Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India

he Redmi 5A was one of the most popular smartphones when it was in the market. Now when that smartphone has been discontinued, its legacy is being taken forward by the Redmi 6A, which Xiaomi launched in India in August this year. The Redmi 6A was launched at a price of Rs 5,999, which also happened to be the price at which the redmi 5A was sold, but a couple of months later when rupee sharply depreciated against dollar, Xiaomi decided to increase the price of some of its products in India including the Redmi 6A. The new price became Rs 6,999.

This was a minimal price hike, but given that under Rs 10,000 market is very sensitive to price, it affected the perception of the phone. A few months later, the Redmi 6A is back to its original price. Its price has been slashed by Rs 1,000 and this seems like the permanent price cut. In other words, the Redmi 6A now costs Rs 5,999 again and at its new price it is the best cheap smartphone in the country.

This price is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage model. Similarly, the price of the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage model has also been reduced to Rs 6,999.

With the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi targets buyers who want a decent-looking phone that also clicks good pictures and offers lag free-performance along with long battery life. And all of it at a pocket-friendly price. Currently, the under Rs 6,000 price segment market has a number of phones. But I believe none of them is as good as the Redmi 6A.

Currently, under Rs 6000 price segment you get phones from Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Infinix, and some of other not-so-popular phone brands. Then there’s the Nokia 8810 4G, which isn’t a smartphone. The Nokia 8810 4G is a feature phone and but lets users do some of the basic things like making calls, sending messages on WhatsApp or browsing Facebook or Twitter or Instagram through special variant of these apps. The Redmi 6A is a full-fledged smartphone.

Why Redmi 6A is the best in the price segment

The Redmi 6A comes with a pretty big screen of 5.45 inches with an aspect ratio of 18:9, which not only offers a decent viewing experience but is also bright enough to be used under the blazing sun. This kind of screen is usually a rarity under Rs 6000 segment. So, if a user is looking out for a phone to use for watching movies, web series or browse social media to check out pictures posted by their friends, the Redmi 6A is one of the best to get under Rs 6000.

The Redmi 6A offers way more than just the big and bright screen. The smartphone is also very good looking and capable of handling the day to day task very easily. Xiaomi has designed the Redmi 6A keeping in mind the rough phone users. The Redmi 6A comes with “Arc Design” and a metallic body which makes the phone pretty capable of taking a beating or two. If you’re a power user or use your phone throughout the day for work and messaging or long hours of calls, the Redmi 6A will possibly not disappoint you. Although not as fast or smooth as one of those premium phones, the Redmi 6A is one of the best smartphones available under Rs 6000 in India today as far as the performance is concerned.

The smartphone is powered by 12nm FinFET Helio A22 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.

Camera is another very important factor for a lot of smartphone users. There are several phones with good cameras available in the mainstream phone market right now, like the Redmi Note 6 Pro or the Mi A2, but they are slightly expensive. The Redmi Note 6 Pro retail for starting price of Rs 13,999 while the Mi A2 for Rs 15,999.

If you’re looking for phone that is available around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 and also clicks decent enough pictures with fair amount of details and overall looks presentable, the Redmi 6A can be considered. As for the camera configuration, the Redmi 6A includes a 13-megapixel rear camera paired with EIS and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with AI portrait and beautify mode.

Another aspect that makes the Redmi 6A stand out from the competition handsets is the MIUI 10. To recollect, the Redmi 6A was launched with MIUI 9.6-based on Android Oreo, bit as Xiaomi has previously promised, the phone has now been upgraded to the latest MIUI 10.

Like the other and expensive Xiaomi phones, the Redmi 6A also comes with AI-based face unlock support, dual nano SIM + microSD card slot, and dual VoLTE, dual standby support, which means two 4G network SIM cards can be used at a single time on the phone.

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Rajasthan assembly: Money and muscle power reign supreme in newly elected House

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore.

