NEW DELHI: The worldwide release of big Hollywood flicks has now been pushed to August, a move the Indian audience would cheer, given there is no clarity here yet around reopening of theatres. Warner Bros has delayed Christopher Nolan s Tenet a second time. It will now be released on 12 August.Disney too has delayed the theatrical release of its action drama Mulan again and is now slated for 21 August launch. Warner has also delayed the re release of Nolan s sci fi blockbuster Inception, in honour of its 10th anniversary, from 10 July to 31 July.
European Aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East are the prime targets of hackers using the social media platform LinkedIn to conduct a spear phishing surveillance and money stealing operation, a new research report said.ESET researchers, who discovered the scheme, have tagged it Operation In(ter)ception, riffing off a related malware sample name inception.dll in a campaign that ran for three months starting in September 2019. Espionage appears to be the digital miscreant s main objective but some attempts to use business email compromise (BEC) suggests the hackers also pursued financial gain.
Ni Fei joined ZTE in 2001 and worked in the company s consumer product operation from 2004 till 2012 when he established Nubia. It started off as a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE. But the brand split off from the parent company and became an independent entity in 2015. Since its inception back in 2012, Ni Fei acted as the General Manager. In May 2019 he was named President of Nubia Technology.His leadership gave birth to Nubia Z5, which was China s first smartphone to support all the network bands in the year 2012. Other popular devices during his reign include Nubia Z9 (2015) and Nubia Z17S (2017) - bezel less smartphones in their times. Above all, Ni Fei is well known for launching Redmagic, a lineup of gaming smartphones for a niche audience.
OnePlus phones have always offered terrific value for money. Like clockwork, these phones have served as viable alternatives to the high end Samsung Galaxys and even the Apple iPhones, year on year since their inception. Their secret sauce being the knack for high end specs and premium design, comparable to the legacy phones I just mentioned, but at a more mass market pricing.But over the years, OnePlus phones got boring. Which is probably why OnePlus started launching more phones in the first place (standard, pro, T, T Pro), and also tied up with McLaren for the kicks (interestingly, the two brands have decided to go their separate ways only recently). Another reason perhaps, was profit. OnePlus also had to start making money at some point of time.OnePlus 8 Pro is IP68 certified. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)The problem with the Pro OnePlus phones was the lack of direction. While the vanilla OnePlus phone was clearly the flagship killer, the Pro variant was trying too hard to be a flagship maybe. But it was never really there. Every review, every customer feedback, talked about the same pros and cons #8212; it s fast and smooth, it s got good battery life, it has a fantastic screen, but you know what, there s no IP rating, there s no wireless charging and those cameras, well, they re holding it back.The OnePlus 8 Pro changes all that. This is the first time OnePlus has taken a big bite out of the forbidden apple it resisted for so long and given us a proper no holds barred flagship while keeping intact everything else we ve grown to love about these phones. But more importantly, the OnePlus 8 Pro is a OnePlus phone with a direction. It s a phone that should make Samsung (and even Apple) nervous.I won t go much into the design of the OnePlus 8 Pro in this hands on piece because it s largely the same as the OnePlus 7T Pro OnePlus 7 Pro. It s two pieces of glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) held together by a metal frame, though OnePlus has improved the overall fit and finish ever so slightly this year. The vertically aligned camera setup on the back (which is a hallmark OnePlus thing now) has also grown a bit in height and heft (more on that later).OnePlus 8 Pro has a punch hole display instead of a motorized pop up selfie camera. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)There are new colour choices, of course, and the glacial green version with its frosted matte finish (that extends all the way to the sides as well) which I have for review, looks stunning. There s another matte option in ultramarine blue that s also quite one of a kind, and the usual suspect, aka onyx black which is glossy and reflective for those who like that kind of stuff.The OnePlus 8 Pro is a big phone but it is well balanced and is also a little boxy so it doesn t feel very bulky. It s still a big phone though, bigger than any other OnePlus phone in the past, and I wish it would have come in two sizes (like the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 ), but again that s just me.The OnePlus 8 Pro has a punch hole display instead of a motorized pop up selfie camera setup seen in the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro. It s subjective but I prefer this setup since the lack of moving parts adds to all round durability plus it allows OnePlus to add an official IP68 rating to the OnePlus 8 Pro making it resistant to accidental splashes of water (and dust) #8212; a first for any OnePlus phone.OnePlus 8 Pro has a 120Hz display. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)The punch hole is only the start, there are two other big changes. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a large 6.78 inch display and it has a high refresh rate of 120Hz. This is a step up from the OnePlus 7T Pro s 6.67 inch 90Hz display. