The Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Fold, and Huawei Mate X just got competition from the unlikeliest of sources. Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria recently launched a foldable smartphone titled “Escobar Fold 1”.If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Roberto is the brother of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The Escobar Fold 1 is a whole lot cheaper than other foldable smartphones. Priced at $350 (Approx. Rs 25,000), the device is nowhere near the likes of the Galaxy Fold, Moto Razr, and Mate X.The design of the Escobar Fold 1 is similar to that of the first foldable smartphone, the Royole Flexpai. Some speculation also suggests that the Fold 1 is more or less a rebranded Flexpai. On the plus side, the Escobar Fold 1 is every bit as powerful as the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.Close The device runs on a flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. While the successor to the Snapdragon 855 chipset is already out, it … [Read more...] about Pablo Escobar’s brother just launched a cost-effective alternative to Galaxy Fold
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The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress promised waiving off farm loans completely in Maharashtra, individually during the poll campaign, as well as together, in their Common Minimum Programme (CMP). However, this promise is going to cost the state exchequer quite a bit.According to a report in The Indian Express, in order to make the farm sector completely debt-free, the Sena-NCP-Congress government will have to waive off loans of approximately Rs 1,31,578 crore.In 2017, the previous BJP-Shiv Sena government had implemented a loan waiver for nearly 50 lakh farmers. The outstanding loans were worth Rs 19,000 crore.Close The newspaper reported that both off-take and repayment of farm credit has been slow in Maharashtra since 2017. Bankers suggest that this is because of wilful default by farmers, who are relying on promises of loan waiver made during poll campaigns by various political parties. related news Week on, no portfolio allocation to ministers; BJP slams Maharashtra govt Congress … [Read more...] about Maharashtra: Farm loan waiver likely to cost Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress govt Rs 1.3 lakh crore
Consumer durables firm Samsung has launched the country's largest and most expensive LED display called 'The Wall'.Priced between Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 12 crore, the MicroLED display - not called a TV - comes in a variety of sizes and ratios. It ranges from 146 inches (370.8 cm) in 4K definition, 219 inches (556.3 cm) in 6K definition, to 292 inch (741.7 cm) in 8K definition.The product is unprecedented and doesn't have competition.Close Among others, the VU Technologies sells 100-inch television sets for Rs 20 lakh. Similarly, LG has an 8k LED television that is not yet available for sale in India but is priced at around Rs 29 lakh globally. related news Oil rises as OPEC weighs deeper output cuts Cadila Healthcare files NDA with DCGI for liver disease drug Saroglitazar Mg IndiGo plane suffers high engine vibrations mid-air; returns to Mumbai The Wall is pegged as an ‘ultra-luxury’ viewing experience, this product comes with a 0.8mm pixel pitch technology. Compared … [Read more...] about Samsung launches The Wall, giant-sized LED costing up to Rs 12 crore
The economic slowdown has hit India's travel sector, and it is not just the leisure segment that is seeing a slump in activities. Business travel too is suffering.According to Prashant Pitti, Executive Director, EaseMyTrip, the travel industry is witnessing slowdown owing to the increasing price of ATF (average ticket fare) and dropping margins on air tickets.“In corporate travel segment, there has been cost cutting and average spend on travel has also dropped as compared to last year,” he said.Close But there is a silver lining as companies are focusing on travel cost optimisation, which is helping the corporate travel sector grow. related news World's most popular travel destinations of 2019: Only 1 Indian city makes top-10 list 87% female Indian business travellers harassed on business trips: Survey Jet Privilege goes for brand revamp; to be known as 'InterMiles' According to Anish Khadiya, co-founder and Chief Business Officer, ITILITE, an AI-powered … [Read more...] about Slowdown pinches business travel. But there’s a silver lining
If you buy a smoothie in Portland, Oregon, the drink might come in a compostable plastic cup, a choice a thoughtful owner might make to make their operations more sustainable. You might think, at a quick glance, that you’re helping avoid part of the global waste problem. But Portland’s composting program, as in many cities, specifically bans compostable packaging from its green bins—and this type of plastic won’t break down in a backyard composter. Though it’s technically compostable, the container will end up in a landfill (or perhaps the ocean), where the plastic may last as long as its fossil fuel counterpart. advertisement advertisement It’s one example of a system that offers incredible promise for reshaping our waste problem but is also deeply flawed. Only around 185 cities pick up food waste at the curb for composting, and fewer than half of those also accept compostable packaging. Some of that packaging can only be composted by an … [Read more...] about Will compostable packaging ever be able to solve our waste problem?