RCom Consumers Will Not Be Able To Make Voice Calls After December 1, 2017

Reliance Communications, the loss-making telecom operator, from December 1, 2017, will close down voice call service and its users can shift to different networks by the end of 2017, as per this week’s subjected order by TRAI, the telecom regulator,.

RCom Consumers Will Not Be Able To Make Voice Calls After December 1, 2017

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) in direction to all telecom carriers claimed that on October 31, 2017, RCom down-casted that Reliance Communications Limited (RCL) shall offer only 4G data services to its users and consequently will put an end to offer voice facilities to the users with effect from December 1, 2017.

RCom told TRAI that it is offering 4G and 2G services in 8 telecom circles of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, UP East and West, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The Anil Ambani-controlled company has told TRAI that the firm will be updating CDMA network of Sistema Shyam Teleservices that has been amalgamated with it to offer 4G services in Rajasthan, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, UP West, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Kolkata service regions.

TRAI claimed that RCom has told it has transported all the essential data regarding shut down of voice calls in addition to the option to port out to any carriers in case users do not desire to carry on with 4G data facilities of the firm. The regulator has ordered RCom to not refuse any request of porting out of its users and asked all telecom carriers to agree to request of RCom users till December 31, 2017.

RCom, staggering below a debt of almost Rs 46,000 Crore, made a decision to close down its voice call facilities after it became unsuccessful to shut its wireless business amalgamation agreement with Aircel in the starting of this month. Aircel and RCom last year in September had inked a binding deal to combine their mobile commerce. But, RCom claimed to the media in an interview that the deal failed due to regulatory and legal uncertainties, delays in getting relevant endorsements, as well as objections by interested parties.

So friends, if you are an RCom user, port your number as soon as possible before December 1, 2017, to avoid disturbance in service.

India Has The Most Sluggish LTE Speeds

The UK-based mobile network performance calculating group, OpenSignal, has published its “State of LTE” report for November 2017. The report lists the nations that have the quickest average performance for 4G and those which have the least or most 4G accessibility.

India Has The Most Sluggish LTE Speeds

As per the report, India was placed at 11th position when it came to nations with most 4G accessibility. Based on the ranking, South Korea leads the list with 96.69% saturation of connectivity for 4G. Following South Korea in sequence are:

  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Hong Kong
  • The US
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • The Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • India

It has been cited that India has 84.03% saturation of connectivity for 4G. This is a tad bit less than Australia’s 84.46%.

In contrast, India, in spite of having a good saturation percentage is the last in 77 nations when it comes to speeds for 4G connectivity, the nation has average download linkage speed of 6.13 Mbps. The top 10 nations in the list are

  • Singapore (46.64 Mbps)
  • South Korea (45.85 Mbps)
  • Norway (42.03 Mbps)
  • Hungary (42 Mbps)
  • Netherlands (38.91 Mbps)
  • Luxembourg (36.56 Mbps)
  • Australia (34.09 Mbps)
  • Denmark (33.85 Mbps)
  • Bulgaria (33.60 Mbps)
  • New Zealand (33.23 Mbps)

Prior to India is Costa Rica with speed of 6.98 Mbps.

“In the mean time, India is an even greater example of the similar trend. It has one of the leading LTE accessibility scores all over the world, but also the most sluggish LTE rating for speed of the 77 nations in this report,” claims the report. “In the mean time, Ireland and Ecuador find themselves in the conflicting situation. Both had calculated LTE speeds well advanced of the worldwide average; but in both the nations, users might find an LTE signal only 50% of the time.”

OpenSignal claims that the model data accumulated is from July 1, 2017, to October 1, 2017. The information came from more than 38 Lakh gadgets. The report claims that the worldwide average 4G speed for download has elevated marginally to 16.6 Mbps from 16.2 Mbps in the past 6 Months.

Google Expands Takedown Of Extremist YouTube Videos

In the past couple of months Alphabet Inc’s Google has started eliminating extremist videos from YouTube that preach hate or depict violence, YouTube claimed this week to the media in an interview. This is major policy movement since social media firms encounters increasing stress from governments.

The new rule impacts videos that sports groups and people that have been chosen as terrorist by British or the U.S. governments but lack the hateful speech or gory violence that were already banned by YouTube. A spokesperson of the YouTube, who asked be unnamed for safety reasons, verified the move in response to queries. The firm would not state when the rule went live.

As terms of YouTube already banned terrorists from utilizing the facility, the new rule keeps out clips posted by others that revolutionaries probably might attempt to distribute if they might have accounts, as per the spokesperson. Thousands of videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, the slain al Qaeda recruiter, narrating on the history of Islam, captured long before he counseled violence in opposition to the United States, were amongst those eliminated below the new rule, said the spokesperson.

Human rights groups and governments have pushed YouTube to crack down on extremist clips for years. They quarrel that the propaganda contributed to deadly terror assaults and radicalized viewers. Amber Rudd, the British Home Secretary, amplified the stress at the time of visits with tech firms in July in Silicon Valley and in Washington, D.C. in a speech last week. The U.S. lawmakers and the European Union this year have threatened penalties for tech firms if issues are not dealt with.

Legislation might resemble a German law accepted in June to penalize 50 Million Euros (almost $57 Million) to social media companies if hateful posts are not punctually eliminated. YouTube claimed to the media that talks with outside experts provoked the new rule, but it was not clear why the firm made a decision to act lately. In June, the firm declared that supremacist or inflammatory religious content that did not infringe its rules might be permitted with warning tags and a limitation making them not entitled to ad income.

Reliance Jio And Oppo Join Forces To Offer Additional Data Of Up To 100 GB

Reliance Jio and Oppo have joined forces to offer the new smartphone buyers some special data benefits. As per the new offer, consumers who buy a new Oppo handset and do a recharge worth of Rs 309 or more will be receiving extra 100 GB of 4G data (up to 10 recharges).

Brand Director of Oppo India, Will Yang, said, “For Oppo, buyer satisfaction and conveying the best experience has been the main focus part always. Through this alliance, it will be possible for us reach out more customers.”

Particularly, Oppo F1 Plus, F3 Plus, F3, and F5 purchasers will receive data of up to 100 GB, with data of up to 10 GB for up to 10 recharges. Also, Oppo A71, A33F, F1s, A36Fw, A37F, and A57 will receive data of up to 60 GB, with data up to 10 GB for up to 6 recharges.

The extra data voucher’s validity will be similar to that of the base recharge. The extra data voucher will be acclaimed in the MyJio application with the My Vouchers segment in 48 Hours after recharge. To turn on the voucher, the user needs to download the application MyJio the Oppo device and do as instructed—MyJio > My Vouchers > View Voucher > Recharge > Recharge my Number > Confirm Recharge > Successful Recharge Notification.

Oppo, earlier this week, declared Oppo F3 Plus’s variant with RAM of 6 GB. The smartphone valued at Rs 22,990 will be going on sale exclusively through Flipkart from November 16. Also, launch offers are been listed for the smartphone on the e-commerce site. Besides the extended RAM, the specifications of the smartphone remain similar, comprising the dual front camera system that made the original renowned.

At the start of November, F5 smartphone was launched by Oppo. Once again spotlighted on selfies, this smartphone sports a 20 MP sensor on the front camera along with AI-based beautification software. Further, it also has an iris tool on board that the firm says will make the eyes brighter in images. In India, the Oppo F5 is priced starting at Rs 19,990 for the 32 GB storage/3 GB RAM variant and heads up to Rs 24,990 for the 64 GB storage/4 GB RAM variant.

Amazon Claims To Soon Begin In Australia

Amazon is actually close to begin in Australia, claimed Rocco Braeuniger, its country manager, this week, as the U.S. e-commerce behemoth gears up to shake up an already-delicate retail sector for brick and mortar in the No. 12 economy of the world. While Amazon did not provide a precise beginning date, the comments from Braeuniger recommends the firm will export items from its first warehouse in Australia on account of the end-of-year season of holidays, a moment witnessed by experts as a leaning point for staid retailers of Australia.

“Let me inform you, we are getting actually, actually near,” claimed Braeuniger addressing to 600 prospective product sellers on the Sydney waterfront at an open day, conducted to hearten sellers to trade on its site. Since verifying plans to open in April in Australia, Amazon has inked up hundreds of thousands of vendors, claimed Braeuniger, who relocated for the role from his native Germany in August.