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a Samsung sourced Super AMOLED display with a 3168 1440 pixel resolution. Unlike Samsung and its Galaxy S20 phones, OnePlus lets you crank up the refresh rate and resolution all the way to a maximum (120Hz QHD ). The OnePlus 8 Pro screen supports HDR10 playback plus there s a fast and reliable optical in screen fingerprint scanner for biometrics.The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports MEMC technology, which is seen in high end TVs for seemingly smoother video playback. Its use has been controversial on TVs, but on a smartphone form factor, it s not as bad, though your mileage may vary from app to app and video to video.Coming to the actual basics, the OnePlus 8 Pro s display is easily among the best there is on any phone in the market today. It s as good as the class leading Galaxy S20 , if not better, especially when it comes to brightness and colour accuracy, though colours may be slightly cooler by default.OnePlus 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to support wireless charging. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)Under the hood, the OnePlus 8 Pro has Qualcomm s latest and greatest Snapdragon 865 processor paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.0 storage (non expandable). Software inside the phone is Android 10 based OxygenOS. The combination of high end hardware and clean, minimalist software entails a phone that literally flies no matter what you throw at it (it does get hot sometimes but it is also quick to cool down). In the limited time that I have spent with it, I haven t encountered any bugs, something that has been common in recent OnePlus phones straight out of the box. So, that s nice. OnePlus phones generally tend to get quick updates and something similar will be expected from the OnePlus 8 Pro as well.Though not as feature rich and even as good looking as Samsung s One UI, OxygenOS has its own dedicated fan following that vouches for its big focus on functionality (over form) and ease of use, plus host of customizations, and that remains the case with the software inside the OnePlus 8 Pro as well. I will have more to say about the OnePlus 8 Pro s detailed performance and software quirks in my full review that s coming soon, so stay tuned for that.Moving on, the OnePlus 8 Pro packs a 4,510mAh battery with 30W fast wired charging and in a first for any OnePlus phone, there ''s support for wireless charging as well. More specifically, we re looking at 30W fast wireless charging here. OnePlus has separately also launched a dedicated Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger that s required to fully realize the potential of its new high speed wireless charging technology. The company claims its Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger can charge the OnePlus 8 Pro from 1% to 50% in only half an hour. Having said that, it is also possible to wirelessly charge the OnePlus 8 Pro using a third party Qi wireless charger, but you ll have to make do with slower charging 5W or 10W (EPP standard).OnePlus 8 Pro has four cameras on the back. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)The last (but possibly the best) big update comes in the camera department. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 48MP main (Sony IMX689), 48MP (IMX586) ultra wide with 120 degree field of view, 8MP telephoto for 3X optical zoom (30X hybrid zoom) camera (which is same as the one on the OnePlus 7T Pro), and another 5MP colour filter to add interesting lighting effects and filters to your photos. That last bit is mostly a gimmick. On the front, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 16MP camera, which is the same as the one on the OnePlus 7T Pro and even the OnePlus 7 Pro.While I reserve my verdict for my full review, here s what I can tell you about the OnePlus 8 Pro s cameras basis of two days usage. The OnePlus 8 Pro is a big leap for OnePlus when it comes to cameras #8212;yes, finally #8212; and there s lots of potential here. The 48MP main sensor is nice and large, churning out one of the best low light night mode photos we ve seen in any OnePlus phone to date, while in good lighting, it can capture a good amount of detail with a level of contrast that s punchy without going overboard with saturation.OnePlus 8 Pro has it all including 5G support. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh Financial Express)The real star of the show is the ultra wide angle camera. That high resolution sensor helps take one of the most detailed and good looking wide angle shots, plus some fantastic macros, we ve seen on any phone to date. The telephoto is a value addition too, but it s not as exciting as the two 48MP cameras. All in all, the OnePlus 8 Pro can finally stand toe to toe with the Samsung Galaxys and the Apple iPhones in this regard and that s something you don t see everyday from a new OnePlus phone.Clearly, the OnePlus 8 Pro has it all (including 5G support), making it the first OnePlus phone that I can recommend to any buyer looking for a no compromise flagship phone (of course, it still doesn t cost as much as a new Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone which remains its biggest USP) right now. At least that s what I feel after spending two days with the device. There s always the T upgrade to look forward to later in the year, but this may be the first time that potential buyers can be rest assured they won t be missing out on anything substantial (even if the OnePlus 8T Pro takes a different approach to things and offers more visible upgrades) should they make an investment in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Pro starts at Rs 54,999 (8GB 128GB) and goes all the way to Rs 59,999 (12GB 256GB). It is available for buying in India starting from today (June 15, 2020). Watch this space for my full review of the OnePlus 8 Pro in the days to come.
