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Redmi Y2 launched in India at Rs 9,999; has portrait selfie mode, AI face unlock

Redmi Y2 launched in India at Rs 9,999; has portrait selfie mode, AI face unlock

LifeStyle, Market
Handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched a selfie-focused budget smartphone, the Redmi Y2, in India at an event in Delhi. The phone succeeds the Redmi Y1 and is priced starting Rs 9,999. Those want to buy the device will be available to do so on amazon.in, mi.com and Xiaomi's Mi Home retail stores in India. The phone is available in two variants – 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 9,999, while the beefier 4GB RAM variant costs Rs 12,999.  In addition to the Redmi Y2, Xiaomi also launched its latest operating system MIUI 10 in India. The artificial intelligence-powered OS was unveiled in China last week, and comes with advanced photography algorithms and features such as full screen display gestures, and AI Preload,
All meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years : Power Minister, Advises meter manufacturers to scale up production

All meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years : Power Minister, Advises meter manufacturers to scale up production

LifeStyle, Politics
"In next three years metering will go smart prepaid, and gone will be the days of bills reaching your house. So need of the hour is to scale up manufacturing of smart prepaid meters and to bring down their prices."said Shri R K Singh, Minister of State(IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy. Shri Singh was addressing a meeting of meter manufacturers called bythe Power Ministry here, today. The Power Minister advised the manufacturers to scale up the manufacturing of smart prepaid meters as the demand would be huge in coming years. The Minister also advised the officials of the Ministry to consider making smart prepaid meters mandatory after a particular date. This will revolutionise the power sector by way of reduced AT&C losses, better health of DISCOMs, incentivisation ofener...
Increased rainfall activity between June 9-12 in Mumbai

Increased rainfall activity between June 9-12 in Mumbai

India, LifeStyle
The IMD today predicted increased rainfall activity, including extremely heavy rains in isolated places, between tomorrow and June 12 along the north coastal belt of Maharashtra which includes Mumbai. A statement from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued today informed that conditions were favourable for the further advancement of the Southwest monsoon into more parts of the central Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, including Mumbai, during the next 24 hours. "Increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, from tomorrow," the statement said. "Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is also very likely during thi...
Bihar Govt to develop e-transport infra

Bihar Govt to develop e-transport infra

India, LifeStyle, Politics
The state industries department will soon develop a manufacturing unit of electric vehicles spread over an area of 79 acres in Sasaram and owned by the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA). It will also come up with the Bihar Electric Vehicle Policy which will deal with issues related to the manufacture of electronic vehicles, their maintenance, charging stations and batteries. An announcement in this regard was made by industries minister Jai Kumar Singh at a conference in Patna on Thursday to promote the use of e-vehicles. Addressing the conference, Singh said, “Over the past few years, e-rickshaws have made a remarkable growth across the state. However, at present, we lack infrastructure to support an e-transport system across Bihar. Focusing on development of the req
Multi-Pronged strategy adopted by Government to tackle malnutrition in the country

Multi-Pronged strategy adopted by Government to tackle malnutrition in the country

LifeStyle, Policies
The nutritional status of the population is an outcome of complex and inter-related set of factors and cannot be improved by the efforts of a single sector alone. The important determinants of malnutrition include inadequate food, frequent infections, poverty, low access of population to health, education, safe drinking-water, environmental, sanitation, hygiene and other social services. The approach to tackle the problem of malnutrition is multi-pronged. While the measures related to improvement in the health status of women and children are being undertaken by the Health Department through the network of CHCs, PHCs and referral hospitals like AIIMS, the action related to bringing about improvement in the nutritional status of the women and children in the country are being undertaken by ...
Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

LifeStyle, Tours & Travels
In a major policy decision, Ministry of Railways has comprehensively revised categories of various Railway Stations with a view to make it more practical and rational. This comes after the Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal directed to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance with a view to plan various passenger services and passenger amenities at stations in a more effective and focused manner. It will also help the passenger to have a better experience in relation to travel amenities at stations. The earlier criteria for station categorisation was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. The criteria for categorisation of stations ...
Snapdeal has to participate in Diwali sales to stay relevant in ecommerce: Ecom Express CEO

Snapdeal has to participate in Diwali sales to stay relevant in ecommerce: Ecom Express CEO

Business & Corporate, LifeStyle
As Amazon and Flipkart gear up for Diwali sales, TA Krishnan, CEO of Ecom Express, one of e-commerce sector's biggest logistics players explains why he is bullish on the festive season. Krishnan explains the sale will be crucial for not only Amazon and Flipkart who are fighting to prove themselves as the market leaders, but also for Snapdeal that wishes to remain relevant. How has the e-commerce market, especially the delivery segment, evolved in the last 3-4 years? What are your expectations from the festive sales this year as Amazon and Flipkart fight for dominance? The year 2014 saw the kind of volume none of us had ever seen during the Diwali sale season. Shipments were pouring in and the industry did not know how to react. Forget about the logistics companies, even the ecosyste
पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन की अंतिम तारीख – 15 सितंबर 2017

पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन की अंतिम तारीख – 15 सितंबर 2017

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वर्ष 2018 के पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन भेजने की अंतिम तारीख 15 सितंबर 2017 है। कोई भी व्यक्ति किसी भी व्यक्ति को नामांकित कर सकता है। जन सामान्य से आग्रह किया जाता है कि वे उन अचर्चित नायकों को नामांकित करें जो कि इन प्रतिष्ठित पुरस्कारों (पद्म विभूषण, पद्म भूषण एवं पद्म श्री) के योग्य हैं। पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन एवं संस्तुतियां केवल पद्म पुरस्कारों के ऑनलॉइन पोर्टल पर ही स्वीकार की जायेंगी। इसका पता है www.padmaawards.gov.in किसी भी अन्य माध्यम से भेजे गये नामांकन या स्तुतियां स्वीकार नहीं की जायेंगी। 15 सितंबर 2017 के बाद प्राप्त नामांकनों पर विचार नहीं किया जायेगा। अधिक जानकारी के लिये संघीय गृह मंत्रालय की वेबसाइट : www.mha.nic.in पर 'पुरस्कार एवं पदक' लिंक पर क्लिक कीजिये। इन पुरस्कारों से संबंधित कानून एवं नियम संघीय गृह मंत्रालय की वेबसाइट के लिंक http: