Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Qualcomm Said to Draw Up Plans to Rebuff Broadcom’s $103-Billion Offer

US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles. Qualcomm’s board of directors could meet as early as Sunday to review the unsolicited acquisition offer and decide on its strategy, the sources said. The preparations for the board meeting indicate that Qualcomm is poised to rebuff the bid as insufficient as early as Monday, although it may decide to spend a few more days this…

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Oppo Partners Reliance Jio to Offer Up to 100GB Additional Data

Chinese handset maker Oppo on Monday partnered with telecom operator Reliance Jio to provide special data benefits to new buyers of its smartphones. According to the new offer, customers who purchase a new Oppo handset and recharge with a denomination of Rs. 309 or above will get additional 4G data up to 100GB (up to 10 recharges). “For Oppo, customer satisfaction and delivering the best experience has always been a key focus area. Through this association, we will be able to reach out to more consumers,” said Will Yang, Brand Director, Oppo India, in…

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Can food-tech startups rustle up a comeback?

When meal-ordering startup Yumist shut shop last month, it joined a long list of food-tech ventures that have gone belly up despite attracting sizeable venture capital. Except Yumist was different—unlike most of its peers, it had eventually figured out a profitably scalable model. Announcing the decision to end its three-year journey, Yumist co-founder Alok Jain had said: “If we had another nine months of survival money, we would have gone back to the market and found enough support to survive.” The high growth and high burn path that Yumist chose under…

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Poorest Countries Are Having Hardest Time Ramping Up Food Output

Countries that are most in need of more food to feed their impoverished populations tend to be the ones where farmers have the hardest time expanding production. In low-income nations, agricultural productivity rose at a rate of 1.24 percent annually as of 2017, according to an annual study from the Global Harvest Initiative, a research organization sponsored by Deere & Co., Monsanto Co., Smithfield Foods Inc. and other businesses and nonprofits. That’s down from last year and less than the 1.75 percent needed to meet food needs in 2050. “If agricultural productivity…

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Men! Gear up for a fashion and lifestyle exhibit

New Delhi [India], Aug 29 : The third edition of Gentlemen’s Club is where Delhi’s fashion conscious men from all ages will be witnessing the finest exhibition of men’s couture and lifestyle from all genres such as style, automobiles, wellness, travel, golfing, and grooming, at a one stop destination. Organized by Poonam Gurbuxani Puri and Smriti Puri, the event is aimed to create a unique destination for men to come and experience lifestyle and grooming interactions. It is scheduled for September 3 and will be held at the Lodhi Hotel….

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NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition is up for pre-order in China

Last month Oppo released the R11 in Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Later it also arrived in Red, and after we had told you last week about the FC Barcelona edition, today it was officially launched for pre-order on Oppo’s website. The hardware on the inside stays the same, but the color on the back and the UI come with some tweaks.     The Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition has a blue and red back, like the official colors of the football team. There is also the crest on the back, but…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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