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  1. To give you a break from all the negative news, we come bearing some uplifting news. A woman delivered a baby boy aboard IndiGo's Delhi-Bengaluru flight last night. In response to a query from PTI, IndiGo said: "We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bengaluru. There are no further details available." Baby boy born in flight on Delhi-Bangalore @IndiGo6E flight at 6:10pm. So proud of #Indigo 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/KqBuX84lBN — Gp Capt Christopher (Retd) (@bcchristopher) October 7, 2020 "A baby boy was born en route on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport around 7.30PM today," an aviation industry source told PTI. As per a report by The News Minute, the woman was not even 32 weeks into her pregnancy which is why the airlines allowed her to fly. A senior gynaecologist who was also luckily on the flight, helped her when she went into premature labour. The video has already gone viral on the Internet. A baby boy was born in an IndiGo Delhi- Bangalore flight Both mother & child are doing fine #aviation pic.twitter.com/9hlCh0f9zy — Arindam Majumder (@ari_maj) October 7, 2020 The IndiGo crew members are also being praised for helping the woman deliver the baby onboard the flight safely. People are also asking if the baby will be getting free tickets for life. Well, if some sources are to be believed, IndiGo may indeed offer free tickets to the baby boy for life. What a wonderful gesture from @IndiGo6E #indigo https://t.co/w4dpqKaIkK — Shabin Sajan (@shabinsajan) October 8, 2020A baby boy was born on board @IndiGo6E flight from Delhi to Bangalore. In all likely baby is getting life long free #indigo tickets. Greatly work done by #indigoairlines crew today. Kudos to the team pic.twitter.com/6guDalihLc — Capt. Swapnil (@SwapnilH_777) October 8, 2020Amazing scenes. Baby born mid-air on @IndiGo6E Delhi - Bangalore flight today, helped by the airline's crew. Future IndiGo pilot perhaps. #aviation #avgeek #india pic.twitter.com/0rJm7B5suQ — Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) October 7, 2020This is something different from daily news. All who made this possible for safe delivery of baby boy during the flight #indigo6E from Delhi to Bengaluru, is definitely deserves applause. We pray almighty for safe and sound health of the baby and his mother. — RAJIV MUKHERJEE (@mukhrajivx1959) October 8, 2020Sir,is it true that he will get free flight ticket for life?️ — Kumar Ankit Arya (@1coolaka) October 7, 2020 View the full article
  2. Amid the Coronavirus chaos while the whole country is on lockdown for 21 days and the government has ensured that the essential goods and services will be available to us throughout, things are still not that easy for most of us. Many of us are still having problems buying groceries or going to the grocery stores as we are really taking the lockdown seriously. © Facebook/Municipal Coorporation Gurugram Recently, Municipal Corporation in Gurugram has launched a new mobile bus that offers home delivery of essential food items. Exactly! While youâre still wondering if the bread is important enough to go out for, Gurugram has already a solution in place for it. The mobile bus home delivery food service has all essential food items including fruits, vegetables and packaged food such as noodles, biscuits, and bread. And theyâre delivering all this to the doorstep of the residents. Now, this is a brilliant idea and all other cities should take a cue from this and streamline a way wherein this can be implemented. © Facebook/Municipal Corporation Gurugram However, many of us are facing a lot of problems finding basic essential goods that we need as they are out of stock in most places, be it online or a store near your house. The mobile bus has been loaded with grocery items and visit all localities in G-town to supply essential goods such as atta, oil, ghee, pulses, handwashes at a comparatively cheaper price than the MRP. According to WhatsHot, you just need to write in your requirements to them and the mobile bus shop will reach you within a few hours. © Facebook/Municipal Corporation Gurugram Also, we hope all other cities implement something similar to make social distancing even simpler. View the full article
  3. In what, initially, began as a cause of concern for China, the novel Coronavirus has now become a major threat to mankind. As of today, a total of 1,45,686 cases of COVID-19 have emerged across the globe, claiming the lives of 5,436 individuals. Owing to the contagion and unavailability of vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, the fast-spreading virus, similar to influenza, has got the world on lockdown. It's spread to countries like Italy, Iran, United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, amongst others, have led to travel restrictions, quarantine camps and curfews. While the countries continue to battle the epidemic, COVID-19 has also handed a major blow to the sporting world, leading to the suspension of leagues and cancellation of sporting events. © Reuters The National Basketball Association (NBA) had its first Coronavirus victim in Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert. Italy's famed Serie A saw Juventus star Daniele Rugani testing positive for the deadly virus. The English Premier League found its first case of Coronavirus in Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. Similarly, the world of cricket suffered a scare when New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson was put in isolation following complaints of a sore throat. With India joining the other unfortunate nations who're currently battling the epidemic, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli delivered an inspirational message to cricket fans across the globe. Taking to Twitter, Kohli tweeted: "Let's stay strong and fight the #COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure. Please take care everyone". Let's stay strong and fight the #COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure. Please take care everyone. â Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 14, 2020 Given the situation at hand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also taken preventive measures lately. The Board called off the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between India and South Africa. And, it also took a key decision of suspending the much-anticipated season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) till 15th April. View the full article
  4. According to yesterdayâs reports, the intense slew of bushfires rampaging across the Australian outback have covered around 8.4 million hectares of the island continentâs east coast, leaving behind 23 human deaths and over 1,700 homes destroyed. One of the towns that was ravaged during New Yearâs Eve was Mallacoota, in the eastside state of Victoria - where thousands of residents fled their homes to the beach, where several remain stranded. Fortunately for the victims, theyâve been given the best care package imaginable through the Australian Navy - a huge shipment of beer to help the town through rough times. Speaking to AAP, a local hotel owner explained the situation. âWe were running low on supplies and a pub can't run without beer, can it?â he said. âEvery Australian needs a beer and definitely the emergency services working non-stop. "Our good old friends from Carlton managed to send us some stock on Thursday and I hope it gets here after the 20 hours or so it takes the boat to make the trip." Carlton happens to be one of Australiaâs oldest beer brands, and is a popular favourite across the country. They're being gifted with 20 kegs of VB and Carlton Draught, three pallets of VB stubbies and 36 cases of Strongbow and Great Northern. Carlton United Breweries also chucked in an extra four kegs of VB for free to keep them running. Thatâs a damn good haul, no doubt. View the full article
  5. It isn't everyday we get to witness or hear an honest, impassioned and informed rant on the country's political scenario. It's especially exciting when youngsters show solid political awareness without a shed of fanaticism or bias. © Reuters Something of that sort recently surfaced online, and it sure is something to behold. When reporters from a media channel bumped into this young boy from Jharkhand after the results for the Assembly elections in the state were announced, he took the opportunity to vent it all out when it came to the country's current state of affairs. © Reuters One of the biggest points he made in his monologue, was that the Indian Constitution is being torn apart by everything that's going on in the country and that the BJP should take the hint from the Jharkhand elections results. He didn't even spare the media and lashed out saying that media houses aren't doing their job with honesty and have sold off their souls to the devil. Before all else, listen to what he has to say here. This guy! He rekt CAA, NRC, Godi Media, Modi govt in just 100 seconds! Listen to him! This is our Youth! pic.twitter.com/PcMpbxl17J — ð½ððð ð¬ðððð (@karmariaz) December 25, 2019 This interview has since gone viral on social media, and sure enough, with all the attention people have decided to pick their sides over the boy's views. Guys before I go please do me a last favor. Make this video so viral that it may go to the countries that even our PM did not visit. Every educated person who use Twitter should be able to understand what is happening in India and how media is biased. Love you all. pic.twitter.com/jgrko3mvn9 — â¤ï¸ Mohammed Faiz â¤ï¸ (@Fayezz_Md) December 24, 2019 Err.. This boy, Yes, this boy! Are you sure he's from Jharkhand Does he even know where Jharkhand is? He can be seen at @aajtak channel studio at Noida every now and then and anchors put mic on his mouth to loose him talk ant shant... But even today it's unclear what's his demand? — Saàurabh Gaàur (@gaursaurabhgaur) December 25, 2019 Well, that's there. Strong words for Indian media from a young boy in Jharkhand @waglenikhil @ravishndtv @SreenivasanJain @rahulkanwal @sardesairajdeep @fayedsouza @milindkhandekar @ameytirodkar @katta_news — Sanjay Vohra (@SanjayVohra10) December 25, 2019 Calling PM Modi… @narendramodi watch the fire in this young boy. You shud not forget that your hidden divisive agenda will pull you down very heavily. Its already begun in the 5 States with Jharkhand the latest. You have killed the economy. @ravi4354 @varnishant @DushyantNaagar @abdulrazackkhan pic.twitter.com/KkCJK1EkH3 — Sundar Balakrishnan (@BSundar61) December 26, 2019 Listen this young man from Jharkhand we should learn history from brilliant boy pic.twitter.com/X1VJCraPhy — Hanif Parkar (@Hanifoman) December 24, 2019 View the full article
  6. The idea of delivering something over drones seemed impossible a few years ago. But with the ability to reach inaccessible places that are either too dangerous or very expensive, drone delivery has proven its worth time and again over the years. On the same lines, a custom-made drone has delivered a life-saving kidney to a woman who waited 8 years for a transplant. That's right, a Baltimore woman is now the proud owner of a kidney, which was the first organ to be delivered via a drone. It was a successful transplant, so, yet another successful delivery in the books. Yay! The kidney was flown via a custom-made drone with eight rotors. The kidney was kept is a special cooler and it was flown from a location in West Baltimore a few miles to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), where it was successfully implanted in a 44-year-old woman. The fact that the delivery helped a woman who had spent the previous eight years on dialysis makes it all the more special. It's worth pointing out that teams from UMMC had previously shown that an organ could be transported via a drone. However, this was the first time an organ was implanted successfully after a flight. The flight only last for about 10 minutes. © YouTube “This whole thing is amazing,” the 44-year-old woman said. "Years ago, this was not something that you would think about." The project was led by Joseph Scalea, who was also one of the surgeons who performed the transplant. He believes that drone delivery can streamline the system of getting organs to patients. According to him, shaving a few hours off the delivery time of organs could mean that up to 2,500 more such organs become viable for implantation. Of course, drone delivery as a trustworthy method of transportation still needs a lot of work, but we truly believe that this is a good start.
