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Understanding the implications of 5G technology in India

Being one of the fastest developing economies in the world is an honor that India has consistently strived for. Ensuring that people have quick, affordable, access to internet facilities is one of the central tenets of a modern nation. India has taken giant strides in that direction. In a recent report released by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, it was said, Urban India with an estimated population of 444 million

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A critical overview of the Indian Shinkansen

The Shinkansen is one of the most reputed and reliable train systems in the world. Shinkansen is Japanese for ‘New Trunk Line’ & English for ‘Bullet Train’. It has established a record for being punctual, clean and insanely efficient leading to it arguably becoming Japan’s lifeline much like how the Delhi metro and Mumbai local are lifelines for their respective cities. Recently, India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a

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Google Tez heralds a new chapter in mobile wallets

Google Tez is one of the newest offerings from the search engine giant that seeks to disrupt the mobile wallet industry, which post demonetization in India, has grown to unforeseen levels. Google has joined up with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and has built Tez on a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. Tez, designed as a Lite app, is just 7 MB in size so that it can run on slow Internet connections,

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Time for the Defence Minister to gear up

It’s a historic moment for India indeed. After a period of 35 years, she witnessed another woman becoming the defence minister of India. There has been universal praise from all sections of politics, media and civil society. With Nirmala Sitharaman becoming Union Defense minister and Sushma Swaraj handling External Affairs, it’s a rare sight to see two crucial portfolios of government being handled being handled by intellectually and experientially strong and capable women. Apart from

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Right to Privacy is needed but it’s not absolute

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) passed the ‘Right to Privacy’ (RTP) by making it a part of fundamental rights in the Indian constitution. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar along with 8 other members of the Supreme Court announced the landmark judgment by assessing that ‘Right to Privacy is inalienable to the dignity and integrity of the individual and is protected under Article 21 that envisages protection of life and personal liberty.’ Of course, the SC also

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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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Pakistani Nuclear Politics: Slippery Slope which strengthens Military Gum Boots

According to me, mainstreaming a nuclear Pakistan with a nuclear deal at current stage is a slippery slope which will only strengthen the military gum boots in Pakistan. A new report by the Carnegie-Stimson[1] collaboration proposes that Pakistan consider the following five nuclear weapon-related initiatives: • Shift declaratory policy from “full spectrum” to “strategic” deterrence. • Commit to a recessed deterrence posture and limit production of short-range delivery vehicles and tactical nuclear weapons. • Lift Pakistan’s

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Are we about to enter the ‘golden era’ of technology?

When we talk about technology, are we on the edge of a golden era? Will the advancement in technology serve as the tool that has an impact on the society over the next 20 years? Technology will soon have a dramatic impact on the man-machine interface and be a part of ushering in a golden era of technology. When we look at the new era of technology we should not limit it by extending it

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3 essentials of Digital Video. Or the long, short (and silent) off it!

Tides always creep up unknowingly. And over the last decade whenever I have had a chance to talk about digital trends – I have realised that they are very much like tidal waves that take marketers by surprise. So I thought it’s best to start with sharing some context on digital video and let you decide if you want to spend the next five minutes to immerse yourself in this new world. * 80% of

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ZenFone 2 Deluxe & Zenflash – power packed performances!

ZenFone 2 Deluxe is a 5.5-inch smartphone. It has 72% screen-to-body ratio which is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Super Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and is the world’s first smartphone with 4GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM. ZenFone 2 Deluxe features LTE Category 4+ for download speeds up to 250Mbit/s, and a 60ms touch response time.     ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0-aperture lens.The picture quality is very impressive especially

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