Today’s top tech news:Airtel begins the end of 3G, TikTok users break the law, and Accenture leads in AI rankings


  • Airtel has started to shut down its 3G services, starting with Kolkata.
  • TikTok users are breaking the law to rake in more views.
  • Accenture is ranked number one artificial intelligence (AI) service provider by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
  • The Indian government wants to build an in-house WhatsApp for official communication.
  • Akshay Kumar, the Bollywood actor, is GoQii’s newest investor.
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​The beginning of the end of the 3G era in India begins in Kolkata as Airtel preps for the 5G life

​The beginning of the end of the 3G era in India begins in Kolkata as Airtel preps for the 5G life

Airtel has started to shut down its 3G services in India starting with Kolkata. It sent out a notification to its users that they will now need 4G handsets to have access to data on Airtel’s network and only 2G connectivity will be available for feature handsets.


All telecom operators are preparing themselves for the 5G spectrum auction in India from which the Indian government hopes to raise at least ₹6 trillion.

TikTok users are breaking the law to rake in more views

TikTok users are breaking the law to rake in more views

TikTok users are breaking laws in an attempt to go viral on the short video message sharing mobile app.

Nurses in Odisha shot multiple TikTok videos in the newborn care unit of the hospital and now they might lose their jobs altogether. Another video shot in Delhi, showed a man getting out of a moving Delhi Police van only to climb on top and do push ups — the video hasn’t gone down too well with online users or the official authorities.

The Indian government wants to build its own WhatsApp for official communication

The Indian government wants to build its own WhatsApp for official communication

The Indian government doesn’t want to be dependant on the social messaging app, WhatsApp and Google’s email client, Gmail for its communications. It’s currently mulling over plans to launch an in-house messaging service that will store any data exchanged on local servers.


The government’s impetus for launching an indigenously developed messaging client is to shield itself against any geopolitical developments that may not work in its favour in light of how the US administration blacklisted Huawei.

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar invests in GoQii, which took on Flipkart for its deep discounts

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar invests in GoQii, which took on Flipkart for its deep discounts

Akshay Kumar, one of the leading actors in Bollywood, just invested an undisclosed amount in the health and fitness startup, GoQii. In addition to investing, Kumar will also be the brand ambassador for GoQii.

GoQii is same company that went up against Flipkart for its deep discounting practices that were selling GoQii products at a steep 80% discount.

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