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3rd April, 2020, New Delhi : Keeping customer centricity as our primary objective, Lenovo and Motorola are leveraging the full strength of our global business operations to maintain services support and minimize any potential impact on customers worldwide during this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic.

To better support our customers, Lenovo and Motorola are offering a free global warranty extension for up to 75 days through May 31, 2020 for all Lenovo/Motorola smartphones and accessories with warranties that are coming to an end between March 15 through April 30, 2020.

Through the breadth of consumer technology and services, Lenovo and Motorola are here to support customers in continuing to stay connected, productive and entertained at home.

Stay home & stay safe.

Prashanth Mani, Country Head, Lenovo Mobile Business Group and Managing Director, Motorola Mobility


Music industry body PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd.), which collects sound recording royalties on behalf of the music industry has appointed G.B. Aayeer as its new CEO.

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The appointment was announced today by Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music and Chairman of the board of PPL.

GB Aayeer, who till recently was with Saregama in various capacities including CFO, Interim CEO, Executive Director on the Board of the listed entity, amongst others comes with a long experience of 38 years in senior positions in large corporates.

In his long stint, in the music industry and outside the industry, GB has closely handled challenges and changes, consequent to paradigm shifts in the music landscape with changing formats of music consumption and evolution of exploitation of different elements of copyrights.

GB will take over from Rajat Kakar under whose leadership PPL underwent a radical transformation with relentless focus on professionalism, ethics and transparent processes. PPL is now a leading sound recording Collective Rights Management Organisation (CMO) and has made a mark for itself globally, by passionately driving engagement with users for mutual benefit, enhancing repertoire strength with surge in membership and ease of doing business initiatives by going completely digital in its licensing and lead generation processes, GB Aayeer commented, “I am excited at being chosen to lead PPL in its rejuvenated avatar.

Rajat has made PPL into a data oriented, transparent and professional organization and I now look forward to continuing the momentum built in the last 2 years with the help of a highly talented team of employees and efficient systems, a combination that offers immense potential for growth. I look forward to working with stakeholders and users alike to create an environment of respect for Intellectual property.”

Said Rajat Kakar, the outgoing MD & CEO of PPL, ”GB is a seasoned professional who has a proven track record in building successful teams and systems and will bring his experience and maturity as we enter the next phase of growth for the Music Industry. I am delighted that GB will be taking over the reins of PPL from me and am leaving with the satisfaction that PPL is in safe hands under GB”

PPL is the only CMO in India which is affiliated to International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), the apex body of the global music industry.


Honor is all set to add a new mid-range smartphone to its portfolio dubbed Honor Play 4T. The company has confirmed the launch itself which is slated for next week. Recently, the company had introduced another smartphone in the Play series called the Honor Play 9A.

The leaked poster of the Honor Play 4T revels that it will be sporting a waterdrop notch screen. The rear side of the device has the trendy rectangle-shaped camera module. It houses three cameras and an LED flash. The poster reveals that the Play 4T will arrive in green and blue shades.The key specs shared by the tipster is an exact match the specifications of the AQM-AL10 phone. Also, the above shown poster resembles with the TENAA images of AQM-AL10.

Considering that the Honor Play 4T has AQM-AL10 model, it can be said that it will be arriving with a 6.3-inch OLED panel that supports 1080 x 2400 pixels and 20:9 aspect ratio. The device houses a 4,000mAh battery. The 3C appearance of the AQM-AL10 revealed that it will carry support for 22.5W fast charging. The phone measures 157.4 x 73.2 x 7.5mm and it weighs 163 grams.

The 2.27GHz Kirin 810 chipset will power the device with 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM. The handset will land in China in 128 GB and 256 GB storage choices. The Android 10 OS will be preinstalled on the device.

For shooting selfies, it possesses a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The rear shell of the phone has a 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel triple camera system. Lastly, the handset features an in-screen fingerprint reader.


