Realme C21Y with triple-rear camera setup, reverse charging capability launched in India, price starts at Rs 8,999

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Realme on Monday launched the C21Y smartphone with a 20:9 display and a triple-rear camera setup. The Realme C21Y boasts a 5,000mAh battery that also supports reverse charging. The Super Power Saving Mode technology delivers standby time of up to 2.33 days with just 5 percent charge. Among the preloaded features are Super NightScape and Chroma Boost for distinct camera results. The camera is also capable of slo-mo, full-HD video recording. The company has positioned the Realme C21Y against Redmi 9, Nokia G20 and Infinix Hot 10S. The company has priced the Realme C21Y at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB option has been priced at Rs 9,999. The phone is available in two colours com, and select offline sellers. The Realme C21Y with dual-SIM capability runs the Android 11-based Realme UI. The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ display (720×1,600 pixels) that comes with an aspect ratio of 20:9. The phone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T610 SoC processor and comes with the Mali-G52 GPU with up to 4GB RAM. The phone It also houses a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor as well as a 2-megapixel macro shooter. The Realme C21Y has a 5-megapixel front camera housing an f lens for video chats and selfies. The internal storage, which goes up to 64 GB, also supports expansion up to 256 GB through microSD cards. Realme has provided a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone has a 3.5-mm headphone jack and Micro-USB. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor, placed on the back panel. The 5,000mAh battery Realme has provided supports reverse wired charging. The Realme C21Y, measuring 9.1 mm, weighs around 200 grams.

Beauty e-commerce platforms and brands take the next step towards digital transformation; posts a rise in sales

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Digital transformation is what is driving the world today, especially when everyone is caught in the middle of a pandemic. Hence, as part of the transformation process, beauty brands have now added an array of services which use machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) in an effort to provide a better shopping experience. This includes diagnosis, personalisation, to virtual-try-on, skin consultations, among others. Our aim is to take the whole offline experience online, In 2020, the company introduced features such as shoppable videos, customised user specific products which use machine learning algorithms, QR codes on products to drive incentives and view makeup tutorials, among others. The company claims that the conversion from its virtual try-on tool has increased by five times since the outbreak of the pandemic besides a 10 times rise in the usage rate. Brands too have caught onto the frenzy and claim that the move has helped in driving sales. L In 2018, the company bought ModiFace, an augmented reality firm, to offer virtual try-ons for make-up and hair colour and one-on-one beauty consultations via video chat. Interestingly, 18% of people bought personal care or beauty products online for the first time during the initial lockdown, According to a 2021 report by Avendus, the online personal care and beauty market in India is expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2025. The report added that beauty and personal care online shoppers are likely to go up by more than four times from 25 million in FY20 to 110 million in FY25. For industry experts, the future of beauty will reside in an omni-channel experience, bringing offline and online closer with the advent of a host of digital tools to enhance consumer experience. Furthermore, beauty players have focussed on upping online presence. For instance, Nykaa, a beauty and fashion ecommerce platform recently launched The Global Store, which aims to bring international beauty brands to Indian consumers. Customers will pay only one all-inclusive price, that will incorporate all customs, duties and taxes, Currently, the platform offers labels from countries across the world including the US, South Korea, Finland, Australia, and Dubai, among others. Interestingly, during the lockdown, L This set up for salon partners, drove retail business to more than 20,000 salons, Chilla noted. As for beauty brands, industry experts opine that in the long run, they need to be able to provide a seamless experience for shoppers across different touchpoints. For Sushmita Balasubramaniam, domain lead for CX and commerce at Kantar, South Asia, harmonised retail, which involves a blend of digital, physical and human experiences, is the way forward. The trick is to understand what the consumer is looking for at what touchpoint and be able to deliver that experience, Moreover, with the digital revolution allowing brands to expand distribution, organisations will need to be at the forefront of that revolution. Read Also: How Facebook is building Instagram as complete business solution for brands Follow us onTwitter,Instagram,LinkedIn,Facebook