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New Delhi: Worried over the mass exodus of migrant workers to respective home states, industries now want them to return so that economic activities could restart at the earliest, once the lockdown is over. According to a quick survey by the trade body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) to assess the impact of Covid 19 pandemic on businesses and maintaining profitability, 49% of the respondents said that retaining the full workforce would be a major challenge. The respondents in the survey said that payment of salaries to employees and working capital would be the major challenges while businesses prepare for increasing sales volumes, competitiveness and cost cuttings. Migration of workers is still going on across the country. While a large number of them have already travelled back to their respective villages on foot or by buses, arranged by the state governments, the Centre has so far operated more than 800 Shramik Special trains ferrying more than 10 lakh such workers to their home states. PHDCCI president Dr D.K. Aggarwal said: Since the inception of the lockdown period, most of the migrant workers had moved to their native places. Further, due to the absence of public transport services like buses and railways, migrant labourers are not able to reach their work places and, therefore, full resumption of exempted activities has become difficult. Apart from these issues, country s supply chain has been massively disrupted due to the ongoing Covid lockdown. The Centre, on its part, has initiated discussion with employers bodies like CII, FICCI and Assocham. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar held a webinar with these bodies to discuss issues like restarting economic activities, job creation and measures to improve the situation of MSMEs to enable them to discharge their liabilities under labour laws. There was a general demand to suspend labour laws, barring some key provisions across the country for the next two three years to help industries come out of the crisis induced by the lockdown to combat the Covid 19 pandemic. The industry bodies suggested a slew of measures and sought relaxations like increasing working hours to 12 hours per day from the existing eight hours per day to help them revive operations, according to a statement by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The statement said that the industry associations suggested to suspend the labour laws for the next 2 3 years except for provisions like minimum wages, bonus and statutory dues, to help the industry come out of the present crisis . According to survey, besides retaining the full workforce, other challenges for businesses in the post lockdown include maintaining price cost margins profitability (61%), payment of wages salaries to employees (60%), availability of working capital (58%), repayment of loans payment of EMIs (53%), high costs of capital (52%), availability of finances loans (51%), costs of social distancing (51%), weakening of demand (51%) and compliances of labour laws (50%). Due to the lockdown, majority of the factories businesses companies are shut with no or little revenue, all export orders are getting cancelled and units unable to repay loans. Majority of the respondents have responded that this will make them less likely to retain of the full workforce. Further, most of the retrenchment is likely to take place in labour intensive sectors. Thus, 49% of respondents opined that retention of the full workforce will be highly challenging in the post lockdown scenario, Aggarwal said. The survey revealed key plans of the businesses in post lockdown such as increasing the sales volume (67%), enhancing competitiveness of business (65%), cost cutting of business operations (64%), enhancing business operations in the domestic market (60%), focus on innovation, research and development (58%), enhancing the price cost margin (53%), reducing the workforce in business operations (50%), increasing the scale of business operations (44%), diversify business operations (43%) and enhancing business operations in the international market (36%). The PHDCCI has said that the labour laws in India need to be made more effective, flexible and in sync with emerging economic and industrial scenario. Most of the respondents have responded that given the disruptions caused by Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown, following the relatively rigid provisions in different labour laws prevalent in the Indian economy will become difficult and hamper the revival of industry. Thus, 50% of respondents opined that compliance of labour laws will be highly challenging in the post lockdown scenario, the trade body has said. It has demanded that the government should pay 75% of salary of the workers of the lockdown period and employer contribution in EPFs during the lockdown period should be brought down to zero to ease the financial burden of the industry. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, interestingly, has announced reduction in the statutory PF from 12% to 10% for three months. She also said that government will pay the PF for firms with 100 staff, earning less than Rs 15,000, as announced earlier under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme.
