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India to see stricter enforcement of Google Play Store policies, non-compliant apps to be removed

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Google begins to enforce Play Store policies in India, to remove non-compliant apps

Google announced on Friday that it is enforcing its policies on app developers in India to ensure consistency. This includes the removal of non-compliant apps from the Google Play Store. Developers can resubmit their apps using three billing options as part of Google’s payments policy.

One option allows developers to operate on a consumption-only basis without paying a service fee. Another option is to integrate Google Play’s billing system for safe transactions with millions of customers worldwide. The third option is to offer an alternative billing system alongside Google Play’s for users in India.

According to Google, developers can still operate their businesses on Android through alternative app stores or direct distribution via websites. Existing users will not be interrupted, and Google is offering support to help developers comply with the policies. Google Play has over 200,000 Indian developers following the policies.

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The Supreme Court recently issued notice on a petition against Google India’s billing policy filed by tech startups. Google stated that in India, less than 60 developers on Google Play are subject to fees above 15 per cent. The Android and Play ecosystem have supported over 2.5 million jobs in India, as per Google.

Overall, Google is taking steps to enforce its policies on app developers in India, offering three billing options for compliance. The company aims to ensure consistency and provide safe transactions for users on the Google Play Store.

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GPS Renewables secures $50 mn in funding from private and public sector banks

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Biofuels firm GPS Renewables raises $50 mn from private, public sector banks

In a recent development, GPS Renewables, a full-stack biofuels company, has secured $50 million in debt financing from various private and public sector banks and NBFCs. Participating institutions include Punjab National Bank, HDFC, Yes Bank, and others.

Chief Finance Controller, Tilak Minocha stated, “To further accelerate our efforts, we not only need financial backing but also strategic industry collaborations. The funding will allow us to promote India’s transition to sustainable green energy.”

This financing round comes after GPS Renewables previously raised $20 million in equity funding. The company has seen significant growth, crossing a turnover of $60 million in FY 2023-24 and expanding full-time employee strength from 72 to over 500.

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Furthermore, GPS Renewables recently acquired Germany-based Proweps Envirotech GmbH, specializing in technologies for biogas production from organic waste. Founded by Mainak Chakraborty and Sreekrishna Sankar, GPS Renewables provides holistic solutions for biofuels development and distribution.

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Mahindra introduces the new Bolero Neo+ with seating for nine, prices starting at Rs 11.39 lakh

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Mahindra & Mahindra Launches 9-Seater Bolero Neo+ Starting at Rs 11.39 Lakh

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) – Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled the 9-seater ‘Bolero Neo+’ in two variants, the P4 and P10, with prices starting at Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The P4 serves as the entry-level option, while the P10 is a more premium trim, offering durability, advanced features, and superior comfort.

Nalinikanth Gollagunta, CEO – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, stated, “With the launch of the Bolero Neo+, we are offering a promise of durability, advanced features, and superior comfort that enriches the driving experience for every family and fleet owner alike.” The new vehicle features signature Bolero elements like X-shaped bumpers, a front grille with chrome inserts, and an X-shaped spare wheel cover, along with side body cladding.

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Powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with Micro-Hybrid Technology for fuel efficiency and performance, the Bolero Neo+ also comes equipped with advanced safety features such as ABS, dual airbags, child seats, engine immobiliser, and automatic door locks. The SUV boasts a 22.8 cm touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, and Aux connectivity, along with front and rear power windows, armrests, and generous boot space for comfort and practicality.

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New Asus Zenbook DUO dual-screen laptop launched in India

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Asus's new dual-screen laptop 'Zenbook DUO' now available in India

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant Asus has announced the availability of its dual-screen laptop ‘Zenbook DUO’ in India. Priced starting at Rs 1,59,990, the Zenbook DUO can be purchased on e-commerce platforms, Amazon and Flipkart.

The Zenbook DUO, which features dual 14-inch FHD+ OLED touch screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio, offers a 0.2ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate. Arnold Su, VP, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, Asus India, mentioned, “With its revolutionary dual-screen OLED displays, detachable Bluetooth keyboard, and versatile kickstand, the Zenbook DUO redefines the boundaries of productivity and creativity.”

Weighing just 1.35 kg (1.65kg with a keyboard) and measuring 14.6 mm thin, the Zenbook DUO boasts a sleek all-metal design. It is powered by up to Intel Core Ultra 9 Processor 185H, with Intel Arc iGPU and Intel AI Boost NPU for exceptional performance.

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The laptop offers an exhaustive port selection, including 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack, providing versatile connectivity options. Asus mentioned that the Zenbook DUO also comes equipped with a range of intuitive software features designed to enhance user experience.

The Zenbook DUO’s availability on e-commerce platforms in India has brought the latest dual-screen technology innovation from Asus to consumers, promising a new level of productivity and creativity for users in the country.

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