Reliance Jio teams up with Google, aims to dominate 5G space
In an ambitious bid to make India ‘2G Mukt’, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that Google had picked up 7.7% stake in Jio after they invested Rs 33,737 crore.
The Silicon Valley giant is joining forces with the Indian company in a bid to control the smartphone sector. Mukesh Ambani revealed that the two companies aim to ‘design entry-level 4G or even 5G smartphone for a fraction of its current cost’
RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani made it clear that that there was a need to help 350 million 2G mobile phone users to usher into the newer 4G & 5G era through an an affordable smartphone.
Ambani added “Jio has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch. This will enable us to launch a world-class 5G service in India using a 100 per cent homegrown technology and solution.”
China-US face-off over Hong Kong intensifies
Chinese govt threatened to impose retaliatory sanctions over U.S after Donald Trump signed Hong Kong Autonomy Act to end preferential trade status with Hong Kong.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the US violated international norms and accused them of interfering in China’s internal matters.
Hua said “We urge the U.S. to correct its mistakes, refrain from implementing the so-called “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” and stop interfering in any way in China’s internal affairs, including Hong Kong affairs. If the United States insisted on doing so, China will definitely make a strong response”.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson also revealed that China and India made progress in their latest talks over Ladakh border dispute. On July 14th, the fourth round of talks were held between China and India’s top commanders post the Galwan Valley face-off.
Gehlot’s bizarre ‘handsome’ taunt as Pilot maintains he won’t join BJP
As massive speculation continued over Sachin Pilot’s entry into the BJP after his unceremonious exit from the post of Deputy Chief of Rajasthan, the youth leader categorically maintained “I will not join the BJP. I have worked very hard to bring the Congress party back in the government and defeat the BJP. Such a speculation is being fuelled to tarnish my image”
Meanwhile, the political development took a rather amusing turn after Pilot’s political rival Ashok Gehlot mocked Sachin’s physical appearance and his English. Gehlot accused Sachin of indulging in horse-trading with the BJP in order to destabilise his government.
Congress party, however, is still fuming at Sachin Pilot taking a direct jab at Pilot over his stay in Manesar, Haryana.
Congress has also dared Pilot by asking him to ‘immediately come out of the security cover of BJP’s Haryana govt, stop all conversations with them & come back to your home in Jaipur’