Indian 4G speed lowest in 77 nations

India has 84.03% 4G availability, making it one of the top countries in terms of 4G availability, according to a report by OpenSignal. However, in terms of 4G speed, India lies at the very bottom among 77 countries with 6.13 Mbps being the average speed.

The report highlighted that there is no country that has yet cracked 50 Mbps average 4G download speed even though some of the operators may have broken this barrier but there is no country that has consistently been able to provide LTE connections greater than 50 Mbps. South Korea and Singapore cut the closest with average 45.9 Mbps and 46.6 Mbps 4G speeds respectively.

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella to visit India next week

Satya Nadella, the India-born CEO of tech giant Microsoft, will be in India next week on a two- day visit to promote his book ‘Hit Refresh’.

Nadella, who will be in India on November 6-7, will visit Hyderabad and Delhi and engage with government officials, industry leaders, students and academia among other stakeholders, a Microsoft spokesperson told.

“The two-day trip is focused on the book. His (Nadella) engagements include meetings with customers and industry leaders across sectors, union government and employees,” the spokesperson added.”

This Japan Company Gives Non-Smokers 6 Extra Paid Leaves

One Japanese marketing firm has reportedly offered its non-smoking workers an extra six days of paid leave a year after they kicked up a stink about their smoking colleagues taking too much time during cigarette breaks.

According to a report from the UK’s ‘The Telegraph’, Piala Inc. introduced the system as a way to appease disgruntled employees who believed it took far too long for smoking workers to travel between the company’s 29th-floor head office and the basement smoking area in their Tokyo-based building

“One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems,” a Piala spokesperson told ‘The Telegraph’.

“Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time off to compensate.”

At least 22 people dead in Power Plant Explosion

At least 22 people have been killed and as many as 100 injured in a blast at a coal-fired power plant in north India’s Uttar Pradesh state, officials say.

About 80 people have been rushed to the company hospital, the government-owned plant operator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited said.

A further 10 people with serious injuries were sent to other facilities.

NTPC said there had been a “sudden abnormal sound” and an escape of gases and steam before the explosion.

The firm has launched an investigation into the blast at the plant, based near the town of Unchahar.

A state police chief, Anand Kumar, said in a video statement, that preliminary findings suggested ash had collected in the furnace below the boiler, which meant “pressure built up inside and led to the blast”.