Orient Electric looks to launch more IoT-enabled products

CK Birla Group firm Orient Electric plans to introduce internet of things (IoT) enabled products in segments like consumer and commercial lighting, a top company official said. The company presently offers fans, air coolers and water heaters equipped with this smart technology. Orient Electric, which has formed a retail partnership with Italy-based small appliances maker De’Longhi Group, also looks to expand premium brands De’Longhi, Kenwood and Braun to tier-II cities besides metro markets. “We will soon introduce smart products in consumer and commercial lighting. We will also increase the range…

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Biocon enters into pact with CMS to sell 3 generic products in China

Biocon on September 12 said it has signed a license and supply agreement with a subsidiary of China Medical System Holdings (CMS) for three generic formulation products in Greater China. Biocon, however, has not specified which products are going to be part of this deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Biocon will be responsible for the development, manufacturing and supply of the products while CMS will be responsible for registration and commercialisation of the products in China. The initial term of the agreement shall be for 10 years from the date…

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Natco Pharma lines up 20 `Para IV’ products

Para IV products mean, “the first company which submits a completed ANDA (Abbreviated New Drug Application) getting marketing exclusivity for 180 days.” Natco Pharma has in the pipeline a 20 key `Para IV’ products of which some are expected to be launched in due course. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) norms, a company can seek approval from FDA to market a generic drug before the expiration of a patent relating to the brand name upon which the generic is based. Para IV products Normally, the first company…

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7 Wellness Products That Made Our Lives Better in August

Here at SELF, we’re always testing wellness products. Whether it’s cult-favorite makeup, skin-care products, fitness gear, or a new snack, we’re always trying out something. We’re fortunate that this is part of our job—getting to play with free stuff is a pretty awesome perk. But not everything lives up to the hype, so when something stands out from the pack, we’re excited to share it with our readers. Here, SELF staffers gush about seven products they tried and legitimately loved this month. (Note: This list includes a mix of stuff sent to us for free…

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How to find new products on Amazon? Jeff Bezos has this plan for fresh listings

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is reportedly testing a new feature for its popular e-commerce platform to help shoppers discover newly released products. In the latest attempt, Amazon will help customers to decide what to buy, CNBC reported, and the company is testing the feature in select markets for certain customers, a company spokesperson told the news channel. Amazon already has few live badges such as Top Brand, the orange-coloured Bestsellers flag, and Amazon’s Choice which take into account factors including customer reviews and pricing. Amazon has also been testing Top Brand badge for…

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Hailey Bieber Goes Makeup-Free in New Photo and Now People Are Accusing Her of “Having Work Done”

Take a quick scroll through Justin Bieber’s Instagram feed and you’ll notice that in addition to posting about mental health, religion, and his lifestyle brand Drew House, he also posts a fair amount about his wife, Hailey Bieber. On Thursday, September 5, the singer shared a photo of the two walking away, hand in hand, with a heartfelt caption about how Hailey challenges and strengthens him. Then just a few hours later, he followed it up with another post — this time, a solo shot of the supermodel with no makeup on. The…

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Apple products you should avoid: September 2019 edition

Let’s take a tour around an Apple Store and look at what you should and shouldn’t buy this month. Must read: iPhone 11: Specs, pricing, rumors, release date, more AVOID: IPHONE XS, XS MAX, XR Why you should avoid: Bottom line, we’re a few weeks away from new hardware landing, so if you’ve held out this far, you might as well wait and see what falls in the fall. Hardware last updated: September and October 2018. AVOID: MACBOOK Why you should avoid: Once the pinnacle of Apple’s thin-and-light engineering, the MacBook…

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Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple  products. The tariffs, put in place by President Donald Trump as part of an escalating tit-for-tat trade war with China, were entered into the Federal Register on Friday. Apple, the largest U.S. technology company by market cap, has its products assembled in China by Foxconn and then ships them to consumers all over the world. The Apple Airpods, Apple Watch and accompanying Apple Watch…

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