  7. Samsung has flooded the market with some great mid-range and budget smartphones that give everything you could ask for in each segment. The Galaxy A70 is one of those smartphones that does everything you want from a smartphone. It has a bright screen, good cameras, respectable performance and a massive battery. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We've been using the smartphone for a while to test out all the bells and whistles and it's got some unique features. It's got a beautiful tall screen for people who love to watch videos, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a good camera system for Rs 28,990. Sure, the competition is hard in this price segment but the Galaxy A70 stands out for some reasons. Here are our findings of Samsung's new smartphone: Design & Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The first obvious thing you notice about the Galaxy A70 is its tall 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display. It's got Samsung's Infinity-U display i.e. it has a tiny water-drop notch design. The aspect ratio of the smartphone is also unique i.e. 21:9 and almost bezel-less. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with 331ppi density and is one of the most beautiful displays we've seen on a smartphone that costs less than Rs 30,000. You can tweak the contrast levels and the colour accuracy according to your own liking. We switched the settings especially when we were watching something on Netflix or when gaming. The sheer size of the display is the real winner here. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The larger screen also means that the smartphone is considerably larger and even though it took us a while to get used to the phone, we never found it to be overwhelming. If you have small hands, you may face a slight issue but overall the ergonomics are on point. The design of the phone ensures that it fits perfectly in your palm. The back of the smartphone also has a prism-like effect when it catches light from different angles. It adds that unique bit to the design but still isn't as eye-catching as some Honor phones in the same price range. Cameras © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Galaxy A70 is outfitted with a triple camera setup where the primary setup is a 32-mp sensor and has an aperture of f/1.7. The secondary camera is a wide-angle 8MP sensor whereas the third sensor is the 5MP depth sensor. At the front, it comes with a 32-MP selfie shooter which would appeal to people who love to take selfies on a daily basis. The camera UI is quite similar to what we've seen on other One UI Samsung smartphones. You can switch between the wide-angle and the normal sensor with a single tap. It also comes with a portrait mode where you can adjust the level of blur before and after taking a picture. We found the portrait mode to be a bit of hit and miss feature as the blur effect was not quite accurate to other smartphones. The wide-angle lens works as advertised and takes in more information thanks to a field of view of 123-degree. Macro shots are also good in good light conditions but don't manage to do a good job in low-lit environments. In terms of videos, the unique feature here is the phone's capability of taking super slow motion video at 1080p@30/240fps. It can also take 4K videos at 30 frames per second but it does not have support for OIS. This could be disadvantageous for people who like to capture videos on the move as your hands need to be very stable. Here are our camera samples for your reference: Performance In order to be one of the top mid-range smartphones, it needs to perform like one as well. It comes with Qualcomm's 675 octa-core chipset running at 2GHz (two Kyro 460 cores) whereas the other cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz. It comes with an Adreno 612 GPU which is perfect for smartphone gamers. In fact, during our testing, we did not notice any frame drops while playing PUBG and could even run it smoothly on high settings. The smartphone also didn't overheat as much we expected to keep it nice and cool for extended gaming sessions. The chipset has been coupled with 6GB of RAM and which is more than enough for daily tasks and usage. Having said that, the smartphone would glitch out on us each time we would reboot the smartphone. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla In terms of benchmark scores, the Galaxy A70 scored a respectable 2374 in the single-core test and a 6573 in the multi-core test. The smartphone in general performed as expected apart from a few hangups here and there. Overall, the performance was up to the mark and didn't cause major app crashes. Battery Life The 4,500 mAh battery is another marquee feature on the Galaxy A70 that makes it one the longest last smartphones of 2019. We used the device for watching shows on our private Plex server and even on Netflix. We gamed and used it for daily navigation on Google Maps. We got an average of 6 hours screen on time and overall the smartphone lasted 13.5 hours on a single charge. When you do drain your battery, the A70 comes with a 25W fast charger which can charge the smartphone from 7 to 100 per cent in a little over 2 hours. The Final Say The Galaxy A70 is an all-rounder smartphone that delivers almost everything you expect from a mid-range smartphone. It performs well and takes good pictures which are the primary reason for buying a smartphone. Having said that, the known issues can be ironed out with a future update such as better portrait mode and the unexpected lagging. The battery life and display quality is a perfect combination for people who love to watch videos on their smartphones. If you are looking to spend less than Rs 30,000; the Galaxy A70 is a strong contender.
  8. It's only been a few weeks since Nvidia launched its GTX 1660 GPU based on the Turing architecture. And now, the company has just launched a new GPU called the GTX 1650, which carries a price tag of Rs 12,999 in India. The new GTX 1650, in case you don't know, is the third 16-series desktop GPU from the company. With a Rs 12,999 price tag, the GTX 1650 is a perfect entry-level GPU for casual or gamers on a budget. © Nvidia As for the specs, the GeForce GTX 1650 comes with 4GB DDR5 VRAM. It features 896 CUDA cores, a boost clock of 1665MHz, and a total memory bandwidth of 128Gbps. The TDP rating on this particular card is just 75Watts, and it won't need a connector from the PSU as it draws the requisite power straight from the PCI slot. Now, let's talk performance. According to Nvidia, the GTX 1650 will offer twice as much performance compared to something like, say, the GTX 950. So, if you are someone who's using an older GPU from two or three years ago, then this would be a good GPU to look into. Apparently, you can also switch from a GTX 1050 and expect a performance boost. © EVGA As mentioned earlier, the GTX 1650 GPU will go on sale immediately from a bunch of online and offline retailers for Rs. 12,999. However, you may have to shell out a bit more cash depending on what OEMs decide to make. In addition to the GTX 1650 desktop GPU, Nvidia also announced the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 for laptops. You can expect to start seeing the laptops powered by these GPUs in the coming months with a starting price of $800. © Nvidia As for the performance of the 1060 Ti powered laptops, Nvidia says you'll be able to play all modern titles like 'Overwatch', 'PUBG', 'Apex Legends' and 'Fortnite' with frames upwards of 100fps. If you don't mind playing the aforementioned titles at 60fps, then you can also pick up the laptops powered by the GTX 1650. OEMs including Dell, Acer, ASUS Alienware, HP, MSI, etc. will start putting out laptops powered by these GPUs soon. Acer Nitro 5, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G, Dell G5, Gigabyte AERO 15, Lenovo Legion Y7000, etc. are a few of the laptops which you can start seeing in the coming months, according to Nvidia.
  9. Realme is a fairly new brand, but this hasn't stopped it from giving established brands a headache. It has launched a plethora of phones in a very short span of time and intends to become a top contender in the longer run. The company's target audience is the youth and has always marketed its phone's as an all-rounder. With the launch of Realme 3, the brand will be directly competing with Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7. Within a strict price bracket, they need to offer as much as they can, and it should go well with every type of user. This includes the design, performance, camera, software, and battery life. While we used to forgo minor cost-cutting measures, intense competition has left no space for mistakes. The previously launched Realme U1 also has a P70 processor, so what's new on the Realme 3? A lot. Not only does it come with a cheaper price tag, but it also incorporates a host of improvements in all departments. Ultimately, everyone has just one question - can it become the best budget offering? Design & Display: © MensXP/Shivam Vahia The first thing you'll notice about the phone is its design. The Realme 3 feels exceedingly plastic and basic. It doesn't even feel very solid to hold and this is the primary segment where costs have been cut massively. The Realme U1 too had a plastic construction, but it was well-built and you'd even assume the back is made of glass thanks to the reflection. On the flip side though, a plastic construction means the phone is lighter and very comfortable to hold. We have a Gradient Blue with the upper three-fourths being black and the bottom being starry blue. A slight curve on the back edges also makes it very ergonomic and the phone is built from a utilitarian point of view. © MensXP/Shivam Vahia The SIM card tray has a separate microSD card slot and the front screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. The bottom of the phone has a micro USB port for charging along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, the back has a circular fingerprint scanner that is sufficiently fast and reliable. The front sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 1520 x 720 resolution, and Corning Glass 3 for protection. The display is adequately bright but thanks to 720P resolution, sharpness goes for a toss. The colour production feels extreme, it is too saturated sometimes and often very washed out. The viewing angles are great though and it has a high screen-to-body ratio because of the water-drop style notch. Camera: © MensXP/Shivam Vahia The Realme 3 has a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear camera setup and it has two conclusions to it as well. For the average user, the setup performs just like we expect it to. There's nothing exceptional about it and we don't see any major drawbacks. The camera app has an updated UI thanks to ColorOS 6.0 and also brings in a few new modes like Nightscape and Chrome Boost. Nightscape helps in optimising low-light pictures by using multiple frames and AI-backed processing. The results were much better than we expected because it cuts down on noise and retains sharpness. The primary lens has an f/1.8 aperture and it's good to see even budget phone's taking advantage of it. Chroma Boost mode helps in increasing saturation as well as dynamic range and gets the job done perfectly. © MensXP/Shivam Vahia The portrait mode can detect edges very well and it's supported on both, the front and back cameras. Macros are wonderful and look perfectly saturated. With a landscape background, the blur or bokeh effect does tend to get too aggressive though. As I said, the camera has two conclusions: for the general user, it'll get the job done quickly. For the pro users, Realme has also added support for Google's camera 2 API, meaning you'll soon be able to use the Google Camera app and produce Pixel-like pictures. The front has a 13-megapixel sensor and obviously, there's support for AI-backed beautification. But, you can control every aspect of the edits like nose width, blush, and eye size. In broad daylight, both the cameras score well and there's no major point to crib about. © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia © MensXP/Shivam Vahia Performance & Software: A major selling point of the phone is its octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. It comes in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Our unit comes with the latter and you can see a major point of improvement in the overall experience thanks to well-optimised software. The processor is clocked at 2.1Ghz (four cores) and is blazing fast. © MensXP/Shivam Vahia You'll never see any delay in day-to-day usage and RAM management has been relatively improved as well. I was able to use Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Spotify, and one Chrome tab at a given point of time and for a budget phone, this is significantly good. Games are even more enjoyable thanks to a 720P display (a drawback becomes a benefit) and PUBG is playable at medium graphics without any considerable frame drops or stutters. Following the recent trend, it has a dedicated "gaming mode" that enhances performance on-demand and even PUBG has been deeply optimized. You also get the option of deciding between a battery saver mode, normal mode, and aggressive mode (consumes more battery). And lastly, the P70's NPU comes in very handy. With so many AI-backed features, the NPU has become a critical requirement now and it even helps in faster face unlock. © MensXP/Shivam Vahia Coming to the software, it runs on ColorOS 6.0 and is massively improved. To start with, you finally get an app drawer and many major aspects of stock Android have been retained. The notification centre looks neat and the overall running of the UI is smooth. This enables the phone to offer the goodness of pure Android and added benefits of the skin. There is some bloatware, but it's easily removable. The phone has a 4230mAh battery and is more than enough to get you through a day's heavy usage. There is no "fast charging" as such, but the 10W charger can get you to 50 per cent within an hour. The Final Say: © MensXP/Shivam Vahia Yes, Realme has cut corners with the design and display. But these are minor drawbacks that won't actually hamper your day-to-day usage. And with budget phones, the focus is always more on utility. We expected the Realme 3 to be a superior all-rounder, and it hasn't disappointed. Performance is kick-ass, the camera has some unique offerings, software is cleaner, and battery life is perfect. When compared to the competition, it can easily take on Samsung's Galaxy M10 in terms of performance and camera. The Redmi Note 7 has a better design, subjective software, and a slightly better processor. If you are on a tight budget, the 3GB version makes sense to go with. And we're glad Realme is directly taking on Xiaomi, after all, competition is healthy for the end user and provides more options to choose from!
