3 Dec 2016

LG V20 India Launch Set for Monday

LG V20 India Launch Set for Monday


  • The smartphone became available to buy earlier this week
  • It sports a best buy price of Rs. 54,999
  • Its highlight is its dual screen and dual rear camera setup
LG has started sending media invites for the launch of the V20 smartphone in India on Monday. The company is holding an event in New Delhi at 6:30pm IST. Notably, Gadgets 360 had learnt the smartphone became available to buy via offline retailers in India earlier this week, at best buy price of Rs. 54,999, and an MRP of Rs. 60,000.
The retailers also revealed that the LG V20 is being bundled with a complimentary Bang & Olufsen headset for early buyers, and that the smartphone will be launched with buyback schemes as additional incentive.
Apart from the dual display and dual rear camera setup, the biggest highlight of the LG V20 is its build – its body is constructed out of AL6013 metal, and is claimed to easily survive drops from a height of four feet. It also features a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DACm HD Audio Recorder, and B&O PLAY speakers.
To recall, the LG V20 was launched in September this year, and became the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) IPS Quantum Display that’s the main display, apart from a secondary display – a configuration similar to the LG V10.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC that’s coupled with 4GB of RAM. Apart from the dual display, the smartphone packs dual rear camera setup. It sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with an 8-megapixel secondary camera. On the front is a 5-megapixel sensor. It packs either 32GB or 64GBV of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
Connectivity options on the LG V20 include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, and USB OTG. The LG V20 is powered by a 3200mAh removable battery, measures 159.70x78.10x7.60, and weighs 174 grams. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.

'Besharam' Ranbir Kapoor To Turn 'Bigde Nawab' For Sanjay Gupta?

Saif Ali Khan might be known as the Nawab of Bollywood. But for Sanjay Gupta, only Ranbir Kapoor can play a Nawab on-screen!


Alexa will soon have a better idea of what you’re asking and won’t need to ask you as many clarifying questions to provide a response. That’s because Amazon is making a concerted push to expand the conversational and response skills available for its Alexa voice assistant, according to Venture Beat.

Alexa originally could manage 15 command categories called “intents,” which are used with voice inquiries. Common intents include stop, cancel, help, yes, and no. Alexa skills programming also includes “slots,” which are similar to data types. Examples of slots include date, number, city, and time. Depending on the type of question or request, Amazon also enriches intents, so if a user asks about the weather, for example, Alexa knows about various weather factors and attributes, as well as the most common ways users ask about the weather.

Governor vs Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal over Army

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Mamata Banerjee reacted to governor's criticism by saying that he was speaking in the "voice of the Central government".
This is not the first time that Banerjee had made her dissatisfaction known with West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

Go digital, even beggar using swipe machine: PM Modi in Moradabad

"I don't know how far it is true but there is a video going viral on Whatsapp of a beggar being told by a man that though he wanted to help, he does not have change," Modi said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to a WhatsApp video showing a beggar using a swipe machine to persuade people to shift to digital monetary transactions, insisting Indians do not take long to accept new things if they know the intention behind an action is right. “I don’t know how far it is true but there is a video going viral on Whatsapp of a beggar being told by a man that though he wanted to help, he does not have change,” Modi told at BJP’s Parivartan Rally in Moradabad.

First Look Of Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2

Akshay Kumar unveiled the poster of his upcoming film Jolly LLB 2 which is also a teaser for the fans and followers to wait for the first look. The actor took to Twitter to share the first poster of his upcoming film. The poster shows Akshay riding a scooter, maybe hunting for some cases, just like Arshad Warsi did in the previous part, with the tagline that reads ‘The State vs Jolly LL.B 2‘.

“Get set to meet Jolly tonight. The journey of #JollyLLB2 begins…here is the teaser poster!!,” posted Akshay.

Akshay will be reprising the role of Arshad in this sequel, of the 2013 hit courtroom drama film, Jolly LLB. The sequel, which has been shot in Lucknow and Varanasi, also stars Huma Qureshi as the female lead.