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore. (Image: Twitter)

The newly elected Rajasthan assembly has more members with pending criminal cases and crorepatis as compared to the previous one. Rajasthan Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed affidavits of 199 newly elected MLAs of 2018 out of 200 seats in the Rajasthan Assembly.

Polling to Ramgarh constituency has been deferred following the death last month of Laxman Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

Criminal background

Of the 199 MLAs analysed, 46 (23 per cent) MLAs have declared criminal cases against them. In 2013, the number of MLAs with criminal cases was 36 (18 per cent). When it comes to serious criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder or kidnapping the number this year is 28 (14 per cent) compared to 19 (10 per cent) in 2013.

Parsadi Lal, a Congress MLA from Lalsot has a murder charge (Section 302 of IPC) registered against him; four MLAs, all from Congress, have cases related to attempt to murder (Section 307). Out of Congress’s 100 MLAs, 25 (25 per cent) have criminal cases against them; the number for BJP is 12 (16 per cent) and two (33 per cent) for BSP. As for serious criminal cases, Congress has 16 MLAs (16 per cent), BJP seven (10 per cent) and BSP two (33 per cent).[“source=cnbc”]

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

IKEA Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell

Hyderabad: 

IKEA is a multinational group of companies – founded in Sweden – that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen ware and home accessories. IKEA is the biggest furniture company in the world, with over 400 stores worldwide, selling affordable household items to millions of customers. It was started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, who was 17-year-old at the time, in Sweden. The company is opening its first store in India on Thursday.

IKEA will provide Nordic-inspired furniture to its customers. The store will also have a large restaurant which can accommodate around 1,000 people at a time. The IKEA store, a 13-acre complex, is situated in Hitec City, which is on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell. Out of these, around 1,000 items will be sold at a price less than Rs. 200. The company plans to open 25 such stores across the country by 2025.

IKEA’s restaurant will serve “Biryani” for Rs. 99 per plate.

The company expects a whopping annual footfall of 6 million customers. The company has invested around Rs. 1 billion in its first venture in India.

IKEA plans to open other stores as well, including a store in Mumbai that is expected to be opened in 2019. It will also have stores in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Delhi.

The company will currently employ around 900 employees for its Hyderabad store. It aims to provide employment to 15,000 people by 2025.

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How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

MHRD accepts Justice Reddy Committee Recommendations on open, distance education programmes

How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

New Delhi: The central government has accepted the Justice Reddy Committee recommendations regarding the Distance Education Programmes being run in the country by various universities. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) constituted a three members Committee after the Supreme Court directed it to constitute a three members Committee to examine the issues related to distance education in the country and also to suggest a road map for strengthening and setting up of oversight and regulatory mechanism in the relevant field of higher education and allied issues.

The court has ordered to constitute the committee comprising of eminent persons who have held high positions in the field of education, investigation, administration or law at national level.

Now, the Ministry has notified following instructions to all the stakeholders based on the recommendations of the Justice Reddy Committee on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Courses:

1. The list of approved courses offered under ODL mode, institution – wise every year is available on UGC website at www.ugc.ac.in/deb.

2. No course, other than the one that finds place in the list referred to above, would be recognized and a candidate who studies unrecognized courses cannot claim any benefit.

3. Under no circumstances, retrospective or ex-post facto recognition to any course through ODL mode shall be granted by UGC.

4. Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) are required to comply with all the provisions of the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments. If any deviation by the HEI is noticed, the same would entail not only withdrawal of permission/ recognition for such ODL courses but also for other courses offered by the institutions, on regular and conventional mode.

5. The UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 are applicable to all HEIs as given at Clause (3) of sub-regulation (1) of Part – I of UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017. It is further clarified that the private universities created under the State enactments shall be under obligation to strictly follow the requirements, stipulated by the UGC, issued from time to time including those under the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017.

