OnePlus 6 to roll out new update, camera app will flaunt ‘Google Lens’

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China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Tuesday said it has started rolling out the next software update that comes with support for “Google Lens” functionality on OnePlus 6 update ‘s native camera app.

The update in its exclusive Android based operating system (OS ) OxygenOS 5.1.9 also introduces significant camera improvements, the company said in a statement.

Launched during its I/O conference last year, “Google Lens” is an image recognition mobile app to bring up relevant information using visual analysis.

OnePlus 5 and 5T users could also expect to get the “Google lens” via an over-the-air (OTA) update soon, the company informed.

“With the integration of ‘Google Lens’, users can use the camera to scan QR codes and use the image recognition tool to get more information about things like books, buildings, and works of art, by simply tapping on it,” the statement added.

Launched in May, “OnePlus 6” retains a 16MP front camera and a dual 16MP + 20MP primary camera set-up.

Source : BS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left set to field Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai

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A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-Congress-Left Front alliance is in the works in Bihar. According to sources, the Left, comprising six parties, is likely to get as many as three of the 40 Lok Sabha election 2019 seats in that state to contest.

Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) chief Dipankar Bhattacharya has held meetings with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, while the state leadership of the Communist Party of India (CPI) is also in contact with Prasad.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Sitaram Yechury met Lalu Prasad when the latter was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai. The two agreed that the Left Front should get adequate number of seats to contest in the Lok Sabha polls.

While the alliance is yet to be finalised, the Left Front could get to contest Begusarai and Jahanabad, besides either Samastipur or the adjoining Ujiyarpur.

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar could get to contest the Begusarai seat on the CPI ticket, while the CPI (ML) might field a candidate as part of the alliance for the Jehanabad seat. Either Samastipur or Ujiyarpur could go to the CPI (M).

The RJD, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party already have an alliance in the state. Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha is also a constituent of the alliance. The Left parties have had a significant presence in Bihar.

Source : BS

Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale: Top offers on budget, flagship smartphones

Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale detailsLatest News Home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart is currently offering discounts, exchange offers, no-cost equated monthly instalment schemes and buyback add-ons at discounted rates on smartphones under its Big Shopping Days sale. The online portal is also offering a 10 per cent instant discount on select smartphones to State Bank of India credit card users. The four-day sale started on July 16 and would continue until July 19. here are some of the best offers under the four-day sale:

GOOGLE PIXEL 2 AND PIXEL 2 XL

On the Pixel 2, the online shopping portal is offering a flat discount of Rs 16,001, cashback of Rs 8,000 on select cards and an additional exchange value of Rs 3,000 that brings down the effective cost of the smartphone to Rs 42,999. In addition, the e-commerce portal is also offering an optional buyback policy at Rs 199, which assures the buyback value of Rs 37,000. However, the buyback value is applicable only if the phone is exchanged to purchase another smartphone from the portal between six and eight months. All these offers are also applicable on Google Pixel 2 XL.

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5

The Redmi Note 5, a budget smartphone from the stable of Xiaomi, is also eligible for a 10 per cent instant discount on SBI credit cards. Originally priced at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the phone is available at Rs 8,999 after the instant discount. To Bajaj Finserv card users, the online portal is also offering a no-cost EMI scheme, which removes the interest components from monthly instalments.

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Ind vs Eng 3rd ODI: Virat & co will aim for 10th consecutive ODI series win

Skipper Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. File Photo: PTI

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In the third One Day International (ODI) of the 3-match series, Virat Kohli-led India will look to plug their loopholes in the field when they take on Eoin Morgan’s IndvsEng at the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on Tuesday. If India win today’s match, it will be the team’s 10th successive ODI series victory.

The 3-match series evenly poised

England levelled the three-match series with a convincing 86-run victory at Lord’s, after being comprehensively beaten in the opening match at Trent Bridge.