Revealed: Ayushmann Khurrana owns a printing press in Bareilly Ki Barfi

Not long ago, the leading lady of the upcoming rom-com Bareilly Ki Barfi, Kriti Sanon had taken to social media to reveal that they have finally wrapped the film set in North India. While the makers have managed to give us a glimpse of the characters that the three lead characters would be playing in the film, we know that Ayushmann Khurrana, who is one of them, is a printing press owner. Here’s a glimpse of the actor engrossed in his work.

10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Evan Amos via Wikipedia

Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Today, all but a handful are closed. The company’s shares once traded for nearly $30. Now Blockbuster is gone, scooped up (and then erased) by the DISH Network in a bankruptcy auction.

Ganesha Hints At Some More Radical Changes In The INR Structure, Says “This Is Just The Beginning”

The planetary picture: The Indian economy has just been given a major boost by the Narendra Modi-led NDA Govt., as the decision to demonetise the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will help the Government to deal with the menace of black money in a better manner. After the analysing the financial aspects in the Foundation Chart of India as well the Solar Chart of the latest rupee symbol, Ganesha feels that this is just the beginning and more changes may follow in the coming months. The great Lord also feels that there is a probability of the problem of fake currency notes resurfacing in the year 2018, especially between January and July. Find out more.

Revealed: Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor’s roles in Rani Padmavati

From this month, Sanjay Leela Bhansali shoots his ambitious historical drama Padmavati with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor on an elaborate set constructed at Mehboob studios in Mumbai. On the other hand, Ranveer Singh who plays the film’s antagonist will now get busy promoting his December release Befikre.

A Small Town in Madhya Pradesh Is Teaching the World How Hunger Can Be Beaten with One Small Step

Tara Patkar and his team of volunteers started Roti Bank to make sure no one sleeps hungry in the town of Mahoba. Roti Bank collects food from over 500 households and feeds more than 1000 people every day.You may never have heard of Mahoba, a small town in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh. But the residents of this small town are doing something truly heartwarming and commendable. They make food in their homes to feed the town’s hungry and homeless. An extra portion of simple roti and sabziis made in the kitchens of over 500 households, collected by volunteers, and distributed by shops in the town.
The initiative was named Roti Bank by Tara Patkar and the small team of 10 who helped him get it off the ground; today they feed at least 1000 people every single day.
“All ideologies and philosophies are of no use if there is someone near you who goes to sleep on a hungry stomach,” says Tara, who used to work as a journalist with Indian Express in Lucknow. “I became a journalist so I could contribute to society. But I felt I needed to do more work on the ground. So I left my career to devote all my time to social service,” he adds. Tara returned to Mahoba, his home town, and together, with like-minded friends, started Roti Bank in April 2015. The team would go from door-to-door, explaining the idea behind making a little extra food for the hungry. To their pleasant surprise, over 40 households readily agreed to contribute. Next, the team approached shopkeepers in the town centre to find out if they would be willing to place distribution boxes in their shops. Even here, the team got an overwhelmingly positive response. 

Roti Bank’s model is simple – households make and pack rotis and sabzi. The households decide how much they wish to give. Volunteers pick up the food in thermocol boxes from people’s homes and deliver them at various designated Roti Bank locations, which are mostly shops. Volunteers and shopkeepers distribute the food to the needy. People can have as much food as they want, for free. Since Mahoba is a small town, news of what some households were doing spread fast. Many more people wanted to join in.
Within the next three months, the number of households providing food for the hungry rose from the initial 40 to 400!

Another heartfelt gesture came from the children of St. Joseph’s School in Mahoba. The school requested parents to send some extra food along with the lunch boxes they packed for their children. Now, the schoolchildren contribute to the Roti Bank too! The biggest beneficiaries of the Roti Bank are old men and women, and beggars. Some villagers from around Mahoba also come to the town just to get food. Thankfully, there’s food for everyone.
“At one point there was surplus food – so much so that we had to discontinue taking food from some houses. We then regulated the process to make sure there was minimal wastage. The extra food was fed to cows and buffaloes,” says Tara Patkar.

