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Marketing Trends of 2018; Smart phones and Customer Experience to Count for The Most

New Delhi: The Indian e-commerce industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Till 2016, it made up 2% of the total retail market, but this number is set to rise to 12% by 2026.

By 2018 end, it is expected to cross $50bn from the current $38.5bn.

The growth will be boosted by exciting advancements analysts say we can expect to see in the sector.

Let’s look at some of the trends in the e-commerce field which we can expect in 2018.

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New Year Gift to India; ISRO to Launch 31 Satellites in January

New Delhi: ISRO on Friday announced that it would launch 31 satellites; including India's Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10.
The mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August due to a technical fault on the final leg following a perfect launch. ISRO then said the heat shield did not separate on the final leg of the launch sequence and, as a result, IRNSS-1H got stuck in the fourth stage of the rocket.
The mission’s main payload would be India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite. The high-profile Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board is scheduled to meet soon to take the final call.

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Pod Taxis May Finally Appear In India To Help Ease Traffic Congestion

New Delhi:Pod taxi, also called Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), is a kind of public transport that uses electric pod cars to provide a taxi-like shuttle services for 4-5 travellers and is environmentally friendly.

This might soon be a reality in Delhi-NCR as a high-level panel has recommended inviting fresh bids for the project conforming to the strictest safety standards on the lines of those prescribed by an American body.

Estimated to cost Rs 4,000 crore, it is a dream project of Transport Minister NitinGadkari, who has asked the NHAI to design, build, finance, operate and transfer on a PPP basis. It is meant for a 12.3-km stretch from Delhi-Haryana border on NH-8 (near Ambience Mall) to Badshahpur via Rajiv Chowk, IFFCO and Sohna Road.

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India Might Be Missing The Hydrogen Fuel Bus By Insisting On All Electric Vehicles By 2030

New Delhi: The Indian government is pulling out all the stops to endure that India becomes an all Electric Vehicle (EV) market by 2030.

This ambitious target was lauded by environmentalists and ordinary citizens alike.

“We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self- sufficient like Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA). The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country,” said Power Minister Piyush Goyal, while addressing the CII Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi.

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Life On Earth Wouldn't Be Possible Without Fungi: Researchers Claim

New Delhi: Today our world is visually dominated by animals and plants, but this world would not have been possible without fungi, say University of Leeds scientists in Britain.

Plants serve as the base of most of the food chains on Earth and along with animals; they dominate almost every ecosystem on the planet. But new analysis suggests fungi were equally vital on early Earth.

The recent UK-based study has found that fungi were essential in the creation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere, without which life on Earth wouldn't be possible.