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By Newsgram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday launched Mobile10X — a forum to nurture and grow the apps ecosystem in India by bringing together various stakeholders. This was done with a view to bring in capability and quality among the country’s app developers.

The forum has five pillars. They are– mobile startup hubs (where app testing can be done); the training of 500,000 app developers and creating five apps incubation centres across the country in the next five years; and online mentoring of app developers. The other two pillars are investor connections and industry connections.

The first App Incubation Centre is slated for launch in Bengaluru. The founding partners for it are Google and Paytm.

The board members of Mobile10X include — V Manjula, secretary, Department of IT, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, government of Karnataka, Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google, South East Asia & India and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, One97 and Paytm.

The other board members are Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO, InMobi; and Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO, SnapDeal; and Subho Ray, president, IAMAI.

The IAMAI is the industry body representing the internet and mobile sector in the country.

“We are ready with the Bengaluru incubation centre. The Gurgaon centre will be coming up by January 2016. We are in talks for incubation centres in places like Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Pune,” Subho Ray, president, IAMAI said.

This programme by IAMAI is in line with the vision of the Indian government, which set aside Rs 1,000 crore fund for technology starups in the Budget 2015-16.

“At the end of five years, we will look at 10 times the quality, 10 times the revenue and 10 times the number of developers,” Anandan said.

There are around 50,000 mobile app developers in the country.

Anandan added: “India doesn’t have a dearth of engineering students. The question is quality. We are trying to improve the underlying quality.”

Nishant Rao, country manager, LinkedIn said around 63 percent graduates in India are unemployable.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Confirmed: Kamal Haasan will Launch Mobile app on his 63rd Birthday, November 7

Actor Kamal Haasan confirms the launch of a mobile software app on November 7. Look what more he has to say.

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Actor Kamal Haasan
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CHENNAI: Confirming his political plunge, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday said the first step will be the launch of a mobile software app on November 7 – his 63rd birthday – that will enable him to be in touch with the fans and as well as enable book-keeping.

At a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his fan/welfare club, he said his political plunge by starting a political party is confirmed.

Kamal Haasan said the political party launch will happen in a calm manner and the launch of the mobile app is the first step on November 7.

He said his fans would contribute funds for the political party and the mobile app will facilitate keeping proper accounts of funds collected.

According to him, there is no shame in stretching out one’s hands for the welfare of the people and if only the rich pay their taxes properly, the country would be on the right path.

Kamal said November 7 is a day not to cut a cake and celebrate but a day to cut canals, obliquely referring to the flooding of several localities in the city due to recent rains.

The actor added natural disasters do not differentiate between rich and poor and all should be ready to take preventive measures then acting after the loss of dear ones.

According to him, suppression has become part of politics and it is not important how many people are threatening you, but what is important is what you are going to do.

Kamal Haasan said he is ready to take a beating but he is not a “mridangam” (a percussion instrument) to get hit again and again.(IANS)

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Indian Railway Announces new App for all Travel Related Services

An integrated platform- a one stop solution for all travel related services

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March 2, 2017: Indian Railway announced a new app today as part of the new business plan of 2017-18. This mobile app will be launched in May and will provide an integrated platform- a one stop solution for all travel related services – ticketing, hiring taxis, porters, retiring rooms, finding hotels, booking tour package, ordering food from restaurants.

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This app would also allow booking of unreserved, season and platform tickets. Other advantages of this app include promotion of digitization through online payment, reduction of queues outside ticket counters and saving of paper, mentioned PTI report.

The app would generate non fare revenues for Indian Railway through passenger related data available to Indian Railway and would have an affiliate sales partnership model for making available different services and products needed by the passengers.

– prepared by NewsGram team

 

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Centre launches app ‘SEZ India’ that provides detailed information about the country’s Special Economic Zones

The government has recently launched a new mobile app called 'SEZ India' that will deliver detailed information about the important economic areas

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Special economic zone in India, Wikimedia

New Delhi, Jan 16, 2017: The government has launched a mobile app called ‘SEZ India’ that provides detailed information about the country’s special economic zones, an official statement said on Sunday.

Launched earlier this month under the Centre’s e-Governance initiatives, “the app would help the SEZ units and developers to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ Online System,” a Commerce Ministry release here said.

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“Developers and units can now file all their transactions digitally through SEZ Online system and track the status through the SEZ India mobile app,” it said.

The app, which is available on android platform, has four sections – SEZ Information, SEZ Online Transaction, Trade Information and Contact Details.

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The SEZ online transaction is a dynamic submenu that tracks the Bill of Entry and Shipping Bill processing status, besides doing verification.

“The app also helps the Importers/Exporters track the status of Bill of Entry/Shipping Bill integration and processing,” the statement said. (IANS)