  10. At the time, when India's tour of England was announced, no one was really interested in questioning the abilities of Virat Kohli's men in the three-match T20 and ODI series. For many, it wasn't really a challenge for a strong limited-overs side like India. The only question lingering around was: can India survive the English conditions and the seam-bowling threat posed by their opponents in the five-match Test series? We inched closer to the answer during the first Test at Edgbaston, where a stronger-than-ever India almost came close to arguably their best start to the Test series in England. The questions over Kohli's form in English conditions were laid to rest by the Indian captain through brilliant performances - 149 & 51 - in the two innings. And, the likes of Ishant Sharma (6-97) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7-121) proving their mettle. was a great sight for the Indian fans. © Reuters And, even if India ended up losing the first Test by just 31 runs, their overall performance seemed satisfactory (if not impressive). The batting woes were always there, but the Indian side looked up to the task and the fans thought that this might just be the series where they can bury the skeletons of their infamous 2014 tour. But, the fruition of a dream into reality is a process that doesn't happen overnight. As it turned out, Lord's - a stadium that is usually deemed lucky for India - witnessed one of the most shambolic and toothless performances by a team, which is currently ranked the world's no. 1 Test side. The Indian captain missed the trick by picking two specialist spinners on a track that was conducive to seam bowling. But, it was the lack of fight and character in their performance that left the Indian supporters shell-shocked. © Reuters Facing a fire-breathing James Anderson in overcast conditions, the Indian batting order fell like a pack of cards - eventually bowled out for 107 runs in the first innings. With both their spinners Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav going wicketless and the likes of Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Ishant rarely threatening the opposition batsmen, England romped to 396/7 - thanks to a surprising Chris Woakes hundred - before declaring their innings. Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don't do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch. Hope they have the confidence and mental strength to comeback from this. — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 12, 2018 Desperate to right their wrong in the second innings, the Indian batsmen once again failed to negate England's seam-bowling attack before getting bowled out at 130 and, in the process, enduring a shameful defeat of the size of an innings and 159 runs. The Indian batting performance was so poor, it beggared belief. And, the fact that Ashwin emerged as the top scorer for his team with 62 runs (in two innings), pretty much sums up the story for India. Caught in unfavourable conditions, not reading what the opposition threw saw India lose the Lord's Test tamely without showing a fight. Hopefully lessons are learnt quickly and the rest of the batsman start applying themselves going forward. — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 13, 2018 Kohli, during his post-match press conference, didn't mince words while claiming that they didn't deserve to win owing to their performance. It's not hard to guess the mood back in India where fans, pundits and even former cricketers have united to condemn the team's fiasco at the hallowed Lord's. Lack of fight has been the most disappointing aspect. This is really painful to watch. No batsman exudes any confidence. #ENGvIND — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 12, 2018 While some blamed Kohli's team selection, others came down hard on the misfiring Indian batting order. Team India's debacle in the second Test also fuelled a scathing attack on head coach Ravi Shastri, whose appointment was once again questioned by the fans on the social media. Ravi Shastri has no qualifications as a coach.Lost South Africa and about to loose England Test Series. Kohli with his ego kicked Kumble who is well respected and a winning champion for India. The entire team surrendered themselves to England . What a shame!!!! — Srinivasa Pokala (@santoshipokala1) August 13, 2018 Dear @imVkohli Kindly note that consistent defeat of #Team_India abroad in test matches will continue till your fvr8 #Ravi_Shastri is coach and u don't apologize to @anilkumble1074 sir. #INDvENG — Randheer Jha (@randheer) August 13, 2018 If Ravi shastri had his share of fun , plz start looking at world no.1 batting as England no.7 can hit century, but our star batting lineup couldn't .@RaviShastriOfc @BCCI — Ashish Kumar Singh (@Ashishorbit) August 13, 2018 Ravi Shastri as Coach is More Dangerous than Greg Chappel For Indian Cricket.@RaviShastriOfc — विиαÑ à¤¶à¥Ðºâα (@Vinayrv00) August 13, 2018 Great batsman doesn't necessarily mean good leaders. Likewise Virat Kohli, failed completely as a captain in this test series. And Ravi Shastri, the less we say, the better. #INDvsENG #Virat #Shastri — Pratibha Mehra (@Irfanomania) August 13, 2018 If Anyone Is Sacked From This Indian Team, It Must Begin With Coach Ravi Shastri. We Miss You Anil Kumble. #INDvsENG #INDvENG #ENGvIND — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 12, 2018 we are poor travellers, we cant play the swinging ball; Ravi Shastri was booed always and still is the Indian coach; we can only play on dusty bowls; shameful; even Sri Lanka and Pakistan win away tests; Anderson and Broad can be bowling coaches for India after their retirement; — risri vish (@srivicky46) August 13, 2018 They needed a knock on the Head... Getting two cosy and over-confident... Sack Ravi Shastri as the Coach and get someone professional and not a gas bag... — gopi menon (@gopsmenon_7) August 13, 2018 #RaviShastri तà¥à¤®à¤¸à¥ ना हॠपाà¤à¤à¤¾ — Sunil (@Sunil69205318) August 13, 2018 Shastri, who was India's Team Director from August 2014 to April 2016, was appointed as the head coach of the men's national team after one of the biggest controversies in Indian cricket last year. Despite a fairly successful tenure as coach, former Indian spinner Anil Kumble resigned from the position owing to an alleged fallout with captain Kohli. After a series of interviews involving foreign and domestic candidates, Shastri - heavily backed by Kohli - was eventually announced as Kumble's successor.
  11. Photo: File LONDON/NEW YORK: The world?s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of US light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging US production upends the market.Trading desks...
  12. Asif Ali Zardari/File photoLAHORE: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari lashed out at his political opponents Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan on Thursday, criticising the policies of the former and the vision of...
  13. Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple?s third child and the latest member of Britain?s royal family. Photo: AFPLONDON: Kate, the wife of Britain?s Prince William, gave birth to the...
  14. Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan (L) speaks with party leaders at his home, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/Files; Singer Ali Zafar (R) KARACHI: As Peshawar Zalmi brutally bowled out Quetta Gladiators from the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) third season, former cricketer Imran Khan had other issues to address ? something that did not sit well with some of the sports fans. Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief who continues to witness dwindling support throughout the country, may have lost some of his cricket-loving fans after he talked about the rampant "money laundering & corruption" in the country and "the rapid fall of rupee value" instead of discussing PSL. So, Ali Zafar, a Pakistani heartthrob, responded to Khan's Twitter post, saying his tweet was ill-timed and that he should, instead, "appreciate, if not participate in the joy and sentiment of the country that comes with cricket coming home". Zafar said: "Sir, we do love you for your efforts for the country but perhaps ?timing? on issues matters?" "On a day nation celebrates cricket we do expect you (as our cricket hero) to appreciate, if not participate in the joy and sentiment of the country that comes with cricket coming home", he added. "As if Sharifs' & Dar's crime of money laundering & corruption had not taken enough of a toll on the country's economy, the disastrous policies of Dar have led to the rapid fall of rupee value over the last few months, piling up the mountain of external debt for Pakistani nation," Khan had written. Rupee depreciated by ten percent in the past 100 days The rupee, which was standing on Rs105 about three and a half months ago, spiralled down to Rs115 on Tuesday It looked like Khan had not even turned on his television. Social media, on the other hand, was overjoyed, dumbfounded, and thrilled by the match. The PTI head was reacting to how the rupee has depreciated 10 percent against the US dollar over the past 100 days, spiralling down to Rs 115 on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the rupee fell a hefty four percent ? the second largest decline during the past 100 days. While speaking to Geo News earlier, a spokesperson for the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had attributed the currency's depreciation to external payment pressure. Foreign exchange experts, however, associated it with the rising current account deficit.
