2019 has been an excellent year for smartphones, with OEMs offering serious upgrades over their previous generation handsets. The premium smartphones and flagship killers both saw big improvements in camera, design, display, and performance from their predecessors. This year also saw the dawn of 5G smartphones, which have topped most 'best smartphone' lists.But as good as 5G handsets are, they come at a hefty price, which makes their 4G counterparts more appealing for consumers looking for value. However, getting a flagship 4G smartphone might not be such a good idea in 2019.5G is about to get a whole lot more competitiveClose If 2019 was the year that marked the dawn of 5G connectivity, then 2020 will be the year in which the next-generation cellular network technology will be widely embraced. Smartphone OEMs have also pledged to release more 5G handsets at different price points in 2020, expecting the technology to reach more nations around the world. related news Qualcomm … [Read more...] about This is the only thing you need to read before buying a flagship smartphone in 2019
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The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has sparked widespread protests from the northeastern states and Opposition parties, has been passed by the Cabinet and is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on December 9.The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in January but lapsed without being cleared in Rajya Sabha. The Modi government has made passing of the Bill top priority and the process to ease the concerns of the Northeastern states is underway with Home Minister Amit Shah meeting with representatives of those states.Here we look at the major talking points of an amendment which seeks to redefine the definition of nationality of a nation which has been grappling with influx of illegal immigrants:Close What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019? related news India's air passenger traffic grows 3.6% in October; pace slower than seen in 2018: IATA Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to invest up to $600 mn in India through NIIF MHA sanctions Rs 100 cr to set … [Read more...] about What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and why is it in the news?
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut its outlook on real gross domestic product (GDP) for the current fiscal to 5 percent.The central bank had in October projected GDP growth for 2019-20 at 6.1 percent.GDP growth in the second half of FY20 is forecast at 4.9-5.5 percent, and at 5.9-6.3 percent in the first half of FY21.Close "Various high frequency indicators suggest that domestic and external demand conditions have remained weak," the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) said in a statement. related news Why RBI's status quo was in the offing RBI Credit Policy | Analysts expect RBI to cut rate in Feb Top 5 reasons why Sensex fell after RBI leaves rates unchanged "While improved monetary transmission and a quick resolution of global trade tensions are possible upsides to growth projections, a delay in revival of domestic demand, a further slowdown in global economic activity and geo-political tensions are downside risks," the MPC statement said.India's … [Read more...] about RBI slashes FY20 real GDP growth outlook to 5% from 6.1%
The 2019 edition of OECD Economic Surveys: India report has projected India's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 5.8 percent for the financial year 2019-20."Growth has slowed since mid-2018, from a hefty pace, reflecting the sharp deceleration in private consumption," the report underlines.Changes in insurance regulations and liquidity stress in the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) have affected car sales while the shutdown of one major airline and volatility in fuel prices have weighed on consumer confidence, the survey said.Close The report, despite forecasting muted GDP growth for India, says that the country remains a growth champion despite recent slowdown and going forward, growth is projected to recover. related news Govt may rework findings of Household Consumer Expenditure survey Country in trouble as PM Modi, Amit Shah live in 'imaginary' world: Rahul Gandhi Govt cannot suppress my voice in Parliament: Chidambaram For 2020, the survey projects … [Read more...] about OECD report projects India’s FY19-20 GDP growth to be 5.8%
Contrary to popular expectations, the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday maintained the benchmark repo rate at 5.15 percent, and kept its stance "accommodative".The Committee has raised the consumer inflation target for October-March to 4.7-5.1 percent, above its previous target of 3.6 percent. The April-September CPI inflation target for next year has been raised 3.8-4 percent.The central bank sees high food prices as a major driver of inflation.Close "The upsurge in prices of vegetables is likely to continue in immediate months; however, a pick-up in arrivals from the late kharif season along with measures taken by the Government to augment supply through imports should help soften vegetables prices by early February 2020," the MPC statement said. related news Why RBI's status quo was in the offing Top 5 reasons why Sensex fell after RBI leaves rates unchanged RBI Credit Policy | To issue … [Read more...] about RBI Credit Policy | Monetary Policy Committee raises consumer inflation target for October-March to 4.7-5.1%