Oppo Given Green Clearance to Set Up Manufacturing Unit in Noida

Oppo Given Green Clearance to Set Up Manufacturing Unit in Noida

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has been given green clearance to set up a mobile manufacturing unit in Greater Noida at a cost of Rs. 2,200 crores, a senior government official said. The Union Environment Ministry has granted the environment clearance to its Indian subsidiary Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd for the proposed project. “The clearance has been given to the Oppo’s project after taking into account the views of an expert green panel. It is subject to compliance of certain conditions,” the government official said. The environment clearance certificate has already been…

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Vivo V5s Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available at Rs. 15,990

Vivo V5s Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available at Rs. 15,990

HIGHLIGHTS The new price tag is applicable to both offline and online channels Vivo V5s was launched in April at Rs. 18,990 It’s powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC and has 4GB of RAM The Vivo V5s has received a permanent price cut in India and will now be available for a new price tag of Rs. 15,990. The Vivo V5s, originally launched in April at a price of Rs. 18,990, had received its first official price cut to Rs. 17,990, back in July this year. The revised pricing of Rs. 15,990 seems to be…

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today

HIGHLIGHTS Launch event to be followed by screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition to be available from December 15 Sports a white back panel, Star Wars logo, and red Alert Slider Announced earlier this month, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, will be released at an event in Mumbai on December 14 at 7pm. OnePlus, in collaboration with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will showcase the smartphone at a special event at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai. After the launch event, a special screening of…

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Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert holds a press conference to release his proposed 2018 budget at Davis Technical College in Kaysville on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017.Funding public education systems is not inexpensive. More so, supporting high-quality schools in a state with a young, increasingly diverse and growing population means adequate resources are more critical today than ever before. While Utah has held education funding steady in recent years, our investment is not strong enough for every child to succeed. Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert released his…

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How Education Fared in Congress’s Tax Deal Compromise: Teacher Tax Deductions, Charter Financing & 3 More Noteworthy Fixes

How Education Fared in Congress’s Tax Deal Compromise: Teacher Tax Deductions, Charter Financing & 3 More Noteworthy Fixes

President Donald Trump listens as a family describes how the Republican tax reform legislation will help their taxes during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2017. (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Weeks after fighting over tax reform — including pitched battles involving several education issues — GOP leadership released a final compromise late last week. On higher education, the bill ultimately didn’t include provisions that alarmed college and university leaders the most, like taxing graduate students’ tuition benefits. It does include a…

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The week in health care, explained

The week in health care, explained

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Doug Jones probably saved most of Obamacare It’s really hard to imagine a scenario in which Republicans can repeal Obamacare with a 51-seat Senate majority when they couldn’t do it with a 52-seat majority. Doug Jones might have ended Obamacare repeal for good when he won the Alabama Senate seat on Tuesday. The two Republican…

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Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million (roughly Rs. 2,513 crores) in Finisar that it will use to build out a plant in Sherman, Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as Face ID, Animojis, and Portrait-mode selfies. The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing Fund” to foster innovation and create jobs, Apple said in a statement. Finisar will use the funds to transform a shuttered, 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Texas to a facility developing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips. “VCSELs power some of…

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Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth Headphones With 18-Hour Battery Life Launched in India

Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth Headphones With 18-Hour Battery Life Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Elite 25e feature a one-touch button for Siri and Google Assistant They are IP54 rated and have a battery life of up to 18 hours The Jabra Elite 25e is priced at Rs. 3,999 Jabra has launched a new pair of Bluetooth headphones called the Elite 25e, which is priced at Rs. 3,999. The headphones will be available starting Tuesday from offline retail stores like Croma and other Jabra authorised resellers, as well as online through Amazon India. The biggest highlight feature here is the 18-hour battery life,…

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Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple’s trying out something entirely new starting Thursday: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually sponsored one itself. The move underscores Apple’s focus on using its products for health care. “Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health…

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Tesla’s Record-Breaking Giant Battery Officially Launched in Australia

Tesla’s Record-Breaking Giant Battery Officially Launched in Australia

The world’s biggest battery was officially launched in Australia on Friday, a day after the Elon Musk-driven project was powered up early to meet demand amid a bout of hot weather, officials said. Musk’s Tesla built the Powerpack system, which can provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes, to ease South Australia’s energy woes after the state was hit with a total blackout in 2016 following an “unprecedented” storm. The maverick billionaire earlier this year offered on Twitter to build the battery farm, and completed it last week to narrowly beat his self-imposed deadline of…

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