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Soldier Seen In Videos Key Suspect In UP Cop Killing: Sources

Uttar Pradesh: 

A soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday. Police sources say they are investigating whether Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, could have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. A senior officer investigating the incident told NDTV it is too soon to say conclusively that Jeetu Fauji is the one who shot inspector Singh.

Two police teams have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to track down Jeetu Fauji, who is seen in various videos of the mob violence in Bulandshahr. His mother Ratan Kaur said she could not identify her son from videos of the mob attack.

Other family members of Jeetu Fauji, however, confirm that he was present when the mob killing took place and left for Kargil after the incident. “He came from the spot and said, ‘see the drama’ and left for Kargil the same evening,” said Chandravati, Jeetu’s aunt.

Four people have been arrested for the mob violence which erupted after cow carcasses were found scattered in a forest near a village.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack. On video, a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!” Inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.

In one of the mobile videos apparently taken by the rioters, the police officer is seen with a man looking like Jeetu Fauji around the time he was killed.

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Mother of soldier Jeetu Fauji, suspected to have shot Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, claims that her son is in Kargil

Jeetu was in the village on the day of the violence and went back to Kashmir the same evening.

Police sources say there are other videos in which the same man is present and part of the mob.

At Jeetu’s village, his mother told NDTV the police vandalised their home when they came looking for him on Wednesday. She claimed that her son was in Kargil.

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The mother said she did not believe her son had killed inspector Singh. “If he is the one who has killed the inspector then he deserves to be punished,” she said.

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PUBG Mobile update: 14 changes in PUBG that you may have missed

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PUBG Mobile update: 14 changes in PUBG that you may have missed

PUBG Mobile has gained a lot of traction in the past few weeks and it is doing whatever it can at its end to keep the payers engaged. With regular updates, PUBG players are getting a lot to discover each day while enjoying the game itself. Recently a major update rolled out to users across the globe that not just has new vehicles but new rifles as well as a more difficult mode and several opti[“source=forbes]misations. In case you missed it, here’s everything new:

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Ajith to Vijay: Chennai Super Kings star Harbhajan Singh puts up important tweet in Kollywood style

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Actor Aith, CSK star Harbhajan Singh and actor Vijay (Photo | YouTube Screengrab and EPS)

By Online Desk

On Thursday it was revealed that IPL defending champs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has retained star cricketer Harbhajan Singh.

The veteran Indian cricketer took to Twitter and shared his excitement on being retained by one of the most successful teams in IPL history.

Harbhajan Singh put up a tweet in Tamil, announcing his continuity with the ‘Men in Yellow’. What made the fans go gaga over his tweet was the fact that it consisted of some memorable punch dialogues and song lyrics rendered by popular actors like Ajith and Vijay on the big screen.

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Smartphones with color and style that you can buy in India

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With increasing choice of colors, finish and material used in smartphones, consumers have all the more options to choose from. It is true that some prefer cases, and then there are those who want their smartphone to be outright good looking.

It’s not just the Chinese manufacturers who have opted for brighter or gradient colors in their smartphones, even big companies such as Apple and Samsung also followed the trend with latest devices. Here’s a list of colorful devices that you can purchase in India right now.

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max comes in variety of color options. The device is available in six different color finishes of White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral and (Product)RED. It is the first time after the iPhone 5c when Apple has offered a wide variety of color options.

Apple iPhone XR is basically a toned down version of iPhone XS with LCD display. The smartphone comes with single rear camera and lower storage option. It comes in three storage variants with the base model offering 64GB for Rs 76,900. The iPhone XR with 128GB storage and 256GB storage are priced at Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900 respectively. The smartphone is available online from Flipkart and via other Apple authorized retailers.

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple is company’s latest addition to the existing lineup. OnePlus has not changed the pricing of the Thunder Purple variant and it will be available for Rs 41,999. Other color variants including the Midnight Black and Mirror Black will continue to be available at the same price in the market.

