Knowledge Diary – 22nd August 2013, Thursday

Indian Govt. modifies RTI application procedure

The government has introduced an electronic postal order for Non Resident Indians (NRI)to seek information under the RTI (Right to Information) Act, 2005.

GSM user base hiked by 1.49 millions

According to the sources of Cellular Operators Association of India, GSM users grew marginally to 672.6 million and about 1.49 million users were added in this month.

Microsoft Bing for Schools
Microsoft Bing for Schools

Bing goes Ad-free

Microsoft opened a new front against the world’s No. 1 search provider Google by piloting an ad-free offering called Bing for Schools for educational users of Bing so that students will no longer to see ads while internet searching.

Vodafone introduces M-Pesa mobile payment solution

Vodafone India has launched its mobile money transfer and payment service called M-Pesa with collaboration of ICICI Bank in Delhi.

Rupee fall, smartphone prices go high

Regular fall in the Rupee against Dollar is poised to push up prices of low-cost smartphones while top end players such as Apple and Blackberry are holding steady.

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) 

Global fast fashion giants Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Uniqlo are deferring their first India store openings due to impulsive foreign exchange on account of a plunging rupee value.

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