  15. A boy stands as an aid convoy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent drives through the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria March 5, 2018. REUTERS BEIRUT: An emergency aid convoy crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta and delivered its supplies on Friday, braving shellfire and air strikes in the area amid a fierce government offensive. The 13 food trucks allowed into the town of Douma subsequently returned to government-controlled territory, a Red Cross official in Syria said, after a senior UN official said that the bombardments had put the convoy in danger. In less than two weeks, the Syrian army has retaken nearly all the farmland in eastern Ghouta under cover of near ceaseless shelling and air strikes, leaving only a dense sprawl of towns - about half the territory - still under insurgent control. The onslaught has killed more than 1,000 people, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on Friday gave a death toll of 950 civilians in the campaign. For eastern Ghouta?s civilians, trapped in underground shelters but deprived of food and water, there is a constant dilemma - whether to seek supplies or stay inside. ?People were hopeful after the bombardment decreased and went out onto the streets. But then air strikes began again, and there are still people under the rubble that we couldn?t get out,? said Moayad al-Hafi, a man in the town of Saqba. Damascus and its main ally Moscow have both said the assault is needed to stop militant shelling of the nearby capital Damascus and end the rule of insurgents over civilians in eastern Ghouta, where some 400,000 people live.
  16. In the light of budget smartphones garnering huge success, the segment has become extremely competitive in the recent past. Companies like Honor and Lenovo are upping the ante for the top spot and have been equally successful if not more. When it comes to delivering a quality product for a price that can't be matched, Xiaomi leads the way and the Chinese company has done it again with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Budget smartphones can be tricky and Xiaomi launched two new iterations of the previous Redmi Note 4. It is a smartphone that follows an ethos that can be compared to any mid-range device and is probably the only smartphone that delivers more than it should. Here's our review of one of the most anticipated devices by Xiaomi yet. Design & Display The smartphone is Xiaomi's first device in this price range that has a 5.99-inch 18:9 display and looks very similar to the cheaper Redmi Note 5 (from the front). When it comes to design, the Redmi Note 5 is heavier, albeit sturdier, than any other budget smartphone by Xiaomi. It has rounded corners, has a rear fingerprint sensor and a unibody metal design. From the rear, the first thing you will notice is the vertical dual-camera setup reminiscent of the iPhone X's design. It protrudes just like it does on the iPhone X and has a considerable camera bump which will require you to be extra careful if you don't use a cover. This is one of our criticisms of the device, as we would have preferred the company to adopt a design that was unique and not lifted from another smartphone. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The 5.99-inch display has a full HD+ resolution; however, it seems a bit wider than other smartphones with a similar design. The display, on the other hand, does a good job at emitting true colours and has a brightness of 445 nits. The display is bright enough to view even under direct sunlight and works well just like any other LCD display. The power button and the volume button is on the left edge of the phone and is not hard to access even if you have small hands. Finally, the device has a Micro-USB port at the bottom. a speaker grille and a headphone jack. The non-inclusion of a Type-C port was one of the other disappoints we had with this device. The Note 5 Pro is the more expensive device out of the two and we feel that a Type-C port would have sealed the deal. We live in an age where smartphones need to charge quickly and a Type-C port would have made this a near perfect device. Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Xiaomi smartphones have been lagging behind when compared to the competition when it comes to camera performance. The company has been working hard to improve the camera quality on their smartphones and it can be seen in the Red Note 5 Pro. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras. The two sensors come with f/2.2 aperture and f/2.0 aperture, respectively. It comes with 1.25um sensors that enables the camera to let in more light. While testing the device, the Redmi Note 5 Pro exceeded our expectations and delivered some great images. The Portrait mode works on point and effectively blurs the background with utmost clarity. The colour reproduction is also accurate if you know how to work with the lighting in your environment. Low-light imaging is also improved and the camera takes clearer pictures as compared to its predecessor. Here are a few sample shots for your reference: The Redmi Note 5 Pro doing an awesome job for a budget smartphone. A post shared by Akshay Bhalla / Høax (@editorinchief) on Feb 19, 2018 at 11:09pm PST Performance The Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 processor and has debuted with the smartphone for the first in the world. The SoC has been made in keeping the camera in mind as it improves its capabilities and the same can be seen from our sample pictures. The processor has a lower clock speed to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor; however, it does result in better battery life. © Mensxp/Akshay Bhalla We've been testing the device for almost three weeks and we have not come across a single lag or glitch. The device can easily run games that demand higher graphics and manage day-to-day tasks with ease. We've been using the 4GB RAM variant and you can expect the 6GB variant to perform even better. When it comes to battery life, we used the device extensively for gaming and navigation purposes and the with moderate to high usage, it lasted more than 1.5 days. That is impressive for any device and this can be credited to the 4,000 mAh battery under the hood. The Final Say Starting at Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 5 pro is by far our favourite budget device of 2018. It performs well and delivers extremely good battery life that cannot be matched by any other budget device at the moment. The camera on the device is a delight to shoot with and you can expect to improve with upcoming updates. It's probably the only device out there that does not cost a bomb and leave you satisfied with your purchase at the end of the day.