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Talking about the specifications of the device, the device will only be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option. Other hardware specifications for the Thunder Purple variant will be similar to the regular variants of OnePlus 6T.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Burgundy Red

Samsung’s current flagship Galaxy S9 looks quite stylish already, and recently Samsung India brought vibrant ‘Burgundy Red’ color option to India as well. The variant was first unveiled back in May, for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models.

After the new addition, Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available in five color options in India. Other color variants include Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Sunrise Gold. The Burgundy Red is now available via select offline stores, online portals, and the Samsung Shop only.

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Style File: Malaika Arora in Rami Al Ali, Alena Akhmadullina and Alice McCall

Malaika Arora has been busy shooting for ‘India’s Got Talent’ and she is constantly serving some super looks.

For one of the episodes shooting, she wore a grey embellished and ruffle detail mini by Rami Al Ali, which she styled with soft curls and Giuseppe Zanotti silver sandals.

Another episode saw her wear separates from Alena Akhmadullina’s Pre Fall 2018 collection. Her floral pattern sequined top and matching wrap skirt was styled with a pair of pearl hoops from Isharya and soft curls.

Her latest look was a white lace key hole detail dress by Alice McCall. The pretty dress was cinched at the waist with a belt and she rounded her look out with Valentino wedges and hair tied in a bun.

Taking a break from the shoot, she was photographed while out and about in Mumbai today. Her casual look included a pink ‘Minnie’ oversized sweater from Moschino x H&M collection. Simple hair and a pair of espadrilles rounded her look out.

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How social media is becoming an important tool in real estate

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Today, social media is infused into every stage of digital marketing – from lead generation to digital strategy, from content marketing to customer management.

With over 460 million Internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, there will be about 635.8 million Internet users in India. There are two main catalysts for this development: the availability of low-cost smartphones and most significant of all, the availability of dirt cheap Internet data. This sudden easy access to the Internet led to India having the highest amount of data consumption in the world. Due to this phenomenal growth of the Internet, reach of social media has also increased significantly in recent years. According to Statista.com, it is estimated that by 2019 there will be around 258.27 million social network users in India, up from close to 168 million in 2016. This is why it’s more important than ever to focus on social media marketing strategy for the real estate business.

The most popular social networks in India are Facebook and YouTube, followed by social app WhatsApp. As of today the most potent social media platform is Facebook. As of October 2018, India claimed the first place with 294 million Facebook users, ahead of second-ranked United States with 204 million Facebook users. Facebook is projected to reach close to 319 million users in India by 2021.

Today, social media is infused into every stage of digital marketing – from lead generation to digital strategy, from content marketing to customer management. It is also important to understand that the utility of each of these social mediums are different; it is important to use the right medium for the right messaging. While Facebook is utmost important for brand and customer acquisition, Twitter can act as an influencer of thought leadership. Instagram, on the other hand, is helpful with creating a visual experience. LinkedIn can play a key role in employer branding and B2B business. Coupled with other traditional marketing tools, the social media platforms are working wonderfully well for the real estate sector.

Rural penetration of Internet has led to increase in the numbers of users who are using regional languages. According to Google, the number of non-English language Internet users (currently are 234 million) has already overtaken the English users (175 million).The number of language users is expected to grow at CAGR 18% over the next four years to reach 536 million while the number of English users will grow by only 3% to reach 199 million. As a marketer we must be aware to use regional content on social media if our target audience is more comfortable in one particular language. At CHD Developers, we realized this and promoted our ongoing project “Green Park Residences” at CHD city, Karnal, on social media. We developed the content in Hindi language and generated very good number of leads through a campaign on Facebook.

According to a survey by Statcounter, Indians use their phones to access the Internet more than 80 per cent of the time. Apparently, we should produce specifically-designed content for mobile phones in order to engage with the next billion Internet consumers.

Social media marketing has already established itself as a preferred mode of marketing in the real estate sector. The pie of social media is consistently increasing in the overall marketing budget and it is poised to grow further as the reach of social media is continuously increasing and the cost per lead is also low in comparison to traditional media.

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