The areas India need to improve in the 3rd ODI

After the first ODI victory, IndiavsEngland made a couple of mistakes in the second match. First, the bowlers leaked a few extra runs, which helped England post a challenging total. And then the batsmen failed to rise to the occasion. Apart from Suresh Raina and skipper Virat Kohli, no other batsman could face English bowlers perfectly. Although wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan got good starts, they failed to capitalise on them. Middle-order batsmen Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya also failed miserably. Hence, in order to give English bowlers a tough time, India’s middle batting line-up needs to click in unison.

In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav was the only wicket-taker. He scalped three wickets but gave away 68 runs in his 10 overs. Pacers Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya and debutant Sidharth Kaul proved costly. The bowlers now have to come up with something new to disturb the opponents, as Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are all in good form.

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SBI PO Prelims 2018 results out, mains exam on August 4; know details here

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The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the result of the Probationary Officer (PO) preliminary examination on July 16, 2018.

The preliminary examination, which was conducted for 100 marks with a duration of 60 minutes, is now out for candidates.

Candidates who appeared for the SBI PO examinations on July 1, July 7 and July 8, 2018, can now check the result on its official website http://www.sbi.co.in.

Those shortlisted from the prelims will be eligible for the main examination, which will be held on August 4, 2018.

Here’s how to check the SBI PO preliminary examination result 2018:

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Maharashtra milk protest: Fadnavis ‘open to talks’, assures proper supply

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed concern about the agitation launched by Maharashtra Milk Protest suppliers over the demand for hike in procurement price and said the government is open for talks on any issue.

Maintaining that it was not right for farmers to protest over the issue, he said the government has not adopted an “egoistic view” on any issue.

Fadnavis also assured that milk supply will not be affected in view of the protest.

Mumbai and Pune are likely to face shortage of milk as farmers’ organisations have decided to suspend supply to the two cities from Monday, demanding a hike of Rs 5 per litre in its procurement price.

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti had said on Sunday that milk supply to the two major cities in Maharashtra was going to be suspended from midnight.

“We have to press for our demands because the state government is not taking any concrete decision to increase farmers’ income,” the Lok Sabha member had said.

Fadnavis said the government is always willing to discuss issues.

“Our doors are always open for discussion…The government has not adopted an egoistic view on any issue. But the way the current protest is going on, is not right,” the chief minister told reporters here.

Fadnavis also did not favour the idea of transferring subsidy to the milk producers directly.

“Only 40 per cent of the milk producers are registered with the body representing them. The remaining 60 per cent are not registered. So, direct transfer (of subsidy amount) may lead to a kind of scam,” he said.

Shetti had on Sunday said that the procurement price of milk should be immediately hiked by Rs 5.

“Farmers sell milk to dairies at Rs 17 per litre. After processing it, the dairies package it in pouches and sell it at a minimum rate of Rs 42 per litre. The difference in earnings has not been passed on to the farmers,” he said.

Ajit Nawale of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, which works for farmers’ rights, had said the agitation will intensify further if the state government failed to procure milk at higher prices or did not give special subsidy to milk farmers.

As many as 5.5 million milk pouches are sold in Mumbai every day, with the Gujarat-based Amul having the highest market share of 30 per cent followed by Kolhapur-based Gokul, a dairy department official earlier said.

Source : BS

Oppo Find X earns people’s votes as innovative smartphone: Know poll result

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo on July 12 launched the Oppo Find X in India. The phone is one of its kind and comes with a motorised mechanical pop-up module, which hosts front camera, earpiece, sensors on the front and rear camera, along with LED flash on the back. In a poll run on the day of launch, we asked for our readers to give their opinion about the phone, and their mandate has been in favour of the Oppo Find X. They see the device as an innovative smartphone rather than a marketing gimmick.

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The Find X sports a new design in comparison to the current-generation flagship smartphones. The phone features a curved arc glass-based design with a 6.42-inch AMOLED screen in 19.5:9 aspect ratio on the front, stretchingt from edge to edge on three sides, and leaving a negligible chin at the bottom. The all-screen design is achieved by moving the earpiece, selfie camera and sensors to the pop-up mechanic module (stealth design), which comes out from the top. The module also sports the dual camera set-up on its back, along with LED flash, that leaves the phone’s back with only the Oppo logo and the Find X moniker.

Source : BS