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Jaitley holds review meeting of FDI policy in various sectors

Finance minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with other ministers and government officials on Monday for a review of the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, informed sources said. Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman, power minister Piyush Goyal, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj attended the meeting, the sources said. The official refused to give any details of the meeting. The government has been considering further liberalising the FDI regime to attract foreign investments in various sectors, including 100% FDI under the automatic route for the…

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The NSW Department of Education commissioned a $300,000 scripture review, but rejects its major findings | poll

THE NSW Department of Education has rejected major recommendations of a $300,000 taxpayer-funded review of scripture in NSW schools, including the need for more information on scripture providers to “identify radical groups or cults”. The 238-page review, completed in 2015 but not released until Tuesday, found scripture providers did not “consistently produce good quality curricula from an educational perspective”, the system of authorising scripture providers lacked transparency, and some scripture teachers were using authorised, but age-inappropriate materials, while others used non-authorised materials. The review found the Department of Education and scripture providers…

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Karbonn Quattro L50 HD Review

One of the earliest Indian companies to jump into the low-cost Android smartphones game, Karbonn has been somewhat quiet of late, what with nearly a dozen new competitors to fend off. Things can’t be easy – you can’t keep doing the same old thing when everyone else is offering fantastic specs, great cameras, metal bodies, fingerprint readers, quick charging, and all sorts of other modern touches at lower and lower prices. The Quattro L50 HD, which we’re reviewing today, doesn’t look too shabby on paper. We’re eager to see how…

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Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Review

Competition in the budget and mid-range smartphone segments has been getting fiercer by the day, and buyers aren’t complaining one bit. At this point, a lot of people no longer think it makes sense to spend big money on high-end smartphones, when options such as the Le 1s (Review) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Review) offer practically everything you want at a fraction of the price. The sub-Rs. 15,000 space is where most of the excitement is today. Apart from Xiaomi and LeEco, Lenovo also competes in this segment with…

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InFocus Bingo 21 Review

With a string of recent high-profile launches in the mid-range space, it’s easy to feel as though that’s where all the action is. Today, for a change of pace, we’ll be taking a closer look at an entry-level smartphone from InFocus, called the Bingo 21. The company launched this budget-friendly device about a month ago priced at just Rs. 5,499. Since then, another variant called the Bingo 20 has also been launched, seemingly identical to the Bingo 21 other than the fact it has less RAM. Finding a decent Android…

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