As seen in the promotional poster, Redmi will launch its first wearable device during the Mi Fan Festival on April 3, 2020 at 1400 hours (Chinese time). While the poster does not explicitly mention as to what the aforementioned wearable device is, we can expect it to be the Redmi Band. If it were a smartwatch, it would have deserved a bit more promotion than this, which has led us to speculate that the company could very well be talking about a fitness band.

The upcoming wearable is believed to borrow some features from the Mi Band 4, which was launched last year with notable improvements such as a color AMOLED touchscreen display, ability to control music playback, tracking features, and support for numerous watch faces among others.
As mentioned above, previous reports speculated that the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 could feature NFC outside of China.

Notably, the previous-generation models did not have this feature in the global markets. The other details revealed by reports include. 1.2-inch display, which is bigger than the 0.96-inch display on the Mi Band 4. Also, the wearable is said to feature a color AMOLED display, more contrast, and better visibility.

It is also said to be priced around RMB 179 (approx. Rs. 1.930). But it is not confirmed officially and we can expect other models to be priced higher.


Google is back with another update for its subscription-based game service, Stadia. The company has announced that it will add three more games for free next month.The three games that Google will add next month to Stadia include — Serious Sam Collection, Spitlings and Stack on Stacks.

What is Google Stadia?

Stadia is Google’s cloud gaming platform. If you’re not familiar with the concept, cloud gaming offloads the heavy lifting normally performed by a game console or beefy PC to servers in data centers. Your button presses are sent to those servers, which then send back video of the game. It’s kind of like YouTube, but you’re directly controlling what you see in real time.

How good is Stadia’s graphics quality?

Games can run at up to 4K and 60 frames per second, but not all of them do; notably, Destiny 2 runs at 1080p with graphical fidelity roughly equal to medium PC settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 runs at 1440p and in 30 frames per second. Both are upscaled to 4K — meaning that although those games do looks marginally better than their resolutions suggest, they’re not available in “true” 4K. In general, output isn’t as high quality as it would be from a top-tier gaming PC — and considering Google’s Phil Harrison claimed in a tweet in October that “all games at launch support 4K,” that’s not great. In a statement to Eurogamer, Google said the tools for 4K are there, but it’s on developers to implement them.

It also said performance should improve over time: “We expect that many developers can, and in most cases will, continue to improve their games on Stadia.”Where do I buy Google Stadia?

As of now, you can only snag Stadia directly from Google. If a friend bought a Founders or Premiere Edition, you can petition them for a Buddy Pass to test the service out. It seems likely that you’ll eventually be able to pick up kits and controllers from Google’s usual hardware retailer partners — Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and the like — but we don’t know if or when that will be the case.


Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook finally has an official release date. You’ll be able to buy it at Samsung and Best Buy next Monday, April 6th, starting at $999.approximately Rs. 75,500. The Galaxy Chromebook is the first to feature a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display and is available in Mercury Gray and a Fiesta Red shades.

Chromebooks, an Intel 10th-generation chip. It includes 8GB of RAM (LPDDR3) and a 256GB SSD as well.

Samsung indicated that there’d be additional configurations available, featuring up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. The company seems to have killed those models, however; the base model is now the only variant available.

Chromebook: How Popular Is It

A lot of smartphone makers have launched tablets, including a couple of Chinese firms like Huawei, Xiaomi, and more. However, not many have attempted to sell Chromebook devices, especially priced at $999. Google is probably the only other company to have launched with Chrome OS device for a similar price tag with the Pixelbook in 2017 and the Pixel Slate in 2018.
However, Google cut back on the price with the launch of the Pixelbook Go, launched last year for $649. Comparatively, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is much more expensive than its competitors like Asus’ Chromebook Flip C434 for $549.

Looking back, the price and affordability have been one of the base arguments for buying a Chromebook. This also means that the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will need to further justify its pricing with its high-end hardware and other capabilities.


