Sony Xperia’s Grande Come Back at MWC 2019

At Barcelona, Sony Xperia has launched its new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. The event was commenced by the Sony Mobile Communication Inc. President Mitsuya Kishida. At the event, he has announced the three Sony Xperia smartphones.

Sony Mobile President Mitsuya Kishida. Pic Credit – World Tech News
  1. Sony Xperia 1
  2. Sony Xperia 10
  3. Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Sony Xperia 1 is rumored to be the flagship device of this series while Sony Xperia 10 and Sony Xperia 10 Plus are the high mid-range devices. What really kick-offs this device is there 21:9 aspect ratio of the device with borderless design. This is unique design approach by Sony Xperia mobiles where other brands are focusing on notches and punch hole cameras.

Sony says, “It redefines its smartphone vision with the new flagship Xperia 1 for creative entertainment experiences with unprecedented professional-grade technologies”.

Sony Xperia 1 Pic Credit-The Indian Wire

The 21:1 aspect ratio results in making the phone supertall. Sony said in a conference that the main reason for this supertall aspect ratio is to deliver the true cinematic experience to its users and more content can be fit onto the display.

21:1 Aspect Ratio

Sony Xperia 1 comes with the world’s first 6.5 inches 4K OLED HDR display with Sony’s proprietary X-Reality engine and Triluminos display. The glass of the display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

This phone comes with the advance rear triple camera setup with the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone. The new cinema recoding function Cinema Pro lets you capturing the videos like a pro. It enables you to capture HDR videos in 2160p at 24/30 frames per second.

Eye AF Focus

Features – Sony Xperia 1

Display – 1644×3840 pixel, OLED capacitive touchscreen

Weight – 180 g

OS – Android 9.0 (Pie)

Chipset – Snapdragon 855

RAM – 6 GB

Storage – 128/256 GB

Triple Rear Camera – 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 5-axis OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 16mm (ultra-wide), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm

Single Selfie Camera – 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.0µm

Battery – Fast battery charging 18W (USB Power Delivery 2.0)
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Price – (Roughly Rs. 78,200)

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Everything You Need To Know About MacBook Air 2018

On October last, yet again Apple has kicked off things by introducing its new products at Brooklyn, New York. Apple has released its three new products- The MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini.

The New MacBook Air

This time Apple has redesigned the MacBook Air completely. MacBook Air line up is the most loved notebook by the Apple users. For the past few years there has been only few changes in the device. The biggest complaint about the earlier MacBook was its old outdated display.

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Retina Display on MacBook AIR

The new MacBook Air is lighter more portable and weighs just 1.25 kg. It is the first Mac which is made up of the recycled 6000 series aluminum. It comes in the three stunning colors space gray, silver and in the new shade of gold. MacBook Air features the 13.3” retina display which has 48% more color accuracy than previous generation. It comes with the Apple 3rd -generation butterfly mechanism keyboard with individual LED backlight.

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New gold variant of MacBook Air

The notebook can be easily accessed by the touch of your finger as it features the Touch ID sensor with the T2 Security chip. The machine runs on the macOS Mojave with the Hey Siri feature. It is running on the Intel’s latest 8th generation core i5 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and can be boost up to 3.6GHz. The base model starts with the 128GB SSD and can be extended up to 1.5TB SSD with the memory from 8GB to 16GB.

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In terms of port- it has two Type-C USB ports which also supports Thunderbolt 3, alone with the 3.5mm headphone jack. The audio experience on it will be more pleasant as it comes with the stereo speakers. They delivers the 25% more volume than the previous generation. But all that comes up the with a premium price of $1199 which makes MacBook Air 2018 very expensive.

Life is hard, but thank God, here in India, we have a life to live: Rohingya Refugees

“In 2012, I left everything and fled to India along with my family”, said Noor Yunus, in a nostalgic voice. A man in his late 50s is a Rohingya Muslim refugee.

 

Rohingyas are the ethnic group of Muslim people living in the north-west of Rakhine in Burma. They are often described as “among the world’s least wanted” and “the world’s most persecuted people”. Simply one can described them as stateless people.

