News Roundup: Govt to take away Aakash deal from IIT-Rajasthan

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The government has decided to take future tendering and procurement for Aakash2 tablets from IIT Rajasthan, and hand it over to public sector undertakings. The decision comes in the wake of a spat between IIT-Rajasthan, current procurement agency for Aakash and the tablet’s current maker Datawind, which has led to a stoppage of supplies.

“We have realised that educational institutes are not capable of handling tenders as it involves large sums of money and handling vendors. Public sector undertakings are much better equipped to handle it,” said a government official” [source]

2G case: RIL, old players like Bharti Airtel to benefit most from auction

Biggest beneficiary of the move could be Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) enabling it to make a strong comeback into the telecom sector by becoming a full spectrum telecom operator offering both vanilla voice services as well as advanced 4G services.[source]

Naukri Launches iOS and Android Apps

Naukri has launched job search apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android apps, plus a HTML5 site as well.

“Both the mobile app and the site is enriched with features which allow jobseekers to filter job openings by location, keywords, functional area, experience bracket and minimum expected salary. Also, users can create up to five custom job alerts on the basis of the search criterion defined by them.”

Dish TV eyes biggest pie of digital switch

About seven million homes are likely to make the switch (from analogue to digital cable) in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi andChennai, thereby opening up a potential market of 10 million new subscribers (homes with multiple television sets) for DTH and cable TV operators.[source]

Uninor offers RED FM channels across India on mobile

The tie-up will enable Uninor customers to enjoy a wholesome music experience, in their preferred language, from their hometown radio station now easily accessible on mobile handsets

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