Google is increasing the maximum limit of participants in video conference calls on its Android app -Google Duo from eight to twelve, as more people are mandated to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a server-side change from Google and has already been rolled out to all Duo users. This means you can start making group video calls with up to 11 additional participants using the service right away. The announcement was made by Google’s Senior Director of Product & Design Sanaz Ahari on Twitter.

While Google Duo is available on the web, Android, and iOS, only the mobile clients support group video calling. The new limit makes Google Duo’s group video calling service better than WhatsApp which only allows for group video calls of up to 4 people. It, however, pales in comparison to FaceTime which allows up to 64 participants in a group video call.


ओला ने कोविड-19 से प्रभावित अपने ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी के लिए 30,000 रुपये तक का बीमा कवरेज ऑफर किया; साथ ही उनके परिवारों के लिए मुफ्त चिकित्सा सहायता

  • कोविड-19 से प्रभावित होने पर ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी की आमदनी में 1,000 रुपये प्रतिदिन के नुकसान के लिए 30,000 रुपये तक के बीमे का प्रावधान
  • एमफाइन की साझेदारी में ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी के लिए निःशुल्क ऑनलाइन मेडिकल परामर्श

राष्ट्रीय21 मार्च 2020 : भारत के सबसे बड़े मोबिलिटी प्लेटफॉर्म और विश्व की सबसे बड़ी राइड-हेलिंग कंपनियों में से एकओला ने आज बताया कि यह अपने ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी के कोविड-19 की जाँच में पॉजिटिव पाए जाने पर उनकी आमदनी में होने वाले नुकसान को बीमा सुरक्षा प्रदान करेगी.  पूरे भारत में ओला ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स के लिए ख़ास तौर पर डिजाईन किये गए इस प्रस्ताव से मौजूदा विश्वव्यापी महामारी के प्रभाव से उनके परिवारों के आर्थिक हित की सुरक्षा होगी.

सभी योग्य ओला ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी को 30,000 रुपये की फ्लोटर राशि से कवर किया जाएगा. इस बीमा के तहत वे कोविड-19 से संक्रमित पाए जाने की तारीख से अधिकतम 21 दिनों तक 1000 रुपये प्रतिदिन के हिसाब से क्षतिपूर्ति प्राप्त कर सकते हैं. इसमें समय-समय पर सरकार द्वारा स्वीकृत नियमों के अनुसार किसी योग्य चिकित्सक द्वारा अस्पताल में भर्ती होने या घर पर संगरोधन (क्वारंटाइन) की घटना शामिल होगी. इस क्षतिपूर्ति के लिए ड्राईवर समुचित मेडिकल डॉक्यूमेंट्स देकर स्वयं और (या) अपने जीवनसाथी के लिए दावा कर सकते हैं. यह व्यवस्था तत्काल प्रभाव से लागू है और भारत में ओला बाइकओला ऑटोओला रेंटल्स और आउटस्टेशन सहित समस्‍त कैटेगरी में सभी ओला ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स के लिए उपलब्ध है.

कंपनी ने ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके परिवार के सदस्‍यों के लिए मुफ्त मेडिकल सहायता देने हेतु अग्रणी डॉक्टर कंसल्टेशन ऐप, एमफाइन (Mfine) से भी गठबंधन किया है. प्रत्येक ड्राईवर-पार्टनर एमफाइन प्लैटफॉर्म के माध्यम से तीन बार डॉक्टर से निःशुल्क परामर्श ले सकते हैं. यह परामर्श उनके खुद के लिए और उनके परिवार के सदस्यों के लिए एक स्पेशल कोड के साथ मिलेगा. एमफाइन प्लैटफॉर्म पर सम्पूर्ण भारत के  500 से अधिक प्रमुख डॉक्टर्स जुड़े हैं जो इस समय तत्काल ऑनलाइन परामर्श प्रदान करते हैं, जिसके लिए यूजर को खुद किसी क्लिनिक या अस्पताल में जाने की ज़रुरत नहीं होती है.

ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स के लिए इस व्यापक पेशकश के बारे में, आनंद सुब्रमण्यिन, प्रवक्‍ता एवं प्रमुख-कम्‍यूनिकेशंस, ओला ने कहा कि, “कोविड-19 के प्रकोप ने देश भर में लाखों लोगों की आजीविका के सामने खतरा पैदा कर दिया है. इसमें हमारे ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके परिवार भी शामिल हैं। अपने विशेष तौर से तैयार इस बीमा प्रस्ताव के माध्यम से हम ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी को कोविड-19 से संक्रमित होने पर सुनिश्चित आर्थिक सहायता प्रदान करने में सक्षम होंगे. इसके अतिरिक्त, सभी ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके जीवनसाथी के लिए निःशुल्क मेडिकल सहायता के माध्यम से हमारा उद्देश्‍य उनका व्यक्तिगत स्वास्थ्य और खुशहाली सुनिश्चित करना है. हम इस मुश्किल वक्त से एक साथ मजबूती से बाहर निकलने के लिए अपने ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स और उनके परिवारों, उपभोक्ताओं, तथा सामान्य नागरिकों से सम्पूर्ण इकोसिस्टम के साथ मिलकर काम करने के समस्त उपायों पर चिंतन-प्रक्रिया जारी रखेंगे.”

ओला ने ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स के लिए एक समर्पित तत्परता पद्धति के माध्यम से अनुशंसित व्यक्तिगत स्वच्छता को अपनाने का महत्व दोहराना जारी रखा है. कंपनी ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स को मास्क और सैनिटाईजर मुहैया करने के अलावा उनके बीच जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए आठ स्थानीय भाषाओं में स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी परामर्शी सन्देश पहले ही जारी कर चुकी है. ओला पार्टनर केयर और सेफ्टी रिस्पांस टीमें ड्राईवर-पार्टनर्स की किसी भी चिंता को दूर करने और किसी भी लक्षण के बारे में अग्रसक्रिय होकर बताने को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए 24×7 काम कर रहीं हैं.

ओला के विषय में :

ओला भारत का सबसे बड़ा मोबिलिटी प्लेटफॉर्म है और दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी राइड-हेलिंग कंपनियों में एक है। भारतइंग्लैंडऑस्ट्रेलिया और न्यूजीलैंड और यूके के 250 से भी अधिक शहरों में इसकी सेवा मौजूद है। ओला एप चालकों को ग्राहकों से जोड़कर मोबिलिटी समाधान प्रदान करती है। इसके अलावाबाइक्‍स, ऑटो रिक्‍शा, मीटर्ड टैक्‍सी, और कैब्‍स सहित परिवहन के विभिन्न रूपों के लिए वाहन उपलब्ध कराती है। 2 मिलियन से अधिक ड्राइवर-पार्टनर्स और करोड़ों ग्राहकों को सुविधा और पारदर्शिता देती है।

भारत में ओला की प्रमुख मोबिलिटी पेशकश को इसकी इलेक्ट्रिक-व्‍हीकल इकाई, ओला इलेक्ट्रिक, भारत का सबसे बड़ा फ्‍लीट मैनेजमेंट व्‍यावसाय, ओला फ्‍लीट टेक्‍नोलॉजीज और ओला स्किलिंग का सहयोग प्राप्‍त है जिसका इरादा भारत के युवाओं के लिए आय कमाने के लाखों अवसरों को सक्षम बनाना है। भारत के अग्रणी सार्वजनिक परिवहन एप्‍प Ridlr के अधिग्रहण और डॉकलेस स्‍कूटर शेयरिंग समाधान वोगो में निवेश के साथ, ओला अगले एक अरब भारतीयों के लिए मोबिलिटी का निर्माण करने के लिए तत्‍पर है। ओला ने अपनी ग्राहक पेशकशों का भी विस्‍तार किया है जैसेकि माइक्रो-इंश्‍योरेंस और ओला फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज के जरिये ॠण  प्रवर्तित भुगतान और अपने फूड बिजनेस के तहत भारत के किचन के सबसे बड़े नेटवर्क के माध्‍यम से खुद के स्‍वामित्‍व वाले फूड ब्रांड शामिल हैं।