India’s wearable market logs over 118% growth to 11.2 million units in Q2: IDC

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Indias wearables market grew 118.2 per cent year-on-year in the June 2021 quarter at 11.2 million units with strong shipments from homegrown brands in earwear and watches fuelling this growth, according to research firm IDC. The second wave of COVID-19 had a marginal impact as the overall wearable (which includes smartwatches, wrist bands and earwear) shipments declined by 1.3 per cent sequentially in the June quarter. Partial lockdowns, weekend curfews, and disrupted supply chains resulted in a skewed slump in the early-quarter shipments, IDC said. However, unlike last year the market was quick to recover as the vendors stocked the channels to fulfil the pent-up consumer demand in the quarter, it added. IDC India Research Manager (Client Devices) Jaipal Singh said the robust growth in wearable is attracting brands who have businesses around devices and accessories to expand their presence across all wearable categories. Thus, the influx of new entrants remains a key driver of growth. As we approach the festive season, vendors and channel partners are gearing up for record level of demand with the intention of further corrections in the prices, Singh added. Singh noted that an upside of over 35 per cent seems an easily achievable feat in the second half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year. However, vendors will be selective in their channel inventory with focus remains on e-tailers as concerns around COVID-19 third wave still prevails in the country, he added. Watches continued to be the fastest-growing category accounting for 81.2 per cent share in the wristwear category that includes watches and wristbands – up from 35 per cent a year ago. The earwear category also maintained its momentum, doubling its shipments in the June quarter and remains the largest category (in terms of number of units shipped) in the wearables market in India. As per the data, earwear category logged shipment of 9.2 million units, wrist band was 372,000 units and watch 1.6 million units in the June 2021 quarter. IDC said over the quarters, the watch form factor seems to be appealing to the consumers, and Indian brands have been quicker to leverage this trend and align their device portfolio. Among the top five (watch) brands, three spots are captured by Indian brands, while Huami (Amazfit) and Realme are at third and fifth positions, respectively. Noise continues to be the leading player in the overall watch category for five straight quarters with a 28.6 per cent share in Q2 2021, it added. Boat ranked second with 26.9 per cent share. Fire-boltt, another homegrown brand, entered at fourth position in just three quarters of starting its business in this category. Xiaomi maintained the numero uno spot in the wristband category with 38.9 per cent share, followed by Oneplus (21.7 per cent) and Titan 21.3 per cent share. Affordability has been the key for Indian brands, and these brands have been immensely successful in gaining a significant portion of the watch market with competitive pricing, aggressive marketing, and faster adoption of new features, Anisha Dumbre, Market Analyst (Client Devices) at IDC India, said. This new generation of homegrown brands are digitally native, aware of their limitations and selectively targeting the gaps. However, they need to be watchful of the China-based brands, who going forward will be aggressive by introducing more sub-brands and leveraging the ecosystem play, Dumbre added. Boats aggressive shipments and diverse portfolio helped it gain 45.5 per cent share in the earwear category (and 39.6 per cent share of the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) or earbuds segment) in the June quarter, IDC said. OnePlus finished second with an 8.5 per cent earwear category share in the second quarter. Even in the earwear category, the homegrown brands have a strong dominance as their share has reached 71.5 per cent in Q2 2021 from just 31.2 per cent in Q2 2020. Ptron, Zebronics, Noise, Portronics, Boult Audio, and Truke were among the key prominent brands that supported the dominance of homegrown brands in this category, it added.

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines wouldn’t have got nod had they done phase 3 trials in 2nd wave: Krishna Ella

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US pharma giants Pfizer and Moderna would not have got approval for their COVID-19 vaccines had they conducted phase-three clinical trials during the second coronavirus wave which was driven by the Delta variant, Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of COVID-19 Covaxin, said the efficacy of its vaccine would have been 85 per cent against the original strain of the virus If Pfizer and Moderna (would) have done a phase-three clinical trial during the second wave, they would not have got the license for the product, So they succeeded in getting 90 per cent efficacy but now the same vaccine is showing a 35 per cent efficacy in Israel, The Delta variant is known to be more virulent than the earlier strains of SARS-CoV2. there was a delay in the regulatory process and we got stuck in the second wave. And (we were) lucky that in the second wave, we almost got 77 per cent efficacy. But had it been the Wuhan strain and not Delta we would have got 85 per cent efficacy, Covaxin is one of the three vaccines that is being administered in the country. The drug regulator in the country has given Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Moderna and Johnson and Johnson.

Sensex, Nifty may follow global peers; 5 things to know before today’s opening bell

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Domestic equity markets surged higher during the previous session, nearing their all-time highs. SP BSE Sensex now sits at 55,958 while the NSE Nifty 50 is at 16,624. Broader markets participated in yesterday Entering the third trading session of the week, SGX Nifty was up in the green, hinting at another positive start for domestic equities. Global cues during the early hours of trade were also positive as most Asian Stock markets moved higher, mirroring Wall Street Global watch: On Wall Street, NASDAQ surged 0.52% during the previous trading session followed by SP 500 and the Dow Jones. Among Asian stock markets, Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite, TOPIX, and Nikkei 225 were trading with gains while KOSPI and KOSDAQ were down in the red. Technical take: Nifty reclaimed 16,600 during the previous session, forming a small positive candle on the daily chart with minor upper and lower shadow, according to Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Research Analyst, HDFC Securities. Tuesdays up-move was accompanied by positive overall market breadth and outperformance in the broad market indices like mid-cap and small-cap segments of NSE exchange. This is a positive indication and signals more upside in the short term, Levels to watch out: The pull-back rally of the previous two sessions indicates the index is likely to consolidate between 16500 to 16720 levels, said Shrikant Chouhan, Executive Vice President, Equity Technical Research, Kotak Securities. Shrikant Chouhan believes the index is vulnerable below 16500. FII and DII watch: Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) were net sellers of domestic stock for the sixth consecutive trading session. FIIs pulled out Rs 1,644 crore from domestic markets yesterday. Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) were net buyers, pumping in Rs 2,380 crore. Subramanian exuded confidence that the government

