Growth of India’s smartphone market in 2018. as many as 142.3 million smartphones were shipped in 2018, compared to 124.3 million in 2017, according to an International Data Corporation report.

No. of guests killed in a hotel fire in Karol Bagh, New Delhi (as of 7.30 pm on Tuesday). The fire started in the second floor of the four-floor hotel around 3.30 am. A short-circuit could have caused the fire, according to a senior civic official

No. of flights canceled by IndiGo on Tuesday due to a shortage of pilots. Most of the flights were cancelled from Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. On Monday, the carrier canceled 32 flights.

Extent by which inflows into equity funds plunged in January 2019, according to data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India. Inflow to equity mututal funds in January 2019 was ₹6,158 crore, while it was ₹15,390 crore in January 2018

₹21 crore
Proceeds from book sales at the Kolkata Book Fair, which concluded on Monday. This was a record high after the ₹20 crore sales figure last year. The fair saw 23 lakh footfalls over 12 days


₹1,156.8 crore
Excess expenditure by the Ministry of Finance on various heads in 2017-18 without prior approval of Parliament, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday

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