Crop fires in Punjab, Haryana causing Air Pollution over Delhi-NCR

NASA has released satellite pictures showing how a thick haze has enveloped   North India as poisonous air chokes residents in Delhi,NCR and  UP states. The images taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on November 7, the space agency said the haze is due to smoke from crop fires in Punjab and Haryana which has blown across northern India and Pakistan.  With the arrival of cooler weather in November, the smoke mixed with fog, dust, and industrial pollution to form a  thick haze, it said. Image shows how North India, parts of Pakistan are covered in haze and fog in Nov 2017. The picture was captured by ” Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer “(MODIS) on NASA’s  satellite. With a medical emergency declared in Delhi/NCR……can’t agricultural waste and residue be used up in thermal power plants by NTPC/Govt or Manure created from this residue?

Google Pixel XL review:The iPhone 7 killer made by Google

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The Pixel XL features top-of-the-line specs to introduce Android 7.1 Nougat to the world. This VR-capable phone has a fast processor, smart AI software and a superb camera, all sandwiched into a funky design.

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  • One of the best phone cameras around
  • Streamlined Android software
  • Google Assistant is promising


  • More expensive than a Nexus phone
  • Peculiar design and no always-on screen
  • No stereo speakers or waterproofing

Update: Google Pixel availability remains scarce. We’ll tell you how to get one, judge its Daydream VR features and talk Android 7.1.2 and Android O in our updated review.

The Google Pixel XL, along with the Google Pixel, is the first phone ‘made [almost entirely] by Google’, and it’s the best way to experience the latest and greatest that Android software has to offer.

The Google Pixel XL is sized and priced to compete with the elegantly designed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (that’s the one that doesn’t explode) and iPhone 7 Plus– and Google has picked the perfect time to launch a brand new entry on our best phones list.

Right now, with Apple’s headphone jack-less iPhone 7 irritating longtime fans and Galaxy Note 7 cancellation disappointing users, and the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus costing more than ever, Apple and Samsung’s customers may be looking elsewhere for the first time in years. So let’s zoom into this Pixel XL, to see if it’s as good as all of the hype claims.

You’ll notice that these are the exact same prices as for the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and LG V20 launch prices in the US, so Google is simply following an unfortunate trend.

There’s also no 64GB in-between internal storage size, and no microSD slot for expandable storage to make 32GB more tolerable. You have to go big if you’re recording a lot of high-resolution video.


  • Premium – but peculiar glass-and-metal – design
  • No camera bump on the back whatsoever
  • Not waterproof, and no stereo speakers

Google called the Pixel XL design ‘bold’ during its initial announcement, noting that the back of the phone’s glass-and-metal makeup gives it “personality and character.”


  • Bright and colorful 5.5-inch AMOLED display
  • Better for VR than the 5-inch Google Pixel
  • No rise-to-wake or always-on screen

The Google Pixel XL further proves why AMOLED displays look the best for smartphones, thanks to its colorful and bright screen that outclasses LCD panels every time.

It’s vivid and ready for virtual reality on a budget,  the latter being one key reason we’d suggest you upgrade from the normal-sized, 1080p Google Pixel. If you’re into VR, big phones and more battery life, this one’s for you. If not, save your money.

Battery life

  • Pixel XL lasts a day and a quarter
  • Longer battery life than the Pixel
  • Charging with USB-C adapter can be a pain

Google has packed a big 3,450mAh  battery into the Pixel XL – and that was a good decision, because the bright and pixel-dense 2K resolution can really drain the phone if you’re not careful.

Interface and apps

  • Unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos
  • Ready for Google Daydream View with Android 7.1
  • Battery life information and Google Allo are too hidden

The Google Pixel XL shows that it’s ready for the future with Android 7.1 Nougat, along with the promise of operating system updates for the next two years and security updates for three years. Case in point, it already has Android 7.1.2, which is mostly comprised of bug fixes.


Reliance Jio 4G feature phone: All you want to know about it

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Reliance Jio today announced the launch of its much rumoured 4G feature phone, which is named as JioPhone. Along with that the telco has announced its cable TV device.
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The JioPhone will be available for free but buyers will have to deposit a fee of Rs 1500 which will be refundable after three years on returning the phone. This means the phone will be available at an effective price of zero.

The phone was launched at the 40th AGM meet of RIL. JioPhone will be avail ..


The phone comes with:

  • Alpha numeric keypad
  • 2.4 inch QVGA display
  • FM radio
  • Torch light
  • Headphone jack
  • SD card slot
  • Four way navigation system
  • Phone Contact
  • Call History
  • Jio Apps

At the AGM meet, Mukesh Ambani said that voice calling will always be free for Jio customers. He said that Jio services will be integrated with all e-commerce players.

He said that the phone will be made in India from the last quarter of this year.

The Jio feature phone users can avail the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer at just Rs 153 per month. Under this they will get free voice and SMS as well as unlimited data.

Two sachets packs have also been announced.

Source: ET

Dunkirk: Movie Review


Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.



Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.