  17. 25 minutes is not a lot of time. It probably takes me longer than that to mentally prepare myself to start working after reaching office. And, admit it, almost everyone spends more time than that in the toilet (but, don't do that, your rectum might fall out). We don't even get our pizzas delivered in 25 minutes, but we might soon be able to travel from Mumbai to Pune in that much time. Well, the future really is here, I guess. Forget the Mumbai-Pune expressway, if Richard Branson and the Virgin Group come through, a hyperloop linking the two cities will cut down travel time to 25 minutes, or even less. And, the best part is that it just sounds expensive, but it actually isn't. So basically, Hyperloop is a train service that will load passengers and cargo that will accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The pod will lift above the track using magnetic levitation and just glide at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag. “Individual ports of the loop will go inside individual gates of the (proposed) airport, reducing travel time further. The project will leapfrog Maharashtra into a transport hub,” said Branson. With this technology, different cities in the country could basically just become like metro stops, and honestly, nothing says advancement better than that. If time really is money, imagine how much money we would actually save in that sense. But, we will have to wait for a few years to travel in the most convenient and comfortable way. The Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop will probably become a reality in five to seven years. This Hyperloop One technology in the early stages of commercialisation as of now. Moreover, India might just become the first market for Hyperloop One, ahead of the Middle East, Northern Europe and the US, where the company is considering rolling out its service. “Possibly, India may have this track as the first operationalized route, though Dubai is competing close,” Branson said. “The Pune-Mumbai route is an ideal first corridor as part of a national hyperloop network.” Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd said, “We have always believed that India would be a tremendous market for hyperloop. The Pune-Mumbai route is one of the strongest economic cases we have seen to-date.”
  18. RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Sunday participated in Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During the dialogue, General Hayat delivered a talk on ?International Campaign Against Terrorism?, the ISPR said in a statement. On the occasion, the JCSC chairman held bilateral meetings with various civil and military leaders participating in the event, it said. General Hayat also held a meeting with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.
  19. <p class="MsoNormal">The second episode of ‘Game Of Thrones' season 7 wasn't exactly high on adrenaline rush. While we just can't keep calm over Daenerys' aggressive narcissism and the epic conversation that follows between her and Jon, the real punch was delivered by none other than Lady Olenna, the show's official badass.</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy anim-gif imwidth-500" title="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass" data-gif_image="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/lady-olenna-gif-1501510351.gif" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/lady-olenna-gif-1501510351.gif" alt="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/lady-olenna-gif-1501510351.gif" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Even though Cersei takes over Highgarden, defeating House Tyrell, she couldn't win over sassy granny Olenna. Lady Tyrell has been quite a handful ever since she was introduced in the show. But her parting shot to Cersei was the most fiery comeback ever used in the show. Safe to say she is the official badass on<a href="http://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/gossip/38148-12-sassy-game-of-thrones-insults-that-are-more-savage-than-dragon-fire.html " target="_blank"> GoT.</a></p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image1-1501510396.jpg" alt="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image1-1501510396.jpg" />(C) HBO</p> <p>Not an iota of fear on her face and not a hint of regret, she reveals to Jaime how she got his son Joffery killed on his wedding day. “I want her to know it was me,” she says with satisfaction writ all over her face. What a way to go!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Mic drop!</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">You may have killed me, but I killed your son. Peace. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameofThrones?src=hash">#GameofThrones</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThronesYall?src=hash">#ThronesYall</a> <a href="https://t.co/whwD66mE3M">pic.twitter.com/whwD66mE3M</a></p> — Emily (@ejweeks) <a href="https://twitter.com/ejweeks/status/891841711340748800">July 31, 2017</a> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Even though she receives the kindest death on ‘Game of Thrones', she manages to be turn the tables on her murderer. Jaime bragging about how he talked Cersei out of giving Olenna a cruel death is the most ironic fails on the show.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Best farewell speech eva!</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Episode: Anyone have any last words?<br /><br />Lady Olenna: I've got a few.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/90wh0NKSvC">pic.twitter.com/90wh0NKSvC</a></p> — Penelope ðë¿ð³ð (@dailyunnie) <a href="https://twitter.com/dailyunnie/status/891883624584237056">July 31, 2017</a> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Cersei's got competition</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Cersei: Nobody could execute a more vicious revenge than me.<br /><br />Olenna: Hold my glass of poisoned wine. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gots7?src=hash">#gots7</a></p> — GoT Things (@GoTthings_) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoTthings_/status/891864413543833600">July 31, 2017</a> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">That's how you make your enemies see red</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Olenna: So this will b a super chill death?<br />Jamie: Totes<br />Olenna: *chugs poison* I killed ur son, pass it on.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DemThrones?src=hash">#DemThrones</a> <br />Me: <a href="https://t.co/S4lrYJGiFn">pic.twitter.com/S4lrYJGiFn</a></p> — Alaina Urquhart (@AlainaToTheMax) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlainaToTheMax/status/891872038314553345">July 31, 2017</a> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Throwback to the time when she throws shade on Cersei</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">RIP Olenna Tyrell. I will remember you like this. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThones7?src=hash">#GameOfThones7</a> <a href="https://t.co/6DgMjnc1b1">pic.twitter.com/6DgMjnc1b1</a></p> — Veinor (@_Veinor) <a href="https://twitter.com/_Veinor/status/891842587635707905">July 31, 2017</a> <p>That's right</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">The true savage in the 7 kingdoms ð <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameofThrones?src=hash">#GameofThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/WFagvBddl0">pic.twitter.com/WFagvBddl0</a></p> — Game of Thrones (@ItsGoTQuote) <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsGoTQuote/status/891970194272333824">July 31, 2017</a> <p>Tell them I had the last word</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Talking smack straight to the grave. Rest in shade, Lady Olenna. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/Upc7Bj0fqX">pic.twitter.com/Upc7Bj0fqX</a></p> — Michelle Romano (@michellleromano) <a href="https://twitter.com/michellleromano/status/891842934815035394">July 31, 2017</a> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Lady Olenna went down like the OG she is, petty and to the point. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameofThrones?src=hash">#GameofThrones</a> ðð¾ <a href="https://t.co/STKgXLCd4D">pic.twitter.com/STKgXLCd4D</a></p> — Alisa D. (@AlisaD_77) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlisaD_77/status/891857890537074694">July 31, 2017</a> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy anim-gif imwidth-500" title="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass " data-gif_image="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/olenna-1501510931.gif" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/olenna-1501510931.gif" alt="Olenna's Parting Shot To Cersei Makes Her The Official GoT Badass " src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/olenna-1501510931.gif" /></p>
  20. Xiaomi’s latest offering in the ultra-budget smartphone bracket comes in the form of the Redmi 4 that has the potential to disrupt the norm of all budget smartphones. The Redmi Note 4 was one of the most revered budget smartphones that broke all sorts of records, however, we feel the Chinese company's latest offering is a true marvel. © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma The smartphone offers a great design and performance that matches mid-tier phones and has a battery life that can last for days. Priced between Rs 6,999 and Rs 10,999, the smartphone is the premium looking smartphone everyone wanted in the affordable category. It replaces the Redmi 3S Prime as this year’s upgrade. The Redmi 4 may be an upgrade of its predecessors but we feel it's so much more than that. Design Language © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma We could not help but notice that the smartphone had taken inspiration from the Redmi Note 4 and it isn't necessarily a bad thing. It has a sleek metal unibody and looks sturdy enough to take brutal fall damage. The metal finish is accompanied by curved edges which ergonomically improves the gripping of the smartphone. Right off the bat, the smartphone gives you the premium feel that most Xiaomi users are accustomed to. The front panel is a 2.5D curved glass which adds to the premium look and feel. © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma The fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear of the smartphone, right below the camera sensor. The camera sensor sits right above the antenna line which is exactly the same as the Redmi Note 4. The smartphone is 8.6mm thick, weighs in at 150g and is just 139.2mm long. The smartphone is available in two colours i.e. Gold and Black, however, we prefer the black version since it looks very classy. Operating System and User Interface © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma My favourite thing about any Xiaomi smartphone is their custom UI. I used to flash my Galaxy S3 and load it up it MIUI back in the day. The UI on the Redmi 4 is easy to use and is based on Android 6.0. The operating system lets the user do a lot of customisations where you have a choice of a plethora of themes and wallpapers to suit your needs. The UI is packed with other features such as Second Space, Lite Mode, Dual Apps, Fingerprint Lock for apps and Do-Not-Disturb. All in all, the software on the smartphone runs flawlessly and made our experience easier than expected with no glitches and unexpected crashes. Performance © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma The Redmi 4 has 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor. Thanks to the software, we did not notice any glitches or lags while performing daily tasks. Multi-tasking and launching of apps were fairly smooth and there wasn’t any noticeable overheating during gaming sessions. Having said that, the smartphone would face a few glitches when playing heavy duty games like 'Injustice 2', however, if you plan to play light games such as 'Pokemon Go' or 'Super Mario Run', you’re good to go. In fact, we would recommend this smartphone for 'Pokemon Go' players simply because of the immense battery life on this smartphone. Camera © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma The Redmi 4 has a 13 MP rear camera sensor with phase auto detection auto-focus. To be honest, we did not expect the smartphone to take good pictures, simply due to the fact it is a budget smartphone and companies tend to sacrifice quality in this department. However, we were astonished to see how the Redmi 4 performed during our photography test. The pictures were above average in most cases but also took some amazing shots if we played around with the manual mode. Here are few sample photos for your reference: © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma You can see from these images that the smartphone can take good pictures in well-lit environments and performs well with dynamic range. However, the camera would sacrifice details and wash out colours in low-light settings. The Redmi 4’s camera is certainly an improvement from its predecessors and we hope the company can figure out a way to make low-light imaging a better experience. To be honest, the smartphone fares well for a budget smartphone, however, we feel that Xiaomi can dominate this segment simply by delivering a stupendous camera in their smartphones. Battery Life © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma Xiaomi is known to deliver smartphones that have incredible battery life and the Redmi 4 is no exception to that fact. The smartphone has excellent battery life and we can confidently say that is the marquee feature of the smartphone. The Redmi 4 is packed with a 4,100 mAH battery and it seems like Xiaomi has done an excellent job in this department. So much so that this the selling point of the smartphone. We used the Redmi 4 extensively which involved many phone calls, texting, gaming, 4G Internet browsing, Music streaming and a lot of photography. We managed to make the smartphone last for almost two days and when using the smartphone extensively with certain apps that drain the battery, the smartphone effectively lasted for 17 hours. The Final Say © MensXP/Samiksha Sharma If you are looking to spend less than INR 10,000 or want to buy a secondary smartphone, the Red 4 should be on the top of your list. The smartphone has a very elegant and refined design and performs well even when strained with daily tasks such as gaming and photography. The phone can last for days due to the massive battery capacity and is available for a price that cannot be matched by any other smartphone company.
  21. Michy Batshuayi's late goal clinched the Premier League title for Chelsea as they beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Friday but they were made to fight all the way for the victory they craved at The Hawthorns. Chelsea were suffering some late nerves as West Brom threatened to prolong the title race but substitute Batshuayi prodded home the winner after 82 minutes to spark wild celebrations from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The victory, Chelsea's 28th of the season, put the long-time league leaders 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have only three games left to play. Italian Conte is only the fourth manager to win the Premier League title at the first attempt, emulating his Stamford Bridge predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as well as Manuel Pellegrini who achieved the feat with Manchester City.
  22. Katrina Kaif, one of the biggest names in the industry right now has left everyone applauding with a powerful speech about women and the hardships they go through. She was invited to the WeUnite conference recently and she took the opportunity to walk up to the stage, grab the mic and address the elephant in the room. BollywoodNow Evils often brushed under the carpet, domestic violence and marital rape are more common than you can even imagine. Sexism is real and there couldn’t be a more desperate time for feminism. Katrina Kaif addressed the women of India and spoke about how they need to put their foot down and stand up for their own rights. She even went on to state some startling facts about marital rape and gender inequality and it puts into perspective, how cruel the world is to women. “I would urge more women to speak up. It is not okay to feel inferior or weak, because we are not the weaker *** by any stretch of imagination. On a daily basis there are shocking stories about the violent crimes made against women. Yet, I can only imagine how many other crimes against women in India go unreported.” Katrina Kaif said. BollywoodNow The internet is impressed, Katrina. Take a bow!
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