The number of times a cowboy won two events in one night since the inception of the National Finals Rodeo in 1959. The last time it happened was in Round 8 of the 2014 NFR, when Trevor Brazile won team roping with heeling partner Travis Graves and shared the tie down roping win with Matt Shiozawa. What to Watch For
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited India in November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted her a Ratnam pen along with a handloom woollen khadi stole from Ladakh.Ratnam Pen Works, named after founder K.V. Ratnam, has, since its inception in 1932, symbolised India s swadeshi movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Sony TV''s singing reality show Indian Idol 11 is already being loved by the masses. The season has been raking high ratings since it''s inception. Even the last week''s ratings which were released today showed that the season is performing well. This week, Pati Patni Aur Woh''s lead trio, Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday visited the sets of Indian Idol to support the contestants.
Astrophysicists have been studying the inception of Black Holes for quite some time now. One theory is that when a massive star collapses upon itself ndash; Supernova ndash; the explosion is so huge that a black hole is born.A new study in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that not only are black holes born in supernova explosions but some explosions are so huge that they kick the black holes across the galaxy.
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Famous for his work on blockbuster movies such as The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar, Zimmer has worked with BMW to compose the sound for the BMW Vision M Next when the vehicle accelerates and decelerates. However, drivers won t be accompanied by the same dramatic score heard in the movies, instead it can be described as a futuristic sounding whir that builds to a feint musical crescendo. The development and composition for the sound of the Vision M NEXT was mainly inspired by light installations from James Turrell and lafur El asson. In particular, Turrell realized works known for the illusion of an infinite space, which creates a magical experience for the spectator. The idea behind the Vision M NEXT is to recreate this sense of wonder through sound, said Renzo Vitale, acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group, who worked alongside Zimmer.
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed a term sheet agreement to acquire 100 per cent ownership in Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), an offset programme company. The agreement signing took place at a Saudi Arabia ndash; UK industry event in London, in the presence of senior shareholder representatives, including Ahmed Al Khateeb, chairman of SAMI, and Sir Roger Carr, chairman of BAE Systems, said a company statement. SAMI 's investment in AEC, the Riyadh based firm specialising in engineering, development, manufacturing, repair and technical support across defence, Information Communications Technology (ICT), energy, cybersecurity and high tech fields, at the local, national, regional, and international levels, comes as part of SAMI 's ongoing efforts aimed at increasing local defence manufacturing in the kingdom, in line with the directives of the Saudi Vision 2030, it said. Al Khateeb said: ”The foundation for the institution and growth of our company was laid three years ago with the announcement of the Saudi Vision 2030. Our journey began in 2017, and since then we have forged ahead with the backing of our country 's leadership, steadfast efforts of our team and support of our partners. ”Today 's agreement marks a significant milestone for us, as we advance our efforts to build a strong, dynamic and sustainable military industries sector in Saudi Arabia, ” he said. Al Khateeb added: ”Defence electronics is a mission critical element of the defence sector, and the acquisition of AEC firmly establishes SAMI 's presence on the global defence industry map. Furthering our aspirations in the sector, it will help us drive local content and stimulate economic growth. ” Established in 1988 under the Saudi Economic Offset Program, and under the ownership of a number of companies, including international defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems, AEC has played a pioneering role in the fields of modern electronics, manufacturing, system integration, and repair and maintenance services for nearly three decades, thereby becoming a major regional player renowned for innovation. AEC specialises in the design, development, manufacturing, maintenance and repair of several advanced industry and military electronic systems, devices and equipment such as smart electricity and water meter systems, security protection systems for the vital infrastructure, industrial control systems, sight systems for the Typhoon aircraft, jammer and interference systems for the F 15 aircraft, electronic units for the F 16 aircraft, land equipment and training simulators for the Hawk 165 aircraft, and sight systems for the Tornado aircraft, among others. AEC 's evolutionary growth has seen the company play a key role in localising military manufacturing, deploying smart technologies, and accelerating industrial and commercial growth, while maintaining a Saudization rate of over 80 per cent and 100 per cent completion rate across more than 1,000 projects. AEC has developed its own framework, Aligned Integrated Methodology (AIM), which provides a standardised approach