Today, an electrician earns as much as an engineer


In a country where engineering degrees are chased by many an aspirant, salary statistics thrown up by a leading staffing solutions company come as an eye-opener.

The starting income of an electrician, who is unskilled and perhaps has just cleared Class XII, is Rs 11,300 per month while a desktop engineer, who is an engineering graduate, earns only around Rs 3,500 more. What’s more, the desktop engineer’s salary rises by about the same margin as the electrician’s over a period of time—to about Rs 19,000 in five years, and around Rs 30,000 in eight years. So in about eight years, the electrician too would be comfortably earning over Rs 26,000 per month. Narrowing this salary gap is the severe shortage of workers like fitters, welders, electricians and plumbers on the one hand, and the growing number of engineers trying to get into the IT sector.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4: First impressions

samsung-galaxy-note-4-first-impressionsSamsung’s latest flagship Note 4 has just been unveiled at an Unpacked event in Berlin, ahead of IFA 2014. At first glance, the device doesn’t seem too radically different from its predecessor, the Note 3. However, looking closely, there are major improvements to the screen (quad HD super amoled), build quality (metal rim), camera (16MP rear with optical image stabilisation), S Pen (doubled pressure sensitivity) and interface as well.


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.

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