Costly Spare Parts: Why Competition Commission Penalised 14 Carmakers of Rs. 2,545 crore

Ever wondered why your car servicing or repair bills are running into thousands, sometimes into lakhs. Or why, it’s extremely difficult to get your high-end car repaired from your neighborhood mechanic?

The Competition Commission of India has the answer in a 215-page report, where it has pulled up all 14 car makers for “violating trade norms in the spare parts markets” and has imposed a penalty of Rs. 2,545 crore on them.

Domestic companies such as Maruti, Tata Motors and M&M as well as global bigwigs such as Honda, Volkswagen, Fiat, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are among those who have been penalised for “monopolistic control over spare parts and diagnostic tools.”


Online Retailing In India: Will It Work Beyond Technology Products?

Portable brands have as of late attained gigantic accomplishment with online just retailing in India. There are a group of different items that appear intrigued by attempting this select online just circulation street. The inquiry is can this model get comparable achievement in item classes other than versatile?

Worked for mobiles, moving other

Indian-Ecommerce-SitesMotorola’s second innings in India has been a colossal achievement and a critical credit for this goes to its selective online just retailing methodology. The organization has propelled three models in the most recent six months Moto G, Moto X and Moto E, all only on Flipkart and no disconnected from the net retailing. The brand is truly a hit among Indian customers, to such an extent that it has ousted Nokia from its number fourth position in the cell phone class in the nation in the second quarter of this current year (which April to June, 2014). Motorola transported 955,650 cell phones as contrasted with Nokia that dispatched 633,720 units of cell phones.

China-based Xiaomi is an alternate accomplishment as an aftereffect of select web retailing. Propelled by this, items from different classes excessively are investigating restrictive web retailing. From attire, feature amusements, home machines, even jewelleries, an entire new set of item classifications are investigating this alternative.


Celkon Millennium Vogue Q455 running Android Kitkat launched for Rs 7,999

Celkon has launched the all new Millennium Vogue Q455 smartphone in India priced at Rs 7,999. At 7.9mm, it is sleek and joins the current crop of budget phones running Android’s latest KitKat flavour. At that price, the smartphone clearly aims to compete with the current budget fad – Moto E.

It sports a 4.5-inch display with 960 x 540 pixels of resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM. It also gets 16GB onboard storage that is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot.

The company also stated it is planning to come out with over half a dozen products in the `Millennium’ smartphone series in the next fortnight. Tennis star Sania Mirza launched the ‘Millennium Vogue Q455′ model.


Tatkal bookings jump on IRCTC Lite site

irctcBooking an e-ticket during rush tatkal hours can be easier with IRCTC Lite, a new facility launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

To improve service and to reduce traffic and unnecessary hits during peak hours, IRCTC has launched IRCTC Lite during tatkal period which is from 10am to 12 noon. The new service is effective from 9:30am.

To make service faster, all the links, images, ads, services, features which are not helping or not required at the time of premium tatkal ticket booking have been removed from the home page.

“We launched it a month back and it is successful,” said Jt.GM, PR, IRCTC, Pradip Kundu.


Student creates shoe that charges phone while walking

221469-lechalA 12th class student in hill town of Nainital Rajesh Adhikari has created a shoe that can now even charge a mobile phone.

This means that no matter where you are, wearing these shoes gives one a reason to get up and walk.

Adhikari said on Wednesday that the idea of making such a waterproof charger struck when it snowed heavily in Nainital and many people, including him, had to suffer due to power shutdown in the city.

This turned out to be an inspiration for Adhikari which made him make a powerhouse out of a shoe and make full use of the energy generated out of the footwear when a person walks.