to governance and delivery, and comprises methodologies in Portfolio, Program and Project Management. Over the past few years, AEC has witnessed a steady growth in its sales year on year, with net sales in 2018 rising to SR2.07 billion ($551.91 million), compared to SR1.925 billion ($513.25 million) in 2017, and SR 1.65 billion ($439.92 million) in 2016. Following the acquisition, AEC will form the core of establishing SAMI 's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agnostic defence electronics and indigenous defence technology solutions business division, cutting across all of its business streams. In addition, SAMI 's total number of employees will significantly increase to reach 2,200, as a result of the acquisition. In addition to facilitating Transfer of Technology (ToT), boosting local production, and deepening engineering, design, development, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) work, the acquisition will enable SAMI, through AEC, to develop its own mature products to help achieve its strategic goals set for the year 2030. Since its inception in mid 2017, SAMI has been leading Saudi Arabia 's efforts in developing self sufficient defence capabilities with its fast growing portfolio of military products and services spanning four business divisions ndash; aeronautics, land systems, weapons and missiles, and defence electronics. ndash; TradeArabia News Service
The galaxy grasps a widely enlarged halo constituent in incorporation to the brilliant Milky Way in the form of stellar disk element. The halo constitutes about 1 billion age old stars and 150 globular clusters surpassing the age of 12 billion years. The halo, therefore, constitutes the residue of long lived stars and star congregation that instigated in the initial stage of the galaxy. This indicates that the galaxy was massive in size in its inception prior to the belated formation of the younger disk component.Probing the expanse of the halo constituent in the galaxy is homogenous to discerning the exterior boundary of the forest from within the forest and witnessing the trees. Simply to say, this is a difficult task. So called Blue Horizontal Branch (BHB) stars an RR Lyr variables are absolute indices for trailing the halo component.
The Congress, with the comeback of their veteran leader and former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, could put a slight dent on the votes of the BJP. Earlier, due to the difference of opinion between Congress leader Ajay Maken, Dikshit and senior leaders the party was unable to come out with a concrete decision on alliance with AAP. However, as per Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the party was interested in forming an alliance only in Delhi while the AAP party leaders wanted it in Punjab and Haryana too.An interesting battle seems to in store in the high profile constituency of Chandani Chowk. The seat which has witnessed the dominance of Congress since its inception, will this time see a clash between two veterans from BJP and Congress. BJP has fielded sitting MP and Union minister, Harsh Vardhan against four time Lok Sabha MP, JP Agarwal from Congress and AAP #39;s backroom strategist and IT professional, Pankaj Gupta. Lack of infrastructure and stalled redevelopment projects are among the issues residents and business community grapple with in this Lok Sabha seat. Traders in the constituency said they were hit by the 2016 demonetisation and found it difficult to comprehend the GST. Many were also affected by the sealing drive. Security of women is also an issue in the constituency. Incumbent BJP MP Harsh Vardhan is pitted against Congress #39; old timer J P Agarwal, who represented the seat in 1984, 1989 and 1996 and AAP #39;s Pankaj Gupta who is making his electoral debut. Agarwal said he is fighting on all the issues be it sealing, GST and demonetisation. While Vardhan blamed the AAP government for not cooperating in several developmental projects, including the Shahjahanabad redevelopment project. If elected to power, AAP candidate Pankaj Gupta said he plans to convert parks in his constituency into "lungs " for the national capital.
Dr AK Bagga of ICMR has announced the upgradation of the lab which was being operated at SVIMS for the last two years. Another important announcement was the signing of MoU between SVIMS and IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) who work together in the areas of medical and biological disciplines.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Bagga said that within a few years of inception of medical college laboratory which is a wing of virology network, SVIMS VRDL has functioned in the capacity of State level laboratory and now it has been upgraded to the State level.
The past 2018 was the best for the BMW Group in Bulgaria since its inception in 2007. For the twelve months of last year, 1254 BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to final customers, reported Vesti.bg
More than two thirds of #xA0;startups in India #xA0;that have raised funding since inception have received notices from the Income Tax Department under the provision of Angel Tax, according to a joint survey by LocalCircles and the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA).The survey revealed that 73 percent of startups that raised capital received one or more apos;Angel Tax apos; notices. Among the startups that received notices, 73 percent #xA0;had raised capital between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 2 crore, 17 percent in the Rs 2 10 crore range and six per cent under Rs 50 lakh.