Idea’s Sirji (Abhishek Bachchan) is already promoting MNP (Mobile Number Portability) on TV Ads and it is confirmed by DoT as well that finally MNP is coming in India on 25’th November 2010. Initially MNP will start from Haryana where 8 mobile operators are currently providing services. At least finally DoT is starting rolling out the most awaited feature in mobile industry i.e. MNP in India.
Indian Rupee symbol has got the Unicode as U+20B9 and the character is expected to be available on some keyboards in next 2 or 3 months. But if you need to write the Indian Rupee symbol on your website thru HTML, you don’t need to use image as you can write that. here is the way to do that.
In July 2010, Indian government approved a symbol for Indian currency i.e. Indian Rupee. After that it was said that the currency symbol will come on regular keyboard and will also come in different fonts. Finally today, Unicode Consortium released Unicode 6.0.0 version with 2088 new characters out of which one is “Indian Rupee Symbol”.
Tata Telecom Services announced that they will bring 3G services from this Diwali. FYI, Diwali is on 5’th Nov 2010. In fact they started telecasting their advertisement for 3G services. After BSNL and MTNL, Tata is the first private company who announced 3G services rollout time.
Indian cabinet has already approved the Rupee symbol designed by D. Uday Kumar and now it is time to use it in daily life. As it will take at least 6 – 8 months for new symbol to appear on standard keyboards but you can start using it on documents using the free font released by Foradian Technologies. They released three versions of Indian Rupee font as well as couple of wallpapers for your desktop.
Early morning today at 6:30 AM, Air India (AI) Boeing 737 crashed at Mangalore Airport. Flight was coming from Dubai to Mangalore and most of the people from Kerala and Southern part of India was boarded on that. This incident left 158 dead out of total 166 people on board. As per the initial reports, it seems that the accident happened because of the shorter run way and AI plane overshoot run way by about 2000 ft. Some Twitter users shared real time pictures from the incident site which shows the reach of Social Networking and micro-blogging site.
God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is on Twitter. Yes, real Sachin has finally joined Twitter on Tuesday night. You can find him on @sachin_rt. In just 17 hours, he got 48,000 followers and of course the count is moving in positive direction each second. For all Cricket fans in the world, this is a great news of the day as they can follow their source of inspiration on daily basis. Twitter is expected to tag the account as “Verified Account” but it is confirmed that the owner of this account is real Sachin.
Guruji.com, the “local search” provider from India is in trouble for serving pirated music thru the site. Its co-founder Anurag Dod, CEO is in police custody charged for providing copyrighted music copies from T-Series. T-Series lodged a complain about Guruji.com in Bangalore and after certain time period, police arrested Anurag and other associates.
PayPal India users were facing issues with PayPal withdrawal and personal payments, where finally local banks withdrawal is working fine but a new problem has come which is the latest fees structure specially designed for Indian users. If your account is in PayPal India then you will be paying fees for receiving payments even on your personal account. Previously the fee was taken in case of Premier account only but now they have changed the structure and taking huge fees on received payments.