Tara Patkar, Founder, Roti Bank[/caption] Mahoba is ill-famed as a backward region of Bundelkhand, with its humble people still struggling for electricity, water and healthcare. But, through the Roti Bank, they have banded together to solve a huge humanitarian issue, upholding people’s right to food. Inspired by the example of Mahoba, many other towns, and even cities such as Indore and Bhopal, have started their own Roti Banks. Within a year and a half, over 100 Roti Banks have mushroomed all over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. And admirably, all this has happened without a single rupee being given or taken! The Roti Bank refuses to take any donation for its work. Tara has even refused the awards people wanted to give him for his selfless service. He says his reward is people starting Roti Banks in their own towns. Your city or town could be next! Tara Patkar and his team are more than willing to share their experience with anyone who wants to start a Roti Bank. You can write to him at tarapatkar@gmail.com
Source - Yahoo

Gold hits 10-month low after biggest monthly drop in three years

By Marcy Nicholson and Jan Harvey

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold hit its lowest since February on Thursday, extending losses after its biggest monthly decline in more than three years, as a surge in oil prices boosted bond yields, denting interest in non-yielding gold as an alternative investment.

Bullion steadied later in the day as the dollar (.DXY) fell to new session lows. [USD/]

Here’s how Alia Bhatt spent her first night in her new apartment

Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of her latest film Dear Zindagi. But, that is not the only reason to celebrate. Alia Bhatt, who recently bought a new apartment along with her sister Shaheen Bhatt, has moved to her new pad.

Alia Bhatt shared a selfie from the first day in a new apartment in Juhu resting on the couch. She shared a black and white picture of her feet rested on a table of her new apartment and captioned it, “And finally night number 1 at the new home @shaheenb (we did it ).”

Rakesh Asthana named interim CBI director

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation's Additional Director Rakesh Asthana was named as the agency's interim director replacing incumbent Anil Sinha whose tenure ended on Friday, an official statement said.

"The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to Rakesh Asthana, IPS, Additional Director, CBI, with effect from the date of relinquishment of charge by Anil Kumar Sinha, IPS, on completion of his tenure with immediate effect and until further orders," said an order issued by the Ministry of Personnel and Training.

2 Dec 2016

Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating To Imported and Export Goods Notified

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs No.138/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 17th November, 2016, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Excise and  Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies specified in column (2) of each of Schedule I and Schedule II annexed hereto, into Indian currency or vice versa, shall, with effect from 2nd December, 2016, be the rate mentioned against it in the corresponding entry in column (3) thereof, for the purpose of the said section, relating to imported and export goods.

Foreign Currency
Rate of exchange of one unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees


(For Imported Goods)
  (For Export Goods)
Australian Dollar
Bahrain Dinar
Canadian Dollar               
Danish Kroner
Hong Kong Dollar
Kuwait Dinar
New Zealand Dollar
Norwegian Kroner
Pound Sterling
Singapore Dollar
South African Rand
Saudi Arabian Riyal
Swedish Kroner
Swiss Franc
UAE Dirham
US Dollar

Chinese Yuan


Foreign Currency
Rate of exchange of 100 units of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees


(For Imported Goods)
  (For Export Goods)
Japanese Yen

Kenya Shilling

Various points clarified with respect to gold jewellery and ornaments; No limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance.

In order to remove any doubt about the current position of Income Tax Law with respect to gold jewellery and ornaments, the following points are hereby categorically clarified: 

(a) There is no limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance 

UNESCO inscribes Yoga in the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Yoga, India’s one of the ancient practices has now been inscribed as an element in the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity during the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During this session, India’s proposal for inscribing Yoga as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was unanimously supported by all the 24 members of the Intergovernmental Committee.