People in Australia can already purchase Amazon goods from offshore, but owning a warehouse nearby slashes sometimes considerable global shipping prices, adding to stress on sellers already grappling with the expenses that arrive from employing checkout staff and maintain shopfronts. Previously this month, Myer Holdings Ltd., top department shop chain of Australia, slashed its growth aims, mentioning feeble trading circumstances, while rival David Jones lately attributed to the first profit drop in 8 Years for its owner—Woolworths Holdings of South Africa.

In a signal of additional headwinds for offline trade, Braeuniger claimed that his $540 Billion firm aimed to transport more facilities to Australia, from the beginning, than it had earlier claimed. While Amazon previously claimed that it might offer Australia its platform service, where sellers employ infrastructure of Amazon but operates their own trades, Braeuniger claimed that the firm might also operate its personal retail unit, shipping and ordering its own goods.

He recommended that on the other hand, Amazon might wait prior to taking on grocery market of Australia. The company took years to provide the facility in other nations and it is actually, actually complex to make new food delivery a huge user experience.

Footballer Drinks Beer From Cup Thrown At Teammate

Major League Soccer (MLS) footballer player Sebastian Giovinco drank in the environment and mood when his Toronto side drew 2-2 in the company of Atlanta, drinking a beer bottle thrown at partner Jozy Altidore by opponent fans recently. The event occurred during the conflict among Atlanta and association members Toronto on MLS Decision Day – the day of the week on which every MLS players plays at the same occasion with play-off places at venture.

Footballer Drinks Beer From Cup Thrown At Teammate

Toronto tracked 1-0 on the one hour mark, when Altidore handled against a Drew Moor throughout ball to push home an equalizer and went all the way way to party in front of the fans from Atlanta,putting all his ear to the audience. The grouping of Atlanta fans at the back their squad goal retorted by throwing artillery at Altidore, and also plastic mugs of beer landed just inches from the US-international demonstrator, who tried to start it before it hit the ground.

His Italian partner Giovinco was a step ahead of him; he picked up the cup, downing the residual contents before turning to rejoice with Altidore. Toronto fell at the back once again on 75 minutes but, 11 minutes later, the parched Giovinco scored a striking equalizer which took place in front of the 72,884 audience at the famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome located at New Orleans, Louisiana.

The former Juventus man’s inspiring strike ensures that the football game ended at the level of 2-2. Giovinco’s beer consumption act is comparable to an event that earlier took place in the Bulgarian First League, when FC Vereya champion Ivan Bandalovski took a mouthful from a bottle of beer that had been launched onto the pitch in a game beside Levski Sofia. He went on to attain a final minute equalizer.

 

Among 119 Countries, India Ranks 100 Down 45 Positions Since 2014: Global Hunger Index

More than one fifth, approximately 21%, of India’s children are underweight. However, in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI), the rank has slipped three places to hundredth (100) from ninety seventh (97) as compared to last years.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released the Global Hunger Index of 2017, and seeing the statistics, it pointed out “HUNGER” as a serious problem.

Among 119 Countries, India Ranks 100 Down 45 Positions Since 2014: Global Hunger Index

In comparison to all its neighboring countries, India ranked the lowest. The ranks of the countries are: China (29), Sri Lanka (84), Bangladesh (88), Myanmar (77), and Nepal (72). Pakistan on the other hand is at 106 position on the Global Hunger List.

Iraq and North Korea are also better ranked in the Global Hunger Index than India, the reports revealed.

Countries are given this rank on the basis of child stunting, child morality, child wasting and undernourishment.

A high GDP growth rate alone is not the deciding factor of food and nutrition security for India’s vast population, seeing the Global Hunger Index of India, which is a serious concern for the country.

By 2030, if we want to meet SDG 2 of Zero Hunger, inequality in all forms has to be addressed right now, India director for Weltehungerhilfe Nivedita Varshneya stated. Weltehungerhilfe is a humanitarian German agency collaborated with IFPRI for measuring hunger rate.

India has seen a fall from 55th rank to 45 rank in the last three years, as per the Hunger Report Index.

In India, large numbers of poor in India are at risk of malnourishment due to drought and structural deficiencies, despite so many nutrition-focused awareness program initiated by the government, IFPRI South Asia director, and agricultural economist Pramod Kumar Joshi said in a news letter.

