Today’s top tech news: Tata jump on the drone bandwagon, no extra fees for using PayTM and Anil Kapoor becomes the face of Spotify India

Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata PTI

  • The Tata Group is planning to submit its own proposal to use drones for using drone solutions across its many businesses.
  • PayTM denies reports of extra charging fees for users to add money to their wallets.
  • Anil Kapoor, the Bollywood actor reputed for being the ‘Cool Dad’, is going to be the face of Spotify in India.
  • PUBG Lite, already live in other countries, plans to start testing in India on July 4 and users can pre-register for a change a sneak peak.
  • Google is currently working on a feature called Fast Share that works a lot like AirDrop.
  • Redmi 7A, Xiaomi’s latest smartphone, is scheduled to launch in India on July 4
  • Boeing 737’s flawed software was apparently developed by low paid temp workers and students who had only just gotten out of school.
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Tata’s are joining India’s drone race

Tata’s are joining India’s drone race

The Tata Group plans to join India’s drone race and apply for certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The $10 trillion conglomerate hasn’t specified any exact use cases but reportedly plans to use drone solutions across its many businesses.

Paytm denies charging fee for adding money to its wallet

Paytm denies charging fee for adding money to its wallet

Paytm users in India receive push notifications on their phone alerting them to a new fee, which will be levied when you add money to a Paytm wallet. The company, on the other hand, released a statement saying that it currently doesn’t charge any extra fees for transferring money into its wallets and has no plans to do so either.

‘Cool Dad’ Anil Kapoor becomes the new face for Spotify India

‘Cool Dad’ Anil Kapoor becomes the new face for Spotify India

Anil Kapoor has just been enlisted as Spotify India’s new brand ambassador. His debut will be showcased in Spotify’s first TV ad along with Ishaan Khattar.

The new campaign comes against the company’s licensing troubles in India where the company has had to battle it out against music labels like Warner Bros and Saregama.

PUBG Lite Beta testing to begin on 4 July in India, here’s how to pre-register

PUBG Lite Beta testing to begin on 4 July in India, here’s how to pre-register

PUBG Lite Beta will launch in India on July 4 and the registration is now open to all. The ‘Lite’ version of battle royale game is aimed to enhance the functionality of the game for entry-level device users that might not be sporting the best graphics card or processor.

There are also special rewards up for grabs if users pre-register for the game. So far, PUBG Lite Beta has already rolled out in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Brazil and Taiwan with India next on the list.

Redmi 7A scheduled to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart

Redmi 7A scheduled to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart

The Xiaomi sub-brand, Redmi, has scheduled the launch of its latest smartphone, the Redmi 7A, for July 5 in India. The toned down version of the Redmi 7 will available for sale exclusively on Flipkart.

The price of the device is currently known but it since its specifications outline an entry level device, it’s speculated that the phone will cost around ₹6,000.

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