1. Opera Mini saves Rs 2 bn on mobile internet: According to a report by Opera Software, Indian users of the Opera Mini mobile browsers used 75% less mobile data in the first half of the year. Read more here.

2. BBDO tops Warc ranking of world’s smartest agencies: Colenso BBDO of New Zealand has topped a new ranking of the world’s smartest creative agencies released by Warc, on the back of breakthrough work for clients such as Tip Top and Mountain Dew. Colenso BBDO is followed by AMV BBDO in the UK. Read more here.

3. Ad Club Bangalore receives 956 entries for Big Bang Awards: The Advertising Club Bangalore, a communication professionals’ body that confers annual awards for excellence in Communication and Media, has announced this year’s edition of the Big Bang Awards to be on September 19, at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bangalore. Read more here.

4. Civil Aviation Minister Launches ‘Know Your Rights’ Portal: Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Minister for Civil Aviation, launched a ‘Know Your Rights’ (KYR) portal of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to mark 100 days of the new government. Read more here.

5. BJP adds humour to polls in Maharashtra: Two cartoon strips highlighting the people’s woes and the sorry state of affairs under the Congress-NCP rule, are gaining popularity in poll-bound Maharashtra. Read more here.

6. Many firms rejecting job applicants due to social media posts: Survey: According to a survey by job site CareerBuilder India, as many as 59 percent employers are currently using social media to research on job candidates, while another 33 percent are planning to access the platform soon. Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

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