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Last Updated : Sep 14, 2016 07:41 PM IST | Source: PTI

Round-up: iRobot launches vacuuming robot in India for Rs 69,900

* Betting big on the Indian market, US-based iRobot has launched its premium vacuuming robot 'Roombaa 980' in the country for Rs 69,900.


* Betting big on the Indian market, US-based iRobot has launched its premium vacuuming robot 'Roombaa 980' in the country for Rs 69,900.


iRobot entered the Indian market last year in an exclusive partnership with Puresight Systems and already sells a few of its vacuuming robots and floor mopping robots here.


"Given changing lifestyles, Indian consumers are constantly looking for convenient solutions to improve their quality of life. This robot will change the way we view floor cleaning and revolutionise home cleaning," Puresight Systems spokesperson Ayesha Khan said.

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She added that currently there are two iRobot experience centres in Bengaluru, which will be expanded to other major cities in the next 12-24 months.


* * * * * * HCL Tech bags IT deal from Australian energy retailer * HCL Technologies today said it has won a contract to provide application management services for Western Australia's energy provider, Synergy.


Under the contract, HCL will transform and support the organisation's digital and business applications landscape, it said in a statement.


No financial details were disclosed.


A total of 85 applications will be transitioned, consolidated and optimised by HCL to deliver ongoing support for mission-critical bespoke energy and utilities applications in a flexible "as a service" model, it added.


* * * * * Canara HSBC OBC Life launches 'Smart Junior Plan' * Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company today introduced a new plan targeted at covering education expenses of children and providing them protection.


'Smart Junior Plan' aims to meet future needs of a child's education and also to protect, in case of an unfortunate incident like death of the parent, through guaranteed annual payouts.


"Smart Junior Plan is one of the most dominant needs of every young parent. They would like to protect their child education and future growth. There is really no better gift you can give your child, than the promise of a secure future with plans that encompass child insurance plans and education policies.

"This helps in systematic savings and also covers increasing education costs of children," the company's Chief Executive Officer, Anuj Mathur said in a release issued in Mumbai.



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First Published on Sep 14, 2016 07:28 pm
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