News18 Tech & Auto Awards 2019 LIVE: Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan Arrives as Event Kicks Off

Dec 10, 2019 7:40 pm (IST)

Tech jury welcomed on stage:

Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm (IST)

Keynote Speaker Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda (Retd.) at the Tech and Auto awards.

Dec 10, 2019 7:34 pm (IST)

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Arrives |  Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, who is a guest of honour at the awards arrives. He holds important portfolios like the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In his previous term as an MP, he served as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Dec 10, 2019 7:31 pm (IST)

Gaming Laptop Nominations | Here are the top 5 gaming laptops of the year:
1. Lenovo Legion Y540
3. Asus Zephryus S
4. Acer Predator Helios 500
5. Alienware Area 51m 

Dec 10, 2019 7:29 pm (IST)

Computing Device of the Year Nominees | Here are the nominations for the laptop of the year:
1. HP Spectre x360 13
2.Apple MacBook Air
3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019)
4. Asus Zenbook Pro Duo
5.Dell XPS 13 (2019)

Dec 10, 2019 7:27 pm (IST)

Smart TV of the Year Nominees | Top 5 Smart TV of the year nominations are:
1. Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV
2. Xiaomi Mi TV 4X
3. Metz OLED Android TV
4. Samsung The Frame QLED 55
5. OnePlus TV 55Q1IN

Dec 10, 2019 7:24 pm (IST)

Gadget of the Year Nominees | Here are the nominees for gadget of the year:
1. Bose Frames
2. Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV
3. Dyson Lightcycle
4. Apple iPad Pro 12,9
5. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Dec 10, 2019 7:22 pm (IST)

Budget Phone of the Year Nominees | The top 5 nominations for budget phone of the year are:
1. Realme 5 Pro
2. Nokia 7.2
3. Samsung galaxy M30s
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
5. Xiaomi Redmi K20

Dec 10, 2019 7:13 pm (IST)

Camera Phone of the Year Nominations | Here are the nomnations for the camera phone of the year caegory:
1. Apple iPhone 11 Pro
2. Google Pixel 3a
3. Huawei P30 Pro
4. Samsung galaxy Note 10+
5. OnePlus 7T Pro

Dec 10, 2019 7:11 pm (IST)

Smartphone of the Year Nominations | Here are the phones nominated for smartphone of the year category:
1. Apple iPhone 11
2. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
3. OnePlus 7T
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
5. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Dec 10, 2019 7:03 pm (IST)

Auto Jury | Here are the jury members for the Auto category:
1. Ranojoy Mukerji, Ex-SIAM Deputy Director and auto journalist
2. Jatin Ahuja, Founder & MD, Big Boy Toyz
3. Tutu Dhawan, industry veteran
4. Arun Mahotra, auto industry expert 
5. Kunal Kelkar, Automotive photographer, Founder- The Autofocus

Dec 10, 2019 6:58 pm (IST)

Tech Jury | Here are the tech jury members for the event:

1. Ershad Kaleebullah Editor-In-Chief, TheMrPhone​
2. Deepak Dhingra, Editor-In-Chief of 91Mobiles
3. Ashish Bhatia, Editorial Consultant
4. Nimish Dubey, freelance tech journalist
5. Nishant Padhiar, Editor, Stuff and What Hi-Fi

Dec 10, 2019 6:57 pm (IST)

The News18 Tech and Auto Awards is India’s first Technology and Automotive Awards, which celebrates the confluence of connectivity and mobility. Over the years, technology has changed our lives and most importantly our mobility. Thus, at News18, we see Technology and Automobile as an extension of one another. After a stupendous first two editions we are back with the third edition of the awards. We aim to grow bigger and better, as we salute the best of Technology and Automotive innovations in 2019.

Dec 10, 2019 6:57 pm (IST)

We live in a time when technology is effectively defining the way we work, the way we communicate and the way we commute. There is perhaps no better time then, to take a look at the success stories of the year, in the domains of technology and mobility, which are closer than ever before. is hosting the third edition of the Tech & Auto Awards on December 10 in New Delhi to celebrate and honor the products and innovations in the technology space as well as the automobile industry in India. The theme for this year’s awards revolves around two pertinent issues—sustainable mobility and cyber security. Click here to read full article

Dec 10, 2019 6:56 pm (IST)

Keynote Speaker Lt Gen. Hooda to Speak on Cyberspace | Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda (Retd.),(Former GOC-in-Chief, Northern Command, Indian Army) will be the keynote speaker at the event. He has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal twice, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal. Lt Gen Hooda is on the Advisory Board of Cyber Peace Foundation, a NGO dealing cyber protection and training, on the Advisory Board of Cyber Security Research Centre at Punjab Engineering College and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies. Lt Gen Hooda will bring his immense experience to speak on India’s Next Battlefield Would Be Cyberspace: Are We ready.

Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm (IST)

RK Singh as Guest of Honour | R. K. Singh is currently the Minister of Power (Independent Charge) and Minister of New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge). He is also the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Mr. R. K. Singh is a two-time Member of Parliament from Bihar and is a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer and former Home Secretary of India. He is known for playing an important role in improving the condition of roads in Bihar as the principal secretary in the road construction department during the Nitish Kumar government’s first term (2004–2009).

Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm (IST)

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan as Guest of Honour | Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who holds the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare portfolios as well is the guest of honour for the Tech and Auto awards this year.

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