The IFPRI identified that there are only three countries, South Sudan, Sri Lanka and Djibouti that portray child malnutrition is higher than 20%, whereas in India, 9.6% of children between 6 months to 23 months receive adequate diet.

India’s gains on child mortality, child stunting and undernourishment have also been cited in the Index.

In the Indian children, one in five (21%) are undernourished, one in three (38.4%) are stunted, and one in three (35.7%) are underweight according to National Family Health Survey of 2015–2016.

With ‘tremendously alarming’ hunger rate and with 58% of the population living in a state of undernourishment, globally the Central African Republic is ranked as the sole country with this kind of statistics.

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Toyota Keeps In-House The Game-Changing Battery Tech

Anybody with even a superficial interest in electric car technology will understand and know how significant the growth of enhanced batteries is to the uptake of electric cars and for the future of electric cars as the substitute for combustion engine cars in a satisfactory quantity of time.

Toyota Keeps In-House The Game-Changing Battery Tech

At present, Toyota is already operating in association with Mazda to design a toolbox of elements that the vehicle producers can take benefit of when designing their own electric cars. Denso is then a 3rd collaborator in the joint venture, which goes beneath the poster of EV Common Architecture Spirit.

Previously, at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Kiyotaka Ise, chief safety technology officer of Toyota, claimed to the media, “We are working together with Mazda on a devoted electric car architecture, but we are holding in-house the study on solid state batteries.”

Even though Ise will not say when any cars based on this collaborative new architecture would be exposed, he did verify that they might be using present generation batteries made up of lithium-ion, but might also be capable of accommodating future solid-state tech batteries as well. Toyota has not put a solid date on it, but it is broadly anticipated that Toyota models sporting solid-state batteries will be rolled out sometime early in the upcoming decade.

Didier Leroy, the Executive Vice President of TMC (Toyota Motor Corporation), thinks that his company is the director in terms of solid-state battery technology when it comes to intellectual property. He has also persuaded the technology a “game-changer” as far as radically enhancing the driving range of electric cars is considered that inevitably is a major factor for users accepting electric car as a practical option to usual diesel and fuel vehicles.

Toyota presently has more than 200 employees operating on solid-state batteries that are still supported by lithium ion technology but are capable of working at higher temperatures as compared to the present lithium ion batteries, and are hence smaller as they do not need cooling.

Well, for now, all eyes are on Toyota as to when it will roll out the technology in the market.

Reliance Jio Sets Ground For One More Fight

The newbie of the telecom sector has called upon the telecom watchdog to cut rates of international call termination to 6 Paise each minute, and then to nil, altering its position and breaking ranks with bigger contenders who need the charges to be stepped up from 53 Paise at present to Rs 1, setting the grounds for one more bitter war between the two sides.

Reliance Jio Sets Ground For One More Fight

At present, share is approximately Rs 5,000 Crore of income from international incoming calls, most of which are ended on the networks of the Big 3—Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, and Idea Cellular—who regulate more than 60% of wireless user base of India, and thus might one more time take a hit by any decision to reduce or scrap the ITR (international termination rate). This rate is given by the overseas carrier, on which the call sources, to the domestic operator.

Jio has called for a sharp lowering in ITR due to the rising fame of OTT calls (FaceTime audio, WhatsApp calls, and many more), which are complimentary. A reduction in ITR will lower the price of calls to India, even though they will still not be as affordable as calls carried over over-the-top (OTT) apps. Apart from this, Jio feels that ITR must be the same as the local IUC (interconnect usage charge), which has been lowered from October 1, 2017, to 6 Paise per minute.

The views of new entrant on the fee given by overseas carriers for terminating international calls in India appeared to have taken the bigger operators by shock. “Reliance Jio has requested for similar charge for international and domestic, which is now at discrepancy with what the remaining membership is deciding on, which is an elevated termination fee,” claimed director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, Rajan Mathews, to the media in an interview.

The lobby organization that represents all huge telecom companies comprising Jio was present last week at the workshop. It had claimed last week that all providers, included Jio, wished ITR to be increased to Rs 1. COAI also wished ITR to be increased to Rs 3.50 in the subsequent stage.