Vivo has launched a new variant of the recently-launched Vivo U20 in India. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has introduced a new 8GB RAM variant of the Vivo U20.Launched last month, the smartphone is available in two storage variants with 4GB and 6GB RAM. The third 8GB RAM variant is now available via offline stores for Rs 17,990. With the 8GB RAM model, users would get 128GB internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD up to 256GB.Customers can also avail 5 percent cashback with HDFC Bank credit card, ICICI Bank credit/debit cards, and Axis Bank credit card transactions on the purchase of the U20 with 8GB RAM.The 4GB + 64GB variant is available online for Rs 10,990, whereas the 6GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 11,990. All the three models can be bought in Racing Black and Blaze Blue gradient colours.Rest of the Vivo U20 specifications remain the same. Vivo U20 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ Halo View IPS display with a water-drop notch on top. The smartphone … [Read more...] about Vivo U20 8GB RAM variant now available offline for Rs 17,990
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The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has said that the retail price of 20 out of 22 essential food items, which are tracked by the government monitor, increased steadily in 2019, according to a report by The Times of India.These include onion, the price of which has increased four times between January and December, the ministry informed Lok Sabha on December 9.According to the report, the ministry submitted the monthly average prices of essential food items, which showed significant increase in the prices of three major pulses – arhar, urad and moong. The price of gram had remained stable, it said.Close On being asked the reason behind this price hike, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan was quoted as saying, “Food items are inter-alia affected by mismatch in demand and supply, shortfall in production owing to adverse weather conditions and seasonality, increased transportation costs, supply chain constraints like lack of storage facilities, artificial shortage … [Read more...] about 20 of 22 essential food items saw steady price rise in 2019: Centre
In a rural area on the outskirts of a town in Southern Mexico, a giant, 33-foot-long 3D printer recently built the walls of the first homes in the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood. advertisement advertisement The 500-square-foot houses were finished with roofs, windows, and interiors last week. New Story, the nonprofit leading the project, believes that the new construction process could be part of the solution for affordable housing in some of the poorest communities in the world. “We feel like we’ve proved what’s possible by bringing this machine down to a rural area in Mexico, in a seismic zone, and successfully printing these first few houses,” says Brett Hagler, CEO and cofounder of New Story. The nonprofit, founded five years ago to bring housing to people living in extreme poverty, has already built more than 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico, using traditional construction. In Haiti, where aid groups … [Read more...] about The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood now has its first houses
The Centre is looking at isolating bankruptcy liabilities with promoters instead of the companies, The Times of India reported.One amendment proposal intends to make promoters face unlimited liability in case of criminal action while the entity is protected, the paper quoted sources as saying.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.Close Around 10 amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) are set to be moved in Parliament during the current session by Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. related news ReNew Power partners with GS E&C to execute solar project in Rajasthan Lower raw material prices helped these two oleochemical makers in Q2. Will the advantage sustain? The move is significant in light of recent events, as seen in the case of Bhushan Steel and Power, where insolvency proceedings went for a toss after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the company’s assets while JSW Steel was set to take … [Read more...] about Centre wants promoters to hold unlimited bankruptcy liabilities in case of criminal action: Report
advertisement advertisement Adam Kalkin isn’t the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. He began his talk at the Urban Center in New York Tuesday night by playing the first five minutes of a Jerry Lewis movie, followed by the actor’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last month. His website includes lessons on hitting a tennis forehand and a selection of songs to sing after taking antidepressants. Years ago Kalkin shaved while delivering a lecture at the Whitney Museum. His talk this week was tied to the publication of Quik … [Read more...] about Would You Live in a Shipping Container?