ओला की स्‍थापना 2011 में भाविश अग्रवाल और अंकित भाटी द्वारा की गई थी और इसका मिशन एक अरब लोगों के लिए मोबिलिटी का निर्माण करना है। अधिक जानकारी के लिए, देखें www.olacabs.com/media.


Grafdoer, a premium bath fittings, kitchen s” inks and sanitaryware brand, expands its presence in the pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan with the opening of its new store in Jaipur (Sumer Nagar, G-Block, Plot No. 1150, Mangyawas Road, Nearby Hotel New Haveli Mansarover, Jaipur). Grafdoer aims at providing good quality products at an affordable price.

The brand has already expanded its footprint across TIER I, II and III cities in India. With the objective of providing better quality sanitation to every household, Grafdoer is expanding its wings in the urban landscape. The ethos of Grafdoer is being modern, stylish, and affordable and completely Make in India.

Grafdoer currently has a strong foothold in Rajasthan with more than 15 stores, and with the launch of this new store, the brand further water to strengthen its roots in the region. This showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Arun Chaturvedi, Cabinet Minister. Grafdoer is leading towards rapid expansion and is planning to open new stores across Tier II and III cities.

About Grafdoer: Taking design inspiration from German technology, GRAFDOER, is a new wave of premium category bath fittings, kitchen sinks and sanitary ware brand in India launched under the parent company VMS Bathware Pvt Ltd., a leading manufacturer for the last 16 years. From faucets to showers, drainers, kitchen sinks to sanitary ware Grafdoer is focused on providing excellence in kitchen and bath ware design space that will leave one truly rejuvenated.

Founded by Mr. Vinay Jain, who started his career in this industry as a dealer at a naive age of 21; Grafdoer is finally his vision of giving back to Indians a luxurious and technology backed collection of kitchen and bathroom accessories and sanitary ware products – one that is unheard of in the corridors of bath and kitchen fitting manufacturers. 


THEMXXNLIGHT feat. Sukriti Kakar & Prakriti Kakar

It isn’t every day you see two pairs of identical twins in a music video. Rarer still that all four are singers. But with Mashallah (God willing), it’s happening all at once. International act THEMXXNLIGHT’s latest collaboration will feature India’s twin singers Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar.

Best known for their three-song collaboration on Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2, THEMXXNLIGHT are known for seamlessly weaving melodious, ethnic vibrations into exotic masterpieces.

Produced by Sledgren, Chris Dreamer & CHARGER and composed by the Kakar sisters & THEMXXNLIGHT, this song is packed with passion and sensuality with a mix of Punjabi, English and a touch of Arabic lyrics, giving it a truly global appeal.

This marks the Kakars’ first international collaboration with Luv & Kush (THEMXXNLIGHT), Indian-origin twins who hail from The Bay Area, California.

Mashallah (God Willing) is a dancehall romantic single blending in to create a global crossover sound that sonically traverses through multilingual lyrics. The video captures THEMXXNLIGHT in a glamorous avatar bringing energy and passion along with some groovy dance moves by the Kakar sisters.

“We are so excited to release our debut single “Mashallah” with Sony Music India featuring identical twin singers Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar, produced by legend Sledgren of Taylor Gang,” say Luv and Kush. “Through this partnership, our goal is to successfully bridge the gap between the Indian and American Music Industries and shine a light on the talent and the unique sounds that India has to offer,” they add.

“This is our first international collaboration with Sony Music India and we are excited to share this song with our fans worldwide. What was very interesting also for us was that we all came together and shared very similar musicality and wavelength,” say Sukriti and Prakriti.

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5ZWfMsrRws