Current Affairs Today 04 June 2017
• Internet giant Google has launched an app “Areo” that will aggregate all hyperlocal
services and food delivery apps in the country.
This is the first time that Google is entering the business of food delivery and home services in India.
Google – Areo is an accreditor that provides services through other startups in the domain.
Fire TV Stick:
• The global e-commerce major ‘Amazon’ has launched the ‘Amazon Fire TV Stick’ with Voice Remote in India. Fire TV Stick is the powerful streaming media device that plugs into an HD Television and lets customers access thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games.
It will compete with devices like Google Chromecast, Amkette’s EvoTV and Apple TV.
• Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer ‘Myntra’ has announced that it has acquired ‘InLogg’. ‘InLogg’ is a city-based technology platform that provides end-to-end logistics solutions for the e-commerce sector.
Now, Myntra will be able to strengthen its logistic capability with an expanded reach and improved customer experience.
• Note: ‘InLogg’ was founded in 2015 by a team with an aim to standardize the process of logistics in remote areas and bring in efficiency.
• Google has introduced the first code for its new feature ‘Copyless Paste’ in its Chrome app running on Android OS.
The Copyless Paste feature will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps. Copyless Paste feature will automatically copy the useful information and will suggest it for pasting in apps where it might be relevant.
Presumably ‘Copyless Paste’ will arrive in the next few months.
• The founder of Wikipedia ‘Jimmy Wales’ is going to launch a news site “Wiki Tribune” to tackle the spread of false information. The site will be jointly run by journalists and a community of volunteers who will verify the stories before publishing them.
The site will ensure that journalists only write articles based on facts that they can verify.
• According to a survey by human resources service provider Randstad, Employees of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry receive the highest salaries in India at Rs.11.3 lakh a year as the average annual cost-to-company (CTC) across all levels and functions.
The FMCG sector is followed by power and information technology, where employees earn average annual salaries of Rs.9.8 lakh and Rs.9.3 lakh respectively, according to Randstad 2017 Salary Trends Study findings.
• Apollo tires commissioned its 475 million euro (nearly Rs.3,460 crore) first Greenfield manufacturing facility out of the country near Budapest in Hungary.
• SpiceJet unveiled ‘Khel Yatra’ for the under- privileged children in Delhi as its chief sponsor. An interschool 100-meter athletic competition Khel Yatra is a special initiative support- ed by the airline to identify and appreciate young budding talents from the underprivileged sections of the society.