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PUBG Mobile India to be Launched Today With Whopping Rs 6 Crore Prize Pool? Check out here

A Twitter user has claimed that a press conference will be organized on November 24 where the details of the prize pool will be revealed.

PUBG Mobile India is all set to make a smashing entry to the Indian market after PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was banned by the Narendra Modi-led government over security reasons, earlier this year. Its (PUBG Mobile India) launch is said to be one of the most awaited gaming events in the country in recent times.

If the latest reports are to be believed, the prize pool for PUBG Mobile India when it will be launched will be a whopping Rs 6 crore. “PUBG Mobile India’ will have Rs 6 crore prize pool with a minimum salary ranging from 40,000 to Rs 2 Lakh for tier 1 teams”, reports claimed.

Besides, there might be cash prizes for special categories such as player with maximum foot travel distance, player with maximum number of head shots etc.

Meanwhile, a Twitter user has claimed that a press conference will be organized on November 24 where the details of the prize pool will be revealed.

“6 crores first prize for pubg tournament! Surprised?! Min salary 40k-2L for tier 1 teams to huge prize pools which increases every season. “ESPORTS” the beginning of a new era. This is the perfect time to try your hand in esports”, the Twitter user wrote.

On the other hand, the PUBG Corporation has opened its pre-registration process for select Android and iOS users on the Tap game sharing community.

A couple of days back, a trailer of the much-awaited PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) had appeared on the TapTap page of the game. However, the trailer that featured various emotes, costumes, and skin, was said to be fake.

Prior to that, the APK link to download the game briefly appeared for some users. Several PUBG players had claimed the ‘Download’ option was visible on the website’s news section, though it was not working.

The website had 2 download options, the first led to an APK download link and the second to the Google Play store. However, both the links were disabled. Also Read about GOVERNMENT BANS 47 MORE CHINESE APPS IN INDIA AFTER TIKTOK, 58 OTHERS BANNED IN JUNE

Reference: India.com

Paytm App removed from the Google Play Store – big blow to Paytm First Games ahead of the IPL starting tomorrow

Google has taken down the Paytm app from the Play Store while other apps like Paytm for Business, Paytm mall, Paytm Money, and a few more are still available.

Google has taken down the Paytm app from the Play Store while other apps like Paytm for Business, Paytm mall, Paytm Money, and a few more are still available for download. Paytm declined to comment and said the company will issue a statement after investigating the matter. The application is available for download on the Apple App Store.

Google hasn’t specifically revealed the reason behind taking down the app downloaded by millions of users in India but in a blog posted today the tech giant cites policy on gambling.

In the blog, Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy stated, “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies.”

Frey noted, “We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance.”

“And in the case where there are repeated policy violations, we may take more serious action which may include terminating Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently,” Frey further stated.

Redirecting users from one application to another is not permitted on the Playstore. This is the reason ‘Remove China Apps’ was permanently pulled down. Even Mobikwik found itself in a similar situation when they flashed Aarogya Setu ad banner on their app.

New Honda City India launch today: Price & Mileage Expectation

2020 Honda City, which was unveiled in India last month, is the fifth-gen model of the sedan. As we wait for its launch in a few hours, here is a rundown of its specs, features, expected price, etc.

New Honda City will be launched in India later today, which means it is now time to discuss one important detail: Price. But before we do that, allow us to quickly walk you through the basic stuff. The carmaker opened the 2020 Honda City bookings in India last month; those who are interested can do so either via a Honda dealership or the company’s website. If you opt for the latter, you will only need a token amount of ₹5,000.

On with the rest of the details then — 2020 Honda City, claimed to be longer and wider than rivals like Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, comes sporting a decidedly modern stance. This is rounded off by features like the sleek chrome grille, full LED headlamps, integrated DRL, L-shaped LED indicators, redesigned tail lights with Z-shaped LED DRLs, new alloy wheels, etc.

Honda has really upped the ante inside, providing plenty of new features and functionalities on the new-gen City. The upcoming sedan in India will come equipped with provisions such as automatic AC, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fully digital instrument panel, and a connected car system among other things.

For safety, the 2020 City will get airbags, ABS with EBD, lane-watch camera, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, emergency stop signal, agile handling assist, etc.

New Honda City 2020 will be offered with a choice between two engine options: a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The new sedan’s petrol engine belts out 119 bhp with 145 Nm of peak torque, while the Honda City diesel’s engine generates 98 bhp with a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The list of transmission options offered with the petrol model include a six-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. But Honda City diesel will be available with just the manual gearbox.

Now that you have a fair idea of the car’s provisions, it is time to answer the question you came here for, i.e. new Honda City 2020 price in India. We reckon it will be some somewhere around ₹10.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Reference: timesnownews.com

TikTok Expects Over $6 Billion Loss After India’s Ban On App

The $6 billion amount is most likely more than the combined losses for all the other Chinese apps banned by India, China’s Caixinglobal.com reported, quoting sources close to the company’s senior management.

Chinese tech giant unicorn ByteDance Ltd is anticipating a loss of over $6 billion after three of its apps, including the hugely popular video app TikTok, were banned by India this week, a media report said.

Besides Tiktok, India banned 58 other apps with Chinese links, including the popular UC Browser, for engaging in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. The ban came in the wake of the ongoing stand-off along the Line of Actual control in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops.

The $6 billion amount is most likely more than the combined losses for all the other Chinese apps banned by India, China’s Caixinglobal.com reported, quoting sources close to the company’s senior management.

ByteDance became one of China’s latest homegrown technology companies to run into growing resistance from foreign governments wary of the perceived ties to the Chinese government and concerns about protecting user data, it said.

Describing India’s ban of 59 China-developed apps as unprecedented, the report said it is a huge blow to the global expansion of TikTok, which is touted as the most popular Chinese app overseas. India is its largest market in terms of users outside China, where the service is called Douyin.

The ByteDance apps banned were its short video platforms TikTok and Vigo Video, as well as its social networking app Helo. Tencent’s messaging platform WeChat and five of its other apps were also banned. Other big tech China firms, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Baidu Inc., also had their products banned.

All the 59 apps have now been removed from Apple Inc and Google LLC’s app stores for the Indian market.

TikTok was downloaded in India 611 million times in this year’s first quarter, equating to 30.3% of its total downloads worldwide in the quarter and nearly double the total number of India downloads for all of 2019, the report quoted another publication, SensorTower, as saying.

The consequences of India’s latest decision could be more long-lasting, analysts told Caixin.

Responding to the Indian government’s move, TikTok said it would fully comply with the decision. ByteDance employs over 2,000 full-time local staff in India.

Deriving complex data in a simpler form through Instant Visualisation Analysis (IVA)

Big data has become a household term in today’s business environment, enabling several corporations steer towards growth by providing a better insight into heaps of data obtained from various sources. In fact, according to a report by Forrester, data-driven companies are likely to grow around 30 per cent more than their instinct-driven counterparts. This is because digging into data helps obtain various results, be it in terms of industry trends, customer behaviour, areas of improvement and more that significantly helps in decision-making processes of any business. However, amassing data is one thing and presenting it in a comprehensible manner is another. This is where data visualisation comes in!

Graphical representation of any data makes it more comprehensible and hence, enables us to focus only on the part that is critical. Result? Better business insights and in turn, enhanced productivity and sales. Owing to the tech-savvy data visualisation tool, one can remain aware of the possible outcomes of businesses and take necessary measures beforehand. However, with a wide array of tools available, each serving its own purpose, what defines the criteria of a ‘good’ data visualisation tool? If we take Tableau for example, its ease in usability with great data-holding capacity, and the fact that it can generate productive visuals makes it one of the most sought-after data visualisation tools.  However, there are new analytical tools as well that are equally convenient and effective.

For instance, ‘Narrator’, a Robo-analytics tool by G-Square, enables users to get actionable business insights in smart visualisation and dashboard formats. Similarly, WGD Analytics leverages software for instant visualisation analysis that facilitates data mapping and displays it graphically in the form of pie chart, info-graphics, table, etc. The latter specifically helps establish relationships between various data models from where information is extracted. Such innovative solutions by these companies have driven India’s analytics market towards a tremendous growth.

With the ever-increasing global data-sphere and moreover, every organisation striving to get ahead in this breakneck business competition, harnessing BI and analytical tools may be one of the most cost-effective and pragmatic ways to achieve growth and stay among the frontrunners in the industry. This can be best done by seeking solutions from the pioneers in analytics services such as Covergytics, WGD Analytics and Bridgei2i, to name a few, that have introduced a number of tools and solutions, helping several businesses achieve greater heights.

OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8 Sale in India Postponed, Special Limited Sale Announced Instead

OnePlus is said to have been making the OnePlus 8 series phones at the Oppo plant in Greater Noida that was suspended after a COVID-19 outbreak last week.

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 sale is postponed in India. OnePlus said that it had to alter its sales plan after production was halted temporarily last week. The two phones were supposed to go on sale from May 29, Friday, on Amazon India and OnePlus sites. The new sale date for the OnePlus 8 series has not been announced yet. Customers who have pre-booked the OnePlus 8 series on Amazon India or via OnePlus official channels will only be able to purchase the device as and when stocks become available.

While a full-fledged sale for the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 will not start from Friday, there will be a special limited sale across online and offline channels for just the OnePlus 8. This will be held at 12pm (noon) IST on May 29, Friday, and only limited stocks will be made available. The company should announce a proper sale schedule for both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro soon.

This delay is sale was announced via a forums post. This postponement in sale could be because of the sudden halt of the Oppo manufacturing plant in Greater Noida last week, after six workers tested COVID-19 positive. This is, reportedly, to be the same factory where OnePlus assembles its phones, and the suspension could have impacted the smartphones’ sales plan in India. However, in its forums post, OnePlus said that ‘production is already up and running’, and this could mean a new sale date should be announced soon.

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro phones were launched in April, and while the price of the devices for the Indian market were announced in the same month, availability was kept a mystery. The company also started pre-bookings of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on Amazon India, wherein users could pay Rs. 1,000 in advance in exchange for a gift card. This gift card could be used to buy the phone till June 30. OnePlus also held a special sale for just the OnePlus 8 on May 18, and had then announced that full-fledged sale for both the phones will begin from May 29.

However, that now stands postponed, and another special sale for just the OnePlus 8 phone will be conducted instead. For all users who may be interested, the OnePlus 8 is priced at Rs. 41,999 for the 6GB + 128GB, Rs. 44,999 for the 8GB + 128GB, and Rs. 49,999 for the 12GB + 256GB option. It comes in Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black. Notably, the 12GB + 256GB variant is available in all three colours, the 8GB + 128GB is available in Glacial Green and Onyx Black, and the 6GB + 128GB is available in only Glacial Green.