Fidaa Movie Review – Varun Tej & Sai Pallavi’s Love-Hate-Love story


Fidaa Movie Review: Director Sekhar Kammula, who is known for sensible movies like ‘Anand,’ ‘Godavari’ and ‘Happy Days,’ is back with a love story ‘Fidaa,’ which is about the love-hate-love relationship between an NRI guy Varun Tej and a Telangana girl Sai Pallavi. It is all set for July 21st Release. With a good response to the trailer and the teaser, the movie makers are expecting a good amount of audience to the movie theatres. Here is our Honest review of Fidaa Movie.

Main Roles: Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi
Director: Shekar Kammula
Producer: Dil Raju
Music: Shakti Kanth
Genre: Romance Drama Comedy
Censor: ‘U’
Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes

Fidaa Review & Story Plot:


Fidaa Movie Story:

Varun (Varun Tej) is a medical practitioner, who lived in US along with his brother (Raja). He comes to India to arrange his older brother’s marriage. Where he meets a the sister of the bride Bhanumathi (played by Sai Pallavi), and falls in love with her. Varun gets impressed to Bhanumathi big time however he has dreams of making it big in USA. Bhanumathi always loves to stay in the village along with her father (Sai Chand).  The cute love-hate-love story of a US based guy and a village girl, who fall in love by chance and then get separated. the story is how the pair takes their relationship to the next level.

Fidaa Movie Review:

The emotions involved in the love story is well established. The film’s theatrical trailer was launched recently. The trailer has caught the attention of many instantly. the film has garnered a good buzz and the film unit is very much happy with the way the things are progressing at the box office regarding the film. Sai Pallavi makes her Tollywood debut with this film. Most of the shooting for the film took place in the US and the remaining scenes were shot in Telangana.

The film story is simple & interesting. Sai Pallavi steals the show with her performance as Telangana girl, while Varun looks cool & given his best performance. The first half of Fidaa movie extremely impressive right from the beginning of the film. It is loaded with fresh & loads of entertainment. The film has been shot across beautiful locales in Telangana. The second half of the film fails to reach the expectations of the audience.

Highlights of Fidaa:

  • Intertsing First half
  • Sai Pallavi performcace and telnagana Slang
  • Varun Tej acting
  • Good screenplay and awesome dialogues
  • beautiful locales
  • music


  • bit lag in 2nd half
  • climax are pretty much predictable

Verdict: Overall, Fidaa is feel good entertainer with a refreshing Love Story. Director  Sekhar Kammula is back with the Good screenplay and awesome dialogues. Sai Pallavi & Mega Hero Varun Tej are impressive with their performance.

Fidaa Movie Rating: 3/5



Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Narendra Modi


The campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaned the road. Modi said that the best memorial to Mahatma Gandhi would be to achieve a “Clean India” by 2019, his 150th birth anniversary. It is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and school and college students of India participated in this event.The mission was started by Prime Minister Modi, who nominated nine famous personalities for the campaign, and they took up the challenge and nominated nine more people and so on. It has been carried forward since then with people from all walks of life joining it.

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Lenovo K4 Note smartphone launched


Lenovo today unveiled its K4 Note smartphone, successor of its highly successful K3 Note. With this launch, Lenovo has clearly stated its intention to offer superior overall experience at a competitive price. The K4 Note takes multimedia experience to the next level by integrating Dolby Atmos powered dual front speakers, TheaterMax cinematic experience along with two affordable accessories- ANT VR headset and Skullcandy Ando earphones.


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The K4 Note is priced at Rs 11,999. Lenovo, however, will sell its K4 Note along with the ANT VR headset combo on January 19 on for Rs 12,499. Lenovo will follow the flash sale model for selling the K4 Note and ANT VR combo. Registrations for the same is now open.


For those who want to buy the K4 Note only for Rs 11,999, they will have to wait. Consumers can buy the ANT VR headset separately for Rs 1,299.


Lenovo K4 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels), 441ppi, 178 degree wide angle, 450 Nits IPS display. Users can customise the colour reproduction as per their need. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The ANT VR headset is compatible with the Lenovo K4 Note. The smartphone can be simply inserted into the headset, like Google Cardboard, to enhance cinematic experience, powered by TheaterMax.


It is powered by a 64 bit octa-core MediaTek MT 6753 CPU with Mali T720 GPU, 3GB LP DDR3 RAM, 16GB ROM (up to 128GB expandable) and runs Android 5.1 operating system with Vibe UI. Lenovo has also added a fingerprint scanner at the back.


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On the audio front, the K4 Note comes with two 5W Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers at the front along with a 3.5mm lossless combo audio jack. Other features include Lenovo-configured 3-mic audio input system for better call quality and Wolfson WM8281 audio codec.


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Lenovo has not bundled the Skullcandy Ando earphone with the device. Consumers will have purchase this for Rs 1,299 separately.


There is a 13MP PDAF F2.2 ISOCELL rear camera with dual LED Flash at the back and a 5MP selfie camera. Lenovo K4 Note is dual SIM device and supports 4G on both SIM card slots. It is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery which is not removable. The back cover of the K4 Note can be changed. Lenovo will launch back cover of different materials including wood, later.





