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Redmi Note 9 Pro to Go on Sale in India Today at 12 Noon via Amazon, Mi.com: Price, Offers, Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro will go on sale again today at 12 noon on Amazon and Mi.com. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display, quad rear cameras, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. The latest Redmi Note 9 Pro sale comes at a time when lockdown in India has been further eased starting Monday. Restrictions on e-commerce deliveries have been lifted from the Red zone districts as well. This is a significant development as now majority of the consumers will be able to purchase smartphones and other products online.  

Redmi Note 9 Pro was launched in India in March 2020. Like all other phones, it too saw sales halt during the coronavirus lockdown taking place in India. The company restarted sales earlier this month and is now set to host another flash sale for Redmi Note 9 Pro later today. The sale will kick off at 12pm (noon) via Amazon

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Jio to Get Rs. 6,598 Crores Investment From General Atlantic

Reliance Industries on Sunday announced US fund General Atlantic will invest Rs. 6.598 crores ($870 million) in Jio Platforms, a fourth deal that takes investment in its digital unit to over $8 billion in less than a month. General Atlantic will pick up a 1.34 percent stake in Jio Platforms which includes movie, music apps as wells telecoms venture Jio Infocomm. The deal puts Jio Platform’s equity value at Rs. 4.91 lakh crores and gives it an enterprise value of Rs. 5.16 lakh crores, Reliance said in a statement.

Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, last month forged a Rs. 43,574 crores deal with Facebook for a 9.99 percent stake in Jio Platforms.

Days later it secured a Rs. 5,656 crores investment from private equity firm Silver Lake.

The deals, along with Reliance’s plan to sell $7 billion (roughly Rs. 53,100 crores) in new shares, will help

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Realme Narzo 10 Review | Technology News

Realme has launched the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones to target young people, particularly those who value style and gaming performance above all else. The company wanted to create a new sub-brand to emphasise these features, and to create a separate personality for what would otherwise be simple low-cost phones. The Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A are both priced to meet specific targets, and they slot in below the Realme 6. Today, we’ll be reviewing the Narzo 10, which is the more expensive model of the two.

There aren’t many surprises to discover about this phone – Realme announced the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones before the national lockdown went into effect, but was only able to actually launch them now because of the coronavirus imposed rules to enforce social distancing prevented any sale. In addition to that, the Narzo 10 is already sold as the Realme 6i

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Airtel Doubles Data Benefits on Rs. 98 Prepaid Pack, Increases Talktime on Select Recharge Plans

Airtel has doubled the data benefits on its Rs. 98 prepaid recharge plan. The plan now comes with 12GB of high-speed data for the customers with a validity of 28 days. Previously, the telecom service provider used to offer 6GB of high-speed data with the plan. This plan only comes with data benefits and doesn’t offer SMS or calling benefits. The telecom operator is also offering more talktime to users on recharge vouchers of Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000, and Rs. 5,000.

The new move by Airtel to double the data benefits on Rs. 98 prepaid plan seems to be targeted towards Jio that has its own Rs. 101 data voucher offering 12GB of 4G data along with 1000 Jio to non-Jio calling minutes. However, Jio’s voucher doesn’t have a validity of itself and goes on till the validity of the exiting base plan. In comparison, Airtel’s prepaid plan has a

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CERT-In Says Mobile Banking Android Malware ‘EventBot’ Horsing Around in Cyberspace

A mobile banking malware called “EventBot”, which steals personal financial information, may affect Android phone users in India, the federal cyber-security agency has said in a latest advisory.

The CERT-In has issued a caution, saying the Trojan virus may “masquerade as a legitimate application such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash, and others using third-party application downloading sites to infiltrate into victim device”.

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

“It has been observed that a new Android mobile malware named EventBot is spreading.

“It is a mobile-banking Trojan and info-stealer that abuses Android”s in-built accessibility features to steal user data from financial applications, read user SMS messages and intercept SMS messages, allowing malware to bypass two-factor authentication,” the CERT-In advisory said.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) is the national technology arm to combat

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