Expansion of Aircraft-Passenger Handling Capacityof IGI Airport

The revised Master Plan, 2016 for IGI Airport Delhi has been finalized in May, 2016. The Master Plan 2016 proposes further development of landside, terminals and airside facilities to correspond to the projected traffic growth in next 20 years. It also proposes expansion of passenger handling capacity of IGI Airport from existing 62 MPPA to 109.3 MPPA in a phased manner.

Concessional Air Travel ToWar Disabled Officers and Dependents

The National Carrier Air India offers 75% concession to the War Disabled Officers and 50% concession to their family members travelling at their own expense on the Basic Fare in applicable Reservation Booking Designator (RBDs) on the domestic network. The definition of Family includes Spouse,

BCAS Conduct Regular Audits and Inspections of Security Arrangements at Airports

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is deployed at 59 airports and at remaining airports the concerned State Police are deployed for security arrangements. The requirement of security at airports is reviewed by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in the country, in consultation with other security agencies, and based on this security cover is provided.The BCAS has conducted 91 security audits and 53 security inspections of operational airports within the country.

DGCA’s Various Proactive Initiatives to Offset Higher Aviation Related Emissions

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, with the approval of Union Cabinet, expressed its reservations on capping of aviation emissions at 2020 level during the 39th session of International Civil Aviation Organization’s Assembly.

Measures to meet targets for Nuclear Power

The Government has taken measures to ensure availability of fuel in required quantity (from both domestic and imported sources) and to expedite ongoing projects. 

In addition, the Government has taken the following measures to facilitate nuclear power capacity addition: 

28 Nov 2016

Do you eat food on office desk? Here’s why you’re making a big mistake

Desktop dining may not only be bad workplace etiquette, it could also have a detrimental effect on waistlines, say experts. (Shutterstock)
Consuming smelly food at desk, Al Desko, during office hours hampers the worker’s productivity, says a new study. The practice has now become so prevalent that two-thirds of people eat lunch at their desks most days of the week, reports Daily Mail. And food with pungent smell like oily fish, cheese and egg sandwiches are having an adverse effect on working conditions and office culture.

Writing, accessing data made easy with new material

Materials whose magnetic properties can be quickly and easily manipulated in order 

to write and access data on them are needed.

hard drive, next gen hard drive, data, writing data, data storage, perovskite material, gadgets, technology, technology newsSingle crystals of the perovskite developed in this study; on the right a diagram showing the melting of the ferromagnetic state. (Source: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
In a first, scientists from Switzerland have developed a new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties that can be used to build next-generation hard drives, making writing and accessing data on them easy. Due to generation of more and more data, storage systems like hard drives with higher density and efficiency are required. To fulfil this requirement, materials whose magnetic properties can be quickly and easily manipulated in order to write and access data on them are needed.
Scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have now developed a perovskite material — a calcium titanium oxide mineral composed of calcium titanate — whose magnetic order can be rapidly changed without disrupting it due to heating. The work done in this Research institution in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been published in Nature Communications.
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Magnetism in material arises from the interactions of localised and moving electrons of the material. By easily modifying magnetic properties, it could of an enormous advantage in many applications such as magnetic data storage. The new material that the scientists developed offers exactly that.
Bálint Náfrádi, project lead, synthesised a ferromagnetic photovoltaic material in a lab. “We have essentially discovered the first magnetic photoconductor,” Bálint Náfrádi said.
This new crystal structure combines the advantages of both ferromagnets, whose magnetic moments are aligned in a well-defined order, and photoconductors, where light illumination generates high density free conduction electrons. “This study provides the basis for the development of a new generation of magneto-optical data storage devices,” Náfrádi pointed out.
These would combine the advantages of magnetic storage — long-term stability, high data density, non-volatile operation and re-writability– with the speed of optical writing and reading, he added.
Source - Indian express

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