5.5-inch FHD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection


Android 5.1 OS with Vibe UI


64 bit octa-core MediaTek MT 6753 CPU


Mali T720 GPU




16GB ROM (up to 128GB expandable)


13MP PDAF F2.2 ISOCELL rear camera with dual LED Flash


5MP front camera


Dual SIM (4G + 4G)


3,300 mAh battery


Fingerprint scanner


Dual front 5W Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers


Softwares: TheaterMax, Dolby Atmos, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec.



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11- year old Indian origin girl surpasses Einstein


If someone is asked who’s the most intelligent person to have existed on the earth, then quickly, Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking cross our mind. But, meet the young student Kashmea Wahi, who has joined the league of top 1 per cent of the world’s smartest.

Albert EinsteinThis 11-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK has achieved the top possible score of 162 on a IQ test of Mensa, becoming one of the youngest and brainiest students in the country. Mumbai-born Kashmea Wahi achieved the top score of 162 out of 162. Both Hawking and Albert Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160. Kashmea, the daughter of IT management consultants Vikas and Pooja Wahi, who work at the Deutsche Bank in London, took the test to prove a point to her parents.


“It’s overwhelming to be compared with the likes of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein; the comparison is implausible and I believe it would take loads of achievements for anyone like myself to be able to get into the league of such legends. Anyway, I am buzzing with excitement,” Kashmea said.


The Cattell III B Mensa test is a well-known international evaluation process and Kashmea stumbled upon it while browsing on her iPad. Cattell III B has 150 questions, often assessing comprehension through passages of texts, with the maximum achievable score being 161 for adults, and 162 for under-18s. The high achiever at school felt it would be a good way to convince her parents to get off her case for not being buried in her books for long hours.


“We are ecstatic at Kashmea’s Mensa achievement. Although we always believed she had the intellectual prowess, the acknowledgement is reassuring that she does possess the ability, the energy, which if well channelised, can lead to something wonderful,” her parents said.


The student of Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School, in west London, was instrumental in her school team making it to third place in the Oxford Maths challenge last year. She also loves net ball, plays competitive lawn tennis and has competed in national level chess tournaments going on to win medals and trophies. “I can confirm that Kashmea is one of the youngest to achieve 162 in the supervised test as it can only be taken by people over the age of 10 and a half,” a Mensa spokesperson confirmed.


This article was originally published in indiatoday.





Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa). All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently, at some point in their lives. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. All animals are heterotrophs: they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance.


  1. TIGER: The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.38 m (11.1 ft) over curves and exceptionally weighing up to 388.7 kg (857 lb) in the wild. Its most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. Tigers are apex predators, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and bovids. They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans.Tiger
  2. ELEPHANT:Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species (L. africana and L. cyclotis respectively). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons. Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals and can reach a height of 4 m (13 ft) and weigh 7,000 kg (15,000 lb).ELE
  3. LION:The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other types of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. The lion is a vulnerable species, having seen a major population decline in its African range of 30–50% per two decades during the second half of the twentieth centurylion
  4. GIRAFEE:The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its species name refers to its camel-like shape and its leopard-like colouring. Its chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with its closest extant relative, the okapi. The nine subspecies are distinguished by their coat patterns.girafee
  5. ZEBRA: are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, but Grévy’s zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which it is closely related, while the former two are more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids.zebra

DEER:Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Species in the family include the white-tailed deer, mule deer (such as the black-tailed deer), elk, moose, red deer, reindeer (caribou), fallow deer, roe deer, pudú and chital. Male deer of all species (except the Chinese water deer) and female reindeer grow and shed new antlers each year. In this they differ from permanently horned animals, such as antelope, which are in the same order as deer and may bear a superficial resemblance to them.deer



Balayya’s 99th Dictator Movie gets a release date on 14th jan 2016

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Balakrishna is spending his time equally in politics and cinema arena too. His new movie titled Dictator is getting ready for the release and Balayya kept himself busy in Europe for the songs shoot. Every one expected this movie would come for coming Sankranthi in 2016 and the same happened. Makers announced the release date as January 14th.




Directed by Sriwass and produced by Eros international this movie has Anjali, Sonal chauhan in the lead roles. A New peppy song is being picturized on Balakrishna today and few action sequences are said to be so interested in this movie. SS Thaman for music and Kona venkat – Gopi mohan are dealing with Screenplay, Dialouge way.



Dictator is an upcoming Telugu film, jointly produced by Eros International and Sriwass under Vedhaaswa Creations banner, directed by Sriwass. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Anjali and Sonal Chauhan in the lead roles. Music is composed by S. Thaman. It is the 99th movie in the career of Nandamuri Balakrishna. The film’s script was written by Sridhar Seepana, Gopimohan and Kona Venkat while the dialogues were written by M. Ratnam. The movie is planned to release on January 14, 2016 as Sankranthi Release. The movie is going to be released also in Tamil and Malayalam as dubbed version simultaneously

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