India’s crude oil production continues to fall, dips 3.2 pc in July

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Indias crude oil production continued its declining trend, falling by over 3 per cent in July as state-owned ONGC produced less than the target. The countrys crude oil production declined by 3.2 per cent in July to 2.5 million tonnes when compared with the previous year, and by 3.37 per cent in April-July to 9.9 million tonnes, according to data released by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Tuesday. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the nations largest oil and gas producer, produced 1.6 million tonnes of crude in July. This was 4.2 per cent lower than last year and 3.8 per cent less than the target of 1.7 million tonnes. During April-July, ONGCs oil output fell 4.8 per cent to 6.4 million tonnes. Natural gas production showed a contrasting trend. Helped by KG-D6 fields of Reliance-BP, gas production rose 18.36 per cent year-on-year to 2.9 billion cubic metres and by almost 20 per cent in April-July to 11 bcm. While gas production from ONGCs fields fell over 10 per cent, output from eastern offshore – where the KG-D6 fields are located – jumped 12-fold to 573.13 million cubic metres. Increase in gas production is through contributions from D-34 field of block KG-DWN-98\/3 (KG-D6), which commenced from December 18, 2020 (and) wells from satellite cluster (commenced with effect from April 25, 2021), the explanatory note to the data said. As fuel demand rebounded, oil refineries processed more crude oil in July. At 19.4 million tonnes, crude processing in July was 9.6 per cent higher than the year-ago period. The crude throughput in July was the highest in three months, as the easing of coronavirus restrictions boosted economic activity and fed demand for fuel. Public sector refineries processed 5.6 per cent more crude at 11 million tonnes while private refiner Reliance Industries turned 14.4 per cent more crude into fuel. Refineries produced 6.7 per cent more petroleum products in July at 20.7 million tonnes and 13 per cent more in April-July at 80.6 million tonnes. Overall, the refineries operated at 91.34 per cent of their installed capacity.

Koo user base touches 1 crore mark; eyes 10 crore users over next one year

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Koos user base has touched 1 crore mark, and the homegrown microblogging platform is eyeing a massive headroom for growth as it aims to reach 10 crore users over the next one year, its co-founder said. Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna believes that despite the significant surge in its user base, the platform has not even scratched the surface when it comes to the growth potential offered by the market, where less than two per cent of internet users actually use microblogging platforms to express themselves. Microblogging in India is restricted to less than two per cent, if you look at only English. The fact that microblogging will enable their voice to be heard by anyone in the country, is something that 98 per cent of the internet-using population is not even aware of. That is the market Koo is looking at, Radhakrishna told PTI. Twitter-rival Koo has crossed the milestone of 1 crore users within 15-16 months of its launch. Of this, nearly 85 lakh downloads have come since February this year. About 700 million (70 crore) people are using the internet today and all of them have a thought or opinion (on various issues). Making them aware of the fact that Koo exists and they can actually come and say what is on their mind on Koo, is what our headroom for growth is. Today we are not even scratching the surface, we can grow much more he said. Founded by Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, Koo was launched last year to allow users to express themselves and engage on the platform in Indian languages. It supports multiple languages including Hindi, Telugu and Bengali, among others. Koos popularity in India peaked amid the Indian governments spat with Twitter and growing calls for expanding the ecosystem of homegrown digital platforms. Koo saw a massive growth in its user base over the past few months, after union ministers and government departments in India endorsed the homegrown microblogging platform. Radhakrishna said he does not anticipate any let up in demand, nor expect the enthusiasm for homegrown microblogging solution to wane-off. The platform is firmly focused on enabling freedom of speech for those who do not have it on the internet today, he said and added that adhering to local laws and rules is integral to its business model. Our headroom for growth is tremendous, and we hope to hit 100 million downloads in the next one year from 10 million now, and after that to take it to 500 million in the next few years, he said. India remains a critical market for Internet companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter with its large population base and burgeoning internet adoption. The country – which is the worlds second-largest telecom market and the biggest consumer of data – enforced new IT intermediary rules earlier this year, aiming to bring greater accountability for big tech companies, including Twitter and Facebook.