Yunus came to India 4 years ago to save his family from the exploitation of the Burmese military. He lives at one of the refugee camps at Kalindi Kunj in Delhi. There are 8 members in his family including 6 children out of whom 2 are daughters & 4 are sons.

Now, Yunus is the head of the Kalindi Kunj Refugee Camp. He tries to help every Rohingya Refugee he comes across to. In his office, there display helpline numbers & some other ‘to do things’ list, in case of any untoward happening in camp as the structures are temporary & fragile.

According to Yunus, there are around 83 more families living in that area. The place is rented, so every family has to pay around 700-1000 rupees a month excluding electricity charges.

 

This camp is more like a slum area. Here people are deprived of the basic amenities. There is a lack of sanitation and hygiene. They have no access to the clean drinking water. They even don’t have the toilets in their vicinity.

When we visited the camp we saw children were roaming around in semi naked conditions. They were playing in the dirty mud. The future of these children are uncertain. Families living here don’t have any identity proof except for the card issued by the UNHCR.

During the conversation we asked Yunus if he is happy to be here despite living in this miserable conditions. He optimistically said, ‘I am happy because I have my family with me and they are safe here’.

We were amazed by his response because it’s not easy to leave everything we have and started living in an alien country. While we were closing up the conversation he said, ‘Life is hard here but I am happy. At least I have a life to live.’ ‘I hope the conditions will improve soon’, he added, with a smile.

 

More pictures of the Camp

 

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Rohingya Children

 

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Mohammed Yunus in his office.

 


A Rohingya child, playing in mud (Photo-MTNS) 

Noor Yunus, Head of Kalindi Kunj Rohingya Camp, in his office (Photo-MTNS)

Life: The Greatest Gift

There was anyway no point in living this life further. I anyway would just have been a living dead body. What has happened has happened. It would have happened any time anywhere. I know it will be difficult from now on but not impossible. Just think I never existed.

THE MORE YOU TRY TO FORGET ME, MORE HAPPY MY SOUL WILL BE.”

These were some of the last lines written by a 28 years old UPSC aspirant named Varun Subhash Chandran. He was from Karnataka. He recently committed suicide on Sunday evening. The reason behind his suicide was- he was not allowed to enter the examination center as he was just 4 minutes late.

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Photo of Varun Subhash Chandran 

Varun Chandran was originally from the town of Kumta, Karnataka. He had been living in Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar for the past one year. On Sunday morning, Varun Chandran was to appear for the preliminary exam of UPSC. By mistake, instead of going to the correct exam centre he went to wrong centre. The right centre was 5 KM away from the correct centre which was at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya. He reached there by 9.24 am. In the admit card issued by the UPSC – says that no candidate will be allowed to entered the exam by 9.20 am.

He straight away went back to his rented room in Ranjinder Nagar and hanged himself from a fan. Her friends even tried to call her but he didn’t answer. At 5.55 pm the police control room received the information through his landlord. Police went to his room and found him hanged along with the admit card and a suicide note.

Suicidal data by NCRB

This incident was shocking and heartbroken. But there are many students like him who are committing suicide every year. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) a total of 9,474 students committed suicide in 2016. That means one student committed suicide in every 55 minutes. The most of suicidal cases were from Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Sikkim etc.

Maharashtra was among the top states where 1,350 cases were recorded in the year 2016.  West Bengal and Tamil Nadu were among on the second and the third position where number of suicides cases were 1,147 and 981 respectively.

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Reasons of Suicides

There are several circumstances under which students takes this hash step of life. These reasons are -fear of failure, economical conditions, over pressure of exams, excessive expectation of parents, extreme competition, poor relationship with parents and many more other reasons.

My thoughts on the Suicides

Life is a very beautiful gift given by GOD. We all live in this world for a purpose. Success and failures are the part of life. I know it’s been a very painful for those who had committed suicide. Sometimes I wonder about those students how much mental pressure they had taken. I mean taking their life seems to be easy for them than to live. The fear of failure is so much that- the death is the better solution for them to face the reality.

