News Roundup: 8 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [23Feb – 28Feb]

News Roundup: 8 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [23Feb – 28Feb]

No matter how advanced our society gets, sex will remain a taboo. Confirming this, Snapdeal has been dragged to court for selling sex toys citing that they are objectionable. The ecommerce website has been charged because its ‘products’ violate Section 377, and Sections 292, 292 A, 293 and 294 which prohibit obscenity in public. This is a hypocritic action where they cry to teach sex education and on the other hand they sue websites for “obscenity’.

Let’s have a look at the important developments of the week.

Here’s Another So-Called ‘Sale’ To Trick Customers, This Time By Snapdeal

After the Big Billion Day by Flipkart that took place last year in a bid to provide customers with sky-rocketing discounts which turned out to be a disaster. Its arch rival Snapdeal came up with Snapdeal App Fest with same set of fake promises. There is a huge discrepancy between what is promises and what is delivered. How ecommerce websites take consumers for granted can be a cause of their doom.

Another Death In Housing.com’s Deadly Night Drive

Couple of days after the car crash took place after Siddharth Bhandari, Nilesh Vani passed away in the hospital. The incident took place on last friday around 1:30 AM where Advitya Sharma along with his three colleagues was driving back to home after having dinner. The incident happened on LBS Marg when the driver did not see the speed breaker and the i10 car jumped and crashed into a roadside tree after hitting into parked two-wheelers.

After Success Of MNP, Govt. Nods To Pan-India Number Portability

MNP was a huge hit among people who gave up hope on their operators but couldn’t change their number. TRAI has amended to the mobile number portability and regulations which will be enforced from 3rd May. Said amendments will allow mobile subscribers to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers.

CashKaro.com Announced Launch Of Its New Website

CashKaro.com has launched a new website and has introduced new features like product discovery & price comparison search engine tool to enhance user experience. The new website will partner with more than 500 sites to curate a large number of deals and help users earn cashback on every transaction by the website.

Delhi Govt. In Talk To Block Uber’s IP Address

Uber rape case led to a series of events which made taxi aggregators’ operations miserable in the city. With licences being revoke, vehicles being impounded they are having a hard time. To add in the increasing list of hardships Delhi Government is now in talks with Central Govt to block the IP address of Uber and if it happens  then company’s website and mobile phone application will no longer be accessible in India.

Happay Joins Hands With RBL To Launch Business Expense Visa Card

Happay has tied up with RBL to launch Business Expense VISA Card which will work on a centralized platform allowing the management to have visibility and control of money spent. It often happens that expenses usually go unaccounted for which can now be covered because of this tie up. Every purchase from the card is auto-captured on the Happay platform and it also helps employees to submit expense reports in minutes.

CommonFloor Brings Virtual-Reality For Customers With CommonFloor Retina

CommonFloor has launched CommonFloor Retina which is a virtual reality innovation in real estate. This technology will offer ‘real’ property experience by allowing customer to view and assess multiple properties from anywhere. Finding homes was an easy task by click of few buttons but one has to physically review the property. With this breakthrough the task has been made much easier eliminating the need to do latter.

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Mohit Asija

Inc42 Staff
Undergraduate at Ramjas College. Fitness enthusiast, Tech aficionado and a zealous writer.
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