Weekly WrapUp: Uber, Ola Applications Rejected, ITR Simplified, Windows 10 Update & More…


It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing posts published on Trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with all the tech buzz!

Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

It’s probably the first time in so many years, the Indian media is buzzing with words like “Reverse Brain Drain” or simply brain gain. Top Indian IT executives are now relocating back to India.

Much to the relief of tax payers in the country, Finance Ministry has issued a fresh notification regarding filing of Income Tax for the financial year 2014-15 (Assessment year 2015-16) making the process even simpler.

In one of the biggest social reform initiatives ever conducted in India, more than 2 crore differently abled Indians are all set to get a unique web based ID cards will be issued to all differently abled Indian citizens.

Next time your Banks provide you offers on their Debit/Credit card, exercise buying with caution – they are keeping track of your spending habits by data mining your purchases online.

Uber is in the hole again – In a similar incident, a Facebook user wrote on his facebook wall in regards to his sister. According to the update, Uber driver named Vinod tried to forcibly kiss his sister.

The long standing formal dress code policy (for over 30 years, since start of the company) at Infosys has been trashed, much to the delight of over 175,000 employees across the globe

One of the major problems that mobile users in India face is call drops – Soon you will not need to worry, because TRAI has directed all operators to refund back the money deducted for dropped calls.

Although movies and television shows account for around 80% of the International content consumed on the Vuclip platform, 78% of Vuclip viewers in India have shown preference to watching content in their native language.

India’s leading e-commerce giant Flipkart has launched its mobile app named ‘Seller Hub’ for its sellers. The app is currently available on Google Play and can be used only after logging in via a Flipkart seller account.

State run BSNL’s telecom services, which nearly 10 crore people use all over the country, will now have free nation-wide roaming. Hence, a BSNL user’s geographic location doesn’t matter anymore; where ever they use their mobile in the country, there will be no roaming charges.

Considering the imminent dangers which Indian BPO industry is currently facing, Modi Government has announced a new ‘BPO Scheme’ to push and reignite the BPO revolution in the country. Telecom & IT Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that a budget of Rs 498 crore has been allocated for this scheme.

Snapdeal Customers can now order products by availing COD option and on delivery they can pay for the order by their debit or credit cards. Snapdeal has confirmed this move in 120 cities and towns to make online shopping even more easier.

Indian automobile industry breached a major milestone this week as Mahindra & Mahindra became the first Indian company to be included in the prestigious Open Automotive Alliance. As a result, Mahindra has announced that their XUV 500 and Scorpio SUVs will now be powered with Android Auto.

Gatimaan Express, which has been declared as India’s fastest train with speed of 160+ km/hr is now ready to be launched. Test runs of this train have been successful, as it covered 195 kms within 105 minutes between New Delhi and Agra Cannt. railway stations.

After releasing 10,400 mAh power bank, Xiaomi now wants to taste the success by releasing 16,000 mAh and 5,000 mAh power banks in India. Xiaomi’s 16,000 power bank variant will go on sale for Rs. 1399 on the company’s official website on June 9th at 2PM.

Micromax is the first Indian mobile manufacturer to make it to the elite list of Top 10 Phone Makers in the world. According to a report shared by Gartner, Micromax occupies 1.8% market share of the world smartphone market for Q1 2015 and has shipped a total of 8,158,000 devices during that period.

Facebook has now introduced a new feature that will allow anyone to send messages directly to stranger’s inbox at a cost. And, the cost varies depending on where user is located

Looks like Delhi Government is not ready to budge when it comes to licence applications of cab aggregator apps like Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure. They have once again rejected applications from all three service providers.

Windows 10 looks very promising indeed and the fact that all computers running Windows 7 SP1 and above will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 is the icing on the cake.

Termed as IAP HealthPhone, this World’s Largest Digital Mass Education program has been launched by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, UNICEF.

Myntra has decided to offer their app-only customers a new paradigm to improve their shopping experience: 3D visuals of their products. They are doing this after announcing partnership with Dassault Systems.

Facebook has now released a extremely lean and light-weight app called Facebook Lite, which is optimized for low-end Android devices and developed specifically for users in emerging markets.

Yahoo, through an official blog post, announced that they will bringing down curtains on platforms like Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Pipes and many other market specific media properties.

Airtel is now being accused of secretly injecting Javascripts, and iframes into the web browser and is trying to alter the browsing experience. This is what an Airtel user named Thej found out!

Idea Cellular users in Delhi and NCR will now have to pay 18% more on 3G data packs and 11% on 2G data packs. The new data plans for Delhi and NCR are already out in the market. It was made effective from 3rd June.

Mobikwik co-founder Bipin Singh experienced some similar sentiments, when he decided to conduct an Ask Me Anything or AMA session on Reddit India recently.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has just released their Quarterly report on “Changes in Employment in Selected Cities” which revealed that employment generation has increased 118% as 2.75 lakh new jobs have been created between July and December, 2014.

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