Another day, another chain of events in the tech world. Today, we saw the announcement of the Union Budget 2021, which might affect the prices of upcoming mobile phones. The Poco M3 will be a new smartphone to enter India via an online event scheduled to take place tomorrow.
Internet services will remain suspended in Delhi on February 2 and Twitter accounts of an Indian actor and journalist among others have been suspended citing ‘legal demand’. In addition, a comparison between Jio and Airtel Rs 129 prepaid plan. Here’s a look at today’s top news.
Union Budget 2021 announced
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Union Budget 2021 today. As part of the new budget, a major announcement is related to the tech world. The customs duty on mobile chargers and more phone parts has been increased to 2.5 percent. The hike is to boost local manufacturing of these parts and it is most likely to increase mobile phone prices. Read here for more details.
Poco M3 launching in India tomorrow
Poco is finally launching the much-rumored Poco M3 budget smartphone in India tomorrow. The smartphone will launch via an online event scheduled to take place at 12 pm. The device has already launched globally and will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras, and a huge 6,000mAh battery. It is likely to fall under Rs 15,000. Read here for more details.
Delhi will keep the internet suspended till Feb 2
The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that it will keep the internet services suspended until February 2 amidst the farmer’s protest in Delhi-NCR. The ban will affect areas near the Delhi borders including Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri. Meanwhile, Haryana had also suspended internet services until 5 pm today. Read here for more details.
Airtel, Jio’s Rs 129 prepaid plan compared
Airtel and Jio, to keep up with the competition, are offering a Rs 129 prepaid plan in India. The Airtel Rs 129 plan will offer 1GB of free data, unlimited voice calling, 300 SMSs a day, and more for 24 days. The Jio Rs 129 plan, on the other hand, will offer 2GB of data, unlimited calls, and 300 SMSs for 28 days. Read here for details.
Twitter suspends accounts of Indian actor, journalist and more
Twitter accounts of Indian actor Sushant Singh, magazine The Caravan, activist Hansraj Meena, the Kisan Ekta Morcha, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Jarnail Singh, CPI(M) leader Md Salim, and more have been suspended due to ‘Legal Demand.’ This can happen when a higher authority has asked to do so. Read here for more details.