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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Intex Launches Budget Smartphone 'Aqua Lions 3'

Intex Technologies on Thursday July 20,2017 launched 'Aqua Lions 3' for Rs 6,499.'

Aqua Lions 3' features a 5-inch, HD-IPS display supported with a 2.5D curved 'DragonTrail' glass giving a smooth touch and swipe experience. 

The 4G-Volte smartphone is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which is expandable up-to 128GB.

"With 'Aqua Lions 3' smartphone, we are not only providing the best specs but also with SwiftKey keyboard integration enabling Intex's diverse consumers from different parts of the country the freedom and joy to express themselves in their mother tongue," said Ishita Bansal, Product Head, Mobiles, Intex Technologies, in a statement. 

The device features a smart keyboard in partnership with 'SwiftKey' by Microsoft that will support typing 22 Indian languages.

"With SwiftKey's three adaptive ways to type Indian languages, every Indian user can communicate easily. We are excited to make this available to Intex customers," said Sarabjeet Singh, SwiftKey India, Country Head. The device sports 8MP selfie and 8MP rear camera with front and rear LED flashes that enable users to click bright pictures even in low-light zones. Powered by 4000mAh battery, the device runs on Android 7OS.

2017 Indian Presidential Election - Ram Nath Kovind Elected President Thursday July 20,2017

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as India’s 14th president, receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers.

He is the first BJP member to be elected president.

Kovind soundly defeated opposition's Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, garnering around 66 percent of the votes in the Electoral College, the Returning Officer for the poll announced on Thursday July 20,2017

The 71-year-old, who will be the second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position, received 2,930 votes with a value of 7,02,044, the returning officer, Anoop Mishra, said. Kumar, also a Dalit, polled in 1,844 votes with a value of 3,67,314.

In his victory speech from 10 Akbar Road, the President-elect said it was an emotional time for him and thanked and congratulated his opponent Kumar for putting up a tough challenge. He said it was an honour for him to follow in the footsteps of luminaries like Dr S. Radhakrishnan, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Pranab Mukherjee.

“I will represent all those struggling to make a living. My election as the president is evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy,” said Kovind

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Rs. 20 Notes To Be Issued Soon: All You Need To Know

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)has said it will shortly issue Rs.20 banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series. 

The new Rs.20 notes have the inset letter 'S' in both the number panels and the signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel, the central bank said. 

"All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs. 20 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender," the Reserve Bank of India said in a notification dated July 19, 2017.

Here are 10 things to know about the new Rs. 20 notes:

The design of Rs. 20 banknotes will be similar in all aspects to the same series issued earlier, the RBI said.

Ascending font: In the Rs. 20 notes, the numerals in both the number panels will be in ascending size from left to right with the first three alpha-numeric characters (prefix) in constant size.

The Rs. 20 note comes with offset printing instead of intaglio printing in earlier versions.

"The numeral '20', RBI seal, Mahatma Gandhi's portrait, RBI legend, Guarantee and promise clause, Governor's signature, Ashoka Pillar emblem which were hitherto printed in intaglio (raised printing) are now being printed in offset (without any raised printing)," according to the central bank.

While there is no change in the colour at the reverse, the colour at the obverse is lighter due to removal of intaglio printing.

In 2016, the RBI had issued the new Rs. 20 notes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005.

Starting 2016, the new Rs. 20 note comes without a latent image showing the denominational numeral in the vertical band on the right side of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait.

In earlier Rs. 20 avatars, this image was visible only when the banknote was held horizontally at eye level. "This feature is no longer present," the RBI had said in a press release dated September 15, 2016.

The Rs. 20 note will have the year of printing on the reverse side.

There is no change in the reverse of the banknote

MS Dhoni May Have To Change His Bat Due To Revised Rules from October 01,2017

Former India captain  M S Dhoni may have to change his bat size from Oct 01,2017, according to the  newguidelines set by Marylebone Cricket Club(MCC)

The new maximum permitted dimensions of a cricket bat will be 108mm in width, 67mm in depth with 40mm edges. As M S Dhoni carries the bat with an edge of 45mm and  he will have to decrease the thickness to adhere to the MCC guidelines.

Not only Dhoni, big hitters like David Warner, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard too will have to forego their current bats as they exceed the dimension limits. The Australian newspaper reported last December that Warner's Twenty20 bat has a maximum depth of 85mm, 18mm more than the proposed new rule would allow.

2017-18 Serie A - Juventus sign Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on four-year contract Wednesday July 19,2017

Juventus have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on a four-year contract for 12.2 million euros ($14.07 million), the Italian champions said in a statement on Wednesday July 19,2017

The Poland international, capped 29 times, spent the last two years on loan at Serie A rivals AS Roma, making 38 league appearances last season.
The 27-year-old finished the campaign with the most clean sheets in the league, 14, one ahead of Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus` first choice goalkeeper for the last 16 years.
"Every player that comes at Juventus becomes better, every player that comes wins trophies," Szczesny said in a news conference.
Juventus said on their website ( that the fee for the Pole may increase by 3.1 million euros if certain conditions are achieved over the course of the four-year deal.
Buffon, capped a record 169 times by Italy, renewed a contract with Juventus until 2018 last year and said that he is planning to retire after the 2018 World Cup

'LinkedIn Lite' Android App launched in India Thursday July 20,2017

LinkedIn on Thursday July 20,2017 rolled out the `LinkedIn Lite` Android app, a faster and lighter version of its flagship app, in India.
The Lite app offers a seamless and intuitive experience of LinkedIn to users on Android`s operating system, that accounts for 97 percent of India`s smartphone market.
LinkedIn has more than 42 million members in India.
Developed by LinkedIn`s R&D team in Bengaluru, LinkedIn Lite app is first being rolled out to members in India.
The Lite app was inspired by the success of the lightweight mobile website, which was launched in September 2016.
LinkedIn plans to roll out the mobile web version and the Android app in over 60 countries shortly.
Built to run smoothly and offer faster access even on lower end smartphones, the app loads extremely fast - in under five seconds, even on 2G network.
The app size is only 1MB and reduces data usage by 80 percent.
It also offers all key features like news feed, jobs, profile, network, messaging, notifications and search.
The LinkedIn Lite app is available on Google Play Store for all Android users in India.

Karlie Kloss graces the cover of InStyle Australia August 2017 Issue

Karlie Kloss
s one of the most in-demand models, gracing numerous runways and campaigns.

And in In Style Australia August 2017 issue, Karlie Kloss revealed her coping mechanisms when physically and mentally spent.

Star appeal: Karlie's candid comments feature alongside a stunning shoot for the August issue of InStyle Australia 

'I shut off. I don't post to social media for a couple of days,' the 24-year-old told the publication.