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Jio Platforms is among the most influential companies in the world, according to the 2021 TIME 100 Most Influential Companies.
As per TIME magazine, over the past few years, Reliance Industries has built India’s largest 4G network by charging some of the lowest data rates in the world.
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Now leading investors are turning to Jio Platforms, the holding company for Reliance’s digital businesses, to reach its more than 410 million subscribers, it said.
“Last year, Jio raised over $20 billion in the capital, a testament to the value and potential of its rapidly growing user base,” it said.
This is the first-ever list, TIME has come out with regarding the most influential companies in the world. that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. To assemble it, TIME solicited nominations across sectors including health care, entertainment, transportation, technology, and more from our global network of editors and correspondents, as well as from industry experts.
Further, ed-tech company BYJU’S also has made it to the list.
TIME said that as users of his company’s signature app nearly doubled to 80 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, Byju Raveendran, the founder went on a spending spree, fueled by funding from investors like Tencent and BlackRock.
The BYJU’S summer acquisition of WhiteHat Jr, an app that teaches kids to code, along with the purchase of Silicon Valley educational-game maker Osmo in 2019, gives the company a foothold in the US e-learning market.
In April, the company announced plans to dramatically expand outside its home base in India, adding one-on-one lessons in the US, the UK, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil.
BYJU’S also snapped up a leading Indian test-prep school for almost $1 billion. The explosive growth has turned BYJU’S into one of India’s most lucrative startups, increasing the company’s expected value to $15 billion, up from $5.5 billion in July 2019, it said. (IANS/GA)
Amid the pandemic, the daily time spent on smartphones has increased by 25 percent on average in India, a new study claimed on Monday. While 66 percent of Indians believe smartphone improves their quality of life, nearly 70 percent of Indians feel that if their smartphone usage continues to increase, it is likely to impact their mental/physical health, according to the study by smartphone brand Vivo.
“Amid the socially-distant lives that the pandemic pushed us to lead, the smartphone emerged as the central nervous system for everything be it working or learning from home or staying connected with friends and family,” said Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India.
Additionally, 74 percent of respondents said that periodically switching off their mobile phones can help them spend more time with family. However, only 18 percent of users have actually switched off their phones on their own.
According to a study titled ‘Smartphones and their impact on human relationships 2020,’ Indians are spending more time on smartphones since lockdown (April 2020) OTT (59 percent), social media (55 percent), and gaming (45 percent).
Meanwhile, 79 percent of users agreed that a smartphone helps them stay connected with their loved ones. While smartphones emerged as a necessity and had given much-needed flexibility to people, their excessive usage has triggered addiction.
Nearly 88 percent of users agree that people point them out for using the phone when they are with them, 46 percent of people pick up the phone at least five times in an hour-long conversation. The study, conducted by CyberMedia Research (CMR) for Vivo, had 2,000 respondents aged 15-45 years. (IANS)
Facebook users especially teenagers and young adults significantly overestimate how much time they spend on the social network in a day and underestimate the number of times they visit the platform, the company has revealed after scanning through available data.
For example, Facebook found that people overestimate how much time they spent on Facebook by an average of 3.2 hours per day. Self-reported time spent was only moderately correlated with actual Facebook use.
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“Some questions caused underestimation, while others caused overestimation. Only 27 per cent were able to respond accurately even on the best-performing question,” Facebook said in a paper titled “How Well Do People Report Time Spent on Facebook?”
To reach this conclusion, the Facebook team evaluated common survey questions from the available literature. The social network with over 2.7 billion monthly active users globally found that the more time people spent on Facebook, the more likely it was that they misreported their time.
“People often ask whether spending time on social media is good or bad for us. To answer this question, researchers need accurate ways to measure how much time people spend on platforms like Facebook, among other things,” the company said in a blog post on Thursday.
Facebook compared data from 10 self-reported Facebook-use survey measures deployed in 15 countries against data from the server logs belonging to the social network.
“Teens and young adults have more error reporting their tiime on Facebook, which is notable because of the high reliance on college-aged samples in many fields,” Facebook said.
Because self-reports of time spent are imprecise, the social networking giant suggested that to find better results, researchers should “interpret people’s self-reported time spent as a noisy estimate of where they fall on a distribution relative to other respondents”. (IANS)
An apple a day does keep the doctor away, don’t take our word for it, try it. Fruits are a delicious way to deal with some ailments. Is your skin breaking out? Eat more fruit. Dealing with poor digestion? Snack on some bananas. Feeling hungry when you wake up? Eat them. Include a fruit instead of junk in your daily routine, is a good piece of advice, according to Health Tips.
But the question is when is the best time to eat them? Ever thought of why eating a banana before bedtime might not be the best idea? Here are 5 tips on when is the best time for you to eat fruit to maximize their benefits shared by Kimaye Health – INI Farms.
Starting your day with a glass of warm water and fruit has been the trend for years now. A bowl of fruit for breakfast could be a great idea but make sure you divide your meal accordingly to avoid over exceeding your sugar and calorie intake.
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Nibble between breakfast and lunch
Most of us feel hungry between breakfast and lunch, so snacking on citrus could be a great idea. Add a cup of green tea and we assure you will feel satiated!
Skip the dessert
Have a sweet tooth after your meals? Quite relatable. Instead of munching on that Apple pie why not munch on them; nowadays fruit like Mangoes, melon, pineapple are summer favourites so who needs a dessert! Enjoy the sugar rush, and keep fit all at the same time! Triple Whammy Y’all!
The pre and post-workout fruit
While a banana could make a great pre-workout fruit giving you the energy boost you need to go the extra mile, an orange or an apple post-workout is just the low-calorie fruit you are looking for, to keep you full while you get your dinner ready.
A No Fruit night is a good night
Ever heard someone say I had watermelon for dinner? Yes, consuming them before bedtime is definitely a NO-NO since it hinders your sleep schedule owing to the spike in energy it brings to your body.
The New Normal demands a New YOU, and practicing self-discipline in natural ways is your only cue to lead a healthy and balanced life. Include fruit to resist the urge to snack on junk food but be sure to avoid those odd hours of random fruit snacking. (IANS)