Fitbit Sense: Get a better Sense of your overall health

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Fitbit is breaking new ground with its wearables, helping you better understand and manage your stress and heart health. For evidence, take a look at Fitbit Sense priced at Rs 22,999, its most ambitious smartwatch till date. A health watch with an ECG app, it pulls your key health metrics together in a simple and digestible way to track things like skin temperature, heart rate variability and SpO2 so you can see how it In the box, youll get the Sense watch with small band, charging cable and additional large band. To get started, download the Fitbit app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, install the app and open it. Log into your Fitbit account, continue to follow the on-screen instructions, everything is a breeze here. Open the Fitbit app on your phone to view your activity, health metrics, and sleep data; log food and water; and more. I Made of stainless steel, the Sense is small and light, making it comfortable to wear both day and night. Its AMOLED display is bright, colourful, and crisp, and easy to read even outdoors. The near edge-to-edge display is more responsive, with increased resolution. The screen has three different brightness settings, and you can either adjust the timeout or set it to always-on (which reduces the battery life to about two days). There Fitbit Sense is the most ambitious when it comes to new health features like the EDA and skin temperature sensors. The EDA sensor measures electrodermal activity responses. Simply place your palm over the face of the device to detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin. You can do a quick EDA Scan session on device to see your responses, or pair it with guided mindfulness sessions in the Fitbit app. At the end of your session, you will see an EDA response graph on-device and in the mobile app to gauge your progress over time. Its ECG app assesses your heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects more than 33.5 million people globally. Simply hold your fingers on the corners of the stainless steel ring around the watch while being still for 30 seconds to receive a reading that can be downloaded to share with your doctor. Moving forward, Fitbit Sense adds a new skin temperature sensor to detect changes to your wellbeing that may potentially be a sign of a fever, illness or the start of a new menstrual phase. Wearing your device when youre asleep each night lets you regularly measure your skin temperature variation to see trends, versus looking at your temperature at a specific moment in time. Fitbit Sense combines all of the key health, fitness and smart features found on Fitbit You can stay connected with a range of smart features for added convenience, including a built-in speaker and microphone to take calls and reply to texts with voice commands, choice of Amazon Alexa or Google voice assistants, clock faces and more, while still maintaining an impressive 6+ days In summary, Fitbit Sense is a great-looking watch that comes packed with even more advanced health, fitness and convenience features. A highly recommended gadget for all-round physical and mental health tracking. KEY FEATURES On-wrist stress tracking with EDA sensor Heart health notification ECG app Sleep tracking sleep score Pace distance with built-in GPS Get call, text app notifications Estimated street price: Rs 22,999

Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine can be available from first week of Oct

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The Union government is expecting Zydus Cadila Further, a decision on whether all children or only those with co-morbidities will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine on priority has not yet been taken, the government said on Thursday. Indigenously developed Zydus Cadila On the kind of negotiations in terms of pricing and when the government plans to procure ZyCoV-D, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, On whether children with comorbidities would be prioritised for vaccination, Bhushan said whether all children should be taken up on priority or children with comorbidities should be taken up is an issue on which the standing committee on COVID-19 of NTAGI makes a recommendation. Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V vaccines are being given to only those above 18 years and unlike ZyCoV-D, which is three-dose, these are administered in two doses. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has said that ZyCoV-D is the world It said that interim results from Phase-III clinical trials in over 28,000 volunteers showed primary efficacy of 66.6 per cent for symptomatic RT-PCR positive cases. This has been the largest vaccine trial so far in India for COVID-19, the DBT said. The vaccine had already exhibited robust immunogenicity and tolerability and safety profile in the adaptive phase one and two clinical trials. Both Phase one\/two and Phase three clinical trials have been monitored by an independent data safety monitoring board, it added.

DBSE to conduct tests for admission to Specialised Schools of Excellence from Aug 27-31

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The Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) will be conducting aptitude tests for admission to Specialised Schools of Excellence (SoSE) from August 27-31, according to officials. Over 26,000 applications have been received for the three hour long test which will be conducted in 64 schools. Students, who applied to multiple specialisations but did not state a final preference by August 24, have been allotted the campus chosen in their first registration, Early this year, the Delhi government had approved the formation of the DBSE to move away from one-time end of the year, rote-learning based examination system and instead create a framework of continuous assessment. In the current academic year, 30 schools are affiliated to the DBSE. In next the few years, all government schools of Delhi will be affiliated to the DBSE which has started functioning in partnership with the International Baccalaureate.