GOD has given us this one life and we should live it happily. Life is like a rainbow with multi color. The some part will contain extreme happiness and another will contain dilemma. Face the reality and never leave the company of your closed ones. Talk to your parents, your friends, your teachers and share with them your problem. Don’t let the problem hollow you from inside your mind and body. Life is beautiful and until you are alive just keep on doing hard work and one day for sure you will get the success.

World’s biggest health care scheme: Ayushman Bharat

World’s biggest health care scheme: Ayushman Bharat

This year’s Union Budget for 2018 saw a major reform in the health sector. When Our Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitely has announced a scheme called Ayushman Bharat. It is considered to be the biggest health scheme. No other country in the world has ever implemented such a huge scheme which will gonna benefit millions of people for free of cost. It first draft came on 21st March 2018.

Ayushman Bharat comes under the NHPM (National Health Protection Mission).Its universal health care scheme with a budgetary support of Rs 85, 217 crore by the Central Government. Under this scheme, insurance of Rs. 5 lakh per year will be given to the 10 crore poor and vulnerable families or approx 50 crore beneficiaries.

This policy will cover all secondary and almost all tertiary care hospitalization. This scheme will now subsume two other schemes which were running by the central government. These schemes are RSBY (Rashtya Sawasthya Bima Yojna) and SCHIS (Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme).

Understanding Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Health Care

  • Primary Health Care– This constitutes treatment on an out-patient basis. To understand it better let’s take an example like normal fever. You go to nearby clinic and same day you discharged and come home. This will come under primary health care with does not required kind of special treatment.
  • Secondary Health Care– This refers to the hospitalization for “non-critical” ailments”. Like typhoid and other related diseases where you have to admit in hospital for 10-12 days.
  • Tertiary Health Care- This relates to the treatment of critical ailments and requires high tech and expensive facilities equipment. Like treatment of cancer which requires long time for treatment.

Other important highlights of Ayushman Bharat.

  1. It will cover those Indian who are between 16 to 59 years of age.
  2. No premium will be charged.
  3. It will also cover pre and post-hospitalization expenses.
  4. Beneficiaries can avail benefits in both public and empanelled private hospitals.
  5. Even transport allowance per hospitalization will be paid to the beneficiary.

My Sunday Morning

It was just another normal Sunday morning for me. Unlike most of youngsters who gets up late on the weekends. I have to do opposite on the weekends. I have to get up at 5.30 am in the morning so that I can attend my French classes at Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan at Kasturba Gandi Marg.

On that day I was in little hurry as I was about 15 minutes late. So I quickly went out of my house and took an auto-rickshaw. I was just sitting and looking outside from the seat. It was around 6.30 am.  I was observing the early morning lives of the people. The weather was very cool and pleasant. The birds were chirping, the stray dogs were playing and everything so nice and good.

Then my auto-rickshaws passes through a place where all sorts of house hold waste are thrown out. That place smelled like hell. I saw dogs were eating from that recrement and some cows also. Then suddenly I got stunned by the view. I couldn’t believe on my eyes. It was so heart breaking for me. I saw a man who is around in his late 50s was also eating something from that place. I was stunned when I saw, picking that left over food which was lying on the ground of that dirty place.

For the first time I saw such type of situation. It made me release that how helpless that person was that he didn’t had even money for the food to eat. I was freeze for that moment and kept on looking at him. By the time my auto passes by.

After that all sorts thoughts start to stuck in my mind. But I didn’t want to break my heart and get depressed about what I saw. I just want to be positive and say thanks to God that how lucky I am that I have all the basic things of the life. Another thing I learn from that incident that we should value the things which we have. We should not take the things for granted which we have. We should never waste the food despite we should preserve and gave to those who needs it.

In life we come across all sorts of such types of situations. But we should be positive and try to help those people by giving them food and other necessary things. I also know that there are many good people in this world who help such type of needy people. This was my Sunday morning which taught me so many things about the life.