Supreme Court prohibits sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR
Supreme Court has announced a decision to ban the sale of firecrackers in the metropolitan city Delhi due to festival of Diwali. This verdict of Supreme Court has impressed the doctors as well as environmentalists. They articulated belief that it would help to make a moderately cleaner Diwali in 2017.
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision on ban of firecrackers’ auction in Delhi-NCR. In the month of October, this decision may provide some reprieve from the continuous air pollution in Delhi. But, the pollution levels in north India are several times upper than the normal level during the winter months. Moreover, we also require looking at a stricter, inclusive and time-bound step to speak to all basis of air pollution across India,’ Greenpeace India stated.
Every body parts get influenced due to the increase of pollution, affirmed Dr. Sandeep Nayar, HOD.
“Health problems including asthma have increased in the capital and there is no uncertainty that such diseases might get increase in coming days too,” asserted Dr. Nayar.
Dr. S. P. Byotra, chairman and head, Department of Internal Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital stated, “Of all the other factors, open field burning is responsible for 12% to 25% of particulate pollution in Delhi. Fall in wind speed is making the situation worse. We are witnessing almost 40% to 50% increase in OPD patients with respiratory problems. Wearing pollution mask, controlling indoor air quality and using air purifiers at home may give some relief to such patients.”
The specialists affirmed that the air quality worsens radically at the time of Diwali as a solid layer of smog combined with hazardous chemicals surround the city.
“The concentrations of ultra-fine PM2.5 reach as high as 1,000 ug/m3, nearly 17 times the safe limit of 60 ug/m3. The levels are usually highest in the early mornings and late evenings. Morning joggers, schoolchildren, and elderly are more vulnerable to such highly toxic smog,’’ asserted Dr. Puneet Khanna, senior consultant and head, Department of Interventional Pulmonology stated.
Last year, Delhi’s air pollution levels were noted in a category of “severe” pollution. It was recorded at an average of PM 2.5 level and more than 700g/m³.
Over 10 people killed as destructive fires sweep in California wine country
California: A dreadful incident occurred on Monday in the northern California’s wine nation when a destructive fire scourge by strong winds brush, killing over 10 people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and feeling over 20,000 people from their houses.
Governor Jerry Brown announced crisis for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, surrounding some of the nation’s prime wine-manufacturing areas, as blazes raged unrestrained and engulfed the region in thick, billowing smoke that glided south into the San Francisco Bay area.
As per the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), the sonoma County tire the brunt of the wounded, with seven killed confirmed there, according to the sheriff’s department. 2 others killed in Napa province and 1 in Mendocino County.
Details on the situation of those killed were not instantly accessible from local officials. Officials further revealed that the two hospitals were compulsory to rescue in Sonoma County. As per the CalFire representatives Daniel Berlant late on Sunday night, numerous fighters clash wind gusts in surplus of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) that quickly extend 15 separate wildfires crossways 73,000 acres in northern California as erupting.
Around 1,500 homes and commercial buildings have been shattered all through the area. On Monday a destructive fire set on fire homes in the prosperous Anaheim Hills neighborhood of Southern California’s Orange County, prompting evacuations there. Officials further revealed that the reason of fire have not yet determined.
Vidya Balan starrer film ‘Tumhari Sulu’ to release on November 17
Bold actress Vidya Balan is ready to comeback in a film after a long gap. The actress is very excited for her forthcoming flick ‘Tumhari Sulu’. The fresh reports associated with this movie revealed that the film will hit the theatres on November 17. Earlier, it was being said that the film will go on the floors on November 24. Later, it is affirmed that the film will release on December 1, 2017. But now, it has been finalized. The movie will clash with Amitabh Bachchan- Rishi Kapoor film “101 not out” and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie “Padmavati”.
For the third time, the filmmakers have changed the release date of film. It is “November 17”.
In the upcoming film, Vidya Balan will essay character of a straightforward actress who goes on to become a late night RJ at a Radio Station. The actress has earlier played a role of Radio Jockey in Sanjay Dutt movie ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT unveiled in India at Rs 4.39 Lakh
Automobile manufacturer company Mahindra has now introduced the new Mahindra KUV100 facelift in India and has been priced at Rs 4.39 lakh (ex-showroom price, New Delhi). The new Mahindra KUV100 NXT will be accessible in four versions that are K2, K4, K6, and K8 with + (plus) options from previous and the top-end K8 variant and reaches with a price tag of Rs 7.33 lakh (ex-showroom price, New Delhi) for the diesel version.
|Variant||Petrol Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||Diesel Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|K2||4.39 Lakh||5.39 Lakh|
|K2+||4.79 Lakh||5.63 Lakh|
|K4+||5.24 Lakh||6.11 Lakh|
|K6+||6.04 Lakh||6.95 Lakh|
|K8||6.40 Lakh||7.33 Lakh|
Talking about the features, the new Mahindra KUV100 NXT design remains mainly unaffected and some modifications are different and noticeable to the exterior. The car attains revised headlamps and an updated front bumper, which reaches with a new mesh. Its plastic cladding in the fog lamps and a faux skid plate ended in brushed aluminum is also seen at the front and rear.
At the rear, the new Mahindra car reaches with new clear lens taillights with chrome bezels inside and black highlights, with updates bumper in line with the front part.
The interior of the new Mahindra KUV100 NXT car cabin attains a new all-black treatment with brushed silver inserts for premium touch and the lower trims attains grey interiors. At the front, the top-end K8 model reaches with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with audio and navigation assists and the safety measures comprise ABS with EBD, dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Under the hood, there are no alterations in the new car as it carries to be motorized by the similar 1.2-litre all-aluminum mFalcon G80 3-cylinder petrol motor that generates 82bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. The oil burner will have a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged common-rail diesel engine that is mFalcon D75, which expands 77bhp with 190Nm of torque.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 set to launch in India today
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi set to launch the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 in India today. At the launch event in New Delhi on Monday, online trader Flipkart released theat the new smartphone will be exclusively accessible in India on its own platform. The highlight of the new smartphone is its bezel-less display.
The new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 introduecd in 3RAM and storage space version – 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage space at CNY 3,299 (around Rs. 32,300), 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage space reaches with a price tag of CNY 3,599 (aroung Rs. 35,300), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage space will be priced at CNY 3,999 (around Rs. 39,200). The corporation had launched the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage space, and a full ceramic body, at CNY 4,699 (around Rs. 46,000).
Talking about the features, the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 sports a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio) LCD display with a pixel density of 403ppi, assists for DCI-P3 colour gamut and no ‘upper lip’ above display.
The new smartphone has a frame built out of 7-Series aluminium apart from an 18K gold plated camera ring and also has ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’ that resonates sound through the display and frame, totally hiding the speaker itself. It is a dual-SIM smartphone (Nano-SIM) and a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
The dual rear camera comprises two 12-megapixel sensors, one with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and another with an f/2.6 telephoto lens, offering 4-axis OIS. It has 16-megapixel front camera with 2-micron pixels, up to 128GB of inbuilt storage space that isn’t expandable via microSD card.
The smartphone further packs 3500mAh battery and the connectivity options comprise 4G VoLTE support, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C.
The board sensors comprise accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, an infrared sensor, and proximity sensor and measures 152.6×73.95×7.6mm and weigh 163 grams.