA may bar affected models of MacBook Pro

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is examining the latest fear in the skies of battery fires in Apple’s MacBook Pro. DGCA may ban affected models onboard desi airlines. Apple had recently announced a recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between Sep’15-Feb’17 due to fears of overheated batteries catching fire.

Brazil’s army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Trump has authority to order US companies to stop doing business with China: Mnuchin

G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires: Macron

World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to help the countries affected by the huge wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest as soon as possible, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. Ahead of the gathering, Macron called on world leaders to hold urgent talks on the wildfires ripping through the world’s largest rainforest.

Trump dampens Macron optimism on Iran talks

Investors, lenders want tycoon Gautam Thapar removed as chairman of CG Power

Investors and lenders of power equipment maker CG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd want tycoon Gautam Thapar to be removed as chairman of the company after an investigation unearthed a multi-crore